For the Luxury Seeker- The Ritz Carlton Abama
A privileged location surrounded by banana plantations, The Ritz Carlton Abama resort encompasses the term “luxury.” With it’s own golf course, spas, and Michelin star restaurants, the Ritz Carlton is the resort to stay if you’re looking for days full of exceptional extravagance. Did I mention it has its own beach? By Spanish law, all beaches have to be public. But because of the banana plantations, the Ritz essentially has its own beach that is only accessed by a funicular from the hotel.
The breathtaking property and fine dining level of service amplifies the Ritz Carlton to the next level. Stay secluded in the Tagor’ Villas, reserved for adults and nestled in the lush tropical gardens and take a dip in the row of exclusive swimming pools.
For the Music Junkie- The Hardrock Hotel Tenerife
Located on the edge of Costa Adeje, the Hardrock Hotel Tenerife had it’s grand opening in December 2016 and is the newest hotel on the island. It arrived to “change the rhythm of the island with a new sound”, and it’s fulfilled its promise. .
With three different pools (one adults only and a kids club), poolside service, and an oceanfront view, the Hardrock’s new location doesn’t disappoint. And neither does its atmosphere. From the Skybar’s rooftop terrace with the best views of Costa Adeje, to the colored flamingos in Alioli, the Spanish restaurant, the Hard Rock Tenerife is an overall fun environment. Excellent service, music pumping through the entire property and really great food- what more can you ask for? The hotel also has a really cool music vibe and is filled with pictures of the Beatles in the 70s taken around Puerto de la Cruz. P.s.- this is the hotel to visit if you’re craving authentic American food..
For the Family- The Gran Melia Palacio de Isora
With black-sand beaches at its feet and the majestic Tenerife as a backdrop, this all- inclusive resort combines luxury with a family friendly atmosphere. Located in the small town of Alcala and close to Los Gigantes (the area known to have the most sunshine on the island), you can’t possibly be unhappy here. Not only does the resort have the largest seawater hotel infinity pool in Europe, but it’s also a very safe and quiet location. Children can play in the pools, join the mini club, or even go to the theatre, full of live shows and a full entertainment program. Upgrade to the ‘Red Level’ for families, and indulge in an exclusive lounge, filled with ice cream treats, room service, spas and even PlayStation.
For the One Craving Authenticity- Hotel San Roque
An old manor house located on the north end of the island, Hotel San Roque is a place where tradition stands still. Directly in the heart of Garachico, this boutique hotel is full of unique rooms that will make you feel special. If you are looking to discover the real, local Tenerife, Hotel San Roque is the place to find it. The perfect combination of tradition and modern style, the hotel is filled with pops of avant-garde and with local Canarian art. All in all, if a romantic and charming getaway full of comfort and authenticity is what you’re seeking- you’ll come back to this hotel again and again.
For Easy Accessibility- Iberostar Grand Hotel Mencey
Planted in the bustling capital of Santa Cruz, and declared a cultural heritage site, the Mencey is the perfect hotel if you want to really explore all Tenerife has to offer. Picture this: A 3-minute walk from the Parque Garcia Sanbria Park, a 12-minute walk from Plaza de Espana (the largest square in Santa Cruz) and 9km from the Playa de Las Teresitas beach. Taking a cruise? This hotel is the perfect spot for a pre or post- cruise and has easy access to the Tenerife airport. Not convinced yet? The Auditorium (Auditorio de Tenerife), designed by Calatrava Valls is close by to see plays, concerts and symphonies. Nature lovers don’t forget to pack your sneakers- this hotel has easy access to hiking in the Anaga Mountains.