Escape to Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort and Spa: Your Perfect Puerto Vallarta Family Vacation

As a family traveler, finding the perfect all-inclusive resort can be a daunting task.  Mom and Dad want great food, pampering service, and a beautiful, scenic location.  Kids could care less about scenery…they just want an amazing pool, a great beach, and a fun kids club.  The Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort and Spa in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico really ticks all the boxes. This dreamy resort is a sure winner for the perfect family vacation.

Here are 5 things that we LOVED about the Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort and Spa that make it one of the best family resorts in Puerto Vallarta.

A Glimpse of Your Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort Vacation Experience…

As soon as you walk into the expansive lobby at Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort with your family, you begin to feel the stress of travel melts away.   As you check in, the staff welcomes you with a refreshing drink and a smile, instantly putting you all at ease.

You walk into your spacious and luxurious room, and your eyes and attention are immediately drawn to the balcony and its stunning view of the ocean.  The sound of the ocean waves and the warm sun on your skin makes you feel like you have arrived in paradise.

You can feel yourself relaxing as you look out at the beautiful landscape, feeling grateful for this moment with your family. You spend your days lounging by the pool, playing on the beach, and enjoying the resort’s many activities together.

You feel truly blessed by all of the amazing experiences that you had together on the trip.  Your week was filled with kayaking and pool games, and enjoying family meals together in paradise.  One of the best parts of the trip was your children having a blast at the kids club.  It was a lifesaver, giving you some much-needed alone time while your kids had fun in a safe and engaging environment.

As the trip comes to an end, you feel a sense of sadness. You really don’t want to leave this beautiful and peaceful place. Your trip to Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort was exactly what your family needed, and you knew that you would all cherish the memories we made for years to come.

Dreams Puerto Vallarta Rooms

The resort has 327 guest rooms, most of which have spectacular balconies.  The rooms are modern, open, and airy, with an undertone of tropical dark woods for contrast.  The bathrooms have amazing soaking tubs, and the views from the balconies will really take your breath away when you walk out the first time.  Larger families can get two connecting ocean-view junior suites to give everyone plenty of space (reach out to me to book your vacation and I would be happy to arrange this for you!)

If you’re looking for the ultimate vacation experience, then you should consider booking a stay at the Dreams Vallarta Bay Preferred Club rooms. These rooms are the epitome of luxury and offer guests additional amenities and services that can make family travel easier.

The Preferred Club Level rooms offer several exclusive amenities that are not available with other room categories. Guests have access to a private lounge where they can enjoy a continental breakfast, afternoon hors d’oeuvres, and top-shelf spirits, all complimentary (a great place to get the kids a quick bite if eating a whole meal is too much). 

Additionally, guests receive a personalized check-in and check-out service (you will appreciate this when you arrive with cranky kids and you just REALLY REALLY need to get into your room).   You also get the benefit of personal concierge service available throughout your stay, making the experience even more seamless and stress-free. If you’re looking for a way to really uplevel your vacation experience, then you should consider booking a stay at Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort’s Preferred Club Level rooms.

Pro tip – Dreams Resorts offer dog-friendly accommodations for your favorite 4 legged friend!  They will even provide food and water dishes, and a doggie bed and toys!

Dreams Vallarta Bay Restaurants

All-inclusive means everything from food to drinks and snacks is included in the price. So, when you get hungry, there is no need to worry about the bill. There are plenty of restaurants and bars available like Bordeaux, Himitsu, Oceana, and Seaside Grill. Each venue offers a different style of cuisine from Mexican to Japanese fusion, so there’s always something to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.

The best part of dining at Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort?  You can eat at any of the Dreams Vallarta Bay restaurants and there are NO RESERVATIONS required!  Your stay also includes attentive beach and pool bar service and 24-hour room service, for the ultimate in relaxing luxury.

Family-Friendly Activities and Amenities at Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort

Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort in Puerto Vallarta has some great family-friendly activities and amenities that make it really popular for families, especially those with small children. The resort has two outdoor swimming pools. There is also a splash park and a children’s pool.  All pools are heated in the winter.

The kids’ club at the resort offers supervised activities for children aged 3 to 12, and there is a teen lounge for teenagers aged 13 to 17, also included in your room rate. Families can also take part in a variety of water sports such as snorkeling, kayaking, and scuba diving, as well as other organized activities offered daily at the resort.  There are also childcare services at an additional cost for kids under the age of 3.

Dreams Puerto Vallarta all-inclusive family resort offers plenty of family-friendly activities for all ages. The resort offers a variety of exciting excursions, including whale watching, zip-lining, and ATV tours.

Dreams Puerto Vallarta really has a great beach with white sand and pleasant water.  Families can enjoy spending time at the beach with the resort’s complimentary beach equipment such as boogie boards and paddleboards. You can take a kayak and explore the beautiful waters or just relax and soak up the sun.

Pro-tip- the beach may be a little rocky at times, so water shoes might be appreciated for little feet.

Sharing Privileges for adults at the next-door Secrets Vallarta Bay

When your kids are occupied loving the kids club activities, you will be freed up to do some “adulting”. It’s a good thing that Secrets Vallarta Bay is right next door! 

Secrets is an adults-only resort that is a mirror image of the Dreams resort that it is attached to (they are divided by facilities and restaurants in the middle).  Access to Secrets gives you some additional adults-only restaurant choices, a swim-up bar, and the peace and serenity of an adults-only pool area.

Adult guests of Dreams can also take advantage of the entertainment at Secrets, which tends to be a little more lively and adult oriented.

Secrets is also a great option for multi-generational groups who have some folks traveling without kids who would like an adult-only retreat to escape after having family time on the Dreams side. 

Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort Has A Simply Stunning Location

Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort boasts a prime location on the coast of Puerto Vallarta’s Banderas Bay. The resort is situated a few steps away from the sandy beach, offering stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.

When you walk into the resort lobby, your eyes are drawn to the expansive, panoramic views of the resort and the bay from the open-air lobby.  The grandeur of the lobby really sets the tone for the sumptuous service and spectacular vacation to come.

The resort is also conveniently located just a few minutes away from downtown Puerto Vallarta. Here, you will find a wide range of shops, cafes, and restaurants to explore. You can take a walk down the cobblestone streets and enjoy the vibrant nightlife Puerto Vallarta has to offer.


The Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort really impressed me during my visit.  I loved the commanding views from the grand lobby and the fun family-friendly amenities.  The selection of restaurants was impressive, and the food was top-notch.  The rooms really felt like something “special”, and I loved the easy access to the adults-only side next door.  I could see my kids having a blast in the kid’s program.  Everything that you could want for a relaxing vacation with the ones that you love is right there.  

The Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort is a perfect little piece of family paradise, and a perfect spot to get away from it all and enjoy some uninterrupted time together, having fun.

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