Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added Values 

Extra Value: Apple Leisure Group Exclusive: Free non-stop transfers.

Golf: One complimentary round of golf per person, per day (cart mandatory & extra charge, restrictions apply).

Free Symbolic Weddings: Receive the Dreams Wedding in Paradise Package complimentary when booking the minimum required room category for a minimum 7 nights. Restrictions may apply. 

Honeymoon: Receive the Dreams Eternity Honeymoon Package complimentary. This honeymoon package is complimentary when you book the Preferred Club Honeymoon Suite category or higher accommodations category for a minimum of 7 nights (restrictions apply*).

Family: Two kids 12 and under Stay, Play, & Eat Free during select dates.

Guests of all ages will find fun and excitement at Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa. Ideally located on the white sand beach in Cancun's Hotel Zone, this family-friendly beachfront resort is within a short walk from great shopping, restaurants, and bars, and just fifteen minutes from downtown Cancun. With Unlimited-Luxury®, guests enjoy complimentary non-stop transfers, unlimited gourmet dining and top-shelf liquor, no wristbands, and no reservations!

Activities abound at Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa. Relax in the Spa by Pevonia®, play a round of golf at Playa Mujeres Golf Club, or try out a variety of watersports, including kayaks and scuba diving (fee). Children will have fun all day long at the Explorer's Club (ages 3-12), where they can enjoy supervised activities such as arts and crafts.

Greening Your Life: Part of the Apple Vacations Greening Your Life initiative, this property holds Rainforest Alliance certification, as well as the Distintivo "S". The resort is also active in monthly beach clean-up programs, Planet Hour and Earth Day, plant and wildlife preservation, and the Amigos de Sian Ka'an program. Eco-friendly cleaning products are also utilized.

*Please request your honeymoon package at time of booking. Not available during Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Subject to availability and double occupancy only. Taxes and gratuity included. Prices and package subject to change without notice. This package cannot be combined with the Dreams Wedding in Paradise Package. Package is only applicable to couples staying within three months of their wedding. Couple must present a copy of their wedding invitation or marriage certificate at the time of check-in.


Cancun International Airport : 14 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2014
Room: 307


Hotel Details

Onsite Dining

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Christmas cancellation policy (24 Dec 19 - 31 Dec 19): Cancellations received within 1-28 days of arrival will be charged 100% of the total hotel cost.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - Student Groups (Spring Breakers) are not permitted at Hotel.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.


Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 star tripadvisor rating Based on 7354 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Friendly Staff, Good Food & Great Drinks

    My husband, 11 year old son, and I stayed at Dreams for 4 nights and had a great time. The room was clean and spacious, especially the bathroom. The food was very good and drinks were great. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful. The one drawback for us were the activities offerred. We enjoy beach volleyball and beach soccer, which were not an option at the hotel. However, for a place to relax and enjoy the scenery, I highly recommend this hotel.

    Aug 13, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful view and great service

    This was our first time at this resort. It is a lot smaller than the other Dreams resorts we’ve gone to, but the views from our room and from the hallway (of the other side of the hotel) were better! Although we didn’t go out, we noticed there were shops just across the street, which is nice if you want to go out for a walk or shopping. The service was great. Everyone was friendly and helpful. This resort seemed more casual than the other Dreams we’ve been to. Most people didn’t dress up for dinner. We mainly wanted to relax and enjoy the beach and we were able to do that.

    Aug 12, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Cancun 2019

    We have been to Dream Sands for the past two years. Both times have been absolutely amazing all because of Armando Vega!!! He really goes above and beyond for his guests. He really knows how to make you feel important and appreciated. He is genuine and seems to really enjoy what he does. Thanks Armando and Dream Sands!

    Aug 12, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    I was really nervous before going on this trip because I didint know what to expect however after we got there I was presently surprised! I don’t know where to start! THE STAFFFF WAS INCREDIBLE! Shoutout to Javier at the reception he gave us a good room, shoutout to Raul the manager of the Asian restaurant, he was super nice and helpful. Also a big shoutout to our favourite waiter that works at the buffet during breakfast time ARTUROOO!! He really loves his job, he’s super nice and he always made sure we had what we needed! I was surprised but the beach was indeed beautiful. The seaweed problem is present on some days and other days the water is clear. The food was good aT the a la carte restaurants however the best ones were the Italian and Asian! The rooms are always super clean. The lobby does have Ac but it’s not as strong. Our stay was very pleasant and for sure I would recommend this place to everyone! Also to add the location is perfect because it’s close to the airport, therefore it’s not a long drive and it’s close to everything. My only complaint would be that because the location is close to the clubs and shopping centre if you want to go to coco bongo there is a transport that will take you there however to come back you’re on your own. I found that a bit ridiculous because not everyone would be comfortable taking a taxi at 3 am or walking to the hotel that time.

    Aug 12, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    3.5 Star Resort

    I stayed at Dreams Sands in July for 5 days. I travel to Cancun or Playa Del Carmen once per year. I've stayed at several different resorts. I'd rate this resort 3.5 starts or Above Average. This was my husband's first time in Cancun and he absolutely loved this hotel. So all about perspective. I'll sum up the important points as follows: Room for improvement: Check in-Checked in right around 3pm. Front desk has capacity for what looked like 5 employees but there were only 3 working. This is peak check in time and it was HOT in the lobby. They did go around to give everyone cold towels and glass of champagne which is standard at most resorts. Once we did get to the check in the process was very fast. I did research on the this resort before booking through United Vacations and ppl mentioned upgrading to the "Preferred Club". This was never mentioned to me as an option during Check In. The Buffet-Probably the smallest buffet at a resort I've ever seen. The options were not plentiful and the food here was below average. They do have some a la carte restaurants that were much better that I'll discuss in the next section. Pools - I never got in the pools. Very small and not enough capacity for the amount of adults and children that were there. Beach loungers-Not very many and not available in the shade. We did have to get up by 7am to "reserve" our spots by placing a towel on them. The Good: The Beach-I did months of research so I was aware of the seaweed problem throughout the area. The beach at the resort had no seaweed. The water was calm and perfect temperature. The sand was AMAZING and overall the beach was very clean. The rooms-We stayed on the 5th floor. Had nice cold A/C and the bed and linens were comfortable. Housekeeping did a great job and kept the room clean daily. The A La Carte Restaurants-Gaucho was our favorite restaurant. One night we the waiter was great, another night I think the waiter was new so the service fell behind. All good though because anytime we needed anything, the manager (Eric, I think is his name) was very helpful and got us whatever we needed. Location-Don't need to take a taxi anywhere. Walking distance to shops, restaurants and bars. The Spa-I booked a 1 hour massage with Amparo and it was the best massage at any resort I've ever had. The Disco-The music was a good mix of popular English and Spanish songs. There was not one song the DJ played that we didn't like. Overall impression-Having stayed at different resorts in the area, I rate this resort slightly above average. It's very small which some ppl prefer so they don't have to walk around so much. I prefer a larger resort that has more dining and entertainment options and pool space. All of the staff is very friendly and helpful. My husband fell in love with this place and if was up to him, this is the only place he would stay in Cancun. Good thing it's not up to him! :)

    Aug 12, 2019
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