If you’ve been paying attention to major resort openings the past few years, you might have noticed that Club Med is having a serious moment all around the world (if your response is still “Club Who?” may we suggest you consult this primer).
Canada welcomed its first Club Med, the Club Med Quebec Charlevoix, in 2021. A new Club Med all-inclusive ski resort (the only one, so far, in the U.S.) is opening in Snowbasin, Utah, in 2024 (we can’t wait for that—even group ski lessons get wrapped into the all-inclusive experience here).
And the brand recently made a triumphant return to Spain this May with the opening of the Club Med Magna Marbella, along Andalusia’s storied Mediterranean coast. It’s been more than 20 years since Club Med opened its first Spanish resort, but this is also the place where it all began for this storied brand. So, this opening is drawing a lot of attention as people wait to see how the concept will take off along the country’s legendary Costa del Sol.
And so far, it’s all systems go for fun in the sun as travel to Spain (and Europe in general) has boomed back this summer.
The four Trident (read: four-star), family-friendly property is terraced into the hills overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and is an ideal jumping-off point for touring famed Andalusian cities like Malaga, Ronda, Granada, Cordoba, and Marbella, with views of the Sierra Blanca range all around. You’ll have to tear yourself away from the resort first, however, which is never easy with all the amenities Club Med wraps into its all-inclusive rates.
Traveling as a family? Club Med Magna Marbella offers parents major respite with included kids clubs for ages four through 17. And the brand owns this niche so well, just don’t be surprised if your kids want to stay playing with their new friends all day.
Unlimited water and land sports—including golf, tennis, and even flying trapeze lessons, aerial fitness lessons in a hammock, float fit HIIT classes and more—are also wrapped into the rates at the Spain resort. And when it comes to eating, the culinary offerings are another area where Club Med goes above and beyond any ordinary fare you’d expect from an all-inclusive property. Think regular appearances of items like foie gras and lobster at the buffet and croissants and pain au chocolate as authentic as anything from a French baker.