by Amanda Geronikos
Many Club Med Resorts cater to families, with kids’ clubs and the brand’s iconic trapeze school program. The brand has even launched Creactive by Cirque du Soliel at its property in Punta Cana. In Martinique, however, Club Med Buccaneer’s Creek is a playground for adults, with nightlife and beach time the main draws.
That doesn’t mean your kids aren’t welcome, though, and despite its major appeal to adults, it still remains one of the most family-friendly properties in Martinique, with all-inclusive rates that cover meals, water sports, strong Wi-Fi (a rarity on the island), and a beautiful beachfront location, just steps from the guestrooms.
Our Editor Loves
- All-inclusive rates
- Beautiful beachfront
- Water sports rentals
- All Inclusive Rates
- Water Sports
- Connecting Rooms
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Rooms & Rates
Guestrooms, of which there are 292, are situated in bungalows. They are simple in decor and provide plenty of space and lovely balconies or terraces from which to view the ocean or gardens. They sleep three people only (with the use of a rollaway bed or crib; no extra charge), so renting a few rooms is likely. They have showers only, so an inflatable tub is also necessary if you're traveling with a baby.
This room provides one king bed and a sitting area. It has a balcony or terrace with a view of the ocean. With a rollway bed or crib, it can sleep up to three guests.
These rooms are similar to the Deluxe units, but offer views of the resort's gardens instead.
Club Family Room
This room sleeps up to four people. One guest in your group must be a child between 3 and 11 years old.
This spacious room has one king bed and a lounge area. You can order a rollaway bed or crib to sleep a third person.
by Ellen W
Ok so I preface this with we are Marriott customers. This is not a Marriott and if you are that type of traveler you will be disappointed. The resort is BEAUTIFUL! The Island is BEAUTIFUL. The resort is SPOTLESS and that showed everywhere. The rooms are very dated and beds not comfortable at all. The biggest issue I would say is that the food was soooooooooooo not good. If you are not a buffet person, DON'T COME!! Even the reservation only restaurant was like a buffet. Selection not up to American Standards and rarely changed daily. Most times the entree's were inedible!!! The staff tried but the language barrier is an issue and they really don't want to speak English!! The best staff members were the non French speaking and mostly of Spanish origin. They were GREAT and made the trip bearable. The breads and cheese were wonderful and the pastries too. Wine choices were ok but once you found one you like they changed then next day. This is also not a BARGAIN so beware. IF you don't like to be on a schedule, buffet food, standing in line, service issues and long walks this is not your resort. We will NEVER do an all inclusive again. Just our opinion and there were 6 of us.
by Brian M
We arrived in pouring rain but the rest of the week was fine. The beach is outstanding and very long. Ample loungers and good bar service. The array of multiple water sports is amazing and most of them include children. The main restaurant buffet has a huge variety to select from and is first class. There is also a second restaurant with fixed menu that is well worth booking. Our room was modern and well equipped with a door to the gardens. It is worth noting that the ride from the airport is an hour and costs 80 euros by taxi. Overall a lovely week and definitely 5*.
Note: While many Club Med Resorts offer specific kids' programming, this one does not.
The hotel has a large activity pool, where a lifeguard is typically stationed. It overlooks the ocean, and plays hosts to pool games on a daily basis. It may be a little too rowdy for young children at times.
Scuba Diving and Kitesurfing
The resort offers diving and kitesurfing excursions for additional fees. Diving courses include 11 underwater stops!
Waterskiing, wakeboarding and tennis lessons are included in rates.
Le Pays Meles
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served buffet-style at Le Pays Meles, with plentiful portions of bread with every meal. Don't miss the Chocolate Bread -- a staple at Club Med. Both indoor and outdoor seating (covered) are available. The restaurant temporarily closes between each meal, permanently closing at 10 p.m. nightly. It opens at 7:30 a.m. Kids' menus are available.
This is the resort's fine-dining restaurant, serving light lunch and dinner with views of the ocean. Although it attracts couples, families are welcome to dine. Kids' menus are available.
Planning & Tips
All guests are required to pay an annual membership fee ($60 per adult/$30 per child), which includes travel insurance. It is valid for one year.
All About the Extras
Wi-Fi is included in rates and works very well. In fact, the Wi-Fi at Club Med is stronger than any other resort on the island.
The hotel has a small fitness room with cardio and strength training equipment. Key card entry isn't required.
The Art of Smart Timing
Most of the resorts in Martinique -- Club Med included -- are busiest mid-December to May. We recommend a visit in the fall, when crowds are noticeably fewer and deals are available.
Aime Cesaire International Airport is located about an hour from Club Med, and your best bet is to rent a car to get to the resort.
You don't necessarily need a vehicle if staying at this resort, with activities and restaurants onsite, and local excursions with drivers available. If you'd like to get out and explore the island on your own, you'll need a vehicle.
For Mom and Dad
Leave the kids with their grandparents so you can enjoy a quiet dinner and lovely sunset at Lo, and/or make an appointment at the Club Med Spa by Payot. The spa offers four treatment rooms, plus another room for tandem massages.