char79uk - Glad to hear your dad is on the mend!!
I picked dreams because I loved the style of the hotel modern, fresh and new! I also didnt want a hotel in cancun because the hotels there have 0 beach and high rise hotels in your pics (which personally I don't like) I also didnt want any further than around 30 minutes from cancun as I want to go there to visit. The cost was middle of the road. Also one of my bridesmaids is 14 so I also needed a hotel which would allow kids. Everytime I see pictures of Dreams Riviera I love it more and more!
Only downside for you (since you mention entertainment) I've seen on trip advisor people saying there isnt much evening entertainment - which I would have liked more but I guess its what you make it xx