With the holiday season quickly approaching, with the hustle and bustle of all the holiday events and activities, you may find yourself dreaming about getting away from it all and taking your family to an all-inclusive resort with pristine white-sand beaches soon. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic is known for its tropical beaches, mild climate, and stunning resorts, With so many options to choose from you may find yourself a little lost, but no matter how many resorts you look at, be sure to keep Dreams Punta Cana Resort and Spa on your radar if you're looking for a more secluded and family friendly place to stay.
What Is Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa?
Dreams Punta Cana Resort Spa is an all-inclusive and kid-friendly resort in Punta Cana, located right on the east coast of the Dominican Republic. With its more secluded location, many guests of the resort have noted that even during peak travel season, the property rarely feels crowded. This could be due to the resorts sprawling grounds where instead of Spring Breakers you can find wildlife, such as flamingos and parrots.
There is a lot to see and explore at Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa. One of the key features of the property is its free-form swimming pool that stretches all the way from the front lobby to the beach, making it one of the largest free-form swimming pools in the Dominican Republic. There are also designated areas for family members of all ages to have fun.
For younger kids, there is the Explorer's Club where youngsters can explore and have adventures while being fully and professionally supervised so parents can have their own time alone. For teens from ages 13-17, there is the Core Zone. The Core Zone features daily activities such as bonfires and sporting events so teens can cut loose and make new friends, while still being supervised by professionals.
While the kids are at their own clubs, parents and other adults can enjoy their free time by trying their luck at the on-site casino or by relaxing in the resort's world-class spa.
For non-members of the hotel's Preferred Club, there are three types of room options. The cheapest option is the Deluxe Tropical View, which can be booked for around $117 a night per person. For around an additional $20 extra a night per person, you can choose to upgrade to a Deluxe Swim Out room, which has walkout access directly to the pool. The most expensive option for non-members of the Preferred Club is the Deluxe Tropical View Family Room, which is available for around $207 a night per person.
How It Compares
We picked a few similar properties In Punta Cana to see how they compare.
Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa
Dreams Punta Cana provides activities both indoors and outdoors for all ages. Fans of the outdoors can explore the Flamingo Lake, float down one of the largest free-form swimming pools in the Dominican Republic, or try their hand at several sports activities such as tennis, beach football, golf, and archery. Feeling even more adventurous? Join in on one of the resorts offered excursions or enjoy unique water sports activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, wind-surfing, or motorized water sports.
Those who prefer the indoors can relax in the resort's world-class spa, try their luck at the 1,643-square foot on-site casino, or shop around the Dominican Market for handicrafts and handmade jewelry.
No matter what you are in the mood for, you can always find something to eat or drink at Dreams Punta Cana. With 17 different places to eat on-site, there is something for everyone. If you're ready to eat, you can find places such as Bordeaux, an adult-only French Cusine restaurant, Himitsu, a Pan-Asian Cuisine restaurant, and La Trattoria, an outdoor pizzeria. Can't choose? No problem, you can also head over to World Cafe, the International Buffet.
Not in the mood to eat but want to grab a drink? There are nine different bar options available, including a music lounge, a theater bar, and multiple pool bars.
Dreams Punta Cana offers an expansive free-form pool, a world-class spa, and a fully equipped fitness center on-site. In their rooms, guests can enjoy a private balcony or terrace, wall-mounted TV screens, safes large enough to store a laptop, and stocked mini fridges.
While the rooms of Dreams Punta Cana are nice and come with great amenities, all the resort's best rooms and suites are only available to members of the resort's Preferred Club, leaving other guests with few options. However, rooms do have a clean and modern design.
The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real Resort
The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real Resort is the quieter and more family-friendly counterpart to the main Palma Real resort. The Reserve is set slightly away from the beach and offers a more garden-like atmosphere with manicured grounds and soft music playing throughout the resort.
The Reserve at Paradisus Palma offers a variety of activities such as salsa and merengue classes for adults, an adventure park for teens, and the Kid Zone for the little ones.
There are five dining options at The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real Resort. There are two outdoor dining spaces, an Italian restaurant, a Mediterranean restaurant, and a Japanese restaurant. Guests can also enjoy the dining options of the main Palma Real Resort.
The Reserve offers multiple amenities to guests, such as three exclusive pools, a Kid Zone for children, and the Yji Spa where guests can treat themselves to massages and other treatments.
With 15 different room types, guests can be sure to find the room that will be their perfect and private oasis. Plus, all rooms are suites, guaranteeing you will have plenty of space to relax in.
Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino
Located directly on the beach, Royalton Punta Cana Resort and Casino is an upscale and all-inclusive resort that draws in couples of all ages and some families.
The Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino provides daily entertainment and nightly shows.
The Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino has an expansive variety of restaurants and bars. Several restaurants with international cuisines, such as Italian and Asian, can be found on-site, as well as several indoor and outdoor bars, two cafes, and one ice cream parlor.
The Royalton Punta Cana Resort and Casino stands out with its luxury amenities. All rooms come with free high-speed WiFi, double headed and ceiling mounted rain shower heads, satellite television, and 24-hour room service. The resort also features a pool, a fitness center with modern equipment, and supervised programming available for children.
Similarly to Dreams Punta Cana Resort and Spa, Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino offers several room options, but only three are available to nonmembers of the resorts Diamond Club.
Non-members have the choice of a Luxury Room, a Connecting Luxury Room, or a Luxury Ocean View Room. There are no swim out rooms available to non-members.
Club Med Punta Cana
Recently renovated and redesigned in 2017, Club Med Punta Cana offers a unique and modern experience for guests of all ages. Whether you're a couple looking for an adults-only getaway or a family with young ones who need to be cared for, Club Med Punta Cana has something for you.
Whether you're looking to learn something new on land, try out something new in the water, or do something leisurely, Club Med Punta Cana has something for you. Club Med offers different schools such as archery school, fitness school, tennis school, and golf school. You can also head down to the water for fun activities such as scuba diving, kite surfing, and sailing school. Those who are looking to relax can watch a live show, take dance classes, or join one of the many excursions offered by the resort.A unique bonus of Club Med Punta Cana is the CREATIVE by Cirque du Soleil, a creative playground inspired by the infamous acrobatic shows.
Club Med Punta Cana offers two restaurants that serve buffets, one beach lounge that becomes a nightclub when the sun goes down, and 3 bars.
One of the shining points of Club Med, if you are traveling with your family, is the multiple age-specific clubs available to take care of your little ones. Club Med offers 4 clubs; Baby Club for babies under 2-years-old, Petit Club for children two to three, Mini Club for ages four to ten years old, and Passworld for kids aged 11-17. Each club offers supervised care and age-appropriate activities throughout the day so the adults can relax and enjoy their alone time.
Other amenities include an Olympic-sized lagoon pool, a newly renovated Jacuzzi, and the Zen Oasis; a secluded adult-only area and beach.
Club Med Punta Cana offers a wide variety of rooms, 11 in total. Some rooms are designed for families and some have the added perk of being close to the Zen Oasis.
There are several all-inclusive resort options available in Punta Cana, but when considering what is best for your family, some are better than others. Dreams Punta Cana offers your family several activities and dining options, and at its competitive price point, it's hard to beat. For its family-friendly features, multiple offered activities, and diverse dining options we are rating Dreams Punta Cana Resort and Spa 4-Stars.
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