In the travel business, we spend a lot of time asking our customers a series of questions to make sure we tailor our recommendations to their unique desires. As I like to remind our front line sales staff: prescription without diagnosis is malpractice.
And yet, ever so often, we discover a property so versatile, so accommodating that it is difficult to imagine there is anyone who would not enjoy its disparate offerings. I just returned from spending a few days at a resort that pretty much annihilates the old adage “Jack of all trades, Master of none.” As you might have divined from the title . . . sly devil that you are . . I am referring to Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa. The answer to the question posed by the title of this post is simply “whomever”.
Dreams Tulum is an ideal selection for at least three categories of travelers: families, weddings / honeymoons and meetings / groups. (I can think of several other categories such as couples, golfers, etc. but since this is supposed to be a blog post and not an encyclopedia, I will restrain myself.)
If you are still at that stage of life where little rug rats routinely crawl all over the furniture in your living room like a small rodent convention, than you are going to love this property. For one thing, the resort has recently increased the number of connecting rooms in the Deluxe and Junior Suites category. This gives Dreams Tulum the ability to confirm connecting rooms in advance, something very few other properties of this stature can do!
In addition, this property now offers Family Suites which come in configurations of 4,5,6,7, 10 or even 12 rooms. They share a large living area and are all accessed through one master door. There is an additional daily charge for this option.
As do all the Dreams Resorts, the Tulum property offers an Explorer’s Club for kids ages 3-12. This includes such activities as a camp-out adventure pictured above. There is a basketball court, kids can climb rope ladders to a playhouse, enjoy a rock climbing wall and much more. Dropping your little munchkins off at the Explorer’s Club is not going to be a problem. Picking them up at the end of the day to clean up for dinner might be another matter!
WEDDINGS AND HONEYMOONS
So how do you know if a given resort is serious about weddings and honeymoons? The first clue is whether they have a wedding showroom!
The second question you should ask is, “Do they have an onsite wedding coordinator? The answer, of course, is . . . “Of course!”. Finally, do they have several wedding options to choose from with enough flexibility to customize your experience? Again, the answer is a resounding yes.
You can visit the Dreams Tulum Weddings page for answers to frequently asked questions, to better understand Mexico’s marriage requirements, to see photos of recent weddings, to get a checklist, to see their Pinterest board and a whole lot more. Planning a destination wedding can seem daunting but our experienced agents will have you feeling undaunted before you can say “I do!”.
The resort also offers Honeymoon packages if you are getting married stateside, anniversary packages and vow renewal packages. Not to mention, if you have your wedding at Dreams Tulum, you can even return on your first anniversary for complimentary nights! How sweet is that?
So far as I know, there are no divorce or burial packages but you never know what might be on the drawing board at Dreams Tulum.
So what happens if you want to come to Dreams Tulum and bring along a few hundred of your closest friends? (For me, that’s not a problem because the people who will admit publicly to knowing me would fit in a VW minivan but I realize that’s not true of everyone.) Dreams Tulum is a perfect place for any kind of meeting or group.
As a matter of fact, they have a dedicated website for just meetings and groups which you can access here. That site has a two page fact sheet suitable for distributing to key planners or even all participants. In the same way there are wedding planners, there are dedicated meeting planners. There is also a layout guide for planning space utilization. They have a very robust multimedia capability as well.
I realize groups travel together for a lot of reasons beyond business. Every year Dreams Tulum hosts affinity groups, multi-generational family groups, Girl’s Getaway groups, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and conventions for left-handed, Bolivian unicyclists. OK, I may have made that last one up.
OK, I am out of time with no room left to give proper due to the beautifully appointed rooms, the various decadent restaurants which I hold personally responsible for sending me into an eating frenzy or to the epicurean spa.
I will say this though. Based on my experience, I feel comfortable promising that you will meet some of the nicest people if you visit Dreams Tulum. As I was relaxing in the spa, I saw this lovely couple (see picture to the right) who were just hanging around the hot tub. They seemed a little shy. It was unfortunate my masseuse showed up at just that moment to lead me away to my treatment room because I could sense they were about to open up. I have a rare gift for reading people.