Over the years, vacations with the boys have become less frequent since they became teens. The mere mention of a family vacation induces a lot of moaning and complaining!
But I want to create memories. I want to enjoy my boys for as long as I can before they fly the nest. I want to create tons of happy memories together as a family.
So this year, I insisted on a family vacation. There were a lot of protests but I enticed them with a vacation I knew they couldn't pass up, a weekend getaway at Club Med Cherating!
Yep! We were there in a heartbeat and are now back: rejuvenated, de-stressed and ready to take on the world again.
Jungle meets beach
The South China Sea is on one side and a lush tropical jungle on the other. Don't be surprised if you find monitor lizards, macaques, squirrels... among the guests!
Club Med Cherating is one of the 80+ holiday villages worldwide and is Asia's first Club Med.
The wooden structure, built from teak, and standing on stilts is designed to resemble a traditional Malay sultanate palace.
Catching a little R&R
|Cabanas are everywhere|
It's free flow at the bar!
|The main bar. There are 3 in the resort|
Buffet meals at either the Rembulan or Mutiara. There is also a noodle bar for small appetites.
|Japanese? Chinese? Korean? Indian or Italian?|
The dessert corner
The main pool
Soaking up those wonderful, blissful moments when a gentle breeze caresses your face.
Great bonding time for the boys.
|The hubs and Rodney (center)|
Josh and Rodney playing volleyball with a family from Korea.
The Zen Zone
Shhhhh! The Zen Pool is an adults-only quiet zone. There is also a bottomless bar near the pool. The silence is surreal. It is so peaceful you can almost hear a pin drop! I've never felt more tranquil.
|This is what zen looks like!|
My favorite spot at the Zen Zone - a wooden island with rattan lounges. A wading pool surrounds the platform.
It's good to just get away from the day to day drudgery
|Getting my Vitamin Sea|
Me and Josh. The Hubs and Rodney are camera-shy.
I went on a turtle release expedition. More in my upcoming post.
Club Med 2001
|Josh and Rodney|