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Luxury holidays in Tenerife

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Tenerife has always been a very popular destination for Europeans. For some years the island has also become a preferred destination for luxury travel.

Currently, Tenerife is among the most desirable places for those who want to enjoy memorable experiences in an idyllic setting at the highest level. We will show you unique activities that will turn your vacations into unforgettable moments.

Luxury Hotels in Tenerife

For a long time Tenerife has hosted luxury accommodation of the major and best hotel chains. hotel-palacio-isora-sb

In addition to the variety of 5-star hotels, 5-star L and 5-star GL, new accommodation models have been added in the last years; such as apart hotels, boutique hotels and country houses, which combine luxury and nature to meet the latest demands of the most discerning tourists in search of unique and exclusive experiences, but in a natural and relaxed environment.

Tenerife during the day

In Tenerife the day will seem short, you will always miss hours to enjoy the island. The largest of the Canary Islands offers so many possibilities, but what awaits you?

How about yoga on the sailboat during the sunset to reconcile your physical and mental well-being? Sounds good, right?

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If you don’t like yoga, then just enjoy the sailboat trip; the food on board, relax while rocking the waves and be enchanted by nature. During the tour, you can visit some of the most beautiful and famous places on the island, like the cliffs of Los Gigantes. They fall vertically 300 metres into the sea and amazing size you can only enjoy from the sea.

If you do not practice yoga, then just enjoy the sailboat trip; the food on board, relax while rocking the waves and be enchanted by nature. During the tour you can visit the most beautiful and emblematic places of the island, such as the cliffs of Los Gigantes (300 metres high). You can only enjoy their amazing size from the sea.

Another excursion that you should not miss is the Volcano Teide Experience. Here you can climb the summit of Mount Teide with a private guide. You can also make the ascent by cable car and then go to the crater. A magical experience is to enjoy the sunset on the highest mountain of Spain and observe the stars.

If you want to go shopping in Tenerife, the island has several shopping areas with the most prestigious brands. After shopping, you can rest in one of the spas and wellness centres.

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Taste the gastronomy of Tenerife

Did you know that we have five Michelin stars in Tenerife?

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We start with the Restaurant MB of Martín Berasategui, with two Michelin stars. Here we recommend you to order the tasting menu, with the best of what the Canary Islands have to offer.

An exquisite option is the Kabuki Restaurant; which is high-class Japanese cuisine combined with a touch of Western cuisine, included the Canarian. We continue with the Restaurant Kazan, also high Japanese cuisine is served here. It maintains its deserved reputation for the careful selection of the ingredients and the cooking of the master Tadashi Tagami.

The latest addition to the Michelin star in Tenerife is the restaurant “El Rincón de Juan Carlos“, a classic of the local gastronomic scene, which has shown that traditional recipes can become true works of art.

Another great choice for a luxury holiday in Tenerife are the beach clubs, with their brunch, caviar and champagne, fresh seafood at noon and beautiful sunsets overlooking La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro in the evening.

For the first drink we go to the Monkey Beach Club, an exclusive and emblematic place, in the heart of Playa de las Americas, with one of the best views of the island of La Gomera. From there we continue our tour towards Papagayo Beach Club, an idyllic setting that guarantees exclusive sensations and moments of fun.

So, we are at the end of this small tour guide, a “luxury trip to Tenerife”, and we invite you to plan your vacation. Get to know the “slow life” on the island and remember, our true luxury is the excellent mild climate and the unique landscape that guarantee a relaxing holiday no matter whether winter, summer, autumn or spring.

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La Laguna Gran Hotel to open in 2017

It will be a 4 star hotel 

La Laguna Gran Hotel

The owners of Hotel Taburiente, a Canaries family with over 50 years of experience in tourism, are to open a new establishment next year: La Laguna Gran Hotel. It is a 4-star hotel situated in the heart of the historic quarter of San Cristóbal de La Laguna. It has 123 rooms, seven of which are suites. Amenities include restaurant, cafeteria, spacious halls for events and banquets, gym, spa, a roof terrace with an indoor pool plus a car park.

This new facility will create jobs and great demand in a borough which currently has limited accommodation offer. A quality personalized service coupled with attention to detail are the pillars on which, we are sure, they’ll build their success.

