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Dreams Delight Playa Bonita Panama

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4 Nights with Air from $689 All-Inclusive
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February 1, 2017
Trip only one time.

This would be my 7th resort in the Caribbean. Comparing to other resorts I stayed, this was the least one. Start with the dining only three were open every night with same selection. Service was not he best to the price paid to stay at the resort. The beach front of the resort is rocky and nobody would go in the ocean. Not many activities like the other resorts. I saw the reviews on your site which made me select the resort over Hard Rock and Trump Hotel. I would have been better off with the hotel. That would been a better value.


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From: New York
Age: 55-64
Travel: 7+ trips/year

January 22, 2017
Not up to par for anow am resort

Performed club equals 3 airport bottles a bag of m&m's and a fun size prigles and a lounge that is placed inconveniently... restock everyday.. not happening even after you clomplain... they will take your robes and towels.. and not replace them even after you complain. Room service.. 3 items and one or two won't be available. Booking excursions.. sure to the canal or jungle walk.. you want to zipline or anything else.. good luck with that... food... the buffet was small but good and the same every day.. breakfast wasn't huge but had everything you want and stuff made fresh.. dinner was good but nothing was what it should be and not as good as other dreams.. all bit a few bartenders where slow. Entertainment was next to none.. the pool and bars shut down at 6... the lobby bar at 1:00 the 24 hour cafe closession round 12.. yes the 24 hour cafe closes.. the water in the area isn't good but no one's fault.. the hotel has enough English speaking people for Americans. People were very nice and polite there


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From: New jersey
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

January 4, 2017
Something different. No need to return

Overall we had a nice stay at Dreams Playa Bonita in Panama. Once we got past the less than friendly/knowledgeable front desk. If there is one major complaint or turnoff to all AM resorts, it's the brow beating you get to listen to the "special presentation" which is really a time share effort. The "Preferred club access" that would afford you equals dry, quiet and boring separated pools and dining areas. Speaking with folks who splurged for the extra, their impression from "the other side" is the same and they complain it's usually not worth the extra coins. Back to DPB- the resort staff was friendly and accommodating. There wasn't a ton of entertainment outside of a handful of poolside activities. No nightly shows like most other AM resorts. The rooms were smaller than other similar properties (Punta Cana and Riviera Maya) but clean and comfortable. The hotel provides insect repellent which should be a red flag. My husband and youngest daughter have natural repellent and somehow never get accosted by bugs, but my oldest and I were eaten alive...as were many others as seen by huge red splotches all over anyone who dared to stay at the pool or have dinner at one of the two open air restaurants. The food was decent. Nothing to rave over, but there were several options for my pescatarian family. We met a Jewish couple who mentioned being abele to find a kosher restaurant in the city. They head chef allowed them to bring their food back which was a big deal for them as they celebrated their holy observances. There isn't much information on what to do off the resort. It's best to do your own research, come equipped with basic directional Spanish and plan your own excursion. There's a daily shuttle that will take you to a high end mall nearby. It's much easier and cheaper to catch a cab from there to the sites you'd like to visit and be crack for the afternoon shuttle back to the resort. All in all a good trip and one more place to check off the list.


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From: Va
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

December 28, 2016
Dreams Playa Bonita Lacking Service

Beautiful resort located on a gorgeous beach. The infinity pool overlooked the ships coming in and out of the canal. The service was hit or miss as well as the food. I would love to visit again due to the proximity of the resort to the canal and the city but would wait until the service/food gets better.


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From: Minneapolis, MN
Age: 35-44

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.

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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

Teens:
The Core Zone for teenagers 13-17 offers sports and games. Located in the sports area, supervision is provided by the resort's Entertainment Team. Daily, 9am-10pm.

  • Sports and games for teenagers
  • Ping pong
  • Foosball
  • Xbox®, Playstation®, Wii®
  • Social events including DJ mixers
  • Snack bar with non-alcoholic drinks


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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