These beautiful apartments are located in the heart of a wonderful, well maintained, Andalusian style complex. The one bedroomed apartment overlooks the kidney shaped pool, which is heated during the winter months. There are areas to sunbath with free sunbeds and umbrellas around both pools.
Our ground floor apartment is situated in the heart of the Royal Palm Complex, an area known as the Plaza. Stepping down from the large balcony, you will find one of the two freeform pools.
This is the larger of the two swimming pools on the complex and is heated from October to April. It is surrounded by an area for sunbathing. There is no charge for sunbeds and umbrellas around either of the pools.
The apartment is one bedroomed. In the large lounge and dining area, double doors open onto the balcony and its Pool view. There are two double metal action bed settees situated in here.
There is satellite TV, DVD player with a selection of films, CD player, and various board games.
There is the double bedroom (containing one super king-size bed) and ample wardrobe space
This room also contains a dressing table with mirror and a hairdryer. There are two double doors - again opening out onto the balcony.
The recently upgraded blue and white bathroom suite comprises of a bath with shower, a vanity sink unit with mirror and toilet. All linen and towels are supplied (changed weekly)
The fitted kitchen has an electric hob, oven, kettle, and toaster. The kitchen is fully equipped with cups, bowls, glasses, cutlery, crockery, microwave washing machine and an iron
The Royal Palm complex is in a slightly elevated position and is situated about 10 minutes walk from the centre of Los Cristianos. The complex is typically Andalusian, with white buildings, individual in style, surrounded by many tropical plants and flowers. Many of the apartments are 'home' to people who have decided to live in Tenerife.
There are two freeform swimming pools and one small childrens' pool on the complex.
There are many restaurants surrounding the complex, giving you the choice of not only Spanish but Chinese, Mexican, American and Italian cuisine, to name but a few, and all within a two minute walk from our apartment. However, a gentle stroll into the town will give you hundreds more to choose from.
There are several supermarkets just outside the complex to enable you to stock up on essentials. You will also find Car hire shops, places where you will be able to book trips, pick up points, money exchange, cash point machine and a taxi rank, Taxis are plentiful and cheap. There is also a handy cash machine just outside the complex!
Next door is the very popular RCI Gold Crown Group comprising of the 'Beverly Hills', 'Hollywood Height' and the 'Hollywood Mirage' complexes. Within these there are restaurants and bars, offering various 'happy hour' incentives. The 'La Show Bar' (used to be called the 'Crazy Horse' Saloon), situated in the Beverly Hills complex offers early evening childrens' discos followed by entertainment until midnight.
Also there is an indoor fully equipped gym and sports facilities such as floodlit Tennis Courts which are available for use. Just opposite, is a four star hotel, The Paradise Park, also offering a childrens' disco as well as evening cabaret entertainment.
All in all, the Royal Palm is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy your holiday!
* One pool outside your door is heated October to April
* A second with a children's pool next to it has toilet and changing facilities
* Free sunbeds and umbrellas by pools
* Rosie's Cantina Restaurant which is open from 6pm with happy hour till 8pm
* There are several local shops selling newspapers, postcards, trips, money exchange, car hire as well as an office on-site
* A lifeguard watches the pools during the day and there are security patrols at night
* Public telephone boxes directly opposite and inside the complex. Also, there's satellite TV installed in the complex with a TV in the apartment - so there's no reason to be out of touch with what's going on - unless you want to be!
Our apartment is located on the Southern coast at the resort of Los Cristianos. Los Cristianos is an ideal family resort situated in a sheltered bay. Many years ago Los Cristianos was a small fishing village, and we have watched the small town grow into a colourful, flourishing family resort, accommodating its many visitors, while still managing to retain its old world charm.
At the heart of the old town centre there is a magnificent church and square, a popular meeting place for locals and holidaymakers alike. Leading from this are a number of streets, the enthusiastic shopper is well catered for here with outstanding selection of gift shops and markets. There are also local and international restaurants and bars, to cater for every purse and palate, with excellent facilities for pushchairs and wheelchair users in its mainly pedestrianised streets.
Along the front, you'll find plenty for you and your family to see and do, including a sandy play area, trampolining and small merry-go-round type rides. Hair braiding and temporary tatooing along with local portrait artists as well as colourful 'local entrepreneurs' selling watches, 'gold & silver' jewellery, 'designer' sunglasses and hats complete the promenade walk!
The town has a volcanic sandy beach which is clean and safe for children, however, a new coastal walkway leading through to its neighbouring resort, Playa de las Americas, has a much wider beach with finer sand.
Los Cristianos also has a very comprehensive bus station with buses regularly departing for the Capital, Santa Cruz, Puerto de la Cruz, in the North of the Island and Los Gigantes on the western coast. There are also many free buses to local resorts and attractions.
Many boat trips can be taken from Los Cristianos, there are whales and dolphins to be seen, the hydrofoil and cruises to other Canary Islands originate here, as well as trips to its nearest Island, La Gomera, which is just approximately 75 minutes away. This extremely picturesque island is still unspoilt and has many unusual plants and beautiful flowers growing there.
If you are interested in a holiday with discos and nightclubs this can be found in the neighbouring resort of Playa de las Americas approximately 10 minutes away by taxi.