The Royal Garden Villas in Tenerife’s exclusive Costa Adeje are the epitome of luxury and exclusivity and boast 5 Star Gran Lujo status (the highest level attainable in Spain). With 28 self-contained detached villas on-site, guests enjoy all of the benefits of a 5 star hotel combined with the privacy afforded by a luxury villa. And with up to 500m2 of outdoor space – your privacy is assured. The villas include one to three bedrooms, bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchens, lounge and private pool. The superbly designed and appointed Asian-themed on-site spa is the perfect place to relax and enjoy various treatments, with my favourite combining frankincense and myrrh oils. Although each villa’s kitchen is fully-equipped, the Restaurant Jardín offers stunning gourmet cuisine without having to lift anything other than your knife and fork, and for those more laid-back evenings there is the Tucán Tucán Pub. Perfectly described by a recent guest as “an oasis of calm and tranquillity”.
Bahía Del Duque Casas Ducales & Villas, Costa Adeje, Tenerife
Attached to the already luxurious Bahía Del Duque Hotel, is an exclusive section with a separate entrance and parking area, designed for the Hotel’s more discerning guests. The exclusive Casas Ducales are designed to emulate a colonial estate, while the three beautiful on-site villas offer privacy and indulgence. The extremely well-appointed villas come complete with Bang & Olufsen sound systems, and stunning private pools. Guests in this opulent section receive private breakfast, butler service and access to the facilities of the main hotel, itself a 5 star establishment, with 13 bars and 8 restaurants including The Brasserie, led by the 2 Michelin-starred chef, Pierre Résimont.
Bohemia Suites and Spa, Playa del Inglés, Gran Canaria
This 5 star Adults-only boutique hotel is a stylish oasis located close to the main party spots in Playa del Inglés. The 360° restaurant serves buffet breakfast and a-la-carte dining at night and offers stunning views of Playa del Inglés and the Maspalomas Dunes. The Atelier Lounge & Cocktail Bar serves great cocktails with views to match and offers a variety of high quality music entertainment during the evenings and weekends. Both the restaurant and lounge are open to the public during the evening, accessible from the funky street lift. Treat yourself at the beautiful Thai-inspired spa, or relax in the sauna, steam room and jacuzzi at the wellness centre. Located in the middle of one of the Europe’s biggest holiday resorts, Bohemia Suite’s atmosphere is one of luxurious calm, whilst its central location makes it a great jumping off point to explore this vibrant area.
Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
This traditional colonial-style hotel is part of the “The Leading Hotels of the World” group – the only one of its kind on Gran Canaria. Rated as 5 Star Gran Lujo, the hotel prides itself on its on-site restaurant, which has been listed in the Michelin Guide on several occasions. With just 94 rooms in total, quality of service is exceptionally high – something that is regularly praised by visitors. Guests may also avail of the restaurant at the neighbouring sister hotel (Seaside Palm Beach), ensuring plenty of dining choice while still enjoying the benefits of a small hotel. If you are looking for peace and tranquillity, with service above and beyond 5 star, then this is the place for you.
Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora (Red Level), Alcalá, Tenerife
The ultimate villa getaway with all the benefits of 5 star hotel service. Stay in a red-level (adults-only) ocean-front villa at the Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora and benefit from a 120m2 villa on a 600m2 plot of lush gardens that overlook the Atlantic Ocean. With a private swimming pool, Balinese bed, breakfast brought to your villa, fresh fruit replenished daily, personalised mini-bar and butler service, you´ll have plenty of opportunity to relax. The exclusive, Red-Level section of the hotel offers an adults-only swimming pool, complete with pool concierge service. And with five international gourmet restaurants and six bars on site, you won’t have to stray far from the edge of your pool.