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.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • nholmes329 : Catonsville, Maryland
Not what we expected...

We decided to travel to the resort on the advice of our travel agent. His exact words were "The resort is renovated and wonderful. You will have a great time". Not so much...Resort Grounds - DecentThe grounds were nice but much of the outside lighting was broken and the lobby floor had many chips and was not clean. The resort is still renovating many things such as the swim up bar. I can only imagine what it looked like before.Room - DecentNot renovate or modern as advertised. We had to clean up spider webs in the closet when we first arrived but the staff gave us plenty of towels and wash clothes each day. One entire section was still closed for renovations.Our room had an infestation of ants outside the door. Management sprayed numerous times and the ants didn't get in the room but who wants to enter a room with thousands of ants outside the door!Food - GoodBreakfast was the best meal of the day but overall the food was good. There were only two dinner options each night and a coffee shop with maybe fruit and small sandwiches. We had the option of free room service, which ended at 10 pm, and those options were very limited. We called for dessert one night and were told dessert is not available via room service although it was on the menu. I really think it is horrible that an all inclusive would charge for room service. We heard many people complaining about this.Entertainment - Horrible!Unless you are convalescing or want to stay in your room, I suggest bringing cards or a board game. They may have a extremely loud singer at the lobby bar or a movie but that is it. When asked about nightly shows/entertainment, we were told that it would be expensive to pay staff to entertain the guest. They had a daily activities list and out of the 7 days we stayed, I may have saw 2 activities (water aerobics and kayaking) occur. If you are under the age of 50 or like to have fun, this is not the place for you. Everyone I met, complained about this. The younger guests all had to leave the resort each night to have any fun. Uber-English is very cheap, so if you stay, leave the property as much as possible. The preferred lounge was not worth the extra money. The food looked old and there were a lot of bugs in the room. This is not a good representation of a Dreams property. Staff - NiceGenerally, everyone was nice and helpful but there is a huge language barrier. I used Google translate and was fine but many people seemed frustrated.During my stay, the common theme was disappointment from everyone I talked to. Our biggest excitement was playing cards each night in the lobby! I can't in good conscience recommend this resort to anyone. Changes are needed!

  • Donna H :

My husband and I traveled there memorial day weekend. We arrived Saturday after catching a red eye. The first day we rested. The weather was beautiful our second day. I hung by the pool and there were plenty of people in the pool area and the beach. After Monday the resort was less crowded. Overall, the room was clean the food was good. Only a few restaurants to choose from. Some were not open as described. No entertainment at night. If u didn't leave the resort you didn't have much to do. The daytime activities i saw once and that was it. Not sure if it was the lack of guests or the staff didn't feel like being bothered. Would not revisit that resort.

  • ayegiazaryan : Glendale, California

We had the worst vacation ever.This resort does not deserve even 1 star because it's at least a star.1. All inclusive doesn't mean food. it means bugs. food was terrible, old, nasty and no variety. Don't expect to enjoy your dinner because you have to consume it just to silence your stomach.2. Almost half of our group(we were 14) specially children ate out of the resort in the old town.So be prepared to spent a lot on the food, drink and transportation.3.The beach is dirty so the ocean. Stony and muddy.4. No activities at all at the beach or inside the resort. Nothing.5. Chitras!!!! Means Sandbugs!!!! Be prepared to be eaten alive and scratch yourself for a week at least.6. The resort is very old and falling apart.

  • lcsmile75 : Saint Louis, Missouri
Not what you'd expect or want...

I would not recommend even a short stay at this location. I recently visited this resort with my entire family. Unfortunately the owners are not managing the facility well. The restaurants weren't available as indicated, the food was often served cold, the rooms were not cleaned regularly, the refrigerators were not restocked, the activities like kayaking, volleyball and archery were not readily available unless we went and found someone to assist. Even then, we were often turned away or really had to argue in order to use the facilities. We did not ask for any of these services outside of hours that they had listed as appropriate and still had issues.The pool appeared clean when we arrived but by the end of the week you could visibly see the dirt and algae in the pool. The pool bar smelled so strongly from not being cleaned I couldn't sit by it and it wasn't stocked with the basics for drinks. They did not have a staff that was trained and did not seem to want to help the travelers. We spoke with several families staying there that felt the same way. The best day we had at the resort was playing volleyball with another family and bonding over how awful the resort was in general. Panama had some amazing sites and our best times were when we left the resort. We managed to make some wonderful memories despite the challenges. Unfortunately even trying to look at things with a good attitude the environment diminished our time together.

  • bsi1406 : Peoria, Illinois
Family vacation

Spent first week of July 2017 with family (9 people 5 rooms). In all of are world travels we have never meet a staff so uncaring or unfriendly. No smiles or can I help you attitude. I actually had to argue with the entertainment staff for the use of a kayak We know it is off season and did not expect a normal experience, but we really received a below average vacation from a very reputable resort. The main restaurant had the same menu everyday! And only one restaurant available to non privileged guest every other day. .

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
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  • 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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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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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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