"The Truth about the Negative Reviews"
My full review will be coming soon, but I have returned from Punta Cana on 12/26 after a 7-night stay. I want to honestly address some of the negative reviews listed on tripadvisor.
I wonder if the negative reviewers ever stayed at here. Let talk about Food first. The food is VERY good. I NEVER had an undercooked piece of anything. I only had to wait for 30 minutes once for dinner, all other times I was seated with minimal wait, if any. Staff is great, very attentive. It's not fast service, but I'm on vacation...where do I have to go?
Before I forget...the Security. There are unarmed security officers throughout the property. My take is they are there to keep out any locals who might want to wonder in. Never had a problem there with any security related issues.
Drinks - I didn't drink that much so I can't talk much about the alcohol selection, but the juices were fine. Not watered down. Not sugar water. Geez, the things people say on this site.
Room temperature - The thermostats are set for 20C (which is about 68F). You can't manually override this yourself, but call the front desk and a technician will be at your room in 10 minutes to fix this.
Language Barrier - You're vacationing in the Dominican Republic and most staff that interact with guests speak decent English. Take a Spanish class before arriving. There are also Spanish lessons every day from the E Team.
Glass on the Beach. I played beach volleyball and noticed hardly a piece of broken glass. Walking on the beach is clean and safe.
Management - They are EVERYWHERE!!! I met the top Food & Beverage Manager because I saw him all the time, wherever I ate. I told him I saw his twin brother around, since he seems to be everywhere. Managers at the restaurants have navy blue shirts on. You'll see plenty of them around. Front Desk is SUPER responsive to any request.
Entertainment - The E Team has a variety of activities planned every day. Check the Hourglass Sheet for times/locations. The Main Pool is where the 4:00PM Party is located. There is music and Melvin on the mic. Fun and Entertaining. Evening entertainment includes Singers, Bands, a Magician, a Circus Group, the E Team Dancers, Karaoke, Disco...even more. Quality and tasteful presentations...very enjoyable.
Weather - Although you can't control the weather, I have been at Punta Cana the same days as some reviewers who claim it rained all day. There was NEVER a day where it rained all day. Mornings are usually clear, and if it rained, storms would come in straight off the beach. It would rain for 10-15 minutes, and the sun would come back out. Another storm might roll in 30-45 minutes later...same story, sun is back out in 15 minutes.
Final thoughts...I had a GREAT time. I'd return back Riviera Cancun (where we stayed last year). If the review sounds too bad to be true, it's probably NOT TRUE. Riviera Cancun is a quality operation with great staff, food, grounds, and facilities. Looking forward to returning next year.
My friend and I just returned from a 6 night stay at the resort and really enjoyed it. There were a variety of activities so there was little opportunity to get bored. The food seemed above average for an all inclusive. There were a few issues with our room upon checkin but they were eventually remedied. Everyone working here was extremely nice and helpful, going above and beyond to ensure we had a good time. Particularly, Rosemarie, one of the hostesses, Felix, the sommelier, Ramon at the gym, the chef from the French restaurant (who made us off menu items), Diego, one of the pool bartenders and Marvin, our bell boy.
The entire e-team was great and very fun and friendly. We loved Ergie, Roz, the boot camp/aqua fit instructor), Arturo and Jessica (dancers and Zumba instructor).
We had hibachi one night and our chef mikol was nice and put on a great show. Our server there Raul we loved, as well as the guys at the lunch buffet grill who made us fresh grilled lamb chops to order daily.
I just returned from a 6 day stay at Punta Cana and would highly recommend it. Everyone was so wonderful and gracious. They truly want to make your stay enjoyable.
I like to work out on vacation and the gym onsite was great. Ramon greeted me each day with a fresh towel and bottle of water. Ros, the fitness instructor, while I was there was also great. Her beach bootcamp and water aerobics were a great workout.
The entire E-Team is fabulous. Ergie was great and so friendly. He helped me with painting and always made an effort to say hello. The Zumba class was great.
The food was also great, much better that other places from talking to people in the airport on the way home. The key is to eat freshly cooked food - the lamp chops right off the grill are great. Rosemarie at the French restaurant is also fabulous. The filet at this restaurant is worth eating twice. The chef walks around to ensure everyone is enjoying their meal.
I would definitely return back for all these reasons and MANY more!
