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Club Mediterranee or Club Med is a vacation resort located in many places around the world. Club Med’s specialty is its exotic locations in different parts of the world, such as; Asia, Europe, North and South America and more, and being the first resort to offer an all-inclusive package to its guests.
Each Club Med resort prides itself on offering a variety of services and activities in one single package, for the convenience of its guests, or GMs, (Gentle Members) as they are known when at the resort. Club Med’s staffs are known as Gentle Organisers (GOs).
Now, if you think you know enough about Club Med, think again. Here are 5 things you may not have known about Club Med.
1. There are 80 Club Meds Around the World
In total, there are 80 Club Med resorts around the world. These include Bali and Bintan Island in Indonesia, Guilin in China, Kabira Beach and Sahoro in Japan, Phuket in Thailand, Kani in Maldives, Palmiye in Turkey, Marrakech and Yasmina in Morocco, Cervinia and Pragelato Vialattea in Italy, Opio en Provence, Valmorel and Val Thorens in France, Wengen in Switzerland and more. There are also two new resorts; Dong’ Ao Island in China and Finolhu Villas in Maldives. Both have special opening offer rates. Look at more locations here.
2. There’s One Club Med in Malaysia
Club Med Cherating Beach
Located in Cherating (a beach town in Pahang) is the only Club Med in Malaysia. Strategically constructed along the coastline of the South China Sea, the resort truly is a stretch of pure heaven on earth. The 4km stretch of soft, white sand consists of three separate beaches; the main beach, which stretches for 1km and is the closest to the resort; Pantai Beach, which is opposite the specialty restaurant and is surrounded by rocks; and a 200-yard stretch of golden sand reserved for Club Med’s water activities. Deckchairs and showers are available at all three beaches.
For meals, you can choose to dine on traditional Asian and International cuisine at The Mutiara, a restaurant located by the pool. There is also a Baby Corner at The Mutiara, for parents to prepare meals for their babies. The Rembulan is an intimate restaurant located about five minutes from the centre of the resort, next to Pantai beach. For a cocktail (or mocktail) or two, head over to The Orchid Bar (located in the centre of the resort, near the Mutiara restaurant), or the Monkey Bar, at Pantai beach.
There are two options for accommodations; the clubs or suites. Clubs are perfect for families as it comes in a variety of options. One can choose to have an ocean side view, a sea side view, an interconnecting room, a room for people with reduced mobility, or a normal room. The suites are perfect for couples who are looking to enjoy a more luxurious time at the resort. Some of the extra amenities provided, if you stay in a suite, include an airport pickup in a limo, an espresso machine and flat screen television in the suite, and a dedicated contact person for the duration of your stay.
P/S: Club Med Cherating Beach was included in TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards for family-friendly hotels in Asia, in 2013.
3. Club Med has a Kids Club
Club Med Cherating
Club Med has a kids club as well; to keep your young ones and teenagers entertained as you take some time off to care for yourself. The children’s club is open all week with plenty of activities to keep them entertained. There are altogether four types of clubs you can choose for your children, depending on their age.
- Baby Club Med (ages 4 to 23 months)
Rest assured that your babies will be well cared for when you place them in the experienced hands of their dedicated G.O. Babies will have fun with the number of fun and educational activities, and there will also be time for lunch, tea, and a nap as well. Learn more about Baby Club Med here.
- Petit Club Med (ages 2 to 3 years)
Toddlers will have an exciting time at the Petit Club Med as experienced G.O’s will guide them through a range of activities, including water games, outdoor games and song and dance. There will also get to take a nap, and lunch and tea will also be provided. Learn more about the Petit Club Med here.
- Mini Club Med (ages 4 to 10 years)
Some of the exciting activities lined up for kids in Mini Club Med include archery, kayaking, cookery lessons, nature activities, singing and dancing, and more. Lunch and tea will also be provided. Learn more about Mini Club Med here.
- Club Med Passworld (ages 11 to 17 years)
The Club Med Passworld provides exclusive contemporary spaces for teenagers to meet and mingle. There will also be activities such as hiking, camping, picnics, tennis, sailing, creative activities, and more. Learn more about the Club Med Passworld here.
There are also facilities and services catered for you and your children at Club Med. The Baby Feeding and Equipment Room is open 24 hours a day, and has all the equipment you need to prepare your babies meals, such as a fridge, bottle warmers, sterilisers, cereals, biscuits, and more. The Baby Corner is located in the main restaurant, and has some sweet and savoury baby foods as well as necessary equipment for you to prepare meals for your babies. The Baby Restaurant has a team of dedicated chefs to prepare a nutritious meal for your baby. Your babies will also be taken care of by a dedicated G.O. There is also a Babysitting service if you wish to take some time off with your other half. Other services and facilities include a playground, a baby gym and more. To learn more about the facilities and services offered for babies, click here.
4. Club Med’s Wellness Centre is Something You Must Check Out
Each wellness centre in Club Med is operated by a different operator. The wellness centre in Club Med Cherating Beach is operated by Mandara Spa (also found in Club Med Bali and Maldives), and it is just what you need to unwind and pamper yourself. The luxurious Mandara spa specializes in organising treatment programs around a theme to suit your liking. There are nine indulgent packages to choose from; Balinese Massage; Body & Soul; Harmony; Hot Stone Massage; Pure Indulgence; Pure Natural Facial; Reflexology; Regeneration and Spa Sample. You can also request for a whirlpool bath to absorb the wonderful, calming effects from a hot, bubble bath. To learn more about the packages and what it entails, click here.
Other spa operators include Carita, Cinq Mondes, Nuxe, Comfort Zone, Biotherm, Decleor, Payot and L’Occitane. Each of these spa operators offer the very best in treatments and massage techniques. Learn more about these world famous spa operators here.
5. Club Med’s All-Inclusive Packages are a Bargain
Club Med Kani
One of the unique things about Club Med is its all-inclusive packages. The all-inclusive package allows you to make the most out of your holiday at Club Med. You will have an unlimited access to the international buffet, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and snacks at the bar, while the kids can take part in various activities around the resort. The package also allows you to enjoy the nightly entertainment and shows, as well as take part in activities such as mini golf, sailing, kayaking, snorkelling, archery and more. Airport transfers and flight tickets can also be arranged if needed.
So, how soon will you be booking your vacation at Club Med?
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