Club Med

Club Med (short for Club Méditerranée) is operated by a French corporation and offers all-inclusive vacation resorts in many parts of the world, usually in highly exotic locations. There are over 80 Club Med resorts around the world, with each resort offering an extensive list of services and activities in one single package.

These “All inclusive” packages include lodging, meals, soft drinks, use of facilities, a wide variety of sports activities, games, and shows. Alcoholic drinks are bought with bids which are purchased separately, although some locations now include alcohol and snacks in their package.

Many resorts feature outdoor buffet dining, daytime sports and activities, and evening shows performed by the Club Med staff which are called “GOs” (short for “Gracious Organizers”), and usually invite the participation of the guests, which are called “GMs” (short for “Gracious Members”), while the resort is known as a “village”. A unique feature of Club Med is the socializing of the GOs with the GMs, all playing, dining, drinking and dancing together day and night.

They have great programs for the kids from the Petit Club Med (2-3 yearolds) to the Junior’s Club (11 to 17 year olds.)

Their current promotion:
Kids Stay Free

This promotion offers great savings: kids 15 and under stay free, for vacations booked by March 1 2010. Participating resorts are Club Med Cancun Yucatan (Mexico), Ixtapa Pacific (Mexico), Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), Sandpiper (Florida-USA), Caravelle (Guadeloupe-French West Indies) — all with kids programs. (One child stays free, per paying adult; for travel between 01/08/10 to– 10/29/10, with some blackout dates; 7-night minimum stay required.

More information at their website

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