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TENERIFE · N. 9 · 2021

A B A M A

RESORT RESORT NEWS9 NEWS “Close to you”

Abama Solidaria

Working in partnership with Guía de Isora to help all the area’s citizens.

Abama Resort

Our ongoing development is the largest project in the Canary Islands.

Abama Wellness

New projects and offers to approach healthier living in 2021.

Cathaysa Vargas An interview with the Social Wellness Minister of Guía de Isora


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Index Welcome Pag 4

Community

Those who stay Abama Solidaria Interview: Cathaysa Vargas Pag 6

Abama in the news Pag 16

Properties

Los Jardines de Abama launch Designed to work in paradise Show home launch: Las Villas del Tenis Resorts: the ultimate safe investment The largest project in the Canary Islands: Abama Pag 20

Wellness

Bach Care Xuan Lan Yoga Training programs Pag 30

Leisure Pag 36

Market

Broker summary 2020 International market summary Pag 40

Golf

Ski champion Michaela Gerg seeks Tenerife accommodation in winter Abama Golf Pag 46

Las Terrazas

Las Terrazas de Abama: among the best 5 star hotels in Tenerife Pag 54


Welcome! 2020 has been a year truly unlike any we’ve seen before. The entire world has faced an unprecedented and unexpected situation that has presented us with tremendous challenges. Our global interconnectedness means that every corner of the world has been touched by the pandemic. Tenerife is no exception. We have experienced the economic, social, and health crises that everyone has, and been forced to improvise and prioritize in a way we never thought we would have to. It has been difficult. But we have had the opportunity, throughout the year, to marvel at the ways humans find solutions in difficult times. We have discovered that we are resilient, creative, and able to work together for the common good. Most importantly, we have been reminded that our health, one of the most important gifts we have, should never be taken for granted.

We have used this year to reflect on the things that are truly important to us, and set these as the foundation for everything we do going forward. As you’ll see below, we have launched new initiatives in wellness, health, and community in 2020 that reflect these priorities and will guide us in the right direction. As we close out this year with many uncertainties still on the table, we hope we will take with us into 2021 a willingness to keep thinking about our loved ones, our neighbors, and our whole community, and finding ways to keep working for the good of the whole. We are always stronger together. Elodie Casolà

Director of Marketing & Communication Arum Group


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THOSE WHO STAY

T HOSE W HO STAY T

here’s a confirmed trend this year among prospective

Earlier this year, some 30 of Abama’s owners chose to spend

a home, whether primary or secondary. For some this means

from a variety of different countries, professions, and ages,

buyers at Abama: all are reconsidering their priorities in

having more space, for some it means having access to a

private garden or pool, for others it means looking at the leisure options available.

For everyone, there is a new general question to answer: is this a place I could live if my movements were limited?

They’ve also relayed that there was a real feeling of community here, rather than isolation, throughout the confinement.

lockdown at their second homes here in the resort. Hailing they had nonetheless made the same decision. Curious

about the reasons, we spoke with one Irish couple in their

forties about their choice to remain at Abama rather than return to their primary residence, and their experience in general during these strange times.

Their reasons were many, but in answer to our question about

whether there was one overall driver of their decision, they said, “In Ireland, we live in the middle of a city, without a

garden, and we believed that, given the situation, we would benefit from the tranquility of the atmosphere at Abama.”

It’s a sentiment we’ve heard echoed by many of our owners.

They’ve also relayed that there was a real feeling of community here, rather than isolation, throughout the confinement. It’s something we’re very happy to hear, because our entire

team made our owners’ comfort their top priority through the communication and actions of our Abama Prestige Owners’ Club and the team at Las Terrazas.

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ABAMA SOLIDARIA

Abama Solidaria

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s proud members of the Guía de Isora community,

To channel our help, we established Abama Solidaria,

for ways that we can stand together with the rest of

local community. Though the health crisis helped us

Abama’s top priority in 2020 has been looking

the island. Fortunately, we have great partners in local government who have been working tirelessly to

address the needs of all citizens, and who had plenty of ideas about where we could lend a hand.

a permanent initiative whose aim is to support our to define the organization’s actions this year, we hope it will be an avenue for even broader initiatives in the future.

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In May, Abama Solidaria donated 2,700 kilos of food,

Abama Solidaria also launched a donation drive to

products to the local government to be distributed to

actions the organization undertakes. We have been

6,500 diapers, and a variety of personal hygiene

contribute additional funds to this program and future

families affected by the crisis. And in September, we

overwhelmed by the generous donations of our owners

donated 25 tablets to the government’s new tablet lending program, designed to provide equal access

and friends of the resort, and we’re happy to say that other companies on the island have also joined in,

and educational opportunities to children unable to

donating tablets to the program as well.

equipment.

