If a family holiday invites the thought of long checklists and tiresome planning, perhaps you’ve been doing it wrong. All-inclusive holidays exist for a reason, and who does it better than the world’s premium hospitality company, Club Méditerranée.
Commonly known as Club Med, this French company is the world’s leading group that offers all-inclusive, hassle-free holidays set in multicultural environments. It has 67 sun and ski resorts spread over 26 countries, across five continents.
Pioneers of the all-inclusive concept, Club Med is renowned for its well-detailed packages that look after everything from your accommodation, transportation, food and beverage and above all, offer unique facilities for children so you don’t miss out on the fun. If you’re planning a family trip to the South-East Asian holiday hotspots—Bali, Bintan Island, Maldives or Phuket—sit back and let the experts take over. Club Med has got you covered for a breezy vacation ahead.
Club Med, Bali
Tucked away on the mystical ‘Island of Gods’, Club Med Bali is where traditional Balinese charm meets modern-day amenities. The choice of rooms includes Suite, Deluxe and Superiors, with the option of connecting rooms for you to enjoy time with your kids, yet rejoice in your private abode for two. Indulge in a range of spa and beauty therapies while you’re in the middle of lush, tropical gardens or take a dip in the adult-only Zen pool for complete relaxation. Family meals at the in-house restaurants Agung and Seafood Restaurant & Gourmet Bar mean that everyone on the table is spoilt for choice, with everything from international buffets to local curries on offer.
Club Med, Bintan Island
This is one property that takes family bonding very seriously. At Club Med, Bintan Island, head out in the sun for canoeing, beach volleyball, flying a trapeze or para-sailing. Don’t fret if you’re unfamiliar with any of them, Club Med’s certified G.Os (Gentle Organisers) have got your back. This multi-cultural group of professionals supervise your kids, dine with you and even put up exciting nightly shows for your entertainment. Parents travelling with children aged 2-3 can opt for the Petit Club Med where the young ones can make new discoveries and experiences, while the signature children’s club takes care of activities for children aged 4-17.
Club Med, Maldives
With the choice of two dreamy locations, Finolhu Villas and Kani Resort, Maldives is now open to welcome families. Make the most of its crystal-clear turquoise waters by signing up for kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving and water-skiing. Teenagers get a chance to bond with others over a game of table tennis, beach volleyball, water sports or simply an outdoor movie under the stars. For the most refined luxury services, book a stay at the Finolhu sunset/sunrise beach villas and sink into your slice of heaven.
Club Med, Phuket
Get away from the city’s bustle and step into the Thai way of life at Club Med’s un-spoilt Bay of Kata. Try your hand at sports if you may, but this place is best suited for a day of complete relaxation and pleasure. Melt away into pleasure with a wide selection of spa treatments, followed by a plunge into the signature Zen pool. As always, there’s the children’s club to ensure that your kids have not a single moment of boredom while you’re at it.
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