Tenerife’s volcanic coastline is known for its bustling beaches, waterparks and lively nightlife. However, you can unwind in serene luxury at one of these hotels.
Whether you want to attend the famous Carnaval de Santa Cruz or simply relax on the beach, Tenerife has plenty of luxury hotels on offer. Adult-only boltholes provide much-needed poolside serenity, while family-friendly resorts are packed with five-star amenities. Treat yourself to a stay at one of these opulent Canarian hotels.
This sumptuous adults-only hotel is located in La Caleta, on the southwest coast of the island. Designed by local architect, Leonardo Omar, the hotel’s ship-like shape was inspired by the coral around the island. 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 among the long list of amenities that you can enjoy here.
Situated on the Costa Adeje, on the southwest side of the island, the Baobab Suites resemble a string of glass boxes trailed along the hillside above the beach. Ultra-modern and contemporary, they features one-, two- and three-bedroom suites with living and dining areas as well as 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 in a hurry.
This five-star adults-only hotel lies directly on the Costa Adeje, and is just a short walk away from El Duque Castle and two big shopping malls. Deluxe suites are sophisticated and feature whirlpool baths, private solariums, large terraces, sea views and even butler service. The mind-boggling array of amenities includes six restaurants, four bars, tennis courts, a golf course and a spa.
Just a few minutes walk from Playa El Duque beach on the Costa Adeje, the Bahia del Duque offers barefoot luxury within its grand, five-star estate. The hotel is 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, 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-putt green.
The Hotel Botanico and Oriental Spa Garden is situated in the town of Puerto de la Cruz on the northern coast of the island. Part of the Leading Hotels of the World group, it offers five-star luxury alongside family-friendliness. Rooms are decorated in a classy style with tones of sunset red. Besides the four dining venues, the hotel’s standout feature is its Oriental Spa Garden. Taking inspiration from the Far East, the spa features an 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 hotel is housed in a classic old building that has been many things, including a house, a school and a cigar factory, in its former lives. Filled with vintage pieces and natural tones, it fuses hip and classic styles. Rooms are set around a light-filled indoor courtyard dotted with sink-in armchairs. Start your day with laps of the rooftop pool before indulging in the gourmet breakfast buffet.
Near Alcalá on the west coast of the island, this huge resort complex has everything you could possibly want from a luxury holiday. 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 on offer. There are restaurants serving a variety of cuisines, as well as a spa and a variety of sports areas.
Sarah Lempa contributed additional reporting to this article.