• Paradise Found

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  • As the cold chill of winter creeps in, it’s no surprise when wanderlust urges start prompting dreams of escape to warmer climates.

    Nothing speaks to our winter weary bodies more determinately than the promise of being whisked away to a tropical island idyll. Having been welcoming guests to their worldwide resorts since the 1950s, there are few who can deliver on this promise better than Club Med.  

    More recently, Club Med’s in-depth understanding of its customer’s needs to switch off completely in order to recharge the batteries, has been the driver for the creation of a new kind of all-inclusive holiday.

    Thanks to Club Med it’s now possible for holidaymakers to enjoy the luxury of 5-Star accommodation with all of the perks of a package deal. Everything is taken care of – from food and drinks, to activities for the kids and entertainment for the grown ups, so you can leave your wallet, and your worries behind.

    Check out some of these heavenly holiday hotspots that could be just the ticket to beating the winter blues.

    Finolhu Villas - The Maldives

    The pinnacle of luxury, Club Med Finolhu Villas is a collection of 52 exquisitely designed waterfront Villas that offers travellers a unique all-inclusive holiday experience.

    The eco-sensitive, solar powered adults-only resort is set on one of the most pristine natural islands in the Maldives with a modern, chic design which draws on a colour palette of ocean blue, green, and orange that celebrate the natural surroundings.

    Guests can indulge in every whim with the helping hand of private butlers who also serve breakfast and afternoon tea daily in-room.

    Private dinners and lavish spa treatments are also available for guests who wish to truly submerse themselves in luxury.

    Emerging from the sanctuary of the private villa, holidaymakers can experience the romance of the cinema under the stars, refined beach events, and live music available at the Resort. The array of choices on offer provides guests the chance to enjoy a different delight each day.

    Nusa Dua - Bali

    Set on the tranquil, picturesque beaches of Indonesia, Club Med Nusa Dua is one of Club Med’s most popular holiday destinations for Australian families and couples alike.

    Relish the taste-bud explosion of an authentic culinary experience at the new restaurant and bar featuring a fusion of local and modern delicacies. Couples can take a dip in the adult’s only Zen pool and enjoy stunning views from plush day beds while basking in the Balinese sun.

    An endless choice of activities ensures kids of all ages have the experience of a lifetime at the Resort. A music academy, local art studio and games factory are just some of the unique and exciting programs for kids to enjoy whilst making new friends and celebrating the local Balinese culture.

    Cherating Beach - Malaysia

    Perched on the east coast of Malaysia, Club Med Cherating Beach is a tropical Garden of Eden, perfect for those who want to recharge their batteries in a dream location.

    Surrounded by lush forests and pristine waters, the resort is dotted with authentic bungalows on stilts overlooking four kilometers of golden, sandy coastline where guests can escape from reality for a perfect holiday.

    For kids, there are a variety of programs like the little circus workshops, Pajama Club, water sports and more, offering fun and care or children aged 4 months – 17 years. Adults can enjoy a variety of activities including rock climbing or adventure trekking in the jungle, bask in the rays of the Malaysian sun at the stunning Zen pool or relax with a treatment at the tranquil Mandara Spa.

    Madeleine's Top Tips

    If you’re having trouble choosing the right resort for your family, Madeleine Clow, General Manager of Australia and New Zealand for Club Med shares her top tips:

    1. Where to start

    All-inclusive resorts can be just the ticket if you are catering for multiple tastes and desires. You can be sure there is something for everyone – even the kids – all without the worry of any added expenses.

    2. Research is key

    Check the facilities offered by the resort meet your requirements. Researching other people’s experiences can also help you decide on a destination. Trip Advisor is a great resource for trusted reviews. I’m thrilled that 17 of our Resorts, including 3 Snow Resorts, have been included in the Hall of Fame this year.

    3. Get in early 

    Have your finger on the pulse and book earlier rather than later. Sign up to email communications so you are the first to know when sales open, and take advantage of early booking offers. Our Early Booking Bonus is guaranteed as the best offer of the season and we are one of the first to open sales on the market.

    4. If you’re looking for luxe

    Club Med is a pioneer of premium all-inclusive, and we really do it like no one else. We are currently implementing an upscale strategy to develop a luxury range of private villas and chalets within our resorts which are the ultimate indulgence, and we plan to open many more in the next five years.

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