Tenerife

It is known for winter sun, but the largest of the Canary Islands has a lot more to offer than just sun, sea and sand. You can play golf at one of the island’s eight golf courses or go on a whale watching trip off the south coast. If you’re into nature, culture and history, Tenerife also has lofty mountains, sleepy villages and a colonial town to explore.

Whether you’re looking for cheap hotels in Tenerife or you’ve been searching for luxury hotels in Tenerife, this island has got the lot. From family-friendly resorts serving up child-friendly food and featuring multiple swimming pools to five-star boutique properties offering splendid rooms and sophisticated dining that are better suited to couples, you can find just what you want on this Spanish island in the North African sun.

The resorts on the south coast of the island, like Los Cristianos and larger Playa de las Américas, offer plenty of activities and facilities, which is why they attract singles, couples and families alike. Costa Adeje, meanwhile, is an upmarket resort with chic hotels, smart shops and stylish eateries and bars.

If you hanker after a quieter place, Los Gigantes offers a more serene atmosphere and dramatic cliffs, while Playa de la Arena suits those who want restful days by the beach and to sample the food at local restaurants by night. The island’s tropical north is lush and green and it’s here that you’ll find Puerto de la Cruz, which is in close proximity to historical sites and has plenty of parks and gardens and pretty squares to explore. Santa Cruz also has abundant green space and plazas, along with great shopping and art galleries.

Dining out in Tenerife is a highlight of anyone’s holiday on the island. Whether you - or your children - prefer chips-with-everything or you can’t wait to sample some traditional Spanish fare, you can find it all at the hotels and restaurants in the island’s resorts. You can enjoy a full English breakfast, before stopping for a light lunch of tortilla or a selection of tapas. At night, try a paella packed with local seafood, enjoy a Pad Thai or experience one of the island’s Michelin starred restaurants for a sublime meal to remember.

From lazing by the beach, to whale spotting, to playing golf, to dancing all night, a holiday in Tenerife can be as active as you please. For a refreshing change, head inland to explore tucked-away villages and a taste of a more traditional lifestyle or visit the colonial town of La Laguna.

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