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Your guide to the most incredible Girls Trip!

Happy Friendship Day! As today is the International Friendship Day, it’s time to prove to your friends how much you care about them… to express your gratefulness, why not suggest taking the most unforgettable girls trip EVER?

Planning a trip together is not an easy task, picking a date is the first step but then comes the hardest part: agree on a destination. We don’t want you to mess-up your friendship over holiday planning, especially during this special day, so we’re here to help you choose the right place depending on your holiday mood.

And don’t forget that whichever destination you choose, the most important thing is to have your friend(s) by your side and have lots of fun!

Life’s a beach

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credits : @elle_fit

What’s better than having your best friend with you to go on a sea and sun holiday? You’ll share wonderful moments together tanning atop the whitest sand you’ve ever seen, having some relaxing massages under the palm-trees, discovering the underwater world equipped with your mask and snorkel. Come live your dream holiday with your BFF in Club Med Kani all-inclusive resort!

Memories with margaritas

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credits: @paulienriemis

If your idea of the ultimate girls trip includes loads of fun and a great vibe, you should select a place where festive atmosphere is part of the destination! At Club Med Cancun Yucatan in Mexico, you and your party mate(s) can enjoy the open bar during the night, part of the all-inclusive formula of the resort, and discover the wonders of the Mayan culture during the day : Chichen Itza, Valladolid, Tulum…

Nature getaway

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credits: @thefrenchieescapes

Do you consider yourselves eco-warriors? Good news, you can experience an eco-friendly way of life in one of our Green Globe certified resorts, Club Med Cherating Beach in Malaysia. This jungle escape destination will be the perfect place to relax and have fun: boat-ride in the Mangrove, yoga class in a peaceful environment, sailing lessons to reach Pantai Beach… And it won’t keep you from doing good for the planet: you’ll have the opportunity to take part in the turtle conservation or cleaning the beaches of the region.

Fully Active

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credits: @oliviayoga.paris

If you’re sporty people and are keen to try new activities like flying trapeze, one of our best resorts for acrobatic activities is Club Med Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Its partnership with the famous “Cirque du Soleil” will be the perfect place to test your friendship up in the air, and to forget about the gravity laws. If at some point you want to get back on the ground, you can still enjoy a lot of other land activities from a various range of choices: golf, archery, tennis, basketball, beach volleyball… And where to recover from the effort? Either in our Zen Oasis, by the zen pool, or by the quiet white sanded beaches.

Ready to fly into a new adventure with your favorite(s) companion(s)? Have a look on our website to discover our latest offers, and don’t hesitate to share pictures of your friendship moments with the hashtag #ClubMed.

Adventure Into the Wild: special event at Club Med Cherating Beach

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From forest yoga to learning how to create a firefly jar - Adventures Into the Wild is the latest special event which will run for the first time from Club Med Cherating Beach in Malaysia between July 13 and August 2nd 2019.

Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or nature-lover, immerse yourself amidst the 80 hectares of the magnificent Malaysian forest, flora and fauna surrounding the resort.

With a whole lot of activities and nature escapes, discover below what Adventure Into the Wild has in store for you.

Nature is your playground

Dance in the jungle

This is the opportunity to get in touch with your primal side with internationally-acclaimed dancer Adelene Stanley. It is a 60 minute movement workshop in the great outdoors. You will be paying attention to primal movement, weight shifts and traveling across the ground in a very unique way.

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Picnic at the beach

Picnics are a great family activity. Especially with the pleasant view at the beach, soothing music from the acoustic band and well-selection of picnic food with basket Club Med provide.

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Massage classes

This is a 15-min massage class to explore different massage movements. You will learn how to apply it to various parts of your body.

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Healing yoga

Learn how to connect your breathing with body and mind through fluid movement. This is a grounding vinyasa based class where different breathing techniques will be introduced, and you will learn how to flow to the indigenous sounds of earth.

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Forest yoga

Start with a trek to the forest followed by an energising yoga session surrounded by the sights and sounds of the lush greenery and wildlife in Cherating Beach.

