We have an annual NCT reunion- with numerous children and parents who want to catch up properly, we are always careful where we go. So thank you Anna and Owen for finding the gem that is the Ritz Carlton Abama.
I had heard of the hotel, but Tenerife never really attracted me. “Wow!” is all I can say. The staff are there to help you relax and this hotel knows how to cater for families.
We had one of the Villa rooms and they are huge, beautifully decorated, and best of all lead onto a gorgeous communal pool. We had room 147 which I would recommend- as it is on the ground level it is so much easier than having to race up and down stairs.
The beach is a 5 minute walk away and they have a funicular- the kids love to use it and it takes you down to the beach The beach staff cannot do enough for you and there is a superb little restaurant to have lunch.
We negotiated breakfast in our room, as I hate buffets, which I would again recommend as the buffet is a bit of a scrum.
There is a large selection of restaurants. I loved El Mirador the most for the views over the ocean, the fresh fish and the space for the children to run around- which made it a great hit for all the family.
We tried Kabuki which was lovely .
Verona and La Pampa were not for me as they were in the darker terrace area and when I am away I like to have a view.
There are lots of restaurants outside.We loved Molino Blanco, as they had a fabulous singing waiter and you could dance the night away.
The resort is spread out so it never feels overrun with children. It is not big on entertainment. They did have a couple of children’s disco’s and a singer but if you are looking for full blown entertainment, this is not the place for you.
This is a place to catch up over great food and wine with friends and family.
We also signed up for the buggy ride system, which meant getting around was even quicker. There is a train that travels through the resort, again a firm favourite with the kids.
The Children’s Club is very well run and they have a great selection of activities and well trained staff, and we can highly recommend Louise if you have younger children and need a babysitter.
We also did Aqualand which the children adored.
The Spa is well run and there are lots of gym classes to choose from such as pilates or yoga.
There was a lot of clouds in May but in the main they burned off by late morning and having spoken to a lot of people who have been, this cloud phenomena, is quite common.
It is staff that make this hotel super special, they are so well trained and motivated it was such a breath of fresh air and helped everyone forget the stresses of city life.
So if you are looking for a place to go to switch off then the Obama is the place for you.