Tenerife Honeymoon Travel Guide

Blessed with year-round sunshine, a great choice of beach resorts and plenty of restaurants and entertainment, Tenerife is a perfect year-round honeymoon destination.


Benijo beach, Tenerife
Benijo beach, Tenerife – Image courtesy of hellocanaryislands.com

Introducing Tenerife

Tenerife is the most well known of the Canary Islands and one of Europe's most famous holiday islands.

Teide National Park

What to do and see in Tenerife

With its warm weather and great beaches, Tenerife offers couples year round water sports including windsurfing, sea kayaking and surfing.

Unwind at Los Cristianos beach resort, with easy access to several theme parks, and party all night at Playa de Las Americas – Tenerife’s legendary resort renowned for its vibrant nightlife.

Wander the narrow streets and wide boulevards of Santa Cruz de Tenerife or the old town of Puerto de la Cruz located on Tenerife's north coast.

Explore Tenerife’s diverse landscape of lush green hills, rugged coastline and mountainous volcanic interior by car, mountain bike or on foot. Walkers will find a great choice of marked trails to explore the massive Teide National Park (photo).

Hike the green hills of the Anaga massif and wander across the surreal volcanic moonscape of Parque Nacionale del Teide, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Visit the summit of Pico del Teide – the world's third largest volcano and Spain’s largest mountain at 3718m above sea level.

See killer whales, penguins and more than 340 species of parrot at the family friendly Loro Parque marine and wildlife park.

While Tenerife is not known as a scuba diving destination, you can still dive among turtles, barracudas and manta rays.

Tenerife offers some of the best game fishing in the region: sign-up for a charter to hook white and blue marlin, sailfish, tuna, dorado and barracuda.

Visit in February and March to experience the colourful Carnival – one of the largest in the world and rated second only to Rio’s Carnival for fiesta fun.

Where to stay

As one of Europe's most famous holiday islands, Tenerife offers an excellent choice of luxurious hotels and resorts, including the following…

Gran Hotel Bahia Del Duque ResortGran Hotel Bahia Del Duque Resort
Location: Costa Adeje, Tenerife
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD741 per room
Description: Overlooking Duque Beach in Tenerife, the luxurious Bahia Del Duque is surrounded by 6 hectares of subtropical gardens. It offers 5 outdoor pools, fitness centre and stylish accommodation with private balcony. At Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque Resort you can choose between modern rooms and chic villas. All accommodation comes with LCD satellite TV and a bathrobe and slippers. The Gran Bahia del Duque complex offers 8 restaurants, including Italian and Oriental options. There are also 7 bars, including a juice bar and a beach bar. The hotel offers a huge variety of leisure activities, including aerobics classes and whale watching. There are tennis courts, a table tennis table and a botanical walking route. Adeje Golf Course and Siam Water Park are around 5 minutes’ drive from the Bahía Duque. You can drive to Tenerife Sur Airport in around 15 minutes.

The Ritz-Carlton, AbamaThe Ritz-Carlton, Abama
Location: Guía de Isora, Tenerife
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD568 per room
Description: Set in Tenerife’s Guía de Isora, this complex overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and neighbouring island of Gomera. It has 7 outdoor pools and a spa, golf course, tennis courts and a beach. The Ritz-Carlton, Abama is made up of Moorish-inspired buildings housing guestrooms and villas. The resort is set in lush tropical gardens on a cliff top, with a funicular railway down to the exclusive beach. Each room and villa has an ethnic style, and most enjoy views over the gardens, and Atlantic Ocean. All come with luxury marble bathrooms, and interactive TVs with internet access. The Ritz-Carlton, Abama offers 10 restaurants. With 2 Michelin stars, MB serves dishes created by chef Martín Berasategui. Kabuki, with 1 Michelin star, offers innovative Japanese cuisine. There is a large spa, featuring 10 treatment rooms and a water circuit, as well as a gym.

Iberostar Grand Hotel El Mirador - Adults OnlyIberostar Grand Hotel El Mirador - Adults Only
Location: Costa Adeje, Tenerife
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD545 per room
Description: This luxurious, adults-only hotel is located just off Duque Beach on the Costa Adeje. It offers elegant junior suites with a furnished balcony or terrace, some with views of the Atlantic. Free high speed WiFi is available throughout. Decorated in a colonial style, the rooms at the Iberostar Grand Hotel El Mirador Adults Only are spacious and include a canopy bed. They come with a separate dressing room and a sofa bed. A heated freshwater pool surrounds the main building, and there is also a hot tub. The main buffet restaurant at Hotel El Mirador serves typical Canarian and international cuisine. There is a poolside restaurant, a gourmet restaurant El Cenador, and La Tosca Bar, which offers evenings of live piano music.

Red Level at Gran Melia Palacio de IsoraRed Level at Gran Melia Palacio de Isora
Location: Alcalá Guia de Isora, Tenerife
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD478 per room
Description: This adults-only oceanfront complex offers a personalised butler service in all rooms. The outdoor pool has Balinese beds and hydromassage loungers. Each room has a private terrace with ocean or garden views. Red Level at Gran Melia Tenerife is an exclusive private area of the Gran Melia Palacio de Isora & Spa. Guests have access to all hotel facilities, including a wide range of international restaurants, 8 bars, including a beach bar, a lagoon-style infinity pool and tennis courts. All guests at the Red Level receive free access to the gym, as well as one Ritual de Aguas spa circuit per stay. This includes hydromassage pools, flotation tanks, saunas, Turkish baths and chromotherapy in the Spa by Clarins. Each spacious, elegant room at the Red Level comes with a Nespresso coffee machine, an iPod dock and free WiFi. Bathrooms include a hydromassage shower and an over-sized bath tub. The exclusive Red Level lounge has a free bar in the early evening, and offers free tea and coffee all day. It also includes a poolside bar service and a business centre. There is direct access to Alcalà Beach from the hotel. 40 minutes’ drive from Las Cañadas del Teide National Park, and 35 minutes from Tenerife Reina Sofia Airport. The centre of Alcalá is a 10-minute walk away.

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Best time to honeymoon in Tenerife

The best time to visit Tenerife is during spring and autumn when the high season crowds have gone home yet the climate is still pleasantly warm averaging 24°C. A mountainous island, Tenerife offers a variety of climates depending on location.

For more climate info: Tenerife Islands Weather Guide

Getting there

Tenerife is the largest and most visited island in the Canary Islands (or Islas Canarias), an island archipelago comprising seven large and six smaller islands that sit in the Atlantic Ocean around 1100km from the Spanish mainland and just 100km from the northwest coast of Africa.

By air, Tenerife’s main airport, Aeropuerto de Tenerife Sur (or Reina Sofia), receives daily international flights from major cities in Europe and Spain.

Information on how to get to Tenerife

Places to explore in the Canary Islands

Canary Islands
La Gomera
Grand Canaria
La Palma
El Hierro

Latest update Tenerife honeymoon destination: 7 February, 2017

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