by Erica Lamberg
Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana is a beautiful beachfront property that sits on the Dominican Republic’s east coast. The resort is situated on a white sandy beach studded with swaying palm trees where guests enjoy endless views of blue waters. This is the third Dreams Resort & Spa property in the Dominican Republic. Dream’s philosophy is that they don’t make guests wear bracelets during a stay to promote relaxation.
With so many ways to play, from numerous daytime activities, featuring an Explorer’s Club for Kids and a Core Zone for teens, a spa and fitness center, and fantastic nighttime entertainment, a stay at Dreams Palm Beach will be forever memorable.
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- Beach setting
- Themed restaurant choices
- Children's & Teen's programs
- All Inclusive Rates
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Children Programs
- Connecting Rooms
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
- Meal Plan
- Onsite Dining
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Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana features 500 deluxe guestrooms including 40 spacious suites. All rooms in the resort include 24-hour room service and daily refreshed mini bars, and feature king, queen or double beds, as well as flat-screen TVs, MP3 docking stations and upgraded decor. Bathrooms are completely renovated to include a Jacuzzi or new spacious shower along with elegant countertops and vanities. Free Wi-Fi access is also available in the guestrooms and suites.
Suites include an elegant bedroom, sitting room, dining room, and two large baths. The master bath boasts a whirlpool tub, separate glass shower, and dressing table.
For the discerning family, a new, more luxurious, Preferred Club is offered and is marketed as a "hotel within the hotel." In this elite section, there are 140 rooms in the Preferred Club, where guests experience even higher level of service, with 24-hour concierge service, upgraded amenities, daily afternoon and evening hors d'oeuvres, private check-in and check-out, a private beach area and more. In addition to these amenities, suites in the Preferred Club offer king size beds, Jacuzzi and living areas with an additional television and DVD/CD player.
Dreams Palm Beach is a fantastic place to stay. This was our 4 th time staying there and it was great. The Staff is amazing, they cater to your every need. Food was very good and plenty of it . The atmosphere of the Resort is very relaxing, beautiful and well taken care of. We felt totally safe here. Will definitely be back next year.
Myself and my wife just arrived back after a 2 week holiday at "Dreams Palm Beach" we arrived 5th September 2019.
First impressions were typical of the older style Caribbean Hotels but were clean and tidy and well maintained.
Upon arrival during check inn we were offered a upgrade for our room at a cost to us of $55 per night but decided against this since we were not spending the entire time in the room. (the rooms at prefered from the outside looked very similar to normal rooms anyway).
Room : We stayed in block 8 top floor. The room itself was clean and tidy but a little aged as i guess its a old complex. We did have to fix our toilet flush but it was a quick fix that i managed myself without the need to ask staff. The room was cleaned on a daily basis and fresh towels were provided.
Pool and Beach area : Some seaweed on the beach but was cleaned up very well in our fist week but very little during our second week. No hassle from sellers up and down the beach.
Restaurants & Buffet : Food in the buffet was ok but after two weeks we got sick of the same menu. However there are a few restaurants that can be mixed up and i have to be honest all of our food was spot on could not fault it.
The staff at the resort were absolutely fantastic and very friendly they couldnt do enough for you. They work very long and hard shifts and go above and beyond to help you out.
one problem we found was when a young girl got accidently burnt by hot water from the table she was sat at (nothing to do with the staff just a pure accident). no staff during breakfast time knew any sort of first aid and if it wasnt for a nurse that was staying at the resort it could of been much worse. ( little girl was ok btw few days later).
Good holiday for myself and my wife the weather was very good apart from the last 2 days as a storm was brewing but by that time we were ready to come home.
Each day a guide to activities called the Sundial is distributed and gives an overview of activities for both children and adults.
Explorer's Club for Kids
Exclusively for children ages 3 to 12 years old, this play area includes an indoor game room with TV, video games and arts and crafts area. Scheduled fun activities include sandcastle building, piata competitions, nature programs and movies on the beach. Beepers are provided to parents, in case they need to be contacted. The club is open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Core Zone Teens Club
For the older kids, ages 13 to 17, the Core Zone is open from 9 a.m. to midnight. Here, nightly entertainment, daily activities and a vast array of sports and games are all geared to teens, with an Entertainment Team to ensure safety and responsibility while the teens take part in all the activities that are offered. Teens can enjoy Wii, Xbox, PlayStation, batting cages, pool, table games and foosball.
