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TRAVEL / Oct ‘2017

Cool Club Med

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PHOTOS club med Cherating
TRAVEL / OCT ‘2017

Cool Club Med

Resorts (or villages, as they like to be called) are located all over the world, ranging from the ski slopes in Europe, to the cultural richness of Mexico, so there really is something for everyone.

Words COLLEEN WILLIS

PHOTOS club med Cherating

Club Med is one of the original “All Inclusive” holiday specialists on the market, which means they include as much as they can in their price.

Out of all the 80 resorts that Club Med has around the world, a whopping 57 of them are family friendly – that’s a lot of holidays to choose from!

The resorts (or villages, as they like to be called) are located all over the world, ranging from the ski slopes in Europe, to the cultural richness of Mexico, so there really is something for everyone.

80-81 Offspring Club Med Playtime at Bali 2

Major Inclusions:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals (great for budgeting)
  • Sporting activities
  • Shows
  • Evening entertainment

The beauty of this type of holiday is that children are catered for in just about every age group. Club Med have dedicated “Kids Clubs”, ranging from the bubs to the teenagers. If the adults want to have some “grown up” time and take advantage of the Kids Clubs, they may find that their children want to stay all day!

80-81 Offspring Club Med Tennis at Bali

Some villages offer the following care for children:

  • Baby Club Med   – 4 to 23 months
  • Petit Club Med   – 2 to 3 years
  • Mini Club Med   – 4 to 10 years
  • Junior Club Med – 10 to 17 years (some clubs offer 11-13 and 14-17 years)

 Some activities on offer (for everyone, not just the kids!)

  • Tennis
  • Archery
  • Swimming
  • Trapeze
  • Arts and crafts
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Sailing
  • Cooking
  • Snorkelling
  • Bush Walking

If parents want to stay out for the evening, babysitting is also offered for an additional fee.

One of the villages close to home is the Cherating Beach Resort in Malaysia. It has been voted into the top 10 family resorts in Asia by Trip Advisor for 2013.

80-81 Offspring Club Med (2)Kids Club ski group at Club Med Sahoro

Highlights include:

  • Baby gym
  • Circus school
  • Petit Chef Program – a fantastic experience! Children learn to cook local dishes and parents come and taste them…yum!
  • Clean Art Planet – children use objects from the sea to create, tell stories, photograph…the list is endless
  • Hiking
  • Dance
80-81 Offspring Club Med Kids archery class at Bali

Additional highlights:

  • Baby corner in the main restaurant
  • Spare prams (limited supply)
  • Playground

Top tip: If you have young children, ask for a ‘Club Med Baby Welcome Service.’

It includes:

  • Personal Welcome
  • Cot
  • Change mat
  • Bottle Warmer
  • Baby bath
  • High chair if available

For more information visit

www.clubmed.com.au

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Getting there

Club Med can even arrange your flights and transfers to your village of choice if you so desire. Alternatively, you can arrange this yourself through your travel agent or online.

When travelling with children I recommend a direct flight where possible. Both Malaysian Airlines and Air Asia fly directly from Perth.

For more information visit

www.malaysianairlines.com

www.airasia.com

** Please be aware that not all the villages offer all the activities**

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COLLEEN WILLIS

Colleen has roamed the world for many years on her own and with her husband and daughter, Rebekah. During this time, Colleen has been a teacher and an award-winning recipient of Flight Centre both in Australia and overseas. Colleen will guide you through family travel the way she knows best!