Went with my family, sister's family, all 5 of us checked in this all-inculsive, adult resort on 12/22 through 12/27. Due to airplane delay at Atlanta, GA (6 hours) we arrived pretty late at night, Dominican Republic and the shuttle ride to the Breathless resort filled us with anticipation. We were all hungry upon arrival and tried room service for food, this is a brand new resort and they are still working out many glitches. However, the weather and the clean and pretty beaches and the long and winding pools lit like a Christmas tree are so pretty looking out of the sliding door at the balcony at night. The palm tree lined beaches and the resort site are so gorgeous and the oceans are breath taking. The beach water was warm as if it was heated and unbelievable sensation to swim and wade in. I actually got healed of broken ankle and low-back pain by soaking in and playing in the warm sea water and sitting in the warm sand on the beach. Everything is so pristine everywhere looking around. Peaceful and refreshing and new and all-inclusive so never have to worry about looking for a restaurant and worry about where and what to eat with this big group. Variety of foods are served at international top-notch restaurants, French, Italian and Hibachi - Benihana style, so we enjoyed dishes prepared by chefs with entertainment and and very very friendly services from servers who are locals hired by the resort. They are very devoted to doing their job and doing an excellent one. It was truly a treat and at this vacation first time that we never have to worry about what to eat and where to go and what to order it is all-inclusive and no-worry menu. My grown up son and nephew who are all top-notch professionals, good-looking single men had also fantastic time especially on the last few days at the beach, free surfing lesson and the horse back riding shows on the beach. Horse back riding on the beach sounded like a great idea but we had to leave on that day. I will definitely choose "all-inclusive" for my vacation from now on because, it took a lot of stress out of having to make booking for restaurants. We can experiment all different menus right there and then. We could have more time to spend for fun and interacting with family members, friends and even locals working there whom seem to be ever grateful for their job working at the resort. They exude so much enthusiasm and positive energy. This is the vacation idea whose time has come.
Again, it was very exotic, bright and blue and the air was so refreshing everywhere. It was a post-care picture perfect scenary that sooth the soul, mind and spirit. I am so thankful that I have found this place. I have travelled a lot- did many different cruises, but this one is the best thus far. I will not look no further from now on because I have found a "paradise" on earth. Next time, I will definitely rise up early for the Sunrise.
The Christmas eve dinner was fantastic followed by variety show -- Las Vegas Style nightly show performed by "go-go" dancers are tastefully done and very sexy. It really arouse your senses and shook your soul to the core in a very elegant way. Then there were many surprises on the following day at the beach, beach aerobic excercises, horseback riding on the beach, surfing lessons, etc, etc. On a bright sunny day with the horseback riding dancing show behind we had to leave with much reluctance. My son and nephew joked about wanting to miss the airplane so they could return to the resort and stay for few more days there.
We will definitely return to this place with better plan to enjoy all the services and entertainment that are offered there. The beauty of nature so so enticing but the people are so warm and welcoming, smiling. Rooms are clean and with fantastic views of emerald gredd ocean and at night with lighted up pool side illuminations that ever changes color all night was very pleasing to the eyes. I savored and loved every minute of staying there although this brand new resort are not completely set up yet and there are gliches here and there but nevertheless, people, the locals hired to work at the resorts have this naivete and make you feel relaxed. Right before a day of our departure, the resort also added another feature for night owls which is a midnight buffet until 2:00 AM. I know they will keep coming up with ideas to make your vacation one of a kind. For working professionals, this is very important.
We were left truly
My husband and I stayed at this amazing resort from December 13-20th in a swim-up suite, then from December 20-27th in an Exhale swim-up suite.
Our first meal out was at the Hibachi Grill. My wife is allergic to onions. Our waiter Dional told the chef Abraham, and he sent word to the kitchen. Before long, freshly cut veggies came from the kitchen for Abraham to prepare along with everyone else's dishes. She would not be left out! We were both so touched by this!
This type of service carried over to the Strip Grill where Domingo and Seferino always took care to be certain her meals were "sin cebollas" - no onions! We saw a lot of Domingo, Seferino, Nestor and Elisabeth during our stay at various restaurants - they are magnifico! Ask for Lendy, our cappuccino queen, as she kept us going with one after the other during meal times - so good!
The french restaurant Coquette was amazing and our hostess Rosemarie was cheeky and so much fun!
