The Ritz-Carlton, Abama, a timeless island retreat on the south-west coast of Tenerife is set in a magnificent 400-acre estate fronting the ocean. The resort offers an oasis of verdant subtropical space that guests can lose themselves in. Ensuring guests have all the space they crave indoors and poolside too, the leading luxury resort has developed its ‘villa club’ concept.
When checking-in, contactlessly if preferred, guests are assigned a sea or garden room or suite in a standalone, two-floor, terracotta hued villa building – each with its own pool for exclusive use by the villa’s limited number of residents. Lounging poolside in the year-round Tenerife sun is made all the more enjoyable with complimentary drinks, canapes, smoothies and juices served as part of the villa club package.
There are adult-only villas and dedicated family villas, so guests can escape and relax in a style that suits them best. Connecting double or triple rooms, accomodate groups of all sizes in luxury, and single bedroom suites are on offer for the solo traveller. The adult-only villas, called Tagor – meaning leader gatherings in the native Canary Guanche language – also have private outdoor gyms and a dedicated chip and putt area.
Villas come with a dedicated team of ambassadors to look after all guest needs. All Villa Club reservations include a la carte breakfast at the spectacular clifftop El Mirador Restaurant and El Mirador Club Lounge access with complimentary aperitifs daily at sunset. Each reservation also receives two complimentary wellness passes for the spa and a welcome amenity from the general manager as well as a departure gift to keep The Ritz-Carlton, Abama memories alive.
A newly launched web-based app called STAY offers real-time connectivity through an interactive, paperless resort map. Daily programming and activities can be viewed and booked and restaurant and spa reservations are all available at the touch of a button. It offers access to digital menus for all restaurants across the resort, minimising the use of paper in-room and in the resort. Digital newspapers and magazines are also available to all villa club guests, again reducing paper waste and reducing shared contact points.
The Ritz-Carlton, Abama has long been recognised as a gastronomic destination, with Michelin star options from Kabuki among others. However, 2020 has been the first year that guests have been able to savour dishes from all resort restaurants from the comfort of their own suite, thanks to an increased in-room dining offer available 24/7.
In addition to the numerous local Canarian and international flavours that leave guests spoiled for choice, the new informal Beach Club restaurant in the typical Spanish chiringuito style, serves lunch and offers beach service – and is the perfect early evening retreat to soak up the island’s beauty and expansive Atlantic views.Keeping active has always been an integral part of The Ritz-Carlton, Abama and in addition to the fully equipped, on-site fitness centre, the setting on the south west coast of Tenerife provides ample opportunities for guests take part in a wide variety of sports. The cycling experiences have been endorsed with a Cycling Friendly® gold certificate of approval and the hotel’s location, close to Mount Teide also allows guests to go trekking and canyoning with running route maps provided for active explorers.