Archives for April, 2010
 Olympus World
 Apr 26th, 2010
 

Now here is an unusual spot that we found recently. If you are into cheese, then this is the place for you.

This tiny bar is owned by Jonay (Pronounced Hon-ai) who is a master cheesemaker. His cheeses are marketed all over Tenerife, but the really good stuff is kept for this ace little bar in the fishing village of El Medano, about 15 minutes away from Club Olympus.

 

He makes his own bread, uses only local veg, serves only local wine and local fresh produce for his 'Tapas' and meals. Most days there is live music, most of it courtesy of his guests who bring guitars, African drums, flutes or whatever comes to hand.

He specialises in unusual cheeses such as 'Queso cabra blando' which is a camembert style goats cheese. It is unbelievable!

His strong 'Manchego' cheese made from sheeps milk actually blisters your lips! Both of which are shown below.

The brown-bready looking stuff is actually 'Gofio' , the Canarian cereal which is made into bread, cakes, drinks and so on and has a fabulous earthy taste. Hence the name of the bar which literally means "can of Gofio".

Jam made from 'Prickly Pear' fruit complements some cheeses and is a delightfully natural mix of sweet and sour, awesome.

Inside or outside, the atmosphere is brilliant. El Medano can easily be found by driving from Club Olympus up the TF-1 Motorway towards Santa Cruz and exiting to the right straight after the airport turn-off and drive until you get to the sea. Park and walk right, along the seafront and you will see it.

And if you see Ivan (pictured below) enjoying himself in there, tell him to get back to work!!

Cheers all and "Bon Provecho".

Hedley

 
 Olympus World
 Apr 16th, 2010
 

During the current flight disruption we are juggling Reservations to the best of our ability. If you are expecting to be in Tenerife over the next day or so or have not been able to fly, please can you call our Reservations department and let us know your status so that we can make sure you are accommodated.

As you can imagine it is a bit hectic with many owners and guests not able to return, however some flights are coming in from other parts of Europe. Some guests are already in Tenerife and arriving for the second week etc. It will really help if you can advise us of your situation.

Please call Sue on 0034 922 795606 or email: sue at olympusworld.com

Sue Simons - Head of the Reservation Team

 
 Olympus World
 Apr 15th, 2010
 

Just to give you all a brief up-date on what is happening at the Club Olympus main pool.

We are closing the Main Pool for a short  while from the 17th to the 24th of May for essential maintenance work. We know that there is never a good time to close the pool but every now and again it has to be done. Can we remind everybody that we have TWO swimming pools at Club Olympus. Here is the top pool below (pictured below) which will remain open.

Extra sunbeds will be provided here to cater for all and a Poolside service will be run by the Poolside Bar. We hope to have the work done in as short a time as possible. Some of the work includes painting but we are confident that the spectacular Tenerife weather will be on our side and we hope to finish well inside our schedule!

The Poolside Bar will remain fully open as will all the sunbathing terraces around the main pool. If you have any questions call us at the resort on 0034 922 795606.

Many guests have wondered what this strange little construction is going to be at the side of the main pool (below)

New European regulations require us to have special equipment on hand such as oxygen, stretchers and comprehensive first aid kits, so this little building will be a "Lifeguard and First Aid Station". As you can see it is not completed but it will be finished "Manana" :-D

 

Thursday is Swimming Gala" day as you can see above.  So here is a big "Hi" from Gabi's team:-

And a slightly more subdued "hi" from Kate's team

And it's neck and neck in the "Change the wet T-shirt" race!!

And of course 'compere' Dave O'Neill (one half of the world famous O'Neill twins) is thoroughly enjoying himself as he oversees the Gala. Dave also looks after everybody in the Poolside Bar as evening falls!!

A quick reminder again that if you have any questions or concerns please call us at the resort on 0034 922 795606.

We look forward to seeing you soon

- The Team at Club Olympus-

Woooo........Hoooooo........

It's a way of life.

 
 Olympus World
 Apr 7th, 2010
 

A quick reminder about the Oasis restaurant in Adeje, Tenerife.

One of the finest purveyors of the Tenerife delicacy known as 'Adeje Chicken'. Simply spicy chicken, chips, salad and local wine at local prices - outstanding!

and if you are wondering who's greedy hand is reaching over to grab even more delicious homemade chips, we'll give you a clue......

Ray Karlsen of Club Olympus has been a regular at the Adeje Oasis for 25 years! And here he is trying to look all innocent.

If you get a chance to visit this Club Olympus favourite, you will not be disappointed!

 
 Olympus World
 Apr 1st, 2010
 

We had the pleasure of the company of European Tour Winner Jonathan Lomas at Leeming Wells recently.

Pictured below left with Tony Rhodes of Club Olympus, Jonathan had the honour of scoring the first hole-in-one on the European Tour in the new millenium. He aced the eighth hole in the Dunhill Championship.

Born in Chesterfield but now living in Ayr, Scotland, Jonathan also won the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the year award in 1994.

Leeming Wells is the headquarters of Club Olympus in the UK and is also a delightful boutique Hotel in stunning Yorkshire scenery.

Click here for the Leeming Wells website and booking information.

 
 
 
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