This review will be quite lengthy because I feel I must give justice to everyone that touched my life. Being the world traveler that I am, determined to see the world.. this place changed me more than any.
This Club Med prides itself on being a very affordable resort for singles, adults, couples and friends, no children allowed. With that taken into consideration, it is an amazing place. I could talk about the shower tile, the paint, the food or the bed linens all day, but what changed my life was the non-judgmental attitude, open-armed welcome and the new life-long friends I made!
The first day we arrived very late in the evening to a warm welcome of people who greeted us with tea, hugs and they whisk our luggage away to the room. We grabbed some food because of the long day of travel and enjoyed the show. We stayed in the deluxe room with 2 twin beds. The rooms were beautifully laid out with crispy white linens and were immaculately clean. The room included 2 closets, a refrigerator, and a separate room for the toilet!
The second day we woke up early and our breath was taken away by not only the beauty of the island and water but the resort. Club Med is so beautifully laid out with the pool/bar area having a beautiful view of the beach and water. We enjoyed an amazing breakfast spread with a view of the beautiful island. The beach has soft white sand with turquoise water. When you swim in the water it's so light and clear you float. We enjoyed our day by the pool and at the beach. The Club Med staff were friendly, always smiled and said hello when passing, as well as helpful in every way to make sure your stay was amazing.
Now I'm going to list all the events and people that really made our 7 day stay outstanding.
Rooms - Our personal room assistant Sonique was amazing. She cleaned the room daily as if we just arrived. She was always willing to help and provide anything we needed. The room included crisp white linens, Robes and white towels. Beach towels were provided any time we needed fresh clean ones.
Front Desk/Customer Service - We had a couple of minor issues with arriving so late and the weekly dress code, which was not the fault of the club but actually the booking agent at the main Club Med customer service. Paula at the front desk went out of her way to make every thing right and was so incredibly nice about it all. This type of attitude was the norm at this Club Med, everyone cared about the guests and went to great lengths to make sure you were having a great time. They get to know you, make friends with you and really treat you like a family. Two people that really touched me that I must mention is Teddy Tillman and Mike Clarke. Teddy was head of sports and if you were getting off a snorkeling boat, he was there, getting a workout in the pool, he was there waving and saying "HI" or down by the sailboats and paddle boards if you needed a hand! I finally asked him if he had a twin because it was a bit wild that he was in 4 places at once sometimes! Mike Clarke was also every where with a smiling face. Making sure every guest was happy in every way.
Shows - I could write a 10 page monologue about these shows. They were campy, sometimes cheesy but OUTSTANDING! Singing, dancing, circus, comedy and audience precipitation. It was so great to spend hours at the bar, enjoy a show and hang out and meet new people.
Fitness - There was so many opportunities to get fit while at the club. It included Yoga, Zumba, water fitness and aerobics. Everyday I was out at the pool getting fit with Richard Oaxaca. He was so fit, full of energy and SO much fun. I loved hanging out with him.
Pool Area - The pool was so big, beautiful and clean. There were so many chairs and enough for everyone to relax and enjoy the weather. The life guard, Dylan, was so friendly and loved to chat and make friends. They were always doing "Crazy Sign" out at the pool with line dancing and crazy fun. It made you feel like you were a part of the fun crowd!
Paddle Boarding, Wind Surfing and Sailing - This was also so much fun. We spent so much time surfing and our guide was Derf. He was fantastic and so friendly and really wanted to make sure we had a great time. Now paddle boarding was a little different. My recommendation is to not do this alone. I experienced the teacher Francis who gave me less than a 1 minute instruction where I found myself swept out into the ocean too far and it scared me a bit. When I arrived back to shore, I just popped him up-side the head and said.. "forget about it!" lol.. My advice on this one if you are a newbie is to ask for more help if you get Francis, he had way too much confidence in my clumsiness.
