Known across the world as the 'Island of Eternal Spring', Tenerife enjoys more hours of sun than any other part of Spain. Within this privileged location sit the elegant contours of this welcoming, Canarian-style village resort. With its evocative Italianate architecture and rustling palms lining the sweeping staircase that gently slopes down to the tranquil lagoon (formed by numerous swimming pools), this luxury complex sympathetically combines two hotels into one resort.
The Hotel Bahía Del Duque and Las Casas Ducales are divided into 20 houses, each offering a distinctive fusion of classic Spanish styling and exquisite furnishings. The elite Las Casas Ducales is an independent area, with just 51 rooms set in four houses that boast their own private reception, breakfast room, cocktail lounge and dedicated butler service. For the ultimate in comfort and privacy, the resort also boasts 40 luxury villas designed by Pascua Ortega, each with a private garden and pool.
As guests wander the winding paths that carry them over the glistening pools and jade lawns, the village-style ambiance is further enhanced by the rich selection of restaurants, cafés and bars offering food and refreshments to suit every mood. And as you'd expect from such an impressive beachfront setting, the resort also provides an abundance of watersports, a concept spa, sports facilities and shopping centre, as well as a mini club where younger guests can enjoy a vast array of fun activities, including Super Mini Olympics, special themed dinners and mini discos.
Costa Adeje, 15 minutes transfer from Tenerife South (Reina Sofia) International Airport.
The hotel features 351 distinctly individual rooms and suites. There are also 40 villas designed by Pascua Ortega, each with private garden and pool, as well as a separate reception area and butler service.
Activities at the Gran Hotel Bahía del Duque are bountiful. Whether you’re looking for some refreshing relaxation or an action-packed adventure, there’s something for you at this Tenerife resort. The hotel enjoys a rather privileged location by the sea, and thus is a haven for watersports fanatics. Try anything from diving to parasailing, sports fishing to sailing, and be sure to embark on an excursion on the luxury yacht Pámpano. Of course there’s always the option of lounging on the fabulous beach, too!
Sit back and relax in the library, or get competitive in the Bridge and Pool Lounge. The Hotel also boasts a squash court, two tennis courts, two paddle tennis courts, a jogging circuit, a botanical walk, beach volleyball facilities, darts, table tennis, boules, giant chess, mountain biking, cocktail making classes, an astronomic observatory and a well-equipped gym.
Finally, if that all just sounds too much, then why not enjoy a rejuvenating treatment in the Spa Bahía del Duque? Spa and Thalasso by Natura Bisse, this indulgent retreat benefits from the pure water of the Atlantic Ocean and features aromatic gardens surrounded by volcanic stone – heaven!
Wining and dining at Gran Hotel Bahía del Duque is a delight. With nine outstanding restaurants to choose from, there’s something to satisfy every taste. A highlight is definitely Las Aguas, a fabulous gourmet restaurant offering authentic Canarian cuisine. For more sumptuous Spanish cuisine, sample the tapas at La Tasca or the Mediterranean fare at the Beach Club. Dining is however by no means restricted to Tenerife – you’ll travel all over the world during your stay. Savour gorgeous fresh pasta at La Trattoria, or a magnificent fusion of Japanese, Chinese and Thai cuisines at the new Asia-Kan Restaurant.
The hotel has recently opened the Terraza Moët, an exclusive, adults-only outdoor lounge where you can treat yourself to a glass of Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial. And there are plenty of other bars and cafés too, ranging from juice bars to ice cream parlours, and from beach bars to sports bars. The Piano Bar is the place to be for a buzzing atmosphere, live music and shows, whereas the Caribbean-inspired Terraza La Gomera on the seafront promenade serves fantastic cocktails.