Visiting Tenerife isn’t breaking any ground, but it can be one of the most relaxing holiday options out there. About 5 million people visit every year, and it can be a little bit overwhelming to navigate where to stay and what to do. If you’re planning a trip to one of Europe’s hottest tourism locations, an accommodation guide can be vital. Here are 10 of the best choices:
Green Garden Apartments and Suite
The comfortable and well-equipped apartments at this stylish resort are reason enough to choose it, but they come with one significant perk that sets this place apart from many others: free access to Siam Park, a massive waterpark just over a kilometer away and is arguably Europe’s best. Massive slides, a wave center, the biggest lazy river in the world all wait for fun-loving guests. Oh, and back at the hotel, there’s a Turkish bath—there’s no better way to relax on your holiday than taking advantage of that.
Bahia Principe Costa Adeje
It’s tough to beat the view offered by this cliff-top hotel. Looking out over the Atlantic and a few neighboring islands gives you a chance to reflect on the beauty of the area while you enjoy the comforts of your accommodation. There are also three pools, one of which is climatised if you choose to visit in the cooler months. Guests here also have access to the facilities of Bahia Principe Tenerife.
Bahia Principe Tenerife
With a special focus on being family-friendly, this welcoming hotel is the partner to the Bahia Principe Costa Adeje next door and offers just as much comfort and fun. Frequent evening shows, scheduled and free-form sporting events, and the biggest pool around conspire to make it one of the top rated hotels in the area. Both of these resorts are very close to multiple beaches.
H10 Costa Adeje Palace
A bit more secluded from the rest, the H10 offers unparalleled service, especially in its spa and organized activities for children. There are extensive gardens, three pools, and a particularly beautiful volcanic sand beach. The hotel also offers a free bus to the popular Playa de las Americas, which means that you’ll never feel far away from the action if for some reason you ever feel like leaving the peaceful setting of your hotel.
Gran Oasis Resort
Located with a great hilltop view of the ocean, and conveniently close to the Playa de las Americas golf course, this is another great option. The Gran Oasis offers frequent evening entertainment and plenty of activities for children. The only downside is that due to its elevation the hotel is not accessible for the mobility impaired. Young and active couples and families, however, will find it perfect.
Costa Adeje Gran
This centrally-located resort offers easy access to the main attractions of Tenerife, as well as one of the best stretches of beach. Guests can enjoy great and varied amenities, including three pools (one on a rooftop with a section for naturists, if that’s your thing). There are plenty of exercise options and kids’ activities as well.
Sandos San Blas Nature Resort & Golf
This unique property has an intriguing adobe-style design and a high focus on natural activities and cultural awareness. Its proximity to the San Blas environmental reserve, along with a small lake for canoeing, make it a great choice for those that want to be more in touch with nature or educate their kids about it. There’s even a museum. But if relaxation is really all you’re interested in, the six tiered swimming pools will probably hold most of your attention.
Dream Gran Tacande Hotel
Right on Playa del Duque beach, this stylish option offers comfortable rooms designed like Canarian mansions, as well as a focus on nightly activities like live music and professional shows. Its spa is one of the most extensive, and its attractive pool with a bridge crossing it is good for hours of fun. It’s also only a kilometer away from the nearest golf course.
Paradise Park Resort & Spa
With an urban atmosphere that differentiates it from the rest of the standard Tenerife options, the Paradise Park has a classy vibe and plenty of amenities. If escaping children (belonging to you or others) is a necessity, you will enjoy the adults-only rooftop pool and the social aspect of staying in a place that shares facilities with nearby apartments, giving endless opportunities to meet new people.
Parque de la Paz
Local restaurants, parks, and shops are all within close distance, as is the beach, Los Cristianos promenade, and the famous Veronicas entertainment center. Comfortable, poplar, and more affordable than many of its neighbors, Parque de la Paz is a sure pleaser. As always, the neighboring beach is stunning.
These resorts and hotels are so much fun that you might forget to leave them and explore the island. But remember that the Canaries are known for their fantastic natural parks with immense ecological diversity, intriguing military and colonial history, exciting cultural events like one of the largest Carnivals in the world, and friendly people. Wherever you choose to stay, a holiday on the “Island of Eternal Spring” is sure to be spectacularly relaxing and fun!