Recently we returned from our family holiday in Tenerife. It was such a good week, relaxing, spending quality time with the wife and kids and to completely switch off from every day issues.
We stayed in a place called Costa Adeje, next to the popular Playa De Las Americas but far enough away to avoid the chavs and also since we aren’t on a 18-30s lads holiday.
We decided to go back to a hotel we have stayed at before since we had a great time last year in the same hotel/resort. We found the best price was to book direct with the hotel.
The hotel was rated 5 star and the kids had a great time in the pool last year, however this year was a bit of a let-down, since the hotel manager has changed, the children weren’t allowed floats in the pool. Apart from a few issues with the hotel, we still had a great time. Would we recommend someone to stay here? Probably for the money it’s pretty reasonable. However we’d prefer to pay that little extra and stay somewhere different next time. We did however love the resort and would definitely go back.
We flew with Monarch Airlines. We shopped around and used a website (which I’m sure you’ve heard of on the TV) called Trivago to help find the cheapest flights. We paid about £1200 for 2 adults and 2 children for our flights. This was fairly cheap considering it was kids school holidays. The flights were ok, but the seats not that comfortable. No leg room, but we coped for the 4 hour flight and soon forgot about it once we got to the resort.
Costa Adeje has 2 parts to it, the nice part with some fancy restaurants, a little more expensive eating out that say at home. About £60-70 for a evening meal with drinks for 4 people. This ‘posh’ part was near to the Del Duque beach. The other part had a bit of a Blackpool feel to it with for us wouldn’t be our choice of a Spanish holiday resort. However they do also have nice restaurants and lots of things to do for the kids (trampolines, crazy golf, nice beach etc.).
We ended up getting a taxi a few times to a place called Safari Centre in Las Americas of all places. I tell you what, since I last went to Tenerife in my twenties, this place has changed massively. The safaris centre has several restaurants and you will be spoilt for choice. They had a Tex-mex, an Italian, a Steak House, & a Thai restaurant. We tried several of these restaurants out and enjoyed the food in all of these, with very friendly staff, good service and a great atmosphere. From Adeje to the Safari Centre, a taxi would cost about 12 Euros, but well worth it.
We also took the kids to Siam Park for the day. This is the best water park in Tenerife, if not the best we’ve been to before. The only issue we had was having to queue up to get in the park and to get your locker. Once you’ve found the beach as a base, you can explore the water park. Loads of fun water slides, rapids, wave machine for all the family to enjoy.
We will return to Tenerife for our family holiday in the next couple of years. We have some other places in the world to explore first.