Luxury living on Tenerife’s Atlantic Coast
TEXT: EDDI FIEGEL | PHOTOS: ABAMA
MAIN PHOTO: GOLF GUIA DE ISORA.
When it comes to choosing a luxury property to buy, either for your own use, or as an investment, these days it’s no longer just about location. “Yes, the old ‘location location location’ adage is important of course,” says Elodie Casola, director of marketing and communications for the Abama Resort on Tenerife’s southwest coast, “but nowadays, a truly luxury property is just as much about providing unforgettable experiences and a luxury lifestyle. That’s what we pride ourselves on at Abama. We also happen to have the best climate in Europe, with year-round sunshine, and we’re only a few hours’ flight from most European cities.”
With lifestyle in mind, the sprawling 400-acre Abama complex, set amidst spectacular countryside between Tenerife’s lush hills and the Atlantic Ocean, comprises not only luxury contemporary homes but also Michelin-starred fine dining, a world-class golf course, a five-star hotel and other top-level facilities.
These range from an 18-hole golf course designed by legendary golfer and golf course designer Dave Thomas, (for which Abama was named ‘Best Resort in Continental Europe’ by Golf Digest), a luxurious spa and no less than 12 restaurants. Three of these are led by superstar Basque chef Martín Berasategui and include his two Michelin-starred M.B restaurant, and there is also the one Michelin-star Japanese-fusion restaurant Kabuki. In addition, there’s a Beach Club, Kids’ Camp, professional-class tennis and padel courts and a ‘Tennis Academy’.
The properties themselves, meanwhile, have all been designed with the idea of providing a haven of tranquillity – the ultimate in contemporary style, comfort and luxury. Prospective buyers can choose from a range of different options, including villas and apartments.
The exclusive Las Atalayas group of ten detached, contemporary villas feature spectacular sea views across to the island of La Gomera and have been designed to ensure both privacy and ease of access. Each of the two- and three-bedroom villas features a minimalist, streamlined aesthetic with floor-to-ceiling windows and open-plan kitchens and living spaces allowing daylight to fill the spaces.
The villas are built on private plots of between 356 and 445 square metres and all include both a private pool and parking. Owners and guests also have access to the tennis complex, golf course and beach.
The six award-winning, detached and semi-detached Bellevue homes overlook the Atlantic, the hills of Tenerife and the golf-course, with architecture inspired by the legendary mid-century Modernist villas built for Hollywood stars in California.
The homes, which span between 185 and 260 square metres, were awarded the ‘Best New-Build Homes of the Decade’ prize by the Tenerife Architectural Association and feature private outdoor infinity pools with sea and golf course views and parking.
Villas del Tenis.
Mixed Use Residences
For those who want to purchase a luxury residence but also like the idea of renting it out when it’s not in use, Abama also offers a range of properties and programmes designed to make the process as simple as possible. The Las Terrazas luxury furnished apartments, the Los Jardines de Abama apartments and the Villas del Tenis (12 detached villas), can all be easily rented out, making them the perfect investment choice. Owners of the Jardines de Abama villas are also eligible for an exchange programme which allows owners to exchange their property at no extra charge during the first two years.
Los jardines de Abama.
Owners’ Prestige Club
All owners of properties at Abama receive automatic membership of the Owner’s Prestige Club which organises cultural outings as well as annual golf and tennis championships for owners and their friends including a prize-giving dinner and a guided, night-time stargazing walk.
A five-star hotel, world-class facilities and a breathtaking beach
Abama is also home to the five-star The Ritz-Carlton, Abama Hotel and spa, designed by the same team as the renowned Sanctuary Spa in London and Chiva Som in Thailand. When relaxing or entertaining at home, property owners can also enjoy private catering from the team at Martin Berasategui’s Melvin restaurant.
Otherwise, in addition to the golf course, tennis and padel fans can enjoy professional standard courts with breathtaking views, and Abama’s tennis academy offers classes for players of all levels, including individually tailored programmes.
Los jardines de Abama.
There is also the natural splendour of the beach itself. With the sheer volcanic rock of the landscape providing a natural source of shelter and privacy, the golden sand beach at Abama (one of the few sandy beaches in Tenerife) is the perfect haven to relax, whether you want to laze on a lounger or enjoy sailing, snorkelling, diving or other water sports. Children, meanwhile, can enjoy the Kids’ Camp, with a flexible schedule available seven days a week for four to 14-year-olds, including art, science, sport and cultural activities.
“Our aim,” explains Casola, “is to provide world-class facilities in the comfort of your own home”.