Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa Review

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Editor’s Review of Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa

Dreams La Romana is the largest of the three Dreams resorts in the Dominican Republic with 751 rooms in 10 buildings. Some of those rooms are always under renovation and updating to keep the property to the highest of quality and standards, although a major renovation was completed in 2008.

The management at the three Dreams properties in the Dominican Republic has a friendly, good-natured rivalry about who has the best beach. They are all great, but we have to go with the La Romana property. The sand is soft and powdery, less gritty than their colleagues (maybe not as good for sandcastle building) and the water is crystal clear and very shallow several yards from the shore. Although there are plenty of palm trees for that necessary
... more Caribbean feel, the beach includes a variety of other tropical trees that creates an altogether different look that many Caribbean beaches.

A large dock extends out into the water allowing for great photos back of the beach and an opportunity to feed the fish bread crumbs. The beach is more than 1,300 feet long. Putting it in more North American terms: that's almost the length of four football fields. The beach is within five minutes walk of the fishing village of Bayahibe and the many shore excursions that leave from here, including the very popular trip for snorkeling to Somoa Island.

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Our Editor Loves
  • Child-size buffet
  • Teen center
  • Feeding Fish From The Dock
Family Interests
  • All Inclusive
  • Beach
  • Bicycling
  • Golf
  • Water Sports
  • Sailing
Family Amenities
  • Babysitting
  • Children's Program
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Cribs
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Kids' Pool
  • Kids'/Theme Meals
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
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Although we are not beachy people, coming from an island ourselves, we were intrigued by the deals we were getting at various ALL INCLUSIVE resorts during the shoulder season - KIDS STAY and EAT FREE is always an eye catcher, and ...
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Griswalds
Truly a Dream
Reviewed on 08/10/2010
After the referal and the research we headed to Dominican Republic. Other than Jetblue's scam at airport checkin to get $30 extra per person for seats we already paid for the flight was thankfully uneventful. The hotel's van was ...
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The standard rooms are about 350 square feet and most come with a tub/shower combo, but not all, so if your little ones need a tub, be sure to ask. Suites are about 840 square feet and include a bedroom, living area, two televisions and two balconies or terraces. Eight suites face the ocean and include two full baths.

About 20 percent of the rooms at Dreams La Romana connect to adjacent rooms and all have DVD players and iPod docking stations. A limited number of DVDs are available for check out from the concierge, so you may consider packing one or two of your children's favorites.

Each of these rooms comes with a mini-fridge that is re-stocked everyday with soft drinks, beer and bottled water at no extra charge. If parents want to minimize access to sugary soft drinks, simply tell the front desk and your fridge will be stocked with just bottled water.

Wifi is available throughout the property with an additional fee. If you have a need to be in touch with the world, or teenagers who have to be online, the most economical package is unlimited, multiple access for seven days for US$60.

Cribs are available at no extra charge, but bed rails are not available.

All of the essentials are provided: hair dryer, iron and ironing board, in-rooms safe at no extra charge, and bath products.

If your budget allows, go for rooms identified as the Preferred Club. In-room amenities including plush bathrobes and slippers, turndown service, complimentary WiFi and a 24-hour concierge. Preferred Club guests have access to a private beach area and a clubhouse that offers a continental breakfast and other snacks throughout the day. A private bar and bartender are also located here.

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