Costa Adeje is the newest resort area in Tenerife, a coastline swathe of plush hotels and modern attractions. It’s where much of the recent development money has been poured in, to create a distinctly upmarket area for families and couples. World-class hotels like the Bahia del Duque and the Sheraton La Caleta are the accommodation stars of the area; glitzy pamper palaces catering for the discerning sunseekers. Although you’ll still find a few pie-and-pint pubs, the majority of bars and restaurants in Costa Adeje prefer chic to cheap, classy to sassy. From sushi to spaghetti, fish to fajitas, more than a dozen different nationalities are represented, including some damn fine creative Canarian cuisine. Costa Adeje beaches too, tend to be newer, and with better facilities both onshore and offshore. If you can muster the energy, you can try your hand at windsurfing, sailing, surfing, water-skiing, jet biking and parascending amongst others. Playa del Duque is one of the best beaches, although families with small children may prefer the calmer waters of Playa Fanabe, just around the headland.