We found an amazing hotel in Tenerife during our last minute search for our summer holiday with the twins last year. I thought I'd share our review here in case you're looking for an awesome family destination this summer.
It was the perfect getaway, just what we needed - relaxed, easy, entertainment for the kids, great food and lots of pools as well as a nearby beach.
Our room was very spacious and comfortable. We had a king size bed and the twins' sofa bed was perfectly comfortable, not that it stopped them from sneaking into ours from time to time! (See K below.)
We stayed up fairly late most evenings so had siestas after lunch so the kids didn't get too tired. Plus this kept us out of the strong sun before heading back to the pool when it was a bit quieter before dinner.
The hotel itself was modern, bright and stylish and very well kept, clean and tidy.
We spent most of our time by the saltwater pool as it was quieter (and next to the café bar), but Kalyan's favourite was the family pool next to the kids' pool with all the slides and water fountains.
There was also the Daisy Club for the kids (aged 4-12) with organised activities every day and Daisy visited the pool to get everyone dancing (we still have that song on our playlist)! They had a brilliant playroom too but our kids just wanted to spend all their time in the pools! We used this holiday to work on their swimming and got rid of their armbands by the end of our holiday :)
There was a quiet adults only pool which had a beautiful view of the sunset and a "Privilege" pool up on the roof exclusively for those in the more expensive Privilege rooms, who also had access to their own restaurant and rooftop bar.
The kids had a blast most evenings at the Daisy Club kids show & buffet which was on until 10pm! They watched magicians, movies and got to enjoy their own buffet with plenty of desserts! This meant Nik and I could enjoy some time alone on the bar terrace and having dinner ourselves, knowing the kids were loving their time whilst safe. There was evening entertainment down by the pool bar too but we preferred the singer or musician up in the main hotel bar where we'd take the kids for a non-alcoholic cocktail after we picked them up and played card games.
As for the food, we loved it! There was always plenty of choice in the main buffet, Kalyan was delighted when they did a sushi night! But we also had the option to book the pool café for lunch or dinner and also the other a la carte restaurants for dinner or even breakfast. They also have a coffee bar with cakes and pastries available throughout the day. All of this was available our all inclusive deal, even the cocktails and olives in the bar and plenty of Cava, even at breakfast!
On our last day we had breakfast in the Italian restaurant.
And Nik and I enjoyed the Teppanyaki restaurant for a romantic meal without the kids one evening too (under 12s aren't allowed in there). The set menu was amazing, so tasty and beautifully presented and of course lots of fun theatre to watch whilst it was cooked!
We did also leave the resort to explore the local area, checked out one of the volcanic sand beaches and wandered along the coastal path which as you can see was also very well kept and pretty.
We found a great little place to stop for refreshments and do a spot of shopping.
And because I can't resist oversharing photos, here are a few more from the pools! I loved playing with my underwater equipment :)
We were sad to leave but the airport had some pretty epic light!