Written by Olivia Schleicher
April 2015

Experience a destination resort like you’ve never seen before. Sandpiper Bay Marina at Club Med, in Port St. Lucie, Florida, is a new hot spot for cruisers. The marina is located along the St. Lucie River, between Miami and Orlando, and is only a 30-minute drive from West Palm Beach.

Sandpiper Bay Marina at club Med is the only Club Med location in the United States, making this a one-of-a-kind destination for boaters. Marina guests can purchase a partial or full membership to club Med, anywhere from one day to an entire year, and receive discounted slip rates and access to the all-inclusive resort experience and amenities, including meals, drinks, fitness center, golf, tennis, trapeze, sailing, swimming pools, day-care, spas and more!

“Our marina is in a highly protected safe harbor. We have the quaint feeling of Old Florida with first-class amenities. We offer a fun community and no pretentiousness. Our boaters are our family,” said Tom McLeod, owner/operator of Sandpiper Bay Marina. The marina is located just off the Okeechobee Waterway for those boaters taking this route — it is also just a water ride away from downtown Stuart, where guests can visit local attractions, bars and restaurants. The marina can accommodate vessels up to 150 feet and offers a fuel dock with diesel and non-ethanol gasoline. Marina amenities include shower and laundry facilities, pump-outs, dinghy storage, fuel, trailer storage and access to the captain’s Lounge, which includes a printer, WiFi and television. depending on the season, there are anywhere from five to fifteen transient slips available, and advance reservations are recommended.

Looking for a bite to eat? Marina guests can head to the club Med on-site restaurants that include Soleil, a waterfront restaurant featuring a gourmet menu, Market Place an unbelievable buffet style restaurant, or Riverside Grill & BBQ, a hot spot for guests that features a classic American menu with Floridian and French influences. Treat yourself to a date night, and let the young adults explore the Junior Lounge, Latitude 27, designed specifically for teens 11 to 17 years old. Slice Bar is also a great spot for drinks and live entertainment seven nights a week.

You don’t have to go far for fun and entertainment. Sandpiper Bay offers watersport rentals to get your adrenaline pumping, including jet skis, tubing, fishing, water skis and wake boarding.

The future looks bright for Sandpiper Bay Marina at club Med. By year’s end, they will have all renovations completed. “We suspect that it will not be long before all boaters are club Med members,” says McLeod. “There is no other place we know of where a boat owner can enjoy a carefree, all-inclusive lifestyle.”