With its attractive climate and even more attractive selection of activities, accommodation, wellness and dining opportunities, the Canary Island of Tenerife proves to be a popular destination for sun-seeking tourists, year in, year out.
Having shaken off its budget package holiday image and shared, over the years, its wealth of glorious amenities both natural (volcanoes, beaches and stargazing anyone?) and manmade (architecture and great gastronomy springs to mind), it’s easy to see why the largest of the Canary Islands is just as sought after for that year-round break as ever.
To delve a little deeper into what makes Tenerife so attractive as a luxury holiday destination we’ve narrowed down seven reasons why you should make the trip this year.
A brilliant climate
The great climate of this island means that you can book a holiday at any time of the year, and you are always guaranteed a great time. Sun seekers will want to visit between the warmer months of March and October, while those looking to get out and about and explore the island while the weather is still enjoyable will enjoy likely prefer the cooler months. Its location off the northwest coast of Africa means that the island is blessed with more sunny days than many other popular tourist destinations, while winter months still have the ability to reach 20 degrees Celsius.
Great hotel resorts
Thanks to its popularity as a tourist destination, Tenerife’s hotels and resorts have had to compete to become the most attractive option for discerning travellers, and the result is a selection of impressive options boasting a range of excellent facilities. Iberostar’s best hotels in Tenerife are a great place to start looking whether you’re planning a holiday for all the family, as a couple, by yourself or with friends. With multiple pools, sea views, beach access, fine dining restaurants and a variety of other fantastic facilities on offer, you’ll likely struggle to narrow down the superb selection.
From casual, beachside eateries to fine dining establishments that promise a great gastronomic experience, it may surprise you to learn that there are a number of restaurants that have found their way into the Michelin Guide. Food lovers should head to the likes of one-starred Abama Kabuki on the west coast for Japanese delights, while M.B at the same location serves up creative cuisine and has been awarded an impressive two Michelin stars for its efforts. Cloud and Juan Carlos’s corner in Adeje both boast a star and there are plenty of restaurants in and around Santa Cruz that have made it into the famed guide.
From upscale resort spas with an array of facilities and treatments up for grabs for guests in need of a wellness break, to the therapeutic nature of the island itself, Tenerife is destination that lends itself well to travellers seeking sanctuary from daily stresses. There are a whole host of luxury hotels that have blissful spas on site that are designed to pamper and destress weary travellers, whether through a host of treatments from across the globe, to pools, saunas, steam rooms and the like offering a holistic experience.
Great golfing opportunities abound on the island with eight exclusive courses ready to give golfers a great experience while holidaying here. Designer courses, from those at sea level to mountainous retreats, are available to those looking to supplement their island experience with a round or two. Abama Golf with its 18 holes, 22 lakes, 90,000 plus palm trees and mesmerising sea views will delight as will the 18-hole Amarilla Golf, which sits next to the ocean while boasting terrific views of Mount Tiede.
Small islands lend themselves very well to water-based sports and activities and Tenerife is no different, so if you’re looking to get out on the water and stay active on your trip here then you won’t be disappointed. From jet-skiing to windsurfing, paddleboarding, surfing, boat trips to spot whales and dolphins, and more, you’ll be sure to find something to excite you and your fellow travellers.
Hiking, biking, stargazing and more, Tenerife has quite an exciting selection of land-based activities that you can partake in on your travels when dry land is calling, whether it’s during the day or at night. VAT free shopping will entice those who like to return home with new purchases and the abundance of nightlife on the island will surely please those who like to continue the party into the small hours.