This luxurious, exciting and innovative resort is by far one of the Inspiring Travel Company’s most popular destinations.
With only a decade under its belt this is already a firm favourite with a strikingly diverse clientele. From tennis-players to sun-worshippers; inquisitive kids to honeymooning couples; explorers to gastronomists; the strength of this place is its ability to host and entertain so many, so well.
To celebrate ten years of excellence, we’ve come up with ten of our favourite things about this stunning resort (it didn’t take long!). So here they are; ten reasons to choose The Ritz-Carlton, Abama for your next luxury Tenerife holiday.
1. A Sensational Setting
The Ritz-Carlton, Abama’s complex of attractive terracotta buildings rise up between the landscaping of lush tropical gardens and koi carp ponds. The Citadel provides a central hub but more secluded villas and suites are also available. Wherever you find yourself on this vast site, it’s difficult to escape the panoramic views, which reach out to the wide blue skies and the Atlantic Ocean beyond.
2. Ritz Kids
The Ritz Kids club offers much more than just childcare. Last year a new environmental programme was added to the delights that 4-12 years olds can expect during their stay. Devised with explorer and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau, the programme is based around four themes; land, water, culture and environmental responsibility. Immersed in a world of whales and coral reefs, there is no problem keeping young ones entertained on a luxury family holiday here.
3. Secluded Romance
If the term ‘family holiday’ makes you want to run a mile in the other direction, then fear not! The Ritz-Carlton, Abama has a special place reserved for those who wish to relax in peaceful, child-free surroundings too. Kate Jellicoe, Product Executive at the Inspiring Travel Company loves the adults-only Tagor Villas. “They feel a million-miles away from the bustle of the Citadel,” she says, “Step out from your accommodation to the villa’s pool, where you can relax with complimentary soft drinks, wine, beer and nibbles served to you throughout the day!”. No wonder so many couples choose this resort as their luxury honeymoon destination.
4. The Finest Dining
The Abama boasts 13 restaurants and bars, but the jewel in its culinary crown is surely MB, the signature restaurant of chef Martín Berasategui whose gastronomic genius is world-renowned. The only two Michelin star restaurant in the Canary Islands, MB is a must for any discerning guest. At the Inspiring Travel Company our Concierge service can pre-book you a table to ensure you don’t miss out.
And if you’ve got a taste for award-winning cuisine, you can also drop in to Kabuki. This stylish Japanese restaurant offers a delicious array of sushi, sashimi and tempura dishes and received its first Michelin star in 2013.
5. Cuban Nightlife
If your idea of holiday heaven is relaxing with a first-class rum cocktail and a resort-exclusive cigar in settings evocative of 1940s Cuba, then why not spend the balmy Tenerife evenings at Cubanika bar. This stylish setting is clad in dark wood and open to adults from 6pm. You’re free to talk the night away or just enjoy the laid-back Latin American atmosphere until the early hours.
6. The Beautiful Beach
Guests at Abama have access to the pristine sandy cove that lies beneath its cliff-top location. Accessible only by the resort’s cable car, even the journey to the beach feels exclusive. Once your feet are on the pristine white sands you can enjoy a bite at the Beach Club, take a dip in the Atlantic or simply watch one of the glorious sunsets that bless the Canaries daily.
7. The Club® Level
As if it weren’t already dripping in luxury, in November The Ritz-Carlton, Abama launched The Club®. This exclusive “hotel within a hotel” offers a luxurious tenth-floor lounge, accessible by personal elevator key, to a handful of guests. Serving only two suites and 19 rooms (all with Atlantic Ocean views), the Club provides a dedicated concierge service as well as complimentary food and drinks laid on from an early breakfast right through to a midnight snack.
8. A Golfer’s Paradise
The resort boasts a world-class par-72 golf course designed by golf legend Dave Thomas. This 18-hole course features 22 water hazards and is accompanied by the Tenerife Golf Academy, a driving-range and 12-acre practice area. Private tuition is also available. No wonder, then, golf fans from across the globe see Abama as holiday perfection. Ask our Travel Specialists about booking the perfect golfing holiday today.
9. World-class Spa
The award-winning spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Abama doesn’t just offer treatments; it offers Rituals. Pampering becomes an art form in the hands of experienced therapists who endeavour to make every experience a bespoke one. With an array of water facilities and a secluded private garden, this spa really is an oasis at the heart of a lively resort.
10. Adventures Abound
Dramatic volcanic landscapes and the vast glistening Atlantic combine to provide every opportunity for exploration and discovery you could want on a luxury Tenerife holiday. Abama has links with a wide range of excursions. Why not spend the day whale-watching on a catamaran? Or join a daily trek to the top of nearby Teide volcano, Spain’s highest peak and a UNESCO World Heritage Site? The possibilities are endless.
Is that ten already? We haven’t even mentioned the tennis academy or the boutique shops or the seven heated swimming pools! There’s so much to explore and enjoy at The Ritz-Carlton, Abama and the Inspiring Travel Company has got some great offers we’d love to share with you. Why not call 01244 355 550 now and speak to one of our Travel Specialists about making it the setting for your next luxury holiday?