Luxury Holidays in Tenerife

Holidays to Tenerife Hotels, Villas & Resorts – Best Prices, Book Now

Famous for its luxury holidays and resorts, Tenerife is the biggest and most populated of the Canary Islands, and Macaronesia. Tenerife is a lively and popular holiday destination all year round, thanks in part to the perfect year-round sun. Tenerife’s temperate barely dips below 17 ° C in the winter and frequently reaches 29 ° C in the summer. Choose from luxury holidays or booking room and board at an all-inclusive hotel, check with our travel agents for with amazing last-minute deals on Tenerife holidays.
From private villas to luxury hotels and holidays as well as an exceptional choice of beach resorts ranging from the Royal Hideaway Corales Beach, the fabulous Ritz-Carlton Abama Golf and Spa Resort to Villa Maria which are ideal for families and beach-lovers. We have a selection of the best 5-star hotels and villas to rent at the best rates. Browse our holiday types and popular destinations for inspiration.

A Guide to Luxury Holidays in Tenerife

Tenerife is heaven for sprawling beach resorts, SPA’s, rural wellness retreats, boutique boltholes and 5-Star hotels, each with their unique character.

Our travel destination guide is a must-read for families looking to experience exciting water-based adventure holidays to Tenerife, booking a family-friendly hotel or resort that your children will enjoy vs a relaxing or adult orientated trip, Tenerife is a travel destination that can accommodate all holidaymakers and offers a variety of experiences.

Nearly five million tourists stay at the top Tenerife resorts annually, making it the most visited island in the Spanish archipelago. Whether you’re visiting Ténérife for wave breaks and surfing, crater hiking holidays and mountain cable rides or a sunny island escape from salty air and sea breeze, we can tell you the best places to sleep, dine and explore Tenerife on vacation.

Luxury Tenerife Resorts

Tenerife has a wide range of holiday homes, sprawling resorts and hotels, located in different regions. At Design Holidays, our travel booking experts have collected some of the best deals on 5-star hotels and apartments in Tenerife and can offer bookings for you and your families trip at affordable prices.

Experience our hand-picked portfolio of luxury resorts covers the most famous regions of the island, as well as some breathtaking, lesser-known destinations for tourists looking for something unique. One such resort is the Ritz Carlton Abama, located in Guia de Isora, on the West coast of Teneriffa, 25 minutes from Reina Sofia Airport.

The Baobab Suites is another upmarket resort; located near the beach of El Duque, in Costa Adeje and Roca Nivaria, located in Avenida Adeje are all, 15-30 minutes from Tenerife South airport. Simply exploring these huge and extremely lavish resorts, makes guests feel like royalty, coupled with the service which is second to none.

Most of our Resorts feature spa areas and heated infinity pools with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Please contact our travel consultants for more information.

Luxury Tenerife Villas

While most resorts and hotels feature spas, excellent eateries and both indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Luxury is more than just a place; you might find a villa in a great location that doesn’t come close to our expectations. A Villa can feature a private pool, gardens, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking. Our villas holidays breathe luxury; from the sumptuous bedroom suites with balconies to the immaculately landscaped gardens perfect for relaxing, our villas have the wow factor.

Tenerife Beach Villas

Beach Villas provide guests with plenty of luxury combined with pure privacy. An ideal villa in a great location is in an environment that offers security, comfort and ease, a safe area with an excellent reputation and, of course, a villa that ticks all the boxes for you.

Luxury Tenerife Hotels

Take a vacation to one of the many magnificent luxury hotels in Tenerife, reserved and exclusive, with personalised and preferential service. Think of Design Holidays as an insider’s guide to Nivaria Holidays deals and top five-star hotels — from huge resorts such as the Ritz-Carlton Abama to opulent boutique establishments — including the best for Michelin-starred dining, state-of-the-art spas, golf courses, and tennis courts, in areas including Costa Adeje, Playa de Las Américas and Puerto de la Cruz.

Our diverse selection of luxury hotels and lodging include family-friendly and adult-only holiday destinations. Whether you are checking in to stylish and designer boutiques, all in the fabulous tropical setting of Ténérife with its sandy beaches and vibrant culture.

Tenerife Golf Holidays

Just a short 4-hour flight from the United Kingdom and Northern Europe, Golf in Tenerife offers something for every golfer with a seaside, a parkland and links. Whether you’re an avid golfer, passionate about sports, or enjoying a few relaxing rounds while on vacation, we’re happy to say that Tenerife is the perfect destination for a golf holiday. Across the island, you’ll be able to find several courses and places to stay to suit all budgets.

With an outstanding year-round climate, stunning ocean vistas and beautiful natural terrain, Tenerife is an island that was made to be the home of excellent golf courses. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Tenerife’s waters offer sights as magical as the striking natural landscapes of the island. 

