Dreams Delight Playa Bonita Panama
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A spectacular property located on a private beach near the entrance to the Panama Canal. Secrets Playa Bonita's ideal location provides easy access to the Punta Bruja Nature Reserve and offers sunrise views that will inspire even the more amateur of photographers. This Unlimited-Luxury® resort boasts five sparkling freeform pools, jungle walkways, ocean view suites, and an expansive, tranquil spa. Perfect for a romantic getaway or a memorable family vacation.
Location: Beachfront, 25 minutes from Panama City, 40 minutes from the airport.
My husband, my son (16) and I stayed at Dreams Dec 24-30, 2017. Contrary to the very negative reviews we were reading, we had little to complain about. The grounds were really beautiful and the seating was plentiful around the pool. We found the staff extremely friendly, eager to please and easy to communicate with. It felt safe and we found it quite enjoyable.The food - like the other all-inclusives we've been to, including 3 other Dreams resorts in Mexico - was plentiful & about what you'd expect from a buffet. I wish the lunches were not so heavy on the hot food with the hot temperatures outside and there were more salads and cold offerings. They did a nice job in the dinners - every night had a a different theme with entertainment, with more food variety than we've experienced elsewhere. The bar area at night was lively with families playing games, which was nice. The beach is nice and we liked seeing the boats (they are in the distance) waiting for the Canal. It is a little rocky but very usable, especially with beach shoes. (The way people were reviewing it, I was expecting the toxic Love Canal). It was much prettier than the beach at the Westin, which we walked to.We should have used more bug spray - we were pretty bitten up. Also, not sure if it was because it was Christmas week, the pool activities were non-existent - we've seen much active pools at the other Dreams resorts. Our activities - we went in a cab to the Canal and then another cab to Casco Viejo - no problem with the local official taxis or the Ubers, which were almost scary cheap. We did the all day jungle trip through the tour desk at the hotel, very satisifed - saw crocs, turtles, monkeys, coatis, (and at the rescue center): anteaters and sloths.
I booked a group of 20 people at this resort in July. The resort is nice and clean, there is not much entertainment on site. There are some daytime activities that are worth checking into The food was good in most restaurants and the drinks were good as well. The resort also provides transportation to Albrook mall (the 14th largest mall in the world) and a drop off to old town in the evening. We went on the Red Cat cataraman cruise and it was really nice, food and drinks included the entertainment crew danced and everyone had a great time.
Hotel is a 4 star, small cozy, excellent room with great TV choices, A/C, big bathroom/shower, clean, wifi great. Staff friendly, able to communicate in English. Pool beautiful. Food choices minimal, a la carte - small but tasty meals. No ice cream. No bacon. Beach has low/high tide. Can't use in afternoon. Rocky. Black sand. Dirty. Panama Canal Ships seen lining up, oil in water, water murky, dark, when you come out have oil on body. Concerning around health and safety. Occupancy at 50%. Close to Panama City. Shuttle once day to mall.
The Dreams Delight is a wonderful resort and location for exploring Panama. Two suggestions are that you take and use large quantities of repellent if you plan to spend time outdoors and at the beach - the pests are plentiful. Also, take large quantities of cash if you plan to participate in tours and excursions because many of the taxis, shuttles and tour operators prefer cash instead of credit cards.
The good: I walked the entire Bonita beach end to end 3 times and didn't see one piece of trash. With a 10+ foot tide some might find the low tide view less than beautiful, while others will appreciate the rhythm of nature. The grounds of the Dreams Resort are easily the best on Playa Bonita. Several lovely pools and the lush landscaping are well maintained.The not-so-good: The buildings were obviously grand and well-appointed when first constructed, but they need to be updated and properly cleaned. The service crew is understaffed. An old rag laid untouched in a stairwell for 3 days. The breakfast and lunch food was average, but the table service was poor. Obviously untrained and understaffedThe bad: The dinner food at the "gourmet" restaurants was horrible. On our 3rd night we took the evening shuttle to Panama City, had a great meal at Nazca 21, and rode Uber back to the resort.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Welcoming check-in experience with champagne, fresh towels and cookies
- 3 meals daily plus snacks
- 3 gourmet à la carte dining options without reservations
- Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits
- Mini-bar with soft drinks, bottled water and beer restocked every two days
- 24-hour dining in cafe
- Daytime activities and live nightly entertainment
- Theme parties, oceanfront bars and entertainment venues
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the resort
- 310 rooms in 1 five-storey building
- 4 a la carte restaurants
- Buffet restaurant
- 4 bars including a swim up bar
- 24-hour room service
- Fitness facilities
- Spa (fee)
- Golf nearby (fee)
- Business Center (fee)
- Gift shop
- Dedicated on-site wedding planning facilities
Deluxe Room Ocean View includes:
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- Cable TV
- Full Bathroom
- Hair dryer
- Iron & Ironing board
- Mini bar
- Electronic in-room safe
- Coffee & tea maker
- Room service available for a surcharge
For the Kids
- Explorer's Club for kids (ages 3-12)
- Core Zone Teens Club (ages 13-17)
Wedding and Honeymoon - Special packages are available. Please inquire for details.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Resort Location Map
Dreams Delight Playa Bonita PanamaPanama,Panama
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Road to Veracruz km 7 Arraijan District, Panama City Panama
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.
Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
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