Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa All Inclusive
What We Love
- Unlike other all-inclusives, no garish wristbands
- The resort welcomes all: families, friends, couples, and singles
- Generous inclusions like unlimited top-shelf spirits and 24-hour room service
- The global reach of the restaurants, from Asia to Italy
What To Know
- The all-inclusive model might not suit everyone
- Spa treatments are not included in the rate
- Reservations aren’t required for any of the restaurants
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Dreams Huatulco is geared towards romance-seeking couples, who can exchange sweet nothings over grilled lobster at the adults-only oceanfront Oceana restaurant, and children, who are amply entertained at the Explorer’s Club, a fully supervised kid’s club that includes adventures like beach camping. As at most Mexican all-inclusives, the vibe skews young (or at least young at heart), so expect the party to continue on into the night at the many bars and lounges, some of which offer theme nights, music, and other diversions. But decompression is also on the menu: try a water lily after-sun soothing wrap or a vinotherapy massage at the spa.
In the Area
The state of Oaxaca is blessed with natural beauty galore, from lush jungle to mountains to pristine beaches, so be sure to tear yourself away from the resort long enough to experience some of it. The stunning Copalita waterfalls, and the Copalita Eco-Archeological Park, which contains several ruins and temples, are worth a day trip. Get caffeinated at one of the region’s coffee plantations, like La Gloria, which also offers home-cooked meals.
How to Get There
We (my Wife and Daughter) stayed at Dreams resort with another family visiting from Los Angeles, and we really enjoyed our stay. Food options are great, pools and plentiful, and the beaches and bay are beautiful right in front of the resort. The only drawback over the neighboring Barcelo was the evening shows were not quite as entertaining or elaborate, and the show were held outside in an open airspace, while the Barcelo was in an Air Conditioned theatre. While the Dreams was a nicer complex, the Barcelo had much better (and comfortable) entertainment. Also, interesting how this resort seems to market to only the Canadian tourist, as we were probably the only Americans (and surfers) in the resort. Canadian like to drink (especially when it is all inclusive), and many are sunburnt after their first day, but they are very nice people and fun to be around.
Holy Beach Views. The Dinner accommodations for big groups Is great, we were 18 total. We upgraded to Preferred Club. You get to order TOP SHELF and you also have access to a snack lounge on the 6th floor. Very convenient when you don’t want to wait. 24 Hour unlimited room Service. The pools are amazing. There is 2 adult pools. The beach has vendors selling stuff and ladies who offer to braid your hair for such a low price. I was getting my hair braided every morning LOL. Chairs get limited after noon but they start to open up around 3pm and up. It’s not packed at all and the waiters are all very humble and helpful. The Japanese restaurant is OMG to die for! They have barbecue rigs ahh so delicious. Eliceo the waitress there was so nice ! And Ubaldo the bartender at the lobby was the BEST! He was so helpful to when it came to answering all our questions. He even went to say bye to us when we were leaving ! Alejandro the pool server was so nice and honest too. I left some glasses at the beach and he found me two days later to tell me he had recovered them ! All and al this place was amazing and I will definitely go back ! The room was small but everything else makes up for it. Emma and Magda the cleaning ladies where exceptional. They clean your room twice a day ! Are room was never dirty ! I could literally go on and on but seriously pick this hotel ! This place feels so save also! Also everything is so cheap ! Compared to Cancun and other famous tourist places this is literally so cheap. The banana was $10 each. To braid my hair it was about $8-12 dollars depending on style. We took family pictures that was about $100 dollars but he printed hard copies and also a CD. A taxi ride to down town shopping was $4-5 dollars round trip !
Beach: First time visiting the Pacific side of Mexico and must say it is so much better than the Gulf. Beach was exceptionally clean no seaweed or bad smells. There are birds like the Yucatán, but not bad. Only saw one iguana. Pools were kept clean and they did a great job keeping the kids out of the adult pool.
Room: We opted for an ocean-view and it didn’t disappoint. We paid for Preferred Club too, but besides the lounge we didn’t see the true advantage nor could we tell if access was truly “preferred”. The beds are far from comfortable and are full-sized not queen. Would be nice if they offered adjoining rooms when you have kids. Double beds are too small to share and the mattresses are extremely uncomfortable!
Food: was average. If you’ve had resort food once you’ve had it all. The only stand out was Himitsu, the Asian restaurant.
As for our renewal, we could not have asked for a better experience. Sandy, planner and Fredy, photographer were fantastic! They are the only reason for the 4-star rating, rather than 3.
Only drawback was the lack of English speaking staff. Announcements were only made in Spanish and not geared toward English-speaking guests. We had this unfortunate experience both on and off the resort!
On a whole Dreams Huatulco is a hidden gem and not overcrowded! We will return but not too soon.