Ritz Carlton Abama

Like any other Ritz-Carlton hotel, the Abama offers leisure facilities of a world-class standard, and you will find them unbeaten across the island. The tranquil setting of the hotel, coupled with world-class facilities and on-site championship golf course, are the perfect components for a luxury golf holiday to Tenerife. The resort is very popular with guests looking for a full range of luxury facilities in one location. 

The opening holes keep on rising through the surrounding hills, seemingly forever, until you reach 315 metres above sea level, delivering breathtaking views of the Canary Islands. After you finish the course, head to the beautiful clubhouse to enjoy stunning views over the fairways and the coast.

Costa Adeje

Costa Adeje, with its 27 remarkable golf holes, Golf Costa Adeje, is deemed to be one of Tenerife’s prominent golf destinations. Found near Tenerife’s southernmost tip, Golf Costa Adeje is in a fantastic location, the celebrated Playa de las Américas holiday region is also only ten minutes away, making hotels, beaches and bars within arms reach. 

Los Lagos

Los Lagos course Overlooking the ocean, the unique Los Lagos course is a new nine-hole loop which has further enhanced the quality of Golf Costa Adeje. The complex also maintains an excellent golf academy, where highly, experienced and qualified and multilingual PGA professionals are available to offer customised classes or group lessons.

Amarilla Golf Course

While the Amarilla Golf Course provides challenges for golfers of champion level, they also offer a pleasant and attractive ambience around, for the people who’d play golf or for the people who’d to relax. 

Buenavista golf course

The Buenavista golf course is truly unique in Tenerife and is located a 75-minute drive from Costa Adeje and Playa De Las Americas. 

Golf Las Americas

One of the best luxury golf resorts in Tenerife includes the Hotel Las Madrigueras, a fantastic resort located in a stunning setting on the Golf Las Americas golf course. Golf Las Americas is one of the most famous golf courses in Tenerife and offers a fantastic round of golf nestled in the heart of the key tourist area of Playa de Las Americas. 

What Are The Best Restaurants?

Long gone are the times when Tenerife tourism was only associated with familiar fodder listed on laminated menus.

Among our list of the best restaurants, we should mention the Dabeke, in northern Tenerife and not far from Puerto de la Cruz, offers a chic and refined cuisine. Jardín de la Abuela (grandmother´s garden) is a small eatery, it looks a bit plain and unconventional at first impression, but don’t judge the book by its cover.

Michelin Star Restaurants in Tenerife

There are two Michelin star restaurant on Achinet, M.B is named after the renowned chef Basque chef, Martín Berasategui whose Piqueteadero boasts a host of stars. La Cúpula, Hotel Jardines de Nivaria, Costa Adeje – Michelin plate Another restaurant in the hotel, La Cúpula occupies a fabulous location with panoramic views of the ocean.

Other Notable Restaurants

  • Restaurante Los Abrigos, Los Abrigos
  • Sabor Canario, La Orotava
  • Restaurante Ardeola, Garachico
  • Guaydil, La Laguna
  • Rugantino, Garachico
  • Otelo, Adeje
  • Restaurante La Cúpula, Costa Adeje
  • Bodegón Patamero, Teno Rural Park
  • M.B, Guía de Isora

Things To Do In Tenerife

Whale watching and visits to Mount Teide black sand Beaches play a vital role in any luxury holiday to Tenerife. Experience your first view of Mount Teide from one of Costa Adeje’s Blue Flag beaches, late-night shopping on boardwalks full of stores and al fresco dining on the Atlantic terraces.

Nature’s less explosive and protected contributions include ‘jungle-Esque’ rainforests in the mountains of Anaga and Teide National Park is dubbed the world’s most visited national park. The soft sandy beaches in the surfer’s paradise, El M édano. The vertiginous natural cliffs lean over Los Gigantes in the west, while high in the interior, tiny hamlets hide beneath a fringe of pine forest.

Whether out for a stroll, a hike or something more adventurous there are many popular destinations for you to choose from around Tenerife that suit anyone’s needs.

Authentic Local Atmosphere

In the southern quarter of Tenerife, you’ll find a plethora of souvenir stores and local markets selling beautiful handcrafted goods such as pottery, embroidery and volcanic sculptures. Traditional canaries villages offer a variety of shops and restaurants, and their fun, comfortable tempo adds to the authentic atmosphere of any holiday type. Conservation areas incorporate Pyramids of Güímar, Teide Cableway. Canarian Nightlife can be lively, with many clubs, bars, discos, live music and spectacular flamenco displays spread around the Tenerife holiday resort of Playa de las Americas.

