Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and with its tropical climate and volcanic landscape it makes the perfect ‘all year round’ destination for a luxury 5* holiday. There is plenty to do in this unique environment which provides something for everyone. The north of the island has a more tropical, lush environment, whilst the south is generally more volcanic, with the famous black sand on some of the stunning bea
There are plenty of parks, mountains and volcanoes for visitors who enjoy walking, geology or for those who simply take pleasure in stunning scenery. The Teide National Park is right in the centre of the Island and has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site. It is home to Mount Teide, the highest peak in Spain. Needless to say the view from the top is stunning and can be reached by cable car if you don’t fancy the walk! The marine environment is also of note and provides plenty of scuba diving and snorkelling opportunities. There are also numerous available which offer, amongst other things, whale and dolphin watching or opportunities to explore this dramatic coastline.
For those looking for 5 star Tenerife holidays you will find that the largest resorts are located in the south of the Island, near the beaches. Los Cristianos is a lively resort town on the southern tip of Tenerife and the highly recommended Arona Gran is located here. Los Cristianos boasts some of the best beaches on the island, with plenty of bars and restaurants and lots of water sports opportunities.
Alternatively, for those who prefer a more rural, secluded location there are some excellent resorts on the west coast of the Island. The Abama Golf and Spa resort is located near to the village of Playa San Juan and offers a peaceful retreat to enable visitors to return home fully rejuvenated.
The west coast is also home to Playa de las Americas, where all your needs will be met, with its busy nightlife and bustling town centre there are plenty of 5* resorts to choose from. Visitors are spoilt for choice with everything from golfing resorts to family orientated holidays on offer; you will want to extend your holiday to fit everything in.
In the north eastern corner of the Island is Santa Cruz the capital city of Tenerife which has some lovely architecture, good shopping and an unspoilt beach of white sand. The capital city has a very sophisticated, colonial atmosphere, which visitors can enjoy, in complete luxury, at the Iberostar Grand Hotel Mency. An elegant hotel built in the colonial fashion it allows visitors to enjoy the sophistication of the capital city, with easy access to the rest of the Island.
Finally Puerto de la Cruz, located in the north, has everything Tenerife has to offer, plus cultural history, atmospheric cobbled streets and a quaint harbour. Hotel Botanico is a favoured 5* resort located here, an oasis of tranquillity with stunning views.
Nicola is a seasoned traveller and geography teacher and writer who likes nothing better than spending her summer sampling 5 star Tenerife holidays.