Archives for August, 2007
 Olympus World
 Aug 28th, 2007

Dave O’Neil in charge!

This years swimming Galas have been hosted by Dave O’Neil (one half of the world famous O’Neil twins!) and have been brilliantly succesful. Such activities as ‘Hunt the Toothpick’, the ‘Lilo relay’, ‘Jump or Dive’ and the ever popular ‘Belly-flop’ competition have been well supported. Our normal wonderful weather in Tenerife has ensured record turnouts for these world class events. Pictured below is Jenni conducting the strategy meeting for ‘Red Team’.

The swimming Galas are usually held on Mondays and Wednesdays as part of the weekly events calender and our timeshare owners and guests get well involved. The photo below shows the ‘Lilo Relay’ being fiercely contested!

Everybody is welcome to join in. Prizes and certificates are presented at the Thursday night Kidz Klub party held in the Poolside Bar.

Jenni yells encouragement to her ‘Red Team’ who regroup below for the next event!

But what’s happened to Gabbi’s ‘Green Team’? Where are they and who won?

Find out on our next Blog posting!!

 Olympus World
 Aug 22nd, 2007

On our website we have a long running “Hedley’s Good Food Guide” but it has not been up-dated for a wee while so we will run new additions on the Blog (what a horrible word) until our Ivan has figured out a way to change the permanent one! We are improving with our technology at Club Olympus. However, I still think an Abacus combined with a calender and a large pad and pen is better than a PC Pentium Giga Mega Pixel, double sound byte, RAM REM, Youtube, Ipod whatever thingummyjig!

Having said all of that I did visit a superb restaurant the other day which should be added to my list. It is the ‘Rosso Sul Mare’ at La Caleta.

La Caleta has changed beyond recognition over the last few years, it is no longer the sleepy little Tenerife fishing village that it used to be (much to the disappointment of some) but it is now a vibrant community with some excellent restaurants. One of our standing favourites for seafood in La Caleta is the Masia Del Mar (which we have mentioned several times and I will review it again shortly) but Rosso Sul Mare is well worth a visit. It is modern, chilled out, has outstanding views and the food is very good. It’s an Italian kitchen with an international menu.

Above is part of the view over La Caleta Bay from the restaurant. Rosso Sul Mare has a menu full of interesting things but also has a great selection of Pizza’s. Jane and I enjoyed the Goats Cheese ‘French Salad’ and the Italian Roast vegetables with piping hot ‘Provelone’ cheese pictured below.

It is relatively reasonably priced to say that it is in a frontline, seaview position. The location is knockout and the service was excellent. This is what the restaurant looks like from the front.

We enjoyed it and I hope that you do too if you manage to visit.

In Tenerife we are very fortunate in that we eat so well here. Many of our Timeshare owners and guests will agree that we are spoiled for the number and quality of restaurants and while it is not so good for our waistlines it is great for those of us who enjoy a lovely meal, in pleasant surroundings with our family and friends.

Please contact us on sales at or ring our main office on 0034 922 795606 if you need any assistance with where to go and what to do in Tenerife. My team will be delighted to assist. Please also feel free to comment, there will be a relevant place to click that lets you do that under this piece. All comments are taken seriously and appreciated

Come and see us soon and best wishes - Hedley

 Olympus World
 Aug 21st, 2007

Jenni and Gabi of the Kidz Klub

 This summer has seen a record number of Kids involved in the Kids Club. It has been a particularly brilliant summer in Tenerife with outstanding weather. The contrast with the UK this year has been enormous which has meant that families have flocked down to the resort during 2007. Timeshare owners and guests have taken full advantage of the childrens club which provides a wide variety of activities throughout the whole week, including face-painting, parties, swimming galas, trips to theme parks, Kids Disco’s, fancy dress, drawing and painting competitions and so on. Jenni and summer assistant Gabi said “we are having a blast this year and are thoroughly enjoying ourselves, as always the families are brilliant and we have some really smashing kids out, it’s just a pleasure to look after the Club Olympus visitors”

Some of the youngsters enjoying the Kidz Klub this week.

 If you are tired of the UK weather and ready for some sunshine, give us a call on 0034 922 795606 and speak to Sue or Cassie

 Olympus World
 Aug 10th, 2007

Pictured above (right) is Gary Ainsworth with Poolside Bar Manager Tim Brears.

Gary was a stalwart of Leigh’s Rugby League Club but enjoyed a brilliant season with Saint Helens during 1985. He was signed on loan to replace Hooker Graham Liptrot who was injured. On his debut with ‘Saints’ he scored a vital try that drew the away match at Halifax. He was known as a terrific support player and scored the opening try in Saints Premiership final win against Hull KR in May of 1985. After touring New Zealand with Saint Helens he then returned to Leigh. Gary is still playing Rugby in his home town of Oldham.

Gary and family are regulars down on the resort and are certainly enjoying the glorious sunshine here in Tenerife. As always it is a pleasure to have them with us.

 Olympus World
 Aug 3rd, 2007

Over the last few days we have had lots of calls and emails regarding the forest fires in Tenerife. The media have given plenty of attention to the fires in Gran Canaria and Tenerife. To put our timeshare owners and our guest’s minds at rest, the fires were at the other side of the Island completely. They centered around the Icod area and the Chio area, both at the other side of Tenerife and did not remotely affect us. The only effect was felt on Monday (30th July) when, because of wind direction, we had a dark smoke cloud appear high above Las Americas. This gave the sky a strange look and the sun was shining bright red through the cloud. I tried to get a shot of it as you can see!

Normally we have glorious blue sky but for a couple of hours it looked a tad apocolyptic! Here below is a shot of my daughter Cassie looking up at the sun

And here is what our sky normally looks like!

This shot was taken recently when my brother Sedge and I were on a walk in the mountains above the resort (I am the slightly chubbier one on the right!). For those who enjoy walking, I will be writing a blog about the walks that we do in Tenerife shortly.

Anyway the fires are under control and everything is back to normal on the Island.



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