Continuing with our ‘luxury destination’ focus, we take a look at the beautiful Canary Island of Tenerife, and what Tenerife Select – Tenerife Tourism Corporation’s luxury brand – has to offer its potential guests for 2017
Tenerife is the largest of the seven Canary Islands, and is the ideal luxury holiday destination to take a break and unwind. As the most popular Spanish island, and with a land area of more than 780 square miles, Tenerife makes up 43% of the total population of the Canary Islands. More than five million tourists visit Tenerife every year – the most of any of the Canary Islands – proving that it is a much-desired location for holidaymakers from all across the globe, and it’s clear to see why.
Its diversity of landscapes, all-year-round spring-like weather and proximity to Europe make Tenerife the perfect getaway for an unforgettable and frankly, flawless holiday experience. The weather in Tenerife is a safe bet, and with an average annual temperature of 22 degrees centigrade and a stream of breathtaking sights to see, it is the ideal location for any holidaymaker wanting a break from the – usually – dismal British weather. Many people assume that, to find the most exotic, volcanic destination with sizzling heat, you need to take long and tiresome journeys or leave Europe, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Tenerife is a three to four hour flight from most European cities, and with two serving airports – Tenerife North Airport and Tenerife South Airport – visitors can expect nothing less than a stress-free journey to this lavish location.
No other destination in Europe hosts a fuller or better quality infrastructure than Tenerife. Of course, there are the magnificent four and five star luxury resorts that make Tenerife the dreamed- of location that it is, but there is also so much more. The island boasts a generally modern and fully-equipped hotel industry alongside a wide range of first- class entertainment and leisure options; exceptional hotels with attention to detail, restaurants with extraordinary cuisine and atmosphere, a wide array of golf courses, spa centres and much more, making it the perfect destination for couples, lone travellers and families alike. Alongside huge, exotic resorts, you will see that there are charming little boutique hotels, some in lovely historical villages, and country houses surrounded by spectacular scenery. For those holidaymakers who are looking for more privacy, there are fabulous villas scattered around the island, offering up the chance to live the lavish lifestyle of a true royal. They are all very exclusive; with everything down to the smallest detail, and a large amount have a la carte services that might even include your very own butler, cook, massages at home and more!
Does it really get much better than that? Yes it does… You can order a bath to your liking with the scent you prefer, and afterwards have a relaxing massage on the terrace while you gaze at the sea next to your private pool. The villas are always in places of privilege – most of them on the coast – in quiet settings surrounded by gardens, allowing you to feel like you’re in your own personal paradise and we can bet your bottom dollar that you’ll find it very difficult to leave!
A trip to Tenerife will provide you with a thousand unique experiences. Alongside the expected beautiful beaches that boast fine volcanic sand and clear blue waters, water parks and animal conservation centres, as well as water sports such as jet skiing and parasailing, the island is the host of a spectrum of interesting and fun landscapes to witness and activities to immerse yourself in. In Teide National Park, you’ll feel like you’re on another planet with monstrous volcanoes and exceptional views. Why not travel around it in a rented four-wheel drive or a convertible sports car? As the highest peak in Spain, Mount Teide reaches a height of 3,718 metres and has an impressive crater – a sight definitely worth seeing. If being at sea is more your thing, then you can sail the Atlantic in an elegant yacht. You could be watching whales and dolphins while sipping cocktails and enjoying some sun on deck, or walking historic trails to get to know the island’s volcanoes. The possibilities the beautiful Canary Island of Tenerife presents are endless.