Dreams Palm Beach is an absolutely stunning resort. Everything about the place was pretty much perfect. Our rooms were beautifully decorated and kept incredibly clean. I am a bit of a clean freak and I have very high expectations, and DPB exceeded every expectation I had. The layout and size of the resort was perfect. It was easy to navigate and only took about 5-7 minutes to walk from one end of the resort to the other. There are 3 pools and plenty of chairs! They were all wonderful, great size, clean, and refreshing. The beaches were gorgeous with powder soft white sand and crystal clear blue water. There was a tiny bit of seaweed but they raked it up every day at least once if not twice. I had heard some people on Trip Advisor complain about the seaweed but c’mon, you’re at the ocean… of course there is going to be seaweed!
The resort grounds were incredible and so well manicured. There were pergolas throughout the poolside area that had beautiful purple flowers and vines growing on them that provided great shade. There was music playing by the pool but it was kept at a very reasonable volume and did not disturb anyone who was lying next to the speakers. The resort had so many activities going on to make sure everyone was enjoying their vacation. There was giant chessboard & ping-pong table by the pool. There was also a volleyball net set up in the pool and one on the beach right next to the pool. The staff had beach Olympics and other daytime games that were a lot of fun. On the beach from 12-5pm they had a beach grill where you could grab lunch if you didn’t want to go to the buffet or the Seaside grill. The food at the grill was delicious, especially the grilled chicken!
All 6 of the restaurants were open every night we were there and the no reservation system was fabulous! I have been to all-inclusive resorts before where they made you make reservations and it was a nightmare. It was impossible to get a table unless you woke up every morning at 7am and stood in line to hopefully get a table, only to later find out they were never even full. This was definitely NOT the case at DPB. We never had to wait too long to get a table for dinner and the service at all of the restaurants was excellent. And I promise…the food was delicious, even the buffet! I used to wait tables for years in high-end restaurants and I was totally impressed! They are so efficient and friendly. The staff goes above and beyond to make sure you are happy.
My sisters brought their 4 kids, ages ranged from 3-6 and the kids LOVED the Explorer’s Club. It was awesome to have a safe place for them to go and play to give my sisters a break from being on full time Mommy duty so they could enjoy their vacation as well. The kids loved it so much they were begging to go! One night my nephew didn’t even come to dinner because he wanted to go back to the Explorer’s Club. The staff members that works with the kids is so wonderful and they will even take the kids to lunch and dinner. My sister is a director of a daycare/ preschool. Needless to say she has high expectations about childcare and she was more than impressed with the Explorer’s Club. If you’re bringing kids the Explorer’s Club is a must!
My only two complaints about the resort were the music in the disco was WAY too loud & the resort needs a dedicated sports bar. I get that it is a dance club, but it was so loud that almost everyone from our group of 55 agreed that our ears hurt after being in there for only a few minutes. There would have been several nights that we probably would have opted not to go but it was one of the only places where we could watch sports. Our group consisted of huge sports fans and both the Stanley Cup Final & the NBA Championship were playing the week we were there. All in all, those are pretty minor complaints when you look at the big picture.
The casino is attached to the disco club and it was ok. Nothing amazing but it gave us something to do in the evenings and offered a nice break from the pounding music in the dance club. I don’t really gamble but some of our friends won a lot of money there on the roulette table. My husband’s only complaint with the casino was the staff wasn’t friendly at all, which is weird because the entire rest of the staff was super friendly! He also said the black jack dealers dealt too fast and because of that it wasn’t very much fun to play, and that’s his favorite game.
The theatre shows that they had throughout the week were so bad they were hilarious and a lot of fun to go to. We saw the Boogie Nights show and part of the magic show. If you go to these just know that it is what you make of it. We decided we were going to cheer them on and roll with the silliness of it all, and we had a blast!
We got married at Dreams Palm Beach and it was the best decision I could have made for us, our families, and friends. Our whole group had a phenomenal vacation and I cannot wait to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Facing the Caribbean Sea, white sand beach and lush gardens, Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana boasts 500 spacious rooms and ample suites surrounded by swaying palm trees and views of endless blue waters stretching to the horizon - the perfect setting in paradise. Take advantage of all the unlimited luxury activities Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana has to offer. Swim, sail, snorkel or windsurf in the turquoise Caribbean, enjoy fine a-la-carte dining, sip favorite cocktails at one of our bars. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana Hotel Punta Cana
- Occidental Punta Cana
- Occidental Allegro Punta Cana
- Punta Cana Occidental
- Sunscape Punta Cana
- Punta Cana Dreams Palm Beach
- Punta Cana Allegro