We recently spent a week at this Club Med (2 adults, 3 kids). There weren't many Brits there and the place was very French (which is part of the reason we went so that the kids would be able to practice). There is enough English spoken to get by if your French, like mine, is a little rusty.
We had problems on arrival getting adjacent rooms. The reception staff were poor ('it is impossible', 'come back in September' etc.). However, the Chef de Village, Stephanie sorted it out for us eventually after having to make a big fuss.
The rooms don't have AC (which they could do with) and are a little tired, but generally ok. In fact the whole place has a slightly dated feel to it, but that is more than compensated for by the generally excellent and friendly staff.
Food was consistently excellent throughout the week and drink was plentiful and of good quality - no need to spend money on the premium drinks unless you want sparkling wine etc.
My youngest enjoyed Mini-club and we barely saw him all day - Julian in particular was great with the kids.
The beach is beautiful and we generally didn't bother with the pool.
There are 16 hobie cats which you can use (30 minutes at a time) and lessons you can attend (advanced, intermediate and beginner). The lessons were pretty much all in French - I was lucky enough to have a Belgian on board to translate. We enjoyed the Armada and the regatta that the sailing team organised. The advertised Catsies weren't available but the hobie cats were easy enough for the kids to sail anyway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- North of Ajaccio on the west coast of Corsica stands the Village of Cargese, overlooking the clear waters of a sheltered cove. Clinging tightly to the mountainside, it looks down on the large sandy beach of Chiuni. Its bungalows are sprinkled like confetti over 13 hectares of scrubland in an area packed with Corsican wildlife. The sloping Village provides a wide variety of land and water sports for both adults and children. An invitation to enjoy a break in a beautifully wild setting. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Club Med Cargese Hotel Cargese
- Cargese Club Med
- Club Med Cargese Corsica