Tenerife

8 secluded adults-only hotels on the sunny island of Tenerife

The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife has all the ingredients that make it a popular destination for couples looking for an indulgent break: reliable weather, white sandy beaches and secluded pockets of peace

From gentle walks on volcanic black-sand beaches to afternoons browsing art galleries in traditional towns, there’s an abundance of activities to choose from.

Whether your itinerary consists of a sun-soaked week on the beach or a weekend testing out the local golf courses, these adults-only hotels in Tenerife offer a welcome respite after a day out. As they’re child-free, you’ll be in for a tranquil break, totally free from any disturbances.

An adults-only hotel in Tenerife with a rooftop pool, hot tub and bar

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Enter a suite at Tigotan Lovers & Friends and the soothing décor and panoramic sea views instantly create a calm ambiance. Opt for a romance-themed room with a Jacuzzi, rain shower and king-size bed if you’re holidaying with your partner. Technology aficionados, meanwhile, will appreciate the Smart Room’s high-speed Wi-Fi, integrated speakers and chromatic lighting control.

Throughout the rest of the hotel, discover impeccably presented recreational areas, such as the rooftop infinity pool and hot tub. After a relaxing session on the designer sunbeds – complete with Atlantic Ocean views and buttons to summon a waiter for drinks – savour a sumptuous T-bone steak at the Argentinian-influenced Santa Rosa Grill.

For some gentle exercise during the day away that keeps you out of the heat of the day, try a water aerobics class. Afterwards, indulge in a restorative Thai massage at the on-site spa, which also offers body wraps, foot rubs, wraps and facials. There’s a Turkish bath and two treatment rooms here – one of which is designed for couples. At sunset, watch the sky turn romantic hues of red while sipping on a refreshing favourite cocktail under the neon lights of the hip Café del Mar rooftop bar.

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Rooftop

Sea vistas from the rooftop infinity and hot tub

VIP

VIP area with elegant Balinese beds

Tigotan Lovers & Friends

Playa de las Américas, 0.7 km to Centro Comercial Safari
8.3 Very good (5528 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
Wellness centre / Spa
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A 5-star adults-only Tenerife hotel steps away from the beach

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Situated in the impressive Costa Adeje region, half of which has been designated a nature reserve, a stay at the Royal Hideaway Corales Beach is truly memorable. Choose a junior suite with a hot tub on the terrace for an added level of comfort and luxury; rainfall showers, king-size beds and coffee machines come as standard.

Treat your taste buds to Peruvian-Japanese fusion food at San Ho restaurant, or opt for more innovative delicacies on the menu such as beef tacos with yuzu and juniper bechamel sauce at the Maresia Gastro Space, captained by the Michelin-starred Padrón brothers. Wind down with an aperitif on the eatery’s rooftop section, with views over the crag-lined La Gomera island – the perfect backdrop for a romance-filled evening.

After a lazy morning of sand and sun on nearby La Caleta Beach, pamper yourself at the hotel spa. This tranquil space features a hydrotherapy circuit consisting of a relaxation pool with underwater jets, a waterfall, swan necks, a steam room, a sauna and a walk-through shower area. Masseuses specialise in Ayurvedic treatments from India, as well as facials and body scrubs using exotic ingredients.

Highlights

Michelin restaurant

Restaurant run by Michelin-starred brothers

Rooftop pool

Open-air rooftop infinity pool

Royal Hideaway Corales Suites

Top rated
Costa Adeje, 3.2 km to Aqualand
8.7 Excellent (58 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.3 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Wellness centre / Spa
Gym
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An ocean-front adults-only resort with private butler service

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Select a suite or private villa at the adults-only Red Level section of Gran Melia resort for a VIP service – including your own personal butler. The elegantly appointed rooms here feature whirlpool tubs, while the ocean-front villa has its own garden and heated pool.

Stretch out your muscles with some low-impact Pilates or embrace calm at the Zen meditation area. Meanwhile, your other half can test out the wide range of equipment at the resort’s high-tech gym or sit back with a book. A relaxing soak in one of the hydro-massage or hydrotherapy pools at the Spa by Clarins will leave you feeling perfectly serene ahead of a facial, massage or body treatment by a skilled therapist. There’s also a herbal steam sauna with chromotherapy, a thermal shock shower, essence showers and a bi-thermal foot bath. There’s also an option to take your treatment outside in one of five open-air booths.

Over in the main resort, savour avant-garde Italian cuisine at Club Ocean trattoria or dine on an expertly prepared seafood risotto at the Oasis Pool Grill. Instead of heading straight to the bar afterwards, book a cocktail-making class to mix your own drink. Wine tasting and sushi-preparing workshops are also available.

