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Dreams Delight Playa Bonita Panama

Panama

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April 15, 2017
Beautiful resort on the beach

This was a beautiful resort right on the beach. We had a partial ocean view in the reservations but received a full ocean view along with a pool. Excellent service but wish more of the staff had spoken English. Not a ton of restaurant choices but the food was delicious in all, except we didn't go to the French restaurant since we didn't pack nicer clothes. The bartenders, especially Nathaniel, made amazing drinks. They had a complimentary jungle hike near the resort but we didn't go since I didn't have the right shoes. Bring hiking shoes! I do wish the resort was bigger but I made the best of it. You needed to take a taxi or Uber to Panama City, with Uber being a MUCH better deal, but had to take a pricier taxi from the city back to the resort since couldn't get on the Uber network or there were no available drivers. Be watchful of the taxi drivers and don't let them scam you. Oh, you couldn't view the sunrises or sunsets from the beach since it aimed the wrong way. Anyhow, would recommend this resort for at least part of your stay.


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Overall Rating: 5
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5.0
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5.0
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From: Chicago, IL
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

April 12, 2017
Not what we expected.

We bought the trip to Panama as something different. The price was a deal - $2400 for 8 day all inclusive. The pics on the website were great. However reality set in once we were there. When we first walked in we knew the hotel was older, but we were OK with that. However the greeting was less that inviting. We had to take our own luggage to our room (bell man forgot). Most days we had to call to get the maid to make up the room - sometimes as late as 3pm.The food options were limited to 4 restaurants which were not all open at the same time. The food quality was OK. The biggest letdown was there was absolutely nothing to do here - perfect if you're looking to go and do nothing but chill. There were no activities, no clubs, no shows, no entertainment whatsoever after 10pm. The only entertainment was a lounge singer in the bar and a really lame "disco" in the basement which was nothing more than 80's videos. The pools were nice and big, but no one came to ask if we wanted drinks. We always had to go to the bar. Overall, this was not what we expected and wish we did more research. Several of the people we met actually left the resort and went into town just for something to do. If you are looking for laid back, chill and relax - this is the place for you. If you are a couple looking for some fun and excitement I suggest you look elsewhere. The highlight of the hotel was Roger. He's an awesome bartender at the inside bar who waits on you hand and foot!!!


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From: Chicago
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

April 9, 2017
Great Value

They were in the transition period when my girlfriend and I went, and are definitely understaffed. The people are extremely nice, but they can only do so much when stretched so thin. Room service took forever, but the employees took care of us extremely well. We unfortunately got sick while we were there, which was from our layover in Mexico. They paid special attention to us to make sure our sickness didn't ruin our vacation. Extremely nice people. The beach looks nice but the water is hiding an abundance of rocks which my foot got cut on. Overall I would go again in a heartbeat if I would be fired. Of your thinking about it I would say yes!!! Go!!! You won't regret it. Some of the restaurants are closed depending upon how full the hotel is on any given night. The weather is perfect.


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Overall Rating: 4
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From: Bay Area, CA
Age: 19-24
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

April 3, 2017
Enjoyable

For the most part I really enjoyed my stay at Dreams Bonita Panama. I came with an open mind because some of the reviews were not so pleasant. I think the resort has so much more potential. To start off positive I enjoyed my room. I was on the first floor with a beautiful view of the ocean. The rooms were clean and I don't have any complaints about them. The dining facilities were well put together. Since I came in a little nervous because of some of the reviews the dining definitely surpassed my expectations. I am a simple eater so I enjoyed my options. The few complaints that I have are the activities that were listed basically did not happen. I wanted to do Archery and the batting cage and the one day they were open was the day I visited the Canal. That was a bummer. I was also disappointed that the resort doesn't advertise the sports bar in the lower area more for its guest for late night hours. It has so much potential to not be used effectively especially since the city is 25-30 min away. One other thing, I hate being marked to do those vacation club presentations. Once a person seems uninterested "let it go". I definetly appreciate the information about using Uber. That was easy peezy and much cheaper than a taxi. Even though I have a few complaints I really enjoyed my stay. Of course the beach is blah but that's not the resorts fault. The pool area makes up for that. I would come back.

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From: Baltimore, Md
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

Room Information

306 guest rooms and suites throughout 11 towers with ocean views and Unlimited-Luxury®. Room amenities include bathtub and shower, luxury bath amenities, hair dryer, 24-hour room service, A/C, ceiling fans, daily refreshed mini-bar, CD/DVD players, alarm clock with MP3 docking station, in-room safe, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, concierge service and free Wi-Fi.

