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When Costa Adeje was in its infancy Hotel Jardin Tropical set the standard and has led the way ever sinceÂ with immaculate service, stylish design,and great food. Now a lucky winner and guest can experience the four star luxury for themselves in the latest competition from www.tenerifemagazine.comÂ the leading lifestyle guide to Tenerife.
The coast is one of the big attractions of Costa Adeje and Hotel Jardin Tropical sits in a prime position on a headland between Puerto Colon and Playa Bobo beach. In 2010 a complete refurbishment ensured that families and golfers continued to make this their hotel of choice. The sparkling white look of the buildings is complimented by tropical plants and cool luxurious corners. Food is another pleasure to be shared from the gourmet cuisine of Las Rocas to the cheeryÂ breakfast welcome of the Las Mimosas restaurant or the El Patio garden restaurant.
Entering this competition is easy and free, just answer a simple question at the Tenerife Magazine home page and wait for the draw on 31st May 2012. The prize is a weeks half board holiday for two to be taken, subject to availability within 12 months. The prize doesn’t include flights andÂ is not transferable and must be claimed within 2 weeks of the draw or it will be re-drawn. Good luck.
Congratulations to Jabel Hernandez and Sirelis Corujo for being crowned Mr and Miss Tenerife in the election gala at La Laguna on 24 and 25 September. The 30 male candidates pulled in 6,000 people to Plaza del Cristo and the ladies followed up with 5,000 the night after.
All the contestants looked assured thanks to a pre contest presentation gala at Hotel Jardin Tropical in La Caleta a few nights before. The 60 candidates and a specially invited audience of 160 got a sneak preview of the best that Tenerife province (includes La Palma, El Hierro, and La Gomera) had to offer. The show was hosted by TV presenter Daniel Montesdeoca and a special menu was served created especially for the event.
There were mixed fortunes for the local entrants in the big finals, 18 year old Ikram Zovaovine from Adeje got a consolation title of Miss Simpatia , and Daniel Afonso Castillo from Tijoco made the last five of Mr Tenerife. Better luck next time when Hotel Jardin Tropical expect to host the presentation gala for the fourth straight year.
They’re an ingenious lot at Tenerife Magazine the online magazine that knows the island in depth. Their latest competition combines a four night stay at the 5 star Costa Adeje Gran Hotel with a three night follow up at a rural cottage so you can see the contrasting charms of Tenerife.
GF Hotels flagship Costa Adeje Gran Hotel is just a short stroll from some of the best beaches on the island and boasts stylish rooms with a colonial feel, rooftop swimming pools, and a la carte feasts at the La Laja restaurant. Aecan.com experts in holiday travel have come up trumps too with a self catering stay in one of their houses in a sedate natural setting that will awaken the explorer in you.
Tenerife Magazine has unrivalled knowledge of island life and culture and loves to share it with visitors and those who have settled here. The latest facelift has packed even more into the online treasure trove and a visit to the home page will present you with the simple question and entry details for the holiday competition as well as full terms and conditions. The closing date is 9 pm on 29 September with the prize drawn at the Costa Adeje Gran Hotel the day after.
As Tenerife golf hotels go Iberostar Anthelia ticks all the boxes, just 25 metres from the beach between Playa FaÃ±abe and Playa El Duque it’s packed with 5 star luxury and service. It’s even better to know that they are long time supporters of golf in Tenerife and Saturday 24 September is the ninth staging of their annual tournament, this time at Golf Las Americas.
Good friends, good golf, and amazing prizes mark out this tournament as a date not to miss. There are three categories each carrying prizes for the top three finishers and anyone hitting a hole in one can scoop a IWC watch. The after match presentation gala dinner will be at the Iberostar Anthelia where a raffle features great prizes like a weeks stay in Brazil. For those not wanting the luxury to end the hotel offers very competitive rates for an overnight stay to expand your golf weekend, just callÂ 922713335 for more details.
The days play also comes at a bargain price, just 75 euros per person including the gala dinner. Non playing guests are warmly invited for just 45 euros for the gala dinner. To sign up for the golf action call Golf Las Americas on 322752005
Five star luxury with all the trimmings, no wonder Iberostar Grand Hotel Anthelia has just been added to the Great Hotels of the World collection, an alliance of luxury hotels around the world that offer conference and group facilities.
The Playa del Duque hotel has 390 rooms spread over 6 buildings and conference halls that can hold 550 people. A recent make over has added a fresh shine and a new Thai Zen space for health and well being, and the Salome V.I.P zone for general relaxation. If you want to eat, you there is no shortage of choice, with reataurants Barbacoa, Portofino, gourmet Poseidon, or buffet Zeus.
Other comforts include, Wi Fi in all rooms and public spaces, a new sporting area, amd a shuttle service to the Golf Costa Adeje course.
The TUI group, best known for their Thomson brand, has given annual awards to 2 Costa Adeje based hotels. The 4 star Colon Guanahani is in FaÃ±abe and the 5 star Roca Nivaria is in Playa Paraiso, and have been picked out among the 2,000 strong hotel chain of TUI, for their service and attention to customers.
The Colon Guanahani (above) is making a habit of picking up awards, this is their 6th such honour.Â Roca Nivaria is only 3 years old but this is its second award during that short time. Both belong to the Adrian group of hotels, they were designed by Rafael Adrian and decorated by his wife Aurora Ruera.
