My family and I stayed at Dreams Punta Cana recently. My husband and 2 teenage daughters brought in the new year here and loved it! The staff was extremely efficient and eager to please us. I tried to do as much research as I could before we arrived and I’ll admit I was a little worried based on some of the reviews I was reading. I’ve been to the Dominican 3 times and I can tell you this…if you’re looking for a friendly, beautiful family destination, you will not be disappointed! We were in building 5. Adjoining rooms #5219 and 5220. We checked in and easily got to our room that was clean and perfectly ready for us. The pool, which runs the entire length of the resort blew me away. So gorgeous! The restaurants were amazing. The Italian restaurant was our favorite. Being an all inclusive resort, the portion sizes are small, but very satisfying. There was absolutely nothing I have to complain about. The people at this resort did everything they could to make our stay the very best they could. My kids loved the teen club, The Core Zone. They met some new friends and had a blast on the rock wall, the mechanical bull, the pool tables and Wii games. I will tell you that it is not supervised quite the way they say in the brochure, so unless your kids are older I would not drop them off there assuming they will be watched over.
The live shows every night were AMAZING! The entertainment staff is really something to see! Overall, a great way to spend a family vacation!
Punta Cana airport is a little hectic and unorganized, but overall, we found our tour guide easily and the transportation to our resort went very well. No problems at all!
We stayed in the Family Deluxe room. It was 2 adjoining standard rooms. Both rooms had a private balcony and bathroom. Each had a fully stocked fridge everyday. Room 5219 had 2 queen beds for the kids and 5220 had a king size bed for my husband and me. Both rooms have their own TV, love seat, desk and closests and drawers. Housekeeping did a very nice job…don’t forget to put the maid service card in the door or you wont have service until late in the day. We also discovered that if you leave a tip your room is cleaned immediately. If not, you wait.
Restaurants and Bars:
All of the restaurants and bars were fabulous. Our favorite restaurant was the Italian restaurant. The World Cafe, which is a buffet that opens for breakfast, lunch and dinner is also great! Again, the service was wonderful and people really treated us very well.
The pool at this resort will blow your mind! It runs from the front of the resort and ends at the ocean. It is kept very clean with wait staff available to take drink orders at any time. The beach was gorgeous! They have plenty of lawn chairs so you’re not walking around wishing you had a seat during the day. The grounds keepers were there at the crack of dawn every day raking leaves and cleaning the grounds, trimming bushes and trees and making things beautiful everyday!
Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel:
There was always something to do right on the resort. We did several activities off the resort, but on the days when we stayed at the resort, they had the entertainment staff walking around dancing with people, aerobics everyday, volleyball, great swimming, rock walls, mechanical bulls, movies by the pool every night and the live entertainment in the theater was amazing. A new show every night.
I highly recommend this resort. We left with smiles on our faces and memories that will last a lifetime!