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Magnificent weather, spectacular beaches and a pair of volcanic national parks, the Canary Island of Tenerife is a tempting destination for a sunny getaway any time of year.
BEST HOTELS IN TENERIFE
From the snow-capped peaks of El Teide, the highest mountain in all of Spain, from the starry skies over Masca to the black sand beaches of Playa Maria Jiménez, there are a million reasons why Tenerife is one most popular vacation destinations in Europe.
With a year-round average temperature of 22 degrees and two international airports, Tenerife is an easy vacation option, whether you want sangria-fueled southern resorts or rugged volcanic mountain ranges, lush banana plantations and the picturesque villages of the Canaries. the North.
It is also full of natural charm. Head to Punto Teno, the westernmost point of the island, considered one of the best dive sites in the Canaries, where you will find sunken wrecks and lava tubes home to eagle rays and stingrays. moray eels.
Further south is Los Gigantes, a series of high cliffs where you will likely spot bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales in the channel between Tenerife and La Gomera.
From contemporary boutique apartments and historic hotels to sprawling beach resorts, we’ve rounded up the best hotels in Tenerife to book now.
Meliá Hacienda Del Conde, Buenavista del Norte
Nestled in the foothills of the seven-million-year-old Teno Massif mountain range in northern Tenerife, the cozy Melia Hacienda Del Conde is light years from the bustling seaside resorts of the south. Popular with golf enthusiasts – it is attached to the famous Buenavista golf course designed by Seve Ballesteros – it is also close to the cultural centers of Masca and Garachico.
A traditional Canarian-style hotel – all whitewashed walls, terracotta roofs, and expansive dark-wood verandas – at its heart is a spectacular two-level infinity pool carved into the volcanic rock. With this and the luxury YHI spa, it could almost tempt almost anyone away from the golf course.
Hotel Spa Villalba, Vilaflor
Perched on the edge of Teide National Park, this rural spa hotel surrounded by pine forests offers an alternative to the sun, sand and sea that is usually found in most island resorts. Located 1,600m above sea level, the Hotel Spa Villalba may be cooler than on the coast, but the cool temperatures and clear skies make the stargazing here simply epic.
Built in traditional Canarian style, the spacious rooms are set around a central courtyard and covered in polished wood furniture, while the pool and terrace are rather unusually shaded by pine trees rather than palm trees. Savor traditional Tenerife cuisine, such as freshly caught fish with papas arrugadas, mojo rojo et verde and ropa vieja, in the hotel’s famous restaurant, La Vendimia.
The Ritz-Carlton, Abama, Guia de Isora
Perched on Tenerife’s rugged south coast, the Ritz-Carlton, Abama has all the vibe of a gorgeous – and very pink – Moorish pleasure palace. Surrounded by tall palm trees and banana groves, with the neighboring island of La Gomera shining in the distance, this upscale, family-friendly resort boasts nearly a dozen restaurants, including two Michelin stars, a golf course of championship and a very chic spa.
Rooms range from Ocean Front Family Rooms to an Imperial Suite with its own private pool. However, a big draw for families is the all-inclusive kids’ club, and the activity program, which includes a golf camp, is available until midnight daily.
Iberostar Grand Hotel El Mirador, Costa Adeje
Just seconds from one of the most beautiful beaches in southern Tenerife, Playa del Duque, the elegant Grand Hotel El Mirador, consisting of all suites, simply exudes Moorish appeal; think of the arched porticoes, the tall columns and the warm, dark hues of the terracotta. Shaded by the ubiquitous Tenerife palm trees, the huge lagoon pool is set in manicured tropical gardens and features hidden nooks and crannies with Balinese-style beds for lounging. And if that doesn’t work, head to the uber-swish spa for some pampering.
All 124 suites are more traditional in style; Think four-poster beds, warm wood furniture, and faux Roman-Greek bathrooms, while several restaurants offer a good introduction to local cuisine.
Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora Resort & Spa, Alcalá
Sandwiched between El Teide and the Atlantic Ocean, the Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora is home to the largest hotel swimming pool in Europe. There’s also a Spa by Clarins, an abundance of restaurants including Nami, a Japanese restaurant with a sushi bar and teppanyaki tables.
There are over 500 rooms, so try one with an ocean view and wake up to the sun rising over two of the neighboring Canary Islands. For extended families, there are villas with private pools but it’s just as good as a romantic week for two, or a solo getaway.
Royal Hideaway Corales Beach, La Caleta
If you’re looking for a serene romantic getaway for two, look no further than the Royal Hideaway Corales Beach. Located next to the more family-friendly Corales Resort in Barcelo, this contemporary boutique getaway is for adults only. With all the style and attitude of a luxury liner, this contemporary beach resort features 121 suites with huge terraces and ocean views, rooftop pools, sunken terraces and a trio of pools. saltwater shaded by palm trees.
Food wise, well, Maresia’s Michelin-standard tasting menus are the work of the legendary Canarian-born Padrón brothers. But don’t miss dinner at San Hõ, a Peruvian-Japanese fusion restaurant.
Bahia del Duque, Costa Adeje
As colorful as a scroll of love hearts, this cliffside resort feels like it’s in a fairytale. Located just minutes from El Duque beach, the Bahia del Duque is considered one of the best hotels in Tenerife. Set in 16 acres of subtropical gardens and modeled like a 19th-century Spanish village, it has elegant appeal with its rhubarb and custard hues and green lawns. Most of the rooms and suites have a balcony and a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean.
There are no less than nine excellent restaurants, including one with a Michelin star. Add the five outdoor pools, a veritable observatory and the Bahía del Duque Spa, a tropical sanctuary known for its thalassotherapy treatments, and you will find little reason to leave your deckchair.
Hotel San Roque, Garachico
A million kilometers from the sprawling seaside resorts of the south, Hotel San Roque offers a more traditional but elegant Canarian experience on the northwest coast of Tenerife. Nestled in the historic village of Garachico – famous for its series of natural volcanic rock pools – this adults-only hotel in an 18th-century mansion has many original features; think waxed parquet floors, terracotta-colored walls and a leafy courtyard with a swimming pool and sun terrace.
It is brought up to date with contemporary pieces from the Bauhaus and Mackintosh. To really push the boat, book the La Torre Suite in the Watchtower, which has a private terrace and incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Europe Villa Cortes, Playa de Las Americas
Tucked away in the resort town of Playa de Las Americas – but don’t let that put you off – Villa Cortes is an elegant five-star hotel that stretches along the coast like a beautiful Mexican hacienda.
Steps from the sands of Playa Honda, this palm-fringed haven offers direct sea views from most rooms, a pair of outdoor pools, fine courtyard restaurants, and more lush palm trees than you can possibly wield. a glittering stick. Don’t miss the mojitos at sunset from the Chiringuito beach bar, it’s a place purely for adults’ holidays.
Ohasis Boutique Suites, Los Cristianos
Once a humble fishing village, Los Cristianos on the southwest coast has grown into a bustling resort town full of waterfront restaurants, trendy beach bars, and is the point of access for ferries to La Gomera. For more personalized service, head to the Ohasis Boutique Suites, a small apartment hotel that offers a more intimate getaway for couples and young families. Unlike the sprawling beachfront hotels, the Ohasis Boutique Suites is a bit set back, providing respite from the busy Main Street.
The spacious suites are bright and airy, with a simple Scandinavian vibe, and overlook the main pool, which is shaded by palm trees. Although there is no official restaurant, it is quite close to many restaurants in Los Cristianos.
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