What's included in your holiday
Your All Inclusive holiday will usually include transfers, buffet meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and a roster of activities and evening entertainment.
On top of this, some hotels also provide a la carte meals, mini bars, and even extras like cinemas, rope courses and discounted entry to nearby attractions. Check the hotel information to find out exactly what’s included or take a look at the top All Inclusive hotels below to see what they offer.
The Canary Islands have a mixture of black volcanic sand beaches, vast strips of golden sand, city beaches and rolling sand dunes. Tenerife’s Playa de la Arena consistently gains the Blue Flag for its quality black sands and facilities along the promenade, including restaurants and laid-back bars.
Over in Fuerteventura, there’s an entirely different vibe at Corralejo, where Blue Flag Grandes Playas stretches for 10 kilometres along the coast, and is wide enough for much of it to feel deserted. The waters are equally as good for paddling as watersports, and the dunes provide shelter and form a nature reserve that runs for 1.5 kilometres inland.
In contrast, Lanzarote is one of the closest islands to Africa and so shares its golden sands. Close to Costa Teguise, take surf lessons at Playa Famara with a backdrop of cliffs and a secluded feel.
There's no bad time to go All Inclusive in the Canary Islands
In four and a half hours you’ll be in the Canary Islands to soak up the sunshine. Tenerife is the biggest of the Canary Islands and has a choice of resorts to match.
Playa de Las Americas and Los Cristianos are joined together on the west coast to form one big destination for shopping, sunbathing and partying that’s full of All Inclusive hotels. Or, head to the quieter resort of Playa de la Arena with its black sand beach and good range of places to eat and shop.
The varied landscapes of Gran Canaria earned it the nickname of ‘the miniature continent,’ and to keep it so beautiful, a third of the island has been made a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Explore its glory from the lively tourist hub of Playa del Ingles, which has the benefit of being right beside Maspalomas and its Sahara-like dunes.
In Fuerteventura, stay at a resort in either the north or south of the island close to one of its natural parks, which encompass miles of sand dunes and some of the island’s best beaches. Or the purpose-built resort of Costa Caleta is in the centre of the island with a short airport transfer and proximity to the capital.
The highlight of this All Inclusive hotel is the rooftop bar, with two small pools, two whirlpools and a mini-golf course up there too. There's another pool down on the ground and a cocktail bar for the evenings after your buffet meals. Activities include playing football or basketball and going to the gym, plus enjoying flamenco nights and professional shows in the evenings. Kids have their own club, pool and playground, and when you want to explore it's only a 10-minute walk to the beach and Costa Caleta's harbour.
Location is key at Servatur Waikiki, just a few minutes' walk from the beach and Playa del Ingles' centre, or hop on the free beach shuttle bus. Centred around a huge pool with snack bar, there's also a kids' pool and splash playground. Things to do while the kids are entertained at the clubs include a gym, fitness classes and games area, and playing volleyball, water polo or table tennis. Or take them to the Suneo Playhouse and adventure playground. Two buffet restaurants also have cooking stations, and after dinner there's a mini disco followed by shows and live music.
This 4* clifftop hotel is surrounded by banana groves and has the Atlantic as its neighbour, meaning the 11 pools and three pool bars provide unbelievable sea views. Dine at the buffet restaurant or take late-breakfast at seaview La Choza. The list of inclusive activities covers pool games, archery, pistol and rifle shooting, beach volleyball, aerobics and gym sessions. Kids have a miniclub and mini disco, which is followed by live music, shows and discos. For an extra fee you can also use the spa with hydrotherapy and reflexology or play tennis and mini-golf.
A lagoon pool winds through the grounds of this low-rise, Spanish style hotel, with a snack bar on hand. Main meals are served at the buffet restaurant, which hosts entertainment after dinner, or you can relax in the lobby bar. There's also a kids' pool and club, and you can all play table tennis or football together, with activities like the gym reserved for adults. For an additional fee, head to the spa for a massage or play billiards. Bluebay Lanzarote is a 20-minute walk to the town centre or Aquapark Costa Teguise and a five-minute drive to Costa Teguise beach with watersports.
With loads going on for all members of your group, the 4* Holiday Village Tenerife has a whopping pool, a kids' pool and two splash pools with slides. Also for families are kids' clubs for newborns to teens, a playground and gladiator challenge days, plus kids go free to nearly Loro Parque. There's fun for everyone at the cinema, bowling alley, games arcade and sea-view aerial adventure course. The three restaurants provide buffets with kids' meals, themed a la carte dishes and barbecue food, and there's the added benefit of ice cream during the day and an in-room minibar. Nights are also busy, with mini discos, pop shows and bingo on an al fresco stage.