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Restore and revitalize yoga

This class is a combination of slow movements, restorative and Yin-Inspired postures. This class will incorporate the use of the Singing Bowl and a playlist which frequencies help to heal and relax. A class recommended for all through incorporating movement, relaxation and mindfulness.

Paddle board yoga

This is a fun and challenging yoga class combined with Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP). During your 60-min classes, beginner and experienced yogis, you will enjoy the many benefits of yoga practice and SUP while basking in the elements. Both yoga and SUP are great for building full-body strength and improving balance, coordination and endurance.

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Green is the spirit

Do it yourself: Coconut husk planter

Try your hand at this eco-friendly project that raises awareness of sustainable cultivation by decreasing the ecological footprint.

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Do it yourself: Firefly jar

Get acquainted with one of Nature’s most exclusive and enigmatic creatures at this one-of-a-kind workshop. Learn how to create a terrarium home for plants and painted glowing fireflies – an exquisite display of beauty and sustainability.

Fun food preparation

Come and learn more about Cherating’s diverse fauna with Laleh Mohmedi. She will teach you how to use fresh local produce to create adorable images of endemic wildlife such as monkeys and sea turtles. Besides being a fun activity for all ages, this educational session on the eco-diversity is also line with Club Med’s ethos of providing sustainable tourism that cares for the environment. At the end of the lesson, you even get to savour and indulge in your very own food creations.

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Adventure is your benefit

Beach bootcamp

Indulged a bit too much during your stay, our beach bootcamp is here to remedy that! This beach bootcamp by the sea is a 60-minute session of running, jumping and lifting. They teach you the basics, keep you safe but challenge you to your utmost limit. So come ready to do some sports on the beach!

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Trail/Hike workshop

How many of us take the time to connect with nature, and get out on a trail to run or hike?

This workshop will provide beginner tips on how to get started, some challenges for those already au fait with trail running, as well as incorporating techniques to be mindful and truly one with nature.

All other activities all year long

Nature activities like Botanical Trail, Nature walk, Painting classes

Step into an eco-friendly haven where you can truly be one with nature. From idyllic yoga sessions amidst the forest flora and fauna, to relaxing on the beach with musical accompaniment, our range of immersive programmes are bound to leave you with a deeper appreciation of mother nature’s beauty.

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Green spirit activities like Turtle encounter, fireflies discovery, pedagogical garden

Enrich your knowledge on environmental conservation and sustainability. Whether it is engaging in DIY workshops, or getting up close and personal with magnificent turtles – there is something for all to learn, and a part for all to give back.

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Adventure activities like tree top challenge, digital treasure hunt, rock climbing

Everyday at Club Med is an adventure, an exciting and remarkable experience where you discover more on yourself, the others and the world around you.

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For more activities of Into the Wild, check our page here!

Discover the sustainable initiatives directly from our resorts

What if for your next holiday - you could also experience our sustainable initiatives straight from our resorts?

Since our creation, sustainability has always been the forefront of our actions in our resorts. Today, we’re proud to announce that all plastic straws will be removed from all 68 Club Med resorts worldwide by 2019 and that 90% of our Asian resorts have been rewarded with the Green Globe Certification.

We also want to closely share all the eco-initiatives we have with our guests to you can participate and be proud to be contributing to sustainable tourism. Learn more below about what’s happening in our resorts worldwide.

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Meet the farmers growing Club Med’s vegetables in Bali

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Get ready for an immersive journey into Balinese culture with meeting the farmers feeding Club Med’s guests. From farm to fork, learn more about the real Balinese flavours and get to know the locals. Then visit UNESCO classified rice terraces and splendid temples. This excursion is in partnership with the NGO Agrisud, an organisation that Club Med has been actively supporting since 2008, helping to increase the farming knowledge and skills of local producers to improve their productions and supply our resorts to support the local economy.