While in the pool, "Sexy Igor" was always at the ready for fun and drinks. While in the lobby our favorite waitress, Roselyn was always ready with a BIG smile! Ergie always kept us entertained and laughing! The two bartenders at the Wink bar, Denny & Luis were busy as heck some nights, but always managed to keep it together! They rocked!
Hildy in housekeeping was such a sweetie and our mini bar guys Jose & Luis never left us without anything. Our butlers Gregory and Willie, also known as the two "Yum Yums" were wonderful also!
Food was great, with lots of selection and not once were we ill from anything we ate or drank. Even the mamahuana couldn't knock us out!
As for the language barrier? We had no problems whatsoever. We downloaded translators to our phones that we used over the free wifi if there was any confusion, but I think we only used it twice in our two weeks. They are learning very fast, and if you listen, they will teach you too! My wife learned so much in our short time there.
We never experienced any theft. A dollar here and there goes a long way in regards to tipping. The guards look mean, but they are actually really friendly. Many of them speak french, and spanish.
Cindy at the front reception is awesome, but we agree there is another woman up there that is not so friendly. If you need anything and you have a choice, ask for Cindy.
Yes, the grounds are a little bare - give it time. It won't take long for it to turn into the tropical paradise everyone's looking for.
We are not the most seasoned travellers, but we have stayed at 5 different 5 star hotels - all of those being in Mexico. We never thought we'd say it, but we liked the Dominican MORE! We can't wait to go back to see all our new friends!
"Vacation of a lifetime! Couldn't be better!"
My first time in the Dominican Republic and I couldn't have stayed in a better resort than the in Punta Cana! This resort has everything one could ask for in a top notch first class resort! From the moment I drove into the resort I was greeted with friendly faces. The restaurants are great and the staff at them were exceptional. If you eat at the Spumante Italian restaurant you must meet Sujeilin and Hector! These two make a great team! They went above and beyond to make sure you couldn't be any happier in their company! - They are Magnifico! A+ for hiring the BEST! I have to mention Franklin in the Xhale club too. Every visit to the Xhale club lounge Franklin greeted you with a smile on his face and a nice word to say! Another great employee! It's people like these who will make the Punta Cana higher level than any other resort in Punta Cana! I'll be back again and you can only guess where I'll be staying! Thanks team!
"A great start for a new resort!"
We are currently enjoying our stay at the resort and spa in Punta Cana. So glad we chose this resort, AM resorts are amazing. This resort does not disappoint!
Thanks to Arturo who has been offering excellent classes and is a wonderful part of the entertainment team.
All the staff do all they can to make your stay magnifico!
Love the Xhale club, love the room, and can't wait to visit another sister resort.
Thanks for a great start to our vacation!
"Wonderful Staff & Facilities!"
I recently returned from a 7 day stay at Punta Cana and had a wonderful experience. Despite a slight language barrier with the restaurant staff, every employee was extremely friendly and willing to go out of their way to make the guests comfortable and happy. The E Team was MAGNIFICO...they worked extremely hard to guarantee that everyone at the resort was having a wonderful vacation. The fitness classes were fantastic, especially the FloYo paddleboard yoga classes! :) The nightly entertainment was fantastic and 4:00 pool parties were really fun. Agua! Agua! Agua! The resort is big enough that you can choose to participate in the parties or you can choose to relax in peace and quiet and not even know the party is happening. I liked the variety of activities taking place throughout the day.
For the most part the food was delicious. Despite the long waits at the restaurants we had good experiences at each and every restaurant choice on the property. Just be prepared to eat early or wait a very long time!
"It is really Breathless!!"
We had the best time!!! We have been to alot of resorts in the Caribbean!!! This is one of the best we have ever stayed!!! Everyone treats you as family!! We really got attched to all of the staff! On the E Team, all were great, especially Pedro, so much energy & alot of fun! All of bartenders & wait staff was awesome! Junior, Santa & Jefry, I wanted to bring them home with me!! For all of the people that took care of my food allery (allergic to garlic), they took very good care of me, especially Roberto!!! The lady that checked us in was so nice & when I told her about my allergy, she gave me a laminted card that had the words allergic to garlic in spanish so I could carry with me. No other resort has ever done that for me. We will be back!!!!!
