La Romana

Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa


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Unlimited-Luxury®   All Inclusive    

2018 Exceptional Values
Extra Value: Apple Exclusive: Free non-stop transfers included from LRM (and PUJ Airport - charter arrivals only)
Weddings: Free symbolic weddings. Receive the Dreams Wedding in Paradise Package Complimentary with a 7 night stay in the minimum required room category. Restrictions apply - see applebeachbrides.com.
Honeymoon: Receive the Dreams Eternity Honeymoon Package complimentary. This honeymoon package is complimentary when you book a Preferred Club Honeymoon Suite or higher accommodations category for a minimum of 7 nights. (restrictions apply*)
Family: Two kids 12 and under Stay, Play, and Eat Free during select dates.

Greening Your Life: Part of the Apple Vacations Greening Your Life initiative, this property is Rainforest Alliance Verified and participates in a variety of social activities in the local community, including nursing homes and orphanages. Other green initiatives include participation in Green Week, environmental activities sponsored by the DR Dominican Hotel Association, beach cleaning, recycling programs, and more. A weekly staff newsletter is also circulated to promote environmental awareness.

Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa, located on the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic, is a world of pristine beaches and lush tropical jungle where couples and families can experience an Unlimited-Luxury® escape. Nearby you will find challenging golf courses and the historic Altos de Chavon, a magnificent recreation of a 16th century Mediterranean village.

Rooms and suites offer an elite style, grand vistas and elegant comforts. Each provides a wealth of carefully chosen appointments, including a daily refreshed mini bar with soft drinks, juices, bottled water and beer and 24-hour room and concierge services. Upgrade to a Preferred Club room and receive exceptional services and world-class amenities.

Numerous daytime activities will allow everyone to experience the getaway of their dreams, whether it's water sports or an afternoon of pampering at the world-class spa. The jungle village of the supervised Explorer's Club keeps your kids totally entertained with exciting games, adventure and exploration.

Your Unlimited-Luxury® experience means unlimited gourmet dining. Eight internationally specialized restaurants serve luscious fare in stunning outdoor and indoor settings. No reservations, wristbands, or coupons are required. Enjoy cocktails at any of seven bars and lounges. Once night falls at Dreams La Romana, more magical moments are created with music, parties, live shows, and the excitement of the casino.

Just another added benefit of staying at Dreams La Romana is the opportunity to tee-off at three of the Caribbean's top ranked golf courses. These courses consist of Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore, and Links. Additional cost applies.

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*Please request your honeymoon package at time of booking. Not available during Christmas and New Years Eve. Subject to availability and double occupancy only. Taxes and gratuity included. Prices and package subject to change without notice. This package cannot be combined with the Dreams Wedding in Paradise Package. Package is only applicable to couples staying within three months of their wedding. Couple must present a copy of their wedding invitation or marriage certificate at the time of check-in.
HOTEL LOCATION
Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa is on the south east coast of the Dominican Republic, 20 minutes from the La Romana International Airport, 40 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport and 60 minutes from Las Americas International Airport.
Address: BAYAHIBE
LA ROMANA


