Pedal & Paddle Combo
Dare to do something a little different on your holiday @Pearly Grey? Join our fabulous, professional guide, Antonio for our e-bike, kayak & paella experience.
This is the ultimate summer experience, very special and truly unforgettable! Experience the beauty of El Puertito. This will be one of the best, if not THE best day of your Pearly Grey holiday in Tenerife!
We start the day on the e-bikes and cycle to a small coastal hidden gem. It is around a 30 minute cycle past the banana plantations and as the road winds down, you feel the wind blowing in your face, the magical views engross you and the feeling of total freedom of being on holiday takes over.
We do cheat a bit as cycling with the e-bikes is much easier than cycling on a traditional bike, so you don’t have to be super fit at all, the electric bike helps you tackle the hills.
Once we arrive, we start our kayaking adventure. We went kayaking for around an hour around the beautiful bay. We had a chance to jump off and swim in the crystal clear waters. This was just incredible, a real unique experience and managed to do a bit of exercise as well.
We had built up quite an appetite after our adventurous morning, so we all really enjoyed delicious Paella and Canarian potatoes in the local restaurant, with splendid views of the coast and cliffs. Cheers to you all! What a delicious lunch!
Once finished, we cycled back to Pearly Grey, enjoying the magnificent views once again and a feeling of accomplishment and gratitude for these fabulous times.
At Pearly Grey, we like to support local businesses and this tour makes a difference to our locals who really appreciate our custom. We believe in looking after the environment and being eco-friendly and incorporate this into our specialised trips around our beautiful island.
If you would like to book this tour, please get in touch and let the adventure begin!
Karin’s tips: Don’t forget your hat and sun cream, your swimming clothes of course and best to wear trainers for the bike ride if you have them. You don’t have to be fit; the e-bike does the hard work.
If you want to hire a traditional bike, this could also be an option.
Rescuing Children: Little Akhona
Akhona is the newest little girl to call Ingane Yami home.
She arrived at the Village a few days before the South African lockdown, on 8 March 2020.
When Akhona first arrived it was clear she was in dire need of some love and nurture. Her little body was covered in mole like spots, her tummy was too big for her frame and her one leg was larger then the other as a result of hormones she had been given at birth. She had just learnt to walk and was not confident to climb down steps, let alone go near the jungle gym.
For the first few months, during hard lock down, the only intervention we were able to give was that of a loving and secure home environment, a healthy balanced diet, and lots of love and attention from her mom and ‘big’ sister. Can you believe, that was enough to completely clear up her skin! Her tummy came into proportion and her entire countenance changed. In July, when we were able to go back to work, one of our social workers began working with Akhona on her gross and fine motor skills, under the guidance and advice of our volunteer O.T. Within a few weeks Akhona had gained tremendous confidence in her ability to run, jump and play.
Since joining the school full time in the beginning of the year, Akhona has continued to grow from strength to strength. She has come out of her quiet and timid shell and is expressing herself more and more, both verbally and in her body language. As Akhona is now learning both English and Zulu, she has developed her own mix of Zulu-English that only her teacher and mom really understand; with some words being crystal clear, and others ending up as a proper mash-up! Her gross motor and fine motor skills have made tremendous progress as she is now able to run, climb on the jungle gym and swing on the swing! She is forever asking her teacher to push her “higher, higher!”; something she would have never had the confidence to ask for a few months ago. Her ballet teacher also cannot believe the improvements, as she’s able to balance on one leg and stand on her tiptoes.
Akhona is truly a beautiful little girl, with so much potential! Restoration is something that happens gradually, year after year. We have already seen so much healing and restoration in her life already and we cannot wait to see that continue to take place in the months and years ahead.
Vilaflor Trikes & Wine Tasting
A massive thank you to Ian & María @boom_trikes_tenerife your tapas & wine tasting tour at @bodega1242 is awesome @pearlygreyoceanclub #Tenerife
Vilaflor wine tasting on trike tour!
If you are looking for something fun, different and memorable to do, then don’t look any further!
