The Ritz-Carlton, Abama

Tenerife, Guia de Isora

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  • Moorish-inspired architecture set amid lush, botanical grounds leading to the golden sands of Abama Beach
  • Great for families, with a wide range of activities for children and teenagers
  • Award-winning spa and wellness facilities to revitalise body and mind
  • 10 bars and restaurants, including two Michelin starred options and cuisine from around the world 

Are there any places more prestigious than a Ritz Carlton? We think not. This is the luxury hotel of your imagination. Everything - and by that we mean everything - is taken care of. Put simply, The Ritz-Carlton, Abama has it all. Five-star luxury, grand Moroccan inspired architecture, oodles of glamour and extensive grounds. A stay here transports you much further than Tenerife. 


The Ritz-Carlton, Abama is both luxurious and classic and offers much to travellers who leave nothing to chance. Rising out of the landscape like a pink palace, the huge resort is set back from the beach, but this only adds to its superlativeness. The vast gardens, where you’ll find seven swimming pools, are an oasis of calm and offer lots of cosy corners. If you do want to dive into the Atlantic Ocean, then a quick walk or ride on the panoramic funicular will get you there in less than 10 minutes. 


Unsurprisingly, food and drink are exceptional - there is a huge range of dining options including two Michelin starred restaurants. As with any island, seafood is a must, and there’s a great emphasis on tapas. Carefully placed bars mean that sundowners take on a literal meaning when you take your evening sangria. Every moment of your stay here is an experience second to none. Enjoy every minute.

Facilities

Bars & Restaurants

The Ritz-Carlton, Abama is fast becoming one of the top food destinations in Europe. And we can see why!  Ten bars and restaurants offer a plethora of choice from sun-drenched beach lunches, pool treats to exceptional Michelin starred tasting menus.

M.B.

Martín Berasategui’s two Michelin starred restaurant is led by Head Chef Erlantz Gorostiza, and offers a bold menu of Basque-inspired flavours, expertly executed to allow the ingredients to speak for themselves 

Guests on half board will receive a €70 credit (50% discount for children) towards dining at this restaurant (excluding beverages).

Early reservations are strongly recommended. The dress code is Elegant (long trousers and formal shoes are required).

M.B will be closed between 20th May - 5th July 2024

Abama Kabuki

This Michelin starred restaurant offers diners four distinct experiences, including the main dining room, the sushi bar, the terrace, and the private event space. Wherever you choose to dine, you’ll be served a menu of exquisite Japanese fusion cuisine.

Guests on half board will receive a €70 credit (50% discount for children) towards dining at this restaurant (excluding beverages).

The dress code is Elegant (long trousers and formal shoes required). Reservations are required.

El Mirador

With a name that means ‘the viewpoint’, this restaurant certainly lives up to its name thanks to its cliff-top setting and panoramic views, serving classic Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine. 

Guests on half board will receive a 3 course meal (excluding beverages). Half Board dishes will be shown on the a la carte menus. Supplements for non-inclusive options need to be paid.

The dress code is Smart Casual.

Beach Club

Enjoy freshly prepared food and drinks by the ocean, looking out over the sparkling waters to neighbouring La Gomera. The perfect place to sip a cocktail and watch the sun go down over the Atlantic. 

Flexible Half Board: Guests on half board have the possibility to enjoy a 3 course lunch instead of dinner in this restaurant.

The dress code is Informal.

Txoko

The latest restaurant from Martín Berasategui, Txoko aims to return to the flavours of the past. Guests can experience traditional Spanish gastronomy, innovatively crafted with the greatest respect for the finest ingredients.  

Guests on half board will receive a 3 course meal (excluding beverages). Half Board dishes will be shown on the a la carte menus. Supplements for non-inclusive options need to be paid. 

The dress code is Casual Elegant.

Verde Mar

Located near the main entrance of the Citadel, at the Verde Mar restaurant vegetables are the main dish and meat and fish are the side dishes. Offering cuisine using oranic and environmentally friendly, local products.

The dress code is smart casual.

Verde Mar will be closed between 20th May - 16th June 2024

Deli Café

Choose from selection of mouth-watering sandwiches, sweets, cakes and smoothies at the Deli café located in the Lobby area.

Beach & Pools

Seven lovely landscaped pools including four for exclusive use by Villa Club guests - plus natural pools and the topaz waters of the Atlantic Ocean close by mean there is plenty of space for everyone to make a splash at The Ritz-Carlton, Abama. Find your sunlounger, order a cocktail, lie back and enjoy the Canarian sun.

Swimming Pools

There are seven beautiful swimming pools in the hotel grounds each with its own distinctive character, four of these swimming pools are for exclusive use by Villa Club guests. The jewel in the crown is the main pool, which has inviting clear waters, and undulating forms designed to reflect nature in its finest.

