my sister in law is getting married at dreams riviera in early feb.
my husband and i first booked to stay there so we could see the whole family easily. he's english and we live in the states - so excited to see all my english in laws. but upon reading reviews (crowded, noisy, lots of kids, many unsupervised, no truly adults-only pool), it's really not the place for us. my husband and i have no children and stressful jobs. we were looking forward to a quiet and romantic getaway for the wedding while seeing family. i realize now we should stay at an adults only all inclusive and arrange to see family at specific times. (our family doesn't have young kids, but the brides bridesmaids do so she planned around them)
my question is this: if we stay at excellence (next door) or secrets silversands (same parent company, 10mi away i think?) how easy is it to see the family? can we all meet easily on the beach? daypasses seem like they would get expensive? or do secrets/dreams allow for going back and forth?
any help would be much appreciated. i hate to be a jerk but we get away so rarely and need the escape so much. we want to see our family but won't enjoy it if our nerves are frayed beyond all reason.
thank you in advance!