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Tenerife for the perfect family holiday

The island is an ideal  for young and old

When a family is looking for a holiday spot where everyone can have a great time, many automatically think of Tenerife. Why? The island is a close, accessible destination with an annual average temperature of 22 degrees centigrade and above all, it offers almost endless possibilities for having fun.

A family trip involves toying with an idea: that the location for a few days of fun and relaxation is different enough from back home but, at the same time, you do not have to travel halfway around the world to get there. Tenerife usually comes to mind because it is only about four hours’ flight time from Europe. In under a day, you can travel to the island of eternal spring. When you land on the island, its pleasant traditional atmosphere welcomes you and it’s perfect for outdoor activities every day of the year; and if you have children, that’s crucial.

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Theme parks for young and old

One of Tenerife’s big selling points for families are water theme parks. Siam Park in Costa Adeje, is the largest water park in Europe and the best in the world according to Travel Advisor. Inspired by the Kingdom of Siam, it offers incredible slides, tropical gardens and attractions like a large white sandy beach with an artificial wave pool. Loro Parque in Puerto de la Cruz, is one of those places you must visit. Penguins, gorillas, otters, sharks, and orcas … Nature in all its splendor in a unique area considered the best zoo in Europe also (also according to TripAdvisor).

There are very many more alternatives, for example in the south of the island. Families can roam around Jungle Park with all kinds of free flying exotic birds and birds of prey plus 500 species of animals and tunnels, bridges, waterfalls, lagoons and caves. For an adrenaline rush, it’s best to go racing at Karting de Tenerife.

Aqualand is a water park offering not only water attractions but also dolphin shows. If you want to feel like a true explorer, head for Pyramids of Güímar Ethnographic Park, which offers several routes outdoors where little ones have a very important mission: to unravel the secrets of the six ancient and mysterious stepped pyramids. If your kids feel like playing and having fun in the countryside, Forestal Park offers all family members the chance to swing on zip lines among towering pines of the Esperanza Mountains.

 

Who said museums weren’t fun? 

The Museum of Science and the Cosmos in La Laguna invites you to discover the fun part of science through experiments and gadgets that you can touch and play with. For those interested in the origin of the island’s indigenous culture, the Museum of Nature and Man in Santa Cruz displays well preserved mummies and pottery that belonged to the Guanches, the first settlers on the island.

Star gazing and whale watching

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Kids will love seeing the stars while adults are fascinated by the unfathomable vastness of the universe. Tenerife, especially Teide National Park, is one of the best spots in the world for stargazing thanks to the clean air and purity of the sky. An original activity for the whole family especially if you hire the services of a specialized company with Starlight Guides offering expert knowledge, long-range telescopes and even dinner at high altitude. Teide National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an attraction in itself for its volcanic landscapes that look like another planet. Dedicating one day to discover the park and the majestic volcano Mount Teide is a terrific idea and don’t miss a ride up the cable car to get close to the crater (you need a permit – apply online).

Another of the island’s star activities is the whale and dolphin watching. Just three miles off the southern coast of Tenerife live colonies of these adorable marine mammals. Hop on one of the boats that organize daily trips for an unforgettable and moving experience.

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Wonderful, surprising spots

Tenerife’s coast is full of beaches north to south, ideal for a good swim in the waves or just to have fun making sand castles with a bucket and spade. If you prefer a relaxing dip, check out the eight spectacular natural pools at Martiánez sea-bathing lake in Puerto de la Cruz. Ideal for a different day out, there are great restaurants in and around this lovely old town.

On the island there are also some very original attractions. From the Palmetum in Santa Cruz, a true botanical garden with all kinds of plant species including an impressive collection of palm trees, to the Cueva del Viento (Icod), one of the largest volcanic tubes in the world thanks to its 17 kilometres of caves filled with silence and darkness.

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There are 4 and 5 star hotels galore with all the amenities and facilities for families – specially equipped rooms, children’s pools, play areas, plenty of entertainment activities and food that satisfies any palate, even the kids. Tenerife is irresistible for families.

