October 4, 2015 The Club Med Columbus Isle resort on San Salvador Island was impacted by Hurricane Joaquin as the storm passed just to the west of the island on Friday October 2nd. The resort was in its annual closure period so no guests were at the resort
We visited Club Med Columbus Isle (San Salvador Island, Bahamas) in late April, 2015. This was our 7th visit to this Club Med and something like our 30 visit to Club Med overall, so we knew what to expect and how things work. The Spirit Airlines “charter” flights
As of November 1st you will be able to enjoy the new and improved Club Med Columbus. The new Columbus includes: Kitesurfing Academy*: Experience the thrill of kitesurfing Easy access to overwater dining at Las Cazuelas Lessons for Beginners and Adults *At
Can somebody tell me why with the new website search, reservation for a CLUB room for one traveler shows all booked while for 2 it is available. And while has the price for one soared and it is not as advertised? It was never like that in the past. Does anybody
Does anyone know if Club Med offers water shoes for Windsurging/Board Sailing at Columbus Isle? Is a small size avialble? I am going there in June. Thanks in advance.
Thinking about a trip to Columbus Isle first week of November (11/1). 1) How risky is this time weather-wise (looks like the tail-end of Hurricane Season)? 2) Does the flight from FLL 11/1 basically open the village? (Online, the village looks closed until
Just got back from a wonderful week at Columbus Isle! We were told renovations start in April - 15-20 rooms at a time, plus much more (Club Med is even building a new airport terminal as part of the deal!) So many wonderful memories, but, funny as it may be,
Me again. We leave for CI next month! I was wondering if any of the excursions are worth looking into. We plan to rent mopeds and see the island, but just curious if anything else would be fun for us and my 8 year old son. Thanks in advance!
I know we want to stay about half-way between the Scuba Center (we will be taking our 8 year old son out on the snorkeling boat daily) and the village center. What range of room numbers should I request?
We are heading down in February. I''ll check again once the timing is closer, but was curious as to the current evening "dress codes". Thanks!
A third-party developer is in talks with the Government over a proposed $90 million investment to expand San Salvador’s Club Med property and wider tourism industry. Prime Minister Perry Christie, wrapping up the 2013-2014 Budget debate in the House of Assembly
Club Med is looking to expand its property on San Salvador and the government is “actively” reviewing its proposal, Guardian Business can reveal. While the exact terms of the proposal are unknown, several Cabinet minsters confirmed that there is one before
I am traveling to CI with my husband and son, who will be 8 when we go. We are planning to relax on the beach, do some land and ocean sports and do a lot of snorkeling with my son. We have always enjoyed leisurely morning walks to breakfasts and the end of
Hey there... My wife and I are planning to be at CI toward the end of April. It will be our first CM experience and we''re wondering if there''s a list of costs for the various "extras". We''ve read up on so many of the great things to do and want to come
I cannot get the online reservation system to "book" this room for me - I''m checking prices. Do I need to call in to get this information? Also, does anyone know where these rooms are located? Any other information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Would shorts and a t-shirt be appropriate at dinner? I understand that some people dress up, but are there people in shorts too? Thanks Shell
Hi! Wondering if anybody heading down to Columbus in the near futur? Got to send a little package for a friend Thanks!!! Genny scuba Carpe Diem
Hurricane Sandy has now passed through the central Bahamas and weather in this area is beginning to clear. We have been in contact with our team onsite in the village of Columbus Isle and our GM’s, GO’s and GE’s are safe following the passing of the storm. The
Hurricane Sandy is now approaching the central Bahamas. A hurricane warning is in effect for the central Bahamas which includes our resort of Columbus Isle on the island of San Salvador. A tropical storm warning has been issued for the area encompassing our
Hurricane Sandy has formed in the Caribbean and is expected to impact Jamaica later today before traveling into the Bahamas. A tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch have been issued for the Bahamas including our resort of Columbus Isle on the island of
My sister and I will be at Columbus Isle March 24-31. We will need to complete our dive certification while there. We will be doing the "Open Water Referral" . I believe we bring our log books and arrange this with the dive team and it will consist of 4 dives.
Hi all I will be attending a conference in Miami right before my vacation in Columbus Island starts and will obviously want to try to get directly to CI without first travelling back to France. Where can I find the flights (scheduled and charter) going out
We're heading to CI this Sat. (May 5) Can anyone offer recent dress codes? For any GOs at CI, do you need anything from "the states"? (Within reasonable size, of course).[:)] I believe the weather has been a little rough lately, so we''re planning on arranging
Hi there, after a wonderfull holiday at CI last year we would like to make reservations again for this summer. Unfortunately we only have time the last 2 weeks of AUgust just before the club closes down for 6 weeks.I'm afraid that by example the beachclub will
It has been a while we hadn`t gone to CM. The kids have grown up and are up to their own thing so when we saw an offer for a direct flight form Montreal, we jumped at the opportunity. The transfers were great, a bliss with a 8:AM flight. On the beach by 2PM. We
I haven''t been able to get any information about theme nights, etc. Many thanks!
