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  • Overview

    The largest of the Spanish Canary Islands, located off the west coast of Africa, Tenerife is a vibrant and popular year-round holiday destination, in part thanks to the island’s stunning, temperate climate, rarely dipping below 17°C in winter, and regularly hitting 29°C in summer. With trade winds preventing the heat from becoming too oppressive, our luxury Tenerife holidays allow you to enjoy the best the island has to offer.

    While the weather may be predictable, Tenerife is a place of contrasts – both in its natural landscapes and in the kind of holiday you’ll find here. While there’s the juxtaposition of sandy beaches and rugged, volcanic mountains, there’s also the complimentary mixture of traditional quiet villages and new bustling resorts. The variety available means Tenerife offers fantastic holidays for families, groups looking for buzzing nightlife, as well as those after a quieter, more relaxing getaway. Foodies won’t be disappointed in this destination either, as Canarian cuisine is a spicy blend of Spanish and North African influence – and, of course, there’s plenty of fresh seafood on offer.

    Head to south of the island, where the landscape can be quite sparse and barren, and you’ll find the opportunity for some stunning road trips around the winding cliff-top roads. If you venture into the towns and cities, you might be lucky enough to visit during one of the many parties and carnivals celebrated in Tenerife throughout the year – from fiestas to religious festivals, the locals always put on a great show.

    Or escape the tourist hotspot areas and experience the traditional feel of the north. With the same feel as mainland Spain, the north offers visitors a vibrant celebration of Spanish culture. Religious fiestas bring the streets alive with colour and music, mix with the locals in the traditional tavernas and Salsa the night away in one of the bars or clubs. Hosting the second largest carnival in the world, a walking festival and being a fantastic location for hiking, cycling and golf, the north of Tenerife is an exciting location to visit.

    Tenerife Cuisine

    While the majority of restaurants cater to the tourists’ tastes of popular world food, Canarian cuisine can be found – usually distinguished by a short menu of soups, stews and grilled fish dishes. Fresh fruit, vegetables and fish are likely to have been caught only a short distance from where you’re eating, and give a few local wines a try for a pleasant surprise.

    With influences from Spanish and north African cuisine, dishes in Tenerife tend to feature tapas with a twist. Some Tenerife specialities include Papas Arrugadas, which are simple yet delicious wrinkled potatoes served with two ‘mojo’ sauces; salted fish Sancocho Canario; and popular vegetarian dish Potaje de Berros – a hotpot of chickpeas.

    The best time to visit Tenerife

    Enjoying a fabulous sub-tropical climate, Tenerife boasts year-round warm temperatures. The mild winter months hold temperatures averaging around 17 degrees Celsius, while the summer months can reach highs of 28 degrees.

    For the highest temperatures and lowest levels of rainfall, travel in the summer months of May to September.

    You may also wish to plan your holiday to coincide with (or avoid) the vibrant festivals and carnivals that are held each year. Popular events include the Tenerife Carnival in February, Canaries Folk Fest in March and Tenerife Walking Festival in May. For more information and inspiration view our Events in Tenerife 2018 blog post.

    Language - Although the island is located closer to Morocco than Spain, the main language spoken is Spanish.

    Currency - The Euro is the currency of Tenerife, be aware that the Island is duty and VAT free.

    Flight time - On average flights take approximately 4 hours 10 minutes from the UK.

    Tipping customs - Tipping is not essential in Tenerife as it is understood to be an optional practice. However, if the service in a restaurant or café is good you may leave a 5-10% tip (depending on the price of the meal) or round up the price of a service such as a taxi ride.

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The largest of the Spanish Canary Islands, located off the west coast of Africa, Tenerife is a vibrant and popular year-round holiday destination, in part thanks to the island’s stunning, temperate climate, rarely dipping below 17°C in winter, and regularly hitting 29°C in summer. With trade winds preventing the heat from becoming too oppressive, our luxury Tenerife holidays allow you to enjoy the best the island has to offer.

While the weather may be predictable, Tenerife is a place of contrasts – both in its natural landscapes and in the kind of holiday you’ll find here. While there’s the juxtaposition of sandy beaches and rugged, volcanic mountains, there’s also the complimentary mixture of traditional quiet villages and new bustling resorts. The variety available means Tenerife offers fantastic holidays for families, groups looking for buzzing nightlife, as well as those after a quieter, more relaxing getaway. Foodies won’t be disappointed in this destination either, as Canarian cuisine is a spicy blend of Spanish and North African influence – and, of course, there’s plenty of fresh seafood on offer.

