When I was first offered the chance of a trip to experience Club Med’s resorts first hand, my initial thoughts were that of a fun, family activity filled upmarket sort of holiday. Don’t get me wrong, I was very excited to get the opportunity to try these resorts and be able to give advice to my clients when considering the hotels. I just thought it was probably not my cup of tea, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. Yes it had all the fun things for families, but it turned out to be much more to, more than I could have imagined.
La Pointe aux Canonniers
On arrival at the first hotel we were greeted by a few of the hotels G.O’s (Gentil Organisateurs), Club Med’s very own ambassadors, there to get you in the Club Med spirit. We were shown to the reception area for our welcome meeting, a lovely spacious area that lead to the pool, an area which I can only describe as stunning.
We were then given our room keys so we could go and unpack. When I opened the door to my room I was taken aback by what I saw, it was amazing. The room was designed and fitted to a high specification, it was spacious and then when I opened the patio door, I walked directly onto a grassed area and took in views of the Indian Ocean, it took my breath away, ‘priceless’.
From that moment on the whole concept of Club Med’s ‘do as little or as much as you like’ totally took over. There was a wide choice of water sports on offer, land activities, even an archery academy, there was just too much to mention. Feeling brave I gave the water skiing ago… not with a lot of success I might add, but never the less lots of fun.
All the sports and activities do come in useful to counteract all the lovely food and drink that I found myself keep eating and drinking. However with the truly breath-taking setting on offer, you also just have to find a quiet spot, take in the views and simply relax.
I was so impressed by my first experience of Club Med. Yes it was a great family resort with endless facilities to keep the kids entertained and plenty you could do as a family. It was so much more though, and really catered for adults without children. A great all-round property that I’d highly recommend.
La Plantation de Albion
After visiting the 4 star La Pointe aux Canonniers I had high hopes for this 5 star resort, but it even exceeded them. The only way to describe La Plantation de Albion is simply WOW; even the amazing reception area gave me a very good idea of what a treat I was in for.
The resort has fantastic facilities for anyone wanting an active holiday, but also for those wanting to do nothing more than relax and be pampered. To be honest I’m more in to the latter but when else can you give the flying trapeze a go, or try your hand at a touch of archery, so I gave it a blast and loved it. All I can say though is I’m glad I’ve not had to upload the video of me on the trapeze.
After all the hard work of a day trying my hand at circus skills, I headed to the ‘Zen’ area, which is all about total relaxation. What a place, this is 5 star luxury at its finest, it’s also an adult only area so is completely peaceful and an ideal place to spend endless days doing nothing more than enjoying a nice drink and the great Mauritian weather. So I sat there on the edge of the infinity pool, looking out to the ocean, and working up an appetite for the evening’s sumptuous banquet.
I had to start thinking about what I’d have before I got to the restaurant, as there’s so much choice, I would have been walking around the restaurant for an hour and still not been able to decide… There’s a food station offering every cuisine from all around the world! The quality of the food matches, if not exceeds any of the other 5 star hotels on the island, and I have to say how impressed I was.
Enjoying an after dinner cocktail I started to plan the following day… aerobics maybe… or maybe not… depends how I feel. This is the fantastic thing about Club Med, you’re never pressurised into doing anything but fully supported by qualified G.O’s if do take part.
The Albions entertainment in the evening was amazing too and the G.O’s really do put on the performance of a life time, every night, from ‘Black Swan’ to the ‘Circus du Soleil’.
So as I left for home I knew I’d never hesitate to recommend either resort to a family, couple or a single traveller as I now know they’d have the most amazing time.
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We have recently returned from a multi centre holiday in Thailand. Everything went smoothly as planned, the hotels were all lovely. We would definitely recommend eShores and would book through them in the future. Thanks to Laura who organised the trip for us.Posted 3 weeks ago
Been using eshore for several years,always come up with requirements we need.Always happy to rearrange. Staff are very knowledgeable and we always use Leanne as our point of contact. Experts for multi centre holidays.Posted 1 month ago
I booked two holidays in 4 months with Dave at eshores. First one a 16 day trip around Vietnam north to south which included numerous flights and taxis. My second holiday was in October traveling around Vietnam again and Cambodia. Every hotel in both countries was spot on, every transfer went smooth with no problems. I'll Definitely use eshores again and thanks to Dave who arranged everything, a fantastic experience 👍👍Posted 1 month ago
Recently booked a four centre holiday to Asia. The process was straightforward and seamless. Rob, the agent who dealt with our requirements was extremely helpful and not pushy. He was very easy to talk with and seemed genuinely interested in our plans. He managed to put together exactly what we wanted and at a great price.Posted 1 month ago
Andy at eshores has been great, he worked hard to meet all our needs and went the extra mile for us! We're looking forward to a great Honeymoon!Posted 1 month ago
As always Michelle mainly but with some help from Leanne have once again booked an hopefully (as not yet travelled) amazing customised trip to America next September with our family this time.Posted 1 month ago
First time I have used eshores and it won't be the last. Emma was so helpful in booking my 3 centre holiday to Portugal. Really pleased with accommodation selected and the overall cost. Emma was very quick to respond with different options and I'm looking forward to our holiday next year. I highly recommend this companyPosted 1 month ago
We have just booked a trip to the Far East having previously used this company twice, Vietnam/Cambodia and a Road Trip in the USA. Both trips were problem free with all aspects going to plan. Easy to talk to and never pushing for a decision. A lovely company , thank you Dave for your time and assistance.Posted 1 month ago
We booked what appeared to be a busy holiday to South Africa and Mauritius. This consisted of five different fights and hotels with the various transfers included. Rachael organised the holiday for us and every aspect of the trip went well. Took a lot of the stress out and allowed us to have a fantastic holiday. Friendly,Professional service with professional staff. Will use them again.Posted 1 month ago
All went well on our recent NY trip booked through Matt at EShores. Worth noting: -Newark Airport and Train Station great with transfers on the NYP Train (about 1 hour) to and from Penn Station/Airport Terminal (easy!) -Sanctuary Hotel great location and staff! Room and breakfast spot on. -Brooklyn Bridge walk back great, 1 stop over on subway as suggested. -United Airlines great - direct to and from Edinburgh! Recommended -weather spot on, temperatures just like here. Thanks for all your help and advice. Julie and Georgia (21st birthday girl!)Posted 1 month ago