The Club Med Team (GO's) set the scene of pure hospitality on your arrival, and you at once feel pampered and part of the Club Med family.
We had chosen a standard club room, as for us we only planned to sleep there, not spend loads of time in the room. It was plain and simple, but very clean, not much of a view, but set in lovely bougainvillea & scented gardens with green trees and flowers everywhere. Truly beautiful grounds.
There is also nightly entertainment with performances by the staff. All in good fun mode, and you can watch or not, it's entirely your choice.
Archery, table tennis, tennis, aerobics, wind surfing, sailing, water aerobics, bowls, cooking lessons, or just a Spa treatment.
Everyday we ran down to the beach to catch the daily 10h00 snorkel boat.The boat sailed to a different cove each day for two hours of snorkelling.I could live like that, truly! It was amazing. The water in Turkey is so blue, it's unbelievable, and warm too. Such a wonderful daily routine to get into. Not too much sea life, but just so relaxing.
One thing to note about a Club Med Holiday, or the Club Med Resorts, are that they are completely French! This was quite a shock to me, as I wasn't aware of this fact. The Club Med brand is a French brand, and therefore the language at the resorts spoken is French, the announcements, shows and signs are all in French, and the staff are predominantly French. It was a little disconcerting at first, flying to Turkey and then feeling as if I was in France. However my French is better than my Turkish, so it wasn't a bad thing ;-)
Apparently all the Club Med resorts are French except the ones in China. This according to a regular Club Med'er who had stayed at 7 in total! So I'll take their word for it as a first timer.
The one theme night was dedicated to a "local" night, with the local Turkish dancers and local Turkish cuisine - definitely the best night of the whole stay. Fabulous!
My husband has stated to many friends that this was one of his best holidays ever!
It doesn't matter which resort you choose, and where you go, I can recommend a Club Med Resort. My next tough choice is between Cancun Mexio, Bali or Thailand. Such a hard decision!
Photo Credits: All photos by Pedro Pires & Abigail Pires (Abspires40 Flickr)