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Club Med helps Aussies hack their holidays

  • Written by Summer Ellis


This month, Club Med is helping Australians make the most of their annual leave and save more on the holidays of their dreams, by offering their best price all year on both beach and mountainside escapes with the infamous Early Bird Offer.

New travel hacks show that savvy travellers can turn 20 days of annual leave into over 50 days worth of holidays – both lengthy and short stays – when cleverly booking around public holidays. Coupled with Club Med’s Early Bird Offer, Aussie travellers can experience their dream holiday with amazing deals offering savings of up to 30 per cent* on the brand’s renowned premium all-inclusive packages. This includes bookings for Club Med’s newest sun and ski resorts and recently renovated resorts, all within the most beautiful places around the world including Japan, France and Mauritius.

In order to plan a dream holiday around your annual leave travellers should get in quick! As well as scoring the cheapest flights, travellers who book within the first three days of the Club Med sales opening can access unlimited sales meaning all resorts, dates, rooms and services including Kids Clubs (which book out early due to popularity), are available at the best price guaranteed.

Here are some of the best Club Med destinations and when to visit them, without using up all of your annual leave:

7 nights on the slopes in Hokkaido Japan (post New Year’s Day)

Discover a modern take on Japanese refinement at Club Med’s newest ski resort, Club Med Tomamu in Hokkaido, Japan. With a design influenced by the surrounding Hokkaido landscape, the area famous is for its powder snow and ski conditions which offers something for everyone – skiing and snowboarding galore, plus an Ice Village, Japan’s largest indoor wave pool at Mina Mina Beach, and amazing cuisine for foodie fans.

7 nights all-inclusive at Club Med Tomamu in January 2019 from $2,964 AUD per adult (30 per cent off the usual price of $4,235 AUD per adult)

 

7-night trip to Indonesia (around Australia Day)

For the ultimate long weekend getaway, why not head to Club Med Bintan Island, Indonesia, just off the coast of Singapore? The recent renovations of the resort have transformed this beachside spot into a holistic wellness escape, perfect for both families and groups.Club Med Bali is also a popular choice located in Nusa Dua. Both resorts offer easy accessibility with regular flights from Australia as well as resort services for all ages providing something for everyone – all within Club Med’s all-inclusive package.

7 nights all-inclusive at Club Med Bintan Island in January 2019 from $1,695 AUD per adult (30 per cent off the usual price of $2,390 AUD per adult)

 

16-night escape to Mauritius (Easter long weekend)

Make the most of the number of public holidays around Easter and jet off for over two weeks! Experience the unique creole culture and outstanding hospitality of Mauritius at the fully renovated resort (as of September, 2018) of Club Med La Pointe Aux Cannoniers.

7 nights all-inclusive at Club Med La Pointe Aux Cannoniers in April 2019 from $1,725 AUD per adult (30 per cent off the usual price of $2,465 AUD per adult)

 

9 nights relaxing on the beach in the Maldives (around ANZAC day)

Take a break and head to one of the most luxurious locations in the world – the Maldives. Club Med offers two resorts, Kani and Finolhu Villas, where guests can disconnect from the world in villas perched over pristine turquoise waters, and reconnect with the beauty of nature.  Club Med is a haven for couples and families alike, with exclusive adults-only spaces and a soon-to-open Mini Club at Kani.

9 nights all-inclusive at Club Med Kani in April 2019 from $3,585 AUD per adult (30 per cent off the usual price of $5,085 AUD per adult)

 

7 nights skiing in the European Alps (Christmas break)

Top off an amazing year with a family trip to the European Alps. Visit Club Med’s new flagship resort, Club Med Grand Massif Samoens Morillon, in France and ski from the roof before plunging in the indoor/outdoor pool with panoramic mountain views. There’s also the new forest retreat at the foot of an amazing ski domain at Club Med Les Arcs Panorama, also in the French Alps.

