The Ritz Carlton Abama
What We Love
- A luxury beach and golf resort with two Michelin-starred restaurants, including daily breakfastDining at the Michelin-starred restaurants – there are two
- Lazing in your resort-view villa, after a game of golf at the resort's course
- Kicking off each day with a delicious complimentary breakfast
What To Know
- Seven outdoor pools, and a spa, golf course, and tennis courts will keep you busy
- The 10 restaurants are out of this world, with the Michelin-starred M.B for Basque dishes and the Japanese fusion eatery, Kabuki
- The sprawling resort is set on a clifftop and surrounded by tropical gardens; there are golf buggies to shuttle you around and a funicular down to the private beach
How to Get There
Wow, what can I say. My husband and I have just returned from our fourth trip and definitely not our last. This hotel is incredible, yes it is pricier than most but you most certainly get what you pay for. Even before arriving they sorted out golf, thank you Pavel, early breakfasts Adriana and Aroa, nothing is too much trouble. On arrival everyone is super friendly special mention to Oscar I would love to mention everyone by name but unfortunately I cannot. Our room was gorgeous, an upgrade to a villa and lots of lovely gifts to make our stay even more memorable, they certainly went the extra mile. The hotel was catering a large conference during our first few days and went out of their way to make sure we felt special, they never disappoint. The golf is amazing covered in a separate review as is Kabuki, pneunominal. We anticipate returning in the near future this feels like our home in Tenerife.
We are currently staying at the hotel and since we arrived last night it has been amazing! All facilities, rooms etc are ideal for family and would really recommend you book a trip here. Don’t miss the lobby bar and feel free to ask Farah for recommendations - she is so friendly & helpful!
Stayed for 5 nights in June, and it was perfect. The location is gorgeous and the property itself is well designed. Fantastic food, and even better staff.
Loved the adults only infinity pool! WOW!
If you're considering staying at this hotel - book it! You'll love it!
I am a Titanium elite member and spent 5 great nights in June! The physical location of the hotel is beautiful, perched upon a cliff, and the grounds are impressive! As an elite member we got a fantastic upgrade with amazing ocean views! We did spend most of our days sitting by the adults-only
pool which was beautiful. The service there was impeccable and it was just so quiet and relaxing with great views! Lunches were always poolside or at the beach which were very nice. We had dinner at The Mirador restaurant and also at Txoko with the latter being our absolute favourite; just great flavours, really interesting dishes and great service. Having said that, the seafood paella at the Mirador was also super tasty! I also used the gym a few times and really enjoyed it; very nice space! We basically hardly ever left the hotel except for one day when we rented a car to see the island. A very relaxing and idyllic holiday!
My husband is a member of the Marriott Ambassador Program (spends more than 100 nights in a Marriott annually), so when we were planning our 10 year wedding anniversary, we could have stayed anywhere in the world. We chose the Ritz Carlton Abama, and we are so incredibly happy we did. It was the best vacation of our lives, and it will be incredibly difficult to top..
Our vacation with the Ritz started with the car service from Tenerife South Airport. The driver picked us up in a beautiful vehicle, offered us water for the ride and we set out. When we arrived (25 minutes), we were greeted at the security gate. The attendant left her post to personally welcome us by name and shake our hands. As we approached the lobby, we actually never even stepped foot inside. We were greeted by a friendly employee named Clara, that had arranged an in room check in for us. To welcome us, we were provided an fruit platter upon arrival and the surprise of a room upgrade to a villa. The villa was breathtaking - a dining and living room area with a balcony over looking the golf course and ocean. The bedroom had a dramatic vaulted ceiling with a second balcony that was possibly more picturesque than the first. Bathroom was as well recently upgraded and created a very relaxing atmosphere. Clara was so friendly, and really went above and beyond to make sure our check in was comfortable and simply perfect.
We spent our days soaking the sun at the adults only pool by El Mirador and it was incredible. The view are outstanding and it was so relaxing. The lounge chairs are so comfortable and they provide a little head pillow for ultimate relaxation. It was hard to keep my eyes open! The drinks were great (sangria, margaritas, etc..) and the service was awesome (thanks Patriczia and Iria - my glass was never empty :)
Beach was fun.. A little more lively as you will have a few locals come by. It was fun to watch the teens jump into the ocean from the cliffs. The beach bar had some nice sandwiches for lunch and great drinks.
The spa was awesome. We did a couples massage (thanks Lucy for getting ALL of my many knots out and relieving my tension!). We spent two hours in the spa after our massage using the steam rooms, sauna, garden, etc. and could not have been any more relaxed when we left.
We ate at three of the resort restaurants during our stay: Kabuki, El Mirador, and 20/20. Or first night was El Mirador and it was amazing. The restaurant is by the edge of the resort so the views are breathtaking. It gets a little chilly when the sun goes down, but dont worry - they have heat lamps and blankets to use if cold! Our waiter, Alexander was INCREDIBLE. He was so knowledgeable about the menu, answering all of the questions we had. He also guided us in menu options and wine options. We would highly recommend the crab croquettes (appetizer) and paella - YUM! Alexander made this dinner an incredible experience for us!! (We actually returned another evening for dinner at El Mirador because of the service, and it was not the same as our first night) We had breakfast each morning at El Mirador and it was very good. I had the omelet and my husband mostly ate the meat and cheeses from the buffet :)
We also ate at Kabuki (my husbands favorite). Set atop a high cliff overlooking the golf course and the ocean, the views were amazing. When you arrive, you are seated outside on a personal couch for a cocktail and appetizer if you choose. It was really cool! We then went inside for the meal. The menu was a little intimidating.. we enjoy sushi, but it was difficult to navigate the menu, so we opted for the tasting menu. We are so happy we did!! It was an experience! We tried so many different plates that we would have never tried if not for the tasting menu. Some of our favorites - prawns in head juice, black ink croquette, and the spare ribs. The service was great and every dish was perfectly described. Not one negative thing to say about this restaurant! (Be prepared to spend some $$ on your meal, though!)
We also ate at 20/20 the steakhouse. I was close the cancelling after reading a few reviews, but I am happy we kept it! Service was great!! As was our steak! We had the chateaubriand for two. It was cooked perfectly and so tasty! Coupled with some sides and wine, and it was great. We have eaten at many top steakhouses in the US, and felt this was comparable and fairly priced.
Overall, our vacation was impeccable. I can not find one negative thing to say about this resort. From the US, it took us almost a day to get there between travel and time zone changes.. and I would do it again in a heartbeat. It was a unique location, that has something for everyone. Thank you, Ritz Abama for creating memories for a lifetime. <3