Bahia Del Duque is an esteemed member of the Leading Hotels of the World, and with good reason. It’s an oasis of calm amongst the bustling southwestern coast of Tenerife. Upon entering the lush and green complex, you’ll be struck by the hotel’s air of late 19th century Venetian splendour. Sculptures depicting the four seasons and grand Corinthian columns welcome guests into the village-like resort, with palm trees, exclusive private villas and the Atlantic beyond. Everything is typical of the Canary Islands, from the colonial-style surroundings and locally inspired cuisine, to the unique staff attire, typical of the region in days gone by. Readers of Conde Nast Traveller magazine even voted the resort’s spa as ‘Best in Spain’.
An array of accommodation options awaits guests at Bahia Del Duque, each designed with class and comfort in mind. Dotted around the spectacular grounds are 351 rooms, including 40 villas. Casas Ducales, an exclusive area of the hotel, is home to a colonial-style estate that is separate from the rest of the property. The estate is attended by a dedicated butler and enjoys luxuries such as a private solarium, evening canapés and panoramic ocean views. Opened in 2008, Las Villas offers further exclusivity with its completely private residences, infinity pools and nightly Champagne receptions.
Nine restaurants allow guests to indulge in all manner of cuisines, with Italian, Spanish and Canarian taking centre stage. Las Aguas, overseen by renowned chef Braulio Simancas, offers the very finest in regional food and drink, including an exceptional local wine list. The Beach Club is a more relaxed affair, located alongside the main pool and serving up delicious lunches with an ocean view. Sensu Kazan’s raw sushi and robatayaki grill will both delight and excite, with its sister restaurant in Santa Cruz having been awarded a Michelin star. No less than 13 bars serve up delicious appetisers, cocktails, fresh juices and homemade ice creams.
The star of the show is undoubtedly the hotel’s award-winning spa, with a thermal circuit consisting of thalassotherapy pool, Turkish bath, saunas, cold seawater plunge pools and Thai treatment rooms. There’s also a huge range of outdoor activities to enjoy, including tennis, pitch and putt, walks in the botanical gardens, table tennis and even an observatory, perfect for a spot of late-night stargazing.
Speak to the friendly hotel staff about chartering a motor boat for coastal trips up to Los Gigantes, with lunch on deck, and plenty of snorkeling and swimming to be enjoyed. The secluded El Duque beach is a great place to relax, unwind and enjoy an array of water sports such as stand up paddle boarding. Meanwhile, keen golfers will be glad to know that Bahia Del Duque enjoys a close relationship with five top courses within easy reach of the hotel.
Private transfers included.
Agent for Classic Collection Holidays , ATOL protected tour operator, ATOL 5837. Prices are from prices, per person based on 2 adults sharing a Villa Las Palmeras Resort View (complimentary upgrade) from one bedroom suite for 7 nights on a bed & breakfast basis at the 5* Bahia Del Duque. Price includes economy flights as stated departing from Gatwick with British Airways on selected dates between 01 November & 14 December 2017 and includes all applicable taxes & fuel surcharges. Details are correct at the time of print and are subject to change and limited availability. Price shown includes all advertised savings and private transfers. Operator terms & conditions apply.