Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort
Carretera Federal 307
Benito Juárez, Puerto Morelos
77580 Quintana Roo
My wife and I recently traveled to our favorite vacation spot, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, this time for our the wedding of our friends Karl and Julie. While in the Rivieria Maya, we stayed at the beautiful and relaxing Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort. It’s an all inclusive resort located just off the highway between Cancun and downtown Playa Del Carmen. While there are dozens of resorts to choose from, Dreams is widely recognized as having the best of the best. With several fine dining restaurants, pools, swim-up bar, beach side swing bar and extremely friendly and accommodating staff along with many other fine attributes, is one of the best resorts in the area.
We spent nearly the entire time we were there in the pool, sipping boat drinks and enjoying the Mayan sunshine. Karl and Julie had an absolutely beautiful ceremony right on the beach, followed by a gorgeous and elegant reception right off the sand. The wedding was complete with Mariachi band, delicious food options and a fun-filled dance floor! It was one of the most fun weddings I’ve ever been a part of. Yes you read that right, I conducted the wedding ceremony. For those that don’t know “Rev” has grown into my nickname due to the fact that I was ordained as a Reverend on January 22, 1997 in the Universal Life Church of Modesto, CA.
I don’t conduct a lot of weddings but when Karl and Julie asked me I was practically flabbergasted with honor. They’re 2 of my fave people on Earth and a great all around couple. I was more than happy to oblige. Truth be told, their wedding was so important to me that I was pretty nervous going into the ceremony but their smiles and the love in their eyes gave me the confidence to hold it together.
While all the food at the restaurant resorts was top notch, as was the food served at the wedding, that’s not what we’re here to talk about. While chilling out with Dan and Marie before the ceremony in their room’s private plunge pool, we decided to order from the 24 hour available room service. Me, of course, went for a burger. Now let’s be honest, I wasn’t expecting anything great as the room service at these places is often made from easy to prepare, mass-produced frozen selections. But, I needed a reason to talk about the resort and the event! The burger was exactly as I expected, made from a frozen beef patty and served on normal white bun with sesame seeds and a slice of processed cheese food. They delivered it right at poolside along with several buckets of Coronitas. It made for a great afternoon snack and wasn’t all that bad.
We had an absolute blast with major thanks to Marie and Dan for hosting the party. Even more so, a big congratulations to the newly weds, Karl and Julie!