An April 2006 trip
to Providenciales by kbaiocco
Quote: Lazy much needed beach days spent in Provo, Turks and Caicos Islands at Club Med.
All I can say is a horrible cheerleading camp! We arrived at Club Med to be greeted with nice a fruity drink while the G.O.’s (the employees are known as Gracious Organizers) went over a few things with us the G.M. (Gracious Members). So we enter our room, to much dismay these "Newly renovated" rooms were smaller than my dorm in college. They had 2 single beds and not much room at all. So I kick back the comforter to find some lovely back hair on my clean sheets?. Totally discussed I grab my bikini and we head to the beach. We relax on the lounge chairs where 2 G.O.’s offer us some fresh fruit, which was DELISH, unfortunately this is the only time we were served anything on the beach. Oh well the bar was just a short walk away from the beach, no biggie.
After spending all day flying and the remainder of our day relaxing on the most amazing beach, we are off to dinner. Unfortunately there is so much FORCED friendliness that it just makes you sick, initially it's WOW everyone is so friendly, this is awesome, by day 3 you try and avoid them! It's not a genuine friendliness is entirely forced and fake. We head to dinner for the first time where we were forced to sit with a bunch of people we didn’t know. I’m totally friendly but I just wasn’t down for the small chitchat! Club Med had its own snorkeling boat that went out 2 times a day free of charge, which I enjoyed more than the afternoon ho-down that was going on poolside. I guess this place is great if you are an old odd single person, but it definitely wasn’t my style. The nightlife was horrible, poor taste in music, couldn’t get the crowd dancing, the locals were more entertaining than the music, the only good part about the nightlife was the drinks were free! There was nothing appealing about this nightlife except the 4 lone slot machines hidden in the back, behind the big screen TV where me and a few of the girls found ourselves night after night with our own bottles of wine pumping endless money into these machines, enjoying ourselves! The food was decent, the beach was topless, (no tan lines!), the water was clear, the sunsets were amazing, the barracuda’s were huge, and the shells were pure white and the sun was shining! Overall Love Provo, would def go back but would never stay at another Club Med.
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on October 16, 2006
Club Med Turkoise
Northeast side of the island
Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands
To celebrate my 24th birthday my cousin graciously purchased me an hour massage at Club Med. My massage was wonderful; it was done in a little hut overlooking the wonderful beach with the beach breeze flowing through the linen drapes, relaxing and peaceful. My massage girl was very pleasant and nice and did a fantastic job.
Club Med had its own Snorkeling boat that went out two times a day free of charge, which I enjoyed more then the afternoon ho-down that was going on pool side. They had daily "shows" with the same music over and over again. The pool definitely needed an upgrade and there was no hot tub at all. I guess this place is great if you are an old odd single person, but it definitely wasn’t my style.
The nightlife was horrible, poor taste in music (not dance music), couldn’t get the crowd dancing, the locals were more entertaining then the music, the only good part about the nightlife was the drinks were free! The whole time we had G.O.’s that were off duty talking to us just for us to get them free drinks because they have to pay. There was nothing appealing about this nightlife except the four lone slot machines hidden in the back, behind the big screen TV where me and a few of the girls found ourselves night after night with our own bottles of wine pumping endless money into these machines making our own party and enjoying ourselves!
This resort is far from luxury and not very accommodating. The G.O.’s at the help desk were not very helpful at all. They charged us $50 for late check out, our plane didn’t leave until late we had no other option but to pay it. They lost our luggage bringing it to the front for out taxi ride to the airport, they were unwilling to bring us fresh towels the last day, I guess because we were leaving. I had to hunt down housekeeping and beg for towels. My personal experience was not a good one. I don’t know if it was the mostly French crowd that was there, or the time of year we went but that resort is horrible.
The food was alright, the drinks were cold and free, the beach was topless, (no tan lines!!), the water was clear, the barracuda’s were huge, and the shells were pure white and the sun was shining! Overall Love Provo, would definitely go back but would never stay at another Club Med again in my life.
glen mills, Pennsylvania