The enviable climate and endless beaches of the Canary Islands have been attracting visitors for years. Resorts in Tenerife offer one of the most alluring holiday options, promising package holiday comfort and convenience all year round. But if you fancy freedom, independence, and flexibility, you should consider a holiday rental on your next trip to Tenerife.
Outside of the boundaries of a hotel or resort, you are more likely to explore further and experience this well-trodden island from a whole new perspective. Still need more convincing? Here are some reasons why self-catering accommodation is a fantastic option:
You don’t have to skimp on luxury
Finding a hotel to fit your budget and needs often means making sacrifices, because no resort has it all. With holiday lets, you’ll have a wealth of options at your fingertips, and you’ll find luxury to rival even the best hotels in Tenerife.
Whether you want a villa with a pool, an apartment with a seafront balcony, or a terrace nestled in the mountaintops, there will be something for you. In your own private space, you can unwind and relax without worrying about loud neighbours or noisy crowds.
You can set yourself up for an adventure
This Canary Island is so much more than a sunbathing destination. With routes ranging from scenic roads to mountain tracks, cycling in Tenerife is a great way to get more active on your holiday. If you’d rather stay on your own two feet, the island offers superb hiking opportunities, not least the chance to climb Mount Teide, the highest peak in Spain.
By staying in a holiday rental, you won’t be restricted by hotel meal times and activity schedules. You can come and go as you please, making it the perfect option if you’ll be spending long days exploring on foot or by bike.
Choose from a wider range of locations
If you want to stay close to the bustling resorts where restaurants, bars, and fun activities await, you can. You’ll find lots of self-catering accommodation options in popular areas, such as the lively Playa de las Americas. For a more upmarket experience, you could choose the nearby Costa Adeje.
Alternatively, holiday rentals also offer you the option of choosing a location more off the beaten track. You might find your perfect secluded beach villa, or a house in a quaint Canary village.
Tailor your holiday to suit your group
Travelling to Tenerife with a group of friends? With the flexibility to choose exactly how many rooms and beds you want, without breaking the budget, you can enjoy comfort that you won’t find in a tiny hotel room. Or, if you’re going on a family trip, you can look for a holiday let with a private garden for the kids to play in.
Accommodation rentals are also a great choice for a couples holiday. You’ll have privacy and your own kitchen to cook in, which is perfect if you feel like swapping a night out for a romantic meal at home.
By Arianne Fabrice, a travel journalist who specialises in the popular resort destinations in and around Europe. Having worked for some of Paris’ premium travel mags, she’s recently moved into English-language publications.