Abama Beach

With soft, golden sands leading you down to crystal clear blue waters, tranquil Abama Beach is the ideal place to unwind. With views overlooking La Gomera island and the vast Atlantic Ocean, you won’t find a better spot for sunset cocktails.

Families

This resort makes sure that all the members of the family are well looked after! The dynamic Ritz kids club focuses on conservation, learning, discovery and play with a programme featuring a range of activities for tots to teens.

Ritz Kids Programme

Offering a specially designed programme for kids, there are lots of great activities to choose from, including face painting, arts and crafts, pool games, and family football.

Ages: 4–12 years

Kids’ Menu

Designed with kids in mind, this expertly prepared menu offers a choice of healthy options to cater to the discerning palates of children, such as organic beef bolognese penne pasta, grilled white fish, and low-sodium turkey wraps. All meals come with a salad, choice of entrée, and kids´ beverage.

Children’s Amenities

At your request, The Ritz-Carlton, Abama will organise everything from sterilisers, baby baths, bottle warmers, playpens, and even Chicco pushchairs.

Spa & Wellness

It’s only natural that a hotel of this calibre has a great spa to match. There’s plenty to enjoy; a blissful sauna, a varied hydrotherapy pool, a herbal steam bath, Turkish hammam, cold plunge pool, a serene spa garden with a yoga pavilion and a challenging top of the range gym.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa

Indulge in an award-winning spa experience in this oasis of calm. With a complete menu of body treatments, facials, massages, and treatments. Allow yourself to escape to a tranquil haven.

Fitness Centre

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, guests of The Ritz-Carlton Abama have access to state of the art equipment, outdoor classes such as yoga and tai chi, expert personal trainers, scenic jogging trails through botanical gardens, and seven clay tennis courts.

Open: 24 hours

Beauty Salon

Let the expert team of aestheticians pamper you at The Ritz-Carlton Spa Beauty Salon. Sit back and relax in the new mani and pedi lounge, choosing from an array of beautiful nail colours to complement your tan, or why not get a professional blow-dry or make-up look for a special occasion?

Wellness Experience

Included with any spa treatment, The Ritz-Carlton Spa Wellness Experience takes inspiration from ancient Roman traditions, and also includes a Turkish-style herbal steam bath, and the ‘World of Showers’ to stimulate the senses with a range of water experiences.

Activities & Entertainment

The resort is world-renowned for its spectacular Championship golf course that snakes around the hotel, so don’t be afraid to pick up a putt or two. If you prefer your activities off the ground, the hotel can organise flight seeing tours of the island.

Golf at The Ritz-Carlton, Abama

Golf enthusiasts will love this world-class 18-hole championship course. Designed by Ryder Cup player Dave Thomas, each hole on this 72-par course offers spectacular ocean views and its own intricate challenges.

Tennis at The Ritz-Carlton, Abama

The hotel’s tennis courts are of exceptional quality and have hosted a number of professional tournaments.

Michelin Stargazing Party

The ultimate sensory experience that will indulge your taste buds with a picnic prepared by two Michelin-starred restaurant M.B, which you can enjoy while an expert astronomer teaches you the basics of stargazing, looking up at Tenerife’s award-winning dark sky.

About the location

Tenerife does nothing by halves. She is the Canaries grande dame – rich in diverse landscapes which go from soaring mountains to black-sand beaches – the island benefits from an almost constantly beating sun. If there was one place where one should venture beyond the beach it is here - nature lovers should make the 30-minute drive to the UNESCO Teide National Park where you’ll find the snow-capped Teide volcano. This is Spain’s highest mountain and has three hiking routes to its top. If you can manage the 9 km (or six-hour) walk to the top, you’ll be well rewarded, however, the less hardy might want to take the eight-minute cable car ride to admire the spectacular views. 


You’ll need to don your best explorer’s hat to get the full island experience in Tenerife. Trips inland will surprise you with remote mountain villages and charming ancient towns. Once back on the seafront you are just as likely to find cultured port settlements as much as elegant upscale ones, each brimming with its personal style. The west of the island, where The Ritz-Carlton, Abama is located, is all about laid back luxury.


For real star-spotting you’re in the right place. The island is an official Starlight Tourist Destination due to its low light pollution and clear, nighttime skies. So popular is the pastime that The Ritz-Carlton, Abama even installed its own observatory (that houses the world’s biggest telescope). Book yourself in for a session, order a gourmet picnic and give yourself an opportunity for some proper night sky gazing.

