So we are back after a lovely holiday at ClubMed Phuket at Kata Bay that was a lot about individual and collective R&R for all three of us.
Does that sound like an impossibility? Because, post baby, your holidays do tend to get all child-centric and that usually translates to the grown-ups feeling short-changed and that’s not fun at all. To me, a holiday has to offer something to each one and that something need not be experienced together. I think ClubMed totally gets this philosophy of individual and collective happiness. And they do it at an All-Inclusive tag to make your holiday as hassle-free as possible. So it’s not just unlimited food and beverages (alcohol included), the tag covers every aspect of vacation interests. Like spa treatments, excursions, water sports and other activities. So you can actually be wallet-free throughout your vacation.
I made a lot of new friends at ClubMedPhuket. The sea (it’s never the same), the sun (it just seems happier outside the city), the sky (it seems happy, peppered with hot air balloons by day and lanterns by night). The pool. Zen, if you feel like it. Beach. Sunsets. Palm trees and Frangipanis. And lots of love and good food. What else does one need?
Plus, they had me at handwritten hello!
And they had Re at ‘Chair with circles!’
But wait. I haven’t got to the best part. The best thing about the ClubMed is the G.Os (an abbreviated term for Genteel Organisers). If you ask me what a G.O is would say, baby-sitter, teacher, trainer, friend, magician, therapist, mood elevator, bartender. entertainer and more rolled into one. They help you do as much or as little as you want, by taking over complete responsibility for your little ones. So you can snorkel, ride a balloon, scuba-dive, or just hang by the bar while your kids are looked after by the G.Os at the BabyClubMed or the MiniClubMed. They could be having aqua fun, painting, playing tennis, learning trapeze acts, archery or even rehearsing for a performance.
Here are a few things the G.Os do:
Sometimes, ClubMed was about small joys. Like finding a drink to match the Phuket sunset. Incidentally, called Phuket Sunset.
Or a ceiling to match your drink
Or finding a get well soon note addressed to your child just because you had requested for a thermometer the night before.
And sometimes it’s about the big things. Like when the head chef Jason hosted a special meal for us at their Chuda restaurant, complete with a bottle of wine, a four course meal and a special anniversary cake.
Re does the honors to our sixth anniversary cake
Sometimes, it’s just about how ClubMed allows you to do as much as you want….
Aquasports at the main pool. Follow the G.O or do your own thing
Or as little…
There’s nothing like watching Frozen all by yourself
Or building a room with a view
And the grown-ups can build their own castles too
The Dominoes effect: Shots as deco objects
But in the end, three people went, and each one found what they wanted. And everyone returned happy.
Pursuit of Happiness
And that’s what great holidays are all about. Fun for everyone.
Yes, we went to ClubMed and we had fun