The island is full of dramatic landscapes, from the snow-covered peaks of Pico del Teide, Spain’s tallest mountain, to tropical white beaches that stretch across miles of coastline. It’s even home to the second largest carnival in the world—the famous Carnaval de Santa Cruz. With balmy average temperatures of around 24°c all year round, it’s no wonder so many visitors return to the island time and time again.
Tenerife also has an enviable collection of hotels offering up pure unbridled luxury. On my most recent trip, I got to leave the kids behind and truly recharge in one of Tenerife’s newest offerings in Costa Adeje. It’s one of my favourite areas in South Tenerife. Close to all the main attractions, walking along the promenade with the sea crashing in the distance, as well as superb dining options make it a fantastic destination for sun-seekers. Coupled with an abundance of five-star hotels means there something to suit all tastes.
It was tough on occasion, leaving the confines of the hotel, and my perfectly positioned sun lounger overlooking the Atlantic and a crisp glass of superior rosé. From gourmet meals to blissful spas, luxe interiors and uber glam rooms, here are my top picks of the finest luxury hotels in Tenerife.