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
Everything was great about our stay. The room was really big, and after an upgrade, we had a fabulous ocean view.
The food was great - breakfast was beyond fantastic, as was the food in the restaurants.
The only downside was that the beach was a little far, HOWEVER, it was a 100% private beach, which was worth it.
We went in November and it wasn't busy, so it was a great time to go.
This Ritz property is enormous. It includes a gold course, tennis courts, several pools, and several restaurants. It took a few tries to get the hang of finding our way from our room to reception and to two of the restaurants where we dined. (There are several sets of stairways and elevators, but not all elevators access all 9 floors, and the stairways often go only between two adjacent floors.) We were upgraded to a suite that vis absolutely enormous- a big LR area with a very big TV, a big bedroom, and a wrap around balcony on three sides. The front desk staff was very helpful throughout our very brief stay. However, our rooms exhibited several design detail flaws and a some maintenance issues. For example, the power adapter cord for the clock raid was not plugged in to the radio. When I plugged it in I discovered that the outlet was switched, which makes no sense, so I swapped it to the other, adjacent outlet so that the bedside lamp could be switched. I was unable two figure out to how set the clock, I discovered that the battery for backup was missing, as was the cover for the battery compartment. I cannot understand how housekeeping can approve a room for occupancy with this obvious problem. We discovered two wall switches, next to one another, that appear to control the same set of ceiling lights! Had we not encountered these, and similar problems, I would have rated the property excellent.
We were very well looked after by Ajus the Manager on our trip to The Abama. We had a fantastic suite. Enjoyed great golf. Good food and drink. The beach bar and beach are small but good. The hotel is only a 10 minute taxi ride to San Juan or Adeje if you want to go out and about. Prices are high but this is a Ritz-Carlton and the staff at the golf club and hotel were always friendly and helpful.