Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The hotel

The perks at Dreams® Royal Beach Punta Cana are infinite — if it isn’t the ‘money can’t buy’ location on one of the Caribbean’s best beaches, Playa de Bávaro, it’s the bottomless drinks and 24-hour dining. Whether you’re on the sands, by the pool, at the gourmet restaurants, or even in your room, the freebies here are limitless — in fact, they’re so eager to ensure you’re well fed and watered they have pool and beach waiters, offer 24-hour room service, and top up your mini-bar with more free treats each day. And, while you’re tucking into those complimentary in-room refreshments, you can surf free WiFi, or laze on your private balcony or terrace. You can even upgrade to the Preferred Club Rooms, where even more luxuries are laid on.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Families
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Babysitting service
  • Night Club
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment

Where is it

Situated on Bavaro Beach one of the most beautiful beaches in Caribbean. Great location to explore the local area and close to nearby excursions and tours arranged to nearby islands, jungle safaris, small villages or city tours to Santo Domingo. Transfer time from airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

373 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning with individual climate control, private, furnished balcony or terrace, flat-screen LED cable TV, complimentary WiFi access, ceiling fan, safe and key door locks. Complimentary mini-bar refreshed daily with beer, juices, soft drinks and bottled water and a tea/coffee maker. Spacious bathroom with shower inclusive of luxury bath amenities and hydrotub. 24-hour room service and nightly turn-down service. Iron and board, bathrobes and slippers and a hairdryer. All rooms and suites with either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds. Deluxe Tropical View room, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

All Inclusive of: Unlimited-Luxury® includes all meals (buffet and à la carte restaurants, reservation-free) and snacks, afternoon tea. All alcoholic and soft drinks (premium and domestic brands), wine by the glass and water. All activities and entertainment above unless otherwise stated. 24-hour room and concierge services. Pool and beach waiter service. Daily refreshed mini-bar with soft drinks, juice, bottled water and beer. Daily maid service. No wristbands required.

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, Now and Sunscape Resorts & Spas (terms and conditions apply).

Deluxe Pool View Rooms, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Pool Terrace Rooms are on the ground floor, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Family Tropical View rooms have tropical or pool views and sleep maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

The following room types include Preferred Club privileges.

Preferred Club Deluxe Pool View rooms are in a preferred location with relaxing pool or tropical views, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 

Preferred Club Deluxe Partial Ocean View rooms have views of the beach and ocean, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Preferred Club Deluxe Swim Up rooms have direct access to a semi-private pool, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Preferred Club Master Suite Ocean Front sleep maximum 2 adults.

Preferred Club Privileges:

  • Personalised check-in and checkout with concierge service
  • Preferred status and amenities
  • Preferred Club suites in premium locations
  • Upgraded mini-bar service
  • Upgraded luxury bath amenities
  • Pillow and linen fragrance menu (based on availability)
  • Complimentary newspaper in suite daily (English and Spanish)
  • Private Preferred Club Lounge
  • Access to the exclusive Preferred Club pools 
  • Exclusive dining access

7 dining options including 4 à la carte restaurants, one of them exclusive to Preferred Club guests, one buffet, a café, and a snack grill. World Café (International buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Seaside Grill (dinner, please note: breakfast and lunch are for Preferred Club guests only), Portofino (Italian cuisine, dinner), Fusion (Asian cuisine featuring Teppanyaki tables, dinner), Oceana ( grilled local and international seafood, dinner), Tides Pool Side Grill (snacks). Coco Café (premium coffee and snacks). 24-hour room service. 10 bars and lounges. 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, Now and Sunscape Resorts & Spas (terms and conditions apply).

Nightly live entertainment. Theme nights.

Large main swimming pool, river pool, kids' pool and private Preferred Club pools. 2 tennis courts with tennis clinics available* and a basketball court. Private stretch of white-sand beach with beach volleyball. Explorer's Kids' Club (3-12 years old) and Core Zone Teens Club (13-17 years old). On-site casino* 7:00pm-2:00am daily. Aerobics and dance and Spanish classes. Paddle court. Giant chess. Indoor games room. Water sports including snorkelling, kayaking and fishing*. Introductory scuba-diving lessons in the pool as well as ocean scuba-diving*. Nearby golf courses*. Dominican Tianguis weekly market. Adults can also visit the Secrets Spa by Pevonia®* at Secrets Royal Beach.

