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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  • Baschtone : Speyer, Germany
It´s a Dream !

We hab a very nice stay in that lovely hotel. Very friendly staff,nice beach, great food, good loocation and close to Panama City . I would recommend the preferred rooms with seaview. Not many places in the world with such an sunrise over the pacific !

  • Marilyn C :
NOT a 5 star Hotel!!!! You better know your "Spanish"

We just returned from 1 week at Dreams Playa Bonita Hotel in Panama. We are truly disappointed!!! From the beginning, We had to look for some time, to find someone who could understand us at airport, to find the person who was picking us up. After an hour ride to airport, there is no one to check us in or explain things. We were shown to a desk, where someone smiled politely, and handed us room key and pointed, The room was very clean, and appealing. The view was beautiful. Our room service was not a problem. In the hotel, there were plenty of staff, most didn't speak English. We never really saw anyone "over seeing" the lobby area where guests were arriving. This would have been helpful. There was NOT several restaurants to choose from. Usually it was 1, and the others closed. It was almost impossible to get a regular coffee, unless it was in the buffet restaurant. There were many repairs needed all over the pool area. But it was clean. The "daily activites" as promised, did not happen. I felt that a hotel this size could have done better with the many staff inter-acting with guests. The food served was at best "poor" and repetitive. On two occasions, I went without dinner, there was 1 restaurant open, "Seafood Restaurant". The food arrived cold and cooked so much it was hard and unedible. The head waiter, tried to apologize but again, the language barrier. I'm not blaming him, he tried his best. Ultimately, we left and no dinner. On our last night there, another fiasco. New guests had arrived the prior day. The "took over" the hotel. There were many and their children were running freely all over hotel, with none to little supervision. In the Italian Restaurant that night (it was Seafood Buffet), these same "guests" were in restaurant. One table 12-14 people. there was no one sitting there, as they were all visiting other tables and the children running around. The table beside us for 4, decided to make a bigger table, so they dragged over another table and chairs. The restaurant was very busy at this time!! We got up and left, before we even finished our dinner. After we left, the head waiter came out and offered us another room to eat in.( a glass room within the same restaurant). I understand he thought he was "making it right". I have never been so angry!!! And, it was my birthday. we had a lovely afternoon in Spa, and looked forward to nice dinner.In summary, I would NEVER recommend this hotel!!!! It is NOT a 5star, or designed for people who just want to relax. So disappointed. We saved for this trip, and were told we would love this place. I will definitely be speaking to travel agency to make them aware.

  • robertomJ7454UQ :

My review of my stay at Dreams Delight Playa Bonita was excellent. We enjoyed our time of relaxation while we were there. The members o your staff were very pleasant which made us feel very special at the resort. Definitely, we will be back.

  • cbp6 :
Not the Dreams Resort I Expected

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.

  • Ken D : Albuquerque, United States
Excellent service

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.

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
  • 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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