The balmy Spanish isle of Tenerife is mainly frequented by sun-seeking Brits craving year-round sun without the lengthly plane journey.
A mere four hours away from London, this scenic Canarian holiday hotspot boasts striking black sand beaches, exquisite seafood, luxurious golf courses and the ultra glamorous Hotel Jardines de Nivaria.
Situated on the seafront in bustling Costa Adeje, this newly refurbished 5 star hotel boasts breathtaking views of the ocean, three restaurants, four bars and a brand spanking new spa offering a plethora of soul (and skin) soothing treatments.
I decided to book a short break in this beachfront haven due to recent stressful period involving a constant barrage of annoying work emails.
We were lucky enough to be upgraded to the opulent Presidential Suite – consisting of a plush bedroom with king sized bed, chic separate lounge area, two flatscreen televisions in each room, a breathtaking sea view and best of all, our very own ‘mini spa’ on the spacious terrace.
This outdoor slice of paradise was made up of a pair of sun loungers, a St Tropez style white four poster double bed with billowing curtains and an ample sized jacuzzi, which we promptly filled with rose petals for extra romantic (and Instagramable) effect.
As we were staying in this sultry suite, we were also offered the option of a free a la carte breakfast in the hotel’s gorgeous La Cúpula fine dining restaurant, which features the most unusual yet mesmerising decorative ceiling I have ever come across.
Hotel Jardines de Nivaria also serves exciting buffet style food in the Solandra Restaurant – where we spent many happy evenings pondering on how we could fit every tempting culinary offering onto our groaning plates.
Large dishes of traditional Spanish dishes such as paella and meat stews were available for diners to help themselves to, in addition to freshly cooked steaks and fish grilled to order in front of their hungry eyes.
The hotel’s newly opened spa consisted of a water wonderland of spa pools, passageways and relaxation areas and included a steam room, sauna and ice cold water shower – to help stimulate the circulation, and cause dramatic yelping with inexperienced spa goers.
I indulged in the Golden Talasso Firming body treatment which involved being exfoliated from head to toe with volcanic sand before a firming body mask and wrap was applied to deeply nourish and tone my sun parched skin.
A blissfuly relaxing head and body massage followed, leading me into a deliriously calm state, which I merrily maintained by spending the rest of the afternoon lounging by the massive open air pool, gleefully meditating to the sound of the cascading ‘waterfalls.’
The emails can wait..
Hotel Jardines de Nivaria, Costa Adeje, Tenerife
Monarch, the scheduled leisure airline, operates flights to Tenerife from Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester airports with fares, including taxes, starting from £63.00 one way (£114 return).