I can see a 20 something guest being very disappointed to find a resort half closed and too quiet. Seems that many “youngsters” these days need to be constantly entertained and are rather “demanding” when things don’t go as they had imagined it would. Being resourceful and making your own fun is a skill that seems to be lacking with this spoiled, sheltered, demanding generation. I was not surprised at the mother’s comments in defence of her son’s disappointment at the other forum. I honestly feel that as the parent, she missed a perfect “teaching moment”.
[/quote]Oooh, you’re really on to something here. My trip in April sort of went askew. I was supposed to stay at Kawama, as were about 8 other people on the bus. Kawama was full, so we’d all been moved to Barlovento, but nobody had informed the greeter guy so we actually stopped at Kawama, unloaded all the luggage, etc. Well, when we got in there and were turned away…I was disappointed. Some youngsters (in their early to mid 20s maybe? I’m really bad with guessing ages) had to start swearing and demanding to stay there, blah blah blah (“this is bullshit. We booked 3 weeks ago!” Well sweetie, I booked 3 MONTHS ago. How do you think I feel?) While they were giving the front desk a hard time, I just said sadly to an employee standing by that I’d really been looking forward to staying there and she immediately patted me and told me that I could use the facilities any time, just see the person at PR, etc. This info was NOT shared with the pissy group (who were STILL beaking off when we got to Barlovento), and I did not feel it necessary to share it with them myself. ;) I left them at Barlovento and enjoyed Kawama’s beach and bars.
BTW, when they said I’d be staying at Barlovento, my blood ran cold. I had it mixed up with Barcelo!! LOL I thought they were putting me at party central when all I wanted was to AVOID party central! Barlovento was not to my liking, but I made the best of the situation.