 

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Abama is located on the beachfront of Playa Abama

Transfer time

Ritz Carlton Abama is a 25 minute drive from Tenerife South Airport.
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Citadel Double Deluxe

Max 3 adults

Citadel Double Deluxe rooms have a king-size bed or twin beds (on request at the time of booking), and a balcony or terrace with views of the citadel, pools or gardens.

50m²

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Citadel Double Deluxe Ocean View

Max 3 adults

Citadel Double Deluxe Ocean View rooms have a king-size bed or twin beds (on request at the time of booking), and a balcony or terrace with guaranteed views of the Atlantic.

50m²

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Citadel Junior Suite

Max 3 adults, 1 child

The Citadel Junior Suites are spacious with a king-sized bed, a lounge area and well-equipped marble bathrooms as well as a balcony or terrace with views of the resort.

Please note the image used is of a Citadel Junior Suite Ocean View.

65m²

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Citadel Junior Suite Ocean View

Max 3 adults, 1 child

The Citadel Ocean View Junior Suites are spacious with a king-sized bed, a lounge area and well-equipped marble bathrooms. From your balcony or terrace, you are able to enjoy the spectacular views of the Atlantic.

70m²

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Citadel One Bedroom Suite

Max 3 adults, 1 child

The Citadel Suites comprise of a living area with dining facilities and a sofa, a marble bathroom with a bath and separate shower and a spacious bedroom area featuring a king-sized bed.

Please note that the images used are of a Citadel One Bedroom Suite Ocean View.

80m²

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Citadel One Bedroom Suite Ocean View

Max 3 adults, 1 child

The Citadel Ocean View Suites have beautiful views towards the Atlantic and comprise of a living area with dining facilities and a sofa, a marble bathroom with a bath and separate shower and a spacious bedroom area featuring a king-sized bed.

80m²

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Villa Double Deluxe Garden View

Max 3 adults

The Villa Double Deluxe Garden View rooms have a king-size bed, bathroom with bath and separate shower, and a balcony or terrace. These rooms offer a greater amount of privacy than those in the Citadel. Villa accommodations receive special services and Villa Club benefits.

50m²

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Villa Double Deluxe Ocean View

Max 3 adults

Villa Double Deluxe Ocean View rooms have a king-size bed, bathroom with bath and separate shower, and a balcony or terrace. These rooms offer a greater amount of privacy than those in the Citadel. Villa accommodations receive special services and Villa Club benefits.

50m²

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Villa One Bedroom Suite Garden View

Max 3 adults, 1 child

Villa Suites with Garden View are more spacious with a king-size bed, a separate lounge area and bathroom with a bath and shower. Villa accommodations receive special services and Villa Club benefits.

80m²

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Villa One Bedroom Suite Ocean View

Max 3 adults, 1 child

Villa Suites with Ocean View are more spacious with a king-size bed, a separate lounge area and bathroom with a bath and shower. Villa accommodations receive special services and Villa Club benefits.

80m²

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Villa Family Room Garden View

Max 4 adults, 1 child

This Villa Family Room comes with two large double beds, marble bathroom with bathtub and shower and plenty of space for the whole family. Complete with garden views this room is perfect for relaxation.

65m²

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Villa Family Room Ocean View

Max 4 adults, 1 child

This Villa Family Room comes with ocean views, two large double beds, a marble bathroom with bathtub and shower and a lounge meaning there’s plenty of space for the whole family.

65m²

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Villa One Bedroom Suite Garden View with Private Pool

Max 3 adults, 1 child

Villa Suites with Garden View are more spacious with a king-size bed, a separate lounge area, a bathroom with a bath and shower and a private pool in the garden. Villa accommodations receive special services and Villa Club benefits.

80m²

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Villa Two Bedroom Suite Garden View with Private Pool

Max 6 adults or 5 adults + 2 children

Villa Two Bedroom Suites Garden View consist of 1 Villa One Bedroom Suite Garden View and 1 Villa Double Deluxe room Garden View and have a private pool in the garden, a large living room with a spacious dining area and a  sofa bed plus space for an extra rollaway bed. The master bedroom has a king size bed. The second bedroom (connecting room) is a twin room but can be made into a king-size bed on request. Each bedroom features an en suite. Villa Two Bedroom Family Suites Garden View include an LED TV offering 105 channels, a microwave and kettle. The suites include children's bath amenities, bathrobes and slippers as well as a children's minibar (available upon request). DVD's and Playstation 4 with games are available on request. In addition, Villa Two Bedroom Family Suites Garden View offer a complimentary selection of baby items on request such as; bottle warmers and sterilizers, changing mat, bath, high chair and intercom.

