Flights under 6 hrs
Suitable for babies
Suitable for toddlers
Suitable for children
Comp: 4-11 yrs
â‚¬18 per hour
Minimal jet lag
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Abama Golf & Spa Resort
Abama Golf & Spa Resort
Abama Golf & Spa Resort
Abama Golf & Spa Resort
A wonderful family hotel with its own lovely beach
Managed and run by Ritz-Carlton, who know a thing or two about luxury and good service, the Abama hotel is just 25 minutes drive from the airport with stunning views across the sea to the island of La Gomera. And like all our favourite family hotels this one is designed for adults to enjoy themselves as well as children so you don’t need to give up on your luxurious just so your youngsters are well looked after.
The location is all important in Tenerife and the Abama has a great one well away from the concrete jungle of hotels many people associate with Tenerife. The hotel’s luxurious rooms and suites each have a private terrace or balcony which is idea if you have younger children who still need a mid day nap and you don’t want to miss out on some precious sunbathing time. The main rooms for families are based in the Citadel. These are the Deluxe rooms (many of which interconnect), the Junior Suites and 1 Bedroomed suites. Or for a bit more privacy the Villas are a great option. These are hidden among the botanic gardens tumbling down from the main citadel towards the ocean. As well as enjoying all the amenities of the citadel rooms, each row of villas has access to an exclusive pool, wonderful ocean views from its top floor rooms, a high, pitched ceiling with exposed beams and a four-poster bed. Full room service and transport to any other part of the complex are available at your request.
And for older children, or fathers who get itchy feet, the hotel is a golfers paradise with driving range, golf academy and a challenging par 72, 18-hole course. Or for tennis enthusiasts, the Abama provides expert tuition in the form of the Sanchez Casal Tennis Academy but if you’re in search of a more relaxing stay, take to the water in one of the seven heated swimming pools (including a designated adults-only pool), enjoy sunbathing on the secluded beach with its golden sands or simply unwind in the ABAMA Spa, with its 14 treatment rooms and, bizarrely enough, a snow cabin. Having an adults pool is always a winner because you as parents know that any couples staying at the hotel have other places to escape to allowing your children to enjoy their pool time without any dark looks from fellow guests (within reason of course). And for parents not keen to walk between the hotel and the beach they even kindly lay on a chauffeur driven buggy.
Not forgetting one of the most important parts of any holiday the hotel has a rather greedy ten restaurants to ensure every taste is catered for. Including Japanese, Argentinean and Italian inspired treats, as well as a specialist seafood restaurant. They even have M.B, a one Michelin Star restaurant, creating culinary delights which may even encourage you to do a few laps of the pool to build up an appetite before you go!
TOTAL… 420 room and villas in total.
Double rooms – 50 sqm (2 adults &1 chd & cot),
Junior Suites – 74sqm (2 adults & 2 children or 1 child & cot)
1 Bedroom Suite – 80 sqm separate living room (2 adults & 2 children & cot)
Villas: 120 private Villa rooms and suites. These are in 4 rows below the main Citadel.
Villas rooms (50sqm) are either terraced on the ground floor or with a high ceiling on the upper floor – no interconnecting villa rooms (2 adults & 1 child & cot).
Villa suites at 80 sqm (2 adults & 2 children & cot)
The Tagor Villas are reserved for adults only.
Deluxe Citadel: King rooms connect to twin rooms connect (with a Resort or Ocean view) these can have 1child up to 11 yrs on extra bed or sofa bed, no DVD or CD in these rooms. These rooms have either a terrace with 2 sun-loungers or a balcony with two chairs and a table
Junior Suite 74sqm 2 children all in the same room (they do have a walk in wardrode which can fit a cot)
1 bedroomed suites in Citadel have a living room with doors separating the bedroom and living room. There is plenty of room for 2 roll away beds. Or you can have a two bedroomed suite with sitting room in the middle – in Citadel.