7 nights all-inclusive at Club Med Grand Massif Samoens Morillon in January 2019 from $2,810 AUD per adult (15 per cent off the usual price of $3,305 AUD per adult)

 

Sales open for Club Med’s Early Bird Offer on 31 January 2018 for travel between November 2018 – April 2019, allowing travellers to explore Club Med’s 70+ resorts worldwide including Club Med’s recently renovated and brand new resorts in prime beachfront locations or beautiful mountaintop destinations. Delivering a truly hassle-free holiday, Club Med’s all-inclusive packages include non-stop activities, entertainment, services for little ones, gourmet restaurant dining and open bar, plus ski lift passes and ski lessons in snow resorts, all part of the one package price.

 

Club Med’s Early Bird Offer is available for the following hero sun and snow resorts:

 

            Sun Resorts

RENOVATED SEPTEMBER 2018 – Club Med La Pointe Aux Cannoniers, Mauritius

Club Med La Pointe aux Canonniers is a postcard-perfect resort – a vibrant, colourful getaway set among lush palm trees and tropical gardens on the shores of the best beach in Mauritius. A paradise for water sports and something for all, there are Kids Clubs for children of all ages, allowing parents to relax at the new adults-only, oceanfront Zen zone or enjoy the calm haven of the new Club Med Spa**. At night enjoy fine dining at the new beach-chic Blue Alma Gourmet Lounge with a new rum and wine cellar, and magical entertainment. The best offer of the season, 6 nights all-inclusive from $1,285 AUD per adult and $770 AUD per child (30 per cent off), based on stays on 9 March 2019.

 

NEWLY RENOVATED – Club Med Bintan Island, Indonesia
Club Med Bintan Island is the ultimate holistic wellness escape, just a short ferry ride from Singapore. The resort offers a new fitness and yoga menu including Yoga Palapa, night trapeze and juice bar all located in the heart of a magnificent tropical park, surrounded by private white sandy beach. The best offer of the season, 7 nights all-inclusive from $1,630 AUD per adult and $1,000 AUD per child (30 per cent off), based on stays on 9 March 2019.

 

NEW ADDITIONS  Club Med Kani, the Maldives

Club Med Kani is the ultimate endless turquoise playground in the Maldives, suitable for families looking for an indulgent escape. Including a brand new world class dive centre and Mini Club (4 – 11+) and Junior Club (11 – 17). Enjoy unique must-try experiences of the Maldives including a coral rebuilding program allowing guests to help repair damaged reefs*, as well as surfing*, flyboard*, parasailing* and seaplane lessons*. For couples, bask in overwater bungalow bliss in the Manta Exclusive Space.  It truly is a bucket-list destination! The best offer of the season, 7 nights all-inclusive from $2,475 AUD per adult and $1,515 AUD per child (30 per cent off), based on stays on 10 November 2018.

 

Club Med Finolhu Villas, the Maldives

Club Med Finolhu Villas is paradise redefined, offering the ultimate in eco-friendly luxury in the heart of the Indian Ocean. Indulge in champagne service from your private overwater or beach villa, which comes complete with a personal plunge pool and direct access to the ocean from your deck (overwater villas only). Your butler service is there to cater to all your needs and access to Club Med Kani is just a five-minute speedboat ride away. The best offer of the season, 7 nights all-inclusive from $6,050 AUD per adult (30 per cent off), based on stays on 10 November 2018.

 

Club Med Bali, Indonesia

Club Med Bali is a sanctuary for families and friends on the shores of Nusa Dua, set between fields of rice paddies and temples, with masses of space to unwind. Featuring traditional Balinese must-try experiences, Club Med Bali’s cultural highlights include Bahasa language lessons, Balinese ceremonies as well as arts and crafts*. For those with a passion for action, there’s surfing lessons* and white water rafting* or wind down with a walk through the resort’s botanical track. The contemporary design of the resort, inspired by local culture, is the perfect place to rejuvenate your body and soul. The best offer of the season, 7 nights all-inclusive from $1,350 AUD per adult and $810 AUD per child (30 per cent off), based on stays on 9 March 2019.