This exciting day out has something for everyone!
You are picked up at 11am by Boom Trikes Tenerife, Maria and Ian are just fabulous and so friendly and knowledgeable. I was really excited, as this was my first time on a Trike and it was really amazing from start to finish. I can only compare it to being on a boat, with the wind in your face and a feeling of utter freedom as you zoom along the roads, with gorgeous views in all directions. People stop and wave you on as you buzz past, making a memorable experience on its own.
But the trike was just the first part, we stopped at an incredible lookout area where Ian shared some of his interesting knowledge about our beautiful island and its history. This was really worthwhile.
We then stopped at an aloe vera shop, where the lady cut open an aloe plant and showed us which part of the plant is used for all their products. We then got to sample the products, which was fabulous, as I personally love aloe vera products.
After that, continued our journey up and up towards the lovely village of Vilaflor, which is the highest village in Tenerife.
The views are breath taking as you go further and further up the mountain.
We reached the Bodega and it is really authentic. Wooden barrels outside and a lovely cosy atmosphere inside. We were welcomed by the manager and we sat down and started the wine tasting. We were lucky enough to hear some of the locals playing their folk songs too.
We tasted 7 wines and 2 liqueurs, so 9 in total, so this is really worth it and it wasn’t just a small mouthful, he poured us a really good measure, so we got a great taste of each wine and left feeling very happy. J
Luckily we didn’t have to drive and had our chauffeurs to drive us home, that’s the best part!
After a little tour around the bodega, we mounted back on the trikes and enjoyed the ride back, looking at the impressionable scenery and feeling fabulous after an incredible day out.
Karin’s tips: You will go 1242 metres above sea level, hence the name of the Bodega, so take warm clothes and closed shoes if you have, as it may get a bit chilly up there and also when on the bike. Great to have a jacket with, but they do give you a jacket if you don’t have one, so don’t worry!
Back to school at Ingane Yami
There were smiles all around as the Ingane Yami children went back to school on Monday!
After South Africa experienced it’s second wave of the COVID pandemic, the South African Minister of Education made the decision to hold-off sending children to school. Our teachers immediately took action, putting together “home school” type packs that the children could work on from home. Our moms, once again, became the teachers, and the children started “school” on the 17th of January from their home. The schoolwork carried on, but it’s just not the same as going into the classroom!
Thus everyone was VERY excited when we were given the green light to start “real school” again!
Our Grade 1s have a brand-new school room (our OT room converted), and the Grade R’s were beaming at being in the big school for the first time! Aunty Gaby has a busy schedule: her class consists of Grade 3s, 4s and 5s this year; something she is able to manage due to the small numbers in each class, and our ACE learn-at-your-own-pace system.
Because so many of our children did not have the privilege of early childhood education, some of our children are not in the appropriate grade for their age. The learn-at-your-own-pace system allows our children a chance to catch up when they are behind. Gaby will be fast-tracking a few of our Grade 4s and all of the Grade 5s in order to give them an opportunity to catch up.
Only our oldest boy, Andile, has yet to start school. He is in Grade 9 this year, and so is attending a government high school. In time, we would love to see a High School at the Village, but with such a large age gap between Andile and the next grade, it didn’t make sense to start a High School now.
As for extra murals, the girls have all resumed ballet, though the classes are held via zoom; and our boys are itching to start gymnastics again!
Although life still feels different under COVID, our children have adapted amazingly. They, like all of us, have always learnt to appreciate the small things. The simple joy of being able to go back to school becomes a big thing; definitely something worth smiling about!
Pearly Grey to reopen 4th September
Pearly Grey Ocean Club will soon be reopening and welcoming guests back to our resort.
Our team at Pearly Grey are implementing the precautionary cleaning measures to ensure the safety of all our guests and staff, which are paramount to us. All the apartments will be rigorously cleaned and sanitised as well as all the high contact points throughout the hotel. Hand Sanitisers have also been placed around the resort.