DR
Local Phone: 809-221-8880
Toll Free Phone: 866-2-DREAMS
Fax: 809-221-8881
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Physician on Call
Pools
Number of Pools: 4
Outdoor Pools: 4     
Kid's pool, Jacuzzi, and sun decks with shade areas. One swimming pool for Preferred Club guests and one for Preferred Club Adults Only guests.
Golf: NEARBY
Holes: 18
Green Fees: Fee required
Cart Fee: Fee required
Club Rental Fees: FEE REQUIRED
Tennis
Number of Courts: 4
Outdoor Courts: 4
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
This resort features eleven gourmet reastaurants, seven stylish bars & lounges, three swimming pools, casino ($), World-class Spa and Explorer's Club for kids. Beach:
Total Rooms: 756
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
ROOM TYPES
PREMIUM DELUXE GARDEN ROOM
Features 347 sq. feet room with garden view. Features 1 king or 2 queen beds, balcony or terrace, A/C, full bathroom with tub & shower, hair dryer, cofee maker, cable TV, phone, private safe (extra charge), minibar stocked with soft drinks & beer>
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
FAMILY ROOM
828 sq. ft. Private bedroom with king bed, second bedroom with two twin beds. Two full bathrooms. Private furnished balcony or terrace. Up to 2 adults and 3 children, 4 adults and 1 child, or 3 adults and 2 children.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
PREFERRED CLUB PARTIAL OCN
347 sq feet room with partial ocean view. Features private Preferred Club Lounge, private check in/out, VIP status amenities, upgraded room & min-bar service, afternoon & evening hors d'oeuvres, complimentary internet access in lounge and room safe ($).
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
PREMIUM DLX PARTIAL OCN VW RM
Features 347 sq. feet room with partial ocean view. Features 1 king or 2 queen beds, balcony or terrace, A/C, full bathroom with tub & shower, hair dryer, cofee maker, cable TV, phone, private safe (extra charge), minibar stocked with soft drinks & beer
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
PREF CLB HNYMN STE GARDEN VIEW
Suites are 700 sq. feet with separate living room & garden view. Features king bed, balcony or terrace, A/C, full bathroom with shower & tub, hair dryer, coffee maker cable TV safe (extra charge), mini-bar with soft drinks & beer.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
PREF CLUB SWIM OUT GARDEN VIEW
With lovely garden views, direct access to a pool, and modern decor. This room also has luxury bathroom with marble floors and rain shower. These rooms are in building 7.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
PREF CLUB GRDNVW ADULT ONLY
411 sq. ft. Located in adults only section, room includes one king bed or two double beds and a furnished balcony or terrace with garden views. Bathroom features marble floors and rain shower. Preferred Club amenities include an upgraded minibar and more.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
PREF CLUB FAMILY SUITE GARDEN
Offers lovely views of garden & modern decor. Also provide children with shampoo, conditioner & toothpaste, set of beach games. Butler service included. Room offers bathroom with hydro-tub, separate living room with flat screen TV & separate powder room.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Sofa
Television
PREF CLB HNYMN STE GDNVW ADULT
828 sq. ft. Located in adults only section of the resort, spacious guestroom includes one king bed, separate living area, hydro-tub in bathroom, and a balcony or terrace with stunning garden views. Guests also other enjoy Preferred Club amenities.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
PREF CLB HNYMN MSTRSTE OCNFRNT
828 sq. ft. Preferred Club privileges and preferred location with stunning ocean front view. Spacious furnished terrace. Spacious living room. Marble floors and updated decor. Large bathroom with hydromassage tub. Four poster king bed.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
PREF CLUB POOL VIEW ADULT ONLY
411 sq. ft. Located in adults only section, guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds and a balcony or terrace with pool views. Bathroom features a double vanity and rain shower. Preferred Club amenities include complimentary internet and more.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
PREF CLB HNYMN STE OCEAN FRONT
Suites are 700 sq. feet with separate living room & oceanfront views. Features king bed, balcony or terrace, A/C, full bathroom with shower & tub, hair dryer, coffee maker cable TV safe (extra charge), mini-bar with soft drinks & beer.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
PREF CLUB SWIM OUT GDN ADULTS
In addition to the Preferred Club amenities, the Preferred Swim Out rooms in the adults only section feature furnished private terrace with garden view, direct swim-out access to a pool, modern decor luxurious bathroom with marble floors.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
PREFERRED CLUB GARDEN VW
347 sq feet room with garden view. Features private Preferred Club Lounge, private check in/out, VIP status amenities, upgraded room & min-bar service, afternoon & evening hors d'oeuvres, complimentary internet access in lounge and room safe (extra $)
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
DINING
Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa features 1 meal plan options:
All Inclusive
There are 8 Restaurants at Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa:
Seaside Grill - A la carte restaurant serving grilled specialties. Open for lunch (11:30am to 5pm) and dinner (6:30pm to 10pm). No reservations required. Dress Code: Casual attire.
Himitsu - A la carte restaurant serving Pan-Asian cuisine featuring Tepanyaki grill tables in an elegant Oriental atmosphere. No reservations required. Open for dinner 6pm to 10pm. Dress Code- Casual elegance- men must wear long pants.
Bordeaux - Adults only, a la carte French gourmet restaurant. Open for dinner 6:30pm to 10pm. No reservations required. Air conditioned. Dress Code: Casual elegance- men must wear long pants.
Jungle - A Dominican culinary experience with assorted food stations. Open for dinner 6:30pm to 10pm. No reservations required. Dress code: Casual. Open air restaurant subject to weather conditions.
Portofino - A la carte restaurant serving Italian homemade specialties. Open for dinner 6:30pm to 10pm. No reservations required. Dress Code : Casual elegance-men must wear pants.
Oceana - A la carte restaurant serving Seafood specialties. Open for dinner 6:30pm to 10pm. No reservations required. Dress Code: Casual attire.
World Cafe - Main International buffet style restaurant. Open daily for breakfast 7am to10:30am, lunch 12:30pm to 3:30pm and dinner 6:30pm to 10pm. Late snack bar from 10pm to 6am. Dress Code: Casual attire (swimwear & bafe feet not allowed)
Olio - A la carte restaurant featuring Mediterranean cuisine open to all adults during dinner from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Adults staying in Preferred Club have private access during breakfast (7 a.m. to 10 a.m.) and lunch (12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.). Casual elegance.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Euro-Bungee, ocean trampoline, inflatable climbing iceberg, ping pong, beach volleyball, Spanish lessons, Merengue lessons
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Movies shown by pool, casino, Desires Nightclub, weekly special outdoor dinner, manager's cocktail party.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Explorer's Club for Kids- Fully supervised club for kids exclusively for children 3 to 12 years old featuring a playground area and daily activities including sand castle competitions, arts & crafts and weekly campout adventure.
Applicable Ages: 3 to 12 years old.
Program Fees: Complimentary

