This is where Christopher Columbus set foot over 500 years ago: an untouched island with long white sand beaches lining the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. San Salvador Island, renamed Columbus Isle by the Club Med, is a jewel in the archipelago of the Bahamas, totally dedicated to the discovery of new pleasures and activities.
At the Club Med Resort - stretching alongside Bonefish Bay, and beautifully decorated with exotic artworks - you can explore the treasures of the underwater world, swim through or glide over the crystal clear waters of the bay, and revel in the luxury of massage* accompanied by the music of the waves.
236 Club or Deluxe rooms in bungalows with one upper storey. Colourful, colonial-style architecture. All the rooms are in tranquil locations.
Delicious, creative cuisine and impeccable table art. Our chefs pull out all the stops to ensure you have a fabulous and entertaining meal. FOR INFORMATION: The speciality restaurant may be closed at certain periods.
Looking out over the sea and pool, this spacious, colonial-style restaurant is open for all meals. You can sit back and admire the sea and the Resort's grandiose setting from the fine terrace.
Slightly off-centre, on the first floor of the Scuba Centre, this restaurant offers you a magnificent sea view. International cuisine at lunchtime, from the buffet. In the evenings, Brazilian specialities, waiter service.
Fish and seafood are the order of the day for this restaurant on the 1st floor of the Scuba Centre. A wonderful sea view and intimate ambience guarantee you a great evening. Tables must be booked for evenings, at Reception. Waiter service. Smoking permitted on the terrace.
The Verve Lounge and Liquid Bar
Between the pool and the theatre, this bar offers you two quite different atmospheres: inside, the warm ambience of its magnificent intimate salons, and outside, a fabulous view over the pool with the sea in the background.Cigar humidor proposed in the evenings at the Verve Lounge (at extra cost). Smoking permitted on the terrace.
With its panoramic sea view, this sea bar with its terrace on stilts welcomes you all day long. Snacks served all day.
The Beacon and Zao Bar
On the ground floor of the Scuba Centre, this bar offers you two different ambiences: looking out to sea, it's a spectacular spot from which to admire the fabulous sunsets. On the other side, the nightclub is buzzing all night long. Smoking permitted on the Beacon Bar's spacious terrace.
Drinks included (served by the glass and in the bars only) :
Water, fruit juices, sodas, hot drinks, cocktails with and without alcohol, local and/or international spirits, wines.
Sweet and savoury snacks
Drinks not included
Champagne, VSOP and XO spirits, bottled and canned drinks (available in certain Resorts from vending machines and/or the Club Med boutique®), certain super-premium brands and bottled wines proposed à la carte in some of our restaurants and bars.
Available all day and evening (during bar opening hours) in all the bars in the Resort.
Sports & Activities
Elegance is the essence of this Resort, where you can enjoy sports and leisure activities in a relaxed, refined atmosphere.
Included in your packageThe Sports Academies propose the best equipment and facilities for fitness enthusiasts.
Beginners and advanced alike will be able to enjoy the discipline in the best possible conditions. Quality teaching by specialist instructors, so that beginners and fitness adepts alike will be able to progress at their own pace Group classes for all levels, 6 days a week, give you the chance to make real progress and master your movements Full equipment for each age group and level of skill.
The Sports Academies propose diving enthusiasts the best spots, so they can enjoy their sport in the best possible conditions.
Scuba diving requires specific technique and training, so to ensure optimum conditions, the Academy proposes courses* only.
The Academy caters for beginners and experienced divers alike. Quality teaching by specialist instructors or outside operators, to introduce beginners to the sport and enable experienced divers to perfect their mastery of the discipline. Courses for all levels at additional cost, to ensure that everyone makes real progress at their own pace.
- Full equipment for each age group and level of skill.
- Boat trips from the Resort.
The Island of San Salvador offers a great wealth and variety of dives for divers of all levels and experience. Since the 1970s, divers have been coming back to this island for the quality of the coral and the fish, the warm water with fabulous visibility between 25 and 50 metres down, and the dramatic walls that surround San Salvador. 32 sites equipped with moorings all along the most sheltered coast of the island ensure safe and comfortable conditions even for the most demanding of divers.
SPORTS Included in your package
Initiation group lessons : Aquadynamic , Sailing , Snorkeling , Windsurfing Group lessons for all levels (age and date restrictions may apply) : Cardio splash , Cardio tennis , Fitness Academy , Power walking , Tennis Academy , Waterskiing and Wakeboarding Academy Free practice : Basketball , Beach volleyball , Football , Kayaking , Weights room
Soothed by the gentle breeze or in the welcoming atmosphere of a treatment room, discover ethnic, innovative or traditional massage techniques**. Relax in the hands of our expert massage therapists, who will stimulate specific energy points and ease tense muscles.
The Massage area** has:
- 3 treatment rooms
- 1 palapa with sea view
The term "massage" implies a superficial manipulation of the face or body, solely for aesthetic purposes, sometimes to ensure good penetration of a cosmetic product, or for comfort. The massage referred to is an external massage of the skin, with no medical or therapeutic aim. It may be done manually or with mechanical aids, exclusively by qualified, trained professionals.
Over 5 days
Morning - 3 days
Morning - 5 days
Discover a new massage** technique every day, to find the one that best suits your needs (1 massage** per day): 5 massages**, chosen from the following 3 techniques
- 1 Swedish Massage** (50')
- 1 Antistress Massage** (50')
- 1 Detox Massage** (50')
Excursions desk* - All optional extras
A stay at the Club Med is always the perfect opportunity to leave daily realities behind and experience something completely new. The excursions programme is given as an indication.
Big game fishing
Cruise and picnic package (1/2 day)
Take a ride round San Salvador Bay, enjoy the sun and do some snorkelling in the fabulous coral reefs.
Fishing in quiet waters or on reefs
Gospel Mass (1/2 day)
Join in this unique celebration and discover the culture of San Salvador.
Transport by bus
Journey time: 5 minutes
Island tour (1/2 day)
Walk in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus on this instructive three-hour tour of the island.
Lagoon tour (1/2 day)
This eco-tour is a must for nature lovers. Admire the banks of the magnificent lagoon and observe underwater life in this unique natural habitat, on a glass bottom boat with your guide.
Parasailing on the sea
Activity proposed by the Excursions desk. Quad ride. A quad is a single or two-seater 4-wheel ATV that rides like a motorbike.
Magnificent countryside, a spectacular view of the Bahamian sunset.
Water scooter rides
Explore the island and its magnificent coastline, from the sea. Pleasure and strong sensations guaranteed!
* At extra cost