Surfers at El Medano Beach Tenerife

Where to stay in Tenerife for couples

21 Apr 2023 By Emily Burman
Surfers at El Medano Beach Tenerife

The largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, Tenerife is the perfect spot for a romantic couples’ holiday. From charming harbours to volcanic backdrops that will take your breath away, this is an island made for lasting memories. Walk hand-in-hand on sandy beaches and soak up the year-round sun – romance is in the air!

But where is the best place to stay? Whether you’re looking for a secluded spot on the coast, or a vibrant, action-packed resort that has it all, read on to discover out top 6 places to stay in Tenerife for couples.

1. Costa Adeje

Costa Adeje coastline Tenerife

In the south-west corner of Tenerife, Costa Adeje boasts first-class days out and Blue Flag beaches. If you and your partner are eager to try new things, this bustling resort town is the place to be. There’s no shortage of luxury hotels either, so honeymooners can enjoy their post-wedding break in a tranquil 5 star environment – there really is something for everyone.

Adventurous partners will have a blast at Siam Park, Europe’s biggest – and best – water park. Featuring drop slides, wild rapids and lazy rivers, the rides here range from the sedate to the hair-raising. Read our blog on the best rides at Siam Park to find out more. Couples looking to unwind will love Costa Adeje’s sandy beaches lined with waterfront bars and restaurants. It’s the perfect spot for romantic dinner dates by the sea.

Adults-only hotel in Costa Adeje:

Escape the noise and feel on top of the world at Royal Hideaway Corales Suites. This luxury adults-only retreat overlooks the peaceful Playa Enramada beach and features saltwater pools, a spa centre, and a selection of clifftop swim-up rooms.  

Budget hotel in Costa Adeje:

Spend your couples’ break at Sunset Harbour Club, a village-style resort with spacious white-washed apartments. With 2 outdoor pools, a variety of activities and happy hour evenings, these self-catering studios are ideal for younger couples on a budget.

2. Los Cristianos

Los Cristianos beach Tenerife

Once a humble fishing village, the port of Los Cristianos certainly hasn’t lost its charm. Dotted with shops and eateries along the wide promenade, it’s a lovely destination for older couples, or those seeking a relaxing escape away from it all. And, even if you’re craving a wild night out, the bustling town of Playa De Las Americas is just short taxi drive down the road!

If you’re a couple that loves being on the water, it doesn’t get much better than this. From fishing trips and glass-bottom boat rides to whale and dolphin watching tours on the Atlantic, explore the open waters and catch unbeatable views of Mount Teide. From the sandy strip of beach, enjoy a wide range of fun water sports or watch the ferries sailing in and out of Los Cristianos Harbour. 

Value-for-money hotel in Los Cristianos:

Looking for an affordable adults-only hotel? Spring Arona Gran Hotel & Spa sits by Los Cristianos Bay and overlooks La Gomera Island. Rooftop infinity pools and romantic dinner spots are just a few things that this beautiful hotel has to offer – true adults-only bliss.

Romantic hotel in Los Cristianos:

Watch the sun go down from this 8-story hotel. H10 Big Sur is an adults-only spot in Los Cristianos boasting elegant accommodation and amazing sea views. Relax in the heated swimming pool and the exterior Jacuzzi or sip your favourite drink on the chill-out terrace.

3. Playa De Las Americas

Playa De Las Americas beach Tenerife

Just down the road from Los Cristianos is the vibrant town of Playa De Las Americas – the perfect place for couples who love to party! Known for its lively nightlife and natural beaches, this buzzy resort has everything you need for a fun-filled couples’ getaway.

A hub for water sports, take surfing lessons as a couple and ride those Tenerife waves! Scuba diving is also on the itinerary – catch a glimpse of turtles, sting rays, angel sharks and much more. By night, hit Veronica’s Strip for late night bars and karaoke venues. Dance the night away and grab your 2 for 1 cocktails – fun-loving couples will have ball!

Luxury couples’ hotel in Playa De Las Americas:

Appreciate 5 star service and facilities at Hotel Sir Anthony. Take your daily dip in the indoor and outdoor pools, receive first-class treatment at the high-end spa and book in for an intimate dinner date at the hotel’s gourmet restaurant.

