The Canary island of Tenerife is a popular holiday destination, strewn with accommodation options of all types. It’s particularly ideal for those looking for true luxury with an excellent range of four and five star properties. Take a look at what we found.
From huge beachfront resorts and luxurious suites with private pools to five-star hotels with indulgent spas and family-friendly hotels with a range of amenities, here’s our pick of the 7 best luxury spa hotels in Tenerife.
Royal Hideaway Corales Beach
Royal Hideaway Corales Beach | Courtesy of Royal Hideaway Corales Beach/Hotels.com
This sumptuous adults only hotel is located in La Caleta, on the south west coast of the island. Designed by local architect Leonardo Omar, the hotel is shaped like a ship and was inspired by the sea and coral around the island. Its design, plush interior and list of incredible amenities even earned it the title of Best Hotel in Europe 2018 at the European Hospitality Awards. Rooms are large and chic with light beach-inspired decor, polished concrete floors and stunning sea views from the private balconies. Gourmet restaurants, trendy bar terraces, a luxurious spa and outdoor pools are just some of the long list of services to enjoy here.
Situated on the Costa Adeje, on the southwest of the island, the Baobab Suites resemble a string of glass boxes trailed along the hillside above the beach. Ultra modern and contemporary, it features one, two and three bedroom suites with amenities such as living and dining areas and kitchenettes. Luxury suites even offer the added benefit of a private pool. With four restaurants, a golf academy, yoga and pilates classes and a hotel catamaran for sunset cruises, you won’t want to leave here in a hurry.
Iberostar Grand Salome | Courtesy of Iberostar Grand Salome/Hotels.com
This recently-refurbished five-star adults only hotel sits on the Costa Adeje facing the sea, and lies just a short walk to El Duque Castle and two big shopping malls. Deluxe suites are sophisticated and light, and come with features such as whirlpool baths, private solariums, large terraces, sea views and even butler services. Just a few of the mind-boggling array of amenities include six restaurants, four bars, paddle, tennis courts, a golf course and a spa.
Bahia del Duque | Courtesy of Bahia del Duque/Hotels.com
Just a few minutes walk from Playa El Duque beach on the Cost Adeje, the Bahia del Duque is a grand and elegant five-star property. It’s housed in a building inspired by a 19th century traditional Canarian villa and is surrounded by palm-fringed pools, lush gardens and volcanic stone. Rooms ooze Canarian country charm with tiled floors, colonial style furniture and neutral tones. It’s a great resort for families too, with kids clubs, teen lounges and suites big enough for four. Amenities include everything from restaurants and bars to a wellness centre, tennis courts and a pitch and putting green.
Hotel Botanico and the Oriental Spa Garden, Tenerife | Courtesy of Hotel Botanico and the Oriental Spa Garden
The Hotel Botanico and Oriental Spa Garden is situated in the town of Puerto de la Cruz, on the northern coast of the island. One of the Leading Hotels of the World group, it offers five star luxury, yet is still family friendly. Rooms offer a classy style, dressed in tones of sunset red. Besides the four dining venues, the standout feature is the Oriental Spa Garden, taking inspiration from the Far East with outdoor Thai massage temple, Indonesian carvings in the treatment rooms, a Japanese style sauna and Buddha statues around the cave-like hot tub.
Located in the UNESCO World Heritage town of San Cristobal La Laguna, this elegant four-star hotel is housed in a classic old building which was once a house, a school and a cigar factory in its former life. Filled with vintage pieces and natural tones it fuses both hip and classic styles. Rooms are set around a light-filled indoor courtyard dotted with sink-down armchairs. Book a table at the Michelin-Starred NUB Restaurant to complete your experience.
Alcalá on the west coast of the island, the huge resort complex features everything you could possibly imagine for a luxury holiday, and more. There’s so much on site in fact that you’ll have a hard time leaving. The five-star resort has often been awarded the title of Best Hotel in Spain by both travel publications and travel agents. The rooms are stylish and sophisticated with neutral tones and splashes of colour. Sea views and private terraces with hydromassage baths are just some of the luxuries. There are also no less than seven restaurants serving a variety of cuisines, a spa and a variety of sports areas.