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Costa Adeje- Tenerife 2018

I am writing this 2 days after coming back from Tenerife, Costa Adeje and I am SO SAD to be back in rainy England. My anxiety is at it’s high because I start uni again in 2 weeks so I am writing this as soon as to distract myself.  I am still getting the hang of travel blogging so bare with. This is a little post about my holiday in Costa Adeje, touching upon my favourite aspects of the holiday and the beautiful area where I stayed.

So I stayed in Costa Adeje which is the South of Tenerife, if you did not know, then Tenerife is one of the beautiful islands that makes up the Canary Islands.


Hotel Best Jacaranda

The hotel we stayed in is called “Hotel Best Jacaranda”. We got a 4 star hotel for a 3 star hotel price. Bargain. Thanks Jet2.  The staff were so nice and helpful. The food was decent, it could have been better for a fussy vegetarian like me, but it was decent.  As you can see from the images, the decor of the hotel was stunning, full of plants, flowers and trees. There were multiple pools, for adults and kids, heated and not heated. It was a beauty. I miss waking up in the morning and having a wide range of breakfast food to chose from haha! Jacaranda is really a beautiful hotel, in a great location, only a 5-15 min walk to the beach, restaurants and shops. If I went back to Costa Adeje, I wouldn’t try another hotel, I would go straight back to this beauty.



I love these pictures because you can really see the difference between a ‘sunny’ day and a ‘cloudy’ day, believe me or not, the cloudy day was the hottest at 32 degrees. 

The closest beach to our hotel was “Playa Fanabe” and it was lovely, plenty of sand, sea, sunbeds, space. Surrounded by restaurants too. Me and Reece loved sitting on this beach, I wish we would have relaxed on the beach more! The sand wasn’t golden, but it was still very pretty. We also visited other beaches, we stopped at “Playa Del Duque” for a little while. We walked past beaches “Playa De Torviscas” and “Playa De Puerto Colon” too. If I am honest with you, all the beaches are pretty samey samey. I feel super sad writing this, I just want to be back on a beach as they are so beautiful in Costa Adeje!!!!


Food and Drinks

Around the area where we stayed, there were so many different types of restaurants, most places served food and drinks. On our first full day, we found this little bar/cafe called El Makami. I had the nicest Mango Mojito and Cheesy Pizza, so we always went back there for food and drinks. Another place we kept going back to was a cafe called The Pantry. I had a “vegetarian breakfast” from there and this is when I realised that I liked fried egg! Madness! They also do a very rich hot chocolate. Down the road from there was a desert shop, I had a Nutella and Coconut Crepe. YUM.


Boat Trips

Me and Reece really wanted to go on a boat, swim in the sea, see animals(in their natural habitat) and go snorkelling/scuba diving. After doing some looking around, we decided to go on the boat called Lina Yacht.  Whilst this experience wasn’t what we got sold, we weren’t too disappointed because we ended up having the entire boat to ourselves without paying for a “private tour”. I was hungover and ended up being sick, one of my biggest fears is being sick around people so I was so glad it wasn’t a full boat. I felt fine after being sick and enjoyed the rest of the trip! We ended up seeing quite a few Pilot Whales, which I loved!!!! We had the opportunity to snorkel in the water, without a guide, using naff snorkelling equipment, I took one look under the water and freaked out haha!

Another day, Reece went Parasailing,  you go up into the sky with a parachute off of boat. He really loved this and said you could see so much of the island from so high up. I decided not to do this so I stayed on the boat, enjoyed the trip and took pictures. In Costa Adeje, there are plenty of boat trips to choose from.


Swimming in the Sea

I managed to overcome my little fear of swimming in the sea. On our first boat trip, we went into the sea for a good 30 mins. It took me a while at first to get myself in, but after a while it really wasn’t that cold. I felt much more comfortable with a life jacket on, just floating around on my back. We had a go pro and hoped that when we watched it back there would be loads of sea life around us- you are going to have to wait to see the video though ;). Me and Reece swam in the sea together from the shore a few times, we honestly had the best time, swimming in the Atlantic Sea is something to tick off our bucket list!


The views in Costa Adeje were absolutely stunning, words really cannot describe!! I also climbed Mount Teide and went to Siam Park, I have got lots to say so I am going to write separate blog posts about those experiences soon. Holiday outfit blog posts are also coming soon!

Let me know if you would like to know any more information about going to Tenerife, or booking a holiday through Jet2.

Have you been to Tenerife before? Let me know in the comments.

Sharnah xx



  1. Joy abou zeid
    September 20, 2018 / 4:10 pm

    This place looks so pretty!! Nice post

    • sharnah
      September 29, 2018 / 8:02 pm

      Thank you!

