Club Med Sandpiper Bay All-Inclusive Resort in Florida

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Published Date: 11/22/2019
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When I think “all-inclusive”, I think tropical. I think Caribbean. I think far away from home. I’ve only been to one and it was in Cabo. I honestly had no idea that there was an all-inclusive resort right here, in Florida, did you?! We spent the weekend at Club Med Sandpiper Bay Resort in Port St. Lucie and couldn’t wait to share our experience with you!

Before I tell you about our trip, I have a little confession. Growing up, I attended a private school. It wasn’t uncommon for my friend’s parents to be surgeons, doctors or dentists. When we spoke about our Summer vacations during a new school year, I would often hear that they spent time at Club Med. I always thought it was a place that doctors went with their families. So I never asked why my family never went. Turns out “Med” does not stand for medical… it’s actually short for Méditerranée or Mediterranean. Oops! Turns out all these years, I thought wrong and have been missing out!

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Welcome to Club Med Sandpiper Bay Resort

We arrived to Club Med Sandpiper Bay Resort on Friday afternoon. We were greeted with mango lemonade mocktails and the sweetest guest relations team, including Agnes who made a huge impression on the girls when they realized she starred in the circus show that night (more on that later). Agnes explained everything we needed to know about the resort. She was later joined by Teddy, the Chef de Village, who wanted to introduce himself and offer his assistance throughout our trip.

Agnes walked us to our room where our luggage was already waiting for us. There was a beautiful assortment of treats for us and a little note from Agnes welcoming us. The room was the perfect size for a family! The first bedroom had 2 twin beds and a private bathroom and the second bedroom had a king sized bed and a lounger which they had already turned into a bed for Lucia and a larger bathroom. Our back porch overlooked the water and palm trees… exactly the calm that I need to wake up to when I’m on vacation. It’s safe to say that they nailed the first impression. But it only got better from there.

Club Med Sandpiper Bay Resort has a different show each night. On our first night, we were excited to see the circus show. It was a mix of oohs, aahs and even had some funny moments. The cast doesn’t miss a beat and entertains you for the entire show. At the end, Teddy comes out and introduces everyone, one by one. We were surprised to hear that they all wear many hats at the resort, one even works in the purchasing department by day! What a fun place to work!

On the second night, they performed songs throughout the ages and they had the crowd on their feet! It was hard not to sing and dance along.

If you're looking for an all-inclusive resort that is family friendly and packed with the perfect mix of fun and relaxation, check out Club Med Sandpiper Bay Resort!
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Activities for the Entire Family

If you love to keep busy on vacation, Club Med Sandpiper Bay Resort has just about everything you can imagine, for all ages. They have instructors available at specific times for each age group for tennis, golf, trapeze, beach volleyball, sailing and a number of fitness classes. They also have a small mini-golf course and a number of swimming pools.

If you prefer to spend some adult time without the kids, you can drop the kiddos off at Mini Club Med. We got a detailed explanation about the process from a couple of the instructors who were so welcoming. Falynn was inside and meeting new people before we were finished signing her up. I love that she was able to make new friends, even on vacation.

I was concerned that we would be running back and forth and trying to get everyone to their activities but Mini Club Med takes care of everything for you. They bring your kids to each activity on their schedule, including the pool, art center, trapeze, playground, tennis, meals, snacks and even had a talent show at the end of the day, where Falynn got up on stage and sung her little heart out.  I ugly cried…. I’m not going to lie.

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They offer spa services as well as a number of excursions, for an extra fee. Super Dad got a little time to himself on the driving range and I was able to get some good ol’ fashioned bonding time in with our oldest who got a glimpse at what it was like to be an only child for a day, since her sisters were both at Mini Club Med. We were able to explore the grounds and found a number of places where you can just relax and take in the scenery.

If you're looking for an all-inclusive resort that is family friendly and packed with the perfect mix of fun and relaxation, check out Club Med Sandpiper Bay Resort!
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Let’s Talk About The Food

I could best describe our experience at Club Med like a cruise, just on land. And just like a cruise, one of the best parts was the food! They have 3 restaurants… one for snacks in between meals, one for the adults and the main dining room, the marketplace, which offered a huge buffet of food that can satisfy the pickiest of eaters (and I have a couple of those). There was a pasta station, a salad bar, a kids area with hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken nuggets and fries, a pizza area with various toppings, a bakery section with rolls and pastries and a gelato station (sooo good). The center island featured something different each night. The first night it was sushi and the second night was crab legs. They also had a carving station with steak one night and pork the next. There were a ton of delicious sides and salads, shrimp and so much more. The dessert area was INSANE! So many pies, cakes and cookies that were as beautiful as they were delicious.

The girls couldn’t get over how they could eat whatever they wanted and as much as they wanted. They are huge fans of their newfound word, “all-inclusive” and have requested that all of our future trips be at all-inclusive resorts.

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The Staff

Let’s talk a little about the staff. It’s rare that you visit a place where the entire staff genuinely looks like they are enjoying themselves all the time. Not one staff member passed us without greeting us with a smile or asking how our day was going.

