For years it was arguably the signature all-inclusive resort in The Bahamas: the Club Med Columbus, the beach resort on the remote island of San Salvador.
And now, for the first time since the onset of the pandemic, the property is reopening, welcoming back its first guests on Oct. 22.
The resort (formerly known as the Club Med Columbus Isle) is set in San Salvador, most famous as the site of Christopher Columbus’ first landfall in the New World in 1492, a pristine, beach-filled island that’s long been one of the best-kept secrets in the Out Islands of The Bahamas.
The Bahamian Club Med is relaunching with a number of new additions, headlined by newly-refreshed two-story bungalows at the nearly 240-room property.
The resort is adding new Mediterranean-inspired cuisine with a Bahamian twist at its La Pinta restaurant.
That’s along with a slate of new plant-based menu options designed by renowned vegan chef Chloe Coscarelli.
The resort has also implemented Club Med’s new Wellness Fusion program, which ranges from “comprehensive yoga programs” to moonlight massages and new holistic treatment at the property’s Club Med Spa by Sothys.
San Salvador is one of the top diving destinations in The Bahamas, with more than 35 dive sites; the resort has accordingly expanded its dive offerings. Including sunset dives, private dive boat rides and new PADI courses.
For snorkelers, there is also a new snorkeling experience in partnership with Only Blue Diving.
It’s one of seven Club Med resorts in the wider Caribbean, in destinations including Martinique, Guadeloupe, Cancun, Turks and Caicos and the Dominican Republic.
The Bahamas just announced that it had removed all testing and vaccination requirements for travelers, another significant boost for a destination that has been seeing very strong tourism performance in 2022.
For more, visit Club Med Columbus Isle.