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Luxury Tenerife Holidays

Golden shores and volcanic landscapes

Holidays in Tenerife have been a favourite with the British since the reign of Queen Victoria, and with its year round sunshine, spectacular beaches and huge resorts it’s easy to see why. As one of Spain’s Canary Islands, located off the west coast of Africa, Tenerife benefits from the warmth of the African climate and a mingling of cultures. Whether you’re travelling with your family, on a romantic couple’s holiday or in a group you’ll find wonderful attractions waiting for you here.

For lively resorts with amenities for visitors of all ages, choose a holiday in Playa de las Americas or Costa Adeje. Both resorts are home to large swathes of golden sands, with a choice of watersports as well as restaurants, bars, and luxury hotels. For boutique hotels, rugged cliffs, and a sense of history Guia de Isora is perfect, while Puerto de la Cruz is home to the island’s iconic black sandy beaches. 

Luxury holidays in Tenerife

Book your luxury holidays in Tenerife and enjoy its many amenities. Choose from sprawling resorts full of large hotel complexes, restaurants, duty free shopping, and bars, or smaller towns located right on the beachfront. Golf courses are dotted throughout and provide you with spectacular views, as well as excellent club houses, while boat trips and whale watching tours are also available.

Book with Sovereign and we’ll make sure you get the best from your holidays. Our expert Trusted Advisers are on hand to help you find the right hotel from our carefully selected collection. Families will love large complexes with child friendly menus, plenty of activities, and Kids’ Clubs. Adults can enjoy infinity pools, spas, and exquisite dining options, as well as bars with stunning views and a choice of cocktails and fine wines. Whatever you’re looking for, we’ll help you relax, unwind, and create memories to last a lifetime.

Our pick of the top hotels in Tenerife
Every one of our hotels is handpicked and personally visited by our team

Hotel Bahia del Duque

Tenerife, Costa Adeje
  • An inspiring five star hotel with stunning colonial architecture
  • Easy access to Playa El Duque beach and Costa Adeje’s promenade
  • Award-winning spa treatments, various dining options, and child-friendly facilities

Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa

Tenerife, Costa Adeje
  • Perfect for families
  • A five star hotel with luxury amenities
  • A range of activities on offer, including mini golf and a spa

Iberostar Grand El Mirador

Tenerife, Costa Adeje
  • A 5-star, adults-only, deluxe hotel
  • Situated on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean 
  • Impressive pool complex, Mediterranean restaurants and an indulgent spa

The Ritz-Carlton, Abama

Tenerife, Guia de Isora
  • Set in lush, botanical gardens, with seven naturally designed pools
  • Great for families, with specially designed programmes for children
  • 12 bars and restaurants to choose from, including two Michelin-starred options

Iberostar Anthelia

Tenerife, Costa Adeje
  • Modern and contemporary garden and sea view rooms 
  • Sensations Spa will completely relax and rejuvenate the body and mind
  • Located amongst stunning landscaped gardens, just 25 metres from the sea

Hotel Jardines de Nivaria

Tenerife, Costa Adeje
  • On the golden sands of stunning Playa de Fanabe
  • Indulge with a hot stone massage or beauty treatment
  • Rooms overlook the gardens, pool or sea
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Family holidays in Tenerife

Sovereign’s hotels offer everything from adventure pools to kids’ clubs, spa treatments and golf courses, so the whole family can enjoy their luxury holiday. 


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Destinations in Tenerife
Costa Adeje
Costa Adeje drapes itself over the sheer south-west coast of Tenerife. It’s the leisurely neighbour of Playa de las Americas, offering clifftop hotels above and petite sandy beaches below.
Guia De Isora
Westerly Guia de Isora stretches from the inland town centre, with its whitewashed church and green-shuttered houses, to the beach-lined coast. It dishes up designer hotels along the way, too.
Playa De Las Americas
Playa de las Americas offers a full deck of award-winning beaches, no-holds-barred hotels and evening shows that’s kept it on the map since the 1960s.
Playa Paraiso
Follow the snaking coastline north from Costa Adeje, and you’ll stumble across Playa Paraiso – a collection of high-end hotels and cliffside bars arranged around deep-cut sandy bays.
Puerto De La Cruz
Puerto de la Cruz was once a retreat for well-heeled Victorians. It still has a polished look, laying out a smart promenade alongside volcanic beaches.
Typical Costs
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Bottle of beer
€2-3
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Bus return
€5-7
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Cup of coffee
€1.50-2.50
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Glass of wine
€3.50-4.50
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Main course
€14-16
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Small souvenir
€8-10
Flight Information

Flight time from the UK to Tenerife is around 4 hours 30 minutes. 

When to go

Tenerife enjoys a classic Canarian climate: hot sunshine, all year round. You’ll get around 11 hours of sunshine a day throughout summer, which starts warming up around April and regularly pushes into the low 30s around July. Even in the off season, it’s unlikely to fall below the low-to-mid teens. 

Visa Information

Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Spain

Tipping

Restaurant bills include a service charge by law in Spain, so whether you choose to tip further is up to you. If you enjoyed the meal and service, it is customary to leave 5-10%. Hotel porters and maids will appreciate a small tip, and while taxi drivers don’t require a tip, it’s common to round up the fare.

Introduction to languages

The official language of Spain is Spanish. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.

Sovereign Family Trusted Advisors

Claire Wood

Why not try whale and dolphin watching? The clear waters off Los Gigantes are home to a variety of species of whales and dolphins - particularly bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales. Take a boat to go and try and spot them in their natural habitat. We can’t guarantee a sighting, but we know the odds are pretty good!

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Louise Burling

We can advise you on flying with toddlers - for example, some airlines will allow you to take up to two things free of charge, so your pushchair, car or booster seat don't need to be included in your allowance.

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Helen Lippe

Always ask us about equipment for hire at your hotel – things like baby baths, nappies and bottle sterilisers. It saves having to carry everything but the kitchen sink with you!

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