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Abama Golf & Spa Resort

Guia de Isora, Tenerife, Spain
  • Jutting out of the hillside like a protrusion of volcanic rock, this complex of interconnected buildings and its surrounding estate is a haven for golf and spa-lovers alike.  Situated in the splendid isolation of Guía de Isora, its idyllic location leaves you free to lose days exploring the intricately designed botanical gardens, or perfect your swing on the Dave Thomas designed course.

    • Abama's citadel with views to La GomeraAbama Golf & Spa resort
      Abama's citadel with views to La Gomera
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    • The Abama secluded beachAbama Golf & Spa Resort
      The Abama secluded beach
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    • The hydrotherapy poolAbama Golf & Spa Resort
      The hydrotherapy pool
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    • A Villa Deluxe roomAbama Golf & Spa Resort
      A Villa Deluxe room
    • Tagor VillasAbama Golf & Spa Resort
      Tagor Villas
    • A Citadel Deluxe roomAbama Golf & Spa Resort
      A Citadel Deluxe room
    • A selection of massages to choose fromAbama Golf & Spa Resort
      A selection of massages to choose from
    • The relaxing Turkish bathAbama Golf & Spa Resort
      The relaxing Turkish bath
    • The Citadel in evening lightAbama Golf & Spa Resort
      The Citadel in evening light
    • The lovely El Mirador restaurantAbama Golf & Spa Resort
      The lovely El Mirador restaurant
    • The Imperial Suite terraceAbama Golf & Spa Resort
      The Imperial Suite terrace
    • A spa tranquillity roomAbama Golf & Spa Resort
      A spa tranquillity room
    • The adults only Tagor villas poolAbama Golf & Spa Resort
      The adults only Tagor villas pool
    • The Michelin star MB RestaurantAbama Golf & Spa Resort
      The Michelin star MB Restaurant
    • Golf with stunning vistasAbama Golf & Spa Resort
      Golf with stunning vistas

    What to love

    What to know

    • The Abama is the only hotel in Spain to hold two Michelin star restaurants (M.B. & Kabuki are both one star Michelin)
    • In its privileged location, the Abama hotel enjoys more hours of sunshine than any other part of Spain, with an average annual temperature of 23º C
    • Ease away the stresses of everyday life with the jacuzzi and hydrotherapy pool, or fine-tune your body at the Complete Fitness Centre
    • The Tagor villas offer a fabulous and exclusive adults only service
    • Get a full check-up from one of the hotel’s fitness and nutrition experts before embarking on the Abama Total Wellness Programme
    • The expansive 6,271 msq golf course boasts 22 interconnected lakes and over 25,000 palm trees
    • The Club Abami can look after children aged between four and twelve from 10am until midnight every day.
    • Guests have the option of a personalised healthy eating menu, available from the spa café and each of its signature restaurants
    • High-speed Internet Connection and interactive TV is available
    • A rather quaint furnicular carries you down to the secluded beach at the bottom of the resort

    About this property

    • The genius of Chilean/Bolivian architect Melvin Villaroel was to create a resort that harks back to Spain’s cultural past, soaking up a Moorish influence that is eminently suitable for a hotel that straddles the gulf between Europe and Africa. The structure of interconnected buildings also has an organic feel that seeps into the beautifully landscaped gardens and golf course around it.

      The main citadel complex houses 328 rooms and suites, with the remaining 148 spread across four rows of villas. The citadel rooms are furnished in the finest Canary Island pine, while the four poster beds and expansive ocean views of the more remote villas are hidden amongst the exotic botanical gardens. The beach itself is carved out of the rocky hillside, and can be reached by funicular, a novelty that never grows old.

      Around the complex, the sprawling 160 hectare private estate runs all the way down to the beach, taking in seven artificial and two natural swimming pools. The golf course itself comes straight from the mind of renowned golf architect Dave Thomas. Its miniature lakes, cascading waterfalls and glistening white sand bunkers are as spectacular to gaze at as they are to play on, while the seven courts that make up the Sánchez-Casal Tennis Academy are perfect for both seasoned pros and those just looking to practice their back hand.

