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Dreams Playa Bonita Panama Resort & Spa

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4 Nights with Air from $799 All-Inclusive
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3.3
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2.6
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3.3 out of 5
"Our reservation was switched to Westin which is next door to Secrets. We had a great time @ Westin." – Archie07
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"Our reservation was switched to Westin which is next door to Secrets. We had a great time @ Westin." – Archie07
15 out of 30 (50%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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August 25, 2016
Secrets was closed for renovation

Our reservation was switched to Westin which is next door to Secrets. We had a great time @ Westin.


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Overall Rating: 4
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From: NEW YORK
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

July 12, 2016
A Good Deal But Don't Stay Too Long

The staff was friendly and helpful, the room was very comfortable. The Beach and Pool should not be one option to review because the pools are nice warm and comfortable and enjoyable but PLEASE keep off the Beach; sand flies will eat you alive, its dirty and rocky definitely not the clear blue waters you'd hope for on a vacation. The food and dining options were very good but if you stay more than 5 day you may get bored of eating the same few dishes at the 4 open restaurants. All in in its a good deal and please try the spa, it was one of the high point of this resort.

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Overall Rating: 4
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5.0
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From: Brooklyn NY
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

June 28, 2016
not what I expect

Been to other AMResorts, but this Secret resort is not up to par. The activities that they post everyday is never scheduled or done. Bars was never on time opening nor the bartenders know the drink of the day. If you want quiet and not do nothing at all, this is the resort for you. If you do choose this resort, please bring something with you to fight the nats. Their bites is very uncomfortable. Also, the whole time we were there the beach was not in use because of the red flag caution. This resort really needs to improve their customer relationship with the tourist.


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From: Mandeville, LA
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 28, 2016
Can't recommend

Just returned, stayed June 17 to June 24th.This may be lengthy, BUT VERY INFORMATIVE. This resort is beautiful, HOWEVER, the services and food options are horrible. I'll start with the CONS: Secrets offers an upgrade called the Premier(or Premium)package, DON'T PURCHASE IT. They do not have all that they say comes with the upgrade. Our in room mini bar liquor was NEVER restocked even though we asked and then complained. The Premier Lounge that they said would be available with the upgrade, that you can get top chef liquor and hot and cold food when the restaurants aren't open yet, DOESN'T EXIST. Ok, there was a room (empty) that they said was the Premier lounge but it wasn't quite done yet. We found this out the first day when we got in and was told lunch started in about an hour in one of the restaurants, my husband was hungry so I asked where the Lounge was an the worker had no idea of what I was referring to. We then asked another employee who told us it will be opened the next day. 3 days into our vacation, we were told it was under construction and will not be opened. Why offer an upgrade AND TAKE THE MONEY when you can't deliver what you advertise. The restaurants are a joke. Just know, when you order, you should order 2 plates per person, the portions are for a 5 year old. and there aren't many options to choose from on the menus in the specialty restaurant. The Best meal I had was the Caesar salad with shrimp at the outdoor restaurant. Room service, where do i start. The food was better, however, They NEVER got our order right, many of the guest were actually discussing it and cracking jokes saying "if you want a burger, just say you want pizza and they will deliver a burger", this turned out to be kind of accurate. What we finally learned by the 3rd day, was to order 4 different meals and we would end up with what we wanted. We (we were with another couple) were always told by Dax at the front desk that a manager would speak with us at a certain time, each day he told us this, we never saw the manager. No one EVER went swimming in the ocean, its to rocky and do not expect a pretty blue ocean, but it is nice to sit on the balcony and look out on it. In our friends room, their bath tub/ jacuzzi wasn't cleaned for 3 days. The only buffet is at breakfast, with limited options, all lunch and dinner meals are with the specialty restaurants which leave you hungry...A far cry from other all-inclusive resorts. I am most angry about splurging and paying for the upgrade, something they couldn't deliver on.This resort is VERY BORING, I'm 52 and my husband 57, even for us it was boring. It is a resort that "caters to lovers and is for relaxation" so if you're looking for excitement in the evening or during the day, this isn't the resort to go to. The nightly entertainment is a singer with their guitar in the lobby, seriously, lol. ok, maybe a singer and someone blowing the flute. Rumor has it, this resort is closing to get itself together at the end of the month, yeah, after I paid all my money on a mediocre vacation. Now I'll give you the PROS: PROS: The room was okay /nice, the bed was very comfortable. The resort itself is very clean. Best employee was Raphael, a waiter. I seriously did enjoy the rest despite all the cons, as I was really stressed and needed the vacation. My friend said the SPA was awesome for her massage. I went on the nature walk/tour at the hotel and saw a couple of sloths. A baby alligator got into one of the little water wading pools, it was exciting watching the workers capture it. Overall, while I did enjoy other parts of Panama, at this time, there is NO WAY I could recommend this resort. Out of the 30 years that I have taken 1-2 vacations a year, this is the first horrible review I have had to give. Between them taking my money for an upgrade and them leaving us to eat out elsewhere do to the lack of food, I would recommend putting your money on another resort... My first and last time EVER going.


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From: Arizona
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 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

Deluxe Room Partial Ocean View
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Deluxe Room Ocean View
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Preferred Room Ocean View
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Deluxe Room Partial Ocean View - SALE
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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.

You can take a shuttle from the resort to Albrook Mall, one of the biggest malls in Central America. Best news: it's FREE!

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 Playa Bonita Panama Resort & Spa

Km 7 Camino a Veracruz

507-316-1463

Hotel Description

Dreams Playa Bonita Panama Resort & Spa: 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®. Here's 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.


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.

Sugar Reef Bar
Beach bar. Daily, 11:30am-6pm.

Barracuda
Daily, 11am-10:30pm

Rendezvous
Lobby bar. Daily, noon-1am.

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 Playa Bonita Panama Resort & Spa 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 Playa Bonita 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 Albrook Mall
Going to Albrook:
9:45 am departure from Dreams Playa Bonita. Up to five minutes courtesy wait time.
From Albrook to the Hotel:
4 pm departure for Dreams Playa Bonita from the parking area near Panafoto.



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