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Hi All, thinking of going to Dreams next year - 8 of us ranging from 65 - 4 years. Is this a good place for us all? What are the facilities like for young children? The middle crowd want activity in the evenings while us old 'uns want a bit of peaceful R & R. Will this hotel suit??

I love the beach - not a pool person - so would love to know more about that, is the sea good for swimming etc. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Search Bayahibe and La Romana forums, you will find lots of info about Dreams.

They have the best kids club for the younger ones, they will love it, for the older kids - teens - Core zone and Disco.

The sea is very calm http://tinyurl.com/mn7hstz you can see more pictures at the Facebook page Discover Bayahibe https://www.facebook.com/discoverbayahibe

or you can watch live at http://bayahibewebcam.com/


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Hola Helen ...

Denise is spot on as per usual. I just returned from Dreams and I have to agree that there was plenty of activities for the young and young at heart around every corner of this sprawling hotel.

For starters, the wee little ones have their own designated pool very near to the adult pool, and in the very calm sea, there's a floating circular trampoline of sorts in addition to a contraption with a 'kids only' marking on its sides where dozens of kids could be seen (and definitely heard!) :-) climbing in, on and around this floating fortress. It was quite a hit, apparently.

For older teens as mentioned there is the 'zone' area with video games, table tennis, basketball, pool tables, etc. Very near is a giant chess board. Volleyball is on offer, very near to the Explorers Club for kids ("No Adults Allowed"! read the sign out front). Fine. There's kayaks and other (non-motorized) water sports vehicles at your disposable.

Dreams' beach is rather small, but very nice indeed. I ventured off the resort to walk along the beach into the charming town of Bayahibe daily and I must say, once you leave Dreams, the public beach is, sadly, in a word, a nightmare! It's unkempt, it's quite dirty and wreaks of fish (understandable as this IS a fishing village, after all) but still... some effort should be made to clean the beach to make it more agreeable to strolling its shore. As it stands now, if you were to venture barefoot, you'd quickly realize the stroll could not be any less desirable and would likely return to the tidy shores that is the stuff of Dreams.

No worries, I had my Tevas sandals and I'm a trooper, so I held my nose, watched my step and made the very worthwhile trip into town as often as I could. You certainly could and should make a similar stroll. With its colorful houses on one side, and dozens of boats bobbing in the bay, it's definitely a scenic stroll, despite the public beaches' less than ideal appearance.

Or ....... you could just be a beach bum and lie around soaking up the sun while gentle turquois waters lap your feet like this FlyGuy from Brooklyn I know did... :-)

Buen Viage!

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Hi Helen

We have just returned from Dreams and had an amazing holiday. There is definately something for everyone of an evening after dinner we used to have a drink in the lobby bar where they played live music, go to the show (all of them excellent) and if we were not tired then have a go on the slot machines in the casino. Desires disco was open until 2am but we were usually tired by midnight.


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Thank you everyone for your comments

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