This was my second trip to Dreams Punta Cana. Last year I travelled with a close friend, we went on the less expensive side and we loved every minute because we are that sort of people. This year, I went with 2 other people and we all stayed in the same room. I was happy to have upgraded to the preferred club and I was not disappointed. The room was well appointed and very pretty. The safe needed new batteries as did the remote. Both of these issues were swiftly dealt with. We had a big "welcome facebook friends" sign on our door and a friendly greeting call from Nancy the concierge, the next day to welcome us. I found the restaurants welcoming and even better if you get to know by name your servers. The waiters are willing to bend over backwards if that is what you want. Leonardo, Angel, Brea, Gregory, Sanchez.... and more, thanks so much for making our 2 weeks so special. Margarita in the Oceana... thanks! I have seen reviews where the beach sales people annoy some. Make friends with these people, especially Gregory from Alphi Tours, he gives great hugs!. They did not get any sales, but they got lots of hugs... and everyone was happy!
Sometimes the morning showers ran a little chilly... sometimes the power went out. But hey... we have outbacked camped and found this experience right up our alley... flashlights and a great Canadian attitude are all that are needed during these times. They are short lived and part of the experience.
Our room was comfortable, cool, and we spent very little time in it except to sleep. The mini-bar was understocked for the 3 people we had in the room, but if you caught the mini-bar guy, he was only too happy to supply what we wanted, and he posed for photos too!
The entertainment staff did an amazing job, and if you are willing to participate and have fun, then you won't be disappointed. The foam party the first time did not go.. the foamer did not produce, but the second foam party was marvelous. The games were a blast and you could win Dreams dollars that you could use toward auctions just before some of the evening shows... usually 2 nights a week. Natanael, Dreams Entertainment captain was as wonderful as he was last year and he makes an awesome Michael Jackson.
The food that I ate tended mostly towards the fruit and beef line of the menu. Both were amazing and the fruit was fresh, beef was tender and served as ordered. There was also an amazing side of shrimp sent to the table one night that was amazing.
The bartenders worked with my quirky desire for sour drinks... less ice and more sour!
Nancy the Dreams Concierge was amazing... both for recommending an upgrade, and for arranging the most amazing birthday cake for me. This cake came with extra plates for us to share our cake. We made new friends this way and it was so much fun sharing.
I don't know, I have read some poor reviews, but I did not experience anything that I could complain about other then that the salt shakers clogged up with the humidity. The roads were rough getting there, and it was about an hour from the airport, but that was what we wanted. There are no wrist bands and as we went early to dinner, there was never any waiting. The beach, and the pool are amazing. You can find solitude or crowds, you choose! I absolutely love this place and it's people.
I will go back.. I have 18000 dollars in Dreams auction money that I need to deal with. :o)
Last year one week was not enough, this year 2 weeks was almost perfect.!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Secluded in a lush tropical paradise, Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa features one of the largest free-form swimming pools in the Dominican Republic, stretching from the lobby all the way down to the pristine beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dreams Punta Cana Hotel Punta Cana
- Sunscape Beach Punta Cana
- Punta Cana Sunscape Beach
- Dreams Resort Punta Cana
- Dreams Punta Cana Resort
- Dreams Dominican Republic