The Best Family Hotels In Tenerife

tenerife=playa-jardinImage: Playa Jardin, Tenerife

A guide to some of the best kid-friendly hotels in Tenerife, including resorts with water slides, kid’s clubs, hotels near to the beach and more. Tenerife is a great holiday destination for families, with summer and winter sun, there are plenty of activities for all the family.

The 11 Best Family Friendly Hotels In Tenerife


Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife (Adeje)

This uber-cool, luxurious beachfront hotel has 3 swimming pools and a saltwater lagoon. There are kid’s clubs for 6 months-3 years, 4-9 years and one for teens up to 16 years. Plus there is a baby club from 7pm-midnight once a week for parents to have the opportunity to go out kid-free for the evening. The hotel provides several dining and entertainment facilities and rooms have furnished terraces adn rain-effect showers.

Iberostar Selection Anthelia (Adeje)

An attractive, luxury resort set in gardens, 100 yards from the beach. There are rooms designed for children, adult and children’s pools, with slides and a pirate ship, and a state-of-the-art spa. There are 5 restaurants and 3 bars. Mount Teide National Park is a 50-minute drive away.

Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa (Adeje)

A luxury resort surrounded by tropical gardens with Canarian style architecture. There are 5 swimming pools, including a heated kid’s pool. There is also an adventure play area for kids. While adults relax, children can have fun in the “Guanchito Kid’s Club” or in the “Magma Club”. There are four restaurants and two bars.

Sandos San Blas Eco Resort (San Miguel de Abona)

This All-Inclusive hotel offers luxury accommodation with beautiful sea views. There are 8 swimming pools, free WiFi, and a fitness centre. Guests can enjoy easy access to a 800,000 m² nature reserve. There are also tennis and volleyball courts. A free shuttle service to Playa de las Americas runs twice a day from the hotel. There are plenty of activities for kids including pool games, arts and crafts, face painting and for teens, including kayaking, climbing and more.

Fantasia Bahia Principe Tenerife (San Miguel de Abona)

This hotel has 2 splash parks, 5 outdoor swimming pools and a playground. It actually has a fairytale style castle at it too, a heated kids swimming pool, all days kids clubs (for children aged 3+), mini discos and evening entertainment. There are 3 restaurants and a spa.


Green Garden Resort & Suites & Siam Park (Playa de las Americas)

This hotel has three pools and a children’s playground, Golf Las Americas is right on its doorstep. Guests also get unlimited daily entrance to Siam Park. With an oriental theme and a lush tropical setting this hotel is a great family option. All apartments and suites have a dining area and kitchenette. There is a restaurant, and the snack bar overlooks the pools. Daily entertainment is included.

Parque Santiago III (Playa de las Americas)

Apartments come with sofa, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a well-fitted kitchen with a dining area. There is a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and a bar. There is a water park with slides and a children’s playground. Siam Park is 1.8 miles from the accommodation, while Safari Shopping Centre is 300 metres from the property. 

HOVIMA La Pinta Beachfront (Adeje)

This family orientated hotel is set on the beachfront and offers views of the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel has 2 swimming pools, splash zone and children’s playground. There is also a kid’s club (Miniclub 4-8 years / Juniorclub 9 – 12 years). Hotel also has table tennis and a pool table. There is a buffet restaurant offering international cuisine, a themed restaurant and a large sun terrace. There is also a bar and a poolside snack bar.

Iberostar Bouganville Playa (Adeje)

Set on the seafront promenade of San Eugenio, just 200 yards from the Playa del Bobo Beach. The hotel features 3 outdoor pools surrounded by a sun terrace with loungers. It also includes a gym. There are restaurants and a pool bar. There are also plenty of activities for kids and teens.


Select Sunningdale (San Miguel de Abona)

These apartments have a heated outdoor swimming pool and tropical gardens. Set next to Sur Golf Club, each apartment has a balcony. All accommodation has a living room with satellite TV and a dining area plus a kitchenette. There is also an à la carte restaurant. 

Unique Buenavista (Santiago del Teide)

These pretty self-catering apartments have terraces and some with sea views. They are situated 13 miles from Adeje. There is an outdoor pool and free WiFi.

Tenerife with Kids – Tips and Recommendations

  • Don’t miss out on one of the best waterparks in the world (according to Tripadvisor) Take the family to Siam Park. There is also Aqualand which is perfect for younger kids.
  • Head to Teide National Park and walk to the top of the volcano.
  • Visit Loro Parque zoo. There you can see the parrot show, dolphins, penguins and many more species. 
  • If you are a fan of Go Ape you will love Forestal Park where you can ride the longest zip-line in the Canary Islands.
  • Visit the black volcanic sand beaches of Tenerife. There are plenty to choose from including Playa Jardin and Playa de las Arenas.
  • Feed the monkeys at Monkey Park, an alternative to Loro Parque.