Families Favored at Dreams Resorts

Budgets are a breeze when kids stay, play and eat free

By: Dawna L. Robertson

Families watching their travel budgets can enjoy a dream come true with value-added promotions at one of Mexico’s family-friendly resorts. To make their vacation everything they want it to be, Dreams Resorts & Spas allows families to select from an array of leisure and recreational activities that match personal interests.

Dreams offers upscale ambience in unparalleled tropical settings. Everything is included spacious suites with stunning views, 24-hour room service, daily refreshed mini-bars, daytime activities, nighttime entertainment, an array of gourmet dining options and exciting bars serving premium brands. Dreams properties also feature the Explorer's Club, a kids-only program offering children ages 3-12 such activities as nighttime beach campouts, water sports, rock wall climbing, clubhouse videos and board games.

Geared especially to couples with children, Dreams’ Kids Stay Free promotion is valid on new bookings for two children 12 years old and younger when staying in the same guestroom with two paying adults. A family of four can save over $700 per week when they book an Unlimited-Luxury vacation, with dates varying by resort.

“At Dreams Resorts & Spas, we believe our younger guests deserve the same unmatched attention and amenities as our adult guests,” said Erica Andrus, marketing manager for AMResorts . “And by creating a place that is catered specifically to their needs, we are creating an unforgettable experience for everyone.”

Effective dates for Kids Stay Free are from April 26-June 13 and Aug. 16-Dec. 19, 2008 at Dreams Cancun, Dreams Tulum and Dreams Puerto Vallarta. Dreams Los Cabos and Dreams Punta Cana offer the package from April 26-June 27 and Aug. 16- Dec. 19, 2008. Kids Stay Free cannot be combined with any other discount or offer, and is based on space availability.

Single parents traveling with their youngsters can also save with the Unlimited-Luxury vacation. For select dates varying by resort, one child stays free and single parents get a price break an average savings of over $800 per family per week based on one adult traveling with two children.

The Unlimited Luxury offer is valid for a single adult traveling with a minimum of one child 12 years old and younger staying in the same guestroom. During 2008, the promotion is available for new bookings only for travel at Dreams Cancun from April 26-June 28 and Aug. 16-Dec. 19. From Aug. 16-Oct. 31, the plan is offered at Dreams Puerto Vallarta, Dreams Tulum, Dreams Los Cabos and Dreams Punta Cana.

“The Explorer's Club for Kids ages 3 12 provides supervised activities for little ones, including arts, crafts, ocean trampoline, Euro-bungee, weekly campout adventures and more,” Andrus said. “Parents are provided with a pager so that the Explorer's Club can keep in touch with them as they relax, bask under the sun, enjoy a cocktail at any of the premium bars, a spa treatment or simply share a quiet day in the comfort of their guest room.”

For both offers, blackout dates and holiday restrictions may apply. Offers are not applicable to groups.

Dreams Resorts & Spas is one of three brands managed by AMResorts, a leader in sales, marketing and brand management services throughout the Caribbean and Mexico. AMResorts also oversees the adults-only Secrets Resorts & Spas and fun-filled Sunscape Resorts & Spas. Secrets and Dreams are members of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, while Sunscape is a member of Summit Hotels & Resorts.