Club Med Is Redefining Holiday Bliss

24 August 2016
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Club Med ticks all the right boxes: beautiful destinations, endless activities and plentiful food and drink – all included in the price. But it’s no cookie-cutter holiday. Sure Club Med resorts share similarities, such as the dedication from GOs (gentils organisateurs) and the philosophy of making memories, but each resort couldn’t be more different.

Florida Club Med Bintan Island from above (image: Club Med)

Already oases of natural splendour, Club Med resorts across Asia are transforming into one-of-a-kind playgrounds bursting with special experiences. Whether blanketed in snow or drenched in sunshine, Club Med resorts go beyond the beauty to reveal a deeper side of the local culture and surrounds, along with all the fun bits, of course.

When it comes to holistic holidays, Club Med Bintan Island can’t be beat. Raw beauty of lush green interiors and glassy aquamarine water on Indonesia’s best-kept secret island, just one hour off the coast of Singapore, set the stage for leaving all your worries behind.

The resort is undergoing a revamp (re-opening on November 27), not just in physical changes, but also in redefining wellbeing. Think fresh juices, yoga by the sea (or a relaxed session with your loved ones), massages by the crashing waves or soaring through the sky beneath the stars on the trapeze.

Life's easy at Club Med Kani (image: Club Med) Life's easy at Club Med Kani (image: Club Med)

It’s not just Bintan Island that puts the focus on returning refreshed; Club Med Bali also heavily relies on restoring and promoting balance.

Club Med paves the path to happiness

Club Med is onto a winner when it comes to family holidays

From day spa delights and lazy days among the palms to action-packed aquatic fun and all-new soul surfing adventures, relaxation and excitement come in equal parts in this Nusa Dua enclave. Mums and dads can take five on a day bed by the Zen pool with a tropical juice in hand, then join the young ones after a day at the kids club for some all-inclusive family fun on the trapeze.

Over in the Maldives, excitement comes in 50 shades of blue. Club Med Kani’s relaxed bungalows are completely surrounded by brilliant blue seas, best explored in a glass-bottom kayak that wholly envelops kayakers in technicolour blue. Then there’s surfing safaris (for an extra cost), wakeboarding and stand-up paddleboarding. You can also combine fun in the sun with giving back to the local community on excursions that help rebuild the reef.

Florida Club Med Cherating Beach offers the perfect balance of aquatic fun and rainforest adventures (image: Club Med)

Adding to Club Med’s philanthropic approach is the eco-friendly beach resort of Club Med Cherating Beach. Hidden within Malaysia’s verdant jungle by the South China Sea, you can join trips to help release turtle hatchlings into the ocean. After up-close and personal encounters with the tiny critters, why not get your kicks on a treetop adventure through the jungle canopy?

With Club Med, you’ll always know what to expect when it comes to the service, yet each resort you tick off will leave a lasting impression. You won’t just arrive as a guest and leave as a family member; you’ll also feel the rhythms of the local spirit in an only-at-Club-Med way.

Visit your local Flight Centre store or call 131 600 for more advice and the latest Club Med deals.

Anna Howard

Give me street food over Michelin stars, cellar doors over wine bars and small towns and wide open spaces over big cities any day. Travel for me means ticking off the 'to eat and drink' list one regional flavour and wine bottle at a time.