Palacio de Isora. Great family vacation in the Canaries

Resently inaugurated the Palacio de Isora resort, which belongs to the premium brand of the world’s largest hotel chain, Sol Melia, has already won numerous accolades and is ranked among the top 10 in the Canaries.

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Location and infrastructure

Architect Alvaro Sanz conceived it as a palace in a strict neoclassical style, but with the most modern design inside. A funny but quite harmonious contrast came out: you enter a building with strict proportions, straight lines and white columns and find yourself in a hall with cosmically streamlined couches and a huge dome under which a flock of sparkling fish-modules is hanging in the air.

Just behind it there is an open patio with light-music fountains, pools, lots of snow-white chairs and deckchairs. Walk a little further and you’ll reach the viewpoint where you can see the whole resort with its lush gardens, thatched gazebos, lakes and the grandiose pool – the biggest in the Canary Islands – at your fingertips. A veritable 5,000 square metre inland sea with heated salt water, an artificial lagoon, two hydromassage areas and 70 underwater sun lounges – a serious competitor to the cooler Atlantic and the hotel’s small, shallow pebble beach.

Room stock

For the most demanding guests inside the Palacio de Isora Resort, there is a separate adults-only boutique Red Level Hotel. In addition to suites with Jacuzzi on the terrace and villas with pools, it offers additional VIP services: a separate lounge with its own reception desk, 24-hour concierge service and personal butler service, private pools and business center with a library, priority reservation in restaurants and SPA.

A special service at Palacio de Isora also exists for families – there are 22 Family Concierge rooms. Guests staying in these rooms have the opportunity to receive expedited check-in and check-out, and all their needs and requests are handled by a dedicated concierge, a family vacation specialist. In addition, a separate lounge with children’s play areas and a baby bar is available.

Meals and restaurants

However, children’s menus and high chairs are available at all of the resort’s restaurants, from the relaxed Oasis Pool Grille to the gastronomic Calima, which is run by two Michelin-starred Dani Garcia. The Spanish chef has dedicated his new project in Tenerife to culinary experimentation: his concept Cocinaconrradicion (‘Tradition and Contradiction’) pairs classic Spanish recipes and innovative techniques with consistently mouth-watering results.

Pools and beaches

Palacio de Isora has its own beach, 5 adult and 2 children’s pools, fitness center, tennis courts, mini golf, water sports, diving, and there are golf courses nearby. The hotel organizes excursions, boat trips, fishing trips, all sorts of show programs, cooking classes, dancing lessons, floristry classes.

According to legend, the name YHI was the goddess of life and light who awakened beauty in the world. Specialists of YHI SPA continue her glorious work with the help of ancient traditional rituals, modern technology and natural cosmetic products Madala YHI SPA, created by ayurvedic brand Sundari especially for this network.

The Palacio de Isora has an indoor pool with unusual blue backlighting, 5 massage rooms, whirlpools, all kinds of saunas, including herbal aroma steam, a variety of showers – from aroma and thermal to chromotherapy, and a special float pool with steep saline solution, the density of which reminds water of the Dead Sea. It allows you to immerse yourself in a state of near weightlessness, a procedure which is extremely beneficial for the joints, skin and finding inner harmony.

Leisure

There is also a unique eco-SPA zone: a Zen garden with a pavilion for meditation, open terraces for exotic massages and showers and baths located in the middle of the blossoming garden. All kinds of Oriental health-improving practices, yoga and taichi are also offered here.

The basic programs of YHI SPA are classical Ayurvedic rituals. For example, the famous Shirodhara – an incredibly pleasant procedure during which warm oil is slowly poured onto your forehead, allowing you to relax and finally get rid of all unpleasant thoughts; a special massage Abhyanga, awakening inner energy; Mandala Experience body treatment combining stone therapy and aroma massage. The Ayurvedic programme is completed by treatments created in accordance with the local traditions of health and beauty using local resources: seaweed, salt and minerals, volcanic stones and mud, flowers and herbs of Tenerife.

In addition to the wellness programmes of Palacio de Isora, you may order therapeutic menus in its restaurants: dishes with special spices intensifying the therapeutic effect of procedures, herbal teas, juices and elixirs.

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Palacio de Isora

Gran Melia Palacio de Isora Resort & Spa, Alcalá