Luxury defined: Tenerife’s Abama Golf & Spa Resort

In recent years the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife, situated just off the west coast of Africa, has undergone something of a transformation. It’s shaken off its reputation as a tacky, 18-30s drinking resort and emerged on to the world stage as a luxurious, classy getaway. Well, parts of it at least.

The Abama Golf & Spa Resort located on the beautiful, tranquil and undeveloped west coast, and just ten minutes from the charming town of Los Gigantes, is the finest resort of its kind not just in Tenerife but the entire Canary archipelago. More of a mini citadel than a resort, its terracotta-coloured buildings are a soft blend of modernist, traditional North African and ancient Chinese architectural styles, and sandwiched between an immaculate golf course and a gorgeous beach, which are both reserved solely for guests. There are incredible views from all angles, from the sweeping vistas across the Atlantic to the rugged splendour of Mount Teide, the highest peak in Spain and on whose foothills the complex sits.

There is a variety of accommodation options which range considerably in price, from double rooms to deluxe, private villas, but the central theme throughout is luxury. All sleeping quarters boast lavish king-size featherbeds lined with Egyptian cotton sheets and an extensive pillow menu. The rooms are elegantly furnished and make use of local resources, like Canary Island pine. Furthermore, each comes equipped with a king-size bed, an enormous oak wardrobe, a private terrace and a marble bathroom. Those who opt for a villa will enjoy their own private infinity pool, four-poster beds and a villa attendant on call from 8.00 am to 11.00 pm throughout their stay.

Unsurprisingly, when it comes to dining options, the Abama resort has some exceptionally good restaurants on offer. M.B – after the initials of the owner, Martin Berasategui, a gastronomic legend – was recently awarded its first Michelin star, and Pampa Verona, which combines rustic Italian and Argentinian cuisine, is also excellent. Others include Kabuki, which offers a fusion of Japanese and Western cuisine, and El Mirador, a thatched venue sat on the cliff edge and sporting some of the best views on the island.

Pampering opportunities abound at the resort, with tailor made beauty treatments, a hydrotherapy pool, wellness programs and mud baths. There is also a fully equipped gym complete with personal fitness instructors.

And then there’s the golf course – the crowning glory of this sumptuous hideaway. Meandering over six kilometres of magnificent terrain, the emerald course features 22 lakes, a plethora of white sand bunkers and an incredible 25,000 palm trees, and in most places on the course you’re treated to magnificent views of the Atlantic.

Places like Abama Golf & Spa Resort are helping to revive the reputation that Tenerife truly deserves. It is a beautiful island with glorious weather, and with the emergence of luxury retreats like this, people can enjoy Tenerife in the style that befits it.

Jack Jones is a content writer for MyTenerifeInfo.com.

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