Featured holiday Active family holiday in Tenerife Spain

7 nights/8 days
This is a 7-night family holiday at the 5-star Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque in Tenerife, an active family’s haven in the year-round holiday destination of Tenerife. This beach resort has access to two beaches, water sports, diving, tennis and squash, golf, gym, spa and an astronomical observatory. There is a wide choice of accommodation from rooms to suites and villas.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a junior suite for four people on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Tenerife South return, economy
  • Private car transfers
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

Luxury active family holiday in Tenerife

This holiday is an ideal suggestion for a family all year round. Tenerife is a particularly welcoming destination in the winter months but it works throughout the year. We have included 7 nights’ accommodation, flights and private car transfers. Designed in the style of a Canarian village, the hotel forms a patchwork of colour framed by the rocky drama of the mountains behind. The resort is large, with a total of about 386 rooms, suites and villages but it is landscaped beautifully with gardens and pools, bridges and paths and the two beaches. At the heart of the resort is a lagoon-style swimming pool that is surrounded by rockeries of exotic palms, jacarandas, fruit and dragon trees, cacti and rubber plants. It is just a hop from here to Playa del Duque Beach, which, lined with shaded sun loungers, is perfect for swimming or relaxing, and children will love the ample space to play freely. From here, participate in off-shore pursuits such as diving, windsurfing, parasailing and sailing, whilst elsewhere within the resort there are land sports, from tennis to beach volleyball, jogging to horse riding. Meanwhile outside the resort parents interested in golf have five local courses to choose from. At the hotel, a junior suite is the smallest unit that accommodates two adults and two children under 12 but for a small amount more, a family can have two interconnecting rooms. Rooms with sea view and those in the Casas Ducales are at a supplement. Villas are possible too.

Highlights

Kids’ club • 5 swimming pools • Tennis courts • Spa • Golf • Pitch and putt • Squash • Diving • Gym • Teens’ club • Trekking


Holiday price guide Sample prices are for two adults and two children sharing a junior suite for 7 nights.

From about

£6,250 seven nights

Holiday Code FHSN01

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury active family holiday in Tenerife

We include a scheduled flight with British Airways from London to Tenerife South. We can also book you onto flights from UK regional airports if you prefer. Upon arrival in Tenerife you are transferred to the Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque. At the hotel, public spaces are elegant, modern and sophisticated. There are eight restaurants and 13 bars and lounges. Each has a unique atmosphere, from intimate terraces for al fresco dining to elegant indoor dining rooms and poolside bars, where the emphasis is on continental cuisine, with French, Italian and tapas restaurants. Guestrooms are individually designed and show a Moroccan influence; they are light, airy and decorated in shades of ochre and sienna, though there are hints of Venetian detail in the furnishings.

You have six days to enjoy the facilities and the activities of the Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque to the full. The resort is suitable for families with children of all ages. For the youngest children there is a babysitting service, and slightly older children benefit from well thought-out kids’ and teens’ clubs. The Duqui Club is for 3 to 12-year olds, offering fun and creative tasks throughout the day to keep youngsters entertained. Meanwhile, the Teen Lounge provides a contemporary den of relaxation, inspired by the California surfing lifestyle, in which youngsters can socialise and use the internet, Playstation and table football. An additional family-oriented facility is the Spa Family Sanctuary and the Teen Spa Experience, which is geared around mother-daughter bonding. Outdoors there are sports for all the family too, from fun on the beach and in the pools, to water sports such as paddle surfing and wind surfing, scuba diving and kitesurfing. There are tennis and padel courts, a squash court, a gym with a personal trainer on request, a 9-hole pitch and putt and there are five golf courses within a range of 3km to 17km from the hotel. If you want to explore Tenerife on foot, the Club House can help with map and routes for treks on the island. A special feature is the astronomical observatory which people of all ages will find fascinating.

Depending on the time of your return flight, there may be some free time today before you are transferred back to the airport for your flight home.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are for two adults and two children sharing a junior suite for 7 nights.

From about

£6,250 seven nights

Holiday Code FHSN01

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Our prices include ● Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Tenerife South return, economy
● Private car transfers
● 7 nights’ bed and breakfast for two adults and two children in a junior suite at the Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque in Tenerife
● Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

Holiday price guide Sample prices are for two adults and two children sharing a junior suite for 7 nights.

From about

£6,250 seven nights

Holiday Code FHSN01

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Our prices include • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Tenerife South return, economy
• Private car transfers
• 7 nights’ bed and breakfast for two adults and two children in a junior suite at the Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque in Tenerife
• Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

The journey and how you get there There are scheduled flights with British Airways from London Gatwick to Tenerife South twice a day and a flight on a Saturday from London Heathrow to Tenerife South. A transfer is included from the airport to the hotel and the driving time is about 20 minutes.

Luxury active family holiday in Tenerife

Expressions Holidays includes this hotel in this holiday.
Hotels included in this tour
Tenerife
Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque

Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque is a luxury 5-star hotel in a beautiful beachfront location. Enjoy the stunning surroundings of the island or explore the region both inland and in the water, thanks to the many activities available.