      The dining options are numerous and the Abama can boast to be the only hotel in Spain to have two Michelin starred restaurants. These include the elegance of M.B, the signature restaurant of renowned Basque chef Martín Berasategui and the sleek oriental minimalism of Kabuki (overseen by Ricardo Sanz). Other outstanding restaurants include the outdoor El Mirador with its  panoramic views and fresh seafood. The sheer range and quality on offer ensures a fresh gastronomic experience at every meal. It all adds up to a unique resort that offers solace and excitement for each of your senses.

    • The 476 guest rooms and suites are divided between the Citadel complex (328) and the Villas, most of which enjoy magnificent views over the Atlantic, golf course and beautiful gardens. The Complex at the hotel combines ethnic architecture with a Moorish feel in almost all of its many guest rooms and suites.

      All rooms include feather beds, a selection of pillows, towels and bed linen of the highest quality, marble-tiled baths with separate shower, toilet and sinks, bathrobes and slippers, hair dryer, internet connection, television with variety of national and international selection of channels as well as interactive options, radio alarm clock, 2 in-room telephones: one with loud speaker and voicemail and one bathroom telephone, air-conditioning, private safe, a well stocked mini bar and laundry and dry cleaning services.

      The Citadel

      In the citadel there is a choice of a deluxe room or two categories of suite accommodation.

      Citadel Deluxe Rooms are approximately 40-50m² and have a king-size bed or twin beds  with balcony or terrace with views of the citadel, pools or gardens. Rooms with an ocean view are available for a supplement.

      Citadel Junior Suites are approximately 70m² with a lounge area and a king-size bed. Junior Suites with an ocean view are available for a supplement.

      Citadel Suites are approximately 80m² and have a separate bedroom with a king-size bed, a lounge with a dining table, a music system and a large balcony or terrace. Suites with an ocean view are available for a supplement.

      Villa Accommodation

      Hidden among the botanic gardens tumbling down from the main citadel towards the ocean are the villas, combining exclusive luxury with blissful seclusion. Abama’s Villa rooms are oases of calm designed for guests and families in search of ultimate escape. As well as enjoying all the amenities of the citadel rooms, each row of villas has access to an exclusive pool, wonderful ocean views from its top floor rooms, a high, pitched ceiling with exposed beams and a four-poster bed. Full room service and transport to any other part of the complex are available upon request.

      Villa Abama Standard Deluxe Rooms measure approximately 50m² and have a king-size bed and a balcony or terrace with garden views. These rooms offer greater privacy than those located in the Citadel.

      Villa Abama Suites measure approximately 80m² and have a separate lounge area.

      Guests staying in the Villas can upgrade to a Tagor Villa for a supplement, which is a row of rooms and suites available for adults only. Extra services in these rooms include buffet breakfast at the pool terrace, complimentary water, soft drinks and beer at the pool bar, snacks served in the pool area five times a day, tea making facilities in the room, butler service available from 08:00 – 20:00 and the use of a complimentary buggy per room.

    • The newly renovated Abami Club offers over 305 square metres of indoor space as well as it’s own outside play area. Eight diverse zones created to challenge and develop the minds of little ones, everything from astronomy to local wildlife, sustainability to the latest in technology, theatrical skills to arts and crafts, can be discovered and enjoyed in the fabulous new facility.

      The re-designed space is inspired by and reflective of the aquatic world – vibrant hues of blue and green, brightly coloured fish, sea plants and bobbing boats exude vividly from the walls with colourful, oversized furniture filling the floor space and providing areas for retreating and relaxing amongst peers.

