- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2008
Darling Husband and I got into this conversation with some friends when we returned from our Honeymoon last Thursday, and were surprised at the opinions shared.
We spent five wonderful days in Punta Cana, at a Dreams resort. We decided to upgrade to a “preferred” area, allowing us access to a more private pool. We had no complaints about this, and were especially thrilled to see there were far fewer children in this pool. It was very obvious by the calibre, music, and general patron population of this pool that it was for relaxation, and the main pool was full of childrens areas, swim-up bars, etc. We were surprised to see that the few children who did coem to this pool with their families were allowed to be totally chaotic and just gigantic nuisances.
I get that your kid should go on vacation with you–I’m happy for you that you want to bring your kid to Punta Cana. But it begged the question–what would the problem be with Adults Only pools, or sections? I know there are resorts that are exclusively Adults Only, but we did not choose one, and that was our own fault.
When we returned home, we were able to spend more relaxing days out our neighborhood pool. This one is FULL OF CHILDREN, all the time. No regard is paid to adults who want to relax, and kids run amok and splash you and are rude as hell.
Again, why no Adults Only areas? Same with restaurants! What is the issue with this?
We discussed this with friends who don’t have kids, and were shocked to find out that they felt that Adults Only pool areas/beach areas/restaurants seemed offensive and that kids had every right to be there as well. They don’t even have kids!
So, I’m just curious about what parents and non-parents alike feel. Even if you’re a parent (which I am not, I don’t plan to be. We don’t like children and don’t want our own), woudln’t you appreciate an area that was catering to Adults Only if you weren’t with your children? Or does it offend you that something like that would even exist, just on principle because you have kids?
I am curious to hear some opinions on this.