Would you like to stay at an all-inclusive resort without having to leave the United States? There is only one true all-inclusive resort in the United States, in which your accommodations, meals, beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), activities (land and non-motorized), taxes and gratuities are included in the cost of the resort package. That resort is the Club Med Sandpiper Bay Resort, located in Port St. Lucie, Florida, which geographically centered between Orlando and Miami, along the St. Lucie River. Sandpiper Bay is a “village” nestled behind a very quiet, secluded community; it’s definitely not on a busy highway.
I arrived at the resort on August 2, 2013 and stayed until August 5, 2013. This was my very first time at the resort and I really didn’t know what to expect. I had been to numerous all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, so I really did not want to make an immediate comparison. Once I checked into my room, which was a Club Family Room with the Bay View, I found it to be very spacious. The room included a king size bed, two day beds, a very large walk in closet, a full bathroom, a separate vanity area and a private terrace. For families traveling with children, there is a Deluxe Family Room option which has a private room for parents and a separate bedroom for children.
The dining at The Market Place Restaurant is superb. There are so many options that will satisfy even the pickiest eater. There are omelet stations, a bakery with tons of bread choices (the chocolate bread was to die for), fresh fruit and salads, desserts, daily fish choices, pizza, burgers; and at dinner there are many international choices. The Market Place has so many great selections; I never made it to the Soleil Table Service Restaurant. There is a main bar, Slice which is family friendly and there is the Infinity Bar, an adult only bar which is located behind Building D. There is also an adult only pool, jacuzzi, and lounging area located behind Building D.
Club Med Sandpiper Bay is primarily a destination for families and has plenty to offer each family member, it is truly a village. There are facilities and customized programs available for children from 4 months, to teens 17 years old. A babysitting sitting service is available at cost for parents who want to have some child-free time. There are different workshops, included in the vacation package that children can participate throughout the day, such as an Art Center, Dance and Circus. Watersports including sailing and paddle boarding are also included in the all-inclusive package.
There is an array of fitness programs that’s also included in the vacation package, which includes a schedule of the following classes: yoga, power walk, running, cardio fusion, zumba, toning and aqua fitness. There is also full access to the Fitness Center, if you would like a more private workout. Golf enthusiasts would appreciate the all-inclusive golf lessons and access to the practice facility; however, there is a fee to play golf on the golf course.
There is a wonderful spa, Club Med Spa by L’Occitane that is a great space for adults and teens to indulge in facials and massages; there are also pedicure and manicure services, and numerous other services.
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