      Child experiences

      Future eco-warriors will love the ‘Scientific Area’ where a series of workshops and master-classes by some of the expert naturalists from Loro Parque will educate on the island’s wildlife with microscopes and will encourage curious children to examine surrounding flora, fauna and insects;

      A planetarium with stars and planets projected onto the ceiling will allow guests to engage with the skies and learn about all things celestial from the galaxies through to the Milky Way

      Budding performers with creative and artistic imaginations can be as flamboyant and dramatic as they choose from an array of talent competitions, puppetry shows and the opportunity to produce a mini-musical, energetic cabaret or lively play with friends in the ‘Theatre Space’.

      Creative types of a different nature will relish the ‘Hand Work Zone’ which promotes team work and drives innovation, imagination and a passion for design.

      Downtime activities and experiences including movies, Nintendo Wii’s, iPods and MP3 connections as well as a fish-shaped library with books for all ages to be delved into.

      Club Abami is open daily from 10am to midnight (evening attendance between 6pm and midnight must be confirmed 24 hours in advance) for children between the ages of four and twelve inclusive. It is complimentary between the hours of 10:00 and 18:00 and for the evening there is a cost of €8 per hour.

      Lunch and dinner can be provided for those attending the kids club for a small charge. Alternatively, there is a dinner service for the children from the ABAMA in-room dining menu at an extra cost of €14 plus 7% local tax, per child.


      Baby sitting is available at a cost for younger children who are welcome to use the Abami Club facilities when accompanied by an adult.  Please check with us for confirmation of babysitting prices, currently approx £15 (18 Euros) per hour for up to 3 infants.


      The resort also provide for families with an extensive list of child related products (available at a surcharge and best booked in advance) including:


      • Child car seat for rental cars and transfers to and from the airport
      • Bottle warmer
      • Nappy changing mat
      • Steriliser
      • Baby Bathtub
      • Potty
      • Baby Bath and changing station
      • Baby walker
      • Baby bouncy chair
      • Push chair parasols
      • Toddler guard rail for bed
      • Playpen
      • Travel Cot
      • Child Buggy with sunshade
      • Chicco Pram, Pushchair & car seat combination
      • Child double buggy
      • Microwave
    • The Abama Golf & Spa Resort can boast to be the only hotel in Spain to hold two restaurants with a coveted Michelin star:

       M.B. Restaurant: Open for dinner (except Sunday). This Michelin star restaurant features Martín Berasategui’s signature use of fresh ingredients from the Basque region. Situated in Abama’s main Citadel facing the pool and Atlantic Ocean, it offers indoor and outdoor dining and a wine cellar with over 500 labels including some of the finest international and local Canary Island wines. Children aged under 6 years are not permitted to dine in this restaurant. Guests on half board can receive a credit towards meals at this restaurant.

      Note that M.B  is closed from 16th June until 17th July, 2013 (inclusive) for annual leave.

      Kabuki Restaurant: Open for dinner (except Monday). This restaurant was recently awarded its first Michelin star and offers Japanese dishes and aromas adapted to western tastes, creating a fusion of local ingredients and Japanese traditions. Children aged under 12 years are not permitted to dine in this restaurant. Guests on half board can receive a credit towards meals at this restaurant.

      Note that Kabuki is closed from 1st September until 3rd October, 2013 (inclusive) for annual leave.

      Other fabulous restaurants:

      El Mirador Restaurant: Open for lunch and dinner. A clifftop restaurant with a Balinese-style thatched roof and breathtaking views of the Atlantic and La Gomera. El Mirador specialises in rice and seafood dishes. Guests on half board can eat from a set menu at this restaurant.

      La Veranda Restaurant: Open for breakfast and dinner (seasonally). A buffet restaurant serving a wide range of cuisine.

      La Pampa Verona Restaurant: Open for dinner only and serving traditional Argentinean and Italian dishes, from fresh pasta to grilled steaks. Guests on half board can eat in this restaurant.

