There are plenty of activities for the little ones, from action-packed kids’ clubs and adventurous sports, to pools with pirate ships and slides. Grown-ups aren’t forgotten either. Take time to refresh and revive in tranquil spas with hydro suites before being pampered with a specialist massage. There are cleverly designed rooms too, with luxurious robes for adults, fun extras for children and beds for everyone. Treat them to a room with direct access to play areas or a suite with its own pool at these family-friendly resorts.
Keep the kids entertained at these family hotels in Tenerife
Make happy memories with a holiday together at one of these family hotels in Tenerife.
Kids get special treats at this family hotel in Tenerife
Children are the focus at the all-inclusive Hotel Be Live Family Costa Los Gigantes. Stay in a family room designed with youngsters in mind, featuring tasty treats like yoghurts and sweets in the minibar and games including a PlayStation. They’ll even get a little welcome gift, as well as cosy robes and slippers for all the family. Grown-ups can unwind in a separate bedroom, decorated in soothing pale neutrals, and wake up to a fresh espresso.
Spend the day on the fine black sand of La Arena beach (a 15-minute stroll away) or stay by one of the hotel’s six pools. Children can slide into their own pool or test their balance on the high ropes and zip-wire, while adults soothe their muscles in the spa’s thermal massage pools or with a nourishing chocolate wrap.
Wander into the elegant marble-floored Teide buffet restaurant for main meals throughout the day. Freshly grilled meats and Italian and Spanish dishes are served in the à la carte Palapa restaurant, with views over the town’s rooftops to the sea.
Hotel Landmar Costa los Gigantes
Family hotel in Tenerife with pools and a pirate ship
At Hotel Iberostar Anthelia, water babies can spend their holiday playing pirates in their very own boat (complete with slides) in one of the two children’s pools. While they’re busy with a crew of friends from the kids’ club, you can unwind in the Finnish sauna or learn to make intricate sushi in one of the hotel’s workshops. There are bikes to hire too, for family adventures along the nearby coastline – Fañabé beach is a minute’s walk away.
The all-inclusive resort has five restaurants to choose from, offering freshly baked pizzas, local dishes like Canary rockfish croquettes and juicy lobster tails served by the water. For a little shade, take a seat at one of the pool bars and order a refreshing strawberry mojito.
Wake up to views of the sea in an ocean view balcony room. Decorated in light tones, these spaces have a calming atmosphere and feature a king-size bed and additional cot for little ones. For older kids, book interconnecting rooms, (so you can spread out while keeping them close by) or upgrade to a lavish suite with a bubbling whirlpool bath.
Iberostar Selection Anthelia
Beachfront family hotel in Tenerife that's steps from the sand
Set on the promenade of Puerto Colón beach, where kids can paddle in the shallow sea or build forts in the soft sand, Hotel Hovima La Pinta Beachfront Family lives up to its name. Peckish after a paddle? Visit the hotel’s contemporary and airy buffet restaurant or order drinks on the outdoor terrace overlooking the pool.
The spacious apartment-style rooms are like a home-from-home with one or two bedrooms and a living room with an open kitchen. To relax, put your feet up with a steaming coffee on the balcony. Make the stay extra special for the kids in a marine-inspired family apartment decorated with fish swimming across a wall. They’ll also have direct access to the outdoor play area in the pool.
As well as the waterpark, children have their own pool to practise swimming in and a TV and games room for older kids. Make sure they pack their dancing shoes too, for the mini discos. Soak up the sun on the terrace by the pools or hire bikes for all the family and cycle along the promenade.
Hovima La Pinta Beachfront Family
Family hotel in Tenerife's bustling Playa de las Americas
Children have plenty to do at Gran Oasis Resort, from activities in the kids’ club to getting competitive in the games room or in a family tournament on the sports court. Cool off in the spacious pools surrounded by palm trees – there’s a smaller one for children and a babies pool – or take time out with a massage in the luxurious spa. Keen golfers, practise your swing in the sunshine on the 18-hole course.
When little tummies are grumbling, wander over to the waterside bar for a lunch buffet or enjoy the sunshine at the al-fresco bar with snacks. The elegant main buffet restaurant serves breakfasts and themed dinners beneath its ornate chandeliers. After dinner, there’s entertainment, with live music and professional shows.
Make yourself at home in a sophisticated suite featuring textiles with prints of coral. Lounge in comfort on your balcony looking out across the manicured greens or the gentle sea. The one-bedroom suites have space for two additional beds for kids, or stay in a two-bedroom suite (that sleeps up to six) if you’re travelling with teens.
Gran Oasis Resort
Playa de las Américas
Sea views and four pools at this family hotel in Tenerife
Any fussy little eaters in the family will have plenty to pick from in the buffet restaurant at Hotel Gran Tacande. Grown-ups can tuck into meats like sizzling chicken, fresh from the barbecue, or be tempted at the show cooking stations. For drinks, the canopy of the pool bar offers a break from the rays, or wander up to the rooftop bar and watch the sun disappear into the sea each evening.
Rooms are bright and airy and some have an open-plan bathroom with twin basins. There’s also a living area with a plush sofa and space for two extra beds. Take in vistas of the sea from your furnished balcony or upgrade to a sumptuous suite with your own pool so the kids can swim up to your terrace as you watch from your lounger.
