Family abandon £18k ‘dream holiday’ as 24-hour adult-only party takes over hotel

Describing their expertise, Kerry Cox mentioned that she travelled together with her husband and their two youngsters to Antigua, to take pleasure in a luxurious vacation on the Caribbean island. Initially, they had been blown away by the fantastic thing about the resort and their luxurious £18,000 resort. Nevertheless, the household left early after studying that an adults-only pageant can be taking on the constructing for the ultimate 5 days of their vacation.

The 24-hour social gathering can be taking on the whole resort advanced in the course of their keep, and embody a foam and paint social gathering, neon swimwear bash and string of DJs. Regardless of reserving the vacation upfront the Coxes say that Virgin Holidays had not knowledgeable them of the occasion, experiences Mirror On-line.

The Northamptonshire household had appeared ahead to enjoyable after two tough years and being pampered via the Diamond Membership bundle, the place they’d also have a non-public butler. As a substitute, mum Kerry Cox, was left livid that her 10 and 16-year-old can be surrounded by ingesting and partying adults. A spokesperson for Virgin Holidays mentioned the agency has moved the household to an upgraded property for the rest of their vacation.

Kerry mentioned: “The social gathering is 24 hours a day, so even when we had been out throughout the day we’d be coming again to the night events. I’ve two youngsters.

“You come on a household vacation and count on a household resort. An Ibiza-style neon seaside social gathering and foam social gathering isn’t what I booked for a household resort.”

Kerry added: “It is my job as a mom to guard my youngsters. With events deliberate for each location within the resort, on the seaside and on the pool, the place can I take my household?”

After contacting the in-hotel reps and Virgin buyer helpline within the UK, it was steered to Kerry that the household go on day journeys to get away from the social gathering. She mentioned: “As a household, we had been provided as much as 100 {dollars} every, however the days out value 150 {dollars} per particular person on common.

“You examine that to how a lot we spent on the resort. Virgin did not wish to type it.”

Kerry added: “If it was simply my husband and I, we’d have stayed and made probably the most of it.” The household moved to a different resort close by, after turning down another choice resulting from its stairs, as Kerry’s husband has a coronary heart situation.

“In the long run, we simply needed to transfer so took Virgin’s steered like-for-like. Upon arrival it was horrific, and our room was rodent-infested, with rodent faeces within the room. I anticipated like for like, nevertheless it was disgusting” Kerry defined.

She continued: “While you undergo Covid and cash is tight. This isn’t a mean vacation. It is a once-in-a-lifetime.

“You set your belief in a good tour operator like Virgin, however all they did was take our cash, fly us and ruined our vacation.” The Coxes moved again to the Royalton Lodge for an evening earlier than Virgin moved them on to Blue Water Bay.

Nevertheless, while Kerry mentioned it was not her first alternative of resort and so they felt let down by Virgin, they plan to remain there for the rest of their vacation. A spokesperson for Virgin Holidays mentioned: “We’d wish to sincerely apologise to Mrs Cox and her household for any disruption or inconvenience triggered to their vacation in Antigua.

“Our groups have been in touch with them to debate their choices and have moved them to an upgraded property to make sure they benefit from the the rest of their vacation.”

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