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.
I have been to other Dreams Resorts; I expected Dreams Playa Bonita to be on the same level as the other Dreams Resorts, or better. This is the first time I have visited a Dreams Resort and they have not done anything for my birthday (no champagne, cake, or chocolate). The resort was clean and well kept. Our room was not restocked or replenished with towels and washcloths; had to constantly go to the front desk. There is really no need to upgrade to “Preferred”, because there is not a huge difference; other than the “Preferred Pool and Lounge and top shelf liquor”. Very limited top shelf liquors, I was told the only top shelf liquor they had was Jack Daniels and Absolut Vodka; I do not consider that top shelf. The food was okay; pretty much the same food daily. The seafood restaurant was only open 1 day the entire week; there was only one restaurant open at night along with the buffet. Very limited activities during the day, and no entertainment at night. The nightclub was a joke; mainly families with little kids. The Spa is overpriced. Many of the workers do not speak or understand English. Also, all rooms face the ocean.
This resort has managers and staff that are inherently dedicated to making you feel special. They genuinely want you to have a good experience. The resort is designed with expanse and pleasing views. Each room has an ocean view on one side and a closeup view of the rain forest behind. The food is plentiful, of wide variety and mostly tasty. The beach is nice. The ocean water isn’t clear and ebbs far out into the bay at low tide.
I had an amazing trip at the Dreams hotel. The entertainment was fun and engaging. The staff provided the group I traveled with everything we needed that made our trip more enjoyable. I would definitely recommend The Dream Hotel to anyone who is traveling abroad.
My review is all positive and I am sure it had a lot to do with the fact that this resort was far from capacity and you can really soak in the beauty of the natural surroundings without the crowds if the occupancy was high. The resort is nestled between a beautiful beach and jungle. The landscape of coconut trees , rolling greenery against a sandy beach, and the endless pool are how you would picture paradise. All the outside areas are very well kept as you will see from my posted pictures. Our room , on the second floor was far left from the main building and had a beautiful view of the ocean. The staff was attentive and friendly but struggled with understanding English so there was a language barrier. Given that Panama is not your typical tourist country that is understandable. It is important to note that the resort stands on it's own and can't really be compared to Dream or Secret Resorts. I have only experienced this brand of resort in Jamaica and you really can't compare. I would give very high marks regarding the structure, location and staff. The important elements are all there and yet it is all the ancillary elements that separate this resort from achieving a higher level of standard. For example, the daily activity sheet , I believe it's called the Sundial, is not at all accurate and disorganized with typos and not distributed to guests automatically but on the concierges table in the lobby. The activities times and other items are not accurate. Restaurant choices were very limited but the effort made by the staff were terrific. The lunch grill could use a lot of attention or just removed. what is the point of smelling good grilled food only to be disappointed by dry in-eatable chicken and 3rd rate hot dogs ? I would also suggest having a 24 hr gourmet pizza alternative. The Portofino and Bordeaux restaurants were a pleasure to dine in. The coffee at Coco's was the very best I have had and service was exceptional. I also took advantage of the free shuttle and did all my souvenir shopping at the Albrook Mall! It's difficult to review because of the expectations that are associated with the Secrets and Dream brand but overall we enjoyed our stay and look forward to a next visit.
Okay so first be prepared for a 3hr drive to this hotel and no bathroom stops,then make sure you have your paperwork upon check in as they don’t know what they are doing cause most of them can’t speak English and are not very good at accommodating any issues you may have.....this hotel posts 5 restaurants and you are lucky if you get a choice of 1 of them and the pool pictures don’t tell you that they are for the elite guests and don’t trust any of the trips offered from the hotel as they do not check to make sure that you get back on time I have never been to such a very poor and misleading resort ever,,,,it’s that bad that I am going after a refund due to they ruined my 50th birthday......
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
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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.
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