You can upgrade to the Preferred Club that includes rooms/suites with Swim-out, ocean views, club lounge, bathrobe and slippers, pillow menu, complimentary newspapers in English and Spanish in the rooms and hydrotherapy access once per stay, daily continental breakfast along with afternoon hot/cold hors d'oeuvres, exquisite desserts and fine liquors all served in the lounge.

Room Details

Delight Partial Ocean View (available beginning May 1,...
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Delight Ocean View (available beginning May 1, 2017)
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Deluxe Room Partial Ocean View (available until Apr 30,...
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Deluxe Room Ocean View (available until Apr 30, 2017)
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What's to Love

All-inclusive fun for the entire family. They are going to love you this epic vacation.

The golden Pacific Panama Beach, outdoor Jacuzzi, sleek infinity pool and exotic, jungle walkways.

The stress-busting yoga classes, kayaking and more.

No matter what land or water activity you choose, there's always the fitness center (your Switzerland).

Hitting "reset" with all sorts of goodies like hydrotherapy combined with indigenous treatments.

Treatments like "State of Bliss" and the "C and Sea" facial (wrinkles-be-gone). You melting yet?

The perfect, temperate weather - never above 90 degrees. You in?

 

What We'd Change

The commute from the airport to the resort seems long, just because you're ready to get there already! But, the 45 minutes or so will fly by and when you arrive at the resort, expect a drink handed to you first thing.
 

Why You Should Go

You're minutes away from historic Panama Canal. (Visit the Wiki for a quick history update).

The Cathedral of Panama City is a must-see - it's burgeoning with old-world architecture and charm.

You can take scuba diving lessons, snorkel, rent wave runners and even water ski. Big, splashy fun.

You're just a hop away from the wonders of the Punta Bruja Nature Reserve.

There are wedding/honeymoon/anniversary packages that include wine/fresh fruit upon arrival, live music and more.

Golf is big in Panama and you'll find many courses nearby. Channel your inner Tiger.

Free shuttle into Panama City from the resort.

Panama's official currency is the US dollar, and you'll be vacationing on EST.

Available Amenities

  • Beach
  • Beach Bar
  • Business Center ($)
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Kayaks
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Pool Bar
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Ping Pong
  • 7 Restaurants
  • 4 Bars/Lounges
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Yoga
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Wireless Internet
  • Watersports Center ($)
  • Fitness Center
  • Beach Towels
  • Tour and Island Information
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Swimming Pool
  • Jogging Trail
  • Car Rental Available ($)
  • Gift Shop ($)
  • Banquet Facilities ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Deep-Sea Fishing
  • Dining
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Historical Site(s)
  • Shopping
  • Watersports Rentals

Map of Local Area

Panama has warm, friendly people, a dynamic business sector and an unusual variety of terrains. Panama is a safe country with a first-world infrastructure, a stable democracy, and inexpensive cosmopolitan living.

Dreams Delight Playa Bonita Panama

Km 7 Camino a Veracruz

507-211-8600

Hotel Description

Dreams Delight Playa Bonita Panama: Amidst the Epic History, Make Some of Your Own

Imagine this scenario: you, nearly asleep, are listening to waves gently lap up on the beach (the only noise in the tranquil quiet), then you open your eyes to see turquoise waves, a brilliant azure sky and a lush mountainous landscape in the distance. Suddenly, you realize your drink is empty. You blink, then look up to see a beach waiter holding a brand, new refreshing, oh-so-necessary beverage. You accept, then settle back to resume your Epic Chill.

This is a real thing. And it can happen to you.

Dreams Playa Bonita has everything you have ever wanted in an all-inclusive getaway and so very much more. There's a name for all this awesome - Unlimited-Luxury®. For guests staying through April 30, 2017, here is a snapshot of what you get:

  • Unlimited gourmet a la carte dining - eight gourmet restaurants, (no reservations needed) plus a coffee bar for your requisite caffeine rush
  • 24-hour room service - if you wake at 4:13 am and want something, you can get it.
  • Limitless international and domestic top-shelf spirits (applies to natural fruit juices and soft drinks, too. All you can drink).
  • Daily refreshed, complimentary mini-bar. You'll never be parched.
  • Pool and beach wait service. (Chilled beverages at your beck and call).
  • No wristbands. (You're not at sleepaway camp).
  • No gratuities, unless you are so moved.
  • Unlimited Connectivity - mobile app that lets you stay connected, that is, if you want to.

For guests staying May 1, 2017 onwards, here is a snapshot of what you get:

  • Welcoming check-in experience with champagne, fresh towels and cookies.
  • Limitless access to three gourmet a la carte dining options - no reservations required.
  • Daily room service available with a surcharge from 6am-11pm
  • Daily refreshed, complimentary mini-bar. You'll never be parched.
  • Endless daytime activities and nighttime entertainment twice a week.


