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Fancy leaving this dismal Belgian summer behind and enjoying a balmy Indian Summer this autumn? Under the motto "after rain comes sunshine", you can exchange drizzling days for golden deserted beaches thanks to Club Med, an Antwerp-based luxury travel agency. Club Med's sun experts already shared their favourite destinations with us.
Club Med Marrakech La Palmeraie
When you want to enjoy bustling Marrakech by day and come home to a delightful green oasis of calm by night, Club Med Marrakech La Palmeraie has everything you crave. Just 15 minutes from the Moroccan city, you will enjoy pure traditional luxury. The resort bathes you in the rich local history, traditions and art through its magnificent architecture. Behind the heavy doors of the impressive entrance, for instance, you will find the Riad Exclusive Collection: a boutique hotel of 60 luxurious suites surrounded by a lush palm grove. The lounges of the rooms are reminiscent of small Berber tents, and the library and bars reflect the crafts of the glorious land. As you enjoy the coconut palms, cactus gardens and water lily pond, you will be immersed in delicious Moroccan hospitality. Moreover, when you leave the Riad you can relax in the spa or show your sporty side during the numerous organised activities, such as horse riding on an Arabian thoroughbred or mountain biking in the Palmeraie. Finally, gastronomical lovers have also been thought of; they can enjoy the delicious fruit and vegetables grown on 18 small local farms. Sounds fantastic, right?
On Sicily's picturesque coastline you dream away by the infinity pool with stunning views over the Mediterranean
Club Med Gregolimano
From the Mediterranean, we travel to the Aegean, where Club Med Gregolimano is scheduled at the foot of a mountain. On the Greek island of Evia, you can enjoy pure Greek culture, gastronomy, and nature. Its 900-metre coastline of rocks and azure blue splendour will let you experience the ultimate feeling of freedom. After enjoying a brisk walk in the natural park that surrounds the resort, you can get completely zen in the spa at Club Med Gregolimano. Afterwards, the chefs will be happy to take you on a culinary journey through Greek cuisine. Club Med Yasmina
A little further north, a stone's throw from Tétouan, is Club Med Yasmina. There, amidst a palatial garden, you can enjoy breathtaking views over the Mediterranean. The water of the sea is not only central to the fantastic cuisine of the breathtaking haven−the resort prepares finger-licking seafood dishes− but also in the way of life. Water sports or long sunset walks on the beach? It is all possible there. Club Med exclusive collection Cefalù
If you are a fan of la dolce vita in Italy, Club Med exclusive collection Cefalù is for you. On Sicily's picturesque coastline, high up on the rocks, you dream away by the resort's infinity pool with stunning views over the Mediterranean. The rich Sicilian culture has a lot to offer. Take a Vespa ride and enjoy Palermo's surprising history or wander around the niches of the amphitheatre. For real daredevils, a visit to Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, is also highly recommended. Images courtesy of Club Med