Protect wildlife with our turtle sanctuary in Indonesia and Malaysia

Playing a vital role in local fauna conservation, our Turtle Sanctuary at Club Med Bintan Island protects the beachside breeding grounds of two endangered species, the Green and Leatherback turtles. The Sanctuary also acts as a research facility, and as a sickbay for injured turtles to be nursed back to health.

Last summer alone, over 200 baby turtles have been successfully released from our turtle sanctuary at Club Med Bintan Island!

You can also take care of turtles in Malaysia in Club Med Cherating Beach with a beautiful turtle sanctuary where you can release the turtles on the beach and learn about their very important conservation.

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Protect the reef in the Maldives

The Maldivian marine life is suffering from global warming and pollution. At Club Med Kani, we’ve partnered with marine biologists to create the Mobi Reef Underwater Trail, a snorkelling tour teaching Club Med guests all about underwater life and how to preserve it.

We also have an artificial reef installation, sheltering fishes and marine life in our resort’s perimeter. Furthermore, guests can sponsor replantation of coral plants with our coral propagation program.

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Gather with the Green G.O at Cherating Beach for a jungle trek

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What about the experience of a Jungle trek in Malaysia with our green G.O? First, you might wonder what is the job of our green G.O? The Green G.O position aims to develop, promote and animate the nature experience in a jungle paradise having much to offer to Club Med guests! More than 15,000 G.O.s are trained each year on sustainability, learning how to help preserve our environment. Our G.O.s then raise awareness among our guests through eco-initiatives, bring forward new ideas on how Club Med can become more sustainable, and coordinate the environmentally-friendly initiatives in our resorts. Go on an adventure and discover all the green initiatives inside the resort with a sustainability specialist.

More eco-friendly initiatives

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  • Club Med Finolhu Villas has over 6,000sqm of solar panels which provide solar energy to our resort in the Maldives.

  • Beach clean ups at multiple resorts

    o   Recently, at Club Med Bintan Island, Indonesia, 60 staff and resort guests, together with 300 locals, successfully removed 450kg of waste from the beaches around the island and over 2,500kg at Lagoi Bay, in conjunction with other Bintan Island resorts.

    o   Club Med also organises beach clean ups in partnership with 4Oceans, where guests receive 4Ocean bracelets (made from 100% recycled materials) for participating in the cleanup activity.

  • Protecting over 1,000ha of forest near Club Med Rio das Pedras, Brazil, and over 60ha near Club Med Cherating Beach, Malaysia.

    o   Protecting endangered species and reefs with a turtle nursery at Club Med Bintan Island, artificial reef at Club Med Kani and fish refuge at Club Med Finolhu Villas  in the Maldives.

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Get engaged with us for a more sustainable future and follow the charity actions of La Fondation.

Have a sneak peek at the new Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda

Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda is a brand-new resort situated along the Dominican Republic’s pristine north shore in an area with limited tourist development. The capital, Santo Domingo, UNESCO World Heritage Site is 200 kms from Club Med and La Romana is 90 kms from Club Med.

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Michès is a pristine ecological haven in a lush Dominican palm Grove. Local wonders provide various opportunities for you to discover new breathtaking sights and activities, such as: Laguna Limon, a natural reserve with stunning waterfalls; Samaná Bay, a group of protected islands with native flora and wildlife, well-known for humpback whale watching; as well as Montaña Redonda, a rounded mountain with 360-degree views of the surrounding flourishing landscape, known for its photo-famous swing.

An unspoiled world

With this new resort, Club Med invites you to more personalised, customisable and intimate experience.

Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda is one resort featuring four boutique villages. Each of the four boutique villages will present its own unique environment, activities and accommodations. The boutique villages include Explorer Cove, Emerald Jungle, Archipelago and Caribbean Paradise.

Explorer Cove is where the young and the young-at-heart come together to celebrate. Play with your kids all day or let them meet new friends at the nearby children’s clubs. Breathe a sigh of relief  in a yellow sunny shade inspiration.

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Emerald Jungle is a calm oasis environment. Located in the Dominican groves, this area is an adult-exclusive Zen Oasis steps away from the spa.

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Archipelago rooms immerse you in an endless hue of blue. From your own private pool to a personal outdoor shower : this is a perfect hideaway.

