A Dream Opening

Dreams Resorts & Spas is partnering with the Lifetime Network to celebrate the opening of Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa.

By: By Mark Rogers

Dreams Resorts & Spas is partnering with Lifetime Network’s “The Balancing Act” to celebrate the opening of Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa. Viewers of the popular morning show, as well as online users, will have a chance to win a three-night, all-inclusive vacation for 10 at the new resort, which opened early this month.

For a chance to win the Build Your Own Beach Party promotion, contestants must visit DreamsBeachParty.com by Oct. 15, at 5:00 p.m. PST. The winner will be announced during a taped episode of “The Balancing Act,” shot on location at Dreams Riviera Cancun, to air in November. All participants are automatically eligible to receive opening discounts off an all-inclusive vacation at the resort, guaranteed upgrades, $200 in resort coupons as well as special rates for premium rooms where every third night, third massage, third bottle of wine and third romantic dinner is free.

A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Dreams Riviera Cancun has 486 octagon-shaped guestrooms and suites. Rooms and suites have private balconies, Jacuzzi tubs, plunge pools and either views of the ocean, resort pools or gardens.

The resort has nine restaurants serving gourmet fare and six bars and lounges serving unlimited, premium-brand beverages. Restaurants include Portofino, serving Italian and Mediterranean cuisine; Bordeaux, a French restaurant and wine cellar; Himitsu, serving Pan-Asian delicacies; the El Patio Mexican restaurant; Oceana, specializing in fresh grilled seafood; and Seaside Grill, a steak restaurant. Guests can also choose to have room service meals 24/7. At an additional cost, the resort can also provide a romantic candlelight dinner served privately on the beach.

Activities and amenities at the resort include ocean kayaking, windsurfing, an ocean trampoline, yoga and cooking classes, and dance and Spanish lessons. In the evening, the resort has movie nights on the beach and dancing at the resort’s Desires nightclub.

Guests get several perks at the resort, such as unlimited complimentary rounds of golf at El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Club, a PGA course. Also available to guests is 24-hour room and concierge services and access to the fitness center. At an additional cost, guests can treat themselves to massages and other services at the resort’s Dreams Spa by Pevonia.

Families with children can take advantage of the Explorer’s Club for kids, which is supervised by a Red Cross-certified staff. The Explorer’s Club features a Chichen Itza-inspired climbing wall, planetarium with constellation dome ceiling and the Internet Center with Nintendo Wii and PlayStation consoles.

There are also plenty of nearby excursion options. The resort’s tour desk can arrange private or group excursions to the pyramids of Tulum, the Maya ruins of Chichen Itza and Coba, and the natural lagoon, Xel-Ha. Clients can also go sport fishing in Puerto Morelos, snorkeling at Palancar Reef or attend a shopping tour of Playa del Carmen.

Agents can keep up with the latest news, information and family friendly themes and events at Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa by joining the company’s Facebook Fan Page.