Travel To & From Tenerife

For tourists visiting the island, Tenerife has two international airports. The larger of the 2 is Tenerife South – Reina Sofia Airport, situated in Granadilla de Abona, 66km from Santa Cruz de Tenerife allowing easy access when travelling to the islands stylish hotels. The second is Los Rodeos Airport (Tenerife North), situated in San Cristóbal de La Laguna, 15km from Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Other than flights, another way to travel to Tenerife is by boat. Destinations include either the Port of Los Cristianos, near Playa de las Americas or Port of Santa Cruz. There are two highways – TF1 (Autopista Del Sur) and TF5 (Autopista Del Norte). Both roads enclose the Island and link the towns, beaches, municipalities and boutique hotels together.

Travel the Ritz-Carlton Abama and hotels are a comfortable 30-minute car journey from Tenerife Airport and close to other popular attractions. These the Siam Park Water Park (4 miles) and Teide National Park (25 miles), while the main party strip for British tourists, Playa de las Américas, is just over 1 mile away.

Facts About Tenerife

  • Tenerife is the largest of the eight main Canary Islands. The others are called Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa.
  • Tenerife is part of the Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, also know as Province of Santa Cruz is a province of Spain. It consists of the western autonomous communities of the Canary Islands which include Tenerife, La Gomera, El Hierro, and La Palma. 
  • Other settlements include El Rosario, Arafo, Adeje, La Victoria de Acentejo, Arona, El Sauzal and Arafo.
  • Tenerife additionally contains Granadilla de Abona, Guía de Isora, Güímar, El Tanque and Fasnia.
  • Other settlements in Tenerife incorporate Los Silos, Los Realejos, La Orotava, Punta del Hidalgo and La Guancha.
  • Canary Islands’ noteworthy settlements are La Orotava, Tacoronte, La Matanza de Acentejo and Santa Úrsula.
  • Notable Tenerife Municipalities are Arico, Santiago del Teide and Buenavista del Norte.
  • Protected areas such as The Cave of Achbinico and Basilica of Candelaria is famous internationally.
  • Malpaís de Güímar and Palmetum of Santa Cruz are enjoyed by residents and known throughout the region.
  • The Island is also home to Teatro Guimerá, Loro Parque, Lago Martiánez, Guanche mummies, El Drago Milenario and Cueva del Viento.
  • Mount Teide can be found near the centre of Tenerife and is the highest point in Spain. Teide National Park incorporates Mount Teide and the surrounding area which was named a world heritage site on 29th June 2007 by UNESCO. 
  • Tenerife has many amazing and gorgeous beaches including Los Gigantes, Los Cristianos, Playa de las Américas, Costa Adeje, Playa Jardin, Playa de las Vistas, Playa de Fañabé,Playa del Duque, Playa de Leocadio Machado,Playa del Ancon and Playa de Las Teresitas.

Book a Luxury Holiday to Tenerife

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Tenerife FAQ’s

What are the main resorts in Tenerife?

While we would always recommend the Ritz Carlton Abama, other major resorts in Tenerife include Playa de la Arena, Playa de Las Americas, and Puerto Colón. Not forgetting Los Cristianos, Los Gigantes, Costa Adeje, Puerto de la Cruz. Puerto de Santiago, Alcala, Playa San Juan, Playa Paraiso, Fañabé, San Eugenio (Alto and Bajo), Las Americas, and Palm Mar.

What are the major cities to visit in Tenerife?

Major cities in Tenefife include; Las Galletas, Los Abrigos, Costa Adeje, Las Américas, Los Cristianos and Puerto de la Cruz. Other population centers that cater for tourism are Los Gigantes, La Laguna, La Orotava, El Medáno, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Los Silos.

Where are the best beaches in Tenerife?

One of the main attractions of holidays in Tenerife is the many beaches that surround the island. The Natural beaches have black sand due to past volcanic activity on the island, but a lot of man-made beaches with perfect golden sand can be found at Islands many resorts during your vacation in Tenerife. Of of the most famous beaches are:
  • La Tejita
  • Las Teresitas
  • El Duque
  • Fañabé
  • El Bollullo
  • Los Gigantes
  • Masca
  • Playa Jardín
  • Las Vistas
  • Playa Benijo

What Is the best area to stay in Tenerife?

For luxury far away from the crowds, the Ritz Carlton Abama is a sprawling, Moorish-style resort hotel with a choice of 10 restaurants (one with a Michelin star), luxurious suites, spa, championship golf course, and gym, and a private beach. Mid-range Hotels in Puerto de Santiago: Be Live Visit Playa La Arena Barcelo Santiago Ona Las Rosas Globales Tamaimo Tropical Along with its beautiful charm, Puerto de la Cruz is one of the finest nightlife destinations in Tenerife.