Bahía del Duque, Canary Islands

Located in the south of Tenerife, the colonial-style Bahía del Duque is set on a sprawling estate, edging the caramel-hued sands of El Duque BeachFriday, 10 March 2017

By National Geographic Traveller The Collection

Located in the south of Tenerife, the colonial-style Bahía del Duque is set on a sprawling estate, edging the caramel-hued sands of El Duque Beach.

Blurring interior and exterior, the palm-flanked spa is all about natural textiles and indigenous materials — think cream Tosca lava stone, woven grasses and pale wood. The exclusive treatment menu is based on local island resources, such as marine botanicals, banana leaf, citrus extracts, volcanic lava and aloe vera.

A wide selection of face and body treatments includes everything from Natura Bisse facials, bamboo body scrubs and algae detox wraps to Vichy showers, anti-cellulite body treatments and massages — deep tissue, hot stone, Quirogolf, reflexology and lymphatic drainage, among others.

A highlight is the open-air thalassotherapy circuit, taking guests from the chromotherapy pool and Turkish hammam to saunas, Scottish showers and water massage beds, finishing with the bracing coldwater pool — the contrasting temperatures helping to boost blood flow and circulation. What’s more, the therapeutic benefits of Atlantic seawater — heated to a tension-melting temperature — are incorporated.

In addition to 20 therapy rooms, five outdoor cabanas and four Thai treatment rooms, there are also two private suites (one for couples), each with its own private terrace and relaxation area, hammam and hydrotherapy bath. In terms of fitness, there’s a kinesis gym, with a variety of stretching, aquagym, spinning or aerobic classes, plus a Chi studio for Pilates, yoga and meditation.

In addition, a physiotherapy area specialises in speeding up recovery times. Outdoors, there’s a squash court, two tennis courts and two paddle courts, or the option to join a guided botanical walk.

With 387 rooms, including 58 suites and 40 villas, the hotel design gives a nod to the island’s early 20th-century architecture, with lots of charming, tiny hideaways. Among its exclusive services, guests can enjoy five pools — one filled with saltwater — and eight restaurants serving international haute cuisine.

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The Soothing Aloe and Banana Leaves Ritual uses natural, indigenous ingredients to repair and rehydrate sun-exposed skin

Need to know

Key Treatments

• Soothing Aloe and Banana
Leaf Ritual
• Garoé Ritual
• Diamond Rose Ritual
• O2 Awakening
• Carboxi-Express
• Maxi-Firm Body Citric
• Mother Tenderness
• Royal Citrus Experience

Key Facilities

• 35-metre thalassotherapy pool
• 20 treatment rooms, 5 outdoor cabanas, 3 thalassotherapy rooms,
2 private spa suites
• Physiotherapy area
• Kinesis gym and Chi studio
• Garden Cafe Restaurant

Contact Information

bahia-duque.com
T: +34 922 74 69 32
E: reservations@bahia-duque.com

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