Bahia Principe: Tenerife Three Ways
PHOTO: The Bahia Principe Costa Adeje (Courtesy Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts)
Each year nearly 900,000 people head to the Canary Islands for what many consider to be the ultimate in hedonistic vacations. Near-perfect weather, spectacular beaches and unparalleled nightlife make it the ideal party scene. But to overlook the region's spectacular natural wonders and opportunities to explore and enjoy nature would be doing this spectacular chain of islands a disservice.
Bahia Principe's three all-inclusive properties serve as an ideal base camp for those looking to discover the islands natural wonders without sacrificing comfort and a bit of pampering.
For those looking to explore the other side to the Canary Islands, Tenerife is an excellent jumping off point. Known for its world heritage sites, visitors to the island will be struck by the juxtaposition of natural wonders and charming villages offering the best of both worlds. Almost 26 species of whales – including baleen whales, killer whales, dolphins, pilot whales and even blue whales – can be found just off the southern coast of Tenerife, for example.
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The island is also home to the Teide National Park and Anaga Rural Park, a rugged enclave and one of the few places in the world where primordial laurel still grows and numerous quaint villages worthy of exploration.
Bahia Principe Costa Adeje. Located on the northern coast, this family-friendly resort offers a bird's eye view of the Atlantic and is the ideal starting point for a vacation filled with adventure. With 480 rooms and suites, three pools (including an infinity pool overlooking the Atlantic) and a host of restaurants and bars, guests will be torn between exploring all this property has to offer and seeing what excitement Tenerife holds.
The resort offers onsite sporting activities such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, archery and table tennis in addition to a gym and organized games and activities. A variety of dining options await guests, including the international Mirador restaurant; Portofino, offering traditional Italian cuisine; and Rodizio, a Brazilian churrascaria. Parents and children alike will be excited to visit the Bahia Scouts kids club, where children can play with new-found friends while enjoying shows and games.
Bahia Principe San Felipe. This 261-room resort offers stunning views of the Teide and the Atlantic – and is ideal for nature lovers thanks to its proximity to the nearby national parks and the island's famed rocky coasts. Each room offers a private balcony or terrace ensuring that guests can soak up the island's iconic views. A dip in the heated pool or a soothing spa treatment is a perfect way to end a day of hiking the nearby cliffs or exploring the wild beaches.
Those looking to enjoy the resort's amenities can take advantage of a wide array of sports on offer. And with a kids club offering water games, arts and crafts and even a mini-discotheque, parents and children alike will enjoy every minute of their stay.
Bahia Principe Tenerife. The entire family will be sure to enjoy their time at this 220-room all-inclusive resort. From its perch high on the cliffs, the resort offers spectacular views of the Atlantic and La Gomera Island. All rooms are located in striking four-story Spanish villas boasting a classic, colorful design. The property features two lake-style pools and swim up bars while kids have their own splash pool.
Duffers will want to venture off-property to the nearby 27-hole golf course, one of eight professional courses on the island. And, after working up an appetite exploring the island, guests have several tantalizing cuisines from which to choose – pan Asian fusion, traditional Mexican and international fare.
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