never stay in a hotel again!
we researched many hotel and flight package 'deals' for 4 and 5 star rated hotels. We have 2 young kids and have done the all inclusive deal before. We will never do it again.
First the condo- absolutely awesome. Everything needed just like home and more. Water filter on the fridge, ice maker, laundry facilities and an amazing soaker tub. It was so easy and so comfortable.
Location- on the best beach located a fairly easy distance to most amenities. Grocery shopping was a 60 peso ride away where we able to stock up for the week and cook better than we do at home. A free tourist shuttle bus runs til around 7;30 p.m and takes you to the Paradise Village shopping plaza where there is a more expensive grocery store for any small shopping needs. Or walk there in 20 minutes, our 3 year old had no problem walking it. Along the way are some great restaurants (Fajita Republic, Riveira Grill) or eat at some of the great places in the plaza.
We took the public bus to Puerto Vallarta and a taxi back. It was an easy trip and we have also been to Buceria before.
The Dreams Hotel- pools are a bit chilly but great for kids. Lots of activities going on all the time if you want to participate and entertainment shows almost nightly. There is a workout gym, tennis courts and kayaks for use. We also found that the all inclusive rate was negotiable if you talk to Alicia or any of the people that walk around during the day carrying the cash box. The food is amazing for the all inclusive and totally worth the money. The drinks are not watered down. If you want a beer in a can they will serve you that instead of the taps. Wine is uncorked from a bottle and doesn't taste like watered down home brew. Definitely 5 star in the service, food and drinks. The kids club is only available if you buy the all inclusive. We are fortunate that our kids were happy with pool and beach alone most of the time and were only just starting to get bored when the weather wasn't great so we had timed the all inclusive for then. They loved the kids club when they did get to go.
We highly recommend this palace of Paradis. We will return.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Thank you for this detailed review. You have been able to describe better than me this wonderful place. You are right when you say that it is a <paradise>. I just want to correct that pets are not allowed for the renters.
Thank you again and I hope to hear from you soon. Serge
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