The Dominican Republic is a favorite destination among sun-chasers because of its affordability, easy access from the U.S., and incredible beaches. Maybe that’s why Dreams Resorts has a total of 6 luxury properties on the island, 3 of which are near the capital of Punta Cana.
In this article we will tell you all about Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana, including what other guests have to say, so you can decide if it’s the perfect resort for your Punta Cana honeymoon or romantic getaway.
Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana Reviews: Overview
Dreams Royal Beach is located in a populated area of Punta Cana near other resorts, specifically its sister property Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana, an adults-only all-inclusive. Dreams resorts are made to accommodate families, but child-free couples are not uncommon, and the resort offers plenty of ways for lovers to rekindle their romance or celebrate their honeymoon in the Dominican Republic.
Most Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana reviews are 4 and 5 stars, with guests praising the service, property, nature, and cleanliness. Many also find it to be extremely family friendly.
As it is a family resort on a busy strip it can be a bit loud during the day, but most nightly entertainment ends at a decent hour so it’s possible to get some sleep. Some Dreams Royal Beach reviews say they prefer the nightlife at Secrets but stay at Dreams so they aren’t kept awake all night by loud, thumping dance music.
Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana Reviews: Rooms & Suites
Dreams Royal Beach has 373 bright, airy rooms and suites with large, furnished balconies or terraces complete with a hot tub. Many have gorgeous ocean views. A fully stocked minibar that’s refreshed daily, fast Wifi and 24-hour concierge service are part of the Dreams signature Unlimited Luxury all-inclusive package. Decor is tropical with wicker chairs, wooden shutters, and room dividers with pops of vibrant purple set against a canvas of crisp white.
The Junior Suite comes with either one king bed or two double beds and overlooks either the pool, hot tub, or garden. Larger rooms for families can accommodate up to 6 guests. Upgrade your reservation to Preferred Club status for a larger suite with high-quality amenities in an even nicer area of the resort, plus butler service. Some Preferred Club suites also have swim-up entrances and oceanfront access.
Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana reviews praised the spaciousness and cleanliness of the rooms, as well as the luxurious amenities and comfort.
Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana Reviews: Food & Drinks
Guests of Dreams Royal Beach have 8 restaurants and snack shacks right at their fingertips. For small bites, Coco Cafe serves coffee, snacks, and pastries 24 hours a day. Just a few steps away there’s an ice cream bar called Sundaez that’s open noon til late. There’s also Tides, a burger bar right on the edge of the beach.
A la carte dinner options are Fusion, an Asian fusion restaurant; Oceana for fresh seafood; Portofino for fine Italian cuisine; and the Seaside Grill, which has a lovely open-air dining area that overlooks the ocean. The Seaside Grill is open to all guests for dinner, and Preferred Club guests can also dine for breakfast and lunch. If you like variety, the World Cafe sets out a sprawling international buffet 3 times per day.
Many guests found the food to be very good and the service in the restaurants to be outstanding.
There are plenty of spots to grab a drink, and Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana reviews say poolside and beach service is top-tier. The swim-up bar, Sea Legs, has a dry side called The Grotto that faces the beach so you can enjoy a cocktail with your toes in the sand. A little further down the beach, there’s another beach bar called Hideaway. A second swim-up bar called Blue Dorado is in the hotel’s newest pool.
After the sun sets there’s an open-air bar where you can grab a late-afternoon cocktail behind Coco’s called Aperitifs, or you could head indoors to play some pool at Halftime Bar. After dinner, head to Veranda for a nightcap and the sea breeze or to Interlude in the main plaza.
For music and dancing, guests of Dreams can go next door to the open-air disco at Secrets Royal Beach, Eclipse Night Bar. Teens can hang out at The Core Zone Teens Bar, a nightclub-themed hangout with refreshments served in fancy cups with garnishes, arcade games, and pool tables.
The Preferred Club Lounge is on the roof of a building near the front of the resort, just behind the Main Plaza. It has a thatched roof for shade but it’s nice and breezy. Refreshments are set out for guests to enjoy and drinks are served.
Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana Reviews: Beaches
Dreams Royal Beach is on the northeastern side of the Dominican Republic, which is known for having some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, and many Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana reviews concur, calling the beach beautiful. Guests also appreciated the shaded huts with loungers that were available.
The sea on this side of the island is known to be a bit rougher than on the Caribbean side, but it’s safe to swim in and provides excellent conditions for watersports like snorkeling, sea kayaking, and wind and kitesurfing. Equipment for non-motorized watersports can be borrowed from the watersports shack on the beach free of charge.
Apart from the water being somewhat rough, the private beach at Dreams Royal Beach is breathtakingly beautiful, the perfect place for a romantic sunset stroll. However, since it’s shared with Secrets Royal Beach next door it can get somewhat crowded.
Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana Reviews: Pools
Dreams Punta Cana has three sparkling swimming pools. The main pool snakes its way around a man-made concrete island, where you can find comfy beach loungers to soak up the sun. One section of the main pool is reserved for Preferred Club members, but it’s only an arm of the main pool and there is no real barrier between the Main Pool and Preferred Club pool.
Directly in front of the Main Plaza, there is a second, newer pool with a lovely blue tile bottom and a swim-up bar and poolside seating. Between the main pool and the new pool, there’s also a shallow splash pool for kids.
Multiple Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana reviews say the pools are extremely clean and well maintained.
Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana Reviews: Activities
The resort is just a short distance from the capital city of Punta Cana, where there is lots to do. Day tours to the capital and other nearby attractions like Monkey Land, deep-sea fishing tours, Saona Island or Marinarium can be arranged through the 24-hour concierge.
On-site, guests can borrow watersport equipment, hit the gym, take an intro scuba diving class (dive excursions can also be arranged for an added cost), or play a game of tennis or basketball on a full-size court. If you’re traveling with kids, the Explorer’s Club has daily entertainment and activities for kids of all ages, even teenagers at the Core Zone.
Guests of Dream Royal Beach who want to take advantage of the excellent golfing in the Dominican Republic get discounted green fees at the Cocotal Golf & Country Club.
Live musical performances, parties, theme nights, live theater shows, and dance and Spanish classes are all part of Dreams Resorts’ daily and nightly lineup of entertainment. As a family resort, the evening entertainment wraps up pretty early, but adults can walk right next door to the nightclub at Secrets Royal Beach.
Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana Reviews: Romance Packages
Dreams resorts offer packages for weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries, elopements, vow renewals, and engagements. Packages vary in price and in what they offer, but they almost all include a freebie or two for the happy couple like a bottle of sparkling wine, flower arrangement, or snack tray.
Destination wedding packages include great perks like free nights for a guest of the wedding or free makeup for a member of the bridal party, discounts on spa treatments, catered rehearsal dinners, or cocktail parties. Professional wedding planners and wait staff take care of everything so all you need to do is relax before the big day. Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana reviews praise the wedding planning staff here, saying they ensure that everything goes smoothly.
Honeymoon and elopement packages include a photography bundle, a romantic candlelit dinner for two, a complimentary hydrotherapy circuit, breakfast in bed, and free nights when you book and pre-pay for 4 or 5 nights.
Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana Reviews: What’s Included
All-inclusive rates at every Dreams Resort cover accommodation and unlimited food and drinks at all dining locations (apart from exclusive Preferred Club restaurants and lounges) with no reservations. Twenty-four-hour room service is also included at most Dreams resorts, but as of writing the Royal Beach website indicates that their room service is operating on limited hours.
Guests can use any of the resort’s amenities like the gym, non-motorized watersports equipment, sports courts and games, and take instructor-led classes like aerobics, dance classes, yoga, cooking, and Spanish. Dreams resorts are a great place to explore scuba diving as they offer 1 free intro class in the resort’s main pool.
Guests of the resort will also have free admission to nightly shows and events, plus guests over the age of 18 can access the nightclub at Secrets Royal Beach right next door. Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana reviews note that tips are not included, so guests should be sure to bring cash.
Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana Reviews: Location
Dreams Royal Beach is located less than a 30-minute drive from the Punta Cana airport. If you want to rent a car the resort has a secure parking lot. Dreams Royal Beach doesn’t have a shuttle service, but they are partnered with a shuttle service called Amstar that provides roundtrip shuttle service for $56 for 2 passengers.
Some Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana reviews suggest that it’s possible to arrange transportation at a lower rate, so consider doing research beforehand if you want to hire a private transfer. Taxis are also easy enough to find at the airport.
Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana Reviews: Special Offers
For surfing couples, Dreams is introducing their Beach Break package, which includes a surf-themed welcome package, vouchers for board rental, convenient grab-n-go snack options, and a free 25-minute post-surf massage for two. Book and travel by December 22, 2025, to take advantage of this special rate.
If you’re not sure whether Dreams Royal Beach is the best choice for you, check out other reviews of other Dreams Resorts in the Dominican Republic including Dreams Onyx Punta Cana and Dreams Macao Beach Punta Cana.
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He is an expert travel advisor and enthusiast. He has traveled extensively in the USA, Central America, South America, and Europe. He has visited every Sandals Resort and is one of a select few Diamond Elite members of the Sandals Chairman’s Royal Club.
Dan graduated from Johnson & Wales University with an associate degree in Culinary Arts. Later he graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a focus on people and culture.