This outpouring of support has really touched our

participate in digital learning because of a lack of

hearts and motivated us as we plan our Christmas

action for December and more for the coming year. If you’re looking for a worthy cause to which to donate,

please consider this one! As Social Wellness Minister Cathaysa Vargas explains in the video below, more help is always needed.

To channel our help, we established Abama Solidaria, a permanent initiative whose aim is to support our local community.

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INTERVIEW WITH CATHAYSA VARGAS

CATHAYSA VARGAS INTERVIEW

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oming into this year, Cathaysa Vargas, the Social Wellness Minister of Guía de Isora, our municipality, could have never known what was awaiting her. Her full slate of programs, designed to help the area’s most vulnerable populations, was already prepared. But a few short months into 2020, it was clear that priorities would have to be adjusted to adapt to our surreal new conditions.

We sat down with Ms. Vargas to talk about everything that has happened this year and the concrete steps Guía de Isora has taken to care for its citizens. We have been incredibly impressed by the government’s ability to identify and address the most important needs of the population, and its agility in finding solutions. +

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Demand for luxury homes in Spain is growing + READ THE ARTICLE

Abama: the jewel of the Canary Islands + READ THE ARTICLE

Awards for Las Terrazas de Abama + READ THE ARTICLE

Working remotely in the Canary Islands + READ THE ARTICLE

The privileges of buying at Abama + READ THE ARTICLE

Wins at the International Hotel Awards 2020 + READ THE ARTICLE

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Trending in the Netherlands: buying plots in Spain

Househunters return to the safety of nature + READ THE ARTICLE

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Ranking of the best golf courses in Spain Corona und Immobilien

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Recipes from Melvin restaurant + READ THE ARTICLE

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LOS JARDINES DE ABAMA LAUNCH

LOS JA R DI N E S DE A BA M A LAUNCH

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n mid-November, 2020, we were delighted to finally launch our Los Jardines de Abama show apartment, opening this incredible residence to visitors and owners awaiting the delivery of their new properties.

To celebrate, we invited Juan Lima Coderch, Jorge Coderch Figueroa, and Alejandro Afonso Coderch, the principal architects from the project, to give us a video tour of the property. Their firm, Coderch Urbanismo y Arquitectura, has been fundamental in laying out the vision for Los Jardines, and they were the perfect people to tell us how this project will complement the rest of the resort. We also filmed a short interview with one of the agents from RE/MAX, who offered the client perspective on what makes these homes attractive and the kinds of families that this new project is bringing in.

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DESIGNED TO WORK IN PARADISE

paradise

DESIGNED TO WORK IN

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orking from home is a growing trend worldwide,

Abama’s architects aren’t the only ones dedicating

future may be uncertain, we do have some control

had a number of initiatives going since before the

intensified by the current health crisis. While the

over how and where we work. Requirements include having critical technology in place, a high-speed

Internet connection, and a secluded location without distractions, but after several months of remote work,

you may have found that additional items have made it onto your wish list.

thought to remote work. The Tenerife government has

health crisis. Its efforts to support the establishment of more digital talent on the island can be seen in

organizations like Tenerife Work & Play. If you’re

considering a permanent move into the remote world, start here!

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The impact of environment on work quality is important,

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perspective, so we had three of the architectural

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and we wanted to consider it from a practical

teams responsible for ongoing real estate projects at Abama weigh in: Corona-Amaral Arquitectos; Virgilio Gutiérrez and Eustaquio Martínez; and architects

Coderch-Urbanismo. They weighed in on the working-

from-home trend, highlighting their top architectural priorities.

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SHOW HOME LAUNCH: LAS VILLAS DEL TENIS

SH OW H OM E L AUNCH:

LAS VILLAS DEL TENIS

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n the 10th of September we welcomed important

The event was a welcome chance to see some of

of The Council of Tenerife, and Josefa Mesa, the mayor

celebrate one of the achievements of the year that

local figures including Pedro Martín, the President

of Guía de Isora, to Abama for the launch of our Las Villas del Tenis show home. Those present enjoyed a tour of the fully furnished villa and its private swimming pool, terraces, and gardens.

These homes, designed by the same prize-winning architects who brought you our Bellevue villas, have

a modern aesthetic all their own. Featuring clean lines, light neutrals, and a carefully curated set of furnishings, they are the perfect place to relax in style.

