If you would have asked me a few years ago, I would never have gone for an all inclusive resort. I love adventure, the unknown, and “All Inclusive” was only something families would book. Well, after experiencing Club Med Palmiye 2 years ago as a babymoon (I was 23 weeks pregnant at the time), I completely changed my opinion. You can imagine my joy, when I was invited to experience the newly opened 5* Club Med Cafelù resort in Sicily.
The perfect location
Club Med Cefalù is one of Club Med’s oldest resorts, that they have completely transformed and constructed. Now, fresh and vibrant, the resort re-opened their doors in June 2018. Your luxury experience starts as soon as you fly into Sicily. The impressive mountains and stunning coastlines will take your breath away. From the airport, it’s around 1,5 drive to Cefalù bay, where the Club Med resort is located. You are welcomed Club Med style, with an introduction, refreshment and positive vibes by the staff. They will treat you like royalty over the course of your stay.
They will treat you like royalty over the course of your stay.
Relax or Explore
People tend to go to a Club Med resort because they want to relax and not think about their busy life back home. But apart from the resort, Sicily offers a wide range of activities. For example; we hired a Fiat 500 and drove up the mountain to one of the oldest wineries, that used to be a hiding place to one of the most legendary mafia bosses of the island. You can also take a day trip to Palermo, Sicily’s capital, which is full of history and culture.
For a more local experience, you should really visit the town of Cefalù or Castelbuono. Eat at one of the traditional restaurants, or try locals treats such as Panettone.
Food & Drink
One of the things you gotta love about an All Inclusive concept is the food & drink. And Club Med Cefalù knows how to wow it’s guests with their food choices. There are three restaurants and 4 bars to choose from; La Rocca, the main buffet restaurant, Palazzo Gourmet Lounge for local Sicilian flavours, the seafood restaurant located next to the water. If you want to have a lay in, just use the breakfast room service (tried & tested). Club Med wouldn’t be Club Med if they didn’t have something going on at the pool bar. Learn the Club Med dance, participate in a music quiz, or taste the new cocktails on offer.
Things To Do
The resort is quite big and widely spread out, so there are buggy’s to take you around the premises. (I admit calling for one a few times when I was running late for dinner). Club Med Cafalù offers a Spa by Carita to pamper yourself with a massage of facial. All products used are from the Carita brand which is high class. For the active individuals there is a tennis court, a gym with daily classes (free to join), a sup and kayaking area and snorkling. I opted for some supping which never fails to disappoint. This water area is located in between the rocks and overlooks the pretty town of Cefalù.
There are different rooms available; but all accommodations have a natural look & feel to them. I stayed in sea view deluxe villetta with a huge bath in the middle of my bathroom, a rain shower, a super large bed and an outside patio.
Rates start at just €1000,- per person which includes your flight, accommodation and food & drink (as much as you want) for 4 nights! The resort opens back in April, so get booking!