When the children want to make holiday pals, there’s a games programme and a kids’ club. There’s also a separate pool for children, where younger ones can splash about to their heart’s content. For a paddle, wander down to the sandy blue-flag Playa del Duque that’s just beyond the pools.
Gran Tacande Wellness & Relax
This family hotel in Tenerife creates a traditional-style village
Feel like a local while staying at the charming Ona El Marques. The complex creates a little village with white-washed buildings topped with terracotta roof tiles. Each room has an apartment layout with one or two separate bedrooms, a kitchen and a living room with a sofa bed. In the lounge area, there’s a satellite TV, so you can pop on one of the kids’ favourite shows. Wander out on your balcony for al-fresco dinners or an evening drink, while watching the sun set behind the nearby island of La Gomera.
This low-key resort has a laid-back atmosphere for lazy days in the sunshine with a cool beer from the pool bar. Pick a spot on the sun terrace and watch the kids try to do handstands in the children’s pool or swim lengths in the main pool. To explore the island, rent a car from the resort or sign up for one of the excursions.
In your apartment, cook up family-favourite dinners or take a seat in the resort’s restaurant for dinner served with an evening show.
Ona El Marqués
Family hotel in Tenerife with a contemporary spa and waterfall
Unwind in the luxurious spa at Hotel Best Tenerife. Detox in the Turkish bath or lounge on massaging bubble beds in the pool before taking an aromatherapy shower. Sociable little ones can join in with the kids’ club or play table tennis in the games room. Outside, amid the garden of tropical trees and palms, bag a spot in the Jacuzzi. Take a dip in the two pools and be drenched by the waterfall or watch the kids play in the children’s pool.
For something to nibble on after a swim, pop by the snack bar. Main meals are served in the buffet restaurant with a selection of prepared plates and made-to-order dishes from live cooking stations. The refined piano bar has a sophisticated atmosphere for post-dinner drinks, or show off your moves in the lively disco bar.
Mix yourself a drink from the minibar to sip on your balcony with its views of the pool and the sea beyond. Each standard double features two double beds, so there’s room for up to four and an en-suite with a bath and shower.
Hotel Best Tenerife
Playa de las Américas
Dinner's served with a live show at this family hotel in Tenerife
With six restaurants to choose from, it’s unlikely you’ll get bored with the food at the all-inclusive H10 Conquistador. The kids can sample fluffy pancakes that have been cooked right in front of them, or watch skilled chefs create Japanese dishes on hot plates in the Teppanyaki restaurant. For a real show, take a seat in the Senses restaurant for live performances and dancing.
Decorated with a modern flair in calming muted tones, rooms are finished with little luxuries from soft robes to Nespresso coffee machines. Relax under the water of your rainfall shower, or out on your balcony. In a junior suite, the family can stay together with an additional sofa bed in the lounge.
From swimming in the pools (there are two for adults and one for kids) to windsurfing or playing tennis, no two days have to be the same. Children can join the kids’ club for a mini disco and activities like water games and painting, while teens can hang out playing PlayStation. While they’re busy, take a pilates class or try out the aqua massage beds in the Thalasso spa.
Hotel H10 Conquistador
Playa de las Américas
5-star family hotel in Tenerife's exclusive Costa Adeje
Modern with neutral decor, rooms at Hotel Melia Jardines del Teide open out on to a balcony with outdoor furniture for morning coffees. Wrap up in a robe and sink into your premium king-size mattress while the children get comfy on the sofa bed to watch the flatscreen TV. Want more space for older kids? Family suites have a separate living room for the pull-out bed and larger balconies, too.
Alongside swimming in the three pools with ocean views and exploring the extensive gardens, discover the hotel’s sports facilities for yoga classes, Latin dancing and games of squash. Children have busy days ahead of them too, with the kids’ club, crafts workshops and even parties, while you’re pampered with an al-fresco massage.
At the buffet restaurant, pick a table in the contemporary dining room or outside on the terrace for panoramic ocean views. After a swim, head to the snack bar for slushy frozen drinks, ice creams and hot dogs to keep them going until dinner. For a more romantic evening, dine in the Italian restaurant on freshly baked pizza and a choice of creamy desserts.
Meliá Jardines del Teide
Kids are treated like rockstars at this themed family hotel in Tenerife
At Hard Rock Hotel near Costa Adeje, little divas can learn what it’s like to be famous. In the kids’ club, they’ll be transformed into their favourite pop star or even learn how to MC. Outside, you can lie on a sun bed in the water of one of the three pools or swim-up to the bar for drinks. In the lavish spa, book yourself a treatment that incorporates the therapeutic sound vibrations of music.
Dine at one of the five restaurants including a buffet diner with pool views, and specialist Japanese and Mediterranean dining rooms. Or settle in at the sports bar serving Tex-Mex and follow the action on the giant screens. Make the most of the seafront location in the rooftop sky lounge for panoramas of the Atlantic with live background music.
Designed with decadence in mind, rooms feature dramatic high-shine black details, floating mirrors and open-plan bathrooms with a rain shower. Sink into your king-size bed covered in rich cotton sheets or put your feet up on the balcony to look across the ocean. There’s a sofa too, that turns into a bed for the little ones.
Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife