Thursday, May 21, 2009

Club Med Insider

Please direct all future comments, questions, photos and stories about Club Med to Club Med Insider Yes, this blog served its purpose to begin connecting and conversing with Club Med fans. Now we have a social media site dedicated specifically to travelers who want to share their experiences, Whether you are interested in Ixtapa Pacific, diving, or travel photography Club Med Insider will fulfill your curiosity. So join the forums today or stop in to post your story.


Monday, May 12, 2008

Dance in the Sun video

Milkshake played a live concert to celebrate the new theme song for Mini Club Med's 40th birthday and we shot a video for the song. See real kids having real fun at Club Med Ixtapa Pacific--and stay tuned. We will have a Crazy Signs contest for the song coming soon. That's right kids around the nation will be invited to choreograph a Crazy Signs to Dance in the Sun! Check out the video to get you and the kids motivated to dance--you can even catch glimpses of Lisa drench everyone in sunshine. Click on the image above or go to


Monday, April 21, 2008

Mini Club Med's 40th Birthday with Milkshake

Here are more photos of the Milkshake concert at the theater and at Mini Club Med. Don't forget to dowload a free copy of Dance in the Sun and Luna Azul here. [Type rest of the post here]


Thursday, April 17, 2008

Mini Club Med's 40th Birthday Party

Thanks to everyone who took the time to visit the Club Med site and vote for their favorite new Milkshake song written for Club Med to celebrate the 40th birthday of its family-friendly, kid-centered Mini Club Med. Milkshake was asked to compose a new theme song for Ixtapa Pacific, Club Med's newest family resort in Ixtapa, Mexico. After weeks of online voting, the winner is "Dance in the Sun." As a thank you for voting, Club Med is offering "Dance in the Sun" as a free download. While on the page you can download "Luna Azul," another song Milkshake wrote inspired by a children's book about Ixtapa Pacific. "Dance in the Sun" and "Luna Azul" are also included on a special resort-only CD of Milkshake music.
Milkshake visited the resort for concerts and sing-alongs April 9 - 14 celebrating the big birthday. It was an amazingly fun time we won't soon forget. Says Mikel from Milkshake, "We made some wonderful new friends, held starfish and blowfish in our hands, tried out our French and Spanish, watched the sun rise and set, made some great music and danced in the sun, having a quite magical time. While we were there, we filmed some footage we hope to turn into a video. We'll keep you posted. "
Milkshake played two energetic concerts at Ixtapa Pacific April 11 and 13. Kids, parents and G.O.s "Danced in the Sun" and apparently all the dancing pushed up the temperature.
Says Lisa, Milkshake lead singer
"The Friday show and Sunday shows were very fun and tropical. Everyone was so sweaty from dancing, when I poured yellow confetti out of my Bottle of Sunshine, it stuck to them!"
Unfortunately we have no photos of the concert goers clad in yellow confetti...
but here are some of the concert.


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

VHI Celebrity Fit Club at Ixtapa Pacific

Win a trip to Ixtapa Pacific and a training with VH1 Celebrity Fit Club trainer Harvey Walden, IV.

A four-night stay at Club Med Ixtapa Pacific in Mexico, which includes a private training session with Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp instructor Harvey Walden, IV. With 298 lavish rooms nestled on Mexico’s Pacific coast, 34 acres of pristine beachfront and a prize package that will whip you into shape, you’ll do more than just relax on the beach – you’ll look great doing it.
Click below to learn more about the winning package and to enter to win.
Four-night all-inclusive vacation for winner and guest at Club Med Ixtapa Pacific Airfare and transportation to and from the airport in Ixtapa Private training session with Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp’s own Harvey Walden, IV
The new Club Med Diet package with activity list, fitness assessment and first steps towards a healthy lifestyle
A Celebrity Fit Club gift bag Go to


Vote for the new Mini Club Song

Club Med Celebrates Mini-Club’s 40th Birthday with Milkshake Tune
Help us choose a new theme song at
Faced with the dilemma of choosing one theme song from Milkshake’s three compositions, we have opened the decision to the young and young at heart. Kids and adults are invited to visit to hear the songs and vote for their favorite. Votes must be cast by March 28.
On April 1, fans can return to the sites or to download the winning composition and the Luna Azul bonus track. We're celebrating Mini Club Med’s 40th birthday with a kick-off party at Ixtapa Pacific April 9-14. To create a party favor for our youngest guests, we petitioned the famed kid’s band Milkshake to compose an original song about children’s experiences at Club Med Ixtapa Pacific. “Milkshake was so inspired after visiting Ixtapa Pacific with our families that we ended up writing not one, not two, but three songs” says Lisa Mathews, lead vocalist of Milkshake. “Club Med’s legend Luna Azul also tugged on our heart strings, so we wrote a bonus lullaby track with the same title. We really feel that all the songs express the freedom, happiness and multicultural experience that kids have at Club Med.” Milkshake, known for lyrically lighthearted rock music with strong kid appeal, crafted three Club Med songs: “Hello Happiness,” “Dance in the Sun” and “Village of Love.” The bonus track, “Luna Azul” is inspired by a Club Med legend of the same name. Each song explores the unique atmosphere and experiences that children encounter on a Club Med vacation. “We are proud to celebrate Mini Club Med’s 40th birthday,” commented Cedric Gobilliard, CEO and President, Club Med North America. “Children and their parents are an integral part of the Club Med atmosphere. It makes sense to have them choose the Mini Club Med theme song that will help us celebrate.” Milkshake will perform the winning song live at Club Med Ixtapa Pacific during two concerts April 10-13 to celebrate Mini Club Med’s birthday. Kids can also join Milkshake for sing-alongs, “Milkshaker” projects, CD signings and the cutting of Mini Club’s birthday cake at Club Med Ixtapa Pacific on those dates.


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Ixtapa Pacific Images

See the latest images of the new Ixtapa Pacific...shot two weeks after the opening.


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Monday, December 17, 2007

Winners of the nominate a family contest announced!

Club Med G.O.s read and watched the top entries, then voted to send a family to Ixtapa Pacific. Winners, or their nominators will be contacted directly. Here are the results: The winner, with the most votes was:5) Kathy from Pennsylvania writes: I nominate Ethan and his family for the Club Med family giveaway. Ethan, 5, born deaf, received his first cochlear implant at one, this year his second. During recovery, he was diagnosed with leukemia. One of three children, older sister Emma 7 and younger brother Eliot 2. This leukemia’s only treatable with bone marrow transplant. Eliot was a perfect match. After heavy doses of chemotherapy and total body radiation to kill all his bone marrow; August 20, Ethan received the gift of life, from Eliot. He’s home now while his immune system builds to defend him. He’s unable to be around anyone other than immediate family. Mother, Johanna is nurse, mother and teacher, home schooling the children to prevent the spread of germs. Father, Yancy juggles a full time job and numerous doctors’ visits. Ethan will be quarantined from six months to a year. Life has been put on hold for this family. What could be "BETTER MED" than CLUB MED for a family who has been through so much? Please consider them for this vacation. "CLUB MED is the BEST MED". Read about their journey and see pictures, go to There was a tie for second between the story about the wildfires in California and Shayne M. Re-read their stories here. 3) Anita in San Diego writes:I would like to nominate my good friend Marta and her family who just lost their home last week in the terrible fires that stormed through San Diego County. We’ve had fires before of course and Marta and her family were always on the spot helping those in need and their horses which needed evacuation to safety any hour of the day or night. Last Monday October 22 Marta and Tony and their kids and horses and dogs evacuated their home at 4:30am and by 6am the fire roared through the beautiful valley and their home was gone. In spite of the horror and heartache, Marta has maintained a smile and quiet calm and strength saying "it was only things and we can replace those - our family and beloved animals are all safe and we’ll re-build on this spot better than ever!"Marta has volunteered many hours of her time in the community and has befriended my autistic son and gifted him with many hours of horse therapy and friendship that have opened the door to him in ways that I could never have hoped for.If anyone deserves a vacation in beautiful Ixtapa, it’s Marta - she’s MY hero!!4) Heidi of Utah writes: I am nominating the family of Shayne M.Shayne, his wife Debbie and his children deserve a Club Med break. Shayne works 60 or more hours a week to keep his family afloat. He is a driver at my work and I watch his long hours and listen to his conversations with Debbie over the days he can’t be home but is only 30 miles south of her loading his truck for the 3rd, 4th or 5th time in a week. This wouldn’t be a big deal; however Shayne should have been dead more than 1-1/2 years ago. He was bitten by a recluse spider on his leg and the poison went into a main artery and into his entire system. He was treated initially improperly at the E.R. and was then told after many doctors appointments that he would die within the next few weeks. He has lived, but it has depleted him and affected most of his organ functions. Every day is a battle for him, but he smiles, supports his family and is a cornerstone at [deleted] Petroleum. Club Med would provide the perfect place for his family to heal and re-group to keep fighting his disease.


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Virtual postcards from Ixtapa Pacific

See the latest developments at the renovated Ixtapa Pacific and hear Club Med's catchy new theme song on this video. Click on the image for a quick trip to Club Med Ixtapa....