Hi Nic,

Better late than never, but thank you for organising our holiday to the Dreams Tulum, Mexico: 1 - 15 July.

They tried to upgrade us on arrival for approx $700 for the two rooms. Because we were tired I was not keen to go through the rigmarole of it all. I was quite glad really because although we were in the older part of the resort it was quieter, the rooms were adjoining and had inter-connecting doors so it was like a massive suite with the privacy that me and my daughter needed with the joined up family feel when we wanted it. And after a couple of days we got used to the smell of damp but will take some scented candles next time!

The resort and staff were second to none; it was clean and tidy and everything was plentiful. The staff were exceptionally friendly and accommodating and one member of staff even chased after me to say good bye when he realised I was dressed to go home!

We were there for 4th July celebrations! What a laugh. The Americans got merry very early and accepted us as honoraries for the day. The hotel laid on a fabulous day of celebrations, evening of eating and entertainment and we danced barefoot on the beach till the small hours.

You would not believe it, but we went all that way to bump into (on our 2nd day) a boy my son vaguely knew from the same football league. Naturally they had a lot in common and we (parents) knew some of the same people. We also met up with a lady and her two children from Ireland. We had a great time - our own spaces in the day and good company in the evening. We went out on a couple of trips together too and the 10 of us have some fab memories to stand us in good stead. We met some Italians too.

It was my first 2 week holiday for a good few years - we normally take a couple of week breaks each year - I had never felt so chilled and relaxed and was certainly not looking forward to going home. And having a teenage son (just 16), the past few years on holiday have been a nightmare even 5*. Dreams was different he loved the Americans and all the sports on offer and we hardly ever saw him. Our 11 year old daughter who at 5' 6'' looks more like a woman than a child was happy too and we felt more than comfortable with her going to and from the rooms or other parts of the resorts on her own or with her new friend Niamh.

I would certainly recommend Dreams for families, couples and even singles alike. I would also highly recommend your services for a thoroughly professional all round package. And also thank you for saving us tidy sum of money.

We will definitely come back to you again! And would certainly return to Dreams.

Oh yes. And well done First Choice excellent flight, but they do clobber you for the excess baggage on the way back!

Best wishes and thanks again.

B.E-P 17-08-2008,