A guide to Best Hotels in Canary Islands

With year-round warmth and an abundance of dramatic landscapes, the Canaries are something to behold. From the green majesty of Garajonay National Park to the lava fields of Lanzarote, there’s a side to these islands few tourists know about. There are some special places to stay, too. Whether it’s the La Palma and Teneguia Princess, with its banana-grove backdrop, or the hillside elegance of Fuerteventura’s Jandía Club Princess Hotel, you will find your own piece of paradise here.

La Palma and Teneguia Princess - La Palma

Just when you’re recovering your breath from the clifftop sea view, you’ll notice the hotel’s 11 incredible pools. Around this charmingly traditional property, you’ll find a restaurant serving authentic Canarian food, another buffet option, and a late-breakfast eatery. There’s a gym, spa, a host of daytime activities, and you can hop on a bus if you fancy heading into the town. However, with banana groves on one side and the ocean on the other, you probably won’t want to leave.

Catalonia Punta Del Rey - Tenerife

With its huge pool, seaside location and range of sporting activities, this traditionally-styled hotel has plenty to keep everyone happy. There’s a separate adults-only pool with whirlpools for some quiet time, delightful restaurants offering international, Italian and a la carte options, and a selection of performances to enjoy once the sun sets. Tenerife’s capital, Santa Cruz is just a 10-minute drive away if you fancy a little more hustle and bustle.

Riu Oliva Beach Hotel - Fuerteventura

Situated where the Grandes Playas sand dunes meet the turquoise ocean, this award-winning beach resort has everything for an unforgettable stay. Whether you want to chill out, bask in the gardens or get active, you’ll find something here. From the art and fitness programs to the RiuLand Kids’ club, the activities are plentiful. There are two pools including two for the little ones, and come nightfall, there’s live music, shows, a nightclub, and a variety of restaurants to explore.

Los Zocos Impressive Lanzarote - Lanzarote

Palm tree-lined and a short walk from the beach, this elegantly styled 15-acre property is a haven for those seeking casual relaxation. There are two huge pools, including an activity pool with daytime entertainment, three bars and two buffet restaurants. There’s a kids’ club to keep youngsters occupied and themed nights for unique evenings. All the local shops and bars are only a few minutes away on foot and the resort is just a 30-minute drive from the airport.

Barcelo Fuerteventura

An award-winning modern property with a stunning seafront location and immense lagoon pools. This is the ideal spot to relax on a lounger and soak up the view, hit the beach, or explore the quaint Caleta de Fuste harbour, which is only a 10-minute walk away. It boasts two fantastic pools connected by a sunbathing area, two restaurants, and use of the nearby Barceló Thalasso Spa Centre. There’s also a late-night lounge bar and nightly live shows.

Club Jandía Princess Hotel - Fuerteventura

A simply beautiful property perched on a hillside overlooking the Atlantic. There are five pools, three of which are adults-only. In fact, the adults-only section of the hotel boasts a private lounge, bar and restaurant for a more peaceful stay. There are three restaurants in total, and a choice of evening entertainment, depending on whether you fancy live music or a show. It’s a few steps to the beach, and a short drive to Jandía town centre.

Maspalomas and Tabaiba Princess - Gran Canaria

The pools steal the show at this traditional, white-washed hotel and they’re not alone. You can access two further mega-pools at the connected sister hotel. Five bars are dotted around the pools, along with a host of other bars and eateries spread throughout the property. Youngsters have exclusive access to two kids pools. There’s nightly entertainment, and it’s only 700 metres to the nearest shops, and a mile to the sand dunes.