A pregnant mom at Club Med sums it up well: “I like Club Med for my family because it’s where parents with small kids can actually have a vacation.” A lot of us know that traveling with kids can sometimes be just a trip for parents but a vacation for the kids. Club Med’s goal is to get families out of the room and onto the grounds socializing and having fun, whether it’s together or individually.
Family Pool — Photo courtesy of T. Browne Smith
Children have open and easy access to Kidz Village where they have their own swimming pool and playground while parents have their own swimming hole at the adult-only infinity pool. The main pool welcomes the whole family. The resort offers group golf lessons, tennis lessons, sailing lessons, paddle boarding, trapeze school, circus school, kids clubs, an onsite gym, yoga classes, toning classes, cardio and other fitness classes. Private lessons, offsite excursions, the Pajama Club/Baby Club Med and the L’Occitane spa are available for an additional fee.
Kids Dance Party at Slice Bar — Photo courtesy of T. Browne Smith
Every evening the family can catch a show in the theater and there’s a nightly dance party especially for the kids at the Slice Bar. Occasionally the resort will host a family scavenger hunt around the resort or even juggling. And if the parents just want to have some evening alone time, the Pajama Club and Baby Club Med will watch the kids until 1am.
Kids on the Beach — Photo courtesy of T. Browne Smith
Late fall and early winter is a great time to travel to the resort if you like small crowds and lower prices. High traffic season runs from the end of May until Labor Day, when kids go back to school. This time of year, you’ll see more younger kids on the grounds and a small number of school-aged kids. A team member notes that high-traffic season can produce close to five hundred kids on property vs. the fifty you may see in the off season. Also, the occupancy levels this time of year average close to 38%, giving families ample opportunity to take advantage of Club Med’s all-inclusive features without long waits or lines.
Deluxe Family Room — Photo courtesy of T. Browne Smith
The deluxe rooms are spacious, colorful, and minimalist - situated on the ground floor, overlooking the bay. These 428 square foot rooms are outfitted with a king-size bed and two full size couch-like day beds, perfect for a family of four or five.
Once a family arrives at Club Med, the only thing they have to worry about is what activities they want to get involved in and what time they want to eat. A stay here feels much like being on a cruise ship, except with less water and with more signature Club Med activities for the whole family to enjoy.