Large windows and spacious terraces take maximum

advantage of the incredible views of the ocean and the island of La Gomera.

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the most important members of our community and bodes well for the future of the island.

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RESORTS: THE ULTIMATE SAFE INVESTMENT

R E SORTS

the ultimate safe investment O

ur experiences over the past months have opened

our eyes to a new reality, and our expectations about

security, mobility, leisure, and tourism have all been tested. In the realm of real estate, we’ve had the opportunity to examine our investment choices to see whether they hold

up under pressure, and whether they fit with the realignment of our priorities.

This same examination has been taking place in the real estate sector at large. We’ve been talking with experts

about the effects that these uncertain times have had on the global real estate market and, most importantly, where and

how people are looking to buy property as an investment. As ever, much depends on your goals and objectives, but

professionals agree that the niche market of resort property is a standout in terms of its ability to weather any kind of storm.

Resorts offer a unique combination of financial, logistical, and

practical advantages that independent homes do not. These

are particularly obvious under the circumstances in which we find ourselves, but their benefits won’t disappear once

we have overcome these difficult times. Factors like stable

pricing, security, and amenities will continue to be important no matter the context.

Looking to the future, our recent experience will inform our choices, but so will changes in the way we care for the

planet, work, and travel. What is certain is that there are some fundamental elements that no one investing should do without.

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THE LARGEST PROJECT IN THE CANARY ISLANDS: ABAMA

The largest project in the Canary Islands:

R

esilience is defined as the capacity to recover

quickly from a setback, but sometimes it just

means continuing to move forward in the face of

difficulties. And that’s what we have focused on at Abama this year.

Our entire team has worked hard to uphold our

commitments to our owners and to the island, and keep our development on track. We’re proud to say

that construction never stopped, not even for a day. We’re proud to say that short-term investment in this

project has increased to over €500 million, and that it has created more than 300 direct jobs. Our delivery

schedule has not changed, and we are working under all the Covid-19 safety protocols to protect our workers, staff, and residents.

Abama is currently the largest development in the Canary Islands. We have 5 different communities under construction, as well as a commercial and

social center, each with different architectural and

engineering teams. The result is a landscape that is transforming before our very eyes, and a project whose economic importance to the island is significant

The media have taken note, and a number of pieces

have come out this year featuring our Project Director, Carlos Server. An article in La Gaveta Económica highlighted the importance of attracting foreign

residents to the Canary Islands, while a primetime television report on Antena 3 explored the heightened

interest of Spanish nationals in buying a home in a resort like Abama.

We plan to continue moving forward in 2021, and can’t

wait to welcome all the residents who have chosen to call Abama home.

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BACH CARE

Abama Wellness 2020 has brought the importance of health home for so

We’re delighted to announce that early in 2021 we will

even before the pandemic, more and more people

to cleaner and healthier living. So many of our visitors

many of us, but we’re fortunate to live in a time when, have been trying to live better for longer. Tenerife’s astounding natural environment encourages us to

enjoy and protect the outdoors, and it makes us take better care of ourselves, too.

BACH CARE

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n absolute revolution in the field of cardiac care and prevention, Bach Care is a complete cardiac rehabilitation and prevention program centered around cutting-edge technology. The Bach Care doctors and technicians will be setting up a Cardiovascular Innovation Center, the only one of its kind in Spain, in The RitzCarlton, Abama in early 2021. They will offer separate packages for rehabilitation and prevention, taking advantage of all of Abama’s amazing facilities.

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launch Abama Wellness, a multi-pronged approach

and residents escape to Abama to enjoy pristine air and water, play golf, relax, or enjoy our world-class

spa. But Abama Wellness will offer packages and tools that take these escapes to a whole new level. Below are just teasers of what’s to come in 2021!


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XUAN LAN YOGA

Xuan Lan Yoga In February 2021 we hosted Xuan Lan Yoga at Las

Terrazas as part of our first Abama Wellness Week.

Xuan Lan is one of the most well-known yoga experts in Spain, with more than 1.4 million followers on YouTube and a recently launched Studio Online platform.

She filmed several episodes of her Studio Online here during her stay, as well as offering a Master Class

and creating a healthy menu with chef Diego Dato of

our Melvin restaurant. It was a wonderful opportunity for our owners and guests to benefit from this yoga leader’s ideas about the art of living.