In August 2020 we will be doing a partial reopening with limited services and facilities. Guests will have access to the swimming pool and sundecks, and Jazzy Hair & Beauty Salon will be open. But Quo and The Edge restaurants will remain closed as will the gymnasium. Daytime entertainment will also be unavailable due to the restrictions on interaction between guests.
On 4th September we will be officially open again with all services available apart from the gymnasium, which will remain closed for the time being. Daytime entertainment will also still be unavailable.
Members Only Promotions
Starting on 4th September until 2nd October we are offering our members two exclusive promotions. When you book a week’s accommodation you can select from these two options:
- Book your rental week and get a second week FREE.
- Book your rental week and get a second apartment FREE for your friends or family.
These offers are not subject to any marketing promotion and are exclusive to Pearly Grey members only. Valid for new reservations only and subject to availability.
To reserve your accommodation please email email@example.com.
Break Away 30% Deal
To celebrate our reopening, we are offering a 30% discount on our full range of self-catering apartments throughout the month of September. You can find out more about this special offer by clicking HERE.
We will be adding more promotions as we get closer to opening so please keep an eye on our special offers page as we update it. This offer is subject to availability
Callao Salvaje Farmacia receives recognition
Throughout the COVID-19 lockdown, the girls at Farmacia Callao Salvaje have remained open to serve the local community. M. Del Mar and her team Lali and Carolina have been on hand to offer help and dispense medication to all the residents of Callao Salvaje and surrounding areas.
In recognition of their dedication to the welfare of the local community, Pearly Grey Ocean Club and RCI have combined to offer 2 x free bonus weeks at any of RVC’s worldwide resorts.
Pearly Grey Resort Manager Ana Alvarez recently visited the girls at the Farmacia to award them with their RVC certificates.
These Resort Vacation Certificates allow the girls free accommodation at any of their resorts worldwide. They can stay close to home and travel to Lanzarote or they can travel to Hawaii, and with so many resorts to choose from the most difficult part will be deciding where to go.
At Pearly Grey we are committed to our employees and our local community #TogetherWeCan
We would also like to give special thanks to RCI for working with us and sponsoring the free weeks accommodations.
We look forward to finding out where the girls decide to go and also hearing about their holidays.
Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Pearly Grey Ocean Club, like many other resorts in The Canary Islands (Spain) are closely monitoring all ongoing developments regarding the Coronavirus as this situation continues to evolve.
Our primary focus is on following the recommendations of health authorities and governmental directives during this unprecedented period.
As the situation has evolved Pearly Grey has temporarily closed the resort following a decree from the Spanish Government. As it stands, this enforced closure will be in place up to at least 26/04/2020.
During this time our team have been working on helping our members and guests with reservations during this time to either cancel or re-book their accommodation.
To facilitate this Pearly Grey has introduced a temporary FREE cancellation waiver so that all members and guests with reservations during this period have the flexibility and peace of mind to cancel and/or re-book their week/s for dates later in the year (subject to availability). For guests who select to re-book for dates later this year, the re-booking process will also be free of charge.
We appreciate that not everyone will want to or be able to travel later this year, so we are also allowing members and guests to re-book their accommodation into 2021, providing additional options and sense of security.
Airlines too, face a time of uncertainty. Most airlines have temporarily grounded their planes and cancelled all their scheduled flights throughout the European and Worldwide holiday destinations. Nobody knows exactly when flight schedules will return to normal service. However, some airlines are already promoting deals to fly to Tenerife in June this year. You can be assured that Pearly Grey and our team will be ready to welcome you back to our resort once the current travel restrictions are lifted.
At the resort
Although the resort and all our facilities are currently closed, many of our team are working from home. Our administration team are assisting members and guests with the cancellation and re-booking process. The management team are in constant dialog to ensure that we have the best strategies to survive this situation and ensure our members and guests will continue to enjoy all that Pearly Grey has to offer.
Our social media team are keeping the Facebook page updated with some fun stuff and its great to see our members and guests getting involved too. Please check it out at https://www.facebook.com/pearlygrey/.
We appreciate all your trust and support and we look forward to welcoming you all back to Pearly Grey in the near future. Take care and above all stay safe.
