Phil, (if I remember right) my kids and I went into Captain Morgans one night at around 10:00 after one of the shows with another family we had met at the resort. We only stayed for about 30 minutes or so because - yes - they were getting tired. They did enjoy the music that they had going at the time, but I guess we were there too early and the drunken teenagers had not hit the scene.
Now, last year we stayed at Club Maeva and my daughter was 12, sorry to say and call me a bad parent if you wish, but she LOVED the disco. Yep, you could get alcohol, just like you can all day long at an all inclusive resort. Did she have any? Absolutely not. Did I? You bet. It was also after the shows. They played a lot of the line dances and songs that the teenagers love. It was a mix of ages and we all enjoyed it - it was fun. Yes, one night we all stayed up until 1:00 in the morning, including her. So, when we decided this summer to go back to the Barcelo I started reading some of the latest reviews and learned that Captain Morgans had closed and the disco was 18+, that is when I told my daughter and her friend that no disco was available for them. She more or less was relating to the fun they had at CMT.
I'm not saying that I think teenagers running around drunk is a pretty sight it is not - I agree. I just wish they would have a disco or something that young kids like 12 or 13 could go to and have fun. I have read some reviews on the Barcelo that do say there is not much for kids to do at this age - that is my concern. She loves music and she loves to dance and it's her vacation also. My other child is a boy - he could care less.