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Tenerife - The popular Canarian idyll

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.

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Callao Salvaje

The resort of Callao Salvaje is a short drive from the bright lights of Playa de las Americas, offering the ideal base for those wanting to be near to Tenerife's main town. Callao Salvaje has a selection of supermarkets, a parade of bars and restaurants and a natural, black sandy beach, with a very British feel. Our villas are situated throughout Callao Salvaje, including the Sueno Azul development of villas and apartments, which is very popular with British visitors

  • 30mins fromTenerife South

Hotel Suite Villa Maria

This unique 5 star resort, called Hotel Suite Villa Maria, offers an exquisite location in the south of Tenerife. Perfectly incorporated with the surrounding Costa Adeje golf course, the resort also enjoys wonderful sea views and coastal views of Adeje. Offering something for everyone, there is a sports complex with gymnasium and squash court – a children’s playground, games room and putting green, two communal pools and a children’s pool – the resort also has it's own hairdressers! There is also the very inviting restaurant, ‘La Torre’, located on the first floor overlooking the central Plaza and for lighter meals the pool bar provides a variety of lunch dishes. Designed in a distinctive Canarian architecture style, this elegant resort has 78 exclusive villas ranging from 1 bedroom up to 3 bedrooms.

  • 20mins fromTenerife South

Royal Garden Villas

The beautiful Royal Garden villas are nestled in the hillside directly in front of the Club House of Costa Adeje Golf Club. This fantastic Holiday Resort offers spectacular views over the scenic golf course and panoramic views of the coast. This is a superb holiday base for golfers as the 27-hole Costa Adeje golf course has rapidly become one of the most popular courses in Tenerife. Non-golfers are well catered for too – the volcanic sand beach of Playa de Fanabé is just a few minutes drive away, whilst Costa Adeje also boasts easy access to the surrounding areas of La Caleta and Playa del Duque where you can enjoy a good variety of restaurants and shops.

  • 25mins fromTenerife South

Bahia del Duque

The wonderful Bahia del Duque resort offers luxurious surroundings in which to enjoy the best of the Tenerife sunshine. Our stunning selection of stylish properties in the resort provide a comfortable and contemporary place to relax, and offer the perfect base for enjoying all the resort has to offer. Situated right behind the beach of El Duque, the wonderful Bahia del Duque resort offers a fantastic blend of fun-filled activities and a beautiful setting. Enjoy a game of tennis or visit one of the golf courses nearby, relax in the spa or savour a delicious meal in one of the 8 different restaurants. Great entertainment can also be enjoyed in the resort hotel. Whatever you want from your holiday, there’s something to suit a variety of tastes at Bahia del Duque.

  • 25mins fromTenerife South

Regency Country Club Apartments & Suites

The wonderful Regency Country Club resort is set in a lovely position within the area of Chayofa. Whether you want to relax and enjoy the activities on site, or you’re looking for a base to explore further afield, this resort is an ideal choice. Just a few minutes’ drive away is the fantastic Jungle Park Zoo and botanical park, whilst the bustling coastal resort of Los Cristianos, complete with bars, restaurants and shops is also close by and accessed via a shuttle bus from the resort. There’s plenty to keep you and all the family occupied on site as well. The large infinity style pool provides an ideal place to mix with other families and the children’s pool area is great for the little ones to make new friends! With mini-golf and a play area for children too, there is always something for them to do! With a gym onsite and two fantastic golf courses close by, this resort is ideal for all members of the family!

  • 20mins fromTenerife South


Set just inland from Los Cristianos, Chayofa is a good place to stay if you prefer peace and quiet but also like to be within easy reach of amenities and entertainment. Our villas here are close to a small selection of restaurants.

  • 20mins fromTenerife South

Green Garden Resort & Suites

The Green Garden Resort & Suites is a fantastic holiday destination, ideally situated between the resorts of Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos. Highly recommended for families, the resort offers two large swimming pools, one of which is heated through the winter months, and a children's pool, as well as spa treatments, a gym and an animation team providing activities and entertainment for kids and adults alike. There is also a restaurant and snack bar onsite, open all year round! The accommodation is spacious and well furnished and set within beautiful well kept gardens and just moments away from the golf course. Offering something for everyone and in an excellent location, Green Garden Resort is ideal for all the family!

  • 25mins fromTenerife South

Playa Fanabe

Situated in the Costa Adeje area, Playa Fanabe is a pretty resort packed with things to do. The town centre has a bustling promenade with bars and restaurants, whilst a sandy beach offers numerous watersport activities. There are also a number of good golf courses close to Playa Fanabe, the nearest of which, La Caleta, is just a five minute drive from the resort. Also worth a visit is the fantastic shopping centre of Gran Sur, packed with shops, a cinema and a supermarket.

  • 25mins fromTenerife South

Playa de la Arena, Los Gigantes

The resort of Playa de la Arena boasts one of the finest volcanic sand beaches in the region, as well as a stunning beachfront promenade with a great selection of restaurants and bars. Playa de la Arena is set against the dramatic backdrop of the cliffs of Los Gigantes and neighbours the nearby resort of Puerto de Santiago. The resort of Los Gigantes is just four kilometres away, set on a hill at the foot of truly awe-inspiring cliffs which drop steeply into the sea. There are a variety of restaurants, shops and bars clustered around the resort's small harbour where you can join various dolphin and whale-spotting boat trips. You’ll also find a little black sand beach that’s ideal for families.

  • 1hr fromTenerife South


Set back from the Costa Adeje and located three kilometres further up the coast from Playa de las Americas, Adeje is a newly built resort with easy access to all surrounding areas. This resort has a quieter and more reserved atmosphere than many other resorts in Tenerife. Costa de Adeje is situated on the black volcanic sand beach of Playa de Fanabé and offers a good selection of watersports and a nearby waterpark.

  • 18mins fromTenerife South

Playa Paraiso

Playa Paraiso is a low-key resort offering a small selection of music bars, restaurants and shops. This resorts main attraction is a lido with a large lagoon-style pool and ocean views. You’ll find the bustling resort of Playa de las Americas only a 15 minute drive away.

  • 30mins fromTenerife South

Your Tenerife Villa holiday

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On the beach in Tenerife

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.

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Retail therapy in Tenerife

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.

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Fun packed days in Tenerife

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.

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Atmospheric evenings in Tenerife

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.

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Not to be missed...

  • 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.

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