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: Fee required
Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes
Core Zone: For teenagers 13-17 years old. Sports and activities organized by the entertainment team in the sports area, board games, teen disco at the sports bar from8:30pm-10:30pm, sports area open for a late night Teen's Disco from 10:30pm-12am.

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4120 Recommend
4120 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa to their friends and family



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Caution
LESLIE H.
Aug 06 2018
Be aware there are no elevators - must use staircases. The only air conditioning is in the room. The restaurants are not air conditioned
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ExcellentE
JODI S.
Jul 26 2018
I loved it!!! Octavio was amazing!!!! Turn down service gifts were so cool!
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A Dream Vacation
RANDALL H.
Jul 24 2018
The Dreams La Romana is wonderful!!!! The resort is very clean and the staff is so helpful. The Caribbean side of Punta Cana is much calmer then the Atlantic side. The beach there is awesome!! We will definitely be going back!!!!!
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Awesome Vacation Destination
MARIANNE B.
Jul 11 2018
Dreams was a dream. Resort grounds were beautiful. No matter where you stood on the property you had an amazing view. Hotel staff was very friendly. Live entertainment at night was great. We went to the show every night. Restaurants had wonderful food and the presentation was like a masterpiece. The buffet was lacking on variety and flavor. Breakfast at the buffet was great but I would suggest going to the restaurants for dinner.
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Exceptional
HEATHER R.
Apr 03 2018
My husband and I had an amazing vacation and will definitely be back. Great people and great service.
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TOMASZ B.
Mar 09 2018
We really enjoyed our week long stay at Dreams La Romana! First the positives: very friendly staff, really good food in specialty restaurants, nice beach, plenty of activities for kids and adults, good selection of room service items. Evening shows were also great! Negatives: we initially had the non-preferred rooms and the bathrooms REALLY need updating. That's the only reason I would not agree with the hotel rating. Also the Apple rep at the hotel told us that there's no good snorkeling around the hotel but you can see plenty of fish behind the pier (although there is no reef). Finally, we went to Saona Island Excursion...fun catamaran ride, pretty island but there are NO starfish to bee seen (major misadvertisement!)
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Great Vacation
CHRISTOPHER S.
Mar 05 2018
We stayed at this resort 2/22/2018 through 3/1/2018. Check in/out--- Very smooth with no hassles. We were early so they showed us a restaurant to eat lunch and relax on the deck that had a spectacular view of the pool and a partial view of the Caribbean sea that turned into our last stop each night. Our waitress, Altagracia, served us a cold beer that was refreshing after a day of traveling. ALTRAGRACIA and ENO ELFA continued to serve us the entire week greeting us by name with very refreshing drinks even before the old ones were empty. Entertainment-- "POKEMAN, EDDIE MURPHY and PABLO PICASO, to name a few entertained us by the pool all day. There were several others and I am sorry I didn't get their names cause they worked really hard to keep people interested in the games.The whole entertainment staff put on spectacular shows each night and should be commended for their talent. Its not Vegas but they are good. We were there for the Dominican Independence Day and were treated to a local school drum squad, baton twirlers and dancers which was nice to see. A parade through the grounds with kids from the Kids Club led by staff member ANGELICA who always stopped by to say hello whenever she saw us. Room--- We only need a place to sleep, shower and change clothes and it was more than adequate for that with hot water at all times of the day. The cleaning staff was very good to us (Clean towels/ fridge restocked) everyday with turn down service at night. Our room was next to the main pool where the evening show was put on so if you go to bed early this might not be the building for you. Beach/Pool---The beach is small but very clean with beautiful warm water for snorkeling and swimming. There is plenty of lounge chairs around the pool and on the beach for everyone. We would find one at 10 a.m. with no problem. There are 5 pools around the resort including an infinity pool with swim up bar that is always packed. Restaurants---We only went to 4 of the resorts many restaurants. The World Café is the buffet is my favorite because there was so much to choose from that you could always find something you wanted. FRANCHESCA also greeted us by name after the first day so we were made to feel very welcome. The Jungle was really interesting because it was outside on the beach and the food was local Dominican fair. We had the Majesty soup, fries chicken and rice and Pumpkin Flan served by a great staff that explained everything to us as they brought it out. The Pizza bar was fantastic for lunch and the Japanese Restaurant everything my wife wanted it to be. Overall--- We booked through Apple Vacations and had great service from Cewill, Victor and Julissa. We booked an excursion will no problems and they assisted in picking the best day to go. It rained more than we are use to but the hotel can't control that. We hope the Hotel lets the employees we mentioned as well as all the staff know that because of them we had a wonderful vacation and were very sad to leave. We will recommend the resort to others and hopefully return sometime soon.
