Most families travelling to Tenerife opt to stay in the south-west, which is heavily developed. This has both drawbacks and advantages – there are heaps of kids' activities, for instance. If you do chose to base yourselves in the south-west, we recommend Costa Adeje and Los Cristianos over noisier Playa de las Américas. Other southern resorts are Playa de Los Cristianos, Costa Adeje, Los Gigantes, Puerto Santiago, Las Galletas and El Médano. 

Most properties offered by our partner James Villa Holidays are in the south-west, too. All have pools and are near beaches and entertainment while being peaceful, secluded retreats. Alternatively, try further up the unspoilt west coast.

If you'd prefer to stay in the north, we recommend the Hotel Botanico and Oriental Spa Garden (see below) or the one-, two- or three-bedroom apartments at Villa Costa Azul at Playa San Marco. 

The following are our hand-picked favourites for a range of budgets, or if you're looking to book a luxury family resort or villa holiday in Tenerife, contact our tailor-made travel consultants on 020 3633 0653 or via our enquiry form.

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Adrian Hoteles Roca Nivaria GH

Tenerife
All-inclusive or half-board, luxury beachfront hotel with free childcare from 4-months-12 years, bike hire service and top class spa in south-west Tenerife.

Fantasia Bahia Principe

Tenerife
Spot-on for families, this all-inclusive in southern Tenerife has its own castle, childcare from three years to teens and theatre.

GF Victoria

Tenerife
An upmarket aparthotel including a zen garden where kids can learn yoga and Pilates, plus two spas.

Hard Rock Hotel

Tenerife
Stylish music-themed hotel in the south of the island, with music lessons, a freshwater lagoon, and kids' clubs for all ages.

GF Isabel & Siam Park Waterpark

Tenerife
Offering self-catering and all-inclusive options, this family hotel on Tenerife is close to the beach and offers unlimited access to a waterpark.

Laguna Park II

Tenerife
All-inclusive holiday resort on Tenerife with shuttle bus to the beach and kids pool and playground.

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Gran Melia Palacio de Isora

Tenerife
A luxurious all-inclusive resort with fantastic clubs for kids and a Clarins spa for both grown-ups and junior guests.

Holiday Village Tenerife

Tenerife
A popular all-inclusive option including a football academy, a high-ropes course, a kids' cinema and a spa.

The Ritz-Carlton, Abama

Tenerife
A popular luxury resort with a highly regarded kids' club, a volcanic spa, excellent golf facilities and Michelin-starred dining.

Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa

Tenerife
Luxury option with lagoon-style swimming pools, a kids' club, a teen hangout, a spa plus yoga and tai chi sessions.

Villa Mandi and Siam Park

Tenerife
A friendly all-inclusive Spanish resort with kid’s club and entertainment, near a beach and unlimited access to world-famous waterpark, Siam Park.

Hotel Guayarmina Princess

Tenerife
Lots of leisure activities on offer for the whole family to enjoy at this hotel on Tenerife.

Bahia Del Duque

Tenerife
A glam five-star property on Tenerife, with kids' clubs and teen activities.

Hotel Bahia Princess

Tenerife
A large family hotel on Tenerife with a selection of pools, places to eat, plus kids club for 4-12 year olds and evening entertainment.

Hotel Botanico & The Oriental Spa Garden

Tenerife
A stylish hotel in Puerto de la Cruz at the foot of Teide in the north of the island, with a spa and kids' academy.

Iberostar Selection Anthelia

Tenerife
A four star Costa Adeje property in spacious grounds

Marylanza Suites & Spa Resort

Tenerife
An all-inclusive with fantastic entertainment and a kids' pool and club.

Be Live Family Costa Los Gigantes

Tenerife
An all-inclusive Tenerife hotel with spacious living areas and plenty to do for the whole family with tennis, high ropes, water slides and a bowling alley.

Sunlight Bahia Principe Costa Adeje

Tenerife
A fantastic all-inclusive family holiday resort on Tenerife with kids club and evening entertainment; with a stunning infinity pool and spa.