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Top 23 Best Family Hotels in Tenerife

family holidays in Tenerife

This year go on family-friendly vacation in one of the exotic Canary Islands! We have selected the best family hotels in Tenerife for a fun beach holiday with kids!

family holidays in Tenerife

1. Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife

Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife

Hard Rock Hotel is a perfect place to spend a fun family vacation with your kids! The closest beach is only 3 minutes away, and there is a children’s pool with slides and waterfalls.

The hotel has an animation team that organizes different events and activities for the whole family. There are baby, kid, and teen clubs where kids can play, attend workshops and contests, and have fun without parents. Older children and parents can play pool, foosball, soccer, volleyball, water polo, etc. There is also a babysitting service so parents can relax in the SPA or gym, or have a romantic dinner.

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2. Gran Melia Palacio de Isora Resort & Spa

Gran Melia Palacio de Isora is a 5-star all-inclusive hotel for kids in Tenerife South, located just on the beach in a quiet town of Alcala. 

There are seven restaurants, including the Mediterranean, Italian, Japanese and international buffet, a kid-friendly buffet, and a menu for children. Therefore we are sure that everyone in the family will find something that they like!

Among other swimming pools, the hotel has a large salt-water infinity pool with a hydromassage area, a water park with slides for children, and a swimming pool only for adults.

The animation team organizes activities and entertainment program for the whole family. Kids can play in the playground or games room, and parents can relax in the SPA.

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3. Bahia Principe Fantasia Tenerife

Fantasia Bahia Principe family hotel in Tenerife

Fantasia Bahia Principe is a themed 5-star all-inclusive hotel that is perfect for holidays with kids. It is based on the story of “Papimber and the Garden of the Hesperides” and has a nymphs’ castle and an ancient Dragon Tree!

This toddler-friendly hotel in Tenerife has a water park with water slides, a splash pool for kids and a children’s playground. The animation team organizes events and shows for the whole family. There are a mini club and a teen´s club where kids can play, make friends, and learn new things in workshops. Children can also play pool, table football, or ping pong.

The parents can relax in the SPA or train in the fitness center. There is a babysitter service, and children under twelve can stay in the hotel for free.

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4. HOVIMA La Pinta Beachfront Family Hotel

HOVIMA La Pinta Beachfront Family Hotel in Tenerife

HOVIMA La Pinta Beachfront Family Hotel has been recently renovated and is a modern and cozy hotel for babies and young children in Costa Adeje. The hotel is inspired by its beachfront location and has nautical colors throughout, beneath sea-themed decorations and an interactive virtual aquarium. The hotel has a water park and family rooms that have direct access to the playground. It is an excellent option for larger families, as two and three-bedroom apartments are available.

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5. Spring Hotel Bitácora

Spring Hotel Bitácora family resort in Tenerife

In our opinion, Spring Hotel Bitácora is one of the best hotels for kids in Tenerife South. It is located in the most popular area: Playa de las Américas and, therefore, it is surrounded by beaches and main tourist attractions.

Children will find everything they can imagine here! A water park with water slides, a huge outdoor play area, a mini club with a color-changing themed game room! The whole family can play tennis, and the animation team will keep everyone busy!

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6. Iberostar Selection Anthelia

Iberostar Selection Anthelia family hotel in Tenerife

This award-winning 5 * hotel overlooks two of Tenerife’s most spectacular beaches. It has extensive territory, 3 kiddy pools (including one with a pirate ship and slides), a playground, and an indoor play area for kids ages 4 and up. The hotel has 5 restaurants and 2 bars, and there is a fabulous all-inclusive option.

There are connecting double rooms available which is why it is one of the best hotels for children in Tenerife for large families.

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7. Landmar Playa La Arena

Be Live Experience Playa La Arena family hotel in Tenerife

This impressive family hotel in Tenerife has direct access to the beach and is also close to the tourist centers of Playa De La Arena and Puerto De Santiago. Beautiful gardens cover the territory, and the hotel has excellent sports facilities for adults and teenagers.

There are three outdoor pools, including a children’s pool with slides. Kids can play in the adventure playground or the kids’ club. There is an extensive entertainment program with daily evening and karaoke shows, live music, and mini disco kids.

