Cancun Club Med Changing Its Tune

Families invited to discover the wonders of the Yucatan Peninsula

By: Dawna L. Robertson

Change is good. After 12 months and $24 million in renovations, a new Club Med Cancun Yucatan will emerge on Nov. 1 as the latest addition to over 80 resorts worldwide. During the resort’s closure, Club Med revitalized not only the facilities, but also the philosophy behind Club Med Cancun Yucatan’s raison d’être.

Changes include a strong emphasis on the discovery of the Yucatan region, new programs for families, upscale amenities and the Jade Villa, a concierge building for luxury travelers. The new Cancun Yucatan resort exemplifies how Club Med continues to raise the bar in all-inclusive offerings.

“Cancun Yucatan, with new children’s programs and the exclusive Jade concept, is the next step in the evolution of Club Med’s upscale and family-oriented vacations,” explained Cedric Gobilliard, president and CEO, North America. “We provide a level of choice and refinement that is truly unique.”

As a “Discovery Resort,” Club Med Cancun Yucatan encourages guests to experience the archeology, gastronomy and culture of Mexico. Trained and knowledgeable staff members at the resort’s new Discovery Center facilitate excursions that emphasize respect and understanding for local cultures and environments.

Located in the heart of the Cancun Yucatan resort, the Discovery Center provides 17 options for all ages many of which promote ecotourism. Discovery trips include a cultural tour of archeological sites in Coba and Tulum, the opportunity to explore the Cenotes of Ek Balam and a Mayan-led trip to Sian Ka’an, the largest marine natural protected area in Mexico.

No longer an adults-only resort, Club Med Cancun Yucatan invites families to discover the Yucatan Peninsula. With special facilities dedicated to children and teens, families may choose among a variety of excursions, daily activities and group lessons that include water-skiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, flying trapeze and tennis.

Launching the last week of December will be a Mini-Club Med, catering to children ages 4 to 10. The Club Med concept exclusively for teens and ‘tweens will launch Nov. 18. For parents traveling with infants, Cancun Yucatan provides a Baby Welcome program with amenities, such as bottle warmers, high chairs and babysitting in the room. An “adults-only” dining area caters to guests seeking intimacy and a child-free environment.

Guests can enjoy a complimentary half-day excursion, a hospitality desk and the option to upgrade to the Jade Villa.
The property’s new gourmet restaurant offers daylong service, hacienda-style dining rooms, meal choices to suit all appetites and fresh menu options. Club Med Cancun Yucatan compliments its cuisine with Latin American wines, a wide selection of premium tequilas, signature Mexican margaritas and other fine alcohols. Guests can enjoy guilt-free dining throughout the day with Cancun Yucatan’s new cosmopolitan menus.

This fall, seven-night all-inclusive rates are from $1,190-1,350 per person. Jade Villa rates range from $1,428-1,785.