I love a weekend away with my girls but we’re always strapped for cash and limited on holiday days from work.
We found that Tenerife is the perfect option for an affordable mini-break.
We went for a long weekend mid-May. As is it low season then, it meant cheap flights and accommodation as well as beautiful sunshine… the perfect combination!
I highly recommend staying at the Regency Country Club. There are a variety of apartments available, from one-bed to four-bed. The rooms were really clean and the service was very good too. We were given a glass of fizz each on arrival which was a nice touch.
The complex itself is only about a 15 minute taxi drive from Playa de las Americas. There is a stunning infinity pool looking out on the sea, with plenty of sunbeds to choose from. There’s also a gym and a crazy golf course on-site.
What to do in Tenerife?
1. Hit the beach:
We spent a day sunbathing on the beach at Playa de Troya which was lovely, but the island has plenty of other beaches to choose from. We had fantastic food and cocktails at Monkey Beach Club, just on the seafront. Apparently it is transformed into an amazing club at night – something I only learned once I was back in the UK!
2. Book a beach club:
I definitely recommend booking a beach club for the day. You can sit and relax on huge sun loungers, with live DJ sets playing and delicious cocktails and food to chose from. Sometimes it’s nice to avoid the sand and just go for a dip in the pool instead!
We went to Kaluna Beach Club and happily soaked up the sun for hours there. We enjoyed strawberry daiquiris, nachos, olives and houmous. You can sit in the pool and look out onto the beach below.
It’s good to book in advance if you’re going in a group, as the beach clubs get busy even in the low season.
3. Sunset Yoga:
Yoga was a really lovely group activity. We booked this in advance too, simply e-mailing a girl that runs a yoga class every week.
This Sunset Yoga class takes place in La Caleta, just along the coast from Los Cristianos. Everyone assembles on a circular stone platform, right next to the sea. With the sound of the waves and fresh sea breeze, it was the perfect way to relax and watch the sun go down.
[For further information on Sunset Yoga go to: https://www.myguidetenerife.com/events/sunset-yoga-overlooking-the-ocean]
4. Go out-out:
A night out in Playa de las Americas is inevitable.
I’ll warn you now, the bars are fairly tacky with cheesy pop music blaring out… but you have to experience it at least once. Most tourists start the night in bars like Linekers and The Anchor and then head on to one of the clubs in the area. It’s not for the fainthearted!
Life is always better in flip flops! =)
x Morts x