We haven''t been to a club med in the last dozen or so years. I understand that cellphones are iffy. Are there land line phones in the rooms these days? Is computer access stable or have people had trouble with internet connections at this property. Thanks!
Does anyone know the contact email of the Scuba Center or anyone on the Scuba Team at CI? I am heading there March 2nd and have a few questions for them... also want to know if they need anything...
Hey everybody, I would like to know if there is a big difference between the "D" rooms of columbus isle and the club rooms? Concerning the location and cleaningness. I would like to take my dad over there for his 50st birthday, Im a student so I have been
Are they available for use other than during group classes? Or must we bring our own?
it will be our sixth stay [:I] last one was in May 2011...so excited to be back and just having a few last minute questions: - what is the dinner dress code from 14th - 21rst? - on the 15th / on Thursdays, what is the am schedule for Club Med Gym ie abdo-fessiers,
Anyone going to Columbus Isle end of October/early November? I''m trying to get a bathing suit and critical shoes to one of the GO''s from Chicago who forgot them. Fed Ex and UPS do not go to San Salvador and US mail takes about a month. We''d be forever grateful. ClubMedFan
Can anyone let me know the dress code at Columbus Isle for Nov? Thanks
Hello, I am planning a trip to Columbus Isle in February and would like to know what thickness of wetsuit you recommend? I use a 7mm up here in Canada [:D] but I''m assuming something like a 3mm would do? Thank you Russ
Planning a trip to Columbus Isle and need to make connections back to the West Coast. Is 1hr 45 minutes generally enough time to clear customers and make a connection? Thanks Dan
I am about to book a week at Columbus Isle for next March. I think I want to request a Deluxe Sea View room. From what I have read these are on the second floor of the buildings and have decent ocean views. Any other location suggestions or advice concerning room
Hi Folks, I''m back after a lovely week at Columbus Isle! Further travels and the press of work made it hard to get this written up, but I''m sure the info is still good, at least for the summer! This was my 5th visit to Columbus and I think my 25th to a
Ah, it''s 8:30 Sunday morning here in France and it just hit me that seven days (and 6 hours) from now, I''ll be leaping off the back of a dive boat into the beautiful waters of San Salvador!! [:D] Nothin'' else to say - just wanted to make that comment...
I try to make sure I get a picture of every GO on a trip so if I return within a responsible time I can make a tee shirt with all their pictures. Which I did for this trip. But my big weakness is remembering names. I''m horrible at it. I kept calling super GO
Is there a way to find out when scheduled renovations are set to start and finish at a resort... Columbus Isle in particular? Thanks
From the Nassau Guardian: http://www.thenassauguardian.com/boost-for-san-salvador (we''ll see what impact this proposed development has on Columbus Isle, if it actually gets off the drawing board) Adria
I am thinking about booking a trip to CI in the summer - probably around July. What is the diving like at this time of year - vis, temperature, choppy water, etc. Can I expect to see hammerheads at this time of year, or if not, what is most likely sightings?
Howdy. Arriving on April 30. I delayed my trip such that i could waterski/wakeboard for the first time in years. I am hoping someone can confirm that this will be available starting May 1. Does the resort have computers with an internet connection? I
Hello all! After reading some reviews and friends comments ... 1. We are going to Columbus Island in april and I was wondering if I can bring my professional camera? Would you feel safe to bring an expensive camera and sometimes leave it in the room? The
Has anyone who visited Columbus Isle in January or thereabouts had a stomach virus? My doctor just diagnosed me with C Diff. Because my diarrhea began right after my trip, my doctor thinks it probably originated there. I contacted Club Med about this last week
I have some questions for current & past Columbus Isle GOs, I''d love as much info as possible. Thanks in advance! 1. Cell phones - has anybody had any experience with iPhone usage on San Salvador Island? I''m curious if anybody has been able to use Google
I would like to book a Club Med Columbus Isle vacation, but have one main question related to "kid friendly" food. I''m bringing along two 11 year old girls, one of whom is an extremely picky eater. While I realize this Club Med doesn''t market to families, do
Just wondering if anyone knows what the current themes are for the evenings? We will be there at the beginning of May and love participating in the theme nights! thanks!! CI Fan
Hi, Does anyone know how long the flight takes and what time it leaves from NY to San Salvador? Thanks
Hi All! I will be coming to Columbus Isle to be the new Set Designer March 26th, only two weeks away! This is my first time being a GO although I have been a GM at Sandpiper Bay. Does anybody have any information, hints or advice for the Columbus Isle Club Med.
