Like Siam Park water kingdom next door, the 30,500 square metre Siam Mall commercial centre is loud and proud. The vaulted wooden roof that greets you, the dancing fountains that run the length of the ground floor, and the statues of gods and mystic animals all let you know that this is a major investment in Costa Adeje.
I visited a few days after the official opening and some work was still going on to landscape the outside, and there was frantic activity on the upper deck to complete some of the 17 restaurants and cafes. I was impressed though that of the 77 business units around 80% were open and the others were racing to completion. It was a quick, slick build that took a lot of local people by surprise.
Let me drop some names on you. Just inside the entrance a huge Hiperdino supermarket was doing a good trade, they even had their own large perfume section among the usual grocery. High end fashion shops rubbed shoulders on both levels; Pull & Bear, Timberland, Mango, Stradivarius, and Zara among others. But there were also specialist shops that are not so common in other Tenerife commercial centers. A pharmacy, opticians, jewelers, and children’s clothes and toy stores added welcome diversity.
Coming up from the car park (another outside boosts the capacity to 1,100 cars) the ground floor is shady and cool. A lift or escalator to the top deck revealed large open terraces with a variety of food outlets from fast service snacks like Subway and the cheap and cheerful coffee and rolls of 100 Montadidos to Tony Roma’s ribs. Asiatico pasta and pizza and restaurants with soft furnishings and chill out zones look out over Playa de Las Americas to the sea.
If you’re not a fan of the piped muzak that permeates around Siam Mall you will be delighted to know there is a big permanent stage on the top deck, live music will be a great addition to late night dining.
Attracting families is high on the agenda, the Drago Siam supervised children’s amusement park has a soft zone where they can bounce around at 3.50 euros for 30 minutes or 5.50 euros for 90 minutes. There is also the more adventurous train or The Cloud at 2.50 euros and the fast food café can do party menus for the family.
New shopping centers are springing up all over Tenerife and it’s getting very competitive. Siam Mall has to be the biggest and has chipped in 600 jobs for the people of Arona and Adeje. For sheer choice they will be hard to beat, but it doesn’t have the easy access for non drivers and those who want a few drinks with their evening meals, but that will please the taxi drivers.
Siam Mall, Avenida de Siam, Costa Adeje; open every day from 10 am to midnight (until 2am on Friday and Saturday).
Category : food and drink
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