Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club by Diamond Resorts
About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- This modern Moorish-style lodging has impressive ocean views
- It's a 20-minute walk from Golf del Sur centre and 20 minutes' drive from Los Cristianos
- There's a palm-lined outdoor pool and an ocean-view restaurant
- Apartments and studios have kitchens and free Wi-Fi
Santa Barbara Golf & Ocean Club offers self-catering studios and apartments on Tenerife's southern coast. Set in manicured grounds, the hotel is housed a modern Moorish-style complex with a whitewashed façade, and has impressive views of the Atlantic Ocean.
The Golf del Sur resort and its renowned golf courses are around 15 minutes' walk away, while the Castillo de San Miguel medieval theme park is a 15-minute drive. Los Cristianos, with its pair of golden beaches and vibrant town centre, and wildlife-packed Jungle Park, which is "surrounded by lush landscaping with lagoons, walkways and subtropical plants and trees" (Lonely Planet), are within 25 minutes' drive.
Hiking trails run through Parque Nacional del Teide, "home to Tenerife's central asset... the vast Mount Teide" (The Independent). The national park takes about an hour to reach by car from the apartments.
The hotel's restaurant serves an international menu and has sea views, and there's also a poolside bar. Guests can work out in the fitness room, go for a dip in the palm-lined outdoor pool, which features a central island for sunbathing, and relax in the spa, which has a hot tub and a sauna (fees apply). Other amenities include indoor and outdoor play areas for kids, a games room and an outdoor terrace, as well as an on-site grocery shop and laundry facilities (fees apply).
Accommodation ranges from studios to 3-bedroom apartments sleeping up to eight people. All are decorated in neutral tones, with patterned fabrics and tiled floors. Each studio and apartment has free Wi-Fi, a TV and a DVD player. Studios have a small kitchenette, while apartments have fully equipped kitchens, a living/dining space and a balcony or patio. All apartments have a sofabed.