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8. Hotel La Siesta

Family Hotel La Siesta in Tenerife

Hotel La Siesta is based in an excellent location in the center of Playa de Las Américas, with the Safari Shopping Center just around the corner. There is an outdoor children’s pool that is heated in the winter months and a children’s playground. Magic Park club is suitable for children ages 4-9 and features a play area, ball pit, swing, and slides.

The hotel has a SPA and wellness center that offers daily SPA sessions for families (over seven years old). If you upgrade to a Club Alexandre room, you get a view of the pool and unlimited entry to the SPA. Free buses go to the beach, tourist center, and Siam Park water park.

It’s great for families who want to be near Playa de las Américas.

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9. GF Victoria

GF Victoria family-friendly hotel in Tenerife

This 5-star family hotel in Tenerife is perfect for fun and unforgettable holidays with kids!

This kids-friendly hotel has its own water park with slides, surfing, and games. The whole family can play mini-golf, tennis, or enjoy activities organized by the entertainment team. Children can also play in the playground or the games room, while adults can relax in the SPA.

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10. Parque Santiago III

Parque Santiago III family aparthotel in Tenerife

This busy tourist complex has direct access to the beach and is located in the middle of the bustling Playa de Las Américas tourist town. Parque Santiago III and IV are next to each other on the seafront, surrounded by palm trees and exotic plants, and just across the road from the Safari Shopping Center.

Toddlers will love the water park and playground with swings, slides, and a carousel! There are also nine a la carte restaurants and four outdoor pools with sun loungers and parasols. Spacious 1 and 2 bedroom apartments with limited kitchens are available.

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11. Hotel Gala

Family Hotel Gala in Tenerife

This family-friendly hotel has everything you need for fantastic holidays in Tenerife. It is a massive complex with several outdoor swimming pools and water slides for kids and is only meters away from the beach!

The animation team organizes activities for the whole family throughout the day. There are a mini club, games room and an outside playground.

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12. Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa

Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa for families in Tenerife

The Sheraton La Caleta is a luxury family complex designed in the Canarian town style. It is in an excellent location just 100 meters from bars and restaurants and 200 meters from the beach.

There are five outdoor pools, including a heated children’s pool surrounded by loungers and umbrellas. There are also diaper-changing facilities around the pool. A little further from the pool is an adventure playground. The Gauchito Club is for children from 3 to 12 years old, and children can participate in fun activities such as crafts, team games, and movie nights.

Parents can relax in the Eutonos Spa, which features a pool with hydrotherapy, an ice igloo, a sauna, a steam bath, a jacuzzi, and massage treatments.

Breakfast is served until 11 am, which is suitable for families that like to get a little more sleep on vacation!

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13. Park Club Europe

Park Club Europe - All Inclusive Resort for kids in Tenerife

Relax in this all-inclusive family resort surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens, just a few meters from the ocean.

The whole family will have fun on the water slides or while enjoying one of the activities offered by the hotel.

The little ones can play in a huge playground or the games room and meet new friends in the kids club.

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GF GRAN COSTA ADEJE kids-friendly resort in Tenerife

Enjoy your holidays with the family in this luxury hotel in Tenerife. The hotel offers many activities for the whole family, such as mini-golf or tennis, there is also an entertainment team that organizes different events throughout the day. If it’s a little hot, you can cool off in one of the pools. Children can play in the games room or a large outdoor playground.

The hotel is all-inclusive, and you can choose between a buffet restaurant, two a la carte restaurants, and three bars.

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15. H10 Costa Adeje Palace

H10 Costa Adeje Palace family resort in Tenerife

H10 Costa Adeje Palace is a perfect beach hotel for families with kids who want to enjoy the exotic island of Tenerife.

Children will be busy all day in the kids club or playing in the game room or on the playground.

Parents can relax and enjoy the sun in the outdoor pool or spend an afternoon in the jacuzzi.

There is also a complete program of sports and entertainment activities organized by the animation team.