Just returned from 2 weeks at CI. Barq and team were better than perfect. Didn''t hear one complaint at the club from a GM on any subject. Some GO''s were complaining about Islandidez. Just nothing else on the island! Otherwise a cheerful hard working bunch.
The San Salvador Museum and A Dictionary of Bahamian English by Larry Smith COCKBURN TOWN, San Salvador - This is an island of monuments, although none are particularly grandiose and some are positively insignificant and difficult to find. There are at least
Anyboby coming down nexy saturday on feb 5th? im trying to get an order of Super Bowl goddies for people in Columbus Isle.. Thanks! missy Carpe Diem
This time the ''Black Friday'' special helped, and I was able to secure a room without single supplement at a very good price. I was at this village a year before at the same period, and I knew what to expect. I also knew the CDV from Turkoise, and that many GOs
Is there a circus program at Columbus Isle? Our extended family is looking for our next family friendly village after Ixtapa and Cancun. But the kids love the trapeze...
For those of you with a little extra cash. http://www.lesresidencesacolumbusisle.com/english.php Jim How many gold bar beads?
I am going to Columbus Isle in 2 weeks and was wondering what the status is on WiFi! Is it like the other properties and only available in the reception area and main bar area and really hit or miss? Anyone know how much it costs, etc. I am traveling by myself
San Salvador, Bahamas - The Nike Junior Tour (NJT) will be hosting their International Masters at Club Med Columbus Isle on the island of San Salvador in the Bahamas beginning today to the 14th of December. The tournament caters to boys and girls under-12
http://www.tribune242.com/business/11302010_alclubmed_business_Page1-5 I assume these are condominiums. Lara
I am going to CI for the first time and I am going by myself. Anyone going to be there? I am looking forward to trying a new property, but as I have heard it is predominantly honeymooners and scuba divers, I was hoping to find some other people to be able to meet
Does anyone know what the themes are right now at Columbus? It will help my packing if I know what I will be wearing at night! Also what will the temps be like this time of year? I usually am traveling in the heart of hurricane season... I teach swimming all
Just wanted to let everyone know that OTTO, a rockin'' band from NYC, will be playing at Columbus Isle for the week of August 7 - 14, as Club Med Artists. You can sample some of their sounds at their website and MySpace page: http://ottotheband.com/ http://www.myspace.com/ottothebandrocks So
Folks, at long last my trip report. Let me know if you have any questions! Arrival and Departure I flew from Atlanta to Ft. Lauderdale on Delta and then changed terminals (not difficult) to Spirit Airlines. The Club Med reps were there and got us checked
Hi there, I am looking into vacation in November and thought about Columbus... Would you say that this is a good idea for a single , 36... Is it quiet or minimum of ambience? Thanks! Last trip: Djerba la Fidèle Sept 2009 '09: Punta Cana, Djerba la
Thanks to the last minute special without single supplement, I was able to visit this village for the first time. I thought I had a deal, but I foud out some GMs received a better rate by e-mail. Spirit connects via Ft Lauderdale on Saturdays ( airbus 319) with
With Spirit Airlines'' pilots going out on strike last Saturday, does anyone know how that has affected Columbus Isle? Aren''t the weekly charters between Fort Lauderdale and CI run by Spirit?
Hi All, I see a lot of you guys have been to the Caribbean. I am looking for January 2011 as a couple. Between Boucanieres and Columbus. Good beach, excursions, fun over night, any other tips appreciated! Would you recommend connection on Montreal or MIami
Does anyone know who the Scuba GOs will be this summer? I know that Matt is leaving [:(] and I''m just wondering who will replace him and who else is there now. Thanks, Trish Dive now; work later!
We are arriving at Columbus Isle from Boston this Saturday, and getting very excited for the trip. Planning on diving for three days. How has the diving been recently? Any hammerheads sightings?
Does anyone know what excursion, like the lagoon tour, are being offered right now at CI? If so, how much are they? Thanks!! CI Fan
hi all: I''ll be singing at Club Med C.I. for a week from March 20 - 27th. This is my 3rd time back there and I''m looking forward to it. If there are any tennis players who will be there then, please let me know. I''m always looking for a game! And always
Hi All, I''ll be headed down to CI from April 10-17th for the first time, looking to spend most of my time in the water, scuba and snorkeling. Anyone have any advice? I''ve been to Turks several times, but decided it was time for a change. If there are
I''m planning to stay at Club Med in the near future and was wondering how friendly are the people (especially local residents) in terms of taking their pictures as I am a photographer. Thanks
Going back to CI end of March (March 26th to April 2nd). What kind of weather should I expect? (I was there during Feb. 2009 and it was cold and windy. Water was not that warm also , 72F). Who is on the scuba team? Any veterans from last year? Any chance we
Hi everyone!! I am an ex-go looking for videos or pictures of crazy signs or shows and would really appreciate it if other gos/gms shared.... thanks!!!
