This is a warning to all single women planning to go to the Dominican Republic!
If you are a guest in Dreams Palm Beach vor any other of AM Resorts, be aware of the Sanky Panky and especially stay away from Jhonny Be Good! He is one of the entertainers there and, I have to admit, probably the most performing of them. But not only that he is aware of it. He kind of "rules" the hotel, even having reception of a 5* hotel, reveal confidential guest information such as room numbers, arrival, departure etc.
This is how he will easily check out when you are supposed to leave before he's starting his game. He will be fun to be with, caring, always fun and of course very interested in your life. Shortly before you leave, he will ask you out or at least accepting to stay in contact. And that is where it will all begin!
He knows how to act, what to say, how to convince you, his words are true and he truely is in love with you. He will tell you about his sad story and that he never had thought someone like you would even recognize someone like him. Of course he will want you to come back, even proposes to spend part of his little holidays (7 days is a lot if you can only have 15 off in a year) with you in order to get to know you. Once you have everything arranged he will ask you for gifts to bring.
Of course you will be presented to all of his family and they will all do everything so you will feel welcome, accepted and even cared for.
By the way, take care of your money when being with him. Somehow you will always "lose" little of it... „Or somebody else has stolen from the room, etc‘...
After being back home from your trip, he will quickly talk about marriage, if not already earlier. Even ask you to come and live in DR, because he loves his country... LOL. And of course he would never ask you for money but reveal more and more health problems, examines he needs to get done but couldn't afford, a heart problem of his sister and noone there to help etc...
Guess what, there are many, many other women out there getting the same stories! I know of 2 of them...but for sure there will be more.
Why am I revealing this?
I, for sure do not want to make myself the "poor victim", but I want to WARN!
I am a well educated, independent and modern woman, who is earning her own living quite well and is said to be intelligent.
Never would I have thought to fall in such a trap, but I did. So yes, I might have been stupid and so were others.
To the „nexts“ to come: please do not be as stupid as we were!
To the Hotel management: I know "Sanky Panky" is normal for Dominicans out there but I never would have expected managers of a 5* hotel allowing this in “their premises”, knowing and covering such people. Before you would state it, I know he is no longer part of your staff. He got cancelled shortly before his “vidas” arrived in April. Apparently because he was disrespectful with a guest, which by far was not the first time. If I am reviewing on this hotel, it is that I would have expected you to make sure, he cannot play his games in any other resort of AM Resorts, But you just transferred him to another Dreams! Dreams Palm Beach!
Well done and great job