12 October 2021
The most popular of the Canary Islands really comes into its own in winter, with milder temperatures but plenty of sunshine that make it perfect for activities including whale- and dolphin-watching (November to February is the best time to see migratory humpback, fin and even blue whales), hiking Mount Teide, cycling along dramatic coastlines and through ancient forests, and enjoying year-round attractions such as Siam Park (voted the world’s best water park by TripAdvisor readers). We’ve picked out some of our favourite Tenerife hotels for a winter-sun holiday.
Set on a lush 160-acre estate, this landmark resort inspired by Moorish palaces is a world in itself, in a unspoilt, fairly remote setting yet on hand for all manner of fantastic activities. As well as a volcanic spa and a cycling centre, it offers up sensational, award-winning dining in eight venues, ranging from Michelin-starred Basque cuisine in M.B and modern Japanese fusion dining in Abama Kabuki to authentic paella and grilled fish and meats in the chiringuito-style Beach Club.
Suitable for both families and couples, this all-suite hotel with its cutting-edge contemporary design has unique features that include a bodyboard wave pool, a sky bar with a glass-walled, glass-bottomed pool jutting out over the hotel facade, and two spas – one with a family area. The seven swimming pools (five of which are heated in winter) cater to everyone from families to couples, while fitness and sports offerings include yoga, Pilates and qigong in the Japanese Garden and a detox juice bar. Even the kids’ club activities focus on wellbeing and the environment.
With a plum spot on on Playa del Duque in Costa Adeje on the south-west coast, this resort set the standards for luxury in Tenerife, while also oozing local charm – it’s the kind of place where you’re welcomed by bell boys in island costume. Designed to resemble a Spanish colonial village, it brings together Michelin-starred dining, a vast spa with an outdoor thalassotherapy circuit, five outdoor pools, a kids’ club and a teen lounge. Suites in the Casas Ducales quarter come with butler service, while The Villas have their own gardens and pool, access to a spectacular pool, and other benefits including the option of a private chef and floating brunches.
Set in expansive gardens in Costa Adeje, this resort consists of spacious apartment-style suites with minimalist decor, full kitchens and terraces looking out on the Atlantic. Some sleep up to six in three bedrooms, making them ideal for multigenerational holidays or reunions with family or friends, and some have lavish perks such as private heated pools or hot tubs. Sharing the Royal Hideaway resort with the adult-only Corales Beach, this award-winning hotel combines children’s facilities, including a kids’ club, with access to adult-only pools, Michelin-starred cuisine, a spa and extensive fitness activities including yoga.
This fairly intimate property on an area of former banana plantations on the west coast give families all the space, flexibility and privacy of a detached villa at the same time as the amenities and services of a luxury hotel. All options have fully equipped kitchens and private gardens; a few have their own pool (some heated). With up to three bedrooms sleeping six people, the villas are ideal for multigenerational holidays. There's a kids’ club where guests aged 4–12 years can make fun and have new friends, an upmarket restaurant, a more casual pool bar with its own menu, and room service.
To find out more or book your Tenerife getaway for the end of 2021, contact your Travel Counsellor today and take advantage of exclusive benefits including full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your stay.