Hollywood Mirage, Tenerife, Canary Islands
Example Booking: Extra Holiday £349, 3-bedroom (Sleeps 8), 7-Nights, July 2017
Available to eXpectations members on RCI.com was this 7-night RCI Extra Holiday to Tenerife during 14th – 21st July 2017 for only £349 (at the time of writing: 17/11/2016). At a little over £8.50pppn you could have been checking into a 3-bedroom apartment (sleeping 8) at the RCI Gold Crown Hollywood Mirage in Los Cristianos. Previous guests highly commend their stay with 78% reviewing it as “Excellent” or “Very Good”, leading to it being awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence (2016).
Sweeping coastlines and a rugged volcanic interior combine with a favourable springlike annual climate to create the ideal year-round holiday destination of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. In the south you’ll find the Brit-infused resorts of Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos, a melting pot of bars and restaurants mixed with soft-sandy beaches and adventure parks. To the north, the capital city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the natural Anaga Rural Park.
Tenerife, Isle of Eternal Spring
Soak up some of those 3,000+ annual sunshine hours Tenerife is famed for poolside or upon the acclaimed Playa de las Vistas beach with temperatures averaging a balmy 27 Degrees C in July. A gentle breeze from the Atlantic Ocean caresses the coastline cooling you from the warm embrace of the Canary Island’s climate.
Hollywood Mirage is ideally located around 30-minutes drive from Tenerife South (Reina Sofia) airport, meaning you’re just a short transfer away from starting your holiday in the sun!
RCI Gold Crown Hollywood Mirage
Benefiting from an elevated hillside location above the town of Los Cristianos the white-washed apartments of the Hollywood Mirage overlook the Atlantic Ocean. A stylish collection of 335 apartments from Studio to 4-bedroom penthouse suites, which boast a Jacuzzi upon their private balcony, are available.
Step inside this contemporary 3-bedroom Presidential Suite and discover it’s spacious interior, arranged over two floors, complete with all modern conveniences you could need for a self-catered holiday. Comfortable bedrooms are decorated in relaxed pastel tones and are served by elegant bathrooms complete with Jacuzzi and a bath on the first-floor. Admire sweeping coastal or poolside views from the comfort of your private balcony, furnished with sun loungers for you to soak up the sunshine. Prepare delectable dishes from within the well-appointed kitchen, but why cook when there is such a wonderful array of restaurants nearby.
Indulge in beauty treatments and soothing spa moments at the Hollywood Salon or perhaps work up a sweat in the well-equipped gym before easing into the sauna and steam baths. Unwind alongside the main freshwater swimming pool, complete with chilled drinks from Bar Malibu, whilst the little ones cause a splash at the Croc Kids Club.
For quieter moments pull up a sun lounger at the additional pool and treat yourself to peace and tranquillity under the Canarian sunshine. Settle down for an appetizing meal at the International restaurant, ideally located to offer a choice between the tasteful interior and al fresco terrace dining.
Tenerife, from Masca to Santa Cruz
Rising magnificently from the heart of Tenerife is Mount Teide, a stunning National Park formed from the world’s third highest volcanic structure. Explore its numerous hiking trails or glide through the skies aboard the cable car and take in the stunning panoramas from its summit, over 12,000 ft. up! Experience the World’s No.1 Water Park, as voted by TripAdvisor reviewers, at Siam Park winding along the family fun Sawasdee to the adrenalin filled Kinnaree slides.
Set sail aboard a sea safari to spot wild whales and dolphins as they visit Tenerife’s shores or take the plunge and explore their underwater world with a diving excursion from Los Cristianos. If you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the sand the exclusive Playa del Duque beach in nearby Costa Adeje is for you with on-beach massage services and shallow turquoise bathing waters.
Southern Tenerife has so much to offer that the north of the island, particularly the capital Santa Cruz, is often overlooked. Hire a car and explore this city from the gorgeous Playa de las Teresitas beach and fascinating TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes to the fun-packed Bubble Soccer.
Step away from mainstream Tenerife and you’ll discover there is so much more to the island than just bars and beaches. Wander through the island’s rich and diverse interior soaking up the subtropical laurisilva rainforest of the Masca Valley and weave your way along the Teno Massif Walk.
Treat yourself to the natural volcanic rock pools of Garachico and Buenavista Del Norte for an afternoon of relaxation and explore the quaint towns of western Tenerife. Transforming the coastline in Puerto de la Cruz are the sculptured sea pools of Costa Martianez and visit the botanical beauty of La Orotava Gardens featuring over 3,000 tropical and sub-tropical plants.
Discover the Pyramids of Guimar, a set of mysterious stone pyramids similar to those found in Mexico and Mesopotamia. Savour some harbourside tapas at Restaurant Pantalan in Las Gallettas, a unique dining experience elevated above the sea on stilts. Finally, if you’re looking for a little more seclusion than Playa de las Americas has to offer look no further than Roque Bermejo, it’s only accessible by boat!
To highlight the great value of eXpectations Holidays we conducted a price comparison using TripAdvisor to source an equivalent holiday. We could not find any availability at the Hollywood Mirage although 7-nights at the similar standard Suites at Beverly Hills (also part of Silverpoint Resorts and located around 200m away) were available on Agoda.com during 14th – 21st July 2017 within a 2-bedroom apartment (sleeping 6) for £1,288 (based on 6 people sharing when we looked on 14/11/2016).
In comparison, we found this 7-night Extra Holiday at the Hollywood Mirage checking-in during 14th – 21st July 2017 within a 3-bedroom apartment (sleeping 6) for just £349 (when we looked on 14/11/2016). Not including the initial purchase of any eXpectations membership / points or annual membership (£162) this holiday came to less than £8.50pppn (based on 6 sharing) on RCI.
What’s more, we also found direct return flights from £204pp on Skyscanner.com from Edinburgh to Tenerife South (Reina Sofia) airport. In total, this makes the holiday less than £270pp (based on 6 sharing) including flights!
Due to the high popularity of the Hollywood Mirage the resort applies a 1 in 4 rule which simply means you may only holiday there once every 4 years to share availability fairly with other RCI members.