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I only have one complaint about our trip to Lindeman Island - we didn't stay long enough. After 7 days we had the feel of the place and were enjoying the routine of being on holiday. Another couple of days relaxing would have been nice.
This was my first Club Med experience....and I was impressed. At Club Med you can be as social as you want ....or not, be as busy as you want....or not, eat as much as you want....or not!
The evening starts with Happy Hour 6 - 7PM where you meet the other guests and the G.O.'s. We quite enjoyed dining at the shared tables and meeting other people from around the world. ..we even made a couple of new friends we will stay in touch with. If you prefer to dine as a couple there is an area set aside with tables for two.
Each night is a different theme. The seafood night was an impressive array of crabs, prawns and oysters along with fish and salads. Kris' favourite night is the Italian night. Even on the themed nights there is an Asian style selection available.
Just walking past the dessert buffet could add a few kilos to the hips.
Breakfasts included eggs prepared every possible way with bacon, sausages, French toast, pancakes, grilled fish. Or if you prefer Asian style breakfasts were provided at the buffet. Club Med has it's own bakery and the buffet was overloaded with a stunning display of pastries and breads....I loved the white chocolate bread.
Nicholson's restaurant is open most evenings if you wish to dine a la carte. We dined at Nicholson's one evening but I preferred the variety offered at the buffet.
My first day back home and I really missed the ease of picking up a plate and wandering along selecting whatever took my fancy that day.
All Club Meds are dependant on the staff they employ. Luke, the Chef de Village of Club Med Lindeman Island, leads a team of dedicated and hard working G.O.'s. It is encouraging to see the respect, friendship and support this international group of young people offer each other. It's a shame the governments of the world aren't able to get along as well. That's my G.O. son Kris in the black outfit holding the girl in white.
When the G.O.'s are off duty much of their time is taken up with rehearsals for the evening shows. A different show is performed each evening following dinner.
I would certainly recommend a Club Med holiday experience. It is ideal for families as the G.O.'s will entertain your kids all day and into the night. All sorts of activities are available including water sports, tennis, archery, trapeze, aquarobics, fitness classes, golf or just lolling about reading.