Archives for February, 2015
 Olympus World
 Feb 26th, 2015
 

Summer is kicking in with a vengeance and after a relatively cool winter (by our standards) we are back on track.

Although our main pool is heated, it is much better when bathed in glorious sunshine. We have had a busy February with pretty much all apartments full. Our regular 'Pool Parties' over the last few weeks have proved a great success and we will be complimenting that with a Barbecue during the week.

 

Pictured above is one of our Lifeguards Alex. He is part of Ricardo's team who now regularly keep an eye on our busy pools. People often forget that we have two swimming pools at Club Olympus in Garden City.  Here below is what we call the 'Top Pool'.

This pool is not heated but is infinitely more peaceful than the main pool and is ideal for peace and quiet, serious sunbathing, reading, sleeping and chilling. CCTV camera's are connected to the Lifeguard station for safety purposes.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

 
 Olympus World
 Feb 25th, 2015
 

The blue waters of the Atlantic beckoned yesterday and the weather was perfect for some fishing. I set off from Puerto Colon (pictured below) on Jamie Hinson's 'Happy Hooker'.

 As we powered away from the Marina, we had a fabulous view back towards Tenerife. You can clearly see Mount Teide in the distance. It wasn't too long before we had rods in the water and we were concentrating on tight lines.

 

We caught a host of Mackerel which are generally our bait fish as we hunt for bigger stuff. Before long one of our number hauled out this beautiful 'Smooth Hound'

He was returned safely to the sea as we weren't particularly after him. We caught several Stingrays which also went back in they too are not our target.

I caught amongst other things, a pretty Green Puffer fish (or Tambale Verde as they are called here). They are normally found in much deeper water and are a primary food for Marlin.

 

After a great afternoons fishing, including seeing our sister boat 'The Crested Wave' land two big Albacore Tuna, we headed back to Port, satisfied, sunburnt and safe.

The best bit comes at last when I tot up my catch and see what we are going to have for supper!

Some lovely Mackerel and Sea Bream to go on the Barbie! Marvelous.

If you fancy some sea fishing when you are staying at Club Olympus, click here for Jamie's website

Tight Lines!!

 

 
 Olympus World
 Feb 19th, 2015
 

Here are some shots taken by me (Ivan Rhodes of Club Olympus) just to remind you about what you are missing at the moment here in Tenerife!

A favourite Restaurant of ours is Othello's right at the top of Adeje, just before the start of the famous Barranco Del Infierno walk. They specialise in spicy chicken, terrific wine and incredible views of the mountains and the sea. Pictured above is Gabby Rhodes (left) who is part of our entertainment team along with her sister Domi. Othello's also supply one of Tenerife's worst kept secrets, pictured below is the Barraquito Liquor Coffee made with Spanish tipple Licor 43!

Several people who love this particular coffee are our In-House team consisting of Dawn, Sue and Tony happily smiling in the next shot!

The weather has been a bit cooler in the early part of February than we are used to but has picked right up again and we are back glorious blue skies and heat again.

As always, food is a great topic of interest to us here in Tenerife and I just had to grab a shot of our mixed giant prawn platter that we had recently at Restaurante Masia Del Mar in La Caleta. It was seriously good enough to eat!

It was absolutely outstanding although I can't vouch for it being super healthy with all the other stuff that went alongside it!!

 And a quick sunset taken from the resort to finish off this little snippet!

 

See you soon!

 
 Olympus World
 Feb 19th, 2015
 

In late January, Jean Faichney our Operations Director (pictured below) hosted a traditional Burns night at the Poolside Bar. This was to celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns, one of Scotland's most famous sons and was also a charity event.

The Master of Ceremonies for the spectacular event was our very own Iain Gardener of Glasgow (again pictured below). Iain, as well as being MC, contributed by 'Addressing the Haggis' and 'Poor Willy's prayer' in his inimitable style.

Songs and music were provided by Jean's daughter Marie-anne along with her extremely talented friends from the Tenerife Conservatoire. Also Iain's wife Jane presented the address to the 'Laddees' in reply to the 'Address to the Lasses'. Great fun!

It was a great night, enjoyed by all our guests and raised about 400 Euros for our favourite charity Krystel House.

 
 
 
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