Designed by local architect Leonardo Omar, the resort promises unique, tailor-made guest experiences. The new Royal Hideaway Corales Resort luxury hotel, set to open its doors in January 2018, is different from anything you’ve ever seen. Just see for yourself.
Stars and coral reefs in a new Tenerife hotel
Its shape and curved lines are evocative of the high seas: the Atlantic Ocean, to be precise. Surrounded by water and in the shape of a boat, the hotel’s twin buildings are joined by a walkway and are inspired by the coral reefs scattered around the island of Tenerife. Designed by the Tenerife architect Leonardo Omar, the luxury resort is the new Royal Hideaway Corales Resort, the latest offering from Barceló Hotel Group, set to arrive as a Twelfth Day gift, as it will welcome its first guests in February 2018.
Guests staying at the Royal Hideaway Corales Suites can enjoy the luxury gastronomic ‘Chef in room’ experience. There, in the suite’s own kitchen, one of the hotel’s chefs will introduce guests to Canarian cooking, and the sommelier will select the best wines to accompany the menu. If guests attending the show cooking are interested, they will be able to learn culinary skills that they can use at home, and thus take away something more than just a good tan. After the peeling, cutting, observing and cooking comes the tasting and eating. In addition, participating guests will be receive a chef’s jacket printed with their name as a souvenir.
Also designed specially for guests at the Royal Hideaway Corales Suites is the ‘floating mindfulness’ massage. In their suite’s private swimming pool, guests can have a relaxing 45-minute massage, along with a mindfulness session, also lasting 45 minutes, to help them forget the stresses and cares of everyday life. The setting could not be better.
The location, design and surroundings are unusual, to say the least, because this is not just another beach resort, but rather an architectural project with its own unique style which is ground-breaking in so many respects.
Facing the Atlantic, and with 90% of its accommodation enjoying a view of the Ocean, the Royal Hideaway Corales Resort is located in the south of Tenerife, close to la Caleta on the Costa de Adeje, one of the few remaining fishing villages that still preserves its traditional character and way of life with its anchored fishing boats and seafront promenade lined with long-established restaurants.
Moreover, the resort occupies not just one building but two, which though different, complement one another and are joined by a walkway. Designed for couples, family groups and friends, the Royal Hideaway Corales Suites comprise suites, villas and exclusive penthouses, each with a fully fitted and equipped lounge and kitchen, to make you feel totally at home. Guests can choose between accommodation with 1, 2 or 3 separate bedrooms, all of which have stunning terraces overlooking the bay, and over 50 of which have a private swimming pool.
As an alternative, those seeking a more relaxed option can book a room at the Royal Hideaway Corales Beach, an Adults Only hotel, with its own facilities – including swimming pools, restaurants, bars and a wellness zone, in addition to a programme of child-free sports activities – and spacious rooms over 55 m2, carefully designed down to the very last detail, and large terraces, some of which even have their own outdoor whirlpool bath.
Tailor-made guest experiences
The hotel’s position, overlooking the beach at La Enramada, is one major point in its favour. Others are its natural setting and its unique architectural design, not to mention its five-star status. However, if there is one thing that distinguishes this resort and sets it apart from the rest, it is the number of tailor-made options available to guests from January 2018.
Guests staying in a suite at the Royal Hideaway Corales Beach can enjoy a luxury gastronomic experience. One of the hotel’s chefs will cook for the guests there in their very own kitchen, and the sommelier will select the best wines to accompany the menu. If guests attending the show cooking are interested, they will be able to learn culinary skills that they can then use at home, and thus take away something more than just a good tan. After the peeling, cutting, observing and cooking comes the tasting and eating. In addition, participating guests will receive a chef’s jacket printed with their name as a souvenir.
Tenerife has many claims to fame, but one of its most outstanding features is its natural scenery. Breathtaking parks, natural swimming pools whose clean, clear waters you need not be afraid to plunge into (such as Charco del Viento and Charco de La Laja), pebble or sand beaches where it is always springtime, and unique spots that can justifiably boast of being free of light pollution and therefore perfect for stargazing.
This leads us to another of the guest experiences offered by the Royal Hideaway Corales Resort: a night star cruise. This package, designed for groups of up to nine people, comprises a dinner onboard a premium range boat, accompanied by an expert in astronomy who will explain everything those attending will need to know in order to appreciate the wonders of the sky as seen from the Canary Islands. The stargazing enthusiasts will also have dinner on board the boat.
At 3,718 metres, and with an average altitude of 2,000 metres, it is the highest peak in Spain which in 2007 was awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO. The Teide National Park is, in addition, the most visited park in Spain and Europe, (according to its own figures), with more than three million visitors per year; it is also the oldest and, with an area of almost 19,000 hectares, the most extensive park in the Canary Islands.
The hotel offers two exclusive packages for those who would like to see this amazing spectacle which, as a designated Starlight Destination, has been certified as complying with the established standards and procedures for the protection of the sky: guests can either view it from the cable car station viewing point or from a one-hour helicopter flight, during which they will also see Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the northern coast, home to another of the island’s wonders, the cliffs of Los Gigantes (the Giants).