What an Incredible time! There was 6 of us that went away together! The flight out there felt as though it went reasonably quick. One of the people I flew out with, named Sarah. I had only met her at the airport the day of our flight! On the flight, Sarah taught me how to play the card game “Black Jack”. We landed in Tenerife at about 17:25 on the 17th December, luckily the time zone in Tenerife is the same as England so there wasn’t any time added or missed when we landed. When we arrived we got straight into a taxi that dropped us right outside our hotel. We stayed in the “Hollywood Mirage Club.” It was so lovely! On our first full day, myself, Grace and Ossia went to Las Americas. Grace and I had to go to Papagayo’s Beach Club to pay off the deposit for Ossia’s 18th birthday surprise which would be happening 2 days later.
There’s a free bus right outside the hotel we stayed in which takes you all the way down to Las Americas, which we got. When coming home, we couldn’t find the return bus stop to bring us back to our hotel and got confused as the roads are opposite to England. So…. we decided to walk! Yes WALK! An hour and a half…. up hill…. all the way back! As our hotel was one of the furthest up the mountain!
When we finally returned, we played card games with Erin, who was the youngest out of those who came away.
On the first monday we were there, myself Grace, Erin and Ossia got up early to go to the Siam Park which is the largest water park in Tenerife and a very popular one too!
We went on almost everything except from the Tower of Power. The only ride out of all the one’s we went on I didn’t seem too keen on was the Dragon one, I think it was because I was just mainly going backwards the entire ride. All the rides were incredible!
The lazy river was one of the best, I think we went on this at least 5 times, you go down the river and at one point you come to a section in the river where you could either go slightly off trail or carry straight on round the river. Going off trail is the best possible route I took! It takes you down this fast water shoot, which is extremely fun and then suddenly you end up under a tank of sharks and it’s so beautiful just to sit in this rubber ring looking up at the sharks swimming above you.
In total we ended up being at the Siam Park for 5 hours and even got there before it was officially open! We got on the Siam Bus to take us back to our hotel and to warn you…. the bus driver did drive like a maniac! It was an experience though! The driver almost ran over a man and then we all decided to sit on the open top part of the bus at the front. As we were cruising along the driver decided to slam on his breaks, a millimeter away from hitting the car in front! As he slammed on the breaks my best friend went flying forwards causing her to come off her seat and hurting her back!
If you ever decide to take a bus ride, I recommend to just be cautious of how they drive. This could have just been the one driver that was a bit dodgy but it’s better to be safe than sorry ‘ey.
At the place we got off the bus there was a mini shopping area, inside this shopping area was a massage chair, Grace, Ossia and I all had a turn on it each and it definitely did it’s job!
The next day, Myself, Grace and Ossia decided to get a gym membership at our hotels gym and sports area. This meant we had access to the sauna, jacuzzi, steam room, gym and other things within the gyms facilities. We went in the jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Later on that evening was Ossia’s 18th surprise, which was the Cabana at Papagayos to have a meal there. We had to book this in advance as they tend to get filled up quite quickly. We had our meal then later went to the clubbing strip, we went to Joyces, Oasis, Rah Rahs, Rags and Tramps. In my opinion, Rah Rahs seemed quite umm, different to me, it had a strip club next door to it and it was placed above a brothel type place which one of the rep men outside told us that it was. After being at Tramps, we decided to call it a night, we got into a taxi and Ossia decided to speak Spanish to the taxi driver the whole way home, we ended up getting in at 2:30am.
We spent the next morning playing card games on the sofa. Later that day, Grace, Ossia and I went over to the Beverly Hills Club to use the gym there as the membership we bought can be used in more than one place.
Within the first 2 minutes we were there, the fire alarm went off so we had to be evacuated from the building…turns out, it was just a test. After the gym, we went back to the hotel, had our showers, played more games and Sarah and Paul made us a lovely homemade tuna pasta bake.
On the Thursday we were there, we hired a mini bus and went up “El Teide”. We did a few stops on the way but it took an entire day of driving up it.
We went 2050m!!! At the point we were it started snowing because we were so high up, the views were incredible, so beautiful and picturesque. We were out for almost 12 hours! As Paul did all the driving myself, Erin and Ossia decided to cook baked beans, hot dogs and some toast as it was something quick and easy to do before bed.
The next day was mine and Ossia’s last full day! We all decided to go to Las Americas where we went to Charlottes Cocktail bar and Papagayos. It was such a lovely day/evening, I rode my penny board along the seafront too which was just a lovely moment to take in, especially with the crisp air and scenery, it was just perfect. We went back to the hotel and at 11:30pm Paul drove myself, Ossia and Grace to the clubbing strip for our final evening out. We saw a McDonalds food fight happen where the drinks and chicken nuggets flew EVERYWHERE!
We also saw an actual fight happen too where the police turned up. We ended up being out till 4am!
The next day was mine and Ossia’s time to go home. we spent some time by the pool before having to go. Grace, Erin, Sarah and Paul were staying for longer as they were having christmas in Tenerife. It was Christmas Eve when Ossia and I flew home!
I honestly had the bestest time in Tenerife! One of the best Vacations I had ever been on so far! The experience was amazing, saying goodbye to Grace, Paul, Sarah and Erin was emotional because it was such a good holiday and felt like I got closer to Grace and Her Dad as they are like family to me! There was so many things I experience for the first time, such as a road trip, going up a volcano, going into a sauna and steam room (it may not sound like much, but it’s trying new things)
Tenerife was certainly a wonderful adventure and I wouldn’t hesitate to go back! Truly amazing!!