If you’re planning a break in Tenerife, Costa Adeje is a brilliant place to base yourself. Perched close to the bustling Playa de las Americas, Costa Adeje is a much quieter region, which nonetheless has plenty to offer.
A few quick facts about Costa Adeje
Not familiar with Costa Adeje? Read on for a few quick facts before you check out my selection of top hotels:
• It’s located on the south-west of the island
• It’s a great place for golfers, thanks to the presence of Golf Costa Adeje and other local courses
• It has some brilliant scenery, largely due to its elevated position, which means you get great views of nearby island La Gomera and the ever-impressive Mount Teide
Iberostar Hotel Anthelia
Best for: families
If you’re planning a family holiday, a crucial factor in how much you enjoy your break will be whether you pick the right hotel. Nestled between the area’s two main beaches and set in 60,000 sq m of landscaped gardens, the Iberostar Hotel Anthelia combines luxury with fantastic family-friendly facilities.
This means it’s got something for all members of the family, so you should (hopefully!) be able to avoid having bored kids, as well as having a good time yourself. Alongside two children’s pools, there’s a dedicated family area, kids’ clubs and an activity programme for youngsters.
There are, in fact, two kids’ clubs, so your children can spend time with youngsters of a similar age. The Mini Club caters to four to seven-year-olds, while the Maxi Club is for eight to 12-year-olds; both clubs are complimentary, and you don’t even need to book in advance, which is a bonus if you’re a bit unorganised like me!
Other family-friendly facilities that caught my eye are interconnecting rooms, playgrounds, children’s menus and babysitting services.
Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque
Best for: holidaymakers looking for luxury and exclusivity
Looking for the ultimate in luxury? The Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque is easily one of Costa Adeje’s most lavish hotels, with its accommodation designed to resemble a traditional Canarian village.
Of course, one of the best things about Tenerife holidays is that they let you enjoy that classic combination of beaches and sunshine, and since this hotel is perched on the edge of the glorious del Duque beach, it’s definitely a great place to do so!
Plus, there’s a fabulous spa where you can indulge in all kinds of luxurious beaches. A nice touch is that the whole spa area is designed to be as relaxing as possible, so it’s located in natural surroundings (think woven grasses and neutral colours).
Meanwhile, thanks to the various facilities for kids, like a children’s pool and entertainment, this is also another decent choice for families.
Iberostar Grand Hotel Salome
Best for: adults-only
If you’re travelling as a couple and fancy relaxing in a peaceful, child-free environment, the Iberostar Grand Hotel Salome should suit you well. Once upon a time, this adults-only hotel was part of the Iberostar Hotel Anthelia (which I talked about above), but these days it offers separate, luxurious accommodation for adults.
That said, it’s worth remembering this establishment does share the Hotel Anthelia’s 60,000 sq m grounds, and a number of the facilities are shared too (including the spa, gym and swimming pools – though the Grand Hotel Salome also has its own private pool).
So, what do you get from holidaying here rather than at the Anthelia? Well, you can stay in spacious – and very elegant, I might add – suites, enjoy a personalised butler service and sip unlimited sparkling wine at the Beach Club Salome. Luxury indeed