Bar/Food - The food at this resort was outstanding. I can't tell you how impressed I was with it. My friend did have a little difficulty in the beginning being a vegetarian but when we discussed it with Mike Clarke and the chef Mikey they helped her find foods that accommodated her needs. If you are a vegetarian, just ask for help when you first get there and they will help you with options. Everyday the huge buffet was open 3 times a day for breakfast, lunch and Dinner. If you didn't make it to the times that were available there was late breakfast snacks, midday snacks and even Sharkies bar was open mid afternoon for burgers, wraps and panini sandwiches. I came home with an extra 5 pound and that was with all the extra swimming and working out. The open bar was exquisite! They had a speciality drink every day and were willing to make just about any drink you asked for. I love banana daiquiris and they didn't make those but Alex, the outstanding bartender, suggested another drink with banana liquor! Again.. Club Med going out of their way to make you feel special!
Circus - What can I say about this but WOW! Kory and Patrick were so incredibly sweet to me. Being a clumsy girl that's afraid of heights I never thought I could do it. Kory had me up and swinging in no time. What was so incredible to me was the non-judgmental attitude. No one at Club Med gives you that look, rolls their eyes or makes you feel like you are inferior.. they treat you like a friend and really mean it.
Snorkeling/Diving - I saved this one for last because it was the one thing that really changed my life. I went snorkeling for the first time at Club Med Turkoise and couldn't believe what I saw. They offer snorkeling 2 times a day at 10 & 2:30. The water is so beautiful, the fish are breathtaking and the Dive/Snorkel staff are the best of everyone. I first met Marie and Amy when snorkeling for the first time. They were so helpful and willing to give as much instruction as possible. I had an amazing time and decided to go for the 2nd trip at 2:30. This time they had to drag me on the boat when it was over and scold me for not coming when the horn blew. I was then encouraged that I should be diving. The next morning I was there bright and early again at 10 where Marie Robi greeted me with a smile and again encouraged me that I was way too advanced for snorkeling, that I should give Diving a shot.
I went right after snorkeling trip to sign up for Scuba discovery. I was scared half to death of what I was getting myself in to but I knew I belonged in the water and had to give it a shot. I was greeted with a huge smile by Nick Roberts, the master diver and encouraged not to be nervous. He went step by step over the theory until I felt comfortable with the information and we took our first dive in the pool. I couldn't believe what a great instructor I was learning from and my dive in the pool was a HUGE success. He came out of the water telling me I was a natural and diving was in my blood. I mentioned that he probably said that to all the guests and he said not in his line of work! The next day I was given the opportunity to dive with another instructor because it was Nick's day off. I was a bit nervous about that but the other dive instructor was outstanding. Nemo went over the equipment again, what I needed to remember, and took great care of me out in the water. I couldn't believe how wonderful this experience was. Such beautiful fish but also the tour under the water I was given by Nemo. I came out of the water with such a BIG smile on my face and wonderful feeing inside.. I couldn't believe how awesome. That night I scheduled another dive with Nick Roberts because I just felt I must dive with my original instructor but also I was craving to be out in the water again. For the dive with Nick, he again went over all the steps with me, constantly teaching me on the boat before we dove, and when I had a malfunction with my weight belt, he was on it and fixed it within seconds. His dive with me was so great, he taught me so much in just a short amount of time, I'm going back to get certified by him. They are all truly outstanding professionals.
The most amazing thing of all of it was the encouragement and friendship. I feel like I met new life-long friends. Club Med staff showed so much kindness, love and friendship to anyone that wanted it. I went away with a new perspective on life, new friends, and forever fond memories I will never ever forget.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An adult-only all inclusive resort in Turks & Caicos with gorgeous award-winning beaches and thrilling watersports. Travel to Club Med Turkoise with your friends or alone to enjoy an all-inclusive vacation in beachfront tropical scenery on the island of Providenciales, in the Caribbean Sea. Stay at this upscale all-inclusive adult resort and experience a vacation as carefree as exciting. Relax on a beach chair or indulge in the ultimate in water sports and fun activities. As one of the best all-inclusive resorts reserved exclusively for adults, this beautiful location is a destination that allows singles and couples to enjoy their getaway like they never have before. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Club Med Turkoise, Turks And Caicos
- Club Med Turkoise, Turks & Caicos Hotel Providenciales
- Club Med Turks Caicos
- Club Med Providenciales
- Turks Caicos Club Med
- Providenciales Club Med
- Club Med Turkoise, Turks & Caicos Turks And Caicos/Providenciales