Moorea Beach Club is a home run for its cocktail server
Morgan Arp likes to hang out with Mickey Mantle. There’s also Dodger and Brooklyn. “They’re my three dogs!” said Arp, a self-proclaimed baseball fanatic. “My brother even got drafted by the Dodgers and played a few seasons with them … My whole family loves baseball.”
Growing up in the farming community of Walford, Iowa, Arp loved playing baseball, going four-wheeling and fishing. “I was pretty much a tomboy,” she said. Five years ago, she moved to the “big city” of Las Vegas, but any traces of that tomboy are long gone when you spot this bikini’d cocktail server at Mandalay Bay’s Moorea Beach Club. “I love the bikinis. The smaller the outfit, the better the tan.” she said.
Arp also loves her job—even the hot weather. “I just embrace it all,” she said. “I’m the party starter. I’m the one who’s talking to everybody. And, honestly, I love the heat. It’s better than snow! … I mean, you look out at Moorea and you think, ‘This is my office; it’s so beautiful.’”
It’s hard to imagine not enjoying working at Moorea—the secluded, European-style pool club is a lush environment. “If you want to have a good time, but have it more chill and relaxed, you need to come to Moorea,” Arp said. “We’re really big here on guest service. Anything my guests want, I try to make it possible. … Showing someone that you’re trying to go above and beyond makes all the difference.”
With more than a dozen specialty drinks on its menu, Moorea offers twists on traditional island-style cocktails. Besides the Mango Rum Runner or the Strawberry Mojito, the Pineapple Mojito scores high on the deliciousness scale. It mixes Bacardi Pineapple Fusion rum, muddled mint, lime juice, rock candy syrup and soda water. The refreshing cocktail is a perfect poolside treat to beat the triple-digit heat.