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 1375 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    First visit

    The first thing we learned was to disregard the negative Trip Advisor reviews that we had read. We enjoyed our time at Playa Bonita. Clean, quiet and lovely setting. Especially the first week where we got to know the restaurants and the other facilities including the beach. Excellent staff at the Market Café and Bordeaux made eating at those places wonderful. Had a different sort of weekend for the Panama holiday....became very crowded and although we have been to full resorts before this resort seemed to be over its capacity to handle.....still that was only 2 nights and we still have good memories of our visit.

    Nov 13, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice family vacation - Resort needs improvements- Zanche is the best!

    Had a very nice break and stayed 9 days. Based on other reviews, we decided to rent a car and plan to have some experiences (dining and activities) outside of the resort. We loved Panamá and our bartender for most of our time there was amazing - ask for Zanche for the best service, amazing energy and fresh mango margaritas!

    Nov 13, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Outstanding!

    LOVED this Resort! Husband and I spent 4 wonderful days at this fantastic resort which is in the rainforest! We would definitely return! From the moment we arrived we were warmly greeted by Oscar, who brought us to a special check-in for 'Preferred Club'. We were again warmly greeted by the 'Preferred Club' Staff member who totally explained all the dining options, that everything was included, our itinerary, our excursions, confirmed our transportation to and from all our excursions. Explained that there were special areas for 'Preferred Club' members, both in dining, pool area, and bars. Then, Oscar escorted us to our beautiful room on the 4th floor with a gorgeous view. Oscar showed us everything about the room, which was very large. King bed, sitting area, kitchen and dining area large bathroom (all amenities+ refreshed everyday) with shower and jaccuzzi and 2 furnished balconies with breathtaking views! Greeted with champagne, fresh fruit and snacks. Full mini bar restocked everyday with lots of sodas, bottled water, beer, alcohol, in room coffee. The grounds of this Resort are gorgeous, very well kept, with lots of tropical birds, iguanas, pelicans, frigate birds. We found plenty delicious food and drinks available whenever we wanted. The pictures of this Resort are spot on. We found it even more beautiful than the pics. The top stand out at this Resort were the Staff members. From Oscar greeting us and making us feel at home, to every Staff member you meet. The Staff is superb in their efforts to provide whatever you need with a wonderful smile. We found the entire Staff whether it be at the restaurants, bars, lobby, room attendants, gardeners, to be very welcoming, friendly and helpful with beautiful smiles! We had NO issues with mosquitos at all and they usually bite me up. Not an issue at all! Yes, this Resort is 45 minutes from the airport, however if you want peace, quiet, to be in the rainforest AND be in a gorgeous hotel with excellent service and amenities, then this is the place! Highly recommend the excursion to Panama Canal (breakfast and lunch served) and excursion to see the wild monkeys/indigenous people. Booked through the Resort since you are picked up in the Lobby of the Resort and very well organized! Checkout was a breeze. We had a fabulous time and we did not want to leave. We would highly recommend this gorgeous Resort with its lovely Staff! We will definitely return! Fantastic time!

    Nov 12, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Disappointed

    The hotel is a 3 star hotel. The property is pretty decent but needs a lot of upgrading. Has only 3 restaurants to dine in for the evening. Out of which one is for adults only. So if you have kids like we did you are stuck to 2 places. One being seafood the other Italian. At lunch only one place is open which is a buffet. The quality of food is below average. Besides the buffet does not open till about 1 or so. No food service by the pool at all. So if you are hungry you are out of luck. No ice cream at any restaurants which is strange considering it is a family resort. The staff was very friendly. Jose one of the staff person was extremely helpful and friendly. Would not go back there again though.

    Nov 10, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful setting but needs an update

    Recently spent five days here with two other family members. Is in a beautiful setting but the physical plant was a bit dated and worn (very clean and staff working on things all the time). Food was okay but not great. Very much the same day to day in the buffets. The two on-site a la carte restaurants we visited were very good (Portofino and Bordeaux) but with limited menus. Service in these venues was excellent while in the buffets the service at times was a bit slow. In-room dining really was sub-par. Bar service was slow at times (despite not a lot of patrons present) and choices were limited. The tours/excursions through the on-site vendor (Panamazing) were great. Tour guides were extremely knowledgable, upbeat and did a great job.

    Nov 08, 2019
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air: PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 102319