Feeling the warm sun on your face whilst there are cool sounds in the air and an even cooler cocktail in your hands just screams out ‘I’M ON HOLIDAY.’
There have always been plenty of bars backing the beaches on Tenerife, but the last couple of years has seen a rise in beach clubs where you can chill out, eat, drink and be merry in chic surroundings whilst the island’s top DJs treat your ears.
You can find these stylish beach clubs in many of Tenerife’s resorts. These are some of our favourites.
Obviusly our paragliding team of Tenerife Top Paragliding have been some times (on days off).
Kaluna Beach Club, Costa Adeje
It’s a case of sleek sunbeds and soothing sounds at Kaluna Beach Club which has its own infinity pool with views over Puerto Colón harbour and to La Gomera. Despite the exclusive ambience prices aren’t sky high; cocktails are €6.50 whilst steak and chips is €13 – not a bad price to pay to feel like a celebrity on holiday.
Papagayo Beach Club, Playa de las Américas
Whereas Kaluna is more of a daytime scene, Papagayo Beach Club on the seafront at Veronicas in Las Américas is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night clubbing. Papagayo is a sophisticated chill out bar with super-model good looks and is THE place to dress to thrill. The best DJs play there which means it has some cracking party nights. Prices are a bit more expensive with cocktails at €8 and main courses averaging €18, but a giant burger will only set you back €6.50.
Monkey Bar Club, Playa de las Américas
Monkey Beach Club sits above the golden(ish) sands of Playa Troya. Given how close we are to that continent there’s an appropriate African theme to the decor. During the day it’s a great spot for lunch and a break from sunbathing. At night it’s good for sunset cocktails and catching the occasional show. The place is at its liveliest during weekend summer parties when it is packed with locals. Cocktails are decently priced at €6/7 but you’ll fork out a bit more for food; burgers start at €12.50.
Bahia Beach, Palm Mar
Although more residential than resort, Palm Mar boasts one of the most chilled out of the island’s beach clubs. Bahia Beach offers an ‘away from it all’ sunset scene on a mini man-made beach. It’s a really nice set up whether you pop in for a tapas lunch, a sunset cocktail or for a fun themed night like a ‘Tribute to Burlesque’ or ‘Reggae and Salsa’. Prices are slightly more expensive than the resorts with cocktails around €8, tapas €5 and main meals €12 to €18
Andana Beach Club, Puerto de la Cruz
Andana Beach Club behind Playa Jardín in Puerto de la Cruz isn’t as polished as its southern counterparts and has less of a ‘designer’ feel to it. But it’s probably a more relaxed beach bar as a result. During daylight hours it serves a wonderfully creative tapas lunch. It comes alive at the weekend when it’s a popular haunt with the local population. You’ll find some of the same DJs as at the other beach clubs but, as the customers are more locals than visitors, the beat can sometimes be more of a Latino one. Price wise, both cocktails and food are far cheaper than the other bars; a main course at Andana can be the same price as a starter in the southern beach clubs.