ULTIMATE LUXURY

The Ritz-Carlton Abama, in the south of Tenerife, offers an exclusive stay where even the smallest details are taken cara of

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Tenerife is a holiday destination that attracts five million visitors a year. You may think that there are only a few places to discover on the island but Tenerife actually boasts hundreds of secluded beauty spots, which reveal the island’s wild and unspoilt nature. The Ritz-Carlton Abama enjoys a prime location in the south of Tenerife, in the municipality of Guía de Isora. Surrounded by banana plantations and situated on the coast with stunning views of the island of La Gomera, this 395-acre establishment is a veritable oasis of tranquillity and luxury.

THE RITZ-CARLTON UNIVERSE

Standing like an Arab citadel, with reddish tones set against ample green spaces, guests value the exclusivity of the Ritz-Carlton brand and know that they will receive the best possible service throughout their stay. “We take care of every need of our guests, keeping one step ahead and preparing all the little touches that they love so much”, explains María Román, Head of Marketing and Communications, who assures that “whenever our guests ask us for something, we do everything possible — and sometimes the impossible — to make it happen”.

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The crown jewel of the hotel is its so-called Club Level, an exclusive area only accessible to guests that have booked this service. Located on the tenth and top floors of the establishment, its exclusive benefits include a private check-in and check-out area separated from the rest of the hotel. It incorporates a Club Lounge (with panoramic views of the mountains and an impressive golf course), as well as Deluxe rooms and suites with breathtaking ocean views. One of the most highly valued attractions by guests is the superb gastronomy available all day long, from the breakfast buffet to lunch, tea, aperitifs and, of course, the exquisite personal service.

A MOST EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE

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The hotel has 469 rooms and suites arranged within the Citadel (the heart of the resort) and the Villas. The Citadel is a perfect choice for families with children or for groups of friends. In the Villas, guests seeking a more exclusive experience will find all the luxuries they need. Designed for adults only and with private terraces, the Villas are a place where dreams come true, such as butler service and exclusive swimming pools (the complex boasts nine in total).

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STAR-STUDDED GASTRONOMY

A restaurant’s national and international reputation is proved by its fine cuisine, and Michelin stars are the highest accolade of all. The Ritz-Carlton Abama offers two restaurants that have obtained this much-coveted distinction: the Martín Berasategui, MB, which has two Michelin stars, and the Japanese Kabuki, with one Michelin star. A total of three stars that firmly place this unique complex amongst the finest in the world.

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Alongside these two spectacular restaurants there are other options as impressive as the two mentioned, such as El Mirador, serving quality dishes and offering guests unrivalled ocean views. There are also the Tapas & Wine Bar (international cuisine), La Veranda (breakfasts), Pampa (specialised in meat dishes) or Verona (authentic Italian cuisine), as well as Bar Kubanika, the Sports Bar and Los Chozos restaurant (light Mediterranean food), amongst others.

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BEACH OR SPA? BOTH, OF COURSE

 

Guests at Abama adore its swimming pools. Yet when they discover the hotel’s idyllic and inviting exclusive beach, they fall in love at first sight. You can reach it on foot in just a few minutes, although it’s even easier if taking the shuttle train that runs throughout the day (it takes less than five minutes and you get to enjoy some great views along the way) or the fun funicular which, like the shuttle train, is free.

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The tranquil beach has calm, crystal-clear waters. It also offers exclusive services for guests at the hotel such as sun loungers and beach umbrellas, as well as a beach club where you can have a snack or something more filling if you wish to spend the whole day at this idyllic beauty spot.

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Later on — actually at any time of the day — you can indulge yourself in the hotel’s 2,500 m2 Spa, where not only your body gets pampered, but your mind as well. It is a fusion of Asian and African influences, where floral and herbal essences, the sound of tropical birds and the rays of the sun perfectly combine to create a veritable haven for relaxation. Peels, wraps, Kneipp therapy… there are so many treatments to choose from.

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A GOLF COURSE OF TOP QUALITY

One of the hotel’s main attractions is its fabulous golf course. Designed by prestigious golfer Dave Thomas, it is widely regarded as one of the finest in Europe. It is over 6,000 metres long and, needless to say, has 18 holes. It also has over 25,000 trees and lies up to 315 metres above sea level, ensuring some awe-inspiring views that make it a must-play course for all golf lovers.

