16 October 2019
The beautiful Canarian island of Tenerife is one of the coolest and most attractive holiday destinations in the world for the discerning traveller. With an ever-growing array of luxury five-star resorts and boutique hotels, award-winning spas, exquisite cuisine and stunning natural landscapes, together with an excellent year-round climate, Tenerife is a veritable island of contrasts - and it’s all just four hours away.
Here are just a few reasons why Tenerife is the perfect place for a luxurious getaway:
Tenerife is blessed with glorious spring-like weather, plenty of sunshine and an average daily temperature of 23 degrees C, making it the perfect year-round holiday destination.
Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and the most diverse, offering a wide range of incredible natural landscapes. Lunar-like volcanic formations, dramatic cliffs, glorious coastline, fertile valleys and ancient fern and lush laurel tree forests, as well as the highest peak in Spain - Mount Teide, Tenerife really does have it all.
Tenerife is continuously improving its luxury tourism offering, with an ever-growing array of exquisite 5* hotels to choose from. The most recent openings include the H10 Atlantic Sunset in Playa Paraiso, Fantasia Bahia Principe Tenerife in San Miguel de Abona and the Barcelo Royal Hideaway Corales Resort in La Caleta.
Tenerife is the only one of the Canary Islands to boast any Michelin-starred restaurants, and there are five awarded eateries here, with a combined total of six Michelin stars. There’s MB (with two stars) and Kabuki at The Ritz Carlton, Abama, El Rincon de Juan Carlos in Los Gigantes, Kazan in Santa Cruz and NUB at La Laguna Gran Hotel.
Tenerife also produces some excellent local wines, including crisp whites, robust reds and the renowned Malvasia dessert wine. Sample your favourite tipple in a local restaurant, at the House of Wine in El Sauzal or one of the wineries such as Bodegas Monje.
Declared a Starlight Tourist Destination, the Teide National Park is one of the best places in the world for stargazing. With its low light pollution and clear atmosphere, you’ll have a full sky of dazzling stars to marvel at.
The deep waters between Tenerife and the neighbouring island of La Gomera are home to a resident colony of pilot whales, making whale watching more or less guaranteed all year round. You may also spot bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles and other marvellous marine species.
You really can ‘shop till you drop’ in Tenerife, choosing from high street favourites to the top brands in the most exclusive boutiques. Plus, there’s the added bonus of paying only the local IGIC 7% tax, instead of full VAT.
Tenerife is home to an array of exquisite spas, where you can indulge in a wide variety of soothing treatments provided by highly-qualified professionals. Many therapies also make the most of the island’s natural resources, including the relaxing thalassotherapy treatments.
Tenerife is an ideal place to practice outdoor sports, with activities such as hiking, cycling, mountain biking and paragliding to enjoy, as well as a wide range of exhilarating water sports. If you like, you can join a group on a guided hike or learn to surf with a private tutor.
To book your luxury escape in Tenerife, 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 trip.