"This was by far the best getaway my husband and I have taken together in over 20 years. I have food allergies and can have pretty severe reactions. Th ... " More

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Hotel Description

An all-inclusive stay in Avenida Kukulkan awaits you at Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive. Within steps you'll find Cancun Convention Center and Plaza Caracol Mall within a 10-minute stroll. Highlights at this beachfront resort include 7 restaurants, 2 outdoor swimming pools, and a full-service spa.

All 438 rooms feature plasma TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, free wired Internet, and iPod docks. Minibars provide free refreshments, and 24-hour room service is also available. You'll find nice touches like bathrobes, slippers, and free toiletries to enhance your stay. Additionally, coffee/tea makers, free bottled water, and safes are available.

A day of pampering at Pevonia can include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and body wraps along with aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The buffet restaurant, World Cafe, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With 5 bars/lounges and a beach bar to choose from, you can enjoy a drink at the resort. Spend the day at the private beach where you'll find umbrellas, and enjoy the onsite nightclub and free kids' club. Plus you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. Each morning free buffet breakfast is offered between 7 AM and 11 AM. There's also free valet parking, along with the convenience of an area shuttle.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this 4-star Hotel Zone resort include La Isla Shopping Mall and El Rey Ruins.

Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Blown away on arrival

This was by far the best getaway my husband and I have taken together in over 20 years. I have food allergies and can have pretty severe reactions. Things were marked well and I had zero problems. The staff was more accommodating and kind than what I have experienced at home or when vacationing in the states. Can’t wait to go back.

Posted by , from wisconsin, usa on Apr 18, 2018

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Apr 20, 2018 by eConcierge

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write and share your recent experience at Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa. We hope to have you back, allowing us the opportunity to provide you again with a wonderful and memorable experience. Sunny Regards, |

2 out of 5

Nightmare at Dreams Sands

Pros: nothing that you can't get by any hotel.
Cons: Train your staff
Just because you put a bow on the toilet paper and a chocolate on your pillow, it does not make up for Hotel staff that are not helpful. If you call the front desk to be connected to the someone and he tells you he can't you have to come down or when you come down he sends you to a desk you just was sent away from it shows the staff is not trained & the hotel rating should not be more than a 2 star.

Posted by , from new york on Mar 5, 2018

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Mar 10, 2018 by eConcierge

Thank you for sharing your feedback through this mean. Your comments are truly valuable for us, as this allow us to improve our service levels and product. We have taken your comments very seriously and you can be assured that the necessary re-training measures are being instituted to prevent recurrences in the future. With this said, we look forward to having the opportunity of hosting you back on a renewed opportunity to redeem your confidence our resort and service.

3 out of 5

Beautiful beach

Beautiful sand beach close to walk out from hotel Never enough chairs. Restaurants food was good but service very slow. Lunch outside never had enough food for people in line. Hamburgers and fries and hotdogs was a big joke. They can’t figure out how to cook these and put them in a chafing pan. You had to stand in a long line while he cooked 3 at a time. Bad service every day there. Rooms are nice but maids are inconsistent with cleaning them. Hallways in the hotel are steamy hot and so was the disco. They have a few things to work on before I’d go back.

Posted by on Feb 25, 2018

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Feb 28, 2018 by eConcierge

Dear Guest Thank you for your comments and we are certainly concerned to read your review. We are disappointed that we were not able to exceed your expectations and we apologize for any inconvenience caused. Thank you for bringing the situation to our attention, we will be working hard, as usual, to achieve our guests’ full satisfaction. We hope you had a safe and pleasant journey back home Best Regards,

3 out of 5

great golf course

Myself, girlfried and two small children stayed for 7 nights and for the money we paid it was acceptable, but dont go there thinking its a 4 or 5 star hotel because its not. Its a 3 or 3+ star one, but the staff, beach and location is 4 stars. Everyone was very friendly and helpfull, although I do not like the pushyness of the sales people, we went to relax and not to be bothered. the food was 3-star, very acceptable for price. Beach was very nice and I loved the golf course that came with the reservation. One problem was I had to see the hotel doctor on my last night and he did help me but costed a total 450$ dollars which was a lot but when i seen my bank chage it was 535$?? I have sent numerous emails but nobody has responded. Overall it is a nice place with nice people. Also they do a diservice to the staff by saying gratuity is included, please tip them!

