Olympus World
 Jan 6th, 2016

There are obviously quite a few Indian Restaurants here in the south of Tenerife and most are pretty good. However, a new one has caught our taste buds. What makes it even better is that it is in the brand new Siam Mall complex within easy walking distance of Club Olympus in Garden City.

The Chef was recently working at top Indian restaurant  'Bombay Babu' and has relocated to Namaste in Siam Mall. The menu is not complicated and retains all the Indian classics. Their lamb dishes are superb.

And here is me (Ivan Rhodes) thoroughly enjoying a lamb curry with a Kingfisher beer.

To find Namaste, walk to the Siam Mall next to the world famous 'Siam Park' Waterpark. Head up the escalators, turn left at the top and walk to the end. Easy!

Click here to go to the Namaste website

Bon Provecho

 Olympus World
 Dec 16th, 2015

It took about a week to do some improvements to the Poolside Bar at Club Olympus. The old Bar area needed a tidy up as it was getting tired and had broken tiles on the bar surface. We also needed to extend it a little to make it more user friendly and to provide a Service Area for the team to dispense drinks for the outside tables.

This has all now been done and the bar is operating at full blast. A couple more fixed bar stools need to be added and they are being fabricated right now. We did all the work in-house except for the Bar top which is a now a granite finish fitted by specialists.

An important part of the work was to open the lower end of the bar for access by the staff. It meant digging a trench in the floor so that we could bury Beer lines and power cables. It has all been done succesfully.

And.....our Hugo is very pleased!

We also replaced all the bar furniture with lovely brand new, shiny, tables and chairs and it looks great. So we are ready to provide you with a great winter service down at the resort!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

 Olympus World
 Dec 3rd, 2015

Starting on Monday the 7th of December we are beginning some alterations in the Poolside Bar. We are removing the existing, literal bar and replacing it.

The bar itself will stay open. Temporary beer pumps will be in place and all drinks and services will continue as normal. The Kitchen remains unaffected and food will be served as normal. While we expect a small amount of disruption we will keep it to a minimum. The daytime entertainment with Gordon on Tuesday's and Fridays will also continue.

We think the work will take about a week!

 Olympus World
 Oct 23rd, 2015

Contrary to popular opinion, I honestly do some work BUT on days off I do enjoy going sea-fishing as you guys know.

I generally go with my mate Jamie Hinson who has a charter boat called "The Happy Hooker".

The Hinson family have fished the waters of Tenerife for more than thirty years and know the best places to catch big and small game-fish.

Pictured above is me (Ivan) sat waiting for something to bite at our 'Troll-Rods' at the back of the boat. This particular day we were mostly 'Trolling' for Amberjacks, Bluefish and Barracuda. We did a little bit of bottom fishing and caught two magnificent Stingrays.

Here is one whopper that we caught. We don't even bring them onto the transom of the boat nowadays to spare any further stress, we immediately unhook them and they swim away. Whilst they are edible, stingrays are not what we are after. When bottom fishing we want Sea-bass, Amberjacks, Trigger-fish and stuff that is generally easy cooking!

It was my Brother Tony's (also of Club Olympus) first trip out with us. He had a great day and had some good catches. In fact he caught the first fish on the boat with a nice Mackerel. I also had a good day as you can see below.

A nice couple of Barracuda and Red Snapper, all good eating. See below what I did with one of my Barracuda!

Barracuda, wrapped in a tinfoil parcel with Lemon juice, celery, onion, cherry tomatoes and chopped grapes, salt and pepper, in the oven for 30 minutes. Fabulous!

So all in all a great day. Fishing is just one of the many things to be done here in Tenerife. If you are interested in knowing more, please check out Jamie's web site here at The Happy Hooker

Jamie's boat is based out of Puerto Colon just below Club Olympus, about a 10 minute walk. Ask any Olympus team member and we will point you in the right direction!

 Olympus World
 Oct 16th, 2015

The giant Waterpark Siam-Park which is one of our closest neighbours at Club Olympus, has opened a brand new shopping Mall.

This new development is packed with shops, bars and restaurants. Very tastefully done, it makes for a very handy one-stop shopping trip.

Again it has a Thailand based theme throughout in a similar fashion to Siam-Park and really is a beautiful place to visit. A lovely feature is that all the ceilings are made with gorgeous wooden beams, pillars and panelling. It must have cost a fortune to build it.

It certainly gives the place a very relaxing atmosphere that is assisted by lots of water and fountains. Now I (Ivan) am not a great one for shopping but I know that many of you are. Situated right next door to Siam-Park, Siam-Mall is a terrific shopping experience.

And it's right next door!!!!

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