There are some great family hotels in Tenerife from all inclusive, to half board to self catering apartment and villas. This guide takes you through some of the best all inclusive Family Hotels in Tenerife, as nominated by readers of Flying With A Baby. Which of these All Inclusive Tenerife hotels appeals to you?
But before you book, you may wonder what is the best time to visit Tenerife with kids? Good news, it’s one of the few European destinations that has good weather all year round.
During the summer months from May to September, temperatures can get really hot. However, Tenerife can get quite windy at times which is refreshing. (Some hotels don’t allow pool inflatables because of this.)
Temperatures can remain quite high also in autumn, ranging from 20-26° making Tenerife and The Canaries a popular destination for the October half-term holiday.
October – March can be the idea time to visit with a young family, when temperatures are milder but you will need a jumper for the breezier evenings.
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Generally, the best weather is in the south of Tenerife which is sunnier and drier than the north. The sand is often black due to the volcanic area, however some beaches have been man-made with a more familiar golden sand.
The best beaches on Tenerife for families is Las Vistas if this is important to you. However, more striking scenery and greener landscapes are to be found in the north. Playa des Americas is very lively and busy whereas the area around Los Gigantes is quieter.
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9 Of The Best All Inclusive Family Hotels in Tenerife
1. El Duque Costa Adeje – 3 Star
The apartment style rooms at El Duque Costa Adeje provide a refrigerator, a kitchenette, and a stovetop. Some have air conditioning as an extra. There are a couple pools for families, including a splash pool for toddlers and a small playground. Kids’ entertainment is provided and the beach is nearby.
Good For- Families looking for an all rounder budget all inclusive. (Note snacks in-between meal times are not available except ice cream (all day) and pastries in the afternoon)
2. Iberostar Anthelia, Adeje – 5 star
The Iberostar Anthelia, Adeje has 2 children’s pools – one with slides and a pirate ship, a small playground, kids’ club and offers optional all inclusive.
There are inter-connecting double rooms for families. Alternatively, most rooms can fit one cot. There are no kettles in the room but there are plenty of bars where you can order coffee or tea.
All inclusive includes the buffet restaurant and poolside bars, but excludes the two evening a la carte restaurants (Poseidon, Portofino) other than one visit each during your stay.
Good For – Families wanting a variety of facilities plus a beach.
3. Spring Hotel Bitacora – 4 star
The Spring Hotel Bitacora has an impressive outdoor play area, an indoor soft play and kids’ pool with a slide and a further outdoor pool. There is a kids’ club with stories, sports and other games.
The modern rooms can fit 2 adults and 2 children and have a walk in shower. The beach is a 10 minute walk away. There is a free bus to Siam Park that runs ever half an hour (first one is at 9.45am)
Good For – Families wanting lots of activities for kids.
This all inclusive only family accommodation comes with a big lagoon pool and some spectacular views of the ocean. Also on site are a further 2 large outdoor swimming pools, an indoor pool, a kids pool, 2 baby splash pools. One pool has a waterslide.
Other facilities include: mini-club playground, bowling alley, entertainment staff, indoor games room, cinema theatre, mini golf, rope circuit, football field. It’s in a quiet area, but it’s still less than 10-minutes’ walk to the beach.
Rooms can fit 4, some are suites with a separate room and sofa bed in the lounge. Superior suites have added extras for kids, including children’s bedding, a highchair, a minibar with a welcome pack of yoghurts and snacks and a special children’s gift on arrival.
This hotel is a 30 minute drive from Siam Park.
Good For – Families wanting a more secluded spot away from the hustle and bustle of Playa da las Americas and a good activity programme for kids.
5. Playa Real Resort Costa Adeje – 4 star
The Playa Real Resort Costa Adeje has one and two bedroomed apartments (with additional sofa bed in the lounge area, a kitchenette and fridge) plus junior suites. Kids’ Club, 2 pools – one for children with slides.
It is approximately 10 minutes walk from the beach, as is a supermarket. If you go completely All -Inclusive at this hotel, there is the option to visit the a la carte restaurant once a week. The pool bar has burger, chips, nuggets, pastries, fruit type snacks. If you are planning a day out you can re-order a picnic for the day. Siam Park is approximately 15 minutes drive away.
Good For – families wanting plenty of room space.
6. Hotel GF Isabel 4 star
The Hotel GF Isabel is an Aparthotel in Costa Adeje area, south of Tenerife. GF Isabel is aCanarian village style offers apartment, bungalow and villa (one and two bedroom) accommodation.
Accommodation comes with a fully equipped with kitchen and separate bedroom area.
There is Mini Club, children’s playground area, a ball pit, climbing frame. There are also 2 outdoor pools with a children’s area.
All Inclusive and half board packages are available. The GF Isabel is only 600 metres from the beach, and a short bus / taxi tide to the Siam Park Water Park.
Good For – Families looking for flexibility with eating, and more space with lots of kid friendly facilities.
This new hotel is already bringing in the wow factor, with its Disneyesque castle by the pool! With rooms ranging from swim up junior suites, to family suites with a bedroom separated with a partition to the lounge with a sofa bed. Kettles and a minibar are provided. For families with little ones, there is a buggy parking area for strollers so you don’t have to take up space in your room.
Additionally, there is a play area in the lobby plus a supervised play area in the restaurant area. Younger kids will enjoy the splash park and kids’ club with costume workshops, crafts, cooking, expeditions and children’s games but there is teens club too with DJ workshops. Read A Modern Mother’s verdict on how the place is for teens here.
There are 7 pools including a small infinity pool and a kids’ pool with slides, splash pool for tots.
Best For – An All inclusive Tenerife hotel for families wanting the wow factor!
8. Sandos San Blas Nature Reserve and Spa – 5 star
The Sandos San Blas Nature Reserve and Spa is one of the first hotels we took our then toddler to.
The hotel is based in a nature reserve and is situated right on the coast, with the south airport being the closest. It is in a fairly remote location – for those that wish to get away from it all but the airport transfer is very short.
Nearby are a couple of nice little villages (San Blas and Los Abrigos) within walking distance of the hotel. Reaching San Blas involves walking up some fairly steep steps, which are not buggy friendly
The hotel has a variety of room styles, including suites with a balcony or terrace which come with two bathrooms and a separate lounge area, deluxe twin rooms with balcony or terrace, and rooms with sea views. All rooms have mini fridges and tea and coffee making facilities.
The hotel has several pools including 3 kids’ pools (no slides) There is a kids’ club for children aged 4-12 with daily activities such as face painting, gardening, climbing, archaeology, fishing, recycling workshop etc, which are held at various points around the resort.
We also loved the kids’ playground and spent many an evening there. You can kayak around the lake too. You can read more about my stay at the Sandos San Blas Resort here and why we liked this All Inclusive Tenerife hotel.
9. GF Gran Costa Adeje – 5 star
The GF Gran Costa Adeje is just a few metres from the golden sandy El Duque beach. The standard rooms have double beds plus a sofa bed and are kitted out with a kettle, tea and coffee plus a fridge.
The hotel offers several pools, included a kids’ fun pool and a glass bottomed pool. There is playground and kids’ club onsite. You can also play football or basketball, a tennis court, as well as mini golf, paddle, tennis, petanque (love this game!), table tennis, squash, billiards. It is just a short walk down to Adeje promenade which has several bars & restaurants.
Good For – Families who want lots of entertainment in a popular location.
Have you any AI family hotels in Tenerife that you recommend? If so please do let me know! If you are looking for other family friendly all inclusive hotels in Europe, the highlighted link shows some popular two bedroomed ones ideal for families.