Hotel Overview

Apple Vacations Exceptional Values - valid now through 2020!
Complimentary upgrade to nonstop transfers.

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. See

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


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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 7875 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful beach, food.. Not so much

    Beach is beautiful although there is a serious shortage of loungers and space for them. Facilities are very nice and clean. Food was a big disappointment. Staff, without exception, was phenomenal! Our room was on the small side but I will take blame, I did not look at square footage. Minibar restock and room service was exceptional.

    Dec 10, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Awesome Bartender at Dream Sands

    Dream Sands was amazing! Especially Armando Vega at the preferred lounge bar on the 8th floor. Had a few incredible melon collada frozen drinks that were the favourite of the weekend. All the staff was extremely friendly and helpful.

    Dec 10, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent service, beautiful beach, well maintained property

    We stayed here November 2019 for 6 nights with another couple. We enjoyed our stay very much and would certainly return, but not everything was perfect so I wanted to share my experience so other guests can know what to expect. We stayed in the Preferred Club, and were immediately directed to the preferred club check-in area upon arriving, with the bell boys taking our luggage. The check-in area is also the preferred club lounge, so there was a bar and some light fare available when we arrived around 2pm. We waited perhaps 5-10 minutes (beer in hand) before being checked in, which was a smooth and easy process. The room was very nice, clean, and a lovely view of the ocean. No balcony in our "ocean view" room which was kind of a bummer. Some rooms did have balconies, I'm not sure if that is only for "ocean front" or you have to specifically reserve that room type. The air conditioner worked fairly well in our room, we were cool enough, and was extremely cold in our friend's room. One area that was less than stellar was the shower. The water pressure was barely a drizzle, and the temperature was extremely inconsistent. It didn't matter if I set the temperature for high or low, one moment it would be fine and the next scalding hot so much that I would have to back out of the water and wait for it to go back down. Is that a deal breaker for me? No. A minor inconvenience. Just want you to be aware and prepared to jump back when needed haha. The beach is absolutely beautiful, powdery white sand and no seaweed, which is wonderful. There are some coral/rocky areas which make for fun photos but not so happy feet, and also provide some shelter for fish and other wildlife which is cool to watch. We spent most days in the preferred club beach area, and the main servers we had were Manuel and Janet. Both were excellent and kept the drinks coming with a smile. By the end of the week we didn't even have to ask, Manuel would just bring us what we wanted :) I like that in an all-inclusive. We tipped, and they seemed sincerely appreciative. It's a smaller resort, with only 2 pools. One where they do the activities like water aerobics, which looked fun, and the more "quiet" pool. There seemed to be plenty of loungers but around the activity pool looked full in the afternoons. The pools and grounds are very well maintained and you will constantly see workers cleaning, wiping up sand and water. Seems like a losing battle on a beach but everything looked great so they are doing something right! We weren't thrilled with people smoking on the beach. It wasn't excessive, but since the resort is on the smaller side it would be hard to designate a smoking area that would be far enough away from the non-smoking areas that it would make a difference. Oh well. Since we were preferred club we had the option to eat breakfast at Olios, and did so every morning except one that was pouring down rain so we went to the buffet. Olios was much better, the hostess Angelica was very pleasant and we had several different waiters and they were all great. The food was also excellent. The buffet was just too busy and the waiters had too many tables. It had all the usual buffet offerings, including an omelet station. We ordered room service for breakfast one morning as well, it took a while to get there but was tasty. For lunch we either ate the Barefoot grill offerings, which were surprisingly tasty - burgers one day, hot dogs one day, gyros another. Sometimes you had to wait a few minutes, but it was convenient to be able to take it back to our lounge chairs and munch on the beach. We also went to Olios one day for lunch and it was very good. We didn't visit the buffet for dinner, instead opting to try all the a la carte restaurants. El Patio (Mexican), Portofino (Itallian), and Waves & Sands (adults only) were all excellent. We weren't that impressed with Himitsu (Asian) or Gaucho (steak), but I still say it's worth the experience to check them out. And if you don't like what you're having or are still hungry after, just head on to the next place or the buffet. The service at all the restaurants was very good. The house wines at Portofino were more than sufficient for our group of typical beer drinkers. Lastly, the preferred club lounge was a great place to meet up with friends for a drink or a shot of tequila before heading to dinner...or the beach at 11am haha. I can't remember what time they start serving drinks on the beach, maybe 10am? But whatever it is they won't pour shots before that time. Some all inclusives that we've been to won't give straight shots at all, but they don't have a problem with it. Armando Vega was fantastic, greeted us each day with a smile and a cold beer. We aren’t big on mixed drinks but he seemed to know his stuff and was efficient and friendly with everyone. Elmer at the preferred lounge was also great. They have various food throughout the day, delicious ham and cheese sandwiches in the morning and some yummy desserts later in the evening. Overall it was a fantastic stay and we will consider staying here again. This was our 5th time staying at an all-inclusive resort in Cancun and we plan to continue to do so at least once a year. We look for relaxation, good food, good service, at a good value. Dreams Sands delivered on all fronts so it will be on our short list for our next trip. Thank you Dreams and team!

    Dec 10, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fun Quick Trip

    Just got back from Dreams Sands Cancun today. Overall it was a great little trip, resort was in really good shape and always kept clean. Our room was excellent and clean, views are breathtaking from the resort. The staff was overall very friendly. I thought Carlos, on the entertainment crew was phenomenal. He really took the time to know the people and get them involved in the activities. Roberto and Elvis at the swim up pool bar was awesome, always very friendly and quick with the drinks. Food overall was good, portions are small at the specialty restaurants. The waits for dinner weren’t bad at all, the longest we waited was for the Asian restaurant and it was worth it. Our waiter balanced two forks on a toothpick on a bottle of wine, incredible. I highly recommend this resort, you will always find something you won’t like but all the good out weighed the few minor blemishes. I would go back.

    Dec 09, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Last minute getaway trip to Cancun

    Had a great time at Dreams Sands. This was a last minute birthday trip, and the resort did not disappoint. Rooms are rather small, but clean. Staff all very attentive and with a smile. Beach is small. All rooms are Oceanview, but don't expect to see the sunrise. Something we've come accustomed when visiting Cancun. The hotel rooms face northwest. Spectacular sunset views. Overall a good choice. Explorers Club ladies were all great, and my children loved the daily activities. The only downside is that the time-share people can get pushy. The resort credits offered come with a sales pitch.

    Dec 09, 2019

Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319