Our family was booked through Signature to the new Barcelo leaving January 25th. I got an amazing deal of $511 + $200 taxes x 4 people.
However I am now being told that due to balcony issues at Barcelo, it is now a 16+ resort and we will not be allowed to stay there. What is frustrating is that Signature is the only tour operator with the 16+ stipulation.
On Monday, I am to find out from my TA which resort they will be bumping us to. I assume either the Melia Las Dunas, or the Sol Cayo Santa Maria. The size of the Las Dunas is a concern to me. After staying at the Playa Pesquero I swore off large resorts. Mainly because I am LAZY, but also because I couldn’t give my kids much freedom due to the size of the place. With only 300 rooms, the size of the Sol is appealing, however, the reviews of late are not so good.
I could accept a refund and start over again. However, at this point, there is nothing similar in that price range.
Does anyone have any comments about either of these resorts. I am not sure if we will be offered a choice, but if we are I would like to make the right one.