Paddle boarding, windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, yoga on the dock, beach power walks, beach volleyball, ping pong, basketball, tennis, bocce, and even trapeze. (all included in your price) Not to mention you are on one of the top rated beaches in the entire world. You do have to be eighteen, have a passport, and be ready for maximum activity and fun or just chillin’ on the beach. It’s almost impossible to gain weight on this vacation with all these activities not to mention the dancing at night……for hours. So, what is this place? It’s called Club Med on the island of Turks and Caicos. Nicknamed Turquoise because that is the actual color of the water. Go visit and let your adventure begin.
So, my niece and I just returned and have to walk around with buckets to hold our tears. Was our room totally lush and extravagant? No. But we were never in it. Was the food 4 star? Nope, and coming from a foodie that could be a disaster. But it wasn’t. For the first time in a long time the food didn’t seem to really matter. I could always find something to suit me even though it wasn’t gourmet. The coffee was delicious, the breads were freshly baked (I fell in love with their chocolate bread dipped into my coffee), the salads were refreshing, and there was always something simple I could find at the buffet. And this pic is where we ate most of our breakfasts and lunches ….the picture speaks for itself.
Sooooo, that was pretty fun. You don’t get to try trapeze very often. The scariest part was climbing up the teeny tiny little ladder without a harness. Then reaching over to an even teenier and tinier platform. My adrenaline was off the charts. I could barely think. You would imagine once they put the harness on my fears would slightly dissipate……not a chance. You lean forward and put your life into the instructors hands who is holding the harness. When they say, “hep” you are required to jump off the platform and go flying through the air. Terrifying and exhilarating all wrapped up into one. They tell you to put your knees up and then let go with your hands. Geez. If you do that a few times with success you are ready for the catch which you see in the viddie. One of the coolest things I have ever done.(I say that now, but at the moment, each time I got off the trapeze I was shaking like a leaf) But….still can’t wait to go back and do it again.
The sunsets were so breathtaking I couldn’t possibly describe the beauty. This picture wasn’t even taken with a good camera. It’s from my phone and I haven’t even upgraded to the iPhone 6 yet. So if you’re wondering why it looks so perfect…..it’s because it was.
So does summer camp exist for adults? Without a doubt. And besides the insane turquoise water and never ending activity—- what really makes this place unique is the employees. They are called G.O.’s. It stands for General Officers and they are like your favorite camp counselor on steroids! They are from all over the world and speak many languages and are organizing activities for YOU the whole day. They also give you lessons for every activity imaginable and throw the best dance parties I’ve ever been too. We not only learned the trapeze, we took lessons in sailing, windsurfing and SUP. These “G.O.”s perform hysterical shows each night and when you leave it feels like you’re leaving a bunch of friends behind.
Can’t wait till my next Club Med. Onto Cancun in November!!