What to do with your 13th cheque

14 December 2016

As we approach the end of the year, you may be wondering what the best use for your 13th cheque (if you are one of the lucky few that receive one) may be. Our guest blogger Emiliana Adriano shares awesome tips to help you put your 13th cheque to good use!

We know how hard you work for your money, and you deserve to have your money work for you too. Why not spoil yourself with the gift of travel?



If you’ve been on a Club Med holiday before, you know that your all-inclusive package is the best value for money. If you’ve never experienced a holiday the Club Med way, it’s probably worthwhile us highlighting the fact that if you book a Club Med holiday with that 13th cheque, your entire trip – from flights and transfers to accommodation, all meals and drinks all day, and all activities – is covered before you step foot on the plane. You could quite literally leave your wallet at home.  

If you’re looking for inspiration on which destinations to spend your 13th cheque on for a 2017 trip, here are some ideas:  


Gregolimano Resort – Greece

Gregolimano is one of the many Club Med resorts situated in Europe. The resort is an ideal destination for families and couples looking for complete indulgence surrounded by endless beaches and aqua blue waters - ideal for waterskiing. Located on the island of Evia, the Gregolimano Club Med is located on the shoreline of the blue waters of the Aegean Sea. The resort offers the largest sport school in the world offering waterskiing and wakeboarding, a flying trapeze school, archery school and a tennis school, as well as pilates and snorkeling on demand. The ideal time to visit this resort is during the European Summer months between June and August.  



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Da Balaia Resort – Portugal

Club Med’s Da Balaia resort is situated on a red cliff top in the south country, Da Balaia, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.  For couples and families looking for a wellness experience away from the hustle and bustle of city life, it doesn’t get better than this. If you’re travelling with kids, they can enjoy innovative clubs for children with numerous activities available for them while adults indulge in the best spa treatments and massage techniques from around the world. Just like Gregolimano, this resort is best to visit in the European Summer months (June to August.)



Club Med La Plantation d'Albion – Mauritius

Club Med La Plantation d'Albion is an idyllic getaway in the Indian Ocean – and only a four hour flight from SA. This resort offers a romantic escape for couples to enjoy the local culture and beauty of a treasured island. With award winning le Phare Restaurant on its shores serving up the freshest seafood, and flat oceans for endless waterskiing and wakeboarding, there is something for everyone. If you’re travelling with children, Petit Club Med (for children aged two to three years old), Mini Club Med (for children aged four to 10 years old) and Junior’s Club Med (for children aged 11 to 17 years old) will ensure the little ones are occupied (and in the safe hands of experienced G.Os) while the you relax and soak up the beauty of the island. Mauritius is also a destination with year-long appeal, but the best time to visit is from May to December when the weather is cool, dry and sunny.  



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Bintan Island – Singapore

Club Med Bintan (a short ferry ride away from Singapore) is famous for its beautiful spa perched on the rocks, as well as its private untouched beaches. With a variety of water and land sports options, and artistic and cultural activities for children aged two to 17 years old, this stunning island is also the perfect family destination. The resort is also home to Ria Bintan (one of the best golf courses in Asia with its panoramic views and greens atop cliffs.) If golf isn’t your thing, how about practicing yoga surrounded by astounding natural beauty, or taking part in adrenaline rushing flying trapeze experiences overlooking the turquoise seas? An ideal place to visit between January and October.



Club Med Bali - Indonesia

Between fields of rice paddies and temples, the Club Med Bali Resort is a sanctuary for families and friends on the shores of Nusa Dua, with masses of space to unwind. With contemporary design inspired by local culture, an adults-only Zen Pool overlooking a lush field of palm trees, and a floating restaurant with delectable al fresco dining, a holiday to Club Med Bali rejuvenates body and spirit. Little ones can fly on the trapeze and play about in the splash pool with new friends, while adults can explore nearby temples or be pampered in the Spa by MANDARA. Plus, embrace local culture with Balinese cooking lessons and evening shows.



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With endless options and activities at your fingertips, what better way to indulge in the benefits of travelling, ensuring that you utilise your 13th cheque in the best way possible. What are you waiting for? Call our travel experts on 087 740 5000 to kick start with your trip.



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