I was playing around on the CM site, trying to see prices to dive with Adria and the Reef Police in late June. Of course, I got a horrific number of USD 3726 (including airfare from Atlanta). [xx(] Then I went to the "Deals" page and there''s a statement that
Hello! Anybody coming to Columbus Isle before the 17th of March? Thanks for the help! Gennie Carpe Diem
When I tried to make a reservation for Columbus Isle during September, I get a message that the club is not available until after October 23, 2010. Does anyone know if CI is closed during September and October?
Does anyone have a recent trip report to share ? Have not been to CI would like to know about the CM nightlife, age groups, singles friendly etc. Any info would be appreciated.Thanks
Anyone know who will be the CDV or any info on the GO transition coming up? Play hard,play fair, no one hurt!
Thinking of heading to CI at the end of November...anyone know how the weather might be that time of year? The other option would be Turquoise, but unless the weather is drastically different, CI appeals to me more... Thanks! G
Can anyone help me with these two questions: - Do we need to reserve in advance for our dives ? - Do they rent underwater camera at the dive shop ? Thanks ! Sim
Just wondering if there are any GO''s there that can tell me what will/won''t be going on from May 9-16. It says on the website that Flavia is there until April 30th and I am wondering if there will be some things cancelled at the beginning of May because this
Anyone going to CI during that time ?
I will be in CI during the last week of Feb. 2009. I booked an "accompanied 12 dives over 6 days" dive package. I am a new PADI OWD with only 15 dives in my log book and never went below 45'' yet (just did not have opportunity to go deeper). I would like to
Is anyone else going to be at Columbus Isle from May 23 - 30? It''s been almost two years since my last trip to Club Med. My husband (a former GO) and I will be going on our first CM trip <i>together</i>. I have never been to CI, however, he
My friends are arriving this Saturday to CI, and they are worried that they will be the only one there....[:D] I assured them they''ll have fun anyway, but promised to try and find out (they are backpacking in Mexico now, so not near a computer...) Anyone else
Hi, It has been a year or so since I have been to Club Med. I am going with some friends at the end of March. What colors are most likely to be in play? Happy to be going and a little nervous.
My wife and I will be making our 2nd trip to CI after X''mas. Can''t wait! Three quick questions: 1. How are the wind and ocean conditions for sailing in Dec/Jan? 2. Do they still have self-served laundry facilities for GMs to use? 3. Do they still
We will be arriving at CI on Dec 6. Is water skiing and the jet ski tours available this time of year? Is it best to reserve seats at the alternative restaurants as soon as you arrive? From another posting, it appears that the number of guests is at only about
It''s been two years since I was CI. Do they have wifi or internet there now? If so, what does it cost? Also, is the beach bar rebuilt? We''ll be there Jan. 10 - 17. thanks! Robin
Hi, I''m leaving alone for one or maybe two weeks for CI around January 4th, does somebody go there too from PARIS, the flight seems so long.... I hope the weather will be fine and that therr are not too many little animals there...... I can''t wait!!!!
I booked and paid in full my trip to CI in Aug for a Dec 6 stay. When I checked the Club Med web site 2 days ago, I saw that the price of our stay dropped by $550 for the two of us! I called and they said since I had a special price when I booked, they wouldn''t
Does anyone know the up to date G.O list for C.I? CDV Chief of Sports Chief of Animation
I will be going to CI in early Dec. Was there any damage from the past 3 hurricanes? Did anyone needed to be evacuated?
Hello everyone, I am planning my first trip to CI on August 30....and with a handful of days before departure, here comes Tropical Storm Gustav, with CI well within its cone of doom. Pretty much any way you look at it, it''s bad for the Bahamas. I have all
I am sure this has been discussed before... but is it really a good idea to go there as a lone traveller? What is the atmosphere like this season? Is it worth trying? (I would have loved to go to Turks but the flight is far too expensive...) Thanks
I just reserved our stay for the week of Dec 6. Since people talked about 10-15 min walks to get to different parts of the property, I would like a room that is centralized and close to the main restaurant. Does anyone have a pdf or image of the room scheme there?
Hi Everybody, Is there someone got a price list of diving activities from CI ? I''ll there in Sept and would like to know if the local prices are higher/lower than CM Office in Paris. Patrick Let There Be Rock
Hola! My wife and I are headed to CI from July 26-Aug 2, and are soooo excited! This will be our 4th club med trip, but will be visiting CI for the first time. OK, so the pictures of the oceanfront rooms are totally amazing, but are they worth $400 extra