Fun in the sun is a key element of relaxation and enjoyment of a Dreams holiday. The resort's recent multi-million dollar renovation includes the addition of a new larger pool as well as enhancements to the existing pools. The pools are gorgeous, immaculate and are enhanced with waterfalls, trees and flowers. In total there are three pools in the center of the resort, as well as a private pool for Preferred Club guests. There is also a hot tub for Preferred Club guests. There are ample lounge chairs, and during the day the recreation staff organizes games and other pool fun.
White sand, turquoise calm water and gentle breezes make this beach truly a dream. There are ample shady huts on the beach, and dozens of lounge chairs. Another highlight is an inflatable trampoline in the shallow part of the ocean that was a hit with both young and young at heart. Guests can swim, sail, snorkel, windsurf in the blue ocean and even take an introductory dive lesson for free as part of the Dreams experience.
Families will delight in Dream's dining experience. There are five a la carte restaurants, plus a buffet, a grill and in-room dining. (Although the French restaurant, Bordeaux, is only for diners 18 and up.) Along with a well-stocked contemporary wine cellar, bar area and expansive outdoor terrace, the building has European-inspired decor, new sound and light systems and a state-of-the-art kitchen.
The five dinner-only restaurants housed in the same building include:
Himitsu, an Asian-inspired restaurant that is fun and interactive for youngsters as a chefs prepare meals with playful tosses, chops, and shouts of joy while diners sit around them in a communal setting at Tepanyaki grill tables.
El Patio serves up traditional, yet gourmet Mexican food, on an expansive outdoor terrace.
Portofino is the Italian restaurant.
Seaside Grill features a variety of fresh seafood. Breakfast and lunch are also available to Preferred Club guests here as well.
The fifth restaurant, Bordeaux, is French cuisine and for adults only.
Also located on the property are:
For early risers, this cafe is a place to get a cup of Joe. For an afternoon sweet fix, stop by for a tasty treat.
The name says it all: for casual dining on the beach, barefoot, if you'd like, this snack bar will take care of any hunger pangs during the day or evening.
The resort's full-service buffet restaurant, World Cafe, boasts a handful of culinary stations, a salad bar and impressive dessert table. The atmosphere is beautiful with a beamed ceiling, as well as new tables and chairs.
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Babysitting is available for an additional charge.
Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel as well as free International calling to the U.S. and Canada.
The Spa at Dreams is a 5,400-square-foot retreat to invigorate the body with a menu of more than 30 restorative treatments. The tranquil atmosphere is a backdrop for true indulgence and offers seven luxurious indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy area featuring a Turkish bath, indoor Jacuzzis and showers, sauna and steam bath to complete the stimulating and peaceful experience. The spa also includes a full-service beauty salon for hair styling, waxing and manicure and pedicure services.
A special offering is that kids and teens can discover the joys and health benefits of the spa experience with their parents. Simple and educational treatments are designed especially for spa-goers ages 6 to 11 with teen services available for young adults ages 12 to 16.
Guests can enjoy the resort's fitness center that offers cardio, weight training and stretching equipment. The fitness center features cross trainers, stationary bikes, strength-training machines, Nordic Track, Universal and other training machines and free weights.
The Art of Smart Timing
Facilities here are open all year. Similar to other Caribbean destinations, the fall is often considered a shoulder season, while winter is popular due to the cold temperatures in the Northern U.S. During the summer many great deals are available. This property receives sunshine and enjoys warm temperatures year-round, so anytime is a great time to visit the property.
Dreams Palm Beach is 20 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport. There are shuttle providers and guests may also take a taxi to the resort.
The resort is easily walkable and paved paths throughout the property make strollers easy to maneuver as well. A vehicle or taxi is needed to venture outside of the property.
For Mom and Dad
The resort's French restaurant, Bordeaux, is open only to those 18 and older, making this the perfect spot for a night out while the kids enjoy the kids' clubs. For after-hours fun, parents may find the Desires Nightclub or the casino a good choice for a night out. For something truly special, couples may enjoy a romantic, child-less dinner served privately on the beach.