I feel like we may have spent the most amount of time at the trapeze area because Falynn was OBSESSED. I believe she went seven or eight times. I honestly lost count. The staff (most of whom she recognized from the circus show on the first night) were patient and encouraging and made Iyla, who was ready to walk away, just halfway up the ladder, feel safe enough to continue on and face her fear. They also pushed Falynn to go from one back flip to four and never took their eyes off of her, which assured me that she was in good hands.

Special thanks to the circus team: Mario, Virgil, Zee, Megan and Sara for giving Falynn a trapeze experience that she will talk about to anyone that will listen. They even gave her a trapeze bracelet that she had to bring to school to show all of her friends!

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But What About the Negatives?

There is one. Only one. We weren’t there long enough. There was so much we wanted to do and so much the girls wanted to experience (and eat) and we just didn’t have enough time. They made us promise that our next trip to Club Med Sandpiper Bay Resort will be longer! I for one, am looking forward to returning!

Special thanks to Joyfolie for suppling the girls with their resort wear. They looked absolutely fabulous!

Have you ever experienced Club Med? We’d love to hear! Share below!

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If you're looking for an all-inclusive resort that is family friendly and packed with the perfect mix of fun and relaxation, check out Club Med Sandpiper Bay Resort!
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*Our family was provided accommodations in exchange for our review. All opinions are my own.

 

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  1. This sounds like such a fun place to visit as a family. I have heard a lot about Club Med, but we have never been.

  2. Wow, sounds like you all had a great time at the resort and it looks so beautiful 😍 I would love to visit this resort someday!

  3. Oh my goodness….these amazing pictures and your post are manking me want to get tp the Sandpiper for my next vacation! We want to get to Florida as My sister lives there and this will be the perfect place to visit for us and it is perfection for the family. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Sandpiper is really an amazing resort to stay because it has different activities for all age groups like tennis, golf, beach volleyball, sailing and a number of fitness classes. Your daughter looks so adorable. Thanks for the article!!

  5. That looks really a nice place to stay! It is also good for the whole family spending time together. 🙂

  6. The resort looks absolutely amazing and plenty of exciting things to do there as well. Sounds like you guys had a wonderful time and made tons of memories during your stay.

  7. Ive stayed at a few different club med resorts before and really enjoyed them. Ill have to add this one to my wish list

  8. I loved reading the post and looking at your photos, my family also loves an all inclusive resort holiday when we travel as it is so much more easier and Club Med has never disapointed us so far. Hoping to visit Sandpiper Bay Resort someday.

  9. Wow! This sounds like a great resort! So glad you were able to unwind here! I’ve always wanted to try an all inclusive resort like this.

  10. I love all inclusive when you can truly use all those activities. From this post, you definitely have taken advantage of so many things the resort offers.

  11. My husband perked up when he saw the driving range. I have only been to one all inclusive resort in Jamaica. I will remember this for the future. Looks wonderful. I love your luggage color!

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  12. What fun place for a family vacation! I had to laugh at your story about thinking Med stood for “medical.” I can totally see why you thought that though! I’ve been to a couple all-inclusive resorts outside the US, but I’ve never thought to book one for domestic trips. However, it seems perfect for a vacation with kids. The trapeze and circus events are a really unique offering beyond the unlimited food and water activities at most all-inclusive resorts. Looks like you all had a blast too!

  13. This is my type of vacation. Thank you for all the details. I especially love that the kids were taken care of with all sorts of things to do.

  14. What a beautiful place for a family vacation! I would like to spend some days there! Glad that you had so much fun!

  15. How did I not know this was here in Florida? It’s less than 3 hours from my house! Will definitely be planning a trip in the near future!

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  16. I need a vacation! I would love to go to an all-inclusive resort. It’s great that there’s one in Florida. It looks like there was a lot to do.

  17. We’re planning a trip out to Florida within the next year. This place looks amazing! I can’t wait to check it out.

  18. All-inclusive resorts are definitely my favorite type. Once you go all-inclusive, it’s hard to go back! Looks like an amazing place!

  19. What a fun (and beautiful) place to stay! I’m always looking for warm resorts where we can vacation and will have to add this to this list of contenders!

  20. I am going to be in the area some time next year for a few days. I may need to check this out! Looks like a lot of fun!

  21. That Sea You Soon sign is so cute! It sounds like you had a great time! I’d love to be there right now. 🙂

  22. I’m sooooo jealous! We have taken zero vacations this year and this Sandpiper resort looks amazingly fun!

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  23. Looks like a wonderful resort! Lots of family activities. Will have to check it out the next time I am in Florida. 🙂

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  24. haha. i didn’t know what club med meant either. thanks for enlightening me. sounds like a fun all-inclusive resort.

  25. I want to visit Club Med Sandpiper Bay All-Inclusive Resort! So clean and so nice resort. I hope I can tag my friends along!

  26. This resort looks amazing! I’m especially loving the trapeze setup. I’d be so nervous to do that but would have to force myself. You only live once, right? This resort looks so family-friendly and is definitely one I’ll add to my list of vacation destinations.

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  27. Sandpiper is such a great resort! We went there once, and we had a lot of fun. I love the amenities and the staff. That’s what really sold me on it.

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