Club Med announces it will invest $25 million in an enhancement program for the newly renamed, Club Med Sandpiper Bay. Known as the only family all-inclusive resort in the United States, Sandpiper Bay will become the flagship of Club Med "Premium Sports" resorts. The resort will close for renovations on August 20, with a grand opening on December 18.
The 216-acre renovated Sandpiper Bay resort will include a 7,000-square-foot fitness center, championship tennis facilities and an 18-hole golf course on-site with additional access to more than 16 courses nearby. French architect, Francois Champsaur, collaborated with Club Med to design accommodations offering different room categories including Deluxe Family rooms with two separate bedrooms to ensure enough room for everyone, three new restaurants serving gourmet cuisine from around the world and new children's facilities. Enhancements to the children's programs and facilities will include activities such as a Le Petit Chef and a water park.
Children's Programming and Facilities
Personalized experiences at The Kidz Village allow children as young as four months and older to interact, participate and grow in programs specially designed for their age group. Activities include junior tennis, golf, sailing and circus school, La Petit Chef cooking lessons and Zumba Tonic. Sandpiper Bay also makes it exceedingly easy when traveling with a baby. Highchairs, cribs, strollers, bottle warmers, bathtubs and more will be ready for the family's arrival to ensure that both parents' and their baby have a seamless vacation experience.
Tennis & Golf
Club Med Sandpiper Bay formed a partnership with the International Tennis Academy (ITA) to provide elite tennis training within a resort setting. Gabriel Jaramillo, former tennis director of the Nick Bollettieri Academy, coaches at expansive facilities that include six clay courts, 14 hard courts, one stadium court, a new pro-shop, training facility and a new 12,000-square foot clubhouse.
Sandpiper Bay's International Golf Academy provides golfers with the personalized service of a golf concierge that facilitates access to more than 16 private and public world renowned golf courses within 20 minutes driving distance from the resort such as the PGA Ryder course. Of these, the resort is home to one, featuring an 18-hole golf course, a Tom Fazio II designed practice facility, a putting green and driving range and a lavish clubhouse and pro-shop. The International Golf Academy formed a partnership with one of Golf Magazine's top 100 golf teachers, Brad Brewer. Among the curriculum, participants of the Academy will have the opportunity to take part in courses crafted by Brewer himself.
Fitness & Well-Being
The state-of-the-art fitness center will be transformed from 700 square feet to 7,000 square feet. It will also feature an indoor cardio dance studio, yoga studio and outdoor meditation areas with panoramic views of the tranquil bay. After an invigorating workout, guests can get pampered at the dreamlike spa with rejuvenating spa treatments, massages and facials.