Tenerife 2016

Tenerife

Travel posts are some of my absolute favourites to write, and where I wasn’t really blogging in 2016 I never actually wrote a post about our holiday to Tenerife, so today I thought I would rectify that.

If you’ve read my posts about our holidays this year to Prague, Thailand and Iceland then you’ll know we’re usually quite active on our holidays but Tenerife was actually a much more chilled out holiday for us where we had a lot less excursions planned. If you’re looking for a chilled out holiday to Tenerife too then it may be worth checking out Holiday Gems.

We started off our holiday by just going for a wander along the beach, the first of many walks on our 8 days holiday. We had a smaller beach with amazing rock coves and views just two minutes from our hotel (Paloma Beach) in Los Cristianos, but as you walked further along you reached other beaches with beautiful soft sand and blue sea. Above in the second photo is Playa de las Americas.

On the first evening we headed out to find the Hard Rock Cafe in Playa de las Americas, the Hard Rock Cafe that started our tradition to try and find them in different places we visit. The food was delicious but it was the cocktails we had after at a rooftop restaurant opposite the Hard Rock Cafe that got me. We had frozen margaritas that tasted utterly divine.

Our second day was spent relaxing and enjoying the large hotel pool, and our third doing more exploring and taking photos. I had a Nutella ice cream too and we found some impressive sand creations like the one above.

The next day we headed off to Siam Park, one of the largest and ‘most spectacular’ waterparks in Europe. I have to admit it was incredible, I had such a fantastic day going on all the rides and enjoying the park and would have happily gone back there. We managed to get on every single water ride except the super high tall slide one, which I’m kind of secretly glad as I’m terrified of heights.

That night we discovered the curry at Balti Balti that was soo good that we had it twice during our holiday. Once we even had it delivered, something I had never done on holiday prior to this so it must have been good. The chicken pakora starter was the best I’ve ever tried anywhere.

The following day we headed out on a boat excursion, or should I say the wobbliest float-like boat ever excursion. I’m terrible on boats so this made me feel really ill, but we did see dolphins which totally made up for it.

We also headed out to see Mount Teide whilst we were on our holiday, an incredibly large volcano. We thought we were climbing up it but it turned out our excursion was to look at it in the dark instead (don’t ask). It was quite cool nonetheless, and we also did some stargazing which was incredible. Telescopes were brought out and we even saw Jupiter which I couldn’t quite believe, it was a breath-taking sight but totally not what we were expecting (haha).

On our final morning, we ended the holiday by going for another walk along the beach and visiting the beach hut bar to have some fabulous frozen cocktails to end our holiday.

And that was the end of our holiday to Tenerife, I had such an incredible time and it was so amazing to spend time with Luke. It’s so strange to think that when we went on this holiday last year in June this was actually the first time we had had any time off together in 3 months, which made it even more amazing. I adored the beaches and thought Siam park was incredible; if you ever go to Tenerife I definitely recommend going for a day trip there.

Have you been to Tenerife before?

This post has been sponsored by Holiday Gems, but as always all thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclaimer for more information.

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