Highlights

Private pool

Private adults-only pool for Red Level guests

Spa

Spa by Clarins offering open-air treatments

Red Level at Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora

Top rated
9.2 Excellent (956 reviews)
Excellent Service 9.3 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
Wellness centre / Spa
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A luxurious adults-only hotel with ocean views

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Surrounded by exotic greenery, H10 Big Sur occupies an enviable position overlooking the ocean in the former fishing village of Los Cristianos. The pool area, resembling a tropical island, entices guests to spend a restful afternoon on one of the sun loungers. If you’re holidaying without the kids, make the most of the peace and quiet and enjoy those precious moments of quality time.

If you’re looking to keep up your fitness while away, there are various sports programmes available, including yoga and pilates, as well as the on-site gym. Soothe your mind and body at the spa, which offers massages, peels, wraps, facials and micro-pigmentation in addition to a sauna, Turkish bath and hairdressing service.

The canopy-covered Naturalia restaurant is ideal for a healthy, delicious Mediterranean lunch. After refuelling, head to the terrace and watch sun sink into the sea as you sip a glass of regional white before bed. Whether you choose a mountain or sea-facing suite, the calming, neutral-toned décor will help lull you into a revitalising sleep.

H10 Big Sur

Top rated
8.6 Excellent (2537 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.1 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
Wellness centre / Spa
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A luxurious 5-star adults-only hotel with expansive grounds

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A short stroll away from Playa del Duque beach stands the palatial Iberostar Grand Hotel, offering a host of leisure activities. Romantic cabanas surround the heated freshwater pool, made for those lengthy lounging sessions and worth interrupting only for an energy-boosting seafood dish at La Pérgola restaurant. If the fresh sea air has stimulated your appetite, treat yourself to mouth-watering savoury crêpes on El Cenador restaurant’s outdoor terrace.

Accommodation comes exclusively in the form of suites of different sizes, each decorated in soft pastel tones which create a calming environment for an afternoon siesta. Aside from a canopy bed, each suite has a separate dressing area and a spacious private balcony.

The on-site spa is the ideal place for pre-dinner pampering. Choose from a wide range of facials and body treatments for a head-to-toe experience – including an underwater massage. There’s also a hydrodynamic pool and whirlpool bath for you to indulge in a long, warm soak.

Iberostar Grand El Mirador

Top rated
Costa Adeje, 2.1 km to Aqualand
9.2 Excellent (1369 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.3 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
Wellness centre / Spa
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An elegant adults-only hotel near a sandy beach

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Tucked away in a tranquil pocket of Tenerife, Kn Arenas del Mar hotel offers a calming retreat just 10 metres from the charismatic black-sand La Jaquita Beach. The nearby small town of El Médano and thrilling kiteboarding, windsurfing and golf options in the area make this a stellar choice for a fun, action-packed week away in Tenerife.

Reap the invigorating effects of the seawater thalassotherapy spa or indulge in one of the hotel’s tempting range of massages treatments and therapies. Wellbeing facilities include a Turkish bath, Jacuzzi, sauna, thermal bath, aromatic showers and floatarium.

Lie back on your private terrace in a suite offering glorious sea or mountain views. The rooms are designed to maximise natural light, creating an atmosphere of peace and harmony, with subdued tones and warm wood accents.

Kn Arenas del Mar

Granadilla de Abona, 4.8 km to Aeropuerto de Tenerife Sur Reina Sofía
8.0 Very good (788 reviews)
Very good Service 8.4 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
Wellness centre / Spa
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An authentic adults-only hotel with a golf course

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Tropical greenery and the imposing Teno mountains encircle the Canarian colonial-style Melia Hacienda del Conde. The immaculately presented rooms, which feature terracotta tiled floors and dark wood accents, echo these natural surroundings.

Take an energizing dip at the outdoor pool while your partner works on their skills at the 18-hole golf course, designed by Spanish pro Severiano Ballesteros. After soaking up the rays on the loungers, reconvene at the YHI SPA for a spot of pampering. Discover the soothing and invigorating powers of water in the ice fountain, bi-thermal showers, foot bath, sauna, hydromassage amenities and heated pool. Afterwards, select a therapy from the extensive list, featuring facials, massages, beauty and body treatments.

Gastronomic delights await at at the Salazar restaurant, where chefs combine local favourites with unique Asian flavours. Sit outside at La Tasca wine bar and enjoy the feel of the warm, gentle evening breeze as you wash down traditional tapas with a glass of Rioja.

Melia Hacienda del Conde

Top rated
Buenavista del Norte, 0.9 km to Feria del Ganado y Romería de San Antonio Abad
8.7 Excellent (1340 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.1 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
Wellness centre / Spa
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