Endowed with more than 60 years' experience of offering all-inclusive family holidays, Club Med promises superb accommodation, gourmet food, wonderful sports and leisure activities suitable for all ages, and great childcare. On many dates, under-4s stay for free.
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Don’t be fooled by the title; the original idea of creating holidays that don’t cause palpitations at checkout has now become a reality across the globe, not just the Med. Whether you choose the Indian Ocean, Greece or the Caribbean (just some of the top spots you can find yourselves in), you’ll find something for everyone. Happy kids equal happy parents so the distraction technique is fully employed with a huge range of kids’ clubs and age-appropriate activities, from teen pleasers such as windsurfing, sailing and cinema clubs to gentler pastimes for the younger members (4–23 months) with nursery rhymes, outdoor walks and sensory activities on the agenda.
Mealtimes with babies or toddlers couldn’t be easier; restaurants have reserved family areas stocked with useful microwaves and blenders so you can prepare the food just to the little one’s liking. The menus are full of healthy options that still appeal to fussy eaters and baby equipment can be sent directly to your door so you can travel light in the first place.
Teens will love hanging out in Passworld®; their very own carefully designed space where they can learn new ‘cool’ skills such as film design or mixing for budding DJs. GOs (Gentle Organisers!) will keep an eye on them at the organised beach parties while you lie by the pool or try your hand at something new. Teens are offered sporting lessons in golf, riding, tennis, sailing or scuba diving as well as being able to book treatments in the spas and boast about their achievements alongside you.
Take advantage of the “Pyjamas Club®” or a personalised babysitting service and head out in the evenings and, when you do settle down for the night, you’ll find stylish and comfortable interconnecting family rooms that cater for families of up to six.
With everything already paid for, you can afford to be generous with your kids and enjoy a week or two where you can let them try their hand at just about anything, a perfect opportunity to earn yourself some brownie points.