Tequila Tales from an All Inclusive Addict
October 4, 2012

All-Inclusive Resort Review - Club Med, Sandpiper Bay, Florida Part 2 Dining

All-Inclusive Resort Review - Club Med, Sandpiper Bay, Florida Part 2 Dining

​All-Inclusive Resort Review - Club Med, Sandpiper Bay, Florida Part 2

Club Med Sandpiper Bay has two restaurants.  Marketplace is a large station and buffet style restaurant.  My first thought was - buffet...but I was so wrong.  The stations offer fresh unique options such as breads and pastries which can include panini sandwiches for lunch, a wide selection of cheeses, pasta stations which often has great shrimp dishes, you have options like duck, veal, pork, seafood, fish, soup options, an oriental station (very good), curry selections, vegetarian dishes, salads, pizza and scrumptious desserts.  

I have to say the pizza here is the best pizza I’ve ever had at a resort.  The duck also - wonderful!

Seafood - a separate note on the seafood - when was the last time you had crab legs at an all-inclusive resort?  I had it at all-inclusive Club Med!  Tuesday night we had crab legs, duck, roast beef, bacon wrapped chicken, seafood stew and that was just a few of the selections available!  Excellent!

One note, there is an adults seating section at the Marketplace restaurant so adults may want to check that out - it’s much quieter than the family section.

The second restaurant is Soleil which is open less hours than Marketplace and while I was at the resort was not open.

One of the first things I noticed that was very different from other all-inclusive resorts is that there is little liquor is served at meal time.  Wine is available with premium wines available by the glass for a charge.  Beer is available on tap.  Water is found at each table so there’s no wait.  There’s a drink area where you can pick up sodas, milk and coffees including cappuccino, espresso, lattes or tea and take them to your table or gracious wait staff will bring any of those to you at your table - just no fruity drinks or hard liquor.

The Bar and Lounge is Slice - it’s located in the area near the restaurants.  It’s a fun place with seating around the bar areas, couches along the outside of the room and a stage area which often entertains the kids while mom and dad relax by the bar.  There’s also an outdoor sitting area that’s really relaxing during the evening to sit and visit and enjoy a drink. There’s also live entertainment some evenings which is great.

One thing that is kind of missed is bar service at the beach and pool areas.  It’s from the Slice bar that you can get your drinks and take them to the pool or your room or wherever you’d like to enjoy them.  During times when the resort is busy other bar areas are set up - but again - this resort is not the typical all-inclusive drinking resort.

Overall, I do think the food here is top notch and I quite like the casual nature of the resort.  There’s no dress code except for certain theme nights and that is posted at the restaurant.

Where else do you get served crab legs?  And as many as you’d like! Just Club Med!

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