Why Tenerife makes the perfect family holiday

For a family holiday Tenerife has so much to offer that every day can be action packed and fun filled, with everyone’s tastes and preferences taken into account.

Family friendly hotels

For parents with young children, having a hotel that understands the needs of youngsters is vital if you want to be able to relax and not worry about your kids getting in the way or upsetting fellow holidaymakers. Lots of hotels have children’s play areas and swimming pools next to bigger ones for everyone else. Kid’s pools are shallower and may include fun extra toys. Similarly, hotels that operate their own kids clubs are popular with parents who want some time to themselves but also want to know their kids are safe, having a good time and being looked after properly.

Family friendly restaurants

From kids size portions of meals off the everyday menu, to meals devised especially for the younger family members, it’s important that little ones are properly catered for. Often, they don’t like spicy or unfamiliar food, and if the hotel can provide special kid-friendly menus with familiar food, everyone’s time will be spent more easily. All inclusive hotels are often a good deal here, since the selection of dishes available in buffet menus means there’s always something kids enjoy, from fresh fruit to sweet deserts.

Family friendly beaches

Soft sand and gentle waters are the most relaxing for families with young children. The beach resorts of the southern part of Tenerife are perfect, with sand imported from the Sahara so it’s more familiar to our eyes than the native black, volcanic sand of the island.

Family friendly outings and theme parks

When the hotel and beach have shown all they have to offer, it’s time to venture further afield. There are lovely gardens and parks to visit, and no Tenerife holiday would be complete without taking the kids to Siam Park for a day out, or maybe taking a boat trip to go whale watching, which older kids would enjoy. For an extra novel boat trip, take one on a glass bottomed boat so you can really see down into the depths.

If you’ve been stuck wondering where to take the kids for your next holiday Tenerife is the ideal destination, and when you consider the lovely weather and range of things to do, it’s hardly surprising.