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Dreams Delight Playa Bonita Panama

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Overview

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.


tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Amber F :
Nice Place

The resort is very clean and quiet. The staff there were wonderful. They were always willing to help- whether it be making delicious drinks or helping with transportation or directions they always did it with a kind smile on their face. The food is ok, honestly it's the same as other all inclusive resorts. The pools and beach were warm and clean. I had read that bugs were a big issue at this resort. This property is built right beside a jungle, what do you expect? The staff were constantly outside spraying for bugs but there's only so much that can be done to keep the bugs at bay. While we didn't have troubles with insects I do recommend you bring bug spray. The resort does provide bug repellent towelettes but they are small. There isn't much entertainment offered by the resort. We brought games to play and watched tv in our room. Overall, it was a wonderful vacation and we would stay here again.

  • stevefly : Edmonton, Canada
Disappointment

We were not impressed with the Delight brand as it offered no entertainment which we didn't expect. We also payed for preferred club and our room assignment was so far from the preferred area we almost needed a taxi. (a bit exaggerated but we were a long way away) We were then moved closer but were still a long way away. The service in the restaurants was sub par as we had to wait on several occasions after being seated to get a waiter to even come to our table to provide drinks. The pool area was not very clean and there were leaves through the pool and pool deck. The one plus was the bartender at the Preferred club pool who took very good car of us. Sorry I cannot remember his name. I would not recommend this resort as we were very disappointed that it didn't live up to what we have become accustomed to with the UVC resorts.

  • Hannah H :
Dreamy resort in a Delightful city!

Where do i begin? There are so many great things i can say about our stay, i'll start with our first impressions, the lobby was a very welcoming and beautiful sight after travelling a day to get there. We were met by Jesus who took us up to the 'preferred' (maybe the name should be changed to VIP club) room where he told us about the resort, and made it clear all you have to do is ask and everyone will be more than happy to help. We headed to our room, to walk into some of the most breathtaking views of the sun setting over the Pacific ocean with the ships queuing for the canal in the horizon. The next morning we headed down to breakfast which we both agreed was our favourite meal of the day always changing daily with different dishes to pick from. All the staff where very helpful and you felt well looked after at every meal. We didn't enjoy the evening meals as much as breakfast as we found there wasn't as much variety and the standard of cooking was slightly less then a 5*. We spent most of our days by the 'preferred pool' where it was adults only looking out to sea with the warm waters just a stone throw away from your lounger. The bar staff at the pool would walk round asking if you needed any more drinks that didn't stop flowing if you didn't want them to. We went on an excursion to the old town and the canal, we really enjoyed this day out would highly recommend going on it the tour guide (Robert) was full of interesting information about the canal and the old town. we went to two malls both had good shops in them if you like shopping would recommend going. On our last day we went on the jungle hike. This was most definitely the highlight of our trip its a must! Jose was our guide and defiantly a credit to the resort full of facts about the rain forest and the animals that live in there, we felt 100% safe with him and looked after. lastly i read a lot about the mosquitoes especially in rainy season being high, i was worried about this as travelling a round Europe i get bitten a lot, however i didn't get bitten once out of our 10 night stay even in the rain forest, so as long as you reapply you shouldn't get bitten. in conclusion if you have the chance to go, go! its a great resort with great friendly staff that try there best. We would definitely return.

  • Lolita J : Los Angeles, California
Nice

Didn't stay here but it was nice to see. Nice views and the pool was clean. I would stay away from the beach water as it looks like mud in the morning time. Not sure about the staff we didn't stay at this one.

  • Maegan M : Bronx, New York
Dreams Not so Delightful

HOTEL: Let me start by naming the people in this resort who were the best; Lorenzo (wait staff), Jorge (bartender by pool), Vidal (bartender by pool) Luicia(bartender in lobby), Jonathan (bartender in lobby/ coffee bar), and Nathanley (bartender in lobby). Now on to the review.Dreams Delight in Playa Bonita was a big disappointment in comparison to other Dreams Resorts, this is more of a resort to just relax and do nothing. The grounds are actually very beautiful, but the beach is horrible, DO NOT SWIM, during my trip it was red flagged everyday. Bug spray is a must in this location the mosquitoes really eat you alive. There is not many activates that this resort offers Kayaking, Archery (broken when I went to try), Golf, Water Aerobics, 2hr Nature Hike and the games that they have scheduled throughout the day like Bingo etc. They do offer a shuttle to the city but it must be reserved 24hrs in advance and it does not bring you back to the resort you must use a city cab or uber is also available. This resort DOES NOT have a night club for its guest, it has a room that they do Karaoke in every night :( FOOD: They have 5 restaurants, 1 is not included in the All Inclusive Package (French Restaurant) and you must pay for it, and another is only used for breakfast (which was not great). Please note that if you miss breakfast you must wait for lunch. The restaurants alternate so really there is not much of an option you eat whatever is open that day. The food was hit or miss most of the time it was a miss for me, my favorite was the steak night, but others in my party can beg to differ, also the Italian Restaurant was good as well it was just the service that made it a horrible experience. Coffee bar was my favorite. This resort also only has 3 BARS in total, 2 by the pool and 1 in the lobby. The drinks in the lobby are way better than the drinks by the pool. SERVICE: Let me start with the check-in process my group arrived at about 8am, we did not get into our room till about 4pm and as I said this resort had no activates to keep us entertained as it was raining out we could not go to the pool area. In regards to housekeeping they are HORRIBLE, I had made numerous request for extra toiletries as there were 3 people in my room and they only provided enough for 1 person. They also did not put bags in the garbage bin, and there were times that we came back from the pool and the room had not been cleaned. And to add a cherry the resort staff checked us out 2 day early so our room keys were not working after a long excursion in Panama City when we just wanted to get back and relax we had to deal with this issue.Now do not get me wrong All of the above I said is true, but being that I was with a great group of people I had a really nice time. So my advice is do not come here if you are looking for fun and adventure with lots of options. But if you are with good people and just want to have a good time relaxing than this is the place for you, and your family.

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
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • 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
  • Cafe
  • 4 bars including a swim up bar
  • 24-hour room service 
  • Pools
  • Tennis
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa (fee)
  • Golf nearby (fee)
  • Business Center (fee)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Gift shop
  • Dedicated on-site wedding planning facilities

Deluxe Room Ocean View includes:

  • A/C
  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Cable TV
  • Phone
  • WiFi
  • Full Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Electronic in-room safe
  • Coffee & tea maker
  • Balcony
  • 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.

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  • Dreams Delight Playa Bonita Panama
    Panama,Panama

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Secrets Playa Bonita Panama Resort & Spa
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.

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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.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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