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The Canary Islands have consistently been a top choice for family holidays. Tenerife, in particular, is an appealing destination due to its stunning beaches, welcoming culture, year-round warm climate, and outstanding all-inclusive holiday packages.
Tenerife’s hotels are widely recognized as some of the best, with a history of providing excellent service and comfort. Many of these hotels are ideally situated close to the beach, equipped with superb swimming pools and a wide array of entertainment options. Additionally, these hotels are well known for their all-inclusive packages, which often include excellent dining options that cater to the diverse tastes of the whole family.
Los Cristianos is a favoured location among families, appreciated for its laid-back atmosphere and an extensive selection of all-inclusive hotels. As it is located in the southern part of the island, Los Cristianos generally enjoys pleasant weather throughout the year, making it an ideal destination for a family holiday.
While this article primarily discusses the best all-inclusive hotels suitable for families in and around Los Cristianos, it will also include a few notable hotels in other parts of Tenerife for those interested in exploring different areas of the island.
Best All-inclusive Hotels in Tenerife:
- Paradise Park Fun Lifestyle Hotel
- Granada Park Apartments
- Coral Los Alisios
- Sol Arona Tenerife
- Apartmentos Aguamar
- Parque Santiago III
- H10 Conquistador
- The Suites at Beverly Hills Tenerife
- Barceló Tenerife
- Club Hotel Riu Buena Vista
- Globales Tamaimo Tropical
- H10 Tenerife Playa
Paradise Park Fun Lifestyle Hotel
Address: C. Hawai, 2, 38650 Los Cristianos, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Located in the heart of Los Cristianos, the Paradise Fun Park Lifestyle Hotel is one of a number of all-inclusive hotels in Tenerife, however as the name suggests it is an excellent choice when planning a family break.
This Tenerife hotel is packed full of everything the family will need, from 4 great swimming pools: the main pool which caters for all the family and is the go-to area for entertaining pool games, the Natural Pool if the adults of the group fancy some relaxation in this adult only pool, the Atlantida Leisure Park which provides open-air spa services plus entertainment, and finally the Funattic, which is reserved for adults only.
Any children in the group will be kept well entertained through the fantastic animation programme on offer at the Paradise Fun Park Lifestyle Hotel, with the children’s zone providing engaging and exciting activities in the form of darts, table tennis and pool inflatables at certain time of the year. In the evenings the fun doesn’t stop either, with mini-discos being the highlight of the children’s activities.
On top of all that, the hotel also provides Teen and Mini clubs which are designed to look after the kids through different games such as treasure hunts, musical games, indoor games and teenage-themed activities for the older kids.
There’s also a great range of bars and restaurants located right throughout the hotel, with a couple right at the poolside so you don’t have to move far for your snacks throughout the day. The varied cuisine options are guaranteed to suit everyone’s tastes.
Granada Park Apartments
Address: Campo de Golf, C. Meandro, 2, 38650 Playa de la Américas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Although the Granada Park Apartments are located a couple of miles outside the centre of Los Cristianos, they’re situated in an excellent location a short distance away from the beach and also near to Playa de las Americas, if you wished to explore a busier area of Tenerife. They also only sit a short walk away from one of the many beaches in the local area, so perfectly placed if you did fancy a day out at the beach with the kids.
If you’re looking for an all-inclusive hotel in Tenerife, Granada Park Apartments should be near the top of your list as it offers great food options, however, if you fancy dining out one evening there are over 150 restaurants in the nearby vicinity, giving you complete flexibility how to approach your holiday.
The rooms are excellent and feature good balconies and kitchenettes, and they also offer airport shuttles, which can help to take the stress out of family travelling.
The Granada Park Apartments are geared up to look after the whole family and offer a range of children’s activities to keep them entertained whilst on holiday, through activities such as mini-golf, a games room and the swimming pools.
There is plenty for the adults too, including bars and a place to get a massage.
Coral Los Alisios
Address: Carretera Vieja a Guaza, s/n, 38627 Arona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
We have headed back into the heart of Los Cristianos again as we pay a visit to the Coral Los Alisios, another Tenerife hotel that can provide an excellent all-inclusive holiday.