      Chozos Restaurant: Open for lunch and dinner. Situated adjacent to the main swimming pool and serving inspired cuisine in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Guests on half board can eat at this restaurant.

      Abama Spa Café: A haven of peace, the Abama Spa Café is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner – A macrobiotic and dietary restaurant, with dishes to complement the treatments offered by the spa.

      Playa Abama Beach Club Restaurant: Open for lunch only and the occasional event, this beachside restaurant serves light meals and refreshing drinks.

      Casa Club House Restaurant: Open for lunch. Situated in the heart of the golf course, the Club House Restaurant offers the best panoramic views of the golf course, the Atlantic Ocean and La Gomera Island.

      The resorts bars:

      Wine Bar: Open for dinner and serving a wide selection of Spanish wine and a traditional tapas menu. Guests on half board can eat at this restaurant from 01 November 2012.

      Sports Bar: Styled on a traditional English pub, this sports bar offers a bar menu that includes classics such as burgers and fish & chips. Guests on half board can receive a credit towards meals at this restaurant.

      Tanganika Bar: A trendy African chic bar offering an eclectic selection of cocktails. Often the last call before bedtime.

      The Lobby bar: Sophisticated and calm, the lobby bar is the perfect place to start the evening before dinner.

      Other facilities at your disposal:

      The Abama Spa: This fully equipped Spa centre caters for your every wish from signature experiences and rituals to massages, body and facial treatments  and hairdressing. The Thermal circuit is fabulous and includes sauna, hammam, tepidarium, herbal steam room, hydrotherapy pool as well as an array of special showers and cold plunge pool.

      A fully equipped gym is complemented by a personal trainer offering private and group exercise classes as well as yoga, pilates and Qi Gong.

      Golf course: One of the finest golf courses in the Canaries, this Dave Thomas designed golf course will test you to the full – all with spectacular views and lush vegetation at every turn. The Casa Club house restaurant is also a lovely spot to enjoy some lunch.

      Sánchez-Casal Tennis Academy: Close to the golf course at the upper end of the resort, this well equipped tennis academy has professionals on hand to help you improve your game or you can simply enjoy the hard courts at your leisure.

      7 Swimming pools + 2 natural pools.  The Abama Mirador infinity pool (close to the Tagor Villas complex) is for adults only and there is a new Abama Family Pool with small Kids Pool opening soon at the Citadel complex.


    • Bask in the sunshine: With a network of pools and a remote sandy beach to hand, the perfect spot for perfectly relaxing sunbathing is never far away.

      Setting sun: Where better to catch the most spectacular show on the island, the sight of the evening sun slowly dipping into the Atlantic over the Island of La Gomera?

      Cast your net wide: Journey down the coastline and you will find the rustic villages of San Juan or Alcalá, perfect locations for keen fishermen or those who want to soak up a touch of authentic local life.

      Wildlife: Located just outside the boundaries of Guia de Isora is the Mount Teide National Park, one of the area’s biggest attractions.

      To the sea: It’s not just the land that is rich in wildlife. Book a place on one of the regular whale and dolphin spotting cruises.

      A Giant’s landscape: Take a boat ride to view at first hand the spectacular Las Gigantas and wonder at the size of these monstruous cliffs as they rise out of the sea to form the Masca mountain range.

    • When to travel

      Tenerife is truly a year around destination with temperatures rarely dropping below the comfortable upper teens.

      Location and Directions

      Abama Golf & Spa Resort is a 160 hectare private estate tucked away in Guía de Isora, a tranquil and little known area of the island of Tenerife.  It is 36km from Tenerife South Airport.

      How to get there:

      Tenerife is well served from UK airports, including Gatwick, Luton, Manchester, Stansted, Glasgow and Birmingham plus other regional airports. British Airways and EasyJet operate direct flights to Tenerife South which take approximately 4 1/2 hours.  It is then a 30 minute private transfer to Abama Golf & Spa Resort. Please note that there is no time difference between Tenerife and the UK.


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