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Tenerife Hotel Sir Anthony – Luxury Hotel In Las Americas

If I told you there is a luxury hotel in Tenerife‘s beach front, right on Playa de las Americas, where absolute tranquility is all over… would you believe me ?

Do not hesitate to do so.

Hotel  Sir Anthony , proud of  wonderful seventy rooms in this ideal location to offer relaxing  sea views and an exclusive atmosphere in the strict sense of the word.

 

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Tenerife 5 star Hotel Sir Anthony

 

This 5 star hotel in Playa de las Americas, Arona,  is designed to provide maximum comfort to its guests.

Its rooms, all with lounge chairs on the terraces, have  direct access to the pool, if they are in the first level, or the exclusivity of a small and intimate private pool on the sun terrace, which is accessed via a spiral staircase, if you reserve those rooms  in the upper floor, all of them, duplex type.

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Hotel Sir Anthony – rooms with private pool

 

Sir Anthony is not an Adults Only Hotel, but it is the perfect hotel for those days of disconnection as a couple or alone, for that romantic getaway, for a perfect anniversary celebration, for that surprise that he or she can’t  imagine and worth enjoying with no kids.

At Sir Anthony you won’t miss anything, from an ice dispenser in the corridor, for that drink in the room at the time that you want while you can see how your partner ultimates the Jacuzzi or poolside Balinese beds. You may also, as it could not be otherwise,have all  you need to prepare your tea to have in  bed.

Hotel Sir Anthony offers the dining a la carte options, although the proposals of the day can be checked in a  buffet. Dishes for all tastes with fabulous presentations and first quality products , as for example this palette of Apple, red fruits and pineapple sorbets, as delicious as attractive .

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Hotel Sir Anthony – a-la-carte Half or full Board menus

 

Do not hesitate to succumb to the temptation and come to the Hotel Sir Anthony in Playa de las Americas, a luxury that you deserve.

Hotel Las Madrigueras – a Hotel in Tenerife with duende

Hotel Las Madrigueras is not a boutique hotel, but it could be, nor an Adults Only Hotel either, but it is not a hotel for children, it is rather, an oasis of peace and tranquility for guests at its 60 beautiful rooms and suites.

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Hotel Las Madrigueras by golf Course

 

Enjoy a hotel highly demanded  hotel by golf amateurs and professionals from all over Europe . A colonial design with cared decoration  to detail and where those who are staying get a highly professional service and the exclusive attention  of a great  5 star Hotel in Tenerife South.

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Hotel Las Madrigueras – Suite

 

Staying  at Las Madrigueras, is not like making an ordinary booking, it means to feel  satisfied from the moment of your arrival being aware that your expectations will be  completely met .

At Las Madrigueras, Arona Luxury Hotel, they perfectly know about  the value and the quality of the hotel,  same as guests , extremely demanding about expected  luxury standards that at  Hotel Las Madrigueras are found in a thousand details.

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Hotel Las Madrigueras patio

 

You may ask why this hotel  has “Duende”.Because  Jesús González, one of the best chefs in Tenerife,  who for years has been in charge  at  EL DUENDE Restaurant in  Puerto de la Cruz, is now in  charge of Hotel Las Madrigueras a-la-carte restaurant , also opened for  those not staying at the hotel.

So either  to enjoy a stay in a unique hotel, or the cuisine of Jesús González, Las Madrigueras has to be in your charming Getaways list.

Summer Best Tenerife Hotels Deals

We looked and asked, serched and researched  and finally here you can find the best  Tenerife hotels deals for this summer if you are willing to spend your days off  in any of the Tenerife resorts in the South.

Melia Hotels Offers:

Melia best deals for their Hotels in the South Start from 53.15€ per person and day but they have a wide selection of promos in several board basis depending on your needs for this summer holidays


Sheraton La Caleta special promotions:

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Sheraton La Caleta

One of the most luxurious Hotels has an interesting range of packages for the most demanding guests.

We are particularly tempted to try the Spa Package, that includes:

  • Double Deluxe room
  • Breakfast
  • Unlimited access to Spa Eutonos
  • Price: 155€ + VAT per room/night

Hotel Fanabe Costa Sur summer offer:

Lively  Hotel in Costa Adeje with awesome environment at any of the bars .We are specially fon of the newly decorated suites with fabulous private terraces to sunbathe.

