We've not booked any time off, as we can go virtually anytime - we've got 2 lads (7 & 9) and will take them out of school to avoid being stung on the fligts.
We've been going to Tenerife every 2-3 years for the last 10 years (This will be our 9 year old's 5th visit to Tenerife) and only discovered Los Gig. 2 trips ago. We last went in Easter 2005 and stopped at Harbour Club, which although was okay, we wouldn't go back (the pool was under repair for 12 of the 14 days & I'm convinced the barman nicked my sunglasses when I was half cut!).
Whilst stopping at H.C., we always ventured left into Los Gig at night and right into Santiago during the day. Particularly remember the Bamboo Bar for a couple of late afternoon drinks, and Sinatra's and Krishna's for good food. We also had a good night just off the square at a place run by a family from Leicester (Leicester City shirts and scarves on the wall).
It seems quite easy to get a 2 bed apartment through RCI points most of the year, so we thought about giving it a try.
I gather that El Marques is 2 resorts in one - 1 Gold Crown and 1 RDI - I gather the rooms are superior in the Palace part.