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

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

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.

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

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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