by Mark Smiley
Dreams Natura Resort & Spa is a new resort that had the unfortunate moment to open just before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. After being closed for months and then moving to limited capacity, the resort is open to tourists at full capacity.
Dreams Natura, part of the AMR Collection, which also owns Secrets and Breathless Resorts, is located in Puerto Morelos, a 20-minute drive from the Cancun airport. The resort prides itself on great service, beautiful scenery, views, and activities throughout the day and night, keeping the whole family engaged. “This resort has some of the best employees I have ever encountered at a resort,” said one guest. “They really enhance the experience by going above and beyond and always being friendly and accommodating.”
The 553 rooms are spacious and come with free minibars, TVs with satellite channels, hot tubs, and furnished terraces. Expect plenty of outdoor space and a wristband-free all-inclusive program with great food and multiple places to eat or drink without reservations. “Staying at Dreams Natura was so much fun!” said 10-year-old Ellie Smiley (this author’s daughter). “My favorite part of Dreams Natura was probably the activities and the food. The days I was there I really enjoyed it. They have such nice workers and the resort itself is so nice, I would definitely recommend.
While the resort offers a beautiful place to host a wedding, relax with the family in their infinity pool, hang out on the beach, three waterslides or the on-site glider, the crown jewel of this resort is the spa. . “The spa area is so nice and I loved the way they designed it to look like a cenote,” said another guest. “The hydrotherapy circuit was such a special treat and I would highly recommend adding it to your treatments.”
The hydrotherapy experience starts with the sauna, moves on to the steam room, then to the pools, the first of which has jets to relax the body, then the last two being the hot tub and a cooler pool for soaking . the full treatment lasts one hour and leaves the client refreshed and ready for the rest of the day.
When visiting the Riviera Maya, consider a catamaran trip to Isla Mujeres. Cancun Sailing offers four different packages to choose from, all of which include friendly staff to guide you through the process, which may include snorkeling, shopping, onboard drinks, and lunch. Cancun Sailing is one of the only companies, now 13 years old, to include mooring fees in the price paid in advance. They also have packages that include transportation from Dreams Natura. Visit www.cancun sailing.com for more information.
Southwest, Frontier and United Airlines offer nonstop service from Denver International Airport to Cancun International Airport in less than four hours. With an additional 20 minutes from the airport, travel becomes a breeze. Once you are greeted at the Dreams Natura resort with a cool drink and towel and stroll through the pristine grounds, you are on vacation and have entered your home away from home.
For more information, visit www.amrcollection.com/en/resorts-hotels/dreams/mexico/natura-resort-spa, follow them on twitter @DreamsResorts or on Facebook at @DreamsNaturaResort.