Club Med Cherating Beach: Do anything, or do nothing
The great thing about Club Med, we found, was that you define what kind of stay you want. You want to do a watersports thing? Go sailing, or kayaking. You’re the sporty type? Go play football, tennis, ping-pong or even try your hand at archery (which we did and loved). Feeling a little adventurous? Try the jungle walk.
Just remember, don’t feed the monkeys.
Or be like my wife who attended a batik-making class, under the tutelage of a local batik master.
But you know what, if you just want to sit back and chill, you can, too.
Talking about chilling. The no-kids-allowed Adult Zen Pool is beautiful – an infinity pool that’s so chill, you’d want to stay there forever.
Or maybe not.
Because… every single day at Club Med is some kind of themed activity day. There’s world-class variety shows every night at 9PM. There’s dancing (a whole lot of dancing in fact). There’s mind-blowing acrobatics. There’s even a kids show.
There’s unexpectedly a foam party at mid-day. Then there’s all-day gourmet dining and an all-day, all-night open bar. And when you think all is over, there’s limbo rock on the beach. Seriously.
This is the life, guys.
And one aspect about Club Med that I love is the people. They’re the genuinely warm, friendly and attentive GOs (Gentil Organisateurs or guest officers) who come from all over the globe. You’ll find GOs from Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, France, South Africa, China, Japan, Korea, and more. And you also get a Chef de Village Youssef who’s so bafflingly energetic and charismatic throughout the day, you wonder what he’s smoking! I can guarantee you’ll never find a Hotel Manager as live-wire nor as full of life!
From the minute we arrived at the airport, to being shuttled to the resort and being welcomed at the door, the GOs always made us feel welcomed.
Saying goodbye at the end of the 4D/3N stay was the toughest, but here’s hoping we’ll be back soon.
Enjoy the photos! All shot on the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) unless otherwise stated.