Things to do
THINGS TO DO FOR PARENTS… Wonderful 18 hole golf course. Every hole has views of sea. € 126 per round but double if you aren’t staying. There aren’t any onsite watersports – to keep the private beach quiet. But these can be done nearby. There is complementary sea bream fishing and great snorkelling as well as a Tennis academy. The hotel has a fantastic Spa - 2500 sqm of pampering joy. State of the art gym with yoga. Pilates, sala classes and Zumba! Nearby there is deep sea fishing next to La Gomera, treking, mountain biking, or exploring the island with Abama’s great island guides
I’M BORED (…& for children)… 7 heated pools. No charges for sunloungers by pool or beach. At the pools there are floats etc for children and bucket and spades by beach. For parents with younger children there are nappy changing tables in pool loos . For older children the tennis academy has 11 courts. Whilst out and about Tenerife has some great Whale watching year round – one of only 3 countries in the world that can do this.
KIDS CLUB ...
Creche- For under 4 yrs there is a separate area to the Kids Club – children here must be accompanied by an adult or baby sitter.
Club Abami- The new Club Abami open from 10am-midnight and is available on a complimentary basis every day for children 4 to 12 years until 6pm. From 6pm – midnight there is an €8 per child per hour charge to use the club. There is a programme of inside and outside activities that take place in the swimming pool and on the beach. Activities include cooking workshops, clay sculpture and face painting. Meals are at a supplement. The newly designed club has a capacity of 100 children and offers over 305 square metres of indoor space as well as it’s own outside play area. Eight diverse zones created to challenge and develop the minds of little ones, everything from astronomy to local wildlife, sustainability to the latest in technology, theatrical skills to arts and crafts, can be discovered and enjoyed in the fabulous new facility
Downtime activities and experiences including movies, Nintendo Wii’s, iPods and MP3 connections and a fish-shaped library with books for all ages to be delved into. The indoor zones are as follows: Zone for Relax and Nap; The Theatre Space; Scientific Area; Chill-out Zone; Hand Work Space; Lego Zone and Reading Area.
Conditions: Club Abami will open daily from 10am to midnight for children between the ages of four and twelve inclusive. It is complimentary for guests staying at Abama Golf & Spa Resort until 6pm. Baby sitting available from E18 per hour. Lunch and dinner can be provided for those attending the kids club for E14 per child, per meal. Vat of 7% to be added to all charges.
SUITABLE FOR… All ages.
ARE WE THERE YET?... 25 minutes from Tenerife South Airport..
I’M HUNGRY… 10 restaurants in total. There is a half board option in La Veranda (credit of Euro 31 if you prefer to eat in other restaurants), two of the restaurants are adults only restaurants (6 yrs +). There is also a Beach Bar restaurant.BABYSITTING & COSTS… 18 euros per hour (minimum 2 hours, for a maximum of 3 children). No extra charge will be made for fractions of time, only for half an hour or an hour. The cancellation policy entitles Abama to charge 25€ if service is cancelled with less than 24h in advance.
COSTS FOR CHILDREN…Children up to 11 yrs are free when sharing parents room (on same board basis). Up to 3 children up to the age of 11 staying in their own room receive substantial reductions for stays from, 30 Mar to 9 April and from 26 Dec 2012 to 3 Jan. Not applicabe to junior suites and one bedroom suites.
2013 PRICES FROM… €138 per person per night (approx.£115). From €390per room per night for 2 adults & 2 children sharing B&B (approx.£325) .
WHAT YOU DON’T NEED TO PACK…The hotel can provide cots and their transfers come with car seats.
Car seat in transfer to/from airport
- Car seat for rental car
- High chair
- Bottle warmer
- Nappy changing mat
- Baby Bathtub
- Baby Bath and changing station
- Baby walker
- Baby bouncy chair
- Pushchair parasols
- Toddler guard rail for bed
- Travel Cot
- Child Buggy w. sunshade (single occupant)
- Normal buggy type pushchair
- Chicco Pram, Pushchair & car seat combination
- Child buggy (double occupants)
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