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16. HD Parque Cristobal Tenerife

HD Parque Cristobal family hotel in Tenerife

HD Parque Cristobal kids-friendly hotel in Tenerife offers a lot of activities that the whole family will enjoy. You can play volleyball, basketball, or even football, and there is also an animation team that will keep you all busy all day!

Kids will, for sure, enjoy the little waterpark with slides, and the older ones will be able to cool down in one of the swimming pools.

It´s a hotel for kids in Tenerife that you should definitely check out before you book your family holidays!

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17. Be Live Experience La Nina

Guests staying at the Be Live Experience La Niña family hotel can enjoy direct access to the sandy beach at Puerto Colón. The hotel is elegant, light, and modern and has been recently renovated. There are three outdoor pools, including a separate children’s pool and a children’s section in the main pool. There is also an indoor play area for children over three years old.

Stay in a Better Together family room that includes a PlayStation, a children’s welcome gift, free WIFI, a minibar with a welcome pack, and a Nespresso coffee machine. The is an all-inclusive plan that also includes three a la carte meals per week in the restaurant.

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18. Gran Oasis Resort

Gran Oasis Resort for families in Tenerife

This family resort is located in the middle of Playa de Las Américas and Los Cristianos and offers luxury accommodation in spacious and well-equipped apartments. 

There are three outdoor pools, including a kid’s pool. Toddlers can also play in the playground or the games room. You can take a free bus to the center or the beach twice a day, and a bus to Siam water park once a day six times a week. There is daily entertainment with live music shows and theme dinners!

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19. Green Garden Resort & Suites

Green Garden Resort & Suites for families in Tenerife

One of the best things about staying at the Green Garden Resort is that it is very close to Siam Park, one of the best water parks in Europe, which also has a separate area for toddlers.

The complex is located between two of the most popular towns in Tenerife; Playa de las Américas and Los Cristianos. Playa de las Américas is quite bustling, while Los Cristianos is more laid back, so this complex is in a great location to experience the best of both worlds. A free shuttle bus service runs from the hotel to downtown and Siam Park.

The hotel has an oriental theme and a tropical atmosphere with two pools and one children’s pool. There is also a playground and daily entertainment for all ages. If you don’t like cooking, you can choose an all-inclusive regime.

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20. Hotel Best Jacaranda

Family Hotel Best Jacaranda in Tenerife South

The incredible entertainment team at Hotel Best Jacaranda will make your family vacation unforgettable! Enjoy hot days in one of the six pools with waterfalls or just go to the beach, which is only 6 minutes away.

Table tennis, tennis courts, and a multiple sports field are just a small part of the fun that awaits you at the hotel. Kids will make lots of friends in the mini club or while playing on the patio or in the game room.

Themed dinners and show cooking will also be part of your experience at this incredible hotel for kids in Tenerife.

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21. GF Isabel

GF Isabel family hotel in Tenerife

The GF Isabel is a typical Canarian-style family complex, with a mix of apartments and villas on spacious grounds and beautiful gardens.

There’s a water park, a kids’ club (for kids ages 3+), and an indoor playground for kids up to 3 years old with a soft play area, ball court, swing, TV, and slides. There are also two outdoor pools with a children’s area and plenty of loungers to relax. All-inclusive and half-board packages are available. The GF Isabel is just 10 minutes from the beach and a short bus/taxi ride to the Siam Park water park.

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22. Iberostar Las Dalias

Iberostar Las Dalias all-inclusive family resort in Tenerife

This all-inclusive family hotel in Costa Adeje will meet all your expectations for a fun family holiday in Tenerife. Three pools will allow you to enjoy the endless summer in the Canary Islands.

The hotel has a kids club, a playground, and a games room! Parents can enjoy a drink in one of the 3 bars, and the whole family will surely enjoy food in one of the two restaurants.

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23. Hotel Turquesa Playa

Kids-friendly Hotel Turquesa Playa in Tenerife

This affordable hotel in the north of Tenerife is perfect for families with kids! There are loads of activities for the whole family like mini-golf or tennis, and the animation team will make sure that everybody is having a good time! The games room and the outdoor playground are huge and full of fun games for kids!

If it gets too hot, there are two outdoor swimming pools – one for kids and one for adults, in addition to an indoor pool.