Ingane Yami Golf Tournament Update
Based on the evolving COVID-19 pandemic that is sweeping across the globe, Pearly Grey Ocean Club have decided to cancel this year’s 11th annual Ingane Yami Golf Tournament. After much deliberation and with very heavy hearts the decision was made to cancel this prestigious event in order to protect the health of guests as well as prevent the spread of the virus.
The tournament, which last year raised over €21,000 for the Ingane Yami Children’s Village, provides a fun and sociable way for people to donate to a worthy cause while enjoying the stunning scenery of the Costa Adeje Golf Course. The day long tournament includes a delicious lunch, a raffle and an auction making it a much-anticipated event on the Tenerife golfing scene, attracting avid golfers from across the globe.
“We are in this together and next year we will return stronger than ever to enjoy this wonderful initiative and give back to the children of Ingane Yami.”
James Beckley, Resort Director of Pearly Grey Ocean Club
Of course, the cancellation of this event doesn’t mean that you cannot show your support for Ingane Yami Children’s Village, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. An organization close to our hearts, we have been fundraising for Ingane Yami for 11 years. Each year, dedicated volunteers rely on donations and support to ensure that each orphaned child affected by the AIDS crisis receives the love, care and resources they need to flourish. Every little helps, especially in times like these.
Giving back is one of the most beautiful experiences in life. If you feel like donating, here are the ways in which you can help:
– Make a donation, large or small every help is greatly appreciated
– Sponsor a child and follow them on their journey
– Volunteer in the village itself and see first-hand the positive impact you can have
– Purchase one of our artisan South African bags available at the Pearly Grey reception.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our media partners, Oasis FM, Tenerife Magazine and Canarian Weekly who work hard to spread the word about this positive initiative.
Next year’s tournament will be show stopping and we are excited to be able to welcome you all back to the sunny shores of Tenerife soon.
For those of you who were there last year or for those who might be interested in coming along next year, below is a highlights video from the 2019 tournament……..
Our amazing diverse island offers each visitor the opportunity to see its best version for the selected ones to explore. Once you sojourn your coastal sunbathing routines and adventure up to the mountain top the “bucket list” adventure starts to begin.
Elegant Excursions have organised for you this fine-tuned experience. Not unlike Teide By Night yet with a different essence. We head up in the early evening to the Corona Forestal nature reserve area of the national park. “The crown jewel” of the national park awaits you with its endless 360 views and breath-taking scenery. The volcanic nature is at your fingertips and footsteps, the spectacular woodland surrounding Teide National Park. This is the largest protected area in the Canary Islands with the finest samples of pine forests and mountain vegetation in Tenerife.
There are plenty of stops and even a coffee break where you can also purchase some delicious handcrafted preserves and liquors. Make sure your Batteries are charged up on your electronic devices and you will not stop clicking away at the amazing photo opportunities.
The full photo album can be viewed
The tour is professionally guided by a friendly fully trained official guide who will divulge in detail about all the interesting facts on flora, fauna, geology, geography… so many more magical topics of the canaries. I have been living here for 25 years and I still walked away learning!
Together with a “Cava served sunset” you can only dream about; you will be taken to a mountain restaurant to enjoy a tapas dinner where you can choose your tasty local delights.
The grand finale to this experience is the Stargazing experience where a telescope will be set up for you. The stars and the moon with the naked eye are so special but the scope provides the icing on the cake! The guide will show you the magic of our mysterious sky…… I leave the rest of the story for you to discover…… A stunning Tenerife Experience!
Check Out the Rosa Center
Over here in Costa Adeje our little villages “Playa Paraiso and Callao Salvaje” are getting closer and closer. A couple of years ago we connected with a bridge and now we have our own NEW Shopping complex in Playa Parasio – Rosa Center! Which offers retail therapy on our door step! They are providing our guests with a free bus from Callao Salvaje daily to visit their three-storey shopping center. Our Tenerife Experience team took the time to jump on this 5 minutes bus ride to show you around….. So next time you are over on your holidays be sure to call to ask the reception team for a timetable.
