Six of the best luxury Tenerife
By Jessica Pook, – October 2020 – 3 minute read
Quarantine-free Tenerife has long been a family favourite, but high-end resorts, Michelin-star restaurants and indulgent spas could also entice those looking for a little luxury.
A good spa is never hard to find in Tenerife and with a range of treatments and therapies designed to detoxify, relax and revitalise there’s every reason to indulge. Adult-only spas are available, with most offering private treatments for couples ranging from a chocolate body wrap to a jacuzzi and hot springs day.
BOOK IT: Hotel Botanico, with its adult-only Oriental Spa Garden, features a Thai massage, aromatherapy and ice temple, from £849pp for five nights. classic-collection.co.uk
Watch the sunset from the highest mountain in Spain, Mount Teide, and experience the volcano’s impressive shadow cast towards the horizon from the Pico Viejo viewpoint. Travel up the peak via a cable car and enjoy a three-course meal in the highest restaurant in the National Park. Then observe the celestial scene by telescope. The quality of Tenerife's skies has been reliably certified, placing the Island among the most internationally acclaimed locations for stargazing.
BOOK IT: A Sunset and Stars Volcano Teide experience is an excursion lasting approximately nine hours, from £80pp. teidebynight.com
Tenerife is the only island in the Canaries to offer Michelin-star dining – and there are five restaurants to choose from. Two-starred M.B. and one-starred Kabuki can both be found at Hotel The Ritz-Carlton, Abama. Kazan in Santa Cruz has one Michelin-star as does the Rincón de Juan Carlos in Los Gigantes and newest addition Nub in La Laguna has just been given a coveted star.
BOOK IT: A tasting menu at Japanese inspired Kabuk (one Michelin-star) is priced at £100pp. ritzcarlton.com
Stay in style
Tenerife has an abundance of luxury five-star resorts, some of which have private golf courses and sea views. Iberostar has five five-star resorts on the island including the adult-only Grand Hotel Salome and Grand Hotel El Mirador, both with spas. Other five-star resorts include The Ritz-Carlton, with its two Michelin-starred restaurants on-site.
Top tip: Save up to 25% on hotel prices for holidays between November 1 2020 and April 30, 2021. sovereign.com
Enjoy five-star comfort at sea, setting sail aboard a luxurious yacht. With a capacity of up to 12 people, these vessels are available for private hire or offered on themed excursions such as whale watching, sunset and dinner packages or island hopping trips. DreamCharter offers La Favorita, a 21-metre luxury yacht for seven days for a real get-away-from-it-all experience.
BOOK IT: Big Smile Luxury Charters offers a two-hour sunset trip on a private charter along the Costa Adeje with dinner from £250. bigsmilecharters.com
Drink it in
The dry climate and volcanic soils on this island present the perfect conditions for wine production. Tenerife has five wine-making regions and produces some internationally award-winning bottles. Tasting tours are a great way to sample some of the best and learn about the process from the experts.
TOP TIP: Visit Bodega Comarcal Valle de Güimar for breathtaking views of the Güimar Valley. Book in advance for a guided tour followed by tastings. bodegavalledeguimar.com