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
Traveling with a toddler, a newborn and a teenager could have been hell but the staff and layout of the hotel made it heaven.
There are plenty of activities for children and staff couldn't be more helpful with every request.
The fact the hotel has an adult only area meant we could be relaxed with the children around the family and main pools.
The beach is lovely.
Regarding the rooms, I would definitely recommend staying in the main building with children as everything is close by. The rooms were very clean and large, accommodating a toddler and a baby without feeling cramped. Very quiet.
The food was fresh and delicious, a real surprise!
Finally, transfers from and to the airport were easy. Good quality, age appropriate car seats were provided.
My youngest developed conjunctivitis, the hotel arranged a doctor to see him within 30 minutes then sent a car to the pharmacy to pick up the medicine.
All in all, we had a fantastic break where the facilities and the kindness of the staff afforded a relaxing time for the whole family.
One of the best hotel experiences I have ever had! The drive up to the Abama property is impressive itself, the moment you arrive you are in a tropical oasis with perfect Canarian charm. The Ritz has done an excellent job of ensuring you feel like you are experiencing both. We were able to arrange car service to/from the airport through the Ritz and when we were dropped off staff were waiting out front to get our bags and walk us to the desk personally to check in. We did a club level stay for 5 nights/6 days and it was the perfect choice! Had there of been a long wait at the front desk they are able to do check in/out services upstairs for you. Our room was beautiful & spacious complete with water & fruit to welcome us. We arrived just in time to watch the sunset and the front desk made sure to have a dinner reservation available for us should we have wanted it. The hotel has multiple pools, including a club only pool on the 6th floor overlooking the ocean, the adults only Mirador infinity pool and a few main pools on the 6th floor for families. All of the pools have restaurants or drink service nearby so that you aren't wanting for anything. The pool staff at each location went above and beyond our whole trip. We had water, sunscreen, towels, umbrellas, menus and they even made suggestions for the best places to eat on property and times to do things. The cable car down to the beach was amazing (fast and better than 10 levels of stairs!)... once to the beach you will be amazed! There is a gorgeous sand beach with a rock breakwater protecting the bay and plenty of rocks to dive off of and enjoy the natural beauty of tenerife. The hotel is massive and the grounds take a day or so to get used to where you are going. I found this fantastic, it was like we were constantly exploring and there were always fabulous new view to find. The spa is breathtaking and we were given a full tour before booking our service. The whirlpool is GIGANTIC and so many neat stations to get the most out of your relaxation. Lunch at the golf club was our favorite as the food was delicious and the view was INCREDIBLE! Kabuki was the best dinner experience we had, i wish i remember her name, but we had a Sake Sommelier that made the whole experience incredible. We also ate at the Mirador (wonderful presentations and sunset views) and the Verona restaurant. We ate at Verona twice, I can tell you the Italian and the steak (they were offering a limited menu from 20/20) were out of this world. Brunella was the host/manager here and she made this trip even more special for us. She recommended we take a few hours to visit the nearby town and how to do it. This ended up being one of the best things we did. She also recommends a great bottle of wine at dinner if you are a wine drinker! From there I recommend the Lobby Bar for the best cocktails at the hotel, Moet Imperial on Ice to drink at the pool and 100% Club level. Javier and Inez took amazing care of us the entire week and made sure we had dinner reservations, car service, a taxi driver the day we explored the island and anything else we asked for. Despite living very far away we hope to come back here very soon and I think for many more vacations in the future. What a FABULOUS Ritz Resort.
This property is truly BEAUTIFUL! Javier and the Club level staff are very attentive and caring. My niece and I enjoyed a beautiful one bedroom suite. One of our favorite features on the property were the water features in the spa. We also loved the private pool for the Club level guests. One suggestion for the Club level is to improve the food offerings. The gentleman attendant at the beach works tirelessly to make sure everyone has a good spot and plenty of towels.
Thank you for a wonderful overall stay!