Junior suite

From about Sample prices are for two adults and two children sharing a junior suite for 7 nights.

Holiday Code FHSN01

Luxury active family holiday in Tenerife

About Canary Islands

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Canary Islands includes a selection of four and five star beach resorts which cater for families and couples alike. The Canary Islands can be found sitting off the western coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. Warmed by year-round sunshine, the Canaries feature otherworldly landscapes of volcanic craters, lava deserts and cute coves with black-sand beaches. Meanwhile, steep hillsides and terraced farmland gives way to peaceful fishing villages and characterful old towns. In the west of the archipelago are the mountainous islands of Tenerife, La Palma, El Hierro and La Gomera. Expect black-sand beaches and buzzing resorts along Tenerife's coastline whilst the interior is dominated by the dormant Mount Teide volcano. Meanwhile the three smaller islands remain relatively unspoiled, with landscapes including terraced hillsides, craggy cliffs and subtropical rainforests. The eastern isles consist of Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, each with a unique atmosphere and plenty of attractions. Gran Canaria is home to sprawling resorts as well as stunning scenery with forests, mountains and sand dunes; Fuerteventura is an arid and sparsely populated island with a desert-like landscape and long stretches of white sand beaches; while Lanzarote is a rugged island where lava flows have solidified to create a lunar landscape which contrasts with sandy beaches and green valleys. Due to their location in the Atlantic Ocean just 60 miles away from the coast of Morocco, the Canary Islands' cultures fuse African, Latin American and European influences, creating a unique identity which is quite different to that of the Iberian Peninsula. Contrary to popular belief, there is no want for authenticity here....

Highlights of the Canary Islands

There is great variation between the different islands which make up the Canaries, with each destination offering much for visitors to enjoy during their luxury holiday. Tenerife: Teide National Park, an area surrounding the volcano with stunning natural landscapes. Traditional towns such as La Orotava and La Laguna. The Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Fuerteventura: Untouched white- and black-sand beaches which surround the island. Betancuria, the island's former capital which is now a picturesque town. Primitive stone dwellings in the village of Poblado de la Atalayita. Lanzarote: The Fire Mountains, a number of volcanoes which form part of Timanfaya National Park. The modern yet charming city of Arrecife. Teguise, an old-fashioned town which hosts a weekly market with folk dancing. Volcanic caves at Jameos del Agua. Gran Canaria: Picturesque towns and fishing villages such as Puerto do Mogán and Agaete. Undulating sand dunes at Maspalomas, a protected nature reserve. Botanical gardens in Tarifa. Cave complexes in the valley of Barranco de Guayadeque. Views of the volcanic crater at the Caledra de la Bandama. The old quarter of the island's capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. La Palma: Santa Cruz de la Palma, the island's colourful capital where you will find cobbled streets, buildings with pretty wooden balconies and a full-sized replica of Columbus' ship. Caldera de Taburiente National Park, set in a volcanic crater at the island's centre. Picturesque villages including El Paso which is still known for its silk production. El Hierro: The extensive network of walking trails which traverse the volcanic interior of the island, designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Natural seawater pools along the coastline, as well as excellent scuba diving opportunities. La Gomera: San Sebastián, the island's main town where Christopher Columbus stayed before sailing to the New Wold. Stunning natural scenery including terraced hillsides, subtropical rainforest, dramatic gorges, steep cliffs, picturesque coves and black-sand beaches. Garonjay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Gastronomy of the Canary Islands

Due to the geographical location, gastronomy in the Canary Islands incorporates elements of Spanish, African and Latin American cuisine. A staple of Canarian cuisine is fish, which may be grilled, baked, salted or dried in the sun, along with shellfish which is also abundant. Bananas and tropical fruits are all grown across the islands, whilst rum, Malvasía wine and goat's cheeses are also produced. Key ingredients include ‘Gofio’ (cornmeal which is used in bread and stews), ‘Mojo’ (a sauce which contains either coriander or chili peppers and is frequently served with fish and meat) and ‘Papas arrugadas’ (a kind of jacket potato which is cooked in salt water). Typical dishes include ‘Sancocho’ (boiled fish served with potatoes), ‘Puchero canario’ (a hearty stew made with meat and vegetables) and ‘Bienmesabe’ (an almond cream dessert).

Festivals on the Canary Islands

January to February: Canary Islands Music Festival. February: Carnival celebrations. March: Holiy week celebrations. 29 April: Festival of the Aborigines, April to May: Cheese Festivals, 30 May: Day of the Canary Islands, May/June: Corpus Christi celebrations, 14 to 15 June: Festival of Saint John, marking the beginning of summer. July: Festival of the patron saint of fisherman. July: Canary Islands Jazz festival. 14 to 15 August: Festival of Virgen del Candelaria.

Climate of the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands' year-round sunshine, clear skies and spring-like temperatures make them a suitable holiday destination for all seasons. Winters are mild with average temperatures of around 17 degrees, whilst summers are warm with temperatures of around 24 degrees. Most of the islands are cooler and wetter in the northeast thanks to the trade winds which prevent the temperatures from getting too hot in the summer.

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