Sour: My wife and I booked a three night mini-moon to Cabo San Lucas shortly after our wedding weekend. Arriving at the airport in Cabo is always a little hectic; timeshare representatives and private drivers are eager to have the chance to sell you on a “deal”. We kept walking and made it out to the Apple Vacations representatives, who after 20 minutes led us to the shuttle that was included in our package. From there, it was a quick 15 minute drive to our Dreams resort.
Sweet: Cabo was an easy choice for us, flight time is a quick two hours from Los Angeles and this beach side paradise offers something for everyone. Last year, we enjoyed ourselves so much at the adults only Secrets Puerto Los Cabos that we decided to give another brand from the AMResorts collection a try. We booked the sister property Dreams which features an Unlimited-Luxury® program that included unlimited dining, top-shelf beverages, 24/7 room service, and numerous activities such as movie nights, pirate shows, dance lessons, yoga and more!
Sour: While Dreams is romantic, and the rooms are all suites, there are children allowed at the resort making for a mixed environment of family vacationers, wedding parties, and couples too. This is an exceptional place for families to stay, but for couples only I would more so recommend an adults only resort such as Secrets. I enjoyed the extra-large rain shower in our bathroom, but would have also liked to have a soaking tub available.
Sweet: Similar to Secrets, the food was a big highlight with quality, freshness, and service above most all-inclusive resorts. Restaurants consisted of Italian, French, Mexican, seafood, a snack and coffee bar, and the buffet. The option of ordering room service 24 hours a day was also very fun.
Sour: My wife and I are not the biggest eaters, but we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experiences. The giant quesadilla, ceviche and chilaquiles are fun Mexican classics, and I was also very impressed by the duck, filet, and the seafood pasta. We were fortunate to visit during the off-season with fewer guests; meaning no lines at the restaurants, and only occasional crowding at the large main pool. I’m glad that my wife encouraged me to pack long khaki pants, because some of the restaurants had a dress code.
Sweet: The main infinity pool provided a beautiful view to the beach and ocean, a water slide that dropped down to a small children’s pool, and a large Jacuzzi. The main pool was the spot to be! Here, guests enjoyed music, endless cocktails at the swim up bar and loungers, and lunch under an umbrella.
Sour: I preferred the large adults only pool that was more serene with fewer guests. The beach in front of the Dreams resort is not swimmable, but still offers plenty of relaxation. Taking a walk sounded like a good idea, but the sun in Cabo is strong and was almost too much to handle. By the time we finished our walk, we were starting to turn red and needed to cool down quickly. There were local vendors walking by with horses, but the scorching temperatures seemed unpleasant for this and many other outdoor activities.
Sweet: Laying on a lounge chaise under an umbrella, and sipping on a Miami Vice after a cool dip in the pool really helped us cool down after our 30 minute beach walk. Service was quick with a smile everywhere on the resort grounds.
Sour: A four to five night stay would have helped me to feel more relaxed, but it was still worth the trip for three nights. While Secrets is more our style – for just the two of us, this upscale resort was more than enjoyable. Next time we consider a trip to Mexico, we will look into other AMResort properties, such as the modern and chic adults only Breathless.
Sweet: If you are looking for the best place to spend a family holiday, then dream no further…Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort and Spa will is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser! With such little time and quick sunburns, we didn’t get the chance to experience the spa or take in close-by excursions. but, we are still dreaming about our mini-moon and looking forward to the next dream…whatever that may be.
“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.”
– Douglas H. Everett