If you want a quiet, secluded vacation with no hassles in a small boutique hotel, Royal Gardens Villas Hotel in Tenerife is your choice. A set of villas attached to each other offer you a 5-star delight that includes your own private swimming pool (small, true, but enough to leisure around with a glass of champagne), separate living room and bedroom; if you are in the mood for cooking a kitchen is provided. There is also a small gym. The hotel property has only 28 villas and you rarely run into other guests outside of breakfast. You can genuinely feel like royalty here.
The hotel has an excellent restaurant with some exquisite fish dishes that is worth trying (but why is it located in the basement with no windows?). The view from the terrace and the rest of the hotel is amazing: you can see the country side, mountains and the ocean. If you are into golf, you have come to the right place: the course is just across the street and the hotel will make all the necessary arrangements. The nearest beach is a bit of a walk but try to see it as a good chance to exercise, especially coming back when you have to mount a humongous hill. This is a true gem in the south of the island, far away from those all-inclusive hotel complexes.