While we adjust to our new norm for the next while, id be lying if I said I didn’t really miss our travel adventures. We have lots of fab trips planned for the coming months. However the overriding thing is that everybody stays well, safe and adheres to all government directions re Covid 19 However, it has not stopped me dreaming and researching where out next adventure may be and whenever that may be. I thought it might be helpful to share some of the great finds I did stumble across for the Winter sun. Whether its this year or any other year it might be no harm to save it for the future.
The Canary Islands is the perfect destination for just that! With seven islands and dozens of incredible resorts and hotels, here is a list of top 10 to help you choose…
Riu Palace Meloneras, Gran Canaria
Located in Gran Canaria, Spain, the Hotel Riu Palace Meloneras combines top-quality style, service and comfort. This luxurious Palace is perfect for relaxing holidays and soaking up the island’s winter sun, featuring freshwater swimming pools, a gym, jacuzzis and more. You can spend your days lounging by the pool, try water sports, play golf and more before enjoying a delicious meal in one of the high-quality, themed restaurants.
H10 Rubicón Palace, Lanzarote
Perched on the seafront in Playa Blanca, southern Lanzarote, the H10 Rubicón Palace resort stands out for its incredible interior design, including the most characteristic elements of the island and its colours: white, green and black. Boasting amazing swimming pools, a range of delicious dining options, stunning rooms, and luxurious spa treatments. The resort also hosts entertainment to suit the whole family, including the Daisy Adventure children’s area with a pirate ship and water attractions.
GF Victoria, Tenerife
Nominated for Europe’s Leading Family and Wellness Resort 2020 in the World Travel Awards, GF Victoria is the perfect resort for families looking to enjoy some winter sun. This five-star resort features a stunning family pool, aquatic park, adventure zone and a mini club – plenty to keep the kids active and happy. No kids? No worries. GF Victoria has plenty for adults too, including a spa, waterpark and adult-only pools – we recommend the incredible Glass Pool at Zambra Sky Bar!
Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora, Tenerife
Combining luxury with natural beauty, the five-star Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora, loacted on the stunning Atlantic coast, is one of Tenerife’s finest resorts. Boasting delicious dining options, the ‘Spa by Clarins’, several golf courses and the option of an adult-only experience or a family experience – this resort is an all-rounder. Did we mention it’s also dog-friendly? So, grab your four-legged friend and start planning!
La Hacienda de Abajo, La Palma
Renowned for its sustainability and quality, the Hotel Hacienda de Abajo is located on a restored 17th century sugar plantation estate. Surrounded by a lush landscape and stunning coastline this hotel is famous for its rich history and beautiful gardens. Relax in style in this hotel, home to more than 1,300 artworks, many of which feature in their exquisitely decorated rooms.
Lopesan Villa del Conde, Gran Canaria
Lopesan Villa del Conde Resort and Thalasso is the only hotel of its kind in Gran Canaria, cleverly designed so when guests enter the resort, they are greeted with all the elements of a typical Canary Island village: balconies, façades, fountains creating a warm and friendly atmosphere that enchants visitors right from the start. This five-star hotel in Meloneras is renowned for its unbeatable quality and offers a wide variety of dining options, including restaurants, cafés, cocktail bars and poolside dining area, each one boasting a menu of local and international specialities.
Parador de La Gomera, La Gomera
Holiday in your own little paradise at Parador de La Gomera. Known for its vintage-style décor, this hotel features comfortable guest rooms, a swimming pool and a beautiful garden of subtropical plants. During your stay, be sure to try the hiking trails of Garajonay National Park and the beautiful beaches of San Sebastián, the island’s capital.
Sheraton Fuerteventura, Fuerteventura
Located at the beachfront on the eastern coast of Fuerteventura, this resort the ideal place to relax and unwind. Sheraton Fuerteventura Resort is home to a state-of-the-art wellness centre and spa, a kids club, four swimming pools, a tennis court, fitness centre, mini golf, as well as access to the beautiful beach. If that wasn’t enough, its restaurant offers delicious dining options from all over the world. What more could you want?
Iberostar Salomé, Tenerife
Iberostar Salomé is a relaxing, adults-only oasis located on the coast of Costa Adeje. Known for its spectacular sea views, it’s no surprise that this boutique hotel has two outdoor swimming pools overlooking the ocean, as well as a stunning outdoor terrace for eating. Make the most of staying in one of Tenerife’s best resorts and explore the wide range of restaurants and bars without losing the privacy of a truly exclusive experience.
Hotel Santa Catalina, Gran Canaria
Located in the historic district of Las Palmas, Hotel Santa Catalina has many amenities for its guests to enjoy including a fitness centre, a stunning spa, an all-year-round outdoor swimming pool, sports activities and a lovely restaurant. The hotel itself is a historic landmark in the city since opening in 1890 and is beautiful decorated in a classic style and sits in a perfect location, close to Doramas Park and Playa de las Canteras beach.