Known as the sub-tropical Canary Island, Tenerife boasts fabulous year-round weather. Beaches of both dark volcanic and golden sand curve around the coastline, offering a wide variety of watersports and amenities. A lively, fun and welcoming place, the island will entertain you with a mix of colourful fiestas, modern bars and fantastic restaurants. From the lush rainforests of the north, the sun-baked south and the mountainous middle, you’ll find Tenerife teeming with tourist treasures.
Our villas in Tenerife hug the southwest coastline - a year-round suntrap perfect for enjoying the bustling resorts and fabulous beaches of the south. However, exploration unravels the island’s eclectic personality - the mountainous middle, lush northern rainforests and hideaway towns.
From sheltered shorelines and plunging cliffs, to white crescent coves and windsurfers’ paradise, Tenerife’s coastline is rich in variety and well worth exploring.
The most popular beaches are located in the south. Here, you’ll find long, family-friendly man-made stretches of fine sand with all the amenities you could wish for. Many have been awarded the Blue Flag for cleanliness, and offer watersports, changing facilities and sun loungers. The main resorts have palm trees for shade and many shops, bars and restaurants for refreshment.
Several shopping centres can be found on the island, including the popular Corté Ingles department store in Santa Cruz.
In the south, you’ll find a plethora of souvenir stores and local markets selling handcrafted goods such as pottery, embroidery and volcanic sculptures. Larger shopping complexes can be found in Playa de las Americas, Playa Del Duque and San Eugenio, selling international brands and the latest fashions. As a duty free area, you can also pick up items like spirits and perfumes at much cheaper prices.
With no shortage of entertaining daytime activities, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Tenerife. Marine life is in abundance, from aquariums and exotic sea life centres to popular boat excursions that take you to see dolphins and pilot whales in their natural habitat. Aqua parks can also be found in the main resorts, including the brand new Siam Park, designed in the style of the ancient kingdom of Thailand. Which is located close to the popular resorts of Los Christanos, Las Americas and Fanabe.
Explore the exotic wildlife and rainforests of the north, visit a national park or take a trip to Mount Teide, the island’s dormant volcano.
Nightlife can be lively, with many bars, discos and flamenco displays spread around the resort of Playa de las Americas. Spanish dancing, magic shows and live tribute singers are also popular in the south of the island.
The quieter resorts of Los Cristianos and Santa Cruz offer more tranquil, sophisticated entertainment and evening dining. As Canarians traditionally eat later, leisurely meals can often fill an entire evening. You’ll also find plenty of places to sit and nibble on tapas until the small hours.
Tenerife Holidays - Points of Interest
Take a trip to the top of the tallest peak in Spain, Mount Teide, for the most spectacular views.
Go whale and dolphin spotting on a boat trip to their favourite haunts in the ocean.
Party through the night, especially at Fiesta time or in the party capital Playa de las Americas.
Cool off in an aqua park – you’ll find them in the larger, main resorts.
Take the family to the island’s exotic animal sanctuary housing parrots, sharks, penguins and polar bears.
Visit La Gomera, Tenerife’s sister island. Here, you’ll find good diving, walking and an abundance of marine life to explore.
Visit the horseshoe marina at Puerto Colon - the perfect destination for an evening stroll, or a lazy lunch at the yacht club.
The beautiful Royal Garden villas are nestled in the hillside directly in front of the Club House of Costa Adeje Golf Club, offering spectacular views over the golf course and panoramic views of the coast.
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Scores 8.5 out of 10based on 94 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
10 out of 10
Great location in a very nice area and a lovely walk to the local bars and restaurants. The villa has fantastic outdoor space, sun all day long so always somewhere to top up your tan. Fabulous owners who are incredibly helpful with hints and tips for the local areas.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 13 September 2019 Published on: 15 September 2019 10 out of 10
nothing we didn't like
Confirmed stay: 06 September 2019 Published on: 11 September 2019 10 out of 10
Dudley Family (the eldest child is at school)
Lovely food and fabulous shops bought loads of unusual things for our house
The black sand which burnt your feet
Confirmed stay: 27 August 2019 Published on: 28 August 2019 10 out of 10
Leeds, West Yorkshire. Family (the eldest child is at school)
It’s a lovely quiet place where the villa is based.
Because it’s in a residential area, we had to taxi a lot of places.
Confirmed stay: 26 August 2019 Published on: 27 August 2019 10 out of 10
Stafford Family (the eldest child is at school)
Villa was in Callao Salvaje which is nice and quiet - which is exactly what we wanted. Small amount of restaurants in the town. Food is excellent. (Sunshine restaurant was fantastic - food and service/staff) Supermarket stocked everything you could want - and it’s only a 5-10 min drive to the Lidl by the motorway if you need more. Weather fantastic
None - but if you are looking for nightlife then need to go elsewhere in Tenerife.
Confirmed stay: 24 August 2019 Published on: 27 August 2019 9 out of 10
Notts Family (the eldest child is at school)
the Villa, the place in general
No paths around chayofa to walk with a pushchair
Confirmed stay: 23 August 2019 Published on: 24 August 2019 10 out of 10
Prescot Family (the eldest child is at school)
lovely weather, lots to do, excellent restaurants
Confirmed stay: 17 August 2019 Published on: 18 August 2019 9 out of 10
Wimborne Family (the eldest child is at school)
Five girls loved how good the shopping has become in Los Christianos. Roads are excellent - better than the UK.
Watch-out if using a black beach - the sand can get really hot.
Confirmed stay: 17 August 2019 Published on: 18 August 2019 10 out of 10
Family (the eldest child is at school)
Sun, Food, Siam Park , Plenty to see and do
Los Americas , Asian electrical shops selling fake products that don't work and when you go back to return it they don't want to know and they intimidate you so you leave A valuable lesson learnt , sadly these people put you off returning. Also too much pressure from street hawkers selling rubbish goods and wanting to braid your hair
Confirmed stay: 16 August 2019 Published on: 21 August 2019 9 out of 10
Plenty of options to eat and some beautiful walks.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 10 August 2019 Published on: 11 August 2019
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