130m²

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Adults Only Villa Double Deluxe Garden View

Max 3 adults

The Adults Only Villa Double Deluxe rooms are located within an exclusive and secluded part of the hotel, reserved for adults only from 18 years. The rooms are bright and comfortable with a king size bed, large bathroom and a balcony or terrace. Villa accommodations receive special services and Villa Club benefits.

50m²

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Adults Only Villa Double Deluxe Ocean View

Max 3 adults

The Adults Only Villa Double Deluxe Ocean View rooms are located within an exclusive and secluded part of the hotel, reserved for adults only from 18 years. The rooms are bright and comfortable with a king size bed, large bathroom and a balcony or terrace. Villa accommodations receive special services and Villa Club benefits.

50m²

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Adults Only Villa One Bedroom Suite Garden View

Max 3 adults

The Adults Only Villa Suites are located within an exclusive and secluded area of the hotel reserved for adults only from 18 years and have a bedroom with king-size bed, spacious separate lounge area and fully equipped marble bathroom. Villa accommodations receive special services and Villa Club benefits. 

80m²

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Adults Only Villa One Bedroom Suite Ocean View

Max 3 adults

The Adults Only Villa Suites with Ocean View are located within an exclusive and secluded area of the hotel reserved for adults only from 18 years and have a bedroom with king-size bed, spacious separate lounge area and fully equipped marble bathroom. Villa accommodations receive special services and Villa Club benefits.

80m²

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Adults Only Villa One Bedroom Suite Garden View with Private Pool

Max 3 adults

The Adults Only Villa Suites are located within an exclusive and secluded area of the hotel reserved for adults only from 18 years and have a bedroom with king-size bed, spacious separate lounge area fully equipped marble bathroom and a private pool in the garden. Villa accommodations receive special services and Villa Club benefits. 

80m²

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Adults Only Villa Two Bedroom Suite Garden View with Private Pool

Max 6 adults

Adults Only Villa Two Bedroom Suites Garden View consist of 1 Adults Only Villa One Bedroom Suite Garden View and 1 Adults Only Villa Double Deluxe room Garden View and have a private pool in the garden, a large living room with a spacious dining area and a  sofa bed plus space for an extra rollaway bed. The master bedroom has a king size bed. The second bedroom (connecting room) is a twin room but can be made into a king-size bed on request. Each bedroom features an en suite. Villa Two Bedroom Family Suites Garden View include an LED TV offering 105 channels, a microwave and kettle. The suites include children's bath amenities, bathrobes and slippers as well as a children's minibar (available upon request). DVD's and Playstation 4 with games are available on request. In addition, Villa Two Bedroom Family Suites Garden View offer a complimentary selection of baby items on request such as; bottle warmers and sterilizers, changing mat, bath, high chair and intercom.

130m²

Abama Villa Benefits

Guests booking a Villa accommodation at the Abama will benefit from the following special values:

  • Dedicated Villa Ambassador team
  • Exclusive access to their Villa Lane semi-private pool
  • Upon availability, guests in Villa Club over 16 years of age, may enjoy access to our Del Mar Infinity Pool (an adults-only pool)
  • IMPORTANT: The infinity pool is only accessible to Villa guests
  • Complementary soft drinks, beer, Cava, wine & snacks served around the pool area throughout the day
  • Exclusive access to Villa outdoor Lounge at the infinity pool from 12:00h to 19:00h
  • Discover a selection of sweet and savory snacks at outdoor Villa Lounge.
  • 2 complimentary pressed items (per room/stay)
  • Digital newspapers and magazines (through the Press Reader app).

Bed and Breakfast
Guests can enjoy a delicious continental buffet and cooked breakfast options. Breakfast is served in the La Veranda restaurant for Citadel guests and in El Mirador for Villa guests.
Half Board
The Half Board package includes a buffet breakfast in the La Veranda restaurant. For dinner (a three-course set menu) guests can also choose from four restaurants. Verona – Italian cuisine, Txoko – Spanish gastronomy, El Mirador and Verde Mar. Should guests wish to lunch, or take their dinner in the Kabuki and M.B restaurants, they will receive a credit of €70 per person towards their meal. Flexible Half Board guests can enjoy their meals in The Beach Club restaurants. Please note, drinks are not included.
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Simply not a 5 star level hotel

2021221972, Scotland, United Kingdom

Tripadvisor review Jul 11 2024
We found this hotel / resort to be very very strange indeed. Its as if its just to big to be managed properly--it gives off a feeling of "lets pack the place, and see what happens". In our experience...
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Horrible experience

Ikotina, Weston, Florida

Tripadvisor review Jul 11 2024
Ritz Abama has lost its charm and has no customer service anymore. My father had a stroke while in the villa pool on day 1 and was transported by ambulance to the hospital were he stayed. Hotel...
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