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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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

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

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.

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.

Bahia Del Duque

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

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Iberostar Selection Anthelia

Tenerife
A four star Costa Adeje property in spacious grounds