As travel around the world has come to a standstill, attractions, tour operators and resorts are coming up with creative ways to not only keep their products in mind but to connect with would be visitors during a time of social distancing. So, keep dreaming, stay inspired and be entertained from home with these options.
Anyone who has been to a Club Med resort knows that its staple white chocolate bread is not to be missed. As part of a newly launched weekly series called Club Med at Home, the all-inclusive holiday provider with resorts around the world shared the recipe to the signature dish for anyone to make at home. While it’s a bit more labour intensive than simply walking to the buffet, it will do in the meantime.
Designed to inspire and engage families, the series features downloadable colouring book pages, exclusive recipes, playlists, streaming workout classes, virtual resort tours and more. Knowing that households are spending more time inside together, new content will be added weekly. There are options for kids, the whole family and adults like a workout video from the scenic Club Med Kani in the Maldives.
To download colouring pages of beachscapes and family fun for kids (or kids at heart) go here.
To have a virtual dance party jamming to Club Med’s “Crazy Signs” Spotify playlist head here. Bonus points for those willing to show off their dance moves on social media and tagging @clubmed and #ClubMedAtHome.
Take off from the couch to Bali, the French Alps and beyond (over 30 Club Med resorts around the globe) through these 360-degree virtual resort tours.
For more visit Club Med at Home.
Swimming up to the bar for a drink may be impossible right now, but Sandals Resorts is offering cocktail recipes that can put you into a #SandalsStateOfMind.
The grilled pineapple martini is one of the most popular drinks at Sandals, and now you can make it at home.
Must be 21+ to enjoy: Swimming up to the bar for a drink may be impossible right now, so here’s a cocktail recipe that can put you into #SandalsStateOfMind. The grilled pineapple martini is one of our most popular drinks, and here’s how you make it at home. pic.twitter.com/N8Ljf74YCg
— Sandals Resorts (@SandalsResorts) March 27, 2020
2 oz. (60 ml) Pineapple Vodka (plain vodka works, too)1/3 oz. (10 ml) Dry Vermouth
2/3 oz. (20 ml) pineapple juice (optional)
1 pineapple piece, cut in triangle
1. Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes
2. Add pineapple vodka, dry vermouth, and pineapple juice (optional) into shaker and shake it, shake it, shake it.
3. Strain and pour chilled drink into cocktail glass
4. Garnish by sliding pineapple piece onto the rim of the glass and serve
Please drink responsibly. Even at home. Tag #SandalsAtHome to showcase your masterpieces and visit Sandals Resorts on Facebook for more videos and recipes like how to make the Peach Melissa.
Sandals Resorts is also bringing the sounds of Sandals to you with this playlist.
Once you’ve created your cocktail, join Anderson Vacations for a new digital 30-minute “happy hour” session. Led by Darcie Guarderas, director of business development and operations at Anderson Vacations Canada, the Thursday night interactive session features light hearted conversation and inspirational travel ideas.
Participants are free to ask questions while feeling connected and virtually visiting some of the known jewels of Canada as well as some of the hidden gems. Join the mailing list here to take part in the next meet up: https://www.andersonvacation.com/&newsletter.
During the first session, Guarderas covered the abundance of culinary delights available on Vancouver Island, from wineries, oyster farms and cider festivals, all accessible on Anderson Vacations’ operated escorted small group or independent self-drive programs.
This week, participants can escape while learning about her adventures in the Yukon Territory, which is known for pristine wilderness, stunning scenery, traditional culture, artisan experiences and hidden gems. The company is also inviting you to drop them a note if there’s anything in particular you’d like to learn about in an upcoming session.
Around this time of year, Blue Mountain Resort usually hosts its send-off to the ski season with their Retro Pond Skim, where skiers and snowboarders ride down a ski trail and attempt to skim their way over the small pond at the bottom.
As with many events the resort had slated for spring 2020, the Retro Pond Skim was cancelled due to COVID-19. Blue Mountain, however, has found a way to revive this annual event in a way that promotes social distancing, while also supporting the local hospital.
“The Retro Pond Skim has always been a favourite event for Blue Mountain skiers and riders,” says Tara Lovell, public relations manager for Blue Mountain Resort. “We were all sad to see the end of the ski season but our hope is that this take on what would normally be an on-hill event will give people a chance to celebrate the ski season by staying at home and supporting an important cause.”
The Pond Skim Challenge invites social media followers to go online and post a video of themselves dressed in ski gear and getting soaked with water just as participants would at the real event offline. They can donate what would have been their event registration fee to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation and challenge three friends to do the same with the hashtag #PondSkimPlunge.
Blue Mountain sponsor Molson-Coors is the Retro Pond Skim event sponsor and has partnered with the Resort to match online donations in support of the Pond Skim Plunge.
For more information or to make a donation, visit https://cgmhf.com/event/pondskimplunge/ or www.bluemountain.ca.