Abama, a beautiful secluded oasis set in 400 acres of breath-taking landscapes, featuring over 300 hundred varieties of beautiful plants, trees and palms. This stunning resort is tucked away in Guía de Isora, a tranquil and little known area of the island of Tenerife. If you really feel the need to drag yourself away from this beautiful resort, a short ride will take you down to the little fishing village of Playa de San Juan, with its promenade, offering a small selection of shops and a couple of restaurants serving fresh locally caught fish daily. Abama also provides regular transfers to the Shopping Centre.
Looking for a warm destination late in the year? A pleasant four and a half hour flight will get you to Tenerife, known throughout the world as the Island of Eternal Spring. In its privileged location, the Abama hotel enjoys more hours of sunshine than any other part of Spain, with an average annual temperature of 23 degrees. To experience all that Abama has to offer you could stay for a long week-end however, stays of a week, or even two, are very popular, providing you have the desire to wind down relax and take things at an easy pace.
My day would start at the beautiful El Mirador Restaurant, for a delicious champagne breakfast (ok you don’t have to have champagne, but it’s included and in my opinion there’s nothing better to start the day), with a nice lightly scrambled egg with truffle, a delicious muesli and a freshly baked slice of wholemeal topped with a savoury spread of parsley cream cheese (my choice – the breakfast selection is vast!). There are a number of swimming pools, a gym and spa to help ease the guilt of eating more food than I would at home… but then isn’t sampling lots of delicious food part of a holiday experience!?
The Spa, an ‘oasis of tranquillity’, offers a selection of luxurious treatment rooms, and a beautiful spa garden. I experienced the fabulous ‘Water Circuit’ an ancient Roman tradition of sequential thermal bathing to totally relax and re-energise. You must try the Hamam (an exquisite Turkish Hamam blue and white ceramics with lovely twinkly star lights above) I loved the ‘snow cabin’ a magical little room covered in snow-flakes and icicles. This experience is a real treat and is sometimes included as a complementary extra when booking your stay at Abama (please ask us for terms and conditions).
Fine dining is the ‘norm’ at Abama and oh what a choice you have, our first night was a casual affair at the Tapas Wine Bar, offering a delicious verity of Tapas dishes; meat, vegetable and fish accompanied by wines suggested to complement each dish. A dining highlight is to experience MB this is a Michelin Star Restaurant, named after the chef Martin Berasategui who himself has a total of three stars to his name. His creative style of cooking really does WOW your senses of sight and taste, an experience not to be missed!
El Mirador offers a grand A’ la Carte Menu, my choice of baked fish served in a Canarian vegetable stew, was a delight. A romantic location, for dining under the stars, looking out over the sea. If the breeze from the sea cools you a little too much your waiter will provide a vast baby blue blanket to wrap up in while you dine, I am sure you would rather stay out in such a beautiful setting, rather than move inside and spoil the mood!
There are many tours and excursions offered on the Island. I thoroughly enjoyed the 2hr EDEN CATAMARAN excursion, sailing out to sea for Whale and Dolphin watching. Yes, we saw both!
Roz travelled in November with ITC Classics as an educational trip. For more information on this resort contact Roz Arnold or call 01932 866565