Complimentary WiFi access throughout the resort. Travel desk to book tours* and excursions*. Babysitting services*. 24-hour on-call doctor. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Shopping on site* and currency exchange. Wedding, honeymoon and spa packages*.

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

* Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Trip

Oct 24, 2021 Nikishablakey Wilmington

We had a wonderful time at Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana. We would definitely recommend this resort and we will come back again Hotel: Grounds are very beautiful and very well maintained. Very beautiful resort. Plenty pools. Rooms are nice. Very clean. Swim up bars were not open but there were plenty others that were open. Plenty of beach… Read more
We had a wonderful time at Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana. We would definitely recommend this resort and we will come back again Hotel: Grounds are very beautiful and very well maintained. Very beautiful resort. Plenty pools. Rooms are nice. Very clean. Swim up bars were not open but there were plenty others that were open. Plenty of beach seating for free and towels. Kid friendly. Secrets is the adult side. You can use secrets club, casino, and shows and that's it. Food: Loved the Asian restaraunt and Seaside grill. Buffet had variety and was good. Food at restaraunts could be hotter or microwave in room for room service. Room service was hit or miss not very hot. We had a complimentary private dinner on the beach that was excellent the food was way better than regular menu items at restaraunt. Entertainment: Can use more adult entertainment. We went to secrets adults only side for entertainment because the shows are better and better drink varieties. Could use more activities for adults during the day. The nightclub at Secrets was nice and played a variety of music. Service/ staff: Our Butler Marcelo was absolutely amazing. He always checked on us and made sure we had everything we needed. He arranged for late checkout with no Additional cost since our flight left later in the day. He booked our transportation to get souvenirs. We had champagne and a cake sent to our room for our honeymoon. He arranged our private dinner on the beach. Maid/ cleaning service was amazing. Our room was cleaned twice a day. Plenty of towels and toiletries. The person who stocked our minibar always kept it filled. Staff at bars and restaraunts were so friendly and always willing to help. Poolside waiter Jeffrey always made sure our cups was filled Cons: The people trying to sell things on beach and timeshare reps can be pushy when trying to get you to buy things or sign up to see Secrets side Read less
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Oct 23, 2021 631colleena

I had a wonderful time , our butler Jose P was a very good guy and he helped me enjoy the trip , I am a very picky eater and he set up all of our dinners and made sure we had everything we need and checked up on us multiple times a day, our pool side server Jeffy was amazing and came around every 10 min making sure we had everything we needed ,… Read more
I had a wonderful time , our butler Jose P was a very good guy and he helped me enjoy the trip , I am a very picky eater and he set up all of our dinners and made sure we had everything we need and checked up on us multiple times a day, our pool side server Jeffy was amazing and came around every 10 min making sure we had everything we needed , the room service was excellent as well Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best hotel ever

Oct 22, 2021 I6496AHtaylors

So fun! Great service, everyone was so nice and helpful!rooms are beautiful and everything you need is always available! Staff is very kind and fun! Negrete was so kind and helpful. The pools were very nice and had great views and access to the beaches
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Birthday Trip

Oct 22, 2021 702anabelb Corona, New York

I've stayed in Punta Cana a few times already and was looking to have a Birthday trip with friends and do something a bit different. I'm so glad I did. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left we were treated with the most amazing attention and hospitality. The staff is truly incredible. Wherever I've stayed in DR I've always thought… Read more
I've stayed in Punta Cana a few times already and was looking to have a Birthday trip with friends and do something a bit different. I'm so glad I did. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left we were treated with the most amazing attention and hospitality. The staff is truly incredible. Wherever I've stayed in DR I've always thought that the hospitality was wonderful but the staff at Dreams truly set themselves apart, I must say. The food was quite good, even at the buffets. We enjoyed room service several times as well. We ate at every restaurant and were not disappointed with the food. Everything was delicious. The beach was so pristine. I truly love that they have a barrier at the beach that keeps the seaweed out. I never swim in the beach in PC anymore because of the seaweed but was able to do so at Dreams. I'd like to shout out some people there who made our stay extra special. Jelfrin and especially Risel (bartenders), Ricardo waiter, Lizaury and Glennys hostesses, Annetti house keeper and Kevin entertainment. A special shout out to Juan David who served us at the Pool Cabana and made our day extra special. I'd like to recognize Marcelo for his attention as well. He made the stay wonderful by organizing a beach dinner, the cabana reservation, Oceana reservation and Hibachi table. I had a birthday cake everywhere I went lol. We wanted to leave the resort to see another town and he arranged this for us as well. I don't think I'll ever stay at a different resort! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing staff, bad all inclusive

