What's not to like - activities for all
The official club setup throughout the country is generally impressive. Large sprawling grounds, wooded areas, swimming pools, motel like accommodation, tennis courts and in some cases beach frontages. There're also some family options, while the Mapua Leisure Park near the top of the South island is the only clothes optional Holiday Park in the country. That option applies only in February and March, though it's a feature that Mapua has become famous for and caters for all ages.
What's not to like, laughs Ruby, 'we had a visit from a West Indian volleyball team a couple of years ago and their on court prowess was amazing. Everyone came out to watch and it was a great afternoon as they went at it against some locals. Though in the end, the visitors were just that extra yard or two ahead of everyone else'.
Though you don't have to whirl around on the sports grounds to enjoy the experience. The venues encourage you to set your own pace and do your own thing, where you involve yourself with others as much as you want.