 

Snow Resorts

OPENED DECEMBER 2017 – Club Med Tomamu, Japan

One of the most anticipated openings of the season, Club Med Tomamu is the perfect quick-snow getaway for Australian families. Located on the Hokkaido island in Japan, you can spend your days immersed in Japanese culture, traditional cuisine including yakiniku BBQ, or skiing the 145 hectares of perfect powder snow. Kids can carve snow angels and learn to ski on the slopes, while adults have the option to ski, snowboard, sled or raft. Nearby, Tomamu’s snow area houses Mina Mina beach – Japan’s largest indoor wave pool – and a local ice village with ice slides and an ice bar*. The best offer of the season, 7 nights all-inclusive from $2,230 AUD per adult and $1,395 AUD per child (30 per cent off), based on stays on 9 March 2019.

 

OPENED DECEMBER 2017 – Club Med Grand Massif Samoens, France

You’re guaranteed an exceptional environment for an authentic ski-in ski-out mountain experience in the heart of the Grand Massif ski area, one of Europe’s largest ski domains. In a region renowned for its picturesque hamlets, Club Med Grand Massif Samoens has panoramic 360-degree views of the mountain and blends perfectly with nature. Enjoy time at the pool or chill out at Club Med Spa by CARITA* once you have finished carving up the Plateau des Saix slopes. The best offer of the season, 7 nights all-inclusive from $1,950 AUD per adult and $1,560 AUD per child (15 per cent off), based on stays on 14 April 2019.

 

OPENING DECEMBER 2018 – Club Med Les Arcs Panorama, France

Owing its name to the dramatic vistas of the Tarentaise Valley, Club Med Les Arcs Panorama offers a modern forest retreat on the doorstep of high-altitude mountains. The resort will offer a holistic wellbeing experience for guests through healthy gastronomic options, relaxing spaces and quiet lounge, as well as its 390sqm wellbeing space including a heated indoor pool and SPA by CINQ MONDES**.The best offer of the season, 7 nights all-inclusive from $2,420 AUD per adult and $1,935 AUD per child (15 per cent off), based on stays starting 14 April 2019.

 

For bookings and enquiries, call Club Med on 1800 258 263 or visit www.clubmed.com.au

 

About Club Med

Club Med provides amazing holiday experiences, made easy, in the world’s most beautiful destinations. With over 70 premium and luxury all-inclusive sun and snow resorts located in some of the most beautiful places on earth, Club Med resorts blend seamlessly with their environment, drawing inspiration from the local culture and nature to immerse guests in the destination.

 

Since 1950, Club Med has been dedicated to providing guests with amazing new experiences that make for an unforgettable holiday – from the rejuvenating to the exhilarating, and everything in-between. Each resort offers a vast selection of opportunities to try something new, immerse in local culture, revive body and mind, and give back to the local community and environment.

 

Club Med holidays are a truly hassle-free experience, with premium all-inclusive packages and a wide range of innovative services – giving guests more time to spend doing what they love.

 

For more information, visit www.clubmed.com.au or follow Club Med at:

 

Terms and conditions: Prices advertised based on Early Bird Booking Offer for bookings made between 31 January, 2018 and 14 June, 2018, for travel made between 1 November, 2018 and 30 April, 2019. Prices advertised based on twin Club Room non-connecting for adults and children aged between 12 and 17 years of age. Offer not valid for group travel or in conjunction with any other offer. Local transfers not included in price but available at extra cost. Valid for new bookings by Australian and New Zealand residents only, subject to quota per date of departure and to removal without notice once reached.Please note that Club Med respects local legislation regarding the minimum age required for serving alcohol. For full terms and conditions visit www.clubmed.com.au

 

*Discount may vary depending on dates and resorts. Best offer guaranteed: Club Med will reimburse the difference in form of a credit note if you find a better price than the early bird offer. Applicable on the land component (resort stay) of the package as Club Med does not control airfares prices.

**At an additional cost

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