Posted by , from seattle on Nov 24, 2017

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Nov 29, 2017 by eConcierge

Thank you for sharing your feedback on this mean. Your comments are truly valuable for us, as this allows us to improve our service levels and product. We have taken your comments very seriously and you can be assured that the necessary re-training measures are being instituted to prevent recurrences in the future. With this said, we look forward to having the opportunity of hosting you back on a renewed opportunity to redeem your confidence our resort and service.

1 out of 5
This is the WORST HOTEL IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!!!!!! IVE BEEN ALL OVER THE WORLD & THIS WAS BY FAR AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE IN THE WORST WAY! FIRST LETS START OFF WITH WE PAYED MORE MONEY TO BE PREFERRED "BETTER LIQOUR" "VIP SERVICE" OFFERING THIS 150 COUPON FROM CHEAP CARIBBEAN CREDIT. SO WITH THE CREDIT ME AND MY BOYFRIEND DECIDED TO UPGRADE ONLY COMING OUT OF POCKET 150 usd . WE WENT FOR A WELCOMING BREAKFAST THE NEXT DAY THAT WE ATTEMPTED TO GO TO WHEN MONICA FROM VIP SERVICE TOLD ME I DIDN'T QUALIFY SINCE THERE WAS ERRORS WITH MY AGE & THAT ME AND MY BOYFRIEND WEREN'T LIVING TOGETHER SO AFTER THAT I DIDN'T WANT TO HEAR ANYTHING ELSE SHE HAD TO SAY. SO WE NOW LOST THE 150 credit AND AT CHECKOUT OSCAR MADE US PAY 360 ADDITIONAL TO THE MONEY WE ALREADY PAID 2,000. THE SAME NIGHT WE CHECKED IN WE HAD GOT LOCKED OUT OF OUR ROOMS AND I ASKED HOUSE KEEPING TO HELP US BECAUSE OUR KEYS WERE TURNING RED HE SAID NO AND DIDN'T CALL ANY ONE ANYWAY MIND YOU I WAS IN A ROBE IN A HONEY MOON SUITE. I THEN TELL MANAGER GEORGE AND HE BASICALLY SAYS OH WELL HE COULDN'T HELP NOT EVEN APOLOGIZING!!! THEN OUR FRIEND STAYED NEXT DOOR TO US HIS FRIDGE DIDN'T WORK FOR 3 out of 4 nights and HE DIDN'T HAVE HOT WATER WHICH WE COMPLAINED ABOUT AND NOTHING ! HE HAD TO SHOWER IN OUR ROOM HALF THE TRIP. MOST OF THE STAFF WAS VERY RUDE & I WILL NEVER SPEND ANOTHER DOLLAR WITH DREAMS SANDS AGAIN. 2,500 USDS AND TREATED LIKE PURE DIRT. DONT BOOK WITH THEM!!!

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017

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Nov 8, 2017 by eConcierge

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay in our resort. Our management is already in contact with you to clarify this situation.

3 out of 5

Ok hotel, nice location

When I arrived at hotel I was greeted by a very polite staff and we received a glass of champagne however, we couldn't check in early. I asked the front desk about the $200 credit so they called over a sales person (Aurora) and she wanted to talk about a presentation but we wanted to have lunch. After we came back from lunch the front desk to awhile to give us a key because they wanted us to talk to the sales lady. We advised them just wanted to relax. The sales people are very pushy. If they saw us leaving the hotel the would asked questions about were we are going because the worried about if we going to another hotel for a presentation. We came to relax not to be harassed. I knew it was a family hotel however, it was too many small kids all over the place running, yelling, and all over the pool. We wanted to have a romantic getaway but it wasn't. The food and entertainment was ok. The location was great right on the beach however, it had an awful smell at night. The drinks could have been a little stronger. Overall, the hotel was ok but I wouldn't recommend couples to stay here if they trying to relax or to be romantic.