"Loved our vacation need to go back"
This was Our first time to puna cana and we loved it and we could not have picked a better place to stay great staff first of all they were very friendly. rooms were perfect very clean loved the shower! best beds ever they were so amazing slept like a baby. You can not believe the food it went on forever! for breakfast any thing you can think of to eat then lunch omg! You name it they had it for every person in the world. down by the beach they had a stand u could take ur food any wear to eat. o and the pools, they wear amazing; you could go by a quiet one or if you wanted more action they had a pool for that mats to float on and you can always find a chair! even on the beach plenty of shade if you need some. The a team was also very good the got everyone going all of them very hard workers and all so friendly my daughter wanted to take them all home with her! They spent time with every age. a special thanks to Leo,Oscar Pedro Mickey Mouse Nilsson Jose Louise pointer. the wait staff I cant remember all there names but they were very professional also you security is top notch I felt very safe with them around and they were very friendly thank you breathless for a amazing vacation we will be back!!!!!!
We have never stayed in the area where the resort is located, but the trip there on the new highway was very enjoyable, only taking about 35 to 40 minutes.
Upon arrival we were taken to the EXHALE CLUB and was given a cold drink and a speedy check in.After which we were taken to our room which had the most amazing view of the Ocean and everything in the room worked perfect,and was always cleaned properly.
The pools were all great,always a place you could choose to be at, for the many activities going on or other pools for more quieter times.The pools at the EXHALE CLUB swim up area were very nice also.
The Buffet always had a good selection.
We ate at all the restaurants that was open and found the food was always prepared the way we asked for it to be done. If I had to choose our favorite restaurant we both enjoyed the French, and the Strip Grill.
The service was always good through out the resort, as for the the language there are always a way to get your message across
Overall it is a beautiful resort and we are so glad we gave it a chance by coming here,we met some great people who are now friends.
Thanks to Clara, David and Ulises, you made our trip so special for us.
I know there are certain things that will improve as time goes on like the landscaping,but all takes time.when we return in November I know we will see a big difference and cant wait to return.
I stayed there the week before Thanksgiving and it was wonderful. We had a swim out room that was perfect. Easy access to pools, restaurants, and the beach. Pools are always clean and there always lounge chairs available at any time of the day. No waiting at the restaurants as I have experienced at other resorts. What made this resort fun was Melvin and the E-Team! They keep the entire resort entertained from morning to night, I don't think these guys ever sleep lol.....even if you don't participate in the activities they are still a lot of fun to watch. Thumbs up to the E-Team!!!!! Top shelf liquor is also a plus at this resort......
I can't say enough about our visit to Punta Cana. The resort is absolutely stunning, and feels like you're in paradise while there. My hubby and I stayed at the resort from Dec. 13-20th. The weather was perfect every day. Abundant sunshine, and temps that were consistent at around 84 degrees. The one thing I really liked about the resort is that it isn't super huge. You don't have to pack a lunch to get from one side to the other, which I prefer. Bigger is not better when you're moving about all day. When we arrived, they upgraded our suite at no charge, which was really nice! The resort, being new, wasn't crowded. In fact, certain times of day, it almost seemed if virtually nobody was there! This was also really nice, however I'm guessing by our next time visiting PuntaCana, we will not have that luxury, as it's a great place, and will catch on quickly.
Overall the food was great, and plentiful.
Our room was 2217, and Maria, our maid was wonderful! She did a great job keeping up with our room during our stay. I will say, the look on her face when we returned from our dune buggy adventure full of mud was quite priceless, lol! We tried very hard not to make a mess while cleaning up! I will also say, we don't usually sleep very well away from home, but that was not the case here. The beds are extremely comfortable, and we didn't wake up one time unrested, or stiff/sore from a poorly supported mattress. This means a lot when you're away for a week.
We really enjoyed the Free Style swim up bar. We spent a lot of our afternoons there, with the most wonderful, friendly, and fun staff. I must admit, Jefry was our favorite though!! We really enjoyed his company, he kept us laughing, and he was great at making delicious drinks! We can't forget his great team though, Junior, Santiago, Ronny, Ivelise, and Claudilio!! These folks made our vacation truly amazing, thank you!
I would recommend this place to anyone. I will say, being an adult resort was a HUGE plus. I have nothing against the little ones, but I liked that I didn't feel the need to be considerate of any.