Head to south of the island, where the landscape can be quite sparse and barren, and you’ll find the opportunity for some stunning road trips around the winding cliff-top roads. If you venture into the towns and cities, you might be lucky enough to visit during one of the many parties and carnivals celebrated in Tenerife throughout the year – from fiestas to religious festivals, the locals always put on a great show.

Or escape the tourist hotspot areas and experience the traditional feel of the north. With the same feel as mainland Spain, the north offers visitors a vibrant celebration of Spanish culture. Religious fiestas bring the streets alive with colour and music, mix with the locals in the traditional tavernas and Salsa the night away in one of the bars or clubs. Hosting the second largest carnival in the world, a walking festival and being a fantastic location for hiking, cycling and golf, the north of Tenerife is an exciting location to visit.

Tenerife Cuisine

While the majority of restaurants cater to the tourists’ tastes of popular world food, Canarian cuisine can be found – usually distinguished by a short menu of soups, stews and grilled fish dishes. Fresh fruit, vegetables and fish are likely to have been caught only a short distance from where you’re eating, and give a few local wines a try for a pleasant surprise.

With influences from Spanish and north African cuisine, dishes in Tenerife tend to feature tapas with a twist. Some Tenerife specialities include Papas Arrugadas, which are simple yet delicious wrinkled potatoes served with two ‘mojo’ sauces; salted fish Sancocho Canario; and popular vegetarian dish Potaje de Berros – a hotpot of chickpeas.

The best time to visit Tenerife

Enjoying a fabulous sub-tropical climate, Tenerife boasts year-round warm temperatures. The mild winter months hold temperatures averaging around 17 degrees Celsius, while the summer months can reach highs of 28 degrees.

For the highest temperatures and lowest levels of rainfall, travel in the summer months of May to September.

You may also wish to plan your holiday to coincide with (or avoid) the vibrant festivals and carnivals that are held each year. Popular events include the Tenerife Carnival in February, Canaries Folk Fest in March and Tenerife Walking Festival in May. For more information and inspiration view our Events in Tenerife 2018 blog post.

Language - Although the island is located closer to Morocco than Spain, the main language spoken is Spanish.

Currency - The Euro is the currency of Tenerife, be aware that the Island is duty and VAT free.

Flight time - On average flights take approximately 4 hours 10 minutes from the UK.

Tipping customs - Tipping is not essential in Tenerife as it is understood to be an optional practice. However, if the service in a restaurant or café is good you may leave a 5-10% tip (depending on the price of the meal) or round up the price of a service such as a taxi ride.

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Featured hotels

Bahia del Duque

5 Star Deluxe

Set in lush sub-tropical gardens Bahia del Duque is located in Adeje on the southern coast of Tenerife and enjoys direct access to the oceanfront and beach.

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Iberostar Grand El Mirador

5 Star Gran Luxe

The Iberostar Grand El Mirador enjoys a wonderful location in an elevated position opposite the glorious sands of the Playa del Duque Beach offering unbeatable views of the Atlantic ocean.

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Jardines de Nivaria

5 Star

The family owned Jardines de Nivaria is situated in the resort area of Playa Fanabe overlooking Puerto Colon marina

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Iberostar Hotel Anthelia

5 Star

First impressions of the attractively designed Iberostar Hotel Anthelia in Costa Adeje is one of spaciousness, with extensive communal areas, large swimming pool areas and delightful, well groomed gardens.

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Featured hotels

Bahia del Duque

5 Star Deluxe

Set in lush sub-tropical gardens Bahia del Duque is located in Adeje on the southern coast of Tenerife and enjoys direct access to the oceanfront and beach.

Iberostar Grand El Mirador

5 Star Gran Luxe

The Iberostar Grand El Mirador enjoys a wonderful location in an elevated position opposite the glorious sands of the Playa del Duque Beach offering unbeatable views of the Atlantic ocean.

Jardines de Nivaria

5 Star

The family owned Jardines de Nivaria is situated in the resort area of Playa Fanabe overlooking Puerto Colon marina

Iberostar Hotel Anthelia

5 Star

First impressions of the attractively designed Iberostar Hotel Anthelia in Costa Adeje is one of spaciousness, with extensive communal areas, large swimming pool areas and delightful, well groomed gardens.

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