Tenerife is often best known as a party destination thanks to the bustling club scene found in Playa de las Americas; however, the island has so much more to offer especially to those looking for a touch of luxury.
Tenerife is known as the island of contrasts because it boasts such a varied mix to visitors. With stunning beaches, charming villages and a veritable laundry list of available activities it has something to offer everyone.
The staple ingredients of a luxury trip to Tenerife are of course the sun, the sand and the sea. The beaches feature soft luxurious sand and crystal clear water. With a year round warm climate it is a sun-worshipper’s paradise! However, Tenerife also has more to offer thanks to the unique collision of Spanish and African cultures and it is perhaps this which really adds to the luxury side of things on the island.
Enjoy Great Food
One area in which you can seek out something a little special is in the local cuisine. Many of the islands exotic fruits and vegetables are home grown and feature heavily in speciality dishes. The food is commonly of an exotic Spanish style, but with heavy African influences. The more adventurous diners can choose local delicacies such as fried goat or rabbit stew, while others may prefer sticking to salt baked fish and Spanish style tapas.
There are many restaurants and cafés scattered across Tenerife, but you may need some help in finding the more upmarket options. Your resort concierge will no doubt have some recommendations, but you may also want to seek out La Nonna or Las Rocas in Costa Adeje and Bianco Ristorante in Playa de las Americas all of which are highly rated.
Finding Luxury Accommodation
In order to find luxury accommodation on the island, you will likely want to turn away from the more lively coastal resorts, although there are a few top level hotels in these areas as well. However, if you move closer to the elegant volcanic landscape you will find many more options to suit your more discerning and sophisticated tastes.
One up and coming luxury resort is the hidden gem that is Guia De Isora. Here you will find a laid back environment with beautiful landscapes and fantastic food. One of the top hotels in the resort is the Sensation Resort which is styled to look like the Alhambra Palace. The resort features six high quality restaurants, a stunning pool area and everything you could hope for from a luxury resort.
Some of the other resorts offering luxury accommodations include Costa Adeje and Los Cristianos.
Travel To Tenerife In Style
The flight time from London to Tenerife is a little over four hours when flying commercial, landing at Tenerife Airport. However, if you really want to arrive in style, then you might want to consider opting for a private jet charter flight. Private flights can often be a little faster and of course you will not have the stress that often comes with commercial travel.
What better way to start your vacation than by travelling in a luxury private jet where you can dine on quality food and relax in a sumptuous and spacious environment. Even if you have never booked a private charter before you will find that it is easy to do. In fact it is now easier than ever before thanks to the internet! You simply visit a charter flight website, enter the relevant details and let them take care of the rest.
Activities And Attractions
Tenerife is often associated with sunbathing by day and clubbing by night, but for those in search of luxury there are plenty of additional activities to enjoy. The island features a full size 18 hole gold course frequented by notable patrons including Bill Clinton and there are many upmarket spas offering manicures, massages and other luxury treatments.
There are also plenty of excursions on offer to local historic sites and you will find plenty of events celebrating the arts. If you get the timing right you can also indulge in the various carnivals throughout the year.
If nature is more your style then there are plenty of opportunities to marvel at the volcanic landscape or enjoy the native flora and fauna in various national parks and botanic gardens.As you can see, Tenerife has much to offer those looking for a luxury break. Start your trip off in style with a private charter flight before checking into one of the many 5 star resorts on the island.Then whether you want to relax on a sun drenched beach or enjoy some exotic local cuisine you are sure to find activities to suit your personal taste. Do not be put off by the party reputation, there is a great deal of elegance and luxury to be found on the island too.