LuxeGetaways Magazine – Fall/Winter 2017 | Located just outside of Port St. Lucie, Florida, Club Med Sandpiper Bay is a unique all-inclusive resort boasting family-friendly activities, ultimate relaxation and a world-class sports training facility. While individuals and couples alike will obviously enjoy their stay at this Club Med property, Sandpiper Bay truly encompasses all aspects of the perfect family vacation, from daily kids programs and intensive athletic clinics to a relaxing day at the spa and a romantic kid-free dinner. Here are just five of our top reasons to spend your next family vacation at Sandpiper Bay.
1) Flying Trapeze School
Ever wanted to try your hand at flipping off the trapeze in front of a crowd of people cheering for you below? At Sandpiper Bay you can! Get coached by a team of high-flying trapeze artists before harnessing up and climbing up above the safety nets to meet your newest adrenaline thrill. Children enrolled in the Club Med children’s programs will also have an opportunity to try the trapeze during their planned activities. And be sure to catch the trapeze team at their evening show that is complete with aerial silks, indoor trapeze and other feats of acrobatics.
2) Mini Club Med
With four different club options for the kids ranging from 4 months to 17 years, children and teens can enjoy a day of scheduled activities, while making new friends and perhaps even learning new skills (like sailing and cooking lessons). Including after dinner activities, parents can have a few moments to themselves while entrusting their little ones’ care to Club Med’s highly trained staff of G.O.’s (Gentils Organisateurs or Gracious/Nice Organizers).
3) L’Occitane Spa
As the first L’Occitane Spa in the United States, this premier Club Med spa offers an array of relaxing treatments that use the unique products and practices of the world-famous French brand. All treatments feature natural ingredients, and are 100% hand-performed. Choose from a variety of massage, facial, and hand and foot treatment packages for the ultimate experience. And for those wanting to share the experience with their teen or pre-teen, the Club Med spa offers specially designed packages for ages 11-17.
4) After Hours
Want to enjoy an evenings alone with your partner without worrying about the kids (or several evenings)? Take advantage of Club Med’s Pyjamas Club, a babysitting service for children 4 months to 7 years that includes quiet activities and comfortable sleeping accommodations. Make reservations to enjoy a quiet evening overlooking the Port St. Lucie River at the Riverside Restaurant with full table service and a selection of gourmet dishes with premium wines. Then head over to the main theatre and bar for a fun evening of shows, dancing and drinks.
5) Club Med Academies
Not only is Sandpiper Bay an all-inclusive resort, but the facility is also home to a world-class sports academy – enticing sports-focused students from around the globe to live, train and study here in hopes of gaining international recognition in tennis, golf and beach volleyball. The Academies also offer short-term camps for athletic teens—easily combined with a vacation for the entire family. Parents can also take advantage of the Academies’ on-site pros by sharpening their tennis and golf skills at various clinic offerings.