The Gastronomy options on offer are some of the best around in Tenerife, and through the all-inclusive package, you can feast on amazing breakfasts, salivating lunches and dinners, all provided through a buffet-style service, meaning that your family can choose what they most like at meal times. The Coral Los Alisios also keep you satiated in-between meal times with a brilliant range of snacks, with the kids sure to love the range of ice creams on offer!
The Coral Los Alisios’s entertainment programme for children really stands out, and their offering of a well-designed children’s entertainment programme will be a big hit with the kids and their parents. There are also playgrounds around the hotel which the children will enjoy burning off some of their limitless supply of energy.
We couldn’t go on reviewing this Tenerife Hotel without dedicating a section to the on-site splash park, which is open every day from 10 am – 6 pm and will keep the kids entertained for hours – there’s everything included here from water cannons to flamingos, and beware you don’t get soaked from the large bucket of spilling water!
If the adults fancy keeping themselves in shape the Coral Los Alisios also has a decent gym where you can burn off the excess calories from all that buffet eating.
Sol Arona Tenerife
Address: Av. Juan Carlos I, 25, 38640 Los Cristianos, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
The wonderfully placed Sol Arona Tenerife hotel is a superb choice for a wonderful all-inclusive family holiday. Situated in the heart of Los Cristianos, the hotel provides excellent access to local amenities, plus a short walk to the beach.
If you decide to choose the Sol Arona Tenerife for your family holiday, you can expect to enjoy a couple of swimming pools – one which is dedicated to children, an amazing range of food options, and an extensive offering of entertainment options for the whole family.
The all-inclusive options cater for all tastes and the buffet-style serving arrangements across breakfast, lunch and dinner will give your family plenty of food options, and who knows, perhaps the kids may even try something different. There are also plenty of snacks on offer right throughout the day for those of you who get peckish in-between mealtimes.
The mini club will keep younger children aged between 5 and 12 entertained throughout the holiday, with activities ranging from sports, cooking, water activities and even a pirate party, whilst the adults relax at the poolside.
For the adults of the group, there’s also the option of getting sweaty in one of the morning sports classes or visiting the gym during the day, which could be the perfect tonic to all the all-inclusive food.
Finally, if you wish to relax even further adults can visit the beauty salon, where they can pay to indulge in a range of treatments including massages, manicures and pedicures.
Address: C. Albani, s/n, 38650 Los Cristianos, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Another great place to stay which is centrally located in Los Cristianos is the Apartmentos Aguamar complex. As Tenerife hotels go, this one would prove to be another excellent choice because of its central location, close proximity to the nearby beach and great food and entertainment options.
Let’s start with the food, because who doesn’t love to indulge whilst on holiday? If you’re staying at the Apartmentos Aguamar for an all-inclusive holiday then there will be plenty of choice, from being able to eat breakfast in the great outdoors to filling up on salads, pasta or hamburgers throughout the day and during the evenings.
For the very young travellers, the on-site soft room provides the perfect space to escape the sunshine for a while and play in the safety of brightly coloured, soft furnishings. The older kids will love the outdoor playpark where they’ll get the opportunity to burn off some excess energy if you’ve managed to drag them out of the pool for long enough.
Now that we’ve mentioned the swimming pool this seems like the perfect opportunity to say a bit more about it; a place where the family will want to spend most of the day, either splashing around in the beautiful blue water or relaxing in the solarium area in under one of the sunshades or in a hammock.
If you’re after a bit more entertainment, why not head to the pool bar and invoke up your competitive side as you challenge a member of your family to a game of pool, whilst relaxing with a drink or ice cream. Once you tire of winning at pool, head back out into the sunshine for a game of crazy golf and ping pong, which are available to entertain the whole family.
Parque Santiago III
Address: Av. las Américas, 2, 38660 Playa de la Américas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
For this all-inclusive Tenerife hotel, we head into Playa de las Americas, and although this area is famous for its busier nightlife compared to Los Cristianos, there is a brilliant opportunity for a great family holiday.
This hotel provides something for everyone, from two 18-hole miniature golf courses and a 9-hole one too, providing fun and challenging enjoyment for all the family.
The water park at this Tenerife hotel is absolutely epic, and is jam-packed full of water slides that are sure to keep the kids entertained for hours.
