Hotel Overview

Apple Vacations Exceptional Values - valid now through 2020!
Complimentary upgrade to nonstop transfers.

2019 Resort Added Values!
Extra Value: Unlimited Connectivity: Free calling to U.S. and Canada, Free WiFi throughout the resort and more. 
Free Symbolic Weddings: Receive the Dreams Wedding in Paradise Package (restrictions apply). See applebeachbrides.com. 
Honeymoon: Receive the Dreams Eternity Honeymoon Package complimentary when booking the required room category or higher for a minimum of 7 nights. (restrictions apply*)
Family: Two kids 3-12 Stay, Play & Eat Free with two paying adults from 8/18/19-12/22/19 (blackout dates 11/21/19-11/24/19).

Couples, friends, and families can experience Unlimited-Luxury® with all vacation essentials included in beautiful Panama at the elegant Dreams Playa Bonita Panama. 

With entertainment for guests of all ages, there is something for everyone at this incredible resort. During the day, there are a wide variety of daily activities including non-motorized watersports, water aerobics, beach volleyball, and more. Guests are invited to swim in the blue Pacific waters of the gorgeous Playa Bonita beach, or lounge aside any of the three pools including the large infinity pool, children's pool, or adults only pool. Parents can relax at the Dreams Spa by Pevonia® while their kids hang out at the Explorer's Club for kids or the Core Zone for teens, which offer supervised entertainment. 

Enjoy limitless access to gourmet dining at three unique restaurants, without reservations required, at Dreams Playa Bonita Panama. After dinner, guests can enjoy a cocktail at any of the four bars before partaking in live nightly entertainment available twice a week. 

Each of the 310 guestrooms include a spacious bathroom with a double vanity and separate shower and a private balcony with beautiful views. Amenities include a mini bar restocked every two days, daily maid service, and more. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the resort. For those seeking an enhanced vacation experience, the Preferred Club offers upgraded amenities, personalized check-in and check-out, access to the Preferred Club Lounge, access to Bordeaux restaurant, and more. Those who stay in a Delight room can enjoy limitless access to the resort's four bars, complimentary WiFi, mini-bar, and other exquisite amenities.

*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.

Location

Playa Bonita
Panama Airport : 26 miles

Property Information

All rooms non-smoking: 307
Room: 307

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Student Groups (Spring Breakers) are not permitted at Hotel. A student group consist of those that travel without parent supervision or a responsible adult in each room. This could refer to but not limited to high school students or college students booking multiple rooms. The hotel reserves the right to deny lodging to any reservations of this type.
Advisory Christmas hotel cancellation policy (24 Dec 19-31 Dec 19). Cancellations received within 1-28 days of arrival will be charged 100% of the total hotel cost.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds. 


Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.


Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.


Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.


General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

This property is completely smoke-free in all rooms and all public areas.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

3.5 star tripadvisor rating 1353 reviews
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Huge Disappointment

    My family and I are Vacations Unlimited Platinum Members and we normally love the resorts, spa's food, activities, etc. When we first arrived to Dreams Playa Bonita they put us in a basic room, which as a Platinum member we should have been put into a suite (hotel was only 18% occupied), once we were moved after 4.5 hours of staff playing games, we went to eat and were blown away on how bad it was. This particular Dreams only had 3 main restaurants plus 2 grill areas out by pool, all of which were below par, we ended up going out to eat 5 of the 8 days we were there. I could keep on going about the horrible room service, the daily maid cleaning and night time turn down, only twice in 7 nights and the serious joke of a spa!! This property does not meet up with the other Vacations Unlimited Properties we have been to. I STRONGLY suggest skipping this Dreams, It is a HUGE Disappointment !!!!!

    Oct 21, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    So Beautiful!

    My daughter and I were here for a conference. Not only is the setting so completely beautiful, but the grounds and accommodations are amazing! Everything from the man who helped us with our luggage to the woman who helped us check in and then check out was wonderful. The on site restaurants are wonderful and the food prepared for our conference was amazing! Such a wonderful experience. All inclusive and beautiful - seriously ... it doesn't get any better than that!

    Oct 19, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great family trip- would go back!

    We stayed at the Playa Bonita for five days in October 2019- two adults and two kids ages 6 and 8. We've stayed at several Secrets resorts in the past but never at a Dreams. We chose this location for the proximity and the cost. First, the property: the grounds and pool were lovely. The pools are big and have several areas that are good for kids- a very shallow pool, and a large sloping area in the main pool where kids of varying swimming abilities can play. Note that there was not a lifeguard on duty. The resort was quiet- seemed to be a low period of the year. The beach was also a good place to play and collect lots of shells. The water was not very appealing for swimming, but it didn't look dirty, per se. We rented kayaks a couple of times, and there were some other activities like aqua aerobics to join. Our kids really enjoyed the kids club, and we dropped them off when we went to the spa and when we went to dinner. They begged to go back each night! We ended up ordering them room service ahead of time, then enjoying a nice adults only meal before picking them up. The rooms were quite basic, but clean and had everything we needed. Nothing fancy, but there was a safe, a coffee maker, a fridge, a couple of chairs on the balcony, etc. No bathtub. The beds were comfortable. I enjoyed the food more than I expected! We ate at all the restaurants. Oceana was probably my favorite- the ceviche was also good at the lunch buffet. The French restaurant was another highlight. The one place I thought was sub-par was the snack bar. Weird hot dogs. The service was a highlight. Excellent all around (minus the day housekeeping didn't come- but with a call to reception, it was quickly remedied). A few shout-outs: Yaribeth in the spa gave me such a great massage that I went back again, Vivian at the spa reception was also super helpful and courteous, Yanny in member services really took care of us (we are UVC members), Nitzia at the breakfast and lunch buffets was great with our kids, Adriana at the Oceana restaurant offered to surprise me with both an appetizer and a dessert sampler, which were both outstanding, and I'm sorry I forget the names of the kids' club employees but they were also great. We only took one day trip, saw the Casco Viejo and the Panama Canal. You have to see the Panama Canal, and it's worth paying for the IMAX film before watching the ships go through the locks. I hope we can come back and see more that the country has to offer, because it's quite lovely. The weather in October was better than expected! Two sunny days and two overcast, rain only on the last day. Overall, the resort surpassed my expectations, and we would go back again.

    Oct 16, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Birthday celebration trip

    It was 15 in attendance (family and friends). Oct 3-8,2019. The resort was okay it has 3 restaurants,a buffet and a grill. The food was OK the best restaurant was the French(bouredax) then the seafood(oceana). The Buffet had the same repetitive food daily I was tired of it and it was average in taste. The entertainment wasn't much. The disco was poor needs a better DJ in my opinion. The Place over all was average the scenery wasn't bad nor the pool area. the rooms are OK and my view from the balcony was pleasant. Staff was good they barely spoke English but tried their best to be attentive and accommodating. We enjoyed the driver(taxi/personal) Rafael he was reasonable in price and he entertained us as he drove. We visited the mall ,the canal, the museum, fish market, crafts shop, downtown the church etc. if I do return it might be in a different time of year.

    Oct 13, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Mom's Birthday Trip

    The Dreams Playa Bonita Panama is a relaxing resort with great food. The pictures posted on it's website are spot on. The staff were amazing and very accommodating. However, I had my favorites: Elisaul UVC, Jose A, Reader and Rosis the dynamic duo, Vivian and Yarabeth at the spa. They made this birthday trip for my mom one to remember ! Thanks !

    Oct 12, 2019
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