On Location: Tenerife

Marie Claire's fashion team touches down in the Canary Islands

Marie Claire‘s fashion team touches down in the Canary Islands

We stayed at…

The five-star Abama Golf & Spa Resort (abamahotelresort.com, from £249 with breakfast), in Guía de Isora. With 469 Moorish-style rooms, two Michelin-starred restaurants, nine swimming pools, a tennis academy, a spa and a secluded sandy beach, it’s perfect for a one-stop luxury holiday. For packages see coronaholidays.co.uk.

Let’s take those: poolside loungers at Abama Resort in Tenerife

Our top five things to do…

Get fit and healthy – as well as impressive sports facilities, the Abama has a serious spa with a hydrotherapy pool, steam rooms and an extensive choice of treatments.

Hire a car and explore the volcanic landscapes of Teide National Park (telefericoteide.com).

Take a dolphin and whalewatching cruise from Los Gigantes (whalesanddolphinsoftenerife.org).

Go hiking – Tenerife (£12.99; Sunflower) has self-guided walks with maps.

Head to the island capital, Santa Cruz, for Europe’s biggest carnival (28 February-9 March 2014; carnavaltenerife.es). There are also celebrations in many other towns, for some tips see here.

Scenic thrills: the cliffs at Los Gigantes

Let’s go…

British Airways (ba.com) flies from Gatwick to Tenerife, from £154 return. Marco Polo Tenerife (£5.99; Mairdumont) is a handy guide, or visit webtenerife.co.uk.


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