  2. September 20, 2018 / 4:11 pm

    The Playa Fanabe beach looks absolutely beautiful! The food sounds amazing too, I love the sound of the rich hot chocolate. I’ve never been to Tenerife before, but I definitely want to after seeing your post.

    Eve | http://www.evemorganinteriors.com

    • sharnah
      September 30, 2018 / 6:37 pm

      Thanks so much for reading Eve xx

  3. September 20, 2018 / 4:32 pm

    I love Tenerife and reading this post has made me want to go back there so much! We stayed in Las Americas when we went but walked into Costa Adeje a few times and it was so beautiful! We ate in a restaurant that was like an American Diner with cars outside that had been made into tables and it was SO nice! Can’t wait to read your other posts about this trip Siam Park is my fave!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com xx

    • sharnah
      September 30, 2018 / 6:38 pm

      I wish we would have gone to Las Americas, I have heard such good things! Siam Park is just amazing isn’t it! Thanks so much for reading Jess xx

      • September 30, 2018 / 6:42 pm

        Las Americas is hit and miss because of the strip, some of the hotels don’t look great but ours was fine! Siam Park is my fave I want to go back so bad and no problem xx

  4. September 20, 2018 / 4:40 pm

    I never been to Tenerife before only in my daydreaming while listening to Ed Sheeran’s Tenerife Sea 😁. I’m so happy you guys had a great time, I liked these type of posts makes me feel like I’m there through the photos!

    Natonya | http://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

    • sharnah
      September 30, 2018 / 6:38 pm

      I haven’t heard that song!! Thanks for reading Natonya xx

  5. September 20, 2018 / 5:01 pm

    It looks so gorgeous! I’ve never been to Tenerife but this is making me wanna go haha!

    Carla x

    • sharnah
      September 30, 2018 / 6:39 pm

      You need to go!!

  6. September 20, 2018 / 5:47 pm

    That’s great that the Hotel Best Jacaranda was only a 5-15 min walk to the beach, I’ve recently stayed at a hotel where the beach was a bit of a drive, so yess more beach time for you! The beach looks amazing to just hop into, so nice and clear blue!! The Nutella and Coconut Crepe you mentioned sounds like actual heaven in the form of a dessert. YAY to having the boat to yourselves, but so sad you got a bit sick in the beginning of the boat ride!

    I can’t wait to see your youtube video on it, swimming in the sea is really cold in the beginning but then you start to feel a bit more comfortable after swimming around a bit!

    I’ve never been to Tenerife before but definitely thinking of adding it to my bucket list, it looks like you had an amazing time!


    • sharnah
      September 30, 2018 / 6:41 pm

      Yess of course, gotta have the beach as close as possible! It was really weird because sometimes the sea was the brightest blue and then sometimes it was grey, the same sea though! The crepe was the best, I still think about it sometimes….. It was perfect having the boat to ourselves, wouldn’t want to be sick in front of people! You need to add it to your bucket list! Thanks Sahara!! xx

  7. September 20, 2018 / 6:58 pm

    Wow! This looks like a wonderful holiday! Yum! Nutella and Coconut Crepe sounds amazingggg! The views are absolutely stunning and 32 degrees on a cloudy day sounds gorgeous. I went to Tenerife a few years ago and also climbed Mount Teide, we stayed in Los Cristianos and would love to go back again sometime, it’s such a lovely island! <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • sharnah
      October 5, 2018 / 4:43 pm

      It was wonderful! Mount Teide was so pretty wasn’t it! I would love to go back too. If you do go back stay in Costa Adeje it was beautiful!! xx

  8. September 20, 2018 / 6:59 pm

    I totally get why you’re sad to be back in the UK, I’ve never been to Tenerife but from the look of these pictures, Costa Adeje is beautiful! This post has made me really want to book a holiday!

    Soph – https://sophhearts.com x

    • sharnah
      October 5, 2018 / 4:46 pm

      Book a holiday!! Thanks for reading sophie x

  9. September 20, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    Amazing pictures! Looks like a lovely place! From #grlpowr

    • sharnah
      October 5, 2018 / 4:47 pm

      Thank you!

  10. September 20, 2018 / 7:33 pm

    I’ve been to Tenerife once, but I think I was 6/7 so I don’t really remember much! Your hotel sounds lovely. I’m sorry you had to come home to the rain!! The water is such a beautiful colour on the sunny days. It sounds like you had an amazing time. The views are lovely, I can’t wait to read about the mount climb x


    • sharnah
      October 5, 2018 / 6:16 pm

      A shame you don’t remember much! You should go back! The sea was honestly so lovely!! Thank you Sophie! xx

  11. September 20, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    The photos from the boat trip are so lovely. I’ve never been abroad but I have so many places on my bucket list!

