Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Club Med Cherating

I just had a holiday at Club Med Cherating with my family. Club Med Cherating is located in Kuantan which is about 3.5-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur. This resort is fully self contained. The price that you paid during reservation includes all meals and drinks including beers and alcohols; though the more expensive liquors and cocktails are chargeable. It is full of energy and you can feel the warmth and friendly atmosphere the moment you set foot at the resort entrance. This is thanks to their energetic staff members (Gentil Organisateurs). During the day, the GOs have various duties ranging from reception to activity coordinators. You can always see their smiles as they make sure your stay is always above expectations. During the night, the GOs will even perform shows and other social activities. This resort is very child and family friendly. They have daycare and nurseries where you can put your kids and babies should you need some alone time. You can join all kinds of day activities for free ranging from archery, racquet sports, obstacle courses, jungle trekking and pool activities. Or, you can just laze around or get drunk by the pool/beach with their unlimited drinks. I must say the food at their restaurant is delicious with many varieties daily. During your meal, the GOs do come by to socialize, sometimes sharing your table if you don't mind for some pleasant conversations over a meal. Should you need more privacy, you can also take a train shuttle to the Zen pool for adults only relaxation pool overlooking the ocean. Here is also the place where you can have fine dining for dinner at the Rembulan restaurant. Rooms are a bit old but kept clean. Beware of monkeys so do make sure you lock your windows or refrain from leaving belongings unattended by the pool. Overall, my family and I had a wonderful time at Club Med Cherating. I do recommend this resort as a family holiday destination. Try book weekdays and avoid weekends as this resort is also popular among local companies to organize weekend getaways and team buildings for their staffs over the weekend.

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Mini Travel Log: London, UK (6)

I was looking around for cherry blossom trees (sakura) during spring time in London. It is not easy to find as this is not their native tree and they prefer their magnolias, camellias, daffodils and crocuses. Kew Gardens has the largest concentration of cherry blossom trees, both the pink and the white blossoms. However if you prefer somewhere in central London, then you can find a couple in Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park and Regent's Park. I only walked around Kensington Gardens and could only find the white blossoms. If you want to see the pink blossoms, then you may try in Regent's Park the next season.

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