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Not the rating Apple gives hotel
DAVID C.
Feb 27 2018
Highly dissatisfied in this resort, understaffed and not kept updated. Pools were the worst we’ve ever seen compared to other Apple resorts with the same ratings.
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Sunshine Getaway
KEVIN C.
Feb 24 2018
Very good hotel, great food and lots to do. Only complaint was that some cash suspiciously disappeared. No resolution. Beach was nice, snorkeling was not great, but was good past the pier. I loved that reservations were not needed at the restaurants, and most of the food was delicious (ordered two entre’s most meals. We had an upstairs room and you could hear everything next door. If you go.... you will enjoy yourself.
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LUKE J.
Feb 18 2018
Check in/out was very simple. Comfort of the room was decent, but bed and pillows could have been better. Room was cleaned late in the afternoon vs. morning. A little stingy on the beer and water supplied in the room. We had a leak under our bathroom sink, which required a towel down daily to soak up excess water. I pointed it out to one of the housekeepers and she said no leak... I didn't argue. I didn't bother talking to the front desk. Room was nice/simply decorated but you could tell was worn out... chips in the tiles in the shower, sloppy grout work in the tile... that is just me being picky I guess. Nice small walk out from room with garden/pool view. Housekeeping did great to keep the room clean. Food quality was average to good. It really depended on the restaurant. Olio and the Japanese restaurants were very good. Bar service was shotty and not consistent with drinks requested... you could ask for the same drink at three different bars and get three different drinks. When bars were busy, they didn't seem to have enough staff to wait on everyone. Liquor and beer selection was poor. Entertainment was great and you could really tell the entertainment team was trying very hard to involve the guests. The rock show was great/fun. I requested karokee one night, as it wasn't on the schedule... they actually accommodated and we had a lot of fun. I was very appreciative. The pools were beautiful and very clean. The beach was also beautiful/clean, no rocks or coral in the water. Clear light blue water- beautiful. We went kayaking around the beach one day- fun, you get 1 hr. free. Overall attitude of the hotel staff was very nice- the waiters at the restaurants (Ocean Side Grill and Olio) were very accommodating and friendly. It was a good experience overall. Food quality was not gourmet... average at buffet.
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Dreams LaRomana
EUGENE T.
Feb 14 2018
Four of traveled this year. All will proclaim that everything was perfect. We have no negatives what soever. The administration---Jorge and Jefferson were extremely accommodating. The waiters and bartenders took great care of us. I truly and sincerely recommend Dreams LaRomana to all. I feel my judgement is good since I have been doing a Winter Vacation for forth some years.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Dream holiday at dreams
Kathy W, Bedford, United Kingdom
Wed Aug 15 00:34:08 EDT 2018
This holiday is actually a dream come true it is amazing picture postcard all the way through .Food wise there is food 24/7 and it is really good ,we liked the grill best as it was in such a beautiful setting if you got on the decking part the waiters were so so friendly and attentive .coco cafe omg the cakes the hot chocolate the iced coffee so so nice and all included in the price amazing ,the staff in there are so lovely and friendly it's hard to say no when you get your drink and they say may I offer you something else ? Oh ok I will have a piece of that wonderful cake lol .To be honest I am a beach person the pools many pools were all beautiful but the beach and the sea well all I can say is absolutely stunning picture postcard clear blue sea small almost no waves absolutely perfect I almost lived on the beach so perfect (wish I was still there)special Thank you to the tui reps such lovely people and very helpful very good at there job and generally care about you .Thank you. Maids are so friendly they are such lovely ladies always smiling and happy .went on 3 TRIPS SANOE island lovely day and worth the money .monkey world wow the monkeys climb all over you .you are given a bowl of fruit as you walk in and the monkeys come and help themselves ,monkeys are not kept in cages they are free to roam around so not cruel .dreams ladies Romana is literally your dream come true it's amazing

