Guest Officers (GOs)
I still find it amazing that every GOs have to do multiple roles in a day. You might see one of them teaching Golf lesson in the morning; perform a “Sun” dance near the pool at noon; play water polo with children after which; perform acrobats in the evening, and dance with you near the bar until wee hours. In the next morning, you see him again full of energy!
I manage to have a small conversation with one of the GO. He mentioned that his typical working hours are from morning 9am until 1am in the evening. And he has to do it 6 days a week with only 1 day to rest. Good thing is, during the 1 day off duty he can choose to do anything he wants: be it to enjoy CM’s facilities or activities.
Nevertheless, I really do appreciate that the efforts that the GO team put in to make sure that everyone enjoys their stay; no matter which age group or language you speak. I guess only CM can bring you GOs from 26 countries, and I am sure you can always find a GO who can communicate using your own mother tongue.
Also with a team of GOs coming from all over the world, you are sure to enjoy different cultures, personalities and performances. As the Sun sets, CM turns the atmosphere up a notch as it prepares for the night activities. A theme will be assigned to that night’s activity, and guests are encouraged to wear accordingly. During my stay, there was theme of white, Asian, etc.
Expect to enjoy performances which differ each night. On my stay, I got to see performance from the mini club; acrobatic performance; and music night where they mimic various singers from various genre and time. On Saturday night, they even had a fireworks display right after the night performance. It was magical.
After each night’s performance, there will be good music and party that goes on until 1am, too. Coupled with free flow cocktails and beer, it was really hard not to have lots of fun learning dance moves from the GOs: like the Gangnam style dance.
Beyond Club Med
Last but not least, if you’re bored within CM, there are plenty of things to do outside the resort. As we did not take part in the tour packages that you can sign up with CM, so I’m not in a good position to comment about them. One thing though, I just felt that it is kind of expensive.
It became a daily routine to explore the street. There is a massage parlor, Oriental Massage and Spa, just round the corner and near Ibis hotel was where we visits daily. Yes, we go for our massage everyday as you can get a good Thai massage for just 300 Baht (about S$12)! Why not, isn’t it?
Other than massage, there are some shops just stone throw away where you can buy souvenirs, clothes and other stuff at a good price. We also tried the banana pancake along the road side which looks pretty much the same as our Singapore’s banana prata.
Not to forget, there is a beautiful beach just right beside CM. There always has a security guard stationed there to help you cross a small road before reaching the beach. You definitely would not want to miss the beauty of the beach at sunset.