Absolutely loved it!!!! Prior to booking this hotel, I read a few reviews. The reviews were mixed, but we decided to spend six nights. We had a ball. It was the best 6 nights ever. The staff members were extremely accommodating from checking in to checking out. We were assigned a butler (Isamar) during our stay....loved her. All the restaurants were wonderful (esp. Couquette, Silk City, Strip Grill, and the Spoon). Shout out to the wait staff and hostess staff (Nestar Torres, Jorge Varela, Nelson Ramirez, Beatriz Carela, Deisi Fernandez, Juan Carlos, Oscar Alexis, Elizabeth Guzman, Kathy Pena, Hemeregildo Batista, and Rosemarie. They were the best! Shout out to the best entertainment team (Mickey Mouse, Melvin, and Oscar Ortesa). A big shout out to one of the best bellsman, Joel Silverio.
Considering the hotel was new, we felt the staff did an outstanding job with catering to the needs of all the guests. Im looking forward to returning to this resort really soon. Compared to other resorts, this was the best. We had the best time ever.
"Great Time in Breathless"
We were a little concerned after reading early reviews of this resort; however, after spending ten nights there recently, it was the unanimous consensus between four of us that we would (1) definitely go back and (2) some people will whine about anything.
The staff was the most pleasant group of people I have ever seen. I would like to give special thanks to Alexandra (beach), Dora (housekeeping), Clara (operations), Yibel (waiter) and Zulinda (waitress). Although all the staff were helpful, these 5 stood out.
Be aware that this is a new resort and the landscaping will need some time to fill in. See Calvin if you want to take a dune buggy excursion. We were not impressed with the catamaran tour we signed for on the beach. Neither of these are directly affiliated with the resort.
The weather was perfect, the food and drinks were great. What are you waiting for??
This is a classy luxurios hotel. The stuff is perfect, the whole E-TEAM (entartaiment). waiters, everything was great. I'd also mention the food in buffet and hotel's a la carte restaraunts is 5/5. Spent there 2 weeks, and every day was perfect, from the early morning till the dusk, great variety of drinks,food,entartaiment, etc.
The beach is also very nice, well put effort on that part of the hotel too.
This was my 4th visit in Punta Cana, and comparing to all other hotels (RIU Palace, NH and Iberostar) this for sure is the best one!
Would also like to mention a few employees that made my stay perfect; first of all Jania Baez from the check in counter, then all the guys from E-team (esp. Ergie, Mickey Mousse, Cappusino)
All in all - a perfect hotel, will get back there for sure.
"Amazing Staff-Fun for Everyone"
My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon from 12-9 through 12-14. We booked a while ago through cheap Caribbean and upgraded to the Exhale Club as well as room with a Jacuzzi on the balcony.
We were greeted at the entrance and shuttled to the xhale club where we were greeted and checked in and then shown to our room.
We had absolutely none of the "big" issues that other people have complained about in the past. Room service was not that slow (45 minutes) and as long as you knew the best times to dine (usually 6:30 p.m. or 8:00 p.m.) then there were not serious issues with seating. We actually enjoyed the italian restaurant more than the french, but that's probably because the Italian restaurant had the wine upgrade available the night we went. Well worth it to us.
The food there was fun. Burgers, chicken, hot dogs, chips and cheese, pizza, fries. Will say though that the buns tasted a little stale, but toasted they were just fine. It was great to be able to lounge by the pool and get up and enjoy some chips or a slice of pizza while relaxing.
Spoons buffet was really good as far as breakfast goes, as long as you take your time and look around. They have food for everyone, including juices as well as anything you special request as long as you ask.
As far as booze goes, as long as you ask them for it, they will give it to you. If you order a "vodka soda" be prepared for well vodka. Just ask for Grey Goose and they're happy to oblige. It's the same as going out to any bar--just specify the type of liquor and you're good to go.
Wink, the lobby bar is absolutely excellent. We liked sitting there before dinner and relaxing with a cocktail.
The E-Team is absolutely AMAZING. Seriously unbelievable. High energy and always kind. They really wanted to make sure every single person was having the best time possible. There was always something to do; paddleboard yoga, beach yoga, volleyball, beach games, daily dancing and games at the Freestyle Pool. They really made our trip enjoyable. We didn't participate much, opting more for relaxing, but it was such a fun atmosphere to be in. That being said, there were also many sections of the resort that were very quiet and calm. That's probably the best part; there was a mix of something for everyone. You could party and get loud, or relax and nap--the choice is yours.