DINING

You can savor six delectable restaurants - four a la carte, a buffet and a cafe, all without limits, reservations, taxes or gratuities. Choose from exquisite Tuscan-Italian gourmet fare, French with a wine cellar (tres chic), seafood with steaks, surf 'n turf, market cafe and a grill. At one stellar restaurant, you can dine 24-hours a day. Check with the front desk to see where you can nosh day and night. Your taste buds are going to be very happy.

Market Cafe
Type: International
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-11am; Lunch - daily, 1pm-4pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-11pm
Description: Buffet-style restaurant serving a variety of cuisines.
Dress code: Casual.

Barefoot Grill
Type: Grill
Hours: Daily, 7am-7pm
Description: Enjoy a variety of light lunch specialties with an ocean view each day.
Dress code: Casual

Oceana
Type: Mediterranean
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 8am-11am; Lunch - daily, noon-5pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Serving a la carte breakfast and a lunch menu with Mediterranean-style cuisine .
Dress code: Casual

Bordeaux
Type: French
Hours: 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Savor the taste of French cuisine each evening at Bordeaux, serving delectable fare in a romantic, elegant setting.
Dress code: Casual elegance

Coco Cafe
Type:
Cafe
Hours: 7am-10pm
Description: Enjoy premium coffee and snacks in a casual and relaxed atmosphere at the Coco Cafe.
Dress code: Casual

Portofino
Type: Mediterranean
Hours: Nights vary, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Dine on Tuscan-Italian gourmet fare in an elegant atmosphere.
Dress code: Casual elegance.

Seaside Grill
Type: Grill
Hours: Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-11pm
Description: Located directly on the beach, Seaside Grill offers a variety of light snacks, full meals and a la carte Caribbean steaks during the evening.
Dress Code: Casual.

Gluten-free options are available at each restaurant.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

You can get your drink on at five bars and lounges - a hoppin' beach bar, a fun spot in the lobby, a sports mecca, a bar by two restaurants (Oceana and Seaside Grill), and an international bar with pool wait service. If this is not enough, you can get in on the themed parties and entertainment they offer. Whether you want to party or mellow out, you can find it here.

Manatees
Pool and swim-up bar. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Barracuda
Daily, 11am-10:30pm

Rendezvous
Lobby bar. Daily, 11am-11pm.

Desires
Sports bar. Daily, 10pm-2am.



BEACH AND POOLS

The main attraction is Panama beach with the sublime, teal waters from the Pacific. But there's more: five gorgeous free-form pools. No matter where you dip or dive in, you'll be a happy beach citizen.



SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaks
  • Sailing
  • Water aerobics
  • Pool volleyball

Available for an additional charge

  • Scuba diving
  • Water skiing
  • Wave runners
  • Sport fishing

Land

  • Fitness center
  • Ping-pong
  • Beach volleyball
  • Yoga
  • Jogging trails


INTERNET

The resort's Unlimited Connectivity program offers complimentary Wi-Fi access and calls to the U.S. and Canada in all guestrooms and public areas. The app offers access to social media, free app-to-app calling, resort info, local info and discounts, and even weather without roaming charges.

SPA SERVICES

The world-class Dreams Spa by Pevonia includes treatment rooms, multi-functional indoor massage spa suites, spa suites for couples, and a full-service beauty salon. Daily, 9am-9pm.

Amenities and services include the following:

  • Massages
  • Body treatments
  • Hydrotherapy circuit
  • Facials
  • Haircuts and styling
  • Manicures and pedicures


WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Dreams Delight Playa Bonita Panama offers a variety of wedding and honeymoon packages and services. Please contact the resort directly for more information.

CHILD CARE

The Explorer's Club for kids offers supervised activities for ages 3-12 years old. The Explorer's Club staff is certified in both CPR and First Aid. Parents can get a pager should they be needed for any reason. Daily, 9am-10pm.
  • Playground
  • Sand castle contests
  • Story telling and music
  • Treasure hunts
  • Arts and crafts
  • Indoor game room
  • Video games
  • Big screen movies on the beach
  • Weekly campouts


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Dreams Delight Playa Bonita Panama is located about 45 minutes from Tocumen International Airport (PTY).

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 4-night minimum stay is required each year for travel Dec 26-31.

Shuttle Service to Panama City
A complimentary shuttle service is provided for guests of Dreams Delight Playa Bonita from the resort to Panama City. See concierge for shuttle schedule.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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