The upper floor will soon offer international eateries overlooking their spectacular view of the local banana plantations……. A sight to see for sure!
Checkout the girls video diary (below).
Well worth a visit, with some high street brands and some you may not know..!!
Hiking Santiago del Teide
Come take a Hike, drink some Wine and dine on some tasty local cuisine…. A perfect Day!
The Eco-friendly company Xwander will collect you at Pearly Grey reception and then transport you to the west coastal hills of Santiago del Teide. Your expert guide will share insights into the area’s climate, history and nature, pointing out interesting sights on the 30-minute drive to our destination.
Upon arrival you can take in the beautiful surroundings and learn about the history of winemaking on the island. Your guide will hand out locally sourced fruit, water and Nordic walking poles before commencing our pleasant hike across the unspoilt countryside. Along the route you will take in the lush views of the vineyards and fields with almond and fig trees. These delightful trees were one of the earliest domesticated fruit trees of the island, and they are found in abundance particularly in the fertile valleys of Santiago del Teide.
There will be ample opportunities to stop to feast your eyes on the beautiful landscape and take photos so don’t forget your camera. The 4-kilometre hike will take approximately 2-3 hours, walking together at a comfortable pace (if you can manage a few up’s and downs and a little rough terrain you will find this track a pleasure to conquer as did I).
Past the village of Valle de Arriba, you will stop by El Calvario de los Baldíos, holding centre stage is a shrine which marks the island’s last volcanic eruption in 1909. You will also learn about the fascinating geology of the island from your guide. Rambling in a group gives even the lone adventurer the opportunity to try a slice of Tenerife’s natural Gems. So if your partner is not the walking type don’t let it stop you from this opportunity to join in.
After the Hike you will arrive back with the group at La Casona del Patio where it’s time to enjoy the charming on-site bodega for wine tasting with your local guide. You’ll learn how to taste wines like a pro and try three top quality wines from the island. Followed by a delicious three-course lunch in an idyllic 17th century building called La Casa Vieja. The local-style menu includes fresh bread, mojo sauce, homemade pumpkin soup, wood oven baked chicken, papas arrugadas and quesillo (Canarian style flan). An alternative wine produced in Adeje along with water are included with the meal.
Come take a day to escape the tourist trail and discover the real beauty of Tenerife. For bookings or more information please speak to my team in reception. They collect in Pearly Grey on Mondays and Thursdays. The all-inclusive price is great value @ €79.00 per person.
Ciao for now….
Gemma “Your roving Tenerife Experience influencer” 😉
Ingane Yami Golf Day 2019
On a near perfect Saturday 29th June 2019 Pearly Grey hosted their 10th anniversary annual Ingane Yami Golf Tournament at the Golf Costa Adeje on the south coast of Tenerife. Organised by the staff at Pearly Grey Ocean Club we were delighted to return for the seventh consecutive year to this fabulous golf course on the south coast of Tenerife.
The competition format was the 4-ball Texas Scramble, a popular team event and always a great choice for charity competitions. With all players assembled the tournament commenced with a shotgun start at 09:30, let the fun begin. The day provided ideal weather conditions for playing golf with a welcome cloud cover taking the heat out of what would have been a very hot day.
Each year we have the support of the local golfing societies who always bolster our numbers and ensure that the event has a good turnout.
Pearly Grey and Ingane Yami would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to all the players who turned up to play and help make our 10th anniversary a really great day.
A special thanks to Michael Setch and the Yellow Shirts Society, Legends Bar Golf Society and John Wilmott. We would also like to thank our Pearly Grey owners and guests who contributed 24 players to the tournament.
Thank you also to Chris Elkington for kindly promoting our tournament on OasisFM and Canarian Weekly.
This event would not be possible without our sponsors, many of you have been with us since our first tournament back in 2010 and your support is greatly appreciated. As always, we welcomed some new sponsors to the event and we hope you will be back with us next year.
