A few posts ago, we mentioned that the Organisation for Timeshare in Europe (OTE) were holding a writing competition. They invited timeshare owners to sum up in about 500 words why they loved their timeshare. A number of Club Olympus owners entered and here is one of the entries. This was written by Cathy Antony from Swansea. Cathy and husband Chris have owned with us since 1990. This is Cathy’s entry:-
My timeshare at Club Olympus - Garden City Tenerife
Our timeshare will always hold a special place in my heart…..
It is the place where I spent my first ever holiday with my Husband.
It is the place where he asked me to marry him just 2 weeks after us meeting -I blamed the Sangria in the pool bar! Or was it too much sun!
It is the place where we got engaged 3 months later, and where we returned for our honeymoon, bringing all the family with us.
It is the place where I learnt that I was going to be a grandmother.
It is the place our children and grandchildren visit every year. And I know it will be the place all future generations of our large family will grow to love as well.
Sadly it is also the place where I learnt that my beautiful baby nephew had died.
It was also the place that helped us sort out a quick flight home… and the comforting place we returned to after the funeral.
It is a place I return to as often as possible - I have never visited another RCI resort - nothing could ever beat this special place.
Club Olympus may not be Five Star but for the warm welcome we receive every time we stay, I would consider it the best resort in the Directory.
It is the place I consider my home in the sun -as soon as I step off the plane I feel myself relaxing, emotionally and physically, knowing that my family and I are in safe hands, as the Staff on Club Olympus are second to none.
It is the place our Grandchildren learnt to swim, it is the place we play bingo and do the quiz - but rarely win! - one day that commemorative t-shirt will be mine!
It is the place where said “never in a millions years would you see me on that stage”…… It was then the place where Davy O’ Neil told me I had “shattered the myth that all Welsh people could sing”. …..Don’t worry Davy, I have imposed a lifetime ban…It is now the place where I shall never sing Karaoke again… But you never know with lots of encouragement (or cider!) I may, make a (welcome?) return.
It is the place where I overcame my fear of birds (well, sitting next to the stage and watching an amazing Lorro show and managing to smile my way through the photos convinced my grandson anyway!)
It is the place where visitors are always known by their first names, where the team never seem to forget a face - how they manage this I will never know! You always feel you are back amongst old friends.
It is the place where I can watch the soaps, the x-factor and casualty to name but a few or where I can be found sitting on the balcony overlooking the pool whilst enjoying a fresh croissant or a large glass of wine - just like being at home with the added bonus of maid service and of course the sunshine!
It is the place not too far from anywhere - the beach, the sea, the Aqua Park, Mount Teide, the harbour, the jungle park, the Lorro park, the many boutiques, the list is endless and of course, the eagerly awaited Siam park.
It is the place that recommended we sample the world famous Adeje chicken! It’s their fault that I will never be slim… it’s the place that advertises the gym that I never use.
It is the place where I can choose to dine or have too many “lemonades” like the many celebrities to be found on the Island (the only difference is my face won’t be all over the newspapers the following morning). The staff at Club Olympus are always very discreet!
It is the place where so many wonderful memories have been made and where so many more are yet to come!
Well we liked that! We will post our other superb entries shortly!
All the best from the team down at Club Olympus in Garden City - See you soon!