In recent years, Spain’s Canary Islands on Tenerife, just off the west coast of Africa, have undergone some changes. It has shaken its reputation as a sticky drinking resort in its 18s and 30s and has emerged on the world stage as a luxurious and elegant vacation. Well, at least part of it.
Located on a beautiful, quiet and undeveloped west coast, just 10 minutes from the charming town of Los Gigantes, the Abama Golf & Spa Resort is the best resort of its kind not only on Tenerife but throughout the Canary Islands. A terracotta-colored building that is more of a mini-citadel than a resort, it is a soft blend of modernism, traditional North African and ancient Chinese architecture, sandwiched between a pure white golf course and a luxurious beach. .. Both are for guests only. From panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean to the rugged splendor of Mount Teide, Spain’s highest mountain and its hills, you’ll have stunning views from every angle.
There are a variety of accommodation options in a fair price range, from double rooms to deluxe private villas, but the overall central theme is luxury. All bedrooms feature a luxurious king-sized duvet lined with Egyptian cotton sheets and an extensive pillow menu. The rooms are elegantly decorated and utilize local resources such as canariensis. In addition, each has a king-sized bed, a huge oak wardrobe, a private terrace and a marble bathroom. If you choose a villa, you will enjoy a private infinity pool, four-poster bed and villa attendant from 8am to 11pm during your stay.
Not surprisingly, when it comes to dining options, Abama Resort has some very good restaurants. After the MB – owner’s initials, the gastronomic legend Martin Berasategui – was recently awarded the first Michelin star. Also great is Pampa Verona, which combines rustic Italian and Argentine cuisine. Others include Kabuki, which offers a fusion of Japanese and Western cuisine, and El Mirador, a thatched-roof venue on the edge of a cliff with the best views of the island.
The resort has plenty of luxury opportunities such as bespoke cosmetology treatments, hydrotherapy pools, wellness programs and mud baths. There is also a well-equipped gym with personal fitness instructors.
And then there’s the golf course-the best glory of this gorgeous hideaway. The emerald course, which meanders over 6 km of spectacular terrain, has 22 lakes, plenty of white sand bunkers, and 25,000 palm trees, and you can enjoy spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean almost everywhere on the course.
Places like Abama Golf & Spa Resort have helped Tenerife regain its truly worthy reputation. It is a beautiful island with nice weather, and with the advent of such luxury hideouts, people can enjoy Tenerife in the style it deserves.