After the success of our Esher Golden Lions squad in the Tobago 7s tournament there is now a chance for you to follow in the footsteps of the boys and win a trip to Tobago!
Raffle tickets are readily available from the club and the draw is going to be made this Saturday, at our next home game against Cinderford, tickets are just £2 and could nab you the trip of a lifetime what a perfect extra Christmas present. The holiday will be in 2014 and our very own Vets Expendables team player, Andy Williams, was the lucky winner last year.
This is what he had to say on his experience of his and his son’s trip of a lifetime:
‘I would like to thank Esher RFC, Go Trinidad & Tobago, Kuoni travel and all others involved in organising our fantastic family holiday to Tobago which my son and I won in a club raffle in December 2012. We visited Tobago in July and had a truly memorable holiday and by the end of our 7 days we were all in agreement that we could easily stay for another week! Although we visited Tobago during the rainy season the weather was great, in fact we only experienced one hour of rain in 7 days. The hotel was perfect with a private beach and restaurant a few feet from the sun loungers with cool beers and rum cocktails flowing all day. The hotel staff demonstrated that uniquely Caribbean mix of relaxed, laid back attention to detail that just adds to the chilled experience.
‘Kuoni Travel ensured that the transfers and hotel check in process were seamless which was a great start. A local representative was at hand each day to help us book the activities that were of interest as well as recommending the best restaurants. There were many highlights besides the obvious sun, sea and sand, but a few are worth a mention in case anyone is thinking of visiting Tobago. Turtle beach is a must during the egg laying season; we were lucky enough to assist the beach guides in returning some disorientated baby hatchlings back to the sea, something that made my 7 year old very happy indeed. The snorkelling was great and being visited by inquisitive Monk Seals added to the experience. Nylon Pool is amazing as you sit in crystal clear water only knee deep over a mile out to sea! Sharing a breakfast table by the beach with various birds of prey is an experience. The food was varied and overall very good and the rum cocktails are memorable, which is probably a sign that I didn’t drink enough of them! There are plenty of water sports to choose from and for those in touch with nature, plenty of options inland to visit the rainforest and waterfalls. Probably the best measure of our Tobago experience is the fact that I am asked on a weekly basis the same question; “Daddy, can we go back to Tobago next year please?” Once again a big thank-you to everybody involved in making our Tobago experience truly memorable.’
So there you have it folks a trip of a lifetime and an opportunity to create lasting memories all for a £2 raffle ticket. What more could you ask for? Everyone here would like to take the opportunity to thank our sponsors Tobago Division of Tourism and Golden Holidays for making this all possible and remember, the draw will be made THIS Saturday so make sure you grab your ticket in time and you could be setting off to the sunny, tropical paradise of Tobago too.