Tenerife, a place infamous for its drunken teenagers and ‘Veronicas’ has come a long way since my parents bought their apartment here seventeen years ago. These days you’re more likely to see pensioners doing Pilates on the beach at 7am than see drunken kids stumbling home.
Like anywhere, some areas of leave much to be desired but if you choose carefully, southern Tenerife is the perfect place to go for some winter sun.
Last week Mr S & I headed over with my parents for one last blast of sun before the winter sets in properly and relax away from the dehumidifiers and fans in our building site of a home.
I thought I would share some sun with you on this frosty morning.
The thing I enjoy most is the views, the apartment has a balcony on three sides and we spend most our time sat up there looking out to sea, with the occasional trip down to the pool to cool off.
My favourite area is Del Duque, the beach there is one of the most up market beaches in Tenerife and as it’s only a thirty minute walk along the rugged sea front, we go at least twice every trip. The dramatic scenery with waves crashing against the rocks makes for a fabulous walk.
When we visited in February, my Mum’s sisters and their husbands arrived halfway through our stay and as there isn’t enough room for eight, we took the opportunity to stay in Del Duque at the Bahia del Duque, which is more like a small village than a hotel. It was here, over breakfast on the terrace that Designlint was born, from the name to the site design :)
I love the faded paisley in the reception area.
I’m a little sad to be back at work, but a week of the damp removal equipment on 24 hours a day has dried the floor out woo hoo! Only ten more days of concrete and dust :)
We were only away for a week, but it feels like Christmas has erupted in London during that time. The holiday has left me relaxed and refreshed. Roll on December, let Christmas begin…