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Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa

Blvd. Kukulkan Km 8,5. Zona Hotelera | Cancun 77500  [SEE MAP]Cancun  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Numerous on-site eateries and activities
Rooms are on the smaller side
Situated on a northern portion of Cancun's Hotel Zone, Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa flanks the Caribbean Sea, meaning that many of its guest rooms boast views of the Caribbean and Isla Mujeres. Accommodations come appointed with satellite TVs, iPod docking stations, upscale bath products and minibars stocked daily with beer and soft drinks, though several recent guests wished the rooms were larger and a bit more updated. When you're ready to venture outside of your digs for a bit of excitement, you can take an excursion to Playa del Carmen. Or if you came to Cancun to relax in the sun, claim a spot at the resort's 650-foot private beach, take a dip in one of two pools or perfect your swing at the nearby Playa Mujeres Golf Club (the hotel offers complimentary greens fees). When hunger sets in, you can fill up on Italian, French or Mexican specialties at one of nine on-site restaurants and cafes.
Hotel Class
Property Type
All-inclusive resort, 438 rooms
Primary View
Bay, Neighborhood, Ocean
Traditional, Modern



  • 4.0Hotel Class

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Critic Reviews


The 438-room upscale Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive resort that's on the smaller side for Cancun, with just two pools, though the white-sand beach with calm, shallow waters is a highlight when compared to many of the public beaches where seaweed runs rampant along the sands.

USA Today


In 2010, Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa was named Mexico's Leading Family Resort and Mexico's Leading Spa Resort by the World Travel Awards.

Huffington Post


This oh-so-plush resort landed on Conde Nast Traveler's list of Top 10 Resorts in Mexico for good reason. Start with larger-than-average rooms and all-inclusive pricing, then add in a terrific kids' club, five restaurants and an enormous pool and you've got a winner for families.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 8205 have reviewed the Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 8205 reviews 4.5 (based on 8205 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms feature modern, dark wooden furnishings decorated in neutral tones and offer ocean views in every room. All accommodations include MP3 docking stations, flat-screen TVs with DVD players, coffee makers and minibars refreshed daily with beer, soft drinks, juices and bottled water. Some accommodations come with private, furnished balconies.
  • All-inclusive rate includes meals, select alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, refreshed in-room minibar, pool services, use of nonmotorized water sports, live nightly entertainment, kids club and more

Standard room size350 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa sits on a stretch of beach in the Cancun Hotel Zone, within walking distance of a huge array of dining, entertainment and shopping options. The entire strip, Kukulcan Boulevard, is accessible via taxi or bus, although traffic may be heavy given that this is Cancun's most popular tourist spot.
  • About 15 miles northeast of Cancun International Airport
  • Car rental services can be arranged at the hotel
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


With nine restaurants and cafes to choose from, plus four bars, guests at Dreams Sands Cancun have plenty of options. The six a la carte venues include Olio, which serves Mediterranean dishes, and Portofino, an Italian restaurant. Bordeaux offers French fare, El Patio serves Mexican and Himitsu's menu is comprised of Pan-Asian dishes. In addition, the World Café serves an international buffet, and the Barefoot Grill is a casual option for poolside snacks. The beachside sushi and ceviche bar is especially popular, while Waves & Sands is an adults-only venue.
  • Private candlelit beach dinners can be arranged
  • Unlimited spirits at bars and lounges

Number of restaurants9

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, Italian, American, Mexican, French, Greek

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The resort hosts two pools, a main one that overlooks the ocean and another one that is more secluded and away from the main pool. The main pool features a swim-up bar, a wading area and an abundance of lounge chairs. The resort has its own private, 650-foot stretch of beach, also equipped with a bar, wait service and chaise chairs with palapas.
  • Water sport rentals are available on the beach
  • Water and beach volleyball offered
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Dreams Spa by Pevonia offers facial, body and massage treatments in private cabins. Guests can utilize the sauna and steam room, in addition to a relaxation lounge, and receive waxing, hair and nail treatments in the salon. The facilities also include large Jacuzzi tubs and private showers.
  • Spa packages available
  • Open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


The Explorer's Club caters to kids between the ages of 3 and 12, and offers daily supervised activities both indoors and out. Activities include arts and crafts, movies on the beach, sandcastle competitions and weekly campouts. For kids between the ages of 13 and 17, there is the Core Zone Teens Club, which features video games, computer stations, weekly bonfires and space for games like foosball and Ping-Pong.
  • Babysitting available for an additional fee
  • Explorer's Club is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Core Zone Teens Club is open daily from 2 to 8 p.m.; nightly social events are held from 8:30 p.m. to midnight
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The fitness center includes cardio machines and strength-training equipment, as well as free weights and exercise balls. Yoga classes are offered, and guests can also take advantage of Caribbean dance lessons and use of water sport rentals, including kayaks and Hobie Cats. Introductory scuba diving lessons are also available, along with a jogging path, pool and beach volleyball and lighter activities like pool, darts, an ocean trampoline and board games.
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    Meeting planners are on hand to plan events, and specialize in theme parties and dinners if the meeting party is interested. While meeting rooms aren't available, the on-site restaurants, pool area, terrace and beach can accommodate groups with up to 100 guests.
      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available


      The resort offers three wedding packages that include services such as an assigned wedding coordinator, flowers, cake, free anniversary nights and more. Weddings can be held on the beach, pool area or terrace and can only accommodate parties between 20 and 100 guests.
      • Honeymoon packages are also available

      Maximum wedding guest capacity100

      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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