Dreams Palm Beach, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
My colleague and I traveled to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, to escort a group of 215 people. The drive from the airport to the resort took 15 minutes.
As we pulled up to the front drive, the bellmen greet you with huge smiles and a cold cloth, along with a refreshing (nonalcoholic) drink. Your luggage is tagged and off you go to check-in. The front lobby at Dreams Palm Beach is open air with lots of seating, and a small bar off to the right next to a sundries store. The front desk staff and bellman truly are amazing; they go above and beyond to ensure your satisfaction.
The Standard rooms and Preferred Suites are furnished with rich dark wood furnishings, flat screen TVs, large comfy chairs. The bathroom is fairly basic; however, the shower does have a large rain shower head, but there’s no bathtub. The Preferred Suites have a larger shower with two shower heads.
The property grounds are beautifully landscaped with tropical flowers and trees throughout. The beach is filled with palm trees facing the turquoise Caribbean Sea.
This is a beautiful all-inclusive family resort with lots of activities and entertainment.
The kid’s area is a great place to enjoy, however it’s off to the left of the property, which we found to be a little disconnected from the rest of the hotel.
The dining options at Dreams Palm Beach are amazing, The World Café was an open air restaurant: however, they closed it down to install air conditioning to keep it cool and comfortable. The Barefoot Grill, located at the edge of the beach and next to the pool, serves incredible hamburgers and hot dogs with fries reminiscent of In & Out Burger. Coco Café offers coffee and light snacks from 6am to 10pm; while not a Starbucks the cold coffees were refreshing in the hot climate!
There were several specialty dining options, each excellent, offering authentic Mexican, Asian, Italian, French and seafood cuisine. We only had the opportunity to enjoy two of these restaurants: Himitsu, where we had a personal chef entertain us with the ancient art of Teppanyaki, and Bordeaux, which is a French gourmet for adults only, where we enjoyed a very delicious surf & turf meal.
The entertainment staff is very engaging and definitely provides many activity options throughout the day, so you will never be bored sitting around the pool.
Hosting a large group, we did not have time to enjoy the water sports, spa, casino or disco, but our guests certainly did!
Dreams Palm Beach is an all-inclusive property, so it’s easy to enjoy all their amenities without having to worry about your hotel bill at the end of your stay. There are many all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, and we can help arrange a visit that suits you best.