The Ritz-Carlton, Abama

A sprawling pink palace in the Canary Islands

Nestled among large palms, eucalyptus trees and an unending turquoise-blue sea, The Ritz-Carlton, Abama offers lush sensorial delights. Take your pick among the meditative and eco-friendly botanical gardens, vibrant Moorish-inspired architecture with salmon-hued clay walls, indigenous treatments among the inspired spa menu and vistas of the soft surf where dolphins are often seen at play and above which glide soft Atlantic breezes carrying parasailers and an array of colorful birds.

Designed as a finca, or farm-style setting, in Guía de Isora on the southwest coast of Tenerife, the outdoor landscape quickly moves from tropical to verdant to volcanic, while The Ritz-Carlton, Abama’s modern interiors have soothing creams, tans and light brown and the latest contemporary amenities. The 459 accommodations include vast VIP suites, villas and citadels both for those seeking an adults-only respite with the utmost quiet and privacy and for families wanting can’t-miss activities for children at a range of ages. The hotel offers an excellent kids club, and The Zone Fun & Entertainment gives teens areas for music, sports, art and fitness, with a highlight being a stage for budding rockers and DJs alike to show off their beats.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Every corner of the Tenerife hotel offers the temptation to snap something new and breathtaking for your social media followers. Lovers of cultural history will want to pay careful attention to the crisscrossing influences here, including the Moorish references to Arab citadels, while those seeking a natural escape will favor the divine secluded beach, waterfalls and 90,000 trees with 300 different species of palms and more.

  • The cliffside Abama Beach, as expected at this island locale, centers the property, providing exclusivity for guests on the public beach with complimentary sunbeds tended to by the keen staff. A private train and funicular transport you to the sand.
  • The property is made for swimmers, whether you avidly get in your daily laps or simply enjoy wading, with seven pools, including two natural pools on Abama Beach.
  • While there are many places to dine at the Tenerife hotel, two spots stand out. MB, named for the eminent chef Martín Berasategui, features a vibrant presentation of elevated Basque fare. And at Japanese fusion restaurant Abama Kabuki, you’ll savor a modern tasting menu while gazing out at the Atlantic in the distance.
  • The resort boasts the largest Ritz Kids club in Europe, based on Jean-Michel Cousteau’s groundbreaking environmental program.

Things to Know

  • Enjoy stargazing nightly under the Tenerife skies. Book a late-evening picnic or private stargazing experience to learn about the basics of astronomy at Abama Beach.
  • The luxury hotel has its own top-notch rejuvenating wellness center for spa treatments and a fitness center. Spinning bikes and other equipment are on the terrace for a superb bit of seaside exercise, and there are many jogging and hiking trails throughout the 400-acre property.
  • The new Villa Club with 144 rooms and suites suits couples, families or larger groups looking for exclusivity and sumptuous spaces. Here you will find access to semi-private pools and the adults-only pool.
  • Play a round at the neighboring Abama Golf, a par-72 course designed by Ryder Cup player Dave Thomas rife with 22 water hazards and white sand bunkers.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Pet friendly
Getting There
Carretera General TF-47, Km. 9. Calle Maria Zambrano, 2. 38687, Guía de Isora, Tenerife, Spain
TFS (24-28 min)   TFN (1 hr 5 min-1 hr 20 min)