    Louisa | http://www.loubeeloublogs.co.uk

    • sharnah
      October 5, 2018 / 6:16 pm

      Put Tenerife on your bucket list!! Thanks for reading x

  12. September 20, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    I haven’t been but it looks amazing! ☺️

  13. forarainydayblogging
    September 20, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    I’ve never been but this looks AMAZING and looks like you had a blast!! Snorkeling is something I would love to try someday, but honestly deep water scares me so much that I don’t know if I’ll ever have the guts for it. Parasailing is definitely on my list though. Your pictures are beautiful and make me want to travel to new places. Thanks for sharing!

    • sharnah
      October 5, 2018 / 6:33 pm

      Yeah snorkelling was very scary! Deep water scares me to, I couldn’t believe I managed to go in it! Thank you for reading, can you leave your link so I can check out your blog xx

  14. Lisa's Notebook
    September 21, 2018 / 9:20 am

    Alan and I went to Tenerife years ago and although I can’t remember where we stayed, I do remember it was very pretty and we had a lovely time. Wow, you were lucky to have a private boat trip, how wonderful! And that paragliding experience looks amazing – not for me, I’m scared of heights, haha. All those beautiful sunny pictures are making me very jealous, I think I need to start plannning our family holiday for next year to cheer myself up! Lovely post, thank you so much for sharing xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • sharnah
      October 5, 2018 / 6:34 pm

      It is really pretty there. Paragliding isn’t for me either haha! Thank you so much for reading! Book a holiday!! xx

    • sharnah
      October 5, 2018 / 6:34 pm

      I love it too, yes I mentioned at the bottom of my post there will be a mt teide blog post coming soon 🙂

  15. September 23, 2018 / 5:08 am

    Costa Adeje looks gorgeous. This was a great trip to take before going back to school. It’s amazing when you get a hotel booking for such a great deal. The town looks pretty neat and homely. The boat trips look exciting. Glad you enjoyed your time out there!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • sharnah
      October 5, 2018 / 6:36 pm

      Yeah it was, a nice relaxation before a lot of stress:( Thanks so much for reading Nancy, I loved the boats! xx

  16. September 26, 2018 / 7:03 pm

    I’ve been to pretty much all of the canary islands apart from Tenerife and i really am missing out!

    • sharnah
      October 5, 2018 / 6:37 pm

      you really are!

  17. September 26, 2018 / 7:28 pm

    I’ve always loved the idea of going to Tenerife, it looks amazing and it looks like you had such a good time. The hotel you stayed in looked so beautiful and you were so lucky to get the whole boat to yourselves, that must have been amazing! I now really want to book a holiday haha.

    Samantha | https://believeinamiracle.co.uk

    • sharnah
      October 5, 2018 / 6:41 pm

      I did have a really great time, you should book a holiday to there! It really is amazing!! xx

  18. theamalog
    September 26, 2018 / 7:29 pm

    Baldy need a beach holiday ASAP!!! loving your photo’s. I have never visited tenerife but this post makes me want to.

    Kaye | http://amalog.co

    • sharnah
      October 5, 2018 / 6:42 pm

      Thank you!

  19. September 26, 2018 / 11:23 pm

    Amazing! Gorgeous pictures and looks like you had so much fun!
    Tenerife is big on my travel list! Hope I can make it soon!

    – Aditi

    • sharnah
      October 5, 2018 / 6:46 pm

      I hope you make it soon too! Thanks for reading!

  20. September 30, 2018 / 9:47 am

    It looks so pretty, also sounds like you had a lovely time!

  21. October 4, 2018 / 10:57 am

    I went to Tenerife with my parents when I was a bit younger and I LOVED it. It’s still one of my favourite holidays to day, it’s so beautiful. Lovely photos this just makes me wanna go straight back! xxx

    • sharnah
      October 7, 2018 / 2:42 pm

      That doesn’t surprise me it is so pretty!! Thanks for reading Jenny xx

  22. October 5, 2018 / 10:15 am

    Aghhh reading this post makes me a bit sad, I MISS BEING ON HOLIDAY. My other half and I usually have two holidays a year but we haven’t been able to this year because of my surgery. Hoping we can squeeze 3 in next year to make up for it!! My mum keeps going on about Tenerife and this really does look beautiful.
    Alice Xx

    • sharnah
      October 7, 2018 / 2:43 pm

      I miss being on holiday too! I want to go back! Yes go 3 times next year you deserve it! xxx

  23. February 8, 2019 / 8:48 pm

    Wow, I’ve never heard of this place honestly. Your pictures make it seem amazing, I will be adding this to my travel bucket list. I’ll be coming back to this post as well so I can plan my trip 🙂

    Sarah | getupgetaway.com

  24. March 10, 2019 / 9:36 pm

    Wow that’s so beautiful! I wish I could go there 🤩

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