Las Terrazas de Abama
What We Love
- A stylish, spacious suite at an iconic, five-star golf resort on the tranquil coast of TenerifeStaying in a chic suite between the first and second holes of the lush golf course
- Teeing off at the famous Abama Golf Course, overlooking the island of La Gomera
- Lazing the afternoons away on a comfortable sun lounger by the gorgeous outdoor pool
What To Know
- There are 12 onsite restaurants and bars including the two Michelin-starred M.B restaurant and one Michelin-starred Japanese-fusion Kabuki restaurant
- Hotel boutiques sell luxury brands like Burberry, Miu Miu, D&G, Piaget, and Omega
- There are kids-only and adult-only pools
For state-of-the-art comfort and Atlantic views that seem to go on forever, this five-star spot in Guía de Isora is a real game changer. And for those seeking fun on the fairways, it’s just steps away from the world-famous Abama Golf Course – a 6,858-yard stretch of challenging terrain that features 22 lakes linked by waterfalls, white-sand bunkers and 25,000 palm trees.
Add to the mix a gorgeous outdoor pool and the use of a divine spa at the neighboring Ritz-Carlton Abama, and it’s easy to see why this decidedly swanky apartment complex ticks all the boxes. Days can be spent playing tennis, strolling around the stunning grounds, sinking a few cocktails at the lovely pool bar and venturing to the chic harbor and promenade at Playa San Juan.
There’s no shortage of designer touches in the chic suites, either. Superbly set in whitewashed buildings between the first and second holes of the golf course, all assure open-plan dining and living areas, sea-facing private terraces, fully equipped kitchens and all the mod cons you’ll need for a truly luxurious self-catering stay.
Set in whitewashed buildings surrounded by gorgeous gardens, all of the open-plan suites feature elegant and inviting décor, with soothing color accents, tiled flooring and high-end furnishings. Both the Classic Two Bedroom Sea View suite (sleeps four) and the larger Superior Three Bedroom Sea View suite with outdoor Jacuzzi (sleeps six) have a dining area, a separate living space, a well-equipped kitchen and a lovely outdoor terrace.
As this is a self-catering stay, there is no restaurant in the complex, although the neighboring Ritz-Carlton Abama offers gourmet dining for you to enjoy. There’s also an on-site bar – perfect for drinks at sunset.
You’ll be able to book treatments at the Ritz-Carlton Abama Spa – a sublime space with a lovely garden and an inviting cabana. Choose from massages (hot-stone, sports, deep-muscle), body wraps, customized facials, manicures, pedicures and more.
You’ll be staying in Guía de Isora, a gorgeous town on Tenerife’s western coast that’s celebrated for its old-school charm and sweeping Atlantic views. Must-dos include hitting the chic harbor and promenade at Playa San Juan, watching the windsurfers in action in Alcala and marveling at the supersized volcanic crater at Mount Teide National Park. We also recommend visiting the quaint villages of Chio and Chirche, getting up close with parrots, penguins and dolphins at Loro Parque and taking the cable car to the summit of Mount Teide – Spain’s highest mountain at 12,198 feet. It’s also worth visiting the capital city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife for its quirky boutiques, art galleries and huge Sunday flea market.
How to Get There
Just came back from the most stunning/welcoming place that make you want for nothing; from the friendly staff, the outstanding food, amazing grounds, fabulous pools, breathtaking views and constant feeling of peace and calm!
Daniel was there when I arrived & could not have done enough for me, made me feel SO welcome and instantly at ease, talking me through everything quickly but with enough patience after a long journey.
Then the restaurant....there are no words! Food was a gastronomical delight to my taste buds & never wanted any of my meals to end! Also beautifully presented not to mention the staff - Paulina and Farah were simply amazing - not only remembering the wine i liked but being so attentive every time. Breakfast was something different, you had the norm but they made it different every day.
Then there was Christian on the desk during the day, being so friendly and doing everything he could to help, even helping me to extend my stay!
The pool was like no other - picture postcard perfect and so quiet (there was three to choose from) plus a free transit to the beach all day long! Plus a private terrace just outside my gorgeous room.
I seriously did not want to leave and already been in touch about arranging my next trip later in the year.
If you have not already booked here it is somewhere you must seriously consider. It has everything and so so much more and you would not be disappointed.
We has a group of four stayed at las Terrazas de Abama in a two bedroom apartment.The accommodation was top class with everything one could need for an incredible holiday.
Full kitchen, washing machine and dryer.a television in every room want more could one ask for.
With a gym, golf driving range and a top class golf course every whim was catered for.
There was also a tennis acadamy.
A car is needed to explore the surrounding area.
I'm a little nervous about reviewing Las Terrazas. We have propably the most relaxing, quiet and lovely holiday we have ever had, and I don't want the place to change, I'd like it to be 'our' place. But also, they deserve the news to get out, so I'll do my duty.
When I told my sister we were going to Tenerife, she was skeptical. She couldn't see us strolling up and down the Playa looking for a 24 hour fried breakfast spot, and she was right. So we invited her along to try out Las Terrazas de Abama. We originally thought about staying at the Ritz Carlton Abama, but we prefer a self-catering option as a whole holiday on hotel food is brutal.
We had a 2 bedroom apartment. Clean and tidy, an extensive pillow menu and a bed that my wife and I happily spent a week on (normally we are desperate to get back to our own bed, complaining of aches and pains). All Neff applicances in the kitchen - I'll wager they had never been used.
It was only half-full when we were there (mid July) and we popped down to the 'glamourous' Ritz Carlton Abama 500m down the road, and soon came right back to escape the clamour. There is a small beach down by the Ritz Carlton and Las Terraces offer a free shuttle to and fro. Good food at the beach and a small funicular railway (a bit redundant really).
Breakfasts were outstanding - especially if you like eggs. Every day there was a small, fresh buffet, a fixed menu of hot items, and then a different theme for other specials- Asian breakfast (Ramen, Noodles, etc), American Breakfast (Waffles, Pancakes, etc), European Breakfast (Croque Monsieur, Crepes, etc) - all served up by the amazing chefs and the lovely Melania, who is easily the friendliest and sweetest person on the planet. Our catalogue of allergies and intolerances were noted once and handled expertly every day without a single humph or batted eyelid.
The restaurant transforms into a very swish affair in the evenings - really great, but not for kids. If there is one thing I would add it would be a second, simpler, more 'family' eating option on site. There is a pool bar during the day with way above average pool bar cuisine (take note Pine Cliffs) and the draughty beer is COLD - frozen glasses, the lot. Blissful.
Stocking up at the supermarket is easy, choose the Lidl and the Mercadona just outside of Adeje, rather than the sparse Alteza in Guia be Isora. Car Hire was super cheap, I went with TopCar because InterRent are easily the worst car hire company in existence, and Avis are 3x more.
Lots of TV channels, with Netflix and Amazon Prime apps installed - but remember to log out of the apps properly when you leave, unlike the Dutch family that forgot to do so obviously so long ago that all of their kids cartoon heavy Netflix profiles had been adulterated by action movies and horror films. Yes, we logged out. I'm not telling you what we watched before we did though.
Service all round was exemplary. Las Terrazas beats Four Seasons, Pine Cliffs and Martinhal into a cocked hat.