Friday, February 18, 2011

Things I did at Club Med Bali

A continuation from the previous post...

Club Med Bali never sleeps or rather I don't really sleep when I was there! There was just so much to do and honestly I felt the 4 days 3 nights stay were tad too short. It seemed that days were too few, hours were insufficient, minutes were flying pass and seconds meant nothing. It's true that they say time flies when one is having fun!

The amount of activities you could do in Club Med was enough to keep you busy throughout the day. My day started with Power Walk at 8am where you'll be taken on a 5km journey walking through the gardens in Nusa Dua and then passing by some of the 5 star hotels by the beach which took me about 50 minutes. After that, I farctate myself silly at the breakfast buffet due to low resistance towards temptations. Who could resist having freshly baked croissants, platter of cold ham and cheese, porridge with century eggs and maybe some korean steamed egg?

The highlight of this resort was the Trapeze where if you stay long enough, you might be good enough to audition for Cirque de Soleil. I caught Kenny Sia having a go at the Trapeze when I was having a dip at the pool. He did it twice! I didn't try it because I still horripilate at the sight of people hanging up there and swinging from side to side.

After breakfast, I went for some golf lessons at the driving range. There is a 9 hole golf course, driving range and a putting green for you to play with minus the exorbitant green fees you'll have to pay at a golf course. If golf wasn't enough, I moved on to tennis imagining myself playing for Wimbledon only to realise I can't even hit the ball properly! If these two aren't your cup of tea, don't worry, there's also yoga, gym, badminton, squash, basketball, archery, snorkeling, swimming and futsal.

And if you want sight seeing, outdoor activities or even water sports, all could be arranged but it comes with an additional fee. Information could be gathered at the Discovery center at the resort. I did a temple visit at Tanah Lot while the guys had a good time at water rafting at the Ayung River.

The theme for 1st night was BLACK

When night comes, you can dress up in accordance to the day's theme which would be displayed in the window of the shop. Don't think that you can go back to the room and retire after dinner because the theatre show at the resort is really a must-see!

I think Club Med has a midas touch. It is not your usual holiday getaway resort and certainly no other resorts you can experience such warmth, joy and happiness that fills the day. The heartbeat of this resort, was indeed its Gracious Organisers (G.O) whom played a vital role in ensuring that we, the Gracious Members (G.M) are happy! I enjoy the fact that they treated us like friends, ate with us and played with us!

Mayan, was my golf instructor when I was there. During the night, he turns into Michael Jackson and does his signature moonwalk for the theatre show. Since I got to know him through golf, when he sees me around, he would actually greet me by my name. And I told the group that Michael Jackson remembers my name! LOL ... The amount of talent shown by the G.Os were really amazing. I think all of them could have joined either American Idol or Britain Got Talent!

Some of them were really good with acrobatics, which awed me the most. I think I ooohed and aahhed throughout the whole circus performance on the 3rd night. Those are the very people you see mending the Trapeze during the day! Kenny, whom comes from Mauritius could teach you a thing or two about archery, spins on the rope for the circus show and then he could be your DJ for the night. Wow...

After the show, everyone will start dancing on the spot led by the G.Os and then we move on to the main bar where the party starts. Liquor is free flow and you can drink till you drop... I wasn't sure about the availability of wheel chairs to wheel you back to your room if you're pissed drunk but I certainly don't mind if there's a good-looking-6-pack-abs guy would want to carry me back!

You might also get to spot Justin Bieber lookalike (right) on the dancing floor. This 13-year-old boy was dancing every night while we were there. He does look like Justin Bieber right?!!

And if you're lucky enough like us, there were 300 over Japanese girls on an incentive trip to Club Med Bali during our stay. Sugoi!!

And among all the things that you can do at Club Med Bali,
DON'T ever do what I did!

You won't be this lucky like me! Muahahah...

P/S: For the first post, read here.
Some pics are courtesy of Kenny Sia & Official Photographer


A Arthur said...

Hey the more you write the more convince that I have to make the trip. did you say Justin Beiber or look-like.....that great maverick youngster...

any other thing you did and you did not mention?

thanks eiling

eiling lim said...

Uncle Lau, it was Justin Bieber lookalike and not the real one. If the real one was there, I am sure I have nowhere to stand in the resort!

Anonymous said...

were you able to chase the tennis ball?

eiling said...

anon: I'm afraid I failed.

Sean said...

looks like a vacation where everyone doesn't get much rest, exercising during the day and partying at night!!! :D

eiling lim said...

Sean: yeah if you like activities, Club Med is the place. You'll never be bored.

suituapui said... many men, so little time! LOL!!!

eiling lim said...

STP: haha my sentiments exactly!

KY said...

those were things you did when you were drunk? lol

eiling lim said...

KY: that was when I'm sober!

Eunsoo said...

I'll be there next week.
I have a question, did you use WiFi at the resort.

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