Family Holidays at Club Meds Cargse Resort in Corsica
Picture yourself looking out over the turquoise Gulf of Sagone, off the west coast of Corsica with a platter of delicious, chestnutinfused tapas in front of you. You might be contemplating an afternoon stroll along garden paths scented with wild flowers, or you might simply be enjoying the warm sun on your face. Corsica is paradise in Europe and Cargse is Club Meds popular luxury resort here.
Consisting of 439 rooms, the bungalows of Cargse are situated near Chiuni beach in Ajaccio, with everything you could possibly need to spend an exciting or relaxing holiday, within close walking distance. The beach restaurant serves a hearty variety of favourite international dishes alongside local Corsican specialities, such as simmering game stew, delicate salads and cured meats. With its incredible sea view, the beach bar is a romantic place to enjoy an afterdinner aperitif. However, if you find a romantic atmosphere is difficult to achieve due to your kids being too excited to go to bed, Club Meds professional child minding service will give you a few hours to yourselves.
Well known for providing excellent facilities and equipment for children, Club Med has been a favourite, affordable and luxurious choice for holidaying families for many years. Professional, highly qualified and trusted child minders are on hand to look after young children, as well as run both the mini club, which is suitable for children aged 4 to 10 and the juniors club, which caters for older children and teenagers. Children have their own swimming pool and teenagers will enjoy their very own teen spa.
Ageappropriate sports tuition will be offered and you might find your child will leave the island after two weeks, having gained a qualification in sailing, tennis or windsurfing! Your little ones will enjoy dancing, puppets, shows and a huge variety of games and activities. Older children will be thoroughly entertained in the evening as well, with films, shows and discos. Your only problem might be that the kids enjoy themselves so much youll have trouble persuading them to spend any time with you!
Of course, sporting fun at Cargse is not exclusively for children! Club Med will provide you with all the equipment and instruction you need to try your hand at archery, kayaking, sailing and tennis, among other things.
Tennis is particularly popular here with 12 courts available for your use, 2 of them are floodlit at night. The group classes are taught by experienced, sympathetic instructors who will help you hone your skills, regardless of whether youre a novice, an expert, or anything in between.
Ajaccio is where Napoleon was born and a trip to his former houseturnedmuseum, where this famous historic leader was born in 1769 is well worth a visit. You could combine this trip with a tasting session at a local vineyard, or a walk along a fragrant forest trail to see some of the islands spectacular waterfalls.
A major highlight of the Corsican coastline is the Scandola nature reserve. The resort staff will be able to arrange a trip for you. Here, you can enjoy the sight of red sheer cliffs and grottos, protected by picturesque stacks and headlands. You can spend a very pleasant afternoon lying on the quiet, sandy beaches here, as the puffinlike Cory Shearwaters call overhead. You might see dolphins in the water and if youre very lucky theres also a chance youll catch a glimpse of wild boars, deer or even wildcats in the undergrowth.
One of the best views of the island is from Bonifacio. From here you can see Sardinia in the distance. Its a beautifully scenic day out for adults, but if the kids are looking for a bit more excitement, why not take them to the adventure park at Vizzavona. Here you can wear them out on the Tarzan swings and ripe bridges. The braver among you will also enjoy the invigorating zip lines through the forest, as well as the thrill of trying out canopybased tightrope walks.
For an alternately thrilling and relaxing holiday, Corsica has it all and Cargse is the perfect base. Here at Aspen Travel, we book more holidays for Club Med than any other tour operators, mainly because those whove tried the Club Med brand remain loyal. For an informal chat about your next break, please give our friendly team a call on 0161 755 3081 or visit www.aspentravel.co.uk/clubmed for more info!