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The largest of the popular Canary Islands, Tenerife is a must visit. From deep sea diving and horseback rides to delicious dining and exciting hikes, there’s no shortage of activities. To help you plan the perfect stay, here are some of the very best hotels for you to choose from.
Situated on the edge of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the five-star Iberostar Grand Mencey is part of the architectural heritage of the city. Set in a grand building, it offers stylish and sleek rooms with either city or garden views. The range of facilities include a spa, paddle tennis courts and a gym. There are also four restaurants to choose from, each offering a variety of Canarian, Spanish and international cuisine.
Located on the northern coast of the island in the town of Garachico, the Hotel San Roque is set around a beautiful courtyard. An adults-only hotel, it makes for an ideal romantic break where you can enjoy candlelit al fresco dining, massages in the spa and swimming in the pool. The rooms are spacious, decorated in soft colours and feature wood furnishings. Nearby, you can play a round of golf, go wine tasting or hike in the natural park.
You’ll find La Quinta Roja in a historic building in the town of Garachico. The rooms are cosy and rustic with wooden rafters, and some even have stone walls. It’s ideal for nature and adventure sport lovers, being so close to Teno Rural Park, the natural pools of El Caleton and lots of hiking and biking trails.
Right in the centre of the island, the Parador de las Cañadas del Teide is inside the Teide National Park. Housed in a lodge between the Çhaorra Caldera and Montaña Blanca, it offers spectacular views of the volcano, the highest mountain in Spain. Inside, there’s a cosy lobby with a stone fireplace and lots of wood, as well as a stylish lounge area. The rooms are a good size and feature huge beds. Other facilities include an indoor pool, a classy restaurant and a bar area.
This five-star resort, which is situated on the northwestern edge of the island, close to the Buenavista Golf Course, is adults only. It offers views over the Atlantic and rooms in colonial-style buildings with typical Canarian architecture. Couples can spend their time here dining at the Salazar Restaurant, enjoying a cocktail at the El Pandano Pool Bar and relaxing at the YHI Spa.
Found on the western coast within the Golf Costa Adeje, the Royal Gardens comprises 28 individual villas. The resort exudes luxury, with a number of Balinese and Thai wood carvings and statues dotted around the premises. Many of the villas also have their own private pools, and there’s Golden Pond Spa and Jardin Restaurant.
Hotel Laguna Nivaria is housed in a charming 16th-century mansion in the Unesco World Heritage town of San Cristóbal de La Laguna. It comprises stylish rooms and suites with patterned wallpaper and interesting artwork on the walls. The suites can sleep up to four people, so are ideal for families. Add in a large spa, a gym, a first-class restaurant and a cafe, and you may never want to leave.
Nicholas Grantham contributed additional reporting to this article.