If the adults care to engage in some retail therapy, Parque Santiago VI has this covered with over 25 stores and the largest H&M in the south of Tenerife, and this isn’t too far away from Parque Santiago III.
Food options are aplenty at this all-inclusive hotel with the La Trattoria and Atlantico restaurants providing some great options.
On top of all this, the Parque Santiago III is excellently placed near to the beach meaning the family can get to the seaside for a fun-filled day of sandcastle building and sea swimming, safe in the knowledge that their hotel is only a short walk away.
Address: Av. Rafael Puig Lluvina, 36, 38660 Playa de la Américas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
How can you beat a hotel that sits right next to the beach and faces the sea? This Tenerife hotel also provides direct access to the seafront promenade so you can spend a few evenings watching the sunset – a perfect opportunity for some gorgeous family photos.
When you step inside this hotel, you’ll find that it’s been recently refurbished and you can tell that you’re stepping into a modern and attractive facility.
There are three swimming pools to choose from, with one specifically designated for children which are sure to provide hours of fun for the whole family.
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel will allow you to keep your social media updated if you’re looking to make your friends jealous, whilst the established internet corner will allow the kids to get online if they want to.
Younger kids from ages 4-12 years old are covered by the Daisy Club where they can engage in activities such as water games, children’s pool, painting, arts and crafts and a mini disco.
The teens in your group can hang out in the exclusive teen space which is dedicated to those aged between 13-17 and provides entertainment options such as games consoles and a film projector.
As you will expect from all-inclusive hotels in Tenerife, great food is at the forefront of this Tenerife hotel’s offering, and through their various restaurants, which include a buffet-style, A la carte Italian, Oriental, steakhouse and finally A la carte poolside restaurant you will be able to eat somewhere different every day.
The Suites at Beverly Hills Tenerife
Address: C. Rodeo, 9, 38650 Los Cristianos, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Not to be confused with a place in California, the Suites at Beverly Hills is a gorgeous all-inclusive hotel situated right in the heart of Los Cristianos.
I wanted to start the roundup of this hotel by mentioning that it’s perfect for cycling enthusiasts, so if you have a family full of bike lovers this could be the place for you!
At the hotel itself, you can choose from a range of different sized apartments to suit your needs, whilst Los Cristianos beach is only 1km away, making it a short walk to and from the beach.
This Tenerife hotel offers great food options at the Buffet La Piazza which is the main restaurant and serves breakfast and dinner every day. At the La Piazza snack bar, you’ll find live entertainment plus plenty of snacks and refreshments to keep you satiated and entertained in-between mealtimes.
As for entertainment, the Suites at Beverley Hills have got their own bowling alley – it’s not every day you see that at a hotel! Other activities on offer to keep you entertained and working up a sweat include squash, tennis and gymnastic courts to keep you moving throughout your holiday. No Tenerife hotel would be complete without a swimming pool and the ones at the Suites at Beverley Hills are also heated, meaning if the temperature was to ever dip (it doesn’t happen often) then you’ll be perfectly warm. We all know how important it is to keep the kids entertained whilst on holiday and this Tenerife hotel will do just that with its excellent kids’ club which caters for ages between 5-12 and will delight them with a superb range of activities.
Address: Avenida de Grenamora 1 Urbanización San Blas, San Miguel de Abona 38639 San Miguel de Abona Spain
Heading slightly eastwards across Tenerife, the Barcelo Tenerife hotel is the next all-inclusive Tenerife hotel that makes our list.
One of the main highlights of this hotel is the 7 outdoor swimming pools, one of which is perfect for children, and also another which is heated. The Barceló Tenerife Hotel also offers a brilliant entertainment package for children and adults, with activities such as a mini-disco club, adventure playground, nightclub, wellness area and gym just some of the things offered at this hotel.
Another unique offering that may entice you to visit this Tenerife hotel is that it sits next to the San Blas Nature Reserve, which you can visit through a guided tour to learn more about this magnificent area. For the more adventurous, Barceló Tenerife also offers sports activities such as hiking or mountain biking within the nature reserve.
Taking part in some, or all of the above activities is sure to bring about a big appetite, which is where the all-inclusive holiday package at the Barceló Tenerife will come in very handy. Through this package, guests can indulge in a range of delicacies, and have access to 24-hour snacks and one a la carte dinner or lunch at no other cost.