Posted by , from Florida on Oct 5, 2017

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Oct 10, 2017 by eConcierge

Thank you very much for staying at Dreams Cancún and sharing your experience with others. I sincerely apologize that you did not have a perfect stay at Dreams Sands Cancun, and that we fell short of your expectations. We are extremely sorry that you had a bad experience with us and I do hope that we are going to be able to restore your confidence into our brand. Best regards!

5 out of 5

Great resort!

Everyone was very friendly and made sure we were happy and satisfied.

Posted by , from PA on Jun 12, 2017

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Jun 14, 2017 by eConcierge

Appreciable Heather! It's our pleasure to know that you had a wonderful experience and that we exceeded your expectations with our service. We appreciate your kind comments and sincerely look forward to welcome you back on a future occasion.

5 out of 5

Nice hotel right on beach

Ok everything about my trip was amazing the staff is really really friendly I was surprised at how attentive everyone was. We got a upgrade on our room and was able to check in early. It was my bday week so they kind of outdid them selves I had champagne and a lil cake waiting for me when I walked in my room on my actual birthday and that night after dinner I walked into a room full of balloons and heart shaped towel design. My man told them it was my birthday and they just hooked it up. Pool is nice beach is amazing, pretty blue. Only thing that was bad was a lil ants in the room some crawled on the bed but I called them they came and sprayed and the ants disappeared...we have a balcony pool and beach view. Music was good food was good I had a great experience overall.

Posted by , from NJ on Jun 9, 2017

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Jun 12, 2017 by eConcierge

Thank you so much for your review about your recent stay at Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa. We are glad to learn that you did enjoy you birthday with us, our staff was very happy to help to make you feel so special. We are sorry about the inconvenience with the ants, we are in a tropical weather and it is easy for them to come out. We will of course, reinforce the supervision in order to avoid future recurrences. Looking forward to welcoming you back again!

5 out of 5

Amazing experience at Dreams

From the moment we arrived we were treated amazing by the staff at Dreams. The facilities were well kept and I think they actually undersell how nice the resort is when you visit the website. Tons of show and activities to enjoy during your stay. Beach is beautiful and calm. The resort was full of guests but it never felt overcrowded. Food was good but not great. I would highly recommend Dreams Cancun!!

Posted by , from MI on Apr 27, 2017

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May 8, 2017 by eConcierge

Dear Darryl, It's our pleasure to know that you had a wonderful experience and that we exceeded your expectations with our service. We appreciate your kind comments and sincerely look forward to welcoming you back on a future occasion.

3 out of 5

Old hotel, small beach,

Pros: nothing
Cons: everything
Location: location is good
food not to good staff is ok 2 pools only water was dirty lot of cracks on the tile floor they try to sale membership to the us you know that is catch

Posted by , from louisiana on Apr 23, 2017

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Apr 25, 2017 by eConcierge & Social Media Coordinator

We are very sorry our hotel and service did not meet your expectations and that you didn't found anything good during your stay. Our team always is working hard to achieve our guests expectations. Thank you for your feedback. Best regards,

About the Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Location Blvd. Kukulcan km. 8.5 Lote B, Cancun, QROO 77500

All-inclusive Details

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • 24-hour room service
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)

Activities and facilities/equipment
All non-motorized water sports, land activities, and use of recreational facilities and equipment are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing

Land activities
  • Fitness facilities
  • Volleyball

Lessons/classes/games
  • Aerobics
  • Cooking
  • Dancing
  • Language
  • Pilates
  • Water fitness
  • Yoga

Entertainment

  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Theme parties

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Sailboats
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Bottled wine
  • Airport transfers
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

Property Features

Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive is an all-inclusive resort. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Step outside to feel the sun on your face and the sand in your toes on the white sand beach. At Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive you can cool off in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. Free breakfast is served daily. There are 7 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 5 bars/lounges, a beach bar, and a swim-up bar. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. This all-inclusive resort also offers a complimentary children's club, a children's pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This 4-star Avenida Kukulkan resort is smoke free.

