Tenerife Holidays - Spain
With its sandy beaches, diverse scenery and year-round sunshine, Tenerife has been drawing in holidaymakers for decades. The south is where you'll find the bigger resorts and the best beaches, while the north showcases a lush landscape and a more traditional feel. Standing tall in the centre of the island is Mount Teide, Spain's highest peak. It's set in a UNESCO-listed national park, which is covered in moon-like lava formations.
The island has plenty to keep you busy, from whale watching trips and golf courses, to mountain hikes. It's also home to one of Europe's biggest water parks, Thai-inspired Siam Park.
Things to do in Tenerife
Scale Mount Teide
Mount Teide towers over Tenerife, and is surrounded by a wild, volcanic landscape. Take a cable car up to its highest point and you'll have views over the island and across the water to neighbouring Gran Canaria and La Gomera.
Explore Santa Cruz
Tenerife's capital, Santa Cruz, is well worth a visit. You'll find handsome historical buildings, pastel-painted houses, and stacks of shops and restaurants. If you're visiting in February or March, you might be lucky enough to catch the colourful Santa Cruz Carnival, one of the biggest in the world.
Brave the slides at Siam Park
Siam Park is one of the largest water parks in Europe, and racks up an impressive collection of slides and swimming pools. Adrenaline-lovers should check out The Dragon and Tower of Power, while little ones have The Lost City, a dedicated splash area with waterfalls and mini-chutes.
Hotels in Tenerife
The south-coast resort of Costa Adeje has an impressive selection of first-class hotels, from the Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque, with its lush gardens and inviting pools, to the Iberostar Grand Hotel El Mirador, which overlooks the Atlantic. If you're after easy access to the coastline, try the Iberostar Hotel Anthelia, set between Costa Adeje's two main beaches. For full-blown luxury, take a look at the Ritz-Carlton, Abama in Guia de Isora - it lines up landscaped gardens, a sweeping golf course, and Michelin-starred restaurants.
Have a look at all our other hotels in Tenerife.
The Sovereign Standard
To help you choose your perfect holiday we have rated all of our hotels using our own system.
Classical Sovereign hotels are more modest hotels offering charm and character, or an exceptional location. Many of these hotels have been firm favourites with Sovereign customers for countless years and offer great value for money.
Luxury Collection hotels offer everything you would expect to go hand in hand with a luxury holiday. They offer high standards of service and attention to all those important little details.
Exclusive Collection hotels provide the ultimate luxury; they are the finest, most opulent hotels offering superlative service and excellent facilities, which will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning traveller.
Family Collection hotels are some of the finest family-friendly resorts and offer a wide range of facilities for both children and parents. Families can enjoy a whole host of amenities including fun kid's clubs, a dedicated children's pool and spacious accommodation.