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Why should you book a family hotel in Tenerife?

Your kids will love all the different activities in these family hotels! Starting from mini clubs where they can meet friends and playgrounds for games, ending with on-site waterparks where the whole family can splash and have fun!

Most of the hotels offer babysitting services or supervised kids clubs so parents can have some romantic time alone! In some of the hotels, kids can stay for free!

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Things to do with kids in Tenerife

Tenerife offers a lot of different attractions for families, and there are many points of interest in this small island.

Loro Park is a zoo in Puerto de la Cruz. It is considered to be the number one zoo in the world, according to TripAdvisor.

Siam Park is a themed water park in Costa Adeje. It is considered to be the number one water park in the world according to people’s opinions on TripAdvisor.

Teide volcano is the highest mountain in Spain and is surrounded by Teide National Park, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Teide is the most visited national park in Spain and Europe and the eighth-most visited in the world.

Masca is a small village surrounded by mountains. There is a hiking route from the village down the gorge to a beach where you can take a boat, the whole trail has breathtaking views and is a must-see in Tenerife.

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Where is Tenerife?

Tenerife is one of the Canary Islands that belong to Spain. As you can see on the map, it is actually closer to Morocco than to Spain. Therefore the weather in Tenerife is very warm throughout the year. 

The main language in Tenerife is Spanish; however, most of the people can speak in English in the touristic zones. The currency in Tenerife is Euro. It belongs to the Schengen zone; therefore, the residents of the EU don’t need a visa to visit it, and tourists that are outside the EU will need a visa for Schengen.

Which part of Tenerife is the best for family holidays?

Tenerife can be divided into three parts: the South, the North, and the metropolitan zone of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and La Laguna. 

The south of Tenerife includes Los Cristianos, Playa de las Americas, Costa Adeje, Los Gigantes, and other towns. The south has a much warmer climate, and if you are planning to travel in the wintertime, we would recommend you to choose the south. The weather in the North of Tenerife can be a little chilly with lower temperatures. The south has more beaches and offers more touristic activities, and it attracts people from different countries like UK, Germany, France, Belgium, and others. El Medano is the surfing paradise, and many competitions are organized there every year, but you need to keep in mind that it is very windy.

The North includes Puerto de la Cruz, Garachico,  La Orotava, and other towns. It is more authentic and less touristic, we would recommend it to families that like nature, like trekking or want to have a more authentic Spanish experience. You can find more local restaurants and beautiful black beaches in the North.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital of the island. Every year at the end of February – the beginning of March, they have the second biggest Carnaval in the world, which is compared to the Carnaval of Rio de Janeiro. La Laguna is the oldest city in Tenerife, it has a lot of history and hosts the only university in Tenerife.

When to go on family holidays in Tenerife?

Weather is great all year long in Tenerife, and you can enjoy the beach even in the Winter!

Easter week is the busiest time in Tenerife, with prices higher than usual. If you want to save and don’t like crowds of people, we would recommend going in May or September as these two months are a little bit more calm and cheaper. 

Wintertime is also more popular among the elderly, and most of the young families come during the summer holidays!

The best beaches in Tenerife

Playa de Las Teresitas is located in the north of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and it is one of the most famous beaches in the Canary Islands due to the breathtaking views from the viewpoint. It is an artificial beach with sand brought from the Sahara desert because naturally, almost all beaches in Tenerife have black sand and rocks.

Playa de Benijo is one of the most spectacular beaches in Tenerife. It is a wild and natural black sand beach with rocks that will take your breath away. It is located in the Anaga area, and even the car ride, there is thrilling.

Playa La Tejita is located in El Medano and is one of the rare lighter sand natural beaches in Tenerife. From this beach, you can see the volcanic cone Montaña Roja (Red Mountain), which is just marvelous.  Keep in mind that nudists are welcome to this beach.

Playa del Duque is one of the luxury crystal beaches in Costa Adeje; it is surrounded by excellent restaurants and has everything for total relaxation.

Other beaches include Playa de Las Vistas, Playa de Los Cristianos, Playa de Fañabé, Playa Jardín, Playa de Los Gigantes, Playa el Bollullo and other beaches.

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