Dream Vacation: Club Med

| August 13, 2013 | 8 Comments

In May of this year, my husband and I were married for 20 years. Time definitely flies when you have a family as I am still trying to sink in this milestone. We were trying to decide if we should take some time alone without the kids and travel to a sunshine vacation spot. My husband is an accountant, so May is a pretty busy time of year for him and on top he helps out with the crops on the family farm. Every year, we seem to postpone a well deserve trip just for the two of us since other priorities seem to take over our schedules. I decided to start looking for this amazing destination now in the hopes of travelling within a year. A friend of mine recommended we look at Club Med as they have over 80 resorts around the world. I have to say that I don’t know much about them and started doing my homework.

They have so many locations to choose from that it’s difficult to just want to travel to one destination, and the photos on the site are so dreamy and beautiful! Now what is their all-inclusive vacation all about? From what I can read, their fees include everything from meals, open bar, accommodation, to activities, and more. Some flights and transfer might also be included. Contrary to my belief, they also offer family vacations and not just for couples. The offer many couples only resorts and many more all-inclusive vacation for families family-sized accommodations and with activities and children’s clubs for kids from four months to 17 years old, with age appropriate programs for them. Additionally, for families traveling with kids under four, their stay is free at the resorts.

Photo credit: jajay / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

Photo credit: jajay / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

I came across the Maldives Vacation in Kani located in the middle of the Indian Ocean with your own private island. This is a family resort, but it can definitely serve as a couple. They have gardens and a spa, offer scuba diving, and a fine sandy beach. As you can see the bungalows are located in the water on stilts. After seeing this video, I think you, will be sold on this location:

 

Photo credit: javajoba / Foter / CC BY

Photo credit: javajoba / Foter / CC BY

Another favorable resort is for couples only located in the Bahamas named Columbus Isle in the heart of the Caribbean. This resort offers massages facing the sea, scuba diving, tennis, water-skiing, sailing, and fitness, as well as a sandy beach and gardens. The bungalows have two floors and you can also choose 1 or 2 bedrooms.

Photo credit: acme / Foter / CC BY

Photo credit: acme / Foter / CC BY

On their site they are promoting a sale until August 27th, 2013 featuring seven night all-inclusive escapes starting from just $119 per person, per night during the most sought-after summer and winter travel dates. Interesting? Travel has to be made by February 12th, 2014. This deal is available to more than 50 Club Med snow and sun locations worldwide including the Caribbean, Mexico, Florida, France, Morocco, Brazil, Indonesia, and Thailand. They have a location in Florida??? I have to get out more often. I am not sure if I can travel during those dates, but I will definitely keep it in mind. What can I say, you can never stop a girl from dreaming!

Now that I have shown these pictures to my kids, guess who wants to make this a family vacation? (To my loving children, please read the first paragraph over again.)

Have you booked through Club Med for your vacation?

If yes, I would like to hear which destination you chose and how you liked it.

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Category: Dads, Family, Living, Moms, Travel

About the Author ()

Lyne is happily married and has two amazing teenagers. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. sarah sar says:

    Never heard of Club Med before. All-inclusive vacations are great as it takes care of everything for you. I’d love to go to Maldives someday!

  2. Aeryn Lynne says:

    Oh wow, I heard of Club Med *ages* ago, like… when I was a little kid, lol. I didn’t think they were still around. Will have to check them out now, ’cause I’m really jonesing for fun, sun and hubby all to myself. 😉

  3. Jenn says:

    Beautiful resort! It looks awesome! Next year is our 10 year anni. I want dH to take me back to our honeymoon place! Loved it!!

  4. This sounds great! I will definitely check out Club Med! I don’t think I’ve ever thought of them when researching vacations.

  5. I have never used Club Med but, WOW, looks like great deals! 🙂 Maldives looks beautiful. I’m gonna go check out their site!

  6. Jennifer says:

    those little huts over the water at just too cute, I would die to stay in one of those! gorgeous!

  7. kathy downey says:

    Wow Maldives looks beautiful.And they sure have some great deals !!!

  8. Debbie White Beattie says:

    The top picture looks amazing and the other locations sound amazing too. I wish it was easier for me to travel because I’d travel the world

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