They may be dwarfed by some of their neighbours, but they have some great facilities to offer. Colon Guanahani has a main restaurant close to the pool, with an intimate terrace and also the La Pergola pool restaurant for lighter meals and snacks. There are also squash and tennis courts, and for pampering there is a spa and beauty centre.
Roca Nivaria (above) has a wider selection of restaurants with the Garoe buffet on the terrace overlooking the sea, the lunch restaurant Ahemon Pool, and 2 themed a la carte restaurants, the Italian Verona and Spanish Burgos. To counter the effects of that good living, there is a large spa and indoor and outdoor sports courts.
Just a short walk up from the seafront, Tropical Park has 164 spacious and fully equipped 2 or 3 bedroom apartments giving views of the Atlantic and the island of La Gomera beyond, or inland of Mount Teide, the highest point in Spain at 3,718 metres high. Callao Salvaje is a bright modern village with a friendly relaxed feel, placed located on the south west coast of Tenerife, with easy access to all main points on the island.
It’s a great place to relax by the 2 swimming pools, but if you want to be more active, we will certainly put your energy to the test. How about trying the tennis court, the 2 squash courts, the 2 saunas, jacuzzi, gym or physio area. You can take basic courses in scuba diving a t one of the pools before moving on to the sea, and if you find you still have some energy in the evening, the disco pub will keep you dancing until 2.30am.
All the services you need are on hand, a supermarket, a poolside snack bar and restaurant grill. Callao Salvaje has a good range of bars and restaurants for you to explore, and you are on a main bus route, or just ask at the 24 hour reception if you want to go off on tour of the island. If you just want to enjoy the sun and forget all your cares, that’s fine by us, just pull up a sunbed and a drink and enjoy your holiday.
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Set in Callao Salvaje, a small select village on the west coast, Pearly Grey Ocean Club stands proud, looking out to the Atlantic and across to the island of La Gomera. The views are just one small part of your holiday experience in this lively modern community.
The large pool is the centre piece of the sun terrace that faces the ocean, and with special play areas, it is perfect for families and a great setting to watch the sunsets. The 112 high standard apartments are stylish and welcoming, a real home from home. The staff at Pearly Grey are very friendly and approachable, always glad to offer help or just to get your feedback.
If you want to explore during your stay, you are in the right place. Callao Salvaje is just 20 minutes from Los Gigantes to the west, 10 minutes to Playa Las Americas in the east and 20 minutes to the south airport, so no long delays to get your holiday started. Pearly Grey has its own fleet of hire cars, if you want to get out and about, and is also on the main bus route.
Many guestsÂ decide not to stray far, and who can blame them whenÂ Pearly Grey has a hair salon, a gym, and a beauty salon. When it comes to food and drink, you are spoilt for choice. Razzmatazz restaurant and entertainment lounge will take you through the night, starting with a 5 to 6.30 Happy Hour at the bar from Sunday to Friday. Saturday is the special Welcome Barbecue on the lower pool deck with live music. Back at Razzmatazz there’s fun, games and live professional entertainment from 9pm, ending with a disco and fun with the resident comperes. Look out for Sunday nights roast buffet and Wednesdays international buffet. There’s always plenty going on, just pick your favourites.
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If you like to be at the centre of things, welcome to the 4 star Iberostar Las Dalias in San Eugenio, the hub of Playa de Las Americas. All roads converge on the San Eugenio shopping centre, and nestling alongside it, this 9 storey, 404 rooom hotel, is perfectly placed for the main beaches, Puerto Colon marina, and is just a few minutes walk from the main bus station.
In the summer of 2005, the hotel had a complete make over and is looking good, right from the moment you enter the lobby and reception area. Families will find Las Dalias to be the answer to their prayers as they pay special attention to the childrens needs. There is a Mini Club for the 4 to 12 year olds, with plenty of organised activities, and a childrens playground area. The large open garden area contains 2 bigÂ swimming pools, but there is also a seperate childrens pool. Parents aren’t overlooked, there is a hair salon and a bar, plus a restaurant where the family can enjoy good food.
The Aqualand park is just up the hill and the new Siam Park will be opening a short walk down the road. At night there is a wide range of entertainment at the many local bars in San Eugenio.
It’s hard to believe that Jardin Tropical is a 4 star hotel, its facilities, service, and beachfront setting give the impression of a top of the range 5 star resort. International designer, Melvin Villarroel took an Arab theme and added in plenty of natures own handiwork, to compliment the views out over the Atlantic ocean.
The 390 rooms and suites have balconies that take in not only the sunsets over the island of La Gomera, but also the sub tropical gardens and pools of Jardin Tropical. It’s the special attention to detailÂ that impresses the visitors to the hotel, golfers flock to this part of Tenerife, so Jardin Tropical has a special golf department to make bookings at local courses and even arrange preferential rates.
Then there is the Tropical Wellness centre, hows this sound for pampering, hot stone massage, a Turkish or algae bath, and lymphatic drainage, all in relaxing surroundings. That will set you up perfectly for the hair dressing and beauty salon. You can also treat yourself to the finest cuisine in one of the five restaurants. Los Cucurochos serves mediterranean meals and Las Mimosas offers similar but in a buffet form. Las Cuevas specialises in fish and rice, El Patio has an international flavour, and Los Rocas is a cliff side delight where the food and views are appetising.
Warm bright colours, airy rooms and suites, conference and banquet facilities all add to the attractions for holiday and business visitors. Jardin Tropical is in a prime location, close to the sea, and a short drive from the airport and main motorway to the north, but many of the guests don’t stray far from the comfort and beauty of the resort.