Tenerife is the biggest of the seven Canary Islands in Spain and has long been the chosen holiday destination for couples and families in search of fantastic weather, a chilled out atmosphere and a great choice of accommodation. The island is popular with all sorts of holidaymakers, from those looking for a luxurious five-star get away or a week in a rural retreat, to those searching for a cheap and cheerful package or a family-friendly fortnight in the sun. With such a huge selection of accommodation available, Tenerife really does have something to offer everyone.
Apartamentos El Sombrero is a low-cost complex set in the west coast of Tenerife in the quiet resort of Los Gigantes. Here you'll find 42 apartments, comprising of studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments, some of which come with sea views. Each studio and apartment has a fully-equipped kitchen, satellite TV, safety deposit box and terrace or balcony. Facilities include 24-hour reception, pool, pool bar, WiFi access, laundry service and car hire.
South of Los Gigantes, Callao Salvaje is home to a number of budget hotels, including the Atlantic Holiday Hotel. This seafront complex features 70 recently-renovated one- and two-bedroom holiday apartments with coastal vistas. Guests can take advantage of loads of facilities here, including saltwater swimming pool, Jacuzzi, pool bar, restaurant, kids' club, gym, WiFi access, tennis court and parking.
Castle Harbour Apartments in Los Cristianos is another complex popular with those looking for a cheap and cheerful sunshine holiday. Situated in the hills of the resort, this collection of apartments enjoys a quiet location with a handful of shops, bars and restaurants in the area. There is a great selection of studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments here, as well as many amenities, such as swimming pool, pool bar, internet access, tennis court, bowling green and 24-hour reception.
Located in Playa de las Americas, Aparthotel Columbus is a large hotel with a central location close to many shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and nightclubs. The accommodation includes double rooms, double rooms with lounge, studio apartments and one-bedroom apartments. All apartments come with a small kitchen complete with fridge, toaster, kettle, stove and sink. There are many facilities to take advantage of, including swimming pools, gym, spa, souvenir shop, kids' club, hairdressers and supermarket.
If you'd prefer a quieter location, the Aguamar Apartments in Los Cristianos might be more suitable. There is a selection of spacious one and two bedroom apartments available, each with bedroom(s), bathroom, living room, furnished terrace and American-style kitchen equipped with fridge, sink, hob, toaster, microwave, kettle and coffee maker. Facilities are extensive and include swimming pool, bar, restaurant, mini golf course, kids' play area, WiFi access and 24-hour reception.
In the north of the island in Puerto de la Cruz, Teide Mar Apartments are perfect for families and couples looking for somewhere to stay during their holiday in Tenerife. Just a short distance away from the Botanical Gardens, this complex offers a selection of studios which can sleep between two and three people. All the apartments come with a kitchen complete with fridge, sink, toaster, hob and kettle. There are a handful of amenities on offer, including swimming pool, tennis court, pool bar, evening entertainment and mini supermarket.
There is a huge choice of all-inclusive hotels in Tenerife. The Iberostar Bouganville Playa in Playa de las Americas is popular for families and couples who want to be close to the beach and a great choice of nightlife. Accommodation comes in the form of standard rooms and suites, many of which have fantastic views. There is also a selection of restaurants and bars to choose from, so there is sure to be something to suit everyone.
Hotel Blue Sea Interpalace in Puerto de la Cruz is ideal for couples and families who want to enjoy a relaxing holiday in Tenerife. Located in a quiet residential area, this hotel is close to the beach and the popular Lago Martiánez swimming pools. There are 225 double rooms in this hotel, each with complete bathroom. Facilities include swimming pool, hairdressers, pool bar and buffet-style restaurant, as well as a spa, with Jacuzzi, steam bath, relaxation room and beauty treatments.
In Los Cristianos, Paradise Park is another popular choice for families and couples looking for all-inclusive accommodation. There is a great array of rooms to choose from, including standard, superior, premium, family and several suites. Facilities are extensive and include a number of bars, restaurants, swimming pools, solariums and spa. In addition to the all-inclusive option, guests can also opt for room only, bed and breakfast, half board and full board meal plans.
On the Beach
Apartamentos Globales Tamaimo Tropical in Puerto de Santiago is ideally-located between the Los Gigantes and Playa de la Arena beaches. The accommodation is made up of a selection of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, most of which come with sea views. Guests can take advantage of the numerous swimming pools, solarium and daytime and evening entertainment. There is also a selection of bars and restaurants to enjoy, as well as an all-inclusive option.
Just a short walk away from the beach, Hotel Los Olivos in Fañabe is a popular choice for families and couples who want to be close to the coast and loads of facilities. Centrally located, the hotel is found nearby a large choice of shops, supermarkets, bars, restaurants and cafes. Accommodation consists of studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments, as well as two-bedroom duplexes. Facilities include swimming pools, poolside massage service, 24-hour reception, bars, restaurant, free WiFi access, supermarket and excursion booking.
You can't get much closer to the beach than Hotel La Pinta in San Eugenio. The one- and two-bedroom apartments here come fully equipped with open plan kitchen and lounge, air conditioning, bathroom, terrace and most also boast a fantastic beach view. There are loads of services and amenities for guests to enjoy, such as swimming pool, bars, restaurants, playground, mini disco, games room, WiFi access, squash court, parking and a babysitting service.
