Rising from the site of a grand old Canary Islands estate is the decade-old Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque, situated on the south coast of Tenerife and part of Leading Hotels of the World. Spread across 17 subtropical acres, this Spanish resort resembles a magnificent village, with a collection of nearly two dozen oceanfront buildings housing spacious rooms and suites, many with seaside views. The resort is completely full service, with 6 swimming pools, a trio of tennis courts, two squash courts, a fitness center, massage therapy, putting green and plenty of water activities.
The resort's El Duque Beach is a magnificent place to enjoy the island's amiable weather and tropical breezes. Along the sands you'll find well-tended changing rooms, vibrant umbrellas and comfortable deck chairs, as well as several beachfront bars and restaurants. The resort is well equipped to please every palate, with 10 restaurants serving everything from Spanish and Mexican to Italian and French cuisine. The colonial charm of Tenerife makes for a wonderful outing, as does the island's national volcanic park, casinos and observatory.