The day was a great success and although we are still waiting for some money to come in we estimate the total amount raised to be around €21,000. We continue to be humbled by your generosity.
Our gold sponsor again this year was Girabebe SL who’s authorised Canary Island distributor Snacks & Drinks SL also provided a hospitality tent at the golf course with free drinks for everyone. A special mention also to Estrella Damm, Pipers Crisps, Gun Powder Gin, Thatchers Cider and Fever Tree for supplying all the refreshments for the day.
A full list of this year’s sponsors can be seen below;
|TREEHOUSE CHAYOFA||YORKSHIRE TEA||Jairedga|
|Nexus Gerry Graber||DQ EURO||GOLDEN GRAINS VARANINI|
|DM VEST TEXTILES||Cristalería Arona||CHENECH SOFTWARE|
|CICOM||CC SIAM MALL||COCA COLA|
|RCI||CARPINTERIA ALCASA||MANTENITEX SERVICIOS|
|Regency Country Club||Banca March||O’HARAS BEER|
|GANDIA BLASCO||Higinio Tabares||Mármoles Tolomar|
|SERCATÉ||Santana Abogados||ASES INSTALACIONES|
|ESTRELLA DAMM||Marcos Cabrera||DON SIMON|
|Connection Money Ltd||Asesoría Tensur Canarias||PERONI|
|CENTRO COMERCIAL El Mirador||TOLDOS LAGUNA||PIPERS CRISPS|
|MUNDO MENAJE||GIRABEBE SL||SNACKS AND DRINKS SL|
|ROSSO SUL MARE||EDINBURGH GIN||LA CASA DEL BILLAR|
|SUN VALLEY||BEST LOGISTICS||HARDYS WINE|
We would also like to thank the many companies and individuals who donated prizes and gifts that helped to make the raffle and auction a great success;
|FARMACIA CALLAO SALVAJE||MHT||HOTEL JARDIN TECINA|
|TAMARAN JEEP||BUENAVISTA GOLF COURSE||FRED OLSEN SL|
|SPAWELL PLUS||GARDEN DESIGN||GOLF DEL SUR|
|DIAL AN EXCHANGE||GOLF COSTA ADEJE||TENERIFE PEARL|
|JUNGLE PARK||DIAL AN EXCHANGE||AQUALAND|
|GOLF SHOP CANARIAS||ROYAL DELFIN||FUENTE ALTA|
|FREEBIRD ONE||PETER LUYTEN||TELERIFICO DEL TEIDE|
|SHOWTIME||HARD ROCK HOTEL||SNACKS AND DRINKS SL|
|VIAJES NERE IZERDIE||RCI||PEARLY GREY|
|JAZZY SALON||ORIGINS WELLNESS||REYDIMOBEL|
|GOLF COSTA ADEJE||THE EDGE TERRACE BAR||SPAWELLPLUS|
|SUNCARE CENTRAL||QUO RESTAURANT||WEST TENERIFE|
|LORO PARQUE||POULS AUTOS||KAYAKING|
|SIAM PARK||AQUALAND||BLUE JACK SAIL|
|BUENAVISTA GOLF||TEIDE BY NIGHT|
The winner’s prizes of Golf Bags were sponsored by Paul Smith of Golf Shop Canarias.
The prizes for nearest the pin and longest drive Golf Ball Boxes were donated by Costa Adeje Golf Shop.
The overall team competition winners were;
A full list of results can be viewed here
Nearest the pin winners were;
Hole 16 – Sandra Bell
Hole 14 – Kevin Spence
Hole 10 – Martin Shaw
Hole 7 – Chris Beale
Hole 5 – Paul Brattan
Hole 2 – Martin Carruthers
Longest drive men’s winner – Patrick Davies
Longest drive women’s winner – Dawn Shaw
Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone who participated. We hope to see you back for Ingane Yami 2020.
All social media coordinated by John Beckley and CanaryPR
Special thanks again to our official golf day photographer Alexandru Arhire.
All the tournament photos can be viewed here.
Just a few of the photos but click on the FlickR logo above to see all the photos