Oct 22, 2021 IvanCF Sao Paulo, SP

From my experience, I would say the main positive side of this hotel was the staff. I was very surprised with how every single person was very friendly and available to make your stay the best possible experience with a smile on their faces. To be honest, this was the best staff experience I’ve seen in a hotel. Big shout out to Marcos at the… Read more
From my experience, I would say the main positive side of this hotel was the staff. I was very surprised with how every single person was very friendly and available to make your stay the best possible experience with a smile on their faces. To be honest, this was the best staff experience I’ve seen in a hotel. Big shout out to Marcos at the pool bar, aways so kind, funny, available and proactive. He deserves a promotion! Also loved the experience provided by Thomas and Pamela at Portofino restaurant. But these are just a couple of names, literally everybody there deserves a recognition, from the restaurant to the amazing housekeeping staff. Brilliant hardworking people. The hotel infrastructure is nice. It’s not a fancy hotel (which you will most likely find at Secrets next door), but it’s good. It’s always VERY very clean and the service to make the beach also clean is amazing. It was by far the hotel with the smallest number of seaweed I saw in the area. The pools could be open until later (7pm was just too early) and it doesn’t make any sense closing the pool bar before the pool closes. Huge disappointment that the swim up bars were closed. It uses covid as an excuse but it looks more like budget restrictions. If everyone is walking everywhere at the hotel without face masks (and nobody asks you to do so), and if there is night entertainment with bigger crowds without masks, why do you make people leave the pool to get their drinks? Doesn’t make any sense. However, I think our biggest disappointment was the food. You won’t find any snacks to eat by the pool or beach during the day besides burgers, hot dogs, chicken and nachos offered at the beach bar with absolutely no variation every day. Forget about seafood by the sea. I’ve been to several all inclusive hotels, and this was the first one that didn’t give much attention to the pool/beach afternoon food experience. The main buffet restaurant was closed for multiple days (half of our stay) for dinner. I also felt it was a small buffet compared to other all inclusive hotels “main restaurants”. It felt short of options for breakfast, lunch and dinner (when opened), with little variation from a day to another. The other restaurants were just ok. Oceana, “the fanciest one”, was by far the worst. The grill had a good meat. Portofino, the Italian one, was good, even though they lack pizza options at night (not even pepperoni they had for dinner). All deserts we terrible. Most of the drinks felt very sweet and tasted like they mixed water in the alcohol. Even the beer felt watery. Another positive side: the club at Secrets was open and available for Dreams guests… very nice! The night entertainment is also great - big shout out to the Madonna experience and that incredible singer, she's a star. Go watch the shows at Secrets because it has a better structure and funnier crowd. Again, no face masks required at the crowd in the shows or club, so no excuses for swim up bars to be closed. We paid for the Preferred Club service and I’m not sure we would pay for it again. Premium building location closer to the beach is nice and handy. Butler service is good, our butler Billy was very approachable on WhatsApp and sent us bottles of champaign almost every day. He also helped us with restaurant reservations, which I believe would be handy in busy travel dates. But that’s it. They say you have exclusive pool and exclusive beach areas, but there’s absolutely no control over it. Anyone can use these parts of the hotel. “Exclusive” lunch at the Grill restaurant wasn’t worth it. And the app said they had tapas until 6pm but in all days they told us they didn’t have anything else by 3:30pm. In the end, because of the amazing people working at the hotel, I would say I would probably try again another AM resort - probably Secrets. I wouldn’t go back to Dreams Royal Beach mainly because of the food and drink options, nor pay for the Preferred Club upgrade again. We had a good time because of the amazing staff of the hotel and the good hotel pools and amazing beach. But it could've been much better if food & drinks were better, with more options and more premium. Read less