Colonial style wrapped in tropical, beachside gardens
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Beach | Relaxation | Spa
Found on Tenerife’s sun-drenched southwestern coast, this luxury offering enjoys a truly privileged location, just 500 metres from the idyllic Playa el Duqe Beach. It’s a spectacular ocean view that the Plantación del Sur takes full advantage of, set among raised gardens. And, when you’ve had your fill of the island’s perma-spring sunshine, there’s such unique, nearby scenery as Tenerife’s hulking volcano – the world’s third largest – and the aptly named Acantilados de los Gigantes – ‘Cliffs of the Giants’. The hotel itself is also just 20 minutes’ from the airport.
Each of the hotel’s delightful rooms draws on the region’s colonial history in their classical styling. They all feature private terraces or balconies, making the most of the views and the hotel’s sub-tropical gardens. Back inside, bedrooms are bathed in natural light while en suites feature hydromassage showers and bathtubs. There’s even a pillow menu to ensure a personalised night’s rest. The suites are also well worth a look at. Coming in at a generous 65 square metres, they feature the likes of canopied king-size beds and sunset views. For some added luxury, upgrade to a villa for your very own private garden, complete with Jacuzzi, of course.
Start the day with a delightful breakfast spread, where the island’s fresh produce is showcased in a superb array of options. The buffet indulgence continues at the Jaima Bar & Restaurant where themed dinners are put on each evening to the backdrop of live music. For something special, perhaps opt to take your meal at El Gourmet Canario, where traditional Canarian cuisine is presented with some innovative, contemporary twists. Throughout, the dress code is smart casual, so keep the flip flops to the beach.
At La Plantación del Sur you’ll have a full spread of amenities at your disposal. There’s a pair of paddle tennis courts with superb views, a well-equipped 24-hour gym, a welcoming bar lounge and no fewer than five pools, catering for adults, children and swimming. Alongside the spa’s excellent treatments, there’s also a range of wellness activities, including yoga, pilates and aerobics. And, while you might want to enjoy the nightly live music, children are well catered for with a kids’ club supervised by professional child minders.
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