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Training programs Whether online or on the grounds, Abama Wellness

will offer a full menu of training programs. From yoga and exercise videos to private Pilates sessions at

home, Abama will be a place you can rejuvenate your body and your mind.


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LEISURE

C OM FORT FOOD W I T H A T W I ST One of the positive aspects of the confinement was

One of Abama’s outstanding attractions is indubitably

busy lives and careers, this may have been our first

Berasategui restaurants on the grounds, we are

the time we spent with our loved ones. For many with

its food. With two Michelin-starred and three Martín

opportunity in years to get involved with our children’s

incredibly privileged. But when it became clear that

education, take time to relax, or eat dinners together as a family.

Food has always brought people together, and we

many people wouldn’t be able to experience Abama

in person, we did our best to bring Abama into everyone’s homes.

really returned to its comforts this year. Whether it

Diego Dato, the brilliant head chef of Martín

born in 2020 or delving into new cuisine, the food

Terrazas, opened up his box of secrets. He shared

was creating one of the millions of sourdough starters

Berasategui’s Melvin restaurant, located in Las

world went mad.

mouthwatering recipes every week that could be

made at home. Thanks to him, we were able to enjoy a piece of Abama no matter our physical location. Try them out yourself!

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Soup parmentier + Chicken brochettes + Walnut cake

Mushroom soup + Hake in green sauce + Baileys Mousse

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Prawn ceviche + Seared salmon + Lemon flan

Celery root salad + Breaded chicken + Berry infusion

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BROKER SUMMARY 2020

Broker summary 2020 2020 has been an unusual year for our brokers, with an important set of challenges, to be sure. But it has also been a great opportunity for reexamination and reinvention. Remote work, the strengthening of

digital systems and processes, virtual tours, and the

deepening of client loyalty and communication have all been high on the list of priorities.

At Abama, 30% of our sales this year came through

brokers, and they brought in 200 potential clients. Here in Spain, brokers Engel & Völkers and Michael Nolan

were

especially

active.

Internationally,

Luxury4u from Münich, Germany, and Nieuwbouw Tenerife from Belgium were also great supporters of our properties at Abama. Overall, the greatest client

interest came from Germany, the UK, Spain, and Belgium.

In the coming year, our brokers will be able to build on new skills to create hybrid work methodologies that will leverage digital even as we can return to enjoying time face to face and on the grounds of Abama.

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INTERNATIONAL MARKET SUMMARY

International market summary H

aving visitors and owners from all over the globe is one of the things we love most about Abama. We always have fresh perspectives here on the grounds. But it gives us great insight into what’s happening in the real estate markets in our owners’ home countries as well.

Once a year we like to do a round-up of some of the trends we’ve seen, particularly in the various European markets, and share them with you. They’re a great gauge of interests and mindsets that even go beyond real estate to the priorities that drive people.

We asked our PR reps in various regions to give us a summary of some of the most significant things

they’ve noted, and it’s both an interesting read and a mirror of the times in which we are living.

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SKI CHAMPION MICHAELA GERG SEEKS TENERIFE ACCOMMODATION WINTER

Ski champion Michaela Gerg seeks Tenerife accommodation in winter E

njoying the sun and springtime temperatures of Tenerife

accommodation in winter is a pleasure even snow

lovers revel in. Case in point: Michaela Gerg, one of the most successful German ski racers of all time. Between

1980 and 1996, Gerg was in the top 10 of skiers over 100 times and in the top three 41 times. She won four World Cup

races and World Cup bronze in the Super-G in 1989. She

was in the Olympics four times. And this winter, we found the former professional athlete lounging on the terrace of her holiday destination at Abama Resort, taking in the views and the ocean breeze.

“It’s the first time I’ve been away from home in winter,” said Gerg. “That’s because of Coronavirus. Normally I would be

in Lenggries by now, where I have been running a ski school with about 60 instructors since 2008. In the fall, I’m usually busy for weeks preparing for the ski season, as was the case last year. But the start of the season has been delayed due to the lockdown.”

POST-SK I I NG C A R EER Never one to shy from new challenges, Gerg has been busy since retiring from professional racing. Seeking enjoyable projects that would allow her to meet people she would like

to spend time with, she created the Schneekristalle Foundation to help socially disadvantaged and disabled children.

In 2012, the year it was founded, the organization supported 500 children, and since then the number has swelled to 6,000. “My partner, Achim Winter,” said Gerg, “is a great help with the project, and his daughter Vanessa works sideby-side with me to find donors.”

