Bahia del Duque: star appeal on Tenerife

Shakira, Stephanie of Monaco and Mariah Carey are just three of the celebrity names to have enjoyed the comfort of the Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque in Tenerife. Check out why the resort is one of the havens of the moment for A-listers.

This beautiful hotel in shades of ochre and terracotta, surrounded by lush gardens, pools and waterfalls is a place of dreams, starting with the architecture typical of the Canary island, its palatial air and its setting overlooking the sea. Then there's the spa, voted best in Spain by the prestigious Conde Nast travel magazine, where you can indulge in a whole range of treatments and therapies inspired by the marvellous island climate and natural landscape.


If you fancy discovering the appeal the hotel holds for the stars, book into one of the 'Casas Ducales' on the Playa del Duque beach; these 'ducal houses' offer their own independent reception as well as additional facilities such as butler and concierge service, private patios and sun terraces. In these villas, the renowned interior-designer Pascua Ortega has reinvented the concept of luxury, combining top-of-the-range comfort with state-of-the-art technological facilities.

The volcanic rock landscape of the island and the resort's lush gardens provide a perfect setting for the elegant spa. Here, on the shores of the Atlantic, exclusive thalassotherapy rooms offer a range of treatments based on the therapeutic benefits of seawater. Following the example of famous – including names such as Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova, why not put yourself in the capable hands of Michal Novotny, known as the 'physiotherapist to the stars'? In the spa's Michal Novotny clinic, all the treatment protocols have been designed based on experience with professional sportspeople.

The resort offers an extraordinary variety of select cuisine in its nine different restaurants, while the top-class sports facilities include tennis, beach volleyball, giant chess, boules, gym and a wide range of water activities such as diving, windsurfing, fishing, sailing and parasailing, not to mention excursions on the luxury yacht Pampano.

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