The heart of Club Med is in happiness, and part of that comes from the incredible people we bring together from around the world. The job of the G.O. was invented by Club Med 60 years ago, and it is still one of the best jobs in the world. G.Os travel around the world, meeting new people and injecting happiness into your holiday. They are, in short, what makes a Club Med holiday unforgettable. To get to know our Aussie G.O.s, we asked Stephanie, an Aussie working at Club Med Sanya, for the lowdown on being a G.O. at Club Med, as well as her insider tips for a holiday to Sanya.
#1: How long have you been a member of the Club Med family?
I’ve been a part of the Club Med family for 5 years! I started my journey in Lindeman Island as Boutique G.O, then moved to Bali as Fitness G.O, Bintan Island as Fitness G.O, Guilin as Choreographer, Bali as Choreographer, Kani as Choreographer and now I feel so lucky to say I’m Animation Manager, here in beautiful Sanya.
#2: What makes Club Med Sanya such a great place to holiday?
It's a perfect balance! Club Med Sanya is a great place to welcome the whole family, as well as all couples and friends. We have a really great range of activities, which can be done as a family. So, during the day time you will feel a really positive happy family atmosphere. Come night time though, it’s a completely different experience! Our guests can come and watch our G.O Show, either in our Deer Bar Outdoor Theatre or our Ballroom Indoor Theatre, and after you will see the village come alive to party like crazy, with our super power G.O team...plus we are only one out of two resorts in China that has a beach!
#3: What’s your one “insider’s tip” for someone visiting Club Med Sanya?
Make sure you go and visit our Discovery Centre, so you can explore the real Sanya. I would absolutely recommend either the Side Car or Jeep Tour, to see some exquisite locations, exclusive to our excursions. For a great day of family fun, the Romance Adventure Park is a must! It has everything, a Water Park, Frozen World and you cannot miss out on the Romance Show! One of our most popular activities is our Biking Tour. Make sure you get there early, as it will fill up! You will go on a quick trip just outside the Resort and ride along the beautiful beach side. After this activity, you will understand why they call Sanya “The Hawaii of China”.
#4: What is your favourite moment of the day?
Without a doubt sunset, around 5:30pm-6:00pm. Either find yourself a seat at the Deer Bar and grab a cocktail with your friends or go straight down to the beach, sit right on the shore line and just watch the magic happen.
#5: What is your favourite way to spend a day off in China?
I love exploring new areas of Sanya that I have never found before. On my last day off, I discovered a new beach called Dadonghai, really clean and with that beautiful blue tropical surf. Plus there are a whole bunch of western bars and really laid back sandwich/burger shacks along the beach - it’s a really laid back place! If you’re keen to try local Hainanese cuisine, there are some great seafood restaurants around, with the fresh catch of the day! Dadonghai is around 40 minutes by Taxi from the Resort.
#6: What’s your favourite thing about working at Club Med?
Every day is completely different from the day before! When I wake up in the morning I have no idea who I’ll meet on that day, what I’ll learn from them, all the different experiences we’ll share together, and the memories that I’ll never forget. I think that's what makes me love it so much still – the mystery! Also, you never know what’s just around the corner, which village you will be going to next, and what opportunities will come with it. But always, it's the people. We work so closely together, that we truly do become like family...a crazy dysfunctional family!
I’ve always said, the G.O’s in Club Med are like all the misfits of the world, thrown into one place! Come and join the crazy family!
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