The Canary Islands are popular at any time of the year; a cooling breeze is guaranteed whatever the season and the volcanic landscapes never fail to impress. And while Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria are always the popular choices, there are more discreet alternatives for those looking for a less crowded option. San Miguel de la Palma, for example (or just La Palma to the locals), is in the north-west Canaries, one of the smaller islands but no less abundant with flora and fauna—and unlike its neighbours you will find plenty of bananas growing here.
On the western coast lies the harbour town of Tazacorte, and there within a former 17th-century sugar plantation, lies the Emblematic Hotel Hacienda de Abajo. We use the word ‘Emblematic’ because Hotel Hacienda de Abajo is the first hotel to acquire this special classification, awarded by the Canarian government to properties that have played an integral role in the Islands’ history. The estate remains in the hands of its original noble family but these days the business is about providing a luxurious and relaxing stay for guests rather than supplying sugar to Flanders and Andalucia.
The hotel is spread across four buildings around the estate with each of the 32 rooms uniquely decorated with family-owned tapestries, art and antiques. Each room represents the elegance of a bygone era, with balconies and terraces offering views across the gardens and banana fields beyond.
Restaurant El Sitio, with its magnificent chandeliers, valuable pieces of art and spectacular Atlantic Ocean views, offers authentic seasonal Canarian cuisine but with an island twist; that means, of course, creative use of bananas in many dishes!
Rounding off this unique experience is the pool area, a large outdoor pool and spa with Jacuzzi, sauna and a list of available wellness treatments among a dramatic backdrop of volcanoes and ocean. The Emblematic Hotel Hacienda de Abajo is a true piece of Canarian history in a truly memorable setting.
International Hotel: Club Members can enjoy exclusive rates at Hotel Hacienda de Abajo, starting with our exclusive Blue Ribbon rates for the first Members to book a Superior Double room.
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