Club Med Cherating was a great luxurious holiday experience I had over the weekend! A friend of mine got complimentary vouchers and invited me along (for which I am extremely grateful for!)
At first, I thought it would be like any other holiday – relax, chill by the beach & do whatever activities that were available but it turned out to be a life changing-eye-opening experience.
*Interesting fact almost every G.O. told me : Club Med Cherating is in the Guinness World Records as the longest wooden structure in the southern hemisphere! And *i heard* the structure was built in such a way to conserve all the natural trees that were existing on the landscape. Hence, the never ending corridors. 850m to be exact. *info here* 😉
What I loved:
1) Friendly & Enthusiastic G.O’s
When we first arrived, we were greeted by enthusiastic and friendly G.O.’s.We were given welcome drinks and cold towels before being briefed about the in and outs of the resort. That was a beginning of one of many friendships! They are really dedicated to making each guest feel special and also dedicated to their jobs (even practicing for events late into the night!) with huge smiles throughout the day! By the end of our trip, we had made so many G.O friends we did not want to leave! Take time to talk to them and find out their life stories. 🙂
2) Our Room
We got the Superior Room facing an open green area. Absolutely loved the decoration and the view from our room!
3) Private Beach
What’s better than chillin’ on the beach, a cocktail in hand, clear blue skies above you listening to the waves crash against the sea bank? It’s great here at club med where the sky is always blue & cocktails are free flow all day long!
4) Land & Water Activities
I absolutely loved the activities offered here:
i) The treetop challenge – It’s kind of like skytrex if you’ve ever tried that before. Not as intimidating as it looks to be honest. Flying fox experience is definitely the best part!
ii) Circus- Trapeze
THIS was challenging. First having to climb almost 7meters up to the top and then to hold on to the bar and jump off the platform was just the beginning! Having to try to lift myself onto the bar was the biggest challenge. I tried twice but failed. Falling into the net and getting off it was cool though.
Photo credit : Farah Zulkifli
iii) Rock Climbing
i thought this was going to be a typical rock climbing structure where you climb the wall but it turned out to be an actual part of a cliff, which was even better. (LOL). Honestly, it was really tough for me as it was my first time. I had help from the trainers (both of which were pretty hot guys!) Coming down was fun once i got the hang of it!
iv) Zen Pool
This is a quiet pool area as the name suggests and it offers a beautiful view of the south china sea, perfect for lying around and soaking up the sun! Oh, and only those aged 18 and above are allowed here! 😉
Other activities here include Archery, sailing, kayaking, etc. You can also join the sunrise/sunset yoga and other fun activities scheduled at the gym! 🙂
5) Free flow of food, alcohol, snacks, wine, coffee etc
It’s a real treat to have snacks all day long, buffet spreads, wines, beers, juices etc! Can’t find your favorite cocktail on the menu? Ask the friendly bartenders to make it for you! 😀
The coffee at breakfast was bad though. The bitter coffee available was just unacceptable. Maybe it was a bad weekend for the restaurant but i hope they will upgrade it. Otherwise, overall the buffet spread was yummy! Do try out the Rembulan Restaurant from some fancy romantic fine dining experience.
I wish words could describe the trip we had other than it was amazing, fantastic, and life changing experience which it truly was.
We look forward to going back again and hopefully being able to visit other club med’s around the world! Maldives would be great!!! 😀