Abama Golf & Spa Resort
About Abama Golf & Spa Resort
Abama Golf & Spa Resort, an exclusive cliff-top resort in Tenerife, Spain, operated by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, is a one of a kind 5-star European beach destination.
Located on the smooth slopes of the Pico del Teide volcano, the highest point in Spain, Abama is an oasis of luxury, surrounded by banana plantations, with its own beach where a sheltered cove of golden sand meets the crystal waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
The ethnic design and African influences of the hotel provide an exceptional location from which guests can relax and discover the beauty of the island.
If anything can improve a day of blissful indulgence, it’s the promise of a blissful night’s sleep at the end of it. At Abama, they can guarantee all of their guests a restful sleep, not just because of the tranquillity of the rooms, but due to the care and attention they pay to the preparation of the beds. They use only the highest quality bed linen, including luxurious featherbeds, 300 thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets in citadel rooms and 100% natural linen in the villas.
The Canary Islands hotel’s 476 guest rooms and suites are divided between the Complex (328), the Villas and the exclusive Club Rooms and Suites, most of which enjoy magnificent views over the Atlantic, the golf course and the beautiful gardens. The Complex at the hotel combines ethnic architecture with a Moorish feel in almost all of its many guest rooms and suites.
Dining options range from casual to elegant. Abama’s choice of 10 restaurants includes beachside, poolside and golf clubhouse dining. “El Mirador” serves seafood with magnificent views of the Atlantic, Pampa -Verona serves Italian and Argentinean cuisine, “Abama Kabuki,” is overseen by Spanish chef Ricardo Sanz whose Madrid-based Kabuki is known as the best Japanese restaurant in Spain. M.B Restaurant has been awarded a Michelin Star in the 2010 Michelin Guide. M.B is the signature restaurant of Basque four Michelin star chef Martin Berasategui. This recognition sets Abama apart with a new level of fine dining unique to the Canary Islands.
Abama Golf & Spa Resort is a 160-hectare private estate. Guests travel easily from one part of the resort to another on chauffer-driven golf carts, which operate regularly. A glass-enclosed funicular lift transports guests down to Abama’s beach and back again. The beach is a beautiful stretch of golden sand surrounded by volcanic rock formations. Guests can explore these formations and swim in natural salt water pools.
7 swimming pools and 2 natural seawater pools provide guests at Abama with ample opportunities to enjoy the sun. Facilities include a main swimming pool and an Adults Only pool in the citadel. In addition, a Persian Garden with its own secluded pool features a replica of the Alhambra fountain. An infinity pool in El Mirador offers cliff-top views of the sea, and the Villas provide guests with their own private pools.
A Dave Thomas-designed 72-par, 18 hole golf course features lakes, waterfalls and lush landscaping combined with views of the Atlantic Ocean. The course is made up of a diverse terrain that ranges from 78 meters to 315 meters above sea level. A temperate climate allows for year-round golfing and a competitive course that challenges professionals is extensive enough to offer ample opportunities for beginners and golf lovers of all levels to enjoy the sport.
Seven tennis courts overlook the golf course, the sea. The famous Spanish tennis pro duo Emilio Sánchez and Sergio Casal give name and overlook the Sánchez Casal Tennis Academy at Abama. Tennis enthusiasts of all levels can benefit from professional tennis training and can sign up for individual classes or a tennis holiday that includes fitness training and physical conditioning depending on their level of interest in the sport.
The Spa & Wellness
Abama Spa is a world-class destination spa with an African influence that offers the traditional Roman spa circuit hot and cold facilities, which include: Turkish and Roman baths, an African sauna with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, herbal steam baths, a rehydration pool, a World of Showers and an Igloo. A Garden Spa relaxation area with its own outdoor massage bungalow that allows the sea breeze and sunlight to enter within the privacy of white Egyptian cotton screens. A full range of spa treatments, classes and wellness programmes, including Abama Total Wellness, are offered in this 2,500m2 (26,500 square foot) space with natural aromatherapy products and locally-sourced products from the island including bananas and aloe vera.