Excellent stay
Raoul D, Ettelbruck
Tue Aug 14 05:46:04 EDT 2018
I just returned from my vacation at Dreams La Romana Resort and Spa after having stayed for 10 days. It was my second visit to a Dreams resort in the Dominican Republic as I usually prefer the Secrets brand (owned by the same company). Although I started with some mixed feelings in regard to my other Dreams vacation (which was not too bad though, but thats another story) but was quickly surprised by the quality of staff, food and cleanness of the resort. The staff go mostly out of their way to make you feel as comfortable as possible, food quality is just amazing, nothing at all to complain about. I booked the Preferred Club package (as I usually do when available) and was pretty satisfied with the Preferred Club lounge and overall service, the drink selection was adequate. I especially liked the personal space at the Beach for preferred club members. In addition, staff were very attentive in regards of non-preferred guests entering the private space, which is very much appreciated. The only thing to complain about are the sometimes very long waiting times in order to be seated. In addition the range of the pagers which are handed out to you while waiting for a table is a joke, it makes it impossible to wait at the preferred club lounge, as range only goes for maybe 100 to 150 meters... All in all a very recommended Hotel in the La Romana area. (Tip: If you plan to visit this Hotel, it would be recommended to fly directly to La Romana as the drive from Punta Cana Airport is pretty long, even if you have a private transportation) Special shoutouts go to: Hernandez (One of the best waiters I have ever seen), Sheila, I hope I got that right.. (Very attentive waitress at the beach, remembered the orders after 2 days and brought the drinks without me even ordering them :) )