This Tenerife hotel also only sits a short drive away from the major tourist destinations of Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas, making it easy to pop to either location for a family day out.
Club Hotel Riu Buena Vista
Address: C. El Horno, 35, Urbanizacion, 38678 Costa Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
We’ve headed in the opposite direction to the previous Tenerife hotel as this time we’ve gone to the west coast of the island, however still only a short drive from the main tourist areas of Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos.
This all-inclusive hotel in Tenerife brings you everything you need, from a brilliant entertainment package to suit the whole family, to a delicious and nutritious food offering, and plenty of local amenities.
The Club Hotel Riu Buena Vista boasts 4 swimming pools, some with slides and is located a short walk away from the nearest beach meaning you can easily decide if you want a pool or beach day.
The RiuLand kids’ club offers different activities every day to keep children entertained and engaged right throughout the day. These can take the form of competitions, dance routines, discos and water games so there is something to suit all tastes. Adults can take part in RuiFit classes or channel their creative side by enrolling in a RiuArt workshop. For those who like to dance the night away, RiuParty offers great dance tunes to take you through to the early hours!
When you need to refill, this Tenerife hotel has you covered with its 24-hour all-inclusive offering. From buffet breakfasts and dinners to international flavours such as Italian and Asian cuisine, the hotel Rui Buenavista really does have something for everyone.
Globales Tamaimo Tropical
Address: C. la Hondura, s/n, 38683 Puerto de Santiago, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
For this Tenerife hotel, we have travelled further up the west coast of the island to bring you somewhere that sits further away from the main tourist areas of Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos.
At the relaxed Globales Tamaimo Tropical Hotel, you can enjoy a peaceful and calming all-inclusive family holiday set against the backdrop of the mighty Los Gigantes Cliffs, in a part of Tenerife that looks a lot different compared to the south of the island.
This Tenerife hotel can offer plenty of options when holidaying as a family, including 4 swimming pools, with one dedicated to children, a range of different room options studio or one-or two-bedroom apartments and a dedicated entertainment package that will suit the whole family.
For families that love the beach, this hotel is also conveniently located near to the local Playa de la Arena beach meaning a short walk back to the hotel after hours of sandcastle building, swimming and hopefully a little relaxing.
As for food options at this Tenerife hotel, there are plenty of choices to keep all tummies full throughout the holiday. Under the all-inclusive option, you can take advantage of the international buffet restaurant, the Italian restaurant or one of the poolside bars which offer snacks throughout the day. There is also a great bar-barbeque which serves fast food snacks! Finally, for the late-night partiers, the disco bar serves food from 8 pm – 12 pm meaning you can fill up after an evening of dancing!
H10 Tenerife Playa
Address: Av. de Cristobal Colón, 12, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Whilst northern Tenerife isn’t as widely visited as the south, it is still a stunning area to visit which is why we wanted to include this Tenerife hotel in the list.
Sitting in Puerto de la Cruz, the H10 Tenerife Playa enjoys marvellous views of the surrounding sea and Lago Martinez – an open-air swimming pool and leisure complex situated around an artificial lake. This Tenerife hotel is also conveniently located just a few minutes away from Loro Parque Zoo.
To keep the family entertained inside the hotel complex you will find two outdoor adult swimming pools, a children’s swimming pool and a jacuzzi. There are also multi-sports courts providing excellent space for the kids to engage in outdoor sports games, plus an indoor TV and games room when they need to take a break from the sun. The free internet corner that the hotel provides may also prove useful in keeping the kids happy and stopping them from asking to borrow your phone to go on Facebook!
At the restaurants, you can expect different experiences. Head to the El Drago restaurant for your buffet-style all-inclusive feast, or head to the Tinerfe Bar for a relaxing experience accompanied by live music and evening shows. For snacks throughout the day, the El Lagar bar provides everything you need and is located next to the swimming pool.
We hope you have enjoyed reading this breakdown of what we consider to be the best all-inclusive hotels in Tenerife, and we also hope that we’ve been able to provide lots of useful information to help you decide which all-inclusive Tenerife hotel will best suit your family holiday.