A Tenerife Guide to Relaxation

A visit to Tenerife with its long days of sunlight, and mild temperatures all year round is revitalising in itself. Nevertheless, I regularly receive messages on Tripadvisor asking are there any spas and which are the best? This gave me the idea for this blog and the following is a brief overview, taken from various internet sources, of the most famous spas on the island, but you will find many others particularly in the south of Tenerife.

Spa Bahía del Duque.

Jugs of cool water with lemon and mint quench the thirst while you wait for a luxurious treatment in one of the 27 cabins, 5 huts, and 2 VIP suites in this tranquil haven located in south Tenerife. Voted Spain’s Best Spa in 2013 and 2014 by Condé Nast Traveler. Set amongst beautifully manicured gardens, which surround the only outdoor Thalassotherapy pool, the spa has a thermal pool with waterfalls and water massage beds, a Hamman, Scottish showers and a kinesis and fitness area. Place yourself into the expert hands of the Thai masseuses and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.

Colonial and Safari suites for couples

A wonderful massage in an oriental gazebo located in a beautiful garden with waterfalls, so stunning it could be used as a film set is just one of the many exotic treatments on offer at the spa at the Abama Golf & Spa Resort, located in Guía de Isora. The ambience, reminiscent of the Far East is truly sensational in this amazing complex. The flower shape hydrotherapy pool is a truly eye-catching feature. Inspired by Roman baths, one of its jewels is the artificial snow cabin, one of the few in Europe. Another is a room with heated ceramic loungers and relaxing background music.

A spa built like a Thai Temple

A marvellous carved wooden door from a Thai temple leads to the spa at the Royal Garden Villas Hotel. Although small, the Estanque Dorado, located in Costa Adeje has a very special charm. What is inside is enchanting, exclusive, and serene. Soft lights illuminate a limestone pool – epitomising the spa’s exquisite luxury – which is encompassed by classical columns and silent hydro jets. Spare 70 minutes and try an irresistible alternative to Botox or one of the special treatments available for pregnant women and couples.

Luxury in Guia de Isora

Cool, softly scented towels, open-air baths with rose petals and aromatic essences. Just some of the pampering that greets guests at the YHI Spa part of the Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora Hotel. This fabulous space houses a rectangular hydrothermal pool, completely bathed in natural light, a relaxation room, with ultramodern beds and soft lighting. A water ritual centre with saunas, chromotherapy showers, outdoor cabins and Zen area.

An oriental spa in Puerto de la Cruz

The Hotel Botanico has recreated a little part of Asia with this small and sumptuous spa in northern Tenerife. The relaxing ambience is the perfect place for spa devotees. Coffered ceilings and Thai antique furniture dominate its setting along with the ice temple, and elegant pagoda set amongst beautiful gardens where yoga or tai chi can be practised.


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