Lastly, a HUGE THANK YOU to RAMON who was the absolute best during our trip. He treated my husband and I so well, checking on us daily, even filling our jacuzzi with bubbles and rose petals one night in honor of our honeymoon, along with cold beers, champagne and wine in our ice bucket. It was so great to have someone to call when we needed anything--he was there in minutes to help us out. He was so sweet and caring--he really made our vacation that much better!
"It was my 17th time to Punta Cana and...."
Punta Cana was the best stay by far. If you want a sparkling clean beach with not one stone or shell underfoot, an attentive staff, plentiful food options and great entertainment, then just stay put. With the new highway, it's a 35 minute ride from PUJ airport. ( skip the bus and take a taxi.. same money and much faster). Rooms were very spacious, great water pressure. Upgraded to swim up suite, nice but didn't use it much. The pools are enormous! Never ever a problem getting a chair or hut either on the beach or poolside. Waiter service at both locations for drinks and snacks. Restaurants are very nice, service is not rushed. Just go at 6:30 when they open! problem solved! But in reality, the buffet is Fabulous.. Spa is breathtakingly beautiful, oxygen bar is fun and different. Take advantage of the Sip Savor See and book early for a dinner. 15 each way by taxi. If you wish to visit the casino, they will pay for your taxi. Theirs is slated to open in January.. If you need a fancy casino, taxi to Hard Rock for truly Vegas style. 35 each way for taxi- make friends and share rides to save...
If you cancel your reservation based on reviews, you are making a HUGE mistake. This one is a keeper. We'll be back.
"New and Exciting Had a bad start but this hotel will be a GEM"
I was going to cancel my trip after reading many reviews. I decided to contact the general manager and asked why I shouldnt cancel.I was asured that most of the early problems were corrected.he gave me the option to cancel, however I took him up on his word.The grounds are beautiful, the resturants are work in progress. The french resturant is a must. Filet mignot and lobster,lamb chops and for the foodies frois gras.italian good not the basic.Japenese Benny Hana style good but alot of fun.Oh ask for Robinson the manager at the french resturant.At the pool look for Santa thats her name. What service. Their are somelanguage issues but it always works. great staff all around from housekeeping to the management of the facility.Every night new and fun entertainment.If your lucky enough to meet Esther at the reception desk you will either start your trip 5 star or end with a 5 star departure.You will be yearning to come back.I have read every review prior to my trip and I can assure you that most of the problems have been resolved. PS you have quie if thats want you want and you have dancing singing and fun if that is what your looking for.A great stay you will not regret making this your next vacation destination.
"Amazing Resort and Experience!!!"
My boyfriend and I just arrived back from one of the best trips ever... if not THE best (and we travel all the time). The resort is absolutely beautiful. Our room was steps from the beach, a tiki bar and one of the gorgeous pools. Our balcony had our own private hot tub and the bed was so comfy! I was very impressed with all the decor and the cleanliness of the resort.
The beach is beautiful with velvet sand, plenty of lounge chairs, cabanas and even 'tree top' beds to lounge in. I am an active person and everyday i would enjoy walks on the beach, yoga and water aerobics, beach volleyball... They have plenty of activities and entertainment all throughout the day and also plenty of quiet areas if you just want to relax. The premium bar is awesome! All the drinks were great and you can order anything you want. Hang out with Igor at the pool closest to the beach... He will treat you very well!! The best bartender I ever had!
The entertainment staff was awesome! Everyone around the resort is very upbeat, friendly and there to make your stay 'magnifico'!! Ergie and the 'E Team' really should us a great time with their daily pool parties, shows and live music at night and even the disco. Learn a little spanish though because english is certainly not fluent with all of the staff but we could absolutely communicate all of our needs. The 'all adults' is also great and it was really easy to meet a lot of wonderful couples. We enjoyed meeting a ton of great people each day!
The food was great. Breakfast is outstanding... they have a made to order smoothie station, omelets, cappuccinos, and ANYTHING else you would possibly want. Get a lobster at the French place and do the Hibachi... you will enjoy!
We would definitely come back! Thank you for a wonderful vacation!