Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The hotel

Aptly named, this Unlimited-Luxury® resort is a dream come true! Almost everything is included, including gourmet meals, top-shelf drinks and sporting amenities galore. Accommodation is also second to none, each room is graciously appointed and luxurious equipped with plenty of space to relax in. Make your holiday extra special and upgrade to a room that includes Preferred Club Privileges, you’ll feel like a true VIP! Water sports are on the agenda all day every day. There are also plenty of dry-land activities but the jewel in the crown has got to be the free-form pool, it’s incredible. One of the largest in the Dominican Republic, it stretches from the lobby all the way down to the pristine beach and is sure to be a hit with just about everyone. A visit (or two) to the world-class spa is a must, indulge in a chocolate body wrap or enjoy a water lily after-sun soothing wrap — sublime! The kids are in for a treat too. At the Explorer’s Club time flies with treasure hunts to keep them busy, sandcastle contests, hiking and arts and crafts. Teens aren’t left out either; they’ve their very own place to hang — the Core Zone — complete with rock climbing wall, basketball, video games and disco nights. The dining at Dreams is unrivalled; there are so many restaurants to choose from. As for the bars, there are ten of them, some cosy and laid-back, others with a more happening vibe. And last but not least, don your glad rags and head to the casino for a night full of sophistication and a sprinkle of good luck.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Overlooking a beautiful white-sandy beach in the Uvero Alto region. Transfer time from Punta Cana Airport: 35 minutes. Transfer time from La Romana International Airport: 50 minutes.

Hotel information

620 rooms and suites. All of which are air-conditioned with ceiling fans, private, furnished terrace or balcony, alarm clock with MP3 docking station, luxury bath amenities, bathtub and shower, 24-hour room service, satellite TV, CD/DVD player, telephone, WiFi Internet access, complimentary mini-bar refreshed daily with beer, juices, soft drinks and bottled water, tea/coffee maker, safe, hairdryer and iron and board. Deluxe Rooms with a tropical or pool view, 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child (aged 3-12).

All Inclusive of: Unlimited-Luxury® includes limitless access to gourmet a la carte dining options without reservations required. Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits, unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks, 24-hour room and concierge service, pool and beach waiter service. Daily refreshed mini-bar with soft drinks, juice, bottled water and beer. Daily maid service. Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment, theme parties, oceanfront bars and entertainment venues. No wristbands required. All taxes and gratuities included. All activities and entertainment unless otherwise stated.

Enjoy the 'Sip, Savour and See' Dining Experience which includes sipping artfully prepared cocktails at the bar or lounge of your choice, savouring complimentary cuisine at the restaurant of your choice and seeing the resort's nightly entertainment at nearby Dreams, Sunscape and Now Resorts. (Dinner only. Guests are responsible for cost of transportation to and from the resort. Terms and Conditions apply). 

Deluxe Swim-Out Rooms with furnished terrace and direct walk-out access to the pool, 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Tropical View Family Room with two connecting Deluxe Rooms and a tropical view, one with 1 king-size bed and the other with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults, 3 adults and 3 children, 2 adults and 4 children or 4 adults and 2 children (aged 3-12). Please note: Minimum occupancy required for this room type is 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Preferred Club Deluxe Tropical View Room with Preferred Club Privileges and 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child (aged 3-12).

Preferred Club Honeymoon Suite with Preferred Club Privileges, spacious living room, private furnished terrace with either pool or tropical garden views, a whirlpool and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Preferred Club Junior Suite with Preferred Club Privileges and either tropical or pool views, spacious living room, private furnished terrace with either pool or tropical garden views, a whirlpool and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children (aged 3-12). 

Preferred Club Master 2-Bedroom Suite with Preferred Club Privileges, complimentary butler service, spacious living room, master bedroom with 1 king-size bed connected to a Preferred Club Deluxe Tropical View Room with 2 double beds, private furnished terrace with whirlpool plus second private, furnished balcony or terrace, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 2 children.

Preferred Club Deluxe Tropical View Family Room with Preferred Club Privileges and two connecting Deluxe Rooms, one with 1 king-size bed and the other with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 2 children or 2 adults and 3 children (aged 3-12). Please note: Minimum occupancy required for this room type is 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Preferred Club Privileges included

  • Personalised check-in and check-out
  • Preferred status and amenities 
  • Access to private lounge and beach area 
  • Upgraded mini-bar service 
  • Pillow menu 
  • Upgraded luxury bath amenities 
  • Daily buffet and a la carte style breakfast, as well as an a la carte lunch at Ocean Restaurant 
  • Afternoon hot and cold hors d’oeuvres in private lounge 
  • Exquisite desserts and fine liquors in private lounge 
  • Complimentary newspaper in room or suite daily 
  • Complimentary computer access in private lounge

9 reservation-free restaurants including Barefoot Grill (beachside grilled snacks), (Bordeaux (adults-only restaurant, French cuisine), Himitsu (Asian cuisine), La Trattoria (gourmet pizza and pasta), Oceana (fresh seafood), Portofino (Italian cuisine), Seaside Grill, World Café (international buffet) and Coco Café (open 24 hours). 9 bars ranging from a swim-up bar to a nightly music lounge. Enjoy the 'Sip, Savour and See' Dining Experience and indulge in dinner, sip an artfully prepared cocktail and see the nightly entertainment at the neighbouring Dreams, Sunscape and Now Resorts (terms and conditions apply).

