Choosing a destination for your family holiday is tricky. Not only do you need to find a place where there will be enough for everyone to do, but you also have to consider cost, weather and food. With this in mind, here are five reasons why a family holiday in Tenerife ticks all the right boxes!
Tenerife is 200 miles off the coast of Africa which means that it benefits from a sub-tropical climate, and temperatures rarely get below 20C degrees all year round. Visit in winter for some much needed sun or go in the summer months and spend plenty of time in the pool. Just don’t forget to pack the sun cream!
Value for money
Flights to Tenerife are very reasonable although the prices can increase during the peak summer season. However, with a wide range of resorts to choose from, there are some fantastic late and last minute deals to be had.
The currency is the euro and because the island is exempt from EU VAT regulations, it’s a great place to stock up on duty free items.
Tenerife is a well-developed holiday destination, with plenty of resorts that are family-friendly. If you’re looking for lively fun at a decent price, consider Playa de Las Americas or Los Cristianos. Here you’ll find plenty of hotels and restaurants that are extremely welcoming to families with little ones.
Alternatively, Costa Adeje is also a good choice; it's Tenerife’s newest resort and tends to be quite quiet.
Tenerife is renowned for its beaches, which means that it's ideal for kids. Hire a couple of sun loungers, then pitch up for the day and let the family run riot. Amongst the best are Playa de la Teresitas, El Medano and Playa de Las Vistas – all have a variety of water sports such as pedalos and windsurfers, and plenty of cafes and facilities close to hand.
A week can feel like a long time to keep the kids amused, but on Tenerife there’s always plenty of things to do. Siam Park theme park in Costa Adeje is an absolute must if you are a family that loves rollercoasters, while you can spend at least a day at Aqualand on the waterslides and flumes.
Nature lovers will enjoy Loro Parque aquarium and Jungle Park Las Aguillas, and if you’re feeling really adventurous, there are plenty of guided scuba diving and horse-riding tours.
It very much depends on the age of your children as to what kinds of things you might pack into your itinerary – teenagers will love the nightlife, but even with little ones, simply lounging around the pool and paddling in the sea is great fun. Friendly locals and great food make this Spanish island one of the best family destinations there is.
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