A touch of luxury

Su Dillon on 06 February 2010
As you will see by my other travel journals I have visited Tenerife on numerous occasions but always stayed Los Christianos, Playa De Las Americas or Costa Del Silencio. I took the opportunity whilst short break in the sun to visit some new places and spent 3 days at the Gran Bahia Del Duque in Costa Adeje. From the second you arrive, when the buggy whisks you from the main gate down to reception to when you are waved goodbye like new friends by the concierge it is First class treatment all the way!

Our room was actually classed as a standard double but this is bigger and much more exquisite than many suites of other properties. A very large room with extremely comfortable beds, beautiful and stylish furniture and a luxurious bathroom, and secluded balcony. The small attention to detail was second to none with such treats as chocolate dipped strawberries in your room on arrival.

The service was outstanding, and to emphasis the extent of this on the first evening we couldn't find the switch to operate the very bright 'spot lights' which were over the desk area. I called reception to enquire and they offered to send someone up to turn them off for us!

Although the weather wasn't particularly hot it was dry and sunny so i spent the afternoon of total relaxation at the wonderful outdoor spa which has Thalasso Spa, Sauna, Turkish steam as well as an array of optional other treatments. Complete with fluffy robe and slippers, refreshing lemon chilled water and piped music gently playing i spent an afternoon of sheer bliss.

Bahia Del Duque is quite remote but is self contained with several restaurant choices of which we ate at the Mexican, Hacienda. This enjoys a stunning ocean view location and the food and service again was excellent. We took the pleasant stroll along the coast which took about an hour one day to Puerto Colon/Fanabe where we ate a stunning Sunday lunch at the 'Irish Rose'

Breakfast was an whole new experience with a choice of food to choose from beyond compare. Again the service and presentation were 1st class.

The actual setting of Bahia del Duque is one of great beauty, it's an array of colours bright and cheerful and around the grounds runs a stream where you will see lots of fabulous fish and wildlife.

We may have only had 3 nights here but it was truly a great experience and i would recommend it to anyone wanting a touch of class!