Casino*. Theatre with live entertainment and themed nights. Daytime activities programme.

One of the largest freeform swimming pools in the Dominican Republic. Children's pool with pirate ship water slide. Dreams Spa by Pevonia®*. Fitness centre. Non-motorised water sports including kayaking, hobie cats, snorkelling, introductory scuba classes in the pool and windsurfing. Tennis, basketball, volleyball, bocce-ball, jogging trail. Dance lessons, cocktail and cooking lessons and Spanish lessons. Explorer’s Club for kids (3-12 years). Core Zone Teens' Club. Yoga, ocean trampoline, water aerobics, giant chess, bicycles, rum tasting, baseball cage, archery and pistol range. Golf*, horseback riding* and a PADI diving centre with SEA PRO motorised water sports*.

Complimentary WiFi. Business centre. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour reception. 24-hour room service. Concierge service, meeting facilities, wedding gazebo, shopping galleria, gift shop, hand crafts, cigar shop and pharmacy*. Babysitting services*. Tours and Excursions*. Medical facility*. Currency exchange.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

4 nights between 23 Dec–31 Dec.

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Robbie

Nov 13, 2019 Rkimhoopsref

I’m just want to say how beautiful the resort is and how spoiled some people must be. We are at the resort right now, and things couldn’t have been more perfect. I believe some people must be used to others holding their hamburger while they eat it. The room was perfect, not tired as others said. The grounds food and staff are lovely, and couldn’t… Read more
I’m just want to say how beautiful the resort is and how spoiled some people must be. We are at the resort right now, and things couldn’t have been more perfect. I believe some people must be used to others holding their hamburger while they eat it. The room was perfect, not tired as others said. The grounds food and staff are lovely, and couldn’t possibly be more accommodating. I honestly think that these people are paid to post negative reviews. Thanks Dreams for a beautiful start to a wonderful vacation. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating excellent resort

Nov 12, 2019 gymguy Guelph

best food I've ever had at an all inclusive. grounds were immaculate. love not having to book al la cartes. beach was constantly being maintained. sadly as with all reosrts rude iggnorant people claim the best beach chairs with towels etc.without towel cards the loungers are littered with towels by the end of the day. hard to tell where is ok to… Read more
best food I've ever had at an all inclusive. grounds were immaculate. love not having to book al la cartes. beach was constantly being maintained. sadly as with all reosrts rude iggnorant people claim the best beach chairs with towels etc.without towel cards the loungers are littered with towels by the end of the day. hard to tell where is ok to sit. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellente -- Take 10!