  • 438 guestrooms or units
  • 10 levels
  • 4 buildings
  • 7 dining venues
  • 5 bars or lounges
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Nightclub
  • Bar on the beach
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • On private beach
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's pool
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Children's club (free)
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free valet parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Cancun, Quintana Roo (CUN-Cancun Intl.) (23.9 km / 14.9 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Area shuttle
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive offers 438 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and free minibar items. Plasma televisions come with satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. This Avenida Kukulkan resort provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes, and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in September 2014.

  • Stocked minibar (free)
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Plasma television
  • Satellite channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11 AM.

World Cafe - This buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Portofino - Overlooking the ocean, this fine-dining restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only.

Himitsu - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves dinner only.

Bordeaux - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in French cuisine and serves dinner only.

El Patio - This restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine and serves dinner only.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a private beach, a spa tub, a steam room, and a 24-hour fitness center. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Spa Services

Pevonia has 6 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and sports massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room. The spa is open daily.

  • Number of treatment rooms 6
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 2 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.

Pets

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • No pets or service animals allowed

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • A late check-out fee will be charged

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Cancun Dreams Sands
  • Cancun Sands Resort
  • Dreams Cancun Sands
  • Dreams Resort Cancun
  • Dreams Sands
  • Dreams Sands Cancun
  • Dreams Sands Cancun Resort
  • Dreams Sands Resort
  • Dreams Sands Resort Cancun
  • Sands Cancun
  • Dreams Sands Cancun Resort Spa All Inclusive
  • Dreams Sands Cancun Resort Spa
  • Dreams Sands Cancun Resort All Inclusive
  • Dreams Sands Resort All Inclusive

You should know

  • Up to 2 children 2 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Tourism Certification, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Promotions

USD 200 in Resort Coupons


Book a stay in any room or rate category and receive select vouchers totaling USD 200 in resort coupons per room, per stay as follows: 3 coupons worth USD 40 each, 2 coupons worth USD 20 each, and 4 coupons worth USD 10 each. Coupons may be used only as follows: up to USD 100 for spa treatments (2 coupons worth USD 40 and 1 coupon worth USD 20; only 1 coupon can be redeemed per spa treatment); USD 60 for romantic dining (1 coupon worth USD 40 and 1 coupon worth USD 20 may be combined for total of USD 60 off 1 romantic dining experience); and USD 40 for wine purchases (1 coupon worth USD 10 may be used toward 1 bottle of wine, and coupons cannot be combined). Guests who book a Preferred Club room category receive USD 200 in resort coupons, once per stay.


Resort coupons do not hold any cash or commercial value. Resort coupons and redemption details provided at check-in. Coupons cannot be used for room rate, gratuities, taxes, private functions, and/or special events such as Christmas and New Year's Eve gala dinners. Resort coupons are not accumulative and cannot be combined with any other promotions or special offers. Taxes and gratuity may not be included. No refunds for any unused portion of offer. Offer subject to availability. Spa appointment may be required. Resort coupons cannot be applied toward beauty salon services, spa products, phone charges, gift shop purchases, boutique purchases, Internet service, marina, dive shop, medical services, car rentals, or travel agency services. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions. Coupons may be combined only as indicated. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

Children Stay Free

Book a stay in any room or rate plan for travel August 19 - December 22, 2019, and 2 children (ages 3-12) can stay and eat free with 2 paying adults. Blackout dates include November 26-30, 2019.

Full details provided at check-in. Taxes and gratuity may not be included. No refunds for any unused portion of offer. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

Children Stay Free

Book a stay in any room or rate plan for travel August 16 - December 22, 2020, and 2 children (ages 3-12) can stay and eat free with 2 paying adults. Blackout dates include November 24-28, 2019.

Full details provided at check-in. Taxes and gratuity may not be included. No refunds for any unused portion of offer. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.