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.

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  • MauraMcD : Boston, Massachusetts
Wonderful service at beautiful and quiet resort close to Panama City

We highly recommend this resort for people looking to stay in paradise close to the city. From the moment we arrived at Dreams Delight in Playa Bonita Panama, we were treated like VIP guests. We visited during August to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. The staff decorated our room in honor of our anniversary, gave us champagne, and planned an unforgettable surprise date- a jungle hike to a secluded beach, where they served us a romantic lunch and a kayak trip back to the resort. We stayed at Dreams Playa Bonita during the rainy season (which wasn't that rainy) and several times we were the only people in the pool or on the beach. The staff was extremely friendly and attentive. They always took the initiative to make sure we were comfortable with fresh drinks, towels, snacks. There were 4 restaurants that all served excellent food off a menu. Because we visited in the slow season, 2 restaurants were open each night on a rotation.

  • Megan H : Los Angeles, California
Didn't Hold Up to the Dreams Standard or All Inclusive. Wouldn't recommend

I would not recommend this resort at all and want to share my experience so that others don't go through this.1.My experience first started out with a car services that was booked for me and 2 other friends. We spent 23 dollars each for a car service to pick us up from the airport. The car that picked us up was a small sedan that barely fit our luggage. We all wondered why such a small car picked us up and we paid 23 dollars each. We took an uber from the hotel to the airport leaving and we spent the 23 dollars total and received a larger vehicle that was able to accommodate all of our bags comfortably. The uber had a better car service than what the hotel provided. When leaving there was a guy standing at a desk and didn't help me with my bags either. I had to carry all of luggage to the car.2.Once we arrived and loaded our bags in the elevator the door closed on my friend and we had to push the door open to get her off the elevator. This door closed on several of us and other guests at the resort as well. In some cases the door hit people so hard the drinks in their hand will spill on them. This would happen at least once a day to someone. I told a hotel employee about this and he said he would look into it. But this was something that wasn't fixed on our stay. 2. I would call and ask for various items from the hotel and would not have delivered to my room; such as, extra wash clothes, laundry bags and a writing pen. None of these items where brought up even after several calls to the front desk. 3. I asked the front desk about excursions and things to do in the area and they said that they are suppose to know neither is the concierge. I was just told that they could google it. 4. The food was sub par and some of the stations were not even set up. At dinner they would also run out of some of the entree items as well. For dinner we waited for about 45-1 hour for our salads to come out. I also told the waiter that I was a vegetarian and what my options were and was told that I would only have a bowl of spinach to eat. 5. I also asked if there could be a sign placed on the door for me and our group since we were celebrating anniversaries and this is something that I saw 2 weeks prior at another Dreams resort that I stayed at. They said ok and that never happened. 6. The lever to flush the toilet broke in 2 of the rooms of where my group was staying.7. There were no themes parties that were mentioned in the advertising 8.The shuttle that does one drop off in the Downtown area does not drop you off in the Downtown area it drops you close to the main road and you have to walk several blocks to get to the area where it states that it is suppose to drop you off. 9. A member in our group came a day earlier and asked for her room to be closer to ours and tipped the lady to ensure that she was close ended up being the furthest away from the rest of the group.10. The outside eating area should have more hours to be open especially during the day so that when people are by the pool their are food options available. Compared to the Dreams Resort that I stayed at 2 weeks prior this place would be more of like on the level of a Motel 6. The plus side would be that it is on the beach and we did have a great view. The only person that was the most helpful and knowledgeable would be Melvin.

  • KSFyre : Chicago
Just and average stay

Maybe its because I usually stay at Secret's resorts, this is my first time staying at a Dreams. Probably my last. I was not impressed. The resort itself is beautiful, the rooms were nice, the bedding, etc was fine. But the bathrooms were just average. The food was mostly buffet, which I was expecting more a la carte service. The service at the restaurants was just average. It would have been nice to say my stay was great, but it is just not the case.

  • djlmath : Little Rock, Arkansas
Excellent trip and hotel!

This resort was beautiful! I was concerned a little because of the reviews and we went during rainy season but it only rained maybe for an hour or so during the afternoon on 2 or 3 days. There was only one storm but the rain stopped and that was ok. The food was good- dinner was off a menu. I am a vegetarian but there was still choices. For breakfast, there is a chef who cooks omelets. The pools are sparkling and clean and the beach was good sand. You can walk the beach as well as swim in it. The resort is secluded but close to town with a free shuttle to Old City. There is also a free jungle hike every morning and we got to see monkeys and lots of animals. We saw 4 sloths while we were there. The tours out of the hotel are great! The guides were awesome. July is low season and we only had 3 total in our group on a tour.This trip was for my 60th BD and our room was full view ocean and beach. They even had a bottle of champagne waiting for us in the room when we got there. They also greet you with champagne when you get there from the airport. I would agree that this is a 5 star resort. Everyone was friendly. The wifi is free and worked great!

  • biancadressage : Loxahatchee, Florida
Absolute Night Mare!!!!

Hands down one of the worst experiences at hotel we have ever had!!!! Where to start?Ok Room! Smelled of mold so bad we could hardly stand it. The bathroom door was covered in mold and black mold all over the shower! Next! Food! Oh god the food! Poor quality, rotten salad, grindy risotto, over cooked dry egg and the list goes on and on...Pool! ugh!!!! Covered in green algae around the entire border, tiles missing on the bottom of pool everywhere oh and best of all it closed the first night we were there at 6pm!!! Supposed to close at 7pm but come on people... we are on vacation here! Oh and not to forget no HOTTUB!!!!! I got pictures of the pool! Happy to share with anyone! This place is not worth your money! Or any money I should say! The managers are well aware of the issues and do simply nothing to fix it! That is probably the worst part!

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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