Luxury hotel holiday Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque Tenerife

Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque is a luxurious resort on the southwestern coast of Tenerife, set within tropical gardens alongside the beach. The hotel is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World and prioritises indulgent luxury, boasting rooms and villas with private terraces, a varied selection of restaurants and excellent facilities including a Thalasso Spa. The resort is just 20 minutes' drive from Tenerife South airport and is within easy reach of the attractions in Costa Adeje. The beachside location allows guests to relax or take part in watersports, or it is possible to hire a car to get out and explore the island.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Tenerife South
  • Private car transfers
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque, Tenerife

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.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is located in the south of the island, overlooking Playa del Duque

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Tenerife South Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 20-minutes' from Tenerife South Airport

Hotel facilities and services

9 Restaurants, 9 Bars and Coffee Shops, Ice-cream Parlour, Reading Room, Games Room, Observatory, Jogging Track, 2 Squash Courts, Gym and Fitness Centre, 2 Tennis Courts, Shopping Arcade, Business Centre, Beauty Salon, Sauna, Massages, Children's Club., 24-hour Room Service, Laundry Service, Dry Cleaning Service. The hotel has 5 pools, including a children's pool with lifeguard supervision, 1 with salt water, 2 heated and 1 fresh water pool. Children are not permitted in the whirlpool. Playa del Duque, the 900-metre-long sandy beach in front of the hotel, is safe for swimming and has lifeguard supervision from 10am to 6pm. Deckchairs, sunshades, changing huts and showers are available and El Chiringuito kiosk offers drinks and snacks. Food, yacht, shopping and walking experiences can be arranged.

Complimentary

Afternoon Tea.

Chargeable watersports

Diving, Snorkelling, Windsurfing, Jetskis, Catamarans, Kayaks, Sailing.

Out and about nearby

The nearest town to the Gran Bahia del Duque is 10 minutes away by car. There are five 18-hole golf courses nearby, and many more on the island. Family highlights nearby include Loro Parque, Siam Park, Agua Parque, whale watching, go-karting, horse riding and minigolf. Excursions to Teide, Siam Park, Loro Parque, Whale watching, Submarine safari, Ballet Carmen Mota.

Sports nearby

Gym, Spinning Classes, Aqua Gym, Children's Playground, Archery, Nature Walks.

Fantastic holiday!
Mr R, June 2017

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double room with garden view for 7 nights

From about

£1,590 low season

£1,940 high season

Holiday Code EXH417

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 bespoke holidays and tours to Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque, Tenerife

Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque is a five-star, colonial-style hotel on the southwestern coast of Tenerife. Surrounded by 63,000sqm of tropical gardens with palm trees, dragon trees, flame trees, and Indian laurels, this member of the Leading Hotels of the World group prioritises indulgent luxury. The rooms are afforded a sense of privacy and seclusion through their homely furnishings, private terraces and balconies, and the villa arrangements. Excellent facilities make the Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque ideal for those looking for long relaxing breaks in the sun, with plenty of time to take in the magnificent views. Eight restaurants break up the luxurious resort and serve a varied selection of flavours, from Italian and Basque to Asian cuisine, with the Las Aguas restaurant specialising in Canarian food. The food at La Brasserie bears the elegant touch of double-Michelin-starred chef Pierre Résimont. On top of this, a wide range of bars are available, including a Piano Bar, Beach Bar, and Wine Bar, all of which are impeccably decorated with the identity of their location, food, and drink in mind. This attention to detail is continued in such facilities as the Thalasso Spa, and the unique observatory, from which you can enjoy Tenerife's unpolluted sky. Direct access to the El Duque Beach promenade makes for hassle-free lunches and afternoon drinks on the beachfront, and encourages guests to utilise the watersports available on the shore. The proximity of the beach, combined with the serene interior decoration and high quality services, make the Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque the ultimate relaxing resort from which to explore the island.

Room descriptions

Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque has 356 rooms and suites. All rooms have private bathroom, balcony or terrace, air conditioning, satellite television, telephone, minibar, radio, safe, hairdryer.

Garden View Room
Sea View Room
Junior Suite Garden View
Junior Suite Sea View
Suite Garden View
Suite Sea View
Double Room Casas Ducales
Double Room Casas Ducales Sea View
Junior Suite Casas Ducales
Junior Suite Sea View Casasa Ducales
Suite Casas Ducales
Suite Sea View Casas Ducales
Fantastic holiday!
Mr R, June 2017

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double room with garden view for 7 nights

From about

£1,590 low season

£1,940 high season

Holiday Code EXH417

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 bespoke holidays and tours to Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque, Tenerife

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Gran Hotel Bahia Del Duque, Tenerife, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Tenerife South. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Easyjet, Jet2 and TUI for example. The hotel is about 20 minutes’ drive from the airport and we recommend that we book a private car transfer for you. If you are combining hotels and islands, you may want us to book a hire-car for you.

Additional information

Minimum stays: A minimum stay of 5 nights applies during Christmas and New Year's Eve period and Easter.

Children: Children must be 14 years old for some water sports. Children under the age of 17 are not permitted to use the spa and gym. The Restaurant Las Aquas does not permit children under 10. A cot is available free of charge for children under the age of 3 sharing a room with 2 adults.

Other information: A compulsory Gala Dinner and New Year's Celebration takes place on 31 December, featuring a show, orchestra and open bar. A supplement is required for this Gala Dinner and Celebration, and ordinary half board is not available on 31 December. The Gala Dinner dress code is black tie and long or cocktail dress.

Fantastic holiday!
Mr R, June 2017

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double room with garden view for 7 nights

From about

£1,590 low season

£1,940 high season

Holiday Code EXH417

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 bespoke holidays and tours to Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque, 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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