Janey.." los gigantes DOES need sprucing up, it DOES need to get rid of this tatty, trashy, brit image, we DO need to become more upmarket and to do that we need to attract more people with thier spending money to the resort, it needs to be put back on the tourist map!!!
I agree..but that does not seem to match the proposals put foward by amunette. Check the manifesto before casting your vote.
amunette..It does not sound to me as if you want to go " up-market ", in fact you say that attempts to move in that direction are " killing it " ( Los Gigantes )
I take your point about your partner being Canarian but can you honestly say the majority of Canarians are happy with the reputation of Tenerife..almost entirely due to a few resorts that pander to the cheap sun, sex and booze brigade ? Admittedly, I am exaggerating somewhat to liven up the debate...but not by much judging by media reports.
Like others, I am surprised to hear that LG was ever " buzzing until 4am " with nightclubs etc..it must have been a well kept secret, no travel companies ever mentioned it. I dont think that would be the answer anyway, why would clubbers want to go to Los Gigantes when there are larger resorts that cater for their needs with a far bigger choice of venues. It would just totally alienate current visitors and residents alike.
You say " like it was before, a couple of clubs for older people, stuff for kiddies, and decent priced food on sale "..isn't that what you have right now ( not the clubs, I agree )..I dont want to change LG, I'm just responding to the dozens of other posts I've seen over the past 6 months. However, if you do want a change I think the only way to "sell " Los Gigantes is as a more exclusive up-market resort. It will never really appeal to families with young children, the geography is all wrong. Its very location, its uniqueness, makes it unsuitable for mass tourism and it could never be made truly child-friendly.
Los Gigantes is unlikely to have much appeal to young singles, it would not have been my choice in my teens and early twenties. That leaves you with a smaller target of potential visitors..honeymooners, young and not so young married couples without young children, the elderly ( dont knock them, a huge generation of " baby boomers " are now reaching retirement age with money to spend ! ) Its not all doom and gloom, it just needs someone to make decisions and point Los Gigantes in the right direction. I do agree with your point about the Royal Sun, LG does not need another residential block, there are enough unsold properties on the market to satisfy the needs of would-be buyers for months to come. A holiday complex would be a great idea, again ( you may not agree ) I would pitch it at the upper end of the market..perhaps include a small casino ?
Anyway, regardless of our differences, its great to see some activity in these forums. I look in on a regular basis but there is rarely any discussion that prompts me to respond.