Nov 11, 2019 Diane B Eagleville, Pennsylvania

My husband and I traveled here for our 10th visit from 11/2-11/9/19. We absolutely love this resort. As I have said in all of my previous posts, the rooms are dated and in need of a face lift, but it really doesn't bother us as we are only in the room to shower and sleep and the bed was very comfortable. We stayed in Room #6212 which overlooked… Read more
My husband and I traveled here for our 10th visit from 11/2-11/9/19. We absolutely love this resort. As I have said in all of my previous posts, the rooms are dated and in need of a face lift, but it really doesn't bother us as we are only in the room to shower and sleep and the bed was very comfortable. We stayed in Room #6212 which overlooked the pool and was right next to the Preferred Club Bar (huge convenience) so this would put us closer to the beach. The resort is a decent size so it is a bit of a walk from the lobby to the beach, but it's totally doable. The one thing that was new this time for us was them taking us to our room with our luggage in a golf cart and again to the lobby with our luggage when we were leaving. Definitely helpful for those that have special needs. I had read on here before that the locals come in and "take over the resort" and that they get service before anybody else. I will say this is the first time where I noticed they were here over the weekend. There was a group of about 100 people for a birthday party. I never once felt that they took over or got better service than me, as a matter of fact I didn't see any of them tipping anybody, really a shame even though it is not required, they were running their butts off for them and didn't get a tip at all. The one day one of them took their phone and attached it to the speaker at the pool bar near the beach and BLASTED it. It lasted about 15 minutes before Security yelled at them. But honestly other than that incident, I didn't feel that they were a bother. Rooms - Rooms are spacious and nice, just tired. The room was made up every day before I returned from the day in the sun. We only had turndown service once and just kept the do not disturb card on the rest of our stay, we didn't need it. Pool - The pool is one of the best features here, it runs through the entire resort in a lazy river style, it is only about 3 feet deep, there are plenty of floaties (as long as children AND adults don't pile 6-7 of them together at a time and hog them all). Restaurants - We ate at Seaside Grill (delicious steak), Portofino (I had steak, my husband had chicken, both delicious), Himitsu at the teppanyaki table - delicious chicken, beef and rice and at the World Cafe where they have several options. We really have no complaints about the food at all. Breakfast was good and the only minor complaint I have is the bacon is not normal bacon, it's more like canadian bacon and like beef jerky if that makes sense. Entertainment - what can I say... these guys keep us coming back and keep us laughing. Wilson, Sandy Beach, Papa Smurf, Benjamin Franklin, Pucca and all of the other wonderful people they employ that keep games going (beach volleyball, pool volleyball, zumba, water aerobics, dance lessons, spanish lessons, they are always doing something to entertain, then of course their evening entertainment. True gems. Preferred Club Bar - Adrian, Jilbert, Edwin and Jennifer - you guys are the best and make the best drinks. Llino - he worked at the Lobby Bar and pretty much all over, he is great and so friendly. A true asset! World Cafe - Salvador, Joel, Yoangel, and of course Happy Happy - Simon. You guys are amazing and give such great service with a smile every day!!! We are UVC Members so I have to recognize Veerle, Carolina and Victoria. They are truly the best. I highly recommend upgrading to Preferred. This gets you access to the Preferred Club Lounge which serves top shelf alcohol, they have breakfast items, little sandwiches and appetizers at lunch and in the evening. It is also one of the only places in the resort that has a/c so it's refreshing. They are open until 11 pm every night. The Disco was closed for renovations when I was there, so they had a small room that was a makeshift disco. Very small. I did not go into the Casino. My husband and I had massages and due to the resort being quite quiet when we were there, we were able to negotiate a great price for our massages. While there, there was a lot of buzz that the Hilton will be taking over this resort. I truly truly hope this is not true as this is my home away from home and I would hate to think this was my last time being there. So fingers crossed that if it is true, it falls through! Anyway, thank you again Dreams Punta Cana, for a fantastic vacation. I hope to see you again in March (fingers crossed). Read less
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Nov 11, 2019 Companion571859

We actually traveled here in Oct, 2017. This older resort is located on a beautiful beach. The lazy river is fabulous and the grounds are gorgeous--lush landscaping and wandering pink flamingoes and peacocks--they are very friendly. The food at the buffet and restaurants was exceptional. Our room was a bit dated but very clean. We were told… Read more
We actually traveled here in Oct, 2017. This older resort is located on a beautiful beach. The lazy river is fabulous and the grounds are gorgeous--lush landscaping and wandering pink flamingoes and peacocks--they are very friendly. The food at the buffet and restaurants was exceptional. Our room was a bit dated but very clean. We were told that the resort was updating the rooms in another building and eventually all the buildings would be done. The servers were all very friendly and the nightly entertainment was very good. We took a day tour to Santo Domingo and also visited a jewelry factory-Larimar is the native stone and quite lovely. We would go back to this resort and hopefully the remodel will be all done. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely people lovely staff, but resort needs a revamp and the staff need training

Nov 11, 2019 milesge Antwerp, Belgium

We are staying here at Dreams at the mo. We have stayed at the other resorts in Punta Cana including Dreams Palm Beach and Breathless and found this place to be a bit run down in comparison. However, the staff and fellow guests are wonderful and we are really enjoying our holiday. Our experience here has been mixed We have taken the preferred… Read more
We are staying here at Dreams at the mo. We have stayed at the other resorts in Punta Cana including Dreams Palm Beach and Breathless and found this place to be a bit run down in comparison. However, the staff and fellow guests are wonderful and we are really enjoying our holiday. Our experience here has been mixed We have taken the preferred club option, and have breakfast in the club dining room. Everything is delivered a bit slap happy and dumped on the table with the waiter drifting off to his next job. The waiters are lovely. But it just seems that they are lacking a bit of training. There is a complete absence of management presence. This is a pity, as otherwise the place is lovely, even if it is a bit worn out. The only other thing that I found annoying was the sign in. There seems to be some new resort opening up soon from the same group of Resorts as Dreams, and the lady who signed us in seemed obsessed to get us to go on some 'time share' like excursion to visit one. with the reward of a free dinner. We had traveled 18 hrs to get to the resort, yet she was determined that we would go on this trip the next morning. We managed to fob her off in the end, but it took some doing. Anyway, we are still having a great time but I think its fair to say that we would probably go to Dreams Palm Beach or Breathless rather than return here purely as the place needs a bit of investment in it and the resort staff seem a bit laid back or demotivated. Read less