Located in Adeje, just a short distance away from Fañabe, Hotel A. ISABEL offers 384 units, with a mixture of mountain, sea and pool views. Guests can choose from a selection of standard apartments, adapted apartments, bungalows and villas at this complex, all of which have a fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom(s). Facilities are extensive and include several swimming pools, free WiFi, boutique, hairdressers, wellness centre and gym.
Gran Oasis Resort in Playa de las Americas is another luxury hotel, offering various one- and two-bedroom apartments, as well as several suites. This complex features a number of bars, restaurants, swimming pools and WiFi access. The Las Americas Golf Course – one of the highest rated courses on the island – is only a short stroll away. Guests can take advantage of the all-inclusive option, as well as free transfers to the beach and daytime and evening entertainment.
Aparthotel Cordial Golf Plaza is one of the most sophisticated top end hotels in Golf del Sur. Surrounded by several golf courses, this complex is just a short distance from a great selection of bars, restaurants, shops and cafes. All rooms come complete with independent kitchen, air conditioning, bathroom, satellite TV and safe, as well as access to several swimming pools, bars, restaurants, fitness centre and spa.
Marylanza Suites & Spa in Playa de las Americas is a popular choice for couples looking to enjoy a relaxing spa break. This complex offers guests a choice of standard and double rooms as well as many facilities and services. The wellness centre features fitness rooms, pilates studio and spa, which is staffed by a team of professionals happy to help and advise. Due to the close proximity to the Las Americas Golf Course, the Marylanza Suites & Spa can help you arrange your green fees and can offer special discounts.
Hotel Los Gigantes is the perfect spa hotel for couples, set in the quiet resort of Los Gigantes. The large spa features a circuit with pool, whirlpool bath, sauna, rain shower and aerobic room, as well as beauty treatments and massage services. There are also several swimming pools, evening entertainment, gym, restaurant and VIP lounge.
Families looking for accommodation in Tenerife should consider the Sunwing Resort Fanabe. Situated in Fañabe, this hotel offers a selection of child-friendly rooms with roll out beds, gates with safety locks, high chairs, push chairs, changing mats and children's plates and cutlery. There are several kids' swimming pools and well as children's areas for the little ones to enjoy.
Santa Barbara Golf & Ocean Club in Golf del Sur offers loads of facilities and services for the whole family. There is a heated children's pool, kid's club, table tennis, snooker, playground and cinema onsite, as well as a special kids' menu at the restaurant. Children's packs are also available and include items like cot, high chair, baby bath and other accessories.
Families staying in Tenerife should also take a look at the Royal Sunset Beach Club in Adeje. Centrally-located close to many shops and restaurants, this complex features an animation team which host games and activities every day for the little ones to enjoy. Excursion booking is also available, as well as DVD film rentals with a number of family-friendly titles. There is also a playground and children's swimming pool provided onsite.
Couples looking to enjoy a romantic holiday in Tenerife should check out La Quinta Park Suites & Spa in Santa Úrsula. This complex features a number of rooms, including standard suites, junior suites and deluxe suites, each with bedroom, bathroom, lounge, fully-equipped kitchen and balcony. Facilities include swimming pools, restaurant, bar and a weekly gala dinner. There is also a spa with pool, Jacuzzis, hydrotherapy jets, steam rooms, sauna and massage cabins.
Sol Parque San Antonio in Puerto de la Cruz is another hotel ideal for couples looking for a romantic retreat. Situated in the heart of the resort, this complex is surrounded by tropical gardens and is close to the Parque Taoro Casino. This hotel offers 260 double and single rooms, as well as swimming pools, daytime and evening entertainment, bar, restaurant and live music every night.
Boutique & B&Bs
Rural Hotel El Navio in Alcalá is ideal for couples looking for a relaxing holiday in Tenerife, away from the bustling resorts. Surrounded by banana plantations, this hotel offers five double rooms and three junior suites, each with bathroom, TV, safe, mini bar, fridge and terrace. Facilities include a small swimming pool, restaurant and several common areas.
Senderos de Abona in Granadilla de Abona is one of the most popular rural hotels in Tenerife and comes highly recommended by previous guests. Set in a traditional Canarian village, this complex features 15 rooms, all of which are decorated in a different Tenerife style. There is also one luxury suite available, with antique furniture and bath. There is a small list of amenities, including an onsite restaurant which offers authentic Canarian dishes.
Vincci Tenerife Golf Hotel in Golf del Sur is ideally located for those wanting to enjoy a golf holiday in Tenerife. Just a short walk away from the Golf del Sur golf course, this four-star complex features 125 rooms, each complete with air conditioning, mini bar, WiFi and satellite TV. Amenities are extensive and include swimming pool, kids' pool, pool bar and restaurant. There is also a fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipment and a spa with massage service, sauna and steam baths.
Compostela Beach Golf Club in Playa de las Americas is another hotel popular with golfers, surrounded by the Las Americas Golf Course. Made up of 156 one- and two-bedroom apartments, this hotel features swimming pool, animation programme, supermarket, WiFi access and games room. There is also a number of bars and restaurants, offering everything from snacks and light meals to buffets and a la carte menus.
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