It just gets better and better!
MissFitts, Bedford
Tue Aug 14 01:38:44 EDT 2018
Three previous holidays here and we thought it couldn't get any better - but it did! Altagracia, head of housekeeping with her colleagues pulled out all the stops to give us the most amazing welcome, so many generous 'extras' in our rooms, such a surprise and so kind. Had we been royalty we could not have been treated better. We have always chosen the Family Preferred option because we like the way you feel you are in a small exclusive hotel, but with easy access to a range of restaurants and facilities which could only be provided in a larger one. We love the concierge staff in the Preferred Family Clubhouse. Nothing is too much trouble for Vanessa's team. All the girls are charming and we received so much help throughout the two weeks from all and from Katherine and Marcia in particular. Chester and Moises catered admirably for our thirst. While some younger members of our family group of nine disappeared later to enjoy the casino and disco, we elders were very happy to sit on the terrace at the club surveying the peaceful scene of lawns and sea, enjoying Chester's cocktails and chatting to new found friends. Having always enjoyed rooms with very easy access to the family pool, this year enjoyment hit the roof as we were located in the new family swim up rooms. These are stunning, each with a terrace and two sunbeds positioned half in the water. The pool itself is long with the clearest water imaginable. After a morning on the beach, every afternoon the whole family floated, swam and played here. Our one year old grandson, who goes to weekly baby swimming classes at home, seemed to think he was in seventh heaven, being pushed about in his blow up boat and passed from cousin to cousin, splashing and bobbing around. We just adored this location, sheer perfection. We had three rooms and with the help of an extra single bed, one son and the three larger kids were placed in one room. Crowded, but everyone was happy, and Claudia and Orquiedea who looked after our rooms did a fantastic job in extremely adverse conditions. One aspect of the resort on which we kept commenting were the developments in the landscaping and planting. For a start, the area at the other side of the swim up pool had been totally transformed since last year. The most lush and picturesque planting, hiding the vehicles which very occasionally use the service road. So pretty to look at. This enhancement was apparent elsewhere too, areas formerly of fairly uncultivated grass, for example the area near the Seaside Grill, are now manicured and beautiful. Breakfast at the Seaside Grill is one of the perks of being Preferred. The decking affords stunning views of the Caribbean while Williams and his crew, including Victor, Samuel, Francis and Windry look after your every need. The fresh watermelon juice is a star; my Worcestershire Sauce was always produced without my asking. Perfect food. The very best start to the day. While I enjoy the early morning peace of the Family beach, our menfolk go to the Gym. They are adamant that I must emphasise how Rene who manages it does a fantastic job, both in maintaining it and helping and coaching participants. He is a real asset to the hotel and they all send him their grateful thanks. Though we are quite a large party, this year there was minimal waiting time to be seated at the restaurants, which was very helpful. Having kids with us we were pleased to be able to order from the Bordeaux restaurant at the Portofino, and from the Olio menu at the Oceana. So, despite the 'adult only' rule in two restaurants, the full range of dishes is available to everyone. The Lamb Milanese at the Portofino was declared to be the star, though for our Vegan daughter-out-law, the special dish made for her at the Himitsu was the favourite. Nicholas and Felix and the chef there looked after us exceptionally well. Last year we were not too keen on the house wines, this year Alejandro Garrido, the Food and Beverage Manager has worked his miracle and the house wines are now very good. Thank you also, Alejandro, for all your kind extra treats which were very much appreciated. Having our own swim up pool, and usually settling ourselves on the Family Preferred beach in the morning, we did not use the Family pool this year, though our son and grandson enjoyed the sociable atmosphere of the Swim up bar in the afternoon. All of we adults used the Adults' pool and club at various times, the Chocolate Martinis at the Adults' swim up bar being the best in the resort. The famous Darling was only around for our first few days then departed to get married. She and E-Concierge Paola had, along with Altagracia combined to ensure everthing was in place for a fantastic welcome when we arrived. This was the first holiday where the entire family including baby grandson has been away together. Dreams worked its magic with the teenagers who had plenty to occupy themselves with, so never any grumpiness, allowing adults to rest and socialise in peace. It truly was the happiest holiday we have ever enjoyed. Thank you, everyone at Dreams, especially Altagracia, Alejandro, Darling and Katherine. Like many reviewers here and thousands of guests, we will always be grateful to Mr Jorge Mora, former manager, for giving us fabulous holidays and we send him our thanks and best wishes for the future.

Paradise with top service
fam s,
Mon Aug 13 11:42:16 EDT 2018
Beautifull garden, top condition Clean resort. Plenty of well trained friendly staff. Just ask and basically everything is possible with a smile. Enough restaurants to last a few weeks without eating the same food over again. And more important, the quality of the food is top. Fresh, good prepared and the right temperature. Many activities during the day tot choose from. Caribbean atmosphere in the beach area with great scenery. See the joining pictures. In short, I really can't think of a reason why not to go.

Keeps you moving
jtksak, Ledgewood, New Jersey
Mon Aug 13 09:50:34 EDT 2018
A lot of activities to keep you moving! The entertainment staff was a great!! Pool Closes WAY TOO EARLY Floors and pool area are too slippery!!! Watch out for the jewelry people they let sell on property (pushy and sneaky) Kids club was great! Ask about “Funny Money” on your 1st day if you have kids there



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