On a luxury holiday to Tenerife with Elegant Resorts, you'll be surprised to find stylish hotels, gorgeous beaches and incredible natural beauty, far away from the areas lost to over-zealous development. Sleepy colonial towns nestle side-by-side with golf courses, meadows and mountain trails, while looming over the island, Mount Teide – the world's third largest volcano – sleeps a majestic slumber.
Blessed with year-round sunshine, the pretty island of Tenerife is an excellent place to escape the more unpredictable British weather and, although the beaches and warm waters are its main appeal, it has many other attractions. Explore the island's botanical gardens or the superb national park surrounding Mount Teide; visit art galleries and museums, traditional restaurants and casinos, theme parks and festivals.
Nature's less explosive contributions include 'jungle-esque' rainforests in the mountains of Anaga; soft sandy beaches in the surfer's paradise, El M édano, and the vertiginous cliffs leaning over Los Gigantes in the west, while high in the interior, tiny hamlets hide beneath a fringe of pine forest. Head to northern Tenerife and you’ll find rich crops, garden landscapes, peaceful villages and fertile mountain slopes, with restaurants serving authentic Canarian dishes and wine. Do try the fish – it’s the mainstay of local cuisine and will be freshly caught.