Since 2013, Gerg has also been a successful speaker. She

gives 20 or more talks a year, appearing at skiing events and other gatherings to talk about her eventful life. She encourages people to pursue goals and set their own paths,

reminding them that success depends greatly on one’s personal attitude, but that team building and teamwork are

crucial in every aspect of life, whether or not related to sport.

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SKI CHAMPION MICHAELA GERG SEEKS TENERIFE ACCOMMODATION WINTER

R EMOT E WOR K I N BE AU T I FU L SU R ROU N DI NGS Recently, though, Gerg has been enjoying her relaxing days at Abama Luxury Residences in Guía de Isora. In her Tenerife accommodation, which she shares with partner Achim Winter, “We sleep in, have a nice breakfast at Melvin restaurant, go for a walk, or shop down in the village

of Playa San Juan. Every other day we golf on the fantastic

course, enjoying views of the ocean and the island of La Gomera. We’re going to drive over there sometime as well,

and visit the north of Tenerife. On a previous trip, we explored the National Park around the Teide volcano. I’m also doing yoga and Pilates with a personal trainer here,” says Gerg, “but work continues. Actually, I’m always working, but

that doesn’t bother me. I enjoy my work and I don’t perceive it as an obligation.”

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She can do what she needs to largely from her laptop: an-

swer emails, prepare speeches, work out new concepts for the ski school and the foundation, and more. “I can do all

that perfectly well here from our Tenerife accommodation. The Tenerife weather is wonderful, the sun provides light;

I’m even more motivated in these great surroundings. We are even considering buying an apartment here, and are looking at a few properties at Abama right now.”


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CH A R I T Y GOL F TOU R NA M EN T Gerg is also beginning to think about a golf tournament to

be hosted with Abama Luxury Residences to benefit her foundation. With the experience of two similar tournaments

behind her in other locations, it’s an enticing prospect.

“We’ve just begun the planning, probably for 2022. We

would like to host the tournament here at Abama and invite up to 80 golfers to support Schneekristalle. Since I golf my-

self, I have a long list of potential participants, and Abama has many regular golfers, of course. I think together we can create a great event that the participants will enjoy, and that

will greatly benefit the disadvantaged and disabled children we serve.”

Gerg seems to have joined the ranks of those making their

Tenerife holidays into something more. The circumstances

of the past year have forced us all to be more flexible and to adapt to changing conditions even as we pursue the goals

that are most important to us, and for Gerg, with her honed iron will, it is just the latest set of challenges to face and overcome.

“I can do all that perfectly well here from our Tenerife accommodation. The Tenerife weather is wonderful, the sun provides light; I’m even more motivated in these great surroundings.”

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ABAMA GOLF

Abama Golf Golf is a beloved pastime of many of Abama’s visitors

This year, too, golf has proven one of the few leisure

course. Beautiful and technically challenging, it has

addition to lower risks of contagion, also affords mental

and guests, thanks to our one-of-a-kind Dave Thomas

thrice been selected by Golf Digest as one of its editors’ choices for Best European Golf Courses.

Abama Golf was the first Spanish course to receive the IAGTO Quality Assured certification, and it leads in sustainability indexes as well. It holds a certification for

complying with the ISO 14.001 regulations, and is the

activities that remains easy to enjoy. Being outside, in and physical health benefits that we’ve all needed this year. In October, the publication Expansion even cited

Abama as one of the safest places in Spain to play golf during the pandemic, thanks to all the safety protocols in place.

only course in the Canary Islands with an EMAS seal,

We sat down with our steadfast director, Brendan

system in place for all its facilities.

Tennis, and asked for an update on Abama Golf, the

signifying that it has an environmental management

Breen, who this year has also taken the reins of Abama impact of the health crisis, and plans for the future.

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LAS TERRAZAS DE ABAMA AMONG THE BEST 5 STAR HOTELS IN TENERIFE

LAS TERRAZAS DE ABAMA among the best 5 star hotels in Tenerife

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as Terrazas de Abama is synonymous with enjoying

Thanks to the 5-star service at Las Terrazas and the ever-

and guests by adding new services and amenities that

recognized numerous times in 2020 for excellence as a golf

holidays in style, and every year they delight residents

perfectly align with the Abama experience.

Martin Berasategui, one of Spain’s finest chefs, has brought together a dynamic team to create Melvin restaurant in Las Terrazas and put a Mediterranean twist on the finest fare. The

restaurant has thrived at the center of our resort, serving up true artistry and stunning ocean views to match.

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expanding menu of delights at Melvin, Las Terrazas has been hotel.

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