Club Med is considered the original all-inclusive resort and has locations all over the world, usually in exotic places. Some of the most popular locations are in North America and the Caribbean, and I thought I could give you a few pointers on how to plan your Club Med vacation with some specifics from my recent trip to Club Med Punta Cana.
Large resort – Note your landmarks
Club Med Punta Cana is one of Club Med’s largest resorts and is wheelchair friendly. As the resort is quite spread out, make sure to make note of landmarks when you leave your room, as the building names aren’t well marked.
Should I book a couple’s getaway at this family resort?
Club Med Punta Cana has a great kids program complete with kids pool and water park as well as great staff that are adored by the children. The benefit of having these children’s facilities is it gives parents’ time to themselves and those without children a peaceful relaxing getaway. Even the main pool and restaurant have a separate section for children.
Can I keep connected?
The Punta Cana resort offers wifi in certain areas of the resort, and a business centre with computers at an extra cost. Try to book the unlimited week pass if you will need to have computer access throughout your stay. The wifi tends to be spotty in this part of the world regardless of where we stay.
How is the beach?
Club Med Punta Cana boasts one of the finest beaches in the world, and is really good for children because it stays fairly shallow; there can be weeds that wash up on the beach, but the resort staff are usually good about cleaning them up. The only down side of the beach is when you wade out, there can be larger rocks along the way.
Mobility Issues – Will I be able to still enjoy?
Punta Cana has flat terrain that is wheelchair friendly. For those that have these concerns, Punta Cana is the best North American zone Club Med resort to cater to this need.
Experience the Culture at a Bargain
To get a low cost excursion in Punta Cana, try bargaining with the taxi drivers at the resort taxi stand. Most drivers would be willing to take you on a city tour at a fraction of the cost.
Club Med PuntaCana has a variety of rooms to suit every need: a private and exclusive area with its own infinity pool; a family suite of over 720 square feet with upscale, personalized services; as well as family-friendly bungalows amidst the tropical gardens; deluxe rooms with balconies ideal for couples; and club rooms. The Punta Cana resort offers wifi in certain areas of the resort, and a business centre with computers at an extra cost. Try to book the unlimited week pass if you will need to have computer access throughout your stay. The wifi tends to be spotty in this part of the world regardless of the accommodations.
Enjoy Oceanside, poolside or terraced dining with a menu of international fare, low-fat foods, a snack bar to satisfy between-meal cravings, and a baby corner for your little ones.
There are a number of activities at Club Med Punta Cana including: golf, flying trapeze and circus activities, sailing school, scuba diving, tennis school, and a windsurfing school, as well as a number of pools. They also have a variety of great kids programs for children from as young as 4 months to as old as 17 years. A kids pool, and waterpark, along with great staff, keep the children busy, and give parents time to themselves; those without children are able to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing getaway; even the main pool and restaurant have a separate section for children.