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Fanabe Costa Sur Tenerife

August special prices start from 122€ and includes:

Double room

Half board

10% discount at the Spa

Price is for 2 people per day, but don’t miss their special price for kids and other boards

 

Hotel Isabel Summer Deal

Ideal For Families, specially large ones can request adjoining apartments or bungalows what is great to stay together.

Formerly known as Isabel Family Hotel their summer Hottest deal includes August, September and ends the 4th in October.

Amazing price for an amazing resort with one of the greatest pools in Costa Adeje for family fun

 

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Hotel Isabel Tenerife

 

 

 

Puerto de la Cruz : San Juan magical night and more

Ideal location for active and cultural holidays full of options for all the family, for sportsmen or also for the ones looking for a lively place but not crowded or noisy. Puerto de La Cruz is a great base to make excursions and have fun.

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Tenerife - Puerto de La Cruz

What can you do in Puerto de la Cruz?

Diving

With eco sub team  you can start exploring our underwater kingdom if you have never tried before.Discover the fascinating and silent world  as the one you could find in Simplon Reef

 

San Juan Festivities

Plenty to do in June from 22nd till 24th, both included

Fruits and flowers decorate fountains in Puerto de la Cruz, those ones used in the past by the population to get water for daily use. Look for the following ones :

  • Chorro cuaco
  • chorro blanco
  • chorro cupido
  • chorro del muelle
  • chorro las maretas
  • chorro mequinez
  • chorro del durazno

The previous night of San Juan Festivity stop by Playa Jardín awarded with blue flag recently, and Punta Brava beach, before the fires  and the music on the beaches at fall there are workshops and activities for children, then , at that magical night  have a refreshing swim or a purifiying one, as superstitious people dressing in white will be doing to get rid of all the bad and welcome positivity.

 

Where to stay in Puerto de la Cruz?

We suggest Noelia Playa. Aparthotel really close to Playa Jardín, few minutes walk from bus station and with the hottest deal at the moment 19€ per person and 15% discount  if you are planning to come to Tenerife later on.

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Puerto de La Cruz hotel apartments

And at night time Blanco Bar stills being our favourite , small place with huge programme that change all the time, click to check it

Dont Forget bus lines to Puerto de la Cruz are  101, 102 and 103 check changes or timetables at www.titsa.com

 

 

Quick look at the South of Tenerife:day time and nightlife

Impossible to describe the South in Tenerife in one post. There’s too much going on, lots of atractive things to do no matter what your holidays preferences are.

It seems easy to pick just a few things and write a general review of a place, as it’s not, today we are focusing on Los Cristianos and Las Americas in Arona.

We understand all those doubts before picking a location to spend the well deserved holidays, even when Tenerife is not that big, people usually hesitate before making a final decision and search all over the internet, so what if I show you Los Cristianos in 3 minutes? Yes, no kidding, I can do that.

How? Easy , check this Timelapse of Los Cristianos and you’ll see how it looks in 24 hours.

We all look for the perfect holidays. Perfect location, perfect hotel, perfect nightlife, wide range of restaurants, and , yes, you can have it in Tenerife.

We’d like to highlight Spring Hotels  hot deals. There are always promos going on  to spend your days off close to the beach, by the way, Las Vistas, El Camisón and Los Cristianos ones have blue flags, an environmental award only given to Top beaches that have the best conditions.

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Spring Hotels: Hotel Bitacora, Vulcano or Arona Gran Hotel

Any of their hotels, Hotel Vulcano, Hotel Bitácora or  Arona Gran Hotel are a fabulous choice as they trully do  their best to please guests taking good care of details such as :

  • Free transfers from airport
  • No reservation or cancellation fees
  • 10 – 25% discount to go shopping, booking a spa and many more extras if you request Spring Hotels Club Card

Arona offers a wonderful nightlife.

I’m sure you have heard about the golden mile, a huge neverending avenue with great shops and restaurants for all tastes and budgets: oriental food, Italian, Spanish tapas, Mexican and many others are the first step before dancing nearly  till the sun rises, as there are awesome events as Arona Summer Festival you can’t miss, not to mention incredible nightclubs as the following ones.

 

Want more, right? Visit Tenerife and come to Arona, you won’t regret it!