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Caribbean Paradise is full of festive colors. Choose your path: poolside activities, nightly shows and flavors from all four corners of the world await. Enjoy the Caribbean vibes back in your room with décor inspired by local exotic flora.

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An unmatched All-inclusive Luxury

Being part of the Exclusive Collection guarantee a personalized paradise where you can live intimate moments, gourmet experiences tailor made by world renowned designers.

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In a word…

This strikingly beautiful property balances nature preservation efforts with exclusive experiences. It’s a stunning, eco-chic resort featuring four boutique villages that rewards romantics, adventurers and wellness seekers with personalized attention and an unparalleled escape from the everyday.

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Curious to discover more ? Get more information of Club Med Michès here. Opening in December 2019 !

All You Need to Know About a Holiday to Cherating Beach, Malaysia

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Craving an escape to nature? Cherating Beach ticks all the boxes with warm water, tropical rainforests and wildlife at every turn. Straddling Malaysia’s east coast, Cherating Beach’s lush jungles and secluded beaches make it the ideal holiday for couples and families.

So if you’re planning a holiday to Cherating Beach, here’s everything you need to get your Malaysian jungle experience underway…

Best time to visit Malaysia

Cherating Beach is hot, humid and sunny for the majority of the year, with temperatures ranging between 22 and a balmy 32 degrees. Monsoon season is between November and February, but Malaysia’s east coast is generally drier than the rest of the peninsula.

How to get there

Fly direct from Sydney to Singapore on Singapore Airlines and connect on Firefly to Kuantan, or fly Malaysia Airlines to Kuala Lumpur then connect on to Kuantan. From there, it’s an easy 45-minute drive to Cherating Beach.

If you’re the road-tripping type, Cherating Beach is less than three hours by road from Kuala Lumpur.

Visas and Vaccinations

Make sure everyone has had your routine vaccinations for Mumps, Measles and Rubella, as well as Diphtheria. While it’s not required, check with your doctor if you should also get shots for Typhoid and Hepatitis A.

Aside from that, just hop on the plane! Aussies and Kiwis can stay in Malaysia for up to 3 months without a visa, as long as your passport has at least 6 months validity.

Your guide on what to see and do in Cherating Beach

The Malaysian jungle is filled with endless adventures, and Cherating Beach is no exception! Explore this incredible part of the world in an almost endless number of ways…

Get back to nature

Visit the Turtle Sanctuary and release turtle hatchlings into the sea

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Go on a magical firefly excursion on the Cherating River, and learn how and why these mysterious glowing beetles communicate using light

Discover the Cherating Mangroves with an hour boat ride through this natural haven

Pick a sunbed and relax on one of the many private beaches! Three are located just outside Club Med Cherating Beach, and stretch over four kilometres

Get your hiking boots for a jungle adventure trek

Get your blood pumping

Get some height and climb the treetop adventure circuit in the jungle

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Soar with the monkeys on the flying trapeze in the heart of the forest

Grab a kayak or boat and venture out onto the clear waters of Cherating Beach

Learn from the locals

Visit Kuantan, the east coast’s largest city, located 30km south of Cherating Beach

Take a trip to the nearby traditional villages to experience the culture and meet the locals

A few more helpful tips before you go to Cherating Beach

✔️ The monkeys are adorable, but don’t get too comfortable! You’ll find monkeys at every corner of the jungle, and they’re a sneaky bunch. Leave your luggage unattended or your food lying out, and you can be assured before long you’ll have a group of monkey friends.

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✔️ The turtle sanctuary is closed on Mondays so plan ahead. The sanctuary is just 5 minutes from Cherating Beach, so it’s easy to get there – if you’re keen to release some hatchlings it’s always best to call ahead to ensure you get a spot.

✔️ Bring plenty of sunscreen and mozzie repellant. With such tropical temperatures, the sun can be a scorcher!

See you on the beach! ☀🌴

Discover more about Club Med Cherating Beach in the video below, or by clicking here.