Budget hotel in Playa De Las Americas:

Stay in the centre of it all at Coral Compostela Beach. Just 50m from the beach and a short walk away from the town’s entertainment, these apartments have access to a swimming pool, comfy sun loungers and a small supermarket for any holiday essentials.

4. Santa Cruz

Cityscape of Santa Cruz Tenerife

A stunning seaside town showing off colourful buildings and Spanish culture, the port city of Santa Cruz is made for couples who love to explore. Known for one of the world’s largest carnivals and its well-preserved Old Town, spend your couples’ holiday in Tenerife’s historic capital.

Visit Playa de las Teresitas, a natural beach next to Santa Cruz with clear waters and a picturesque mountain backdrop. Fancy a romantic stroll? Long walks around Old Town or in the city’s urban parks are a must. Brimming with bars and restaurants serving up tapas and wine, Santa Cruz is easily accessible from Tenerife’s fellow resort towns, so it’s perfect for a night out if you’re staying nearby.

5 star hotel in Santa Cruz:

Situated in a quiet residential area, Iberostar Grand Hotel Mencey is a short stroll from Santa Cruz’s Old Town and 50m from Garcia Sanabria Park. An impressive pool area, lush gardens and a premium spa make this hotel ideal for couples.

Budget hotel for couples in Santa Cruz:

Hotel Luz Del Mar lies 200m from a beautiful, pebbled beach. With a supermarket in the vicinity, an outdoor pool and a restaurant and bar, it’s a peaceful place to relax after an eventful day exploring the city. Plus, with bicycle hire available at the front desk, you can get around Santa Cruz with ease.

5. Golf Del Sur

Golf course in Golf Del Sur Tenerife

The clue is in the name! Golf Del Sur was built around 27-hole golf course and since then, has become an all-in-one resort for all kinds of holiday-goers. Experience the relaxing atmosphere and unwind by golden beaches with mountain backdrops – a holiday to treasure.

If you’re both golf-lovers, it doesn’t get much better than this. Take a swing on the course and ride a buggy under the sunshine – the views from the fairway are once-in-a-lifetime. On the pebbled beaches, rent out jet skis and cruise along the coast as a couple. Golf Del Sur has an abundance of restaurants and bars too, so it’s easy to sample some delicious Spanish cuisine.

Luxury hotel in Golf Del Sur:

Designed like a Princess’s palace, fairy-tale holidays are made at Bahia Principe Fantasia Tenerife. An all inclusive retreat with stylish swim-up rooms and an impressive selection of bars and restaurants, this huge hotel comes with 5 outdoor pools that overlook Golf Del Sur’s shimmering coastline.

Budget hotel in Golf Del Sur:

Positioned right next to Golf Del Sur’s golf club, Vincci Tenerife Golf Hotel is ideal for lovers of the sport. You’ll find sun loungers on the deck by the pool, offering incredible high-up views of the ocean. With premium buffet restaurants and a luxury spa, this affordable spot is the ultimate couples’ sanctuary.

6. San Miguel De Abona

San Miguel De Abona beach Tenerife

San Miguel De Abona sits on the south coast of Tenerife. Outdoorsy couples will love this small town surrounded by nature and scenic walking trails. If your dream holiday consists of simplicity, serenity, and infinite ocean views, then San Miguel De Abona is the place for you.

Days spent sightseeing and photo-taking are a must in this secluded spot. Castillo de San Miguel, a rustic castle sat on a small hill makes for a charming couples’ day out. If quiet beaches away from the hustle and bustle are what you’re looking for, head to the marina at Playa San Miguel de Abona before settling down to an evening of al-fresco dining.

Luxury hotel for couples in San Miguel De Abona:

Barcelo Tenerife is immersed in Tenerife’s volcanic landscape. Alongside an impressive lagoon for kayaking, this 5 star resort offers 2 saltwater pools, a tennis court and a cutting-edge gym. Spend an afternoon at the wellness centre where you can unwind with a couples’ massage and beauty treatments.

Romantic hotel in San Miguel De Abona:

Nothing says romance like a stay at Eco Finca Vista Bonita. These snug apartments are nestled in nature and deliver awe-inspiring mountain views. Enjoy the privacy of your own kitchen and lounge area and take laid-back strolls through the leafy hotel grounds.

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