Turn up the luxury at this diamond in the rough
The island nearest to Africa and the second biggest in all of the Canaries, Fuerteventura enjoys year-round sunshine and is always ready for its close-up.
The rugged terrain is speckled with cool, crisp Mediterranean hotels that very rarely – if ever – skimp on the sea views. That’s because the shores here are so incredible, lapped by blindingly-blue waters and soft sands in shades of white, black and everything in between.
Easy-going Costa Caleta offers a large swath of golden sand for lazy afternoons, while Corralejo ups the tempo with nearby nature parks and vast expanses of sand dunes. Jandia is a haven for windsurfers and kiteboarders, though there are just as many places to kick back for a siesta along the beach – a running theme here in Fuerteventura. Couple this with the fact that arriving in Fuerteventura from England will only take you a little over four hours, and your Canary Island holiday is sure to be as stress-free as ever.
Living the high life in Fuerteventura
With Fuerteventura’s climate and never-ending stretches of beautiful beach, you’ll be hard pressed to find an activity on this Canary Island that doesn’t make you feel like a VIP. On top of luxury hotels overlooking the coast, Fuerteventura’s diverse resorts offer up high end amenities that are equally as varied.
While Jandia presents a seriously wide beach with more than ample lounging space and flower-laden hotels oozing classy Med vibes, Corralejo is jam-packed with restaurants that offer white table cloth service right on the beach, all the way to Spanish tapas in trendy bars and the uber swanky Coco Beach Club. Over in Costa Caleta, there’s an 18-hole Championship Golf Course that once played host to the Spanish open, so it should be adequate for practising your swing.
Other popular holidays in the Canary Islands
If you’re still on the fence about your luxury holiday, there are plenty of other options within the Canaries to have a look at. Try Tenerife and Gran Canaria on for size, but if your heart is set on Fuerteventura, you can check out our travel guide for more information on holidays here. In the meantime, here are our top five choices for luxury hotels in Fuerteventura.
Only a patch of garden separates this sizeable, award-winning hotel from the beach, so no matter where you stand you've got a good chance of seeing the water. There are two big lagoon pools and an al fresco grill here, plus the one of the island's few Thalasso spas. Upgrade your room to the creme de la creme Superior Rooms and you'll benefit from a private hot tub, too.
With lake-style pools winding around this hotel, this 5* beauty is tucked into a hill and affords views out to sea, plus a wellness centre with a Turkish bath and Zen area. If you opt for an adult-only room you'll gain access to other adults-only features, like dedicated pools and areas within the spa.
Located just a skip away from the beach, this 4* hotel features a large pool surrounded by spacious lounge chairs, a spa and gym. Paired back and with pops of colour, the rooms here are simple yet modern and come complete with rainfall showers. Not that you'll be spending much time there – as outside are bed-sized loungers for basking in the sun.
Old world glamour meets contemporary style in the Riu Palace Jandia, a 4* hotel overlooking the coast. Luxurious offerings here include a sea-facing pool, a sauna, gym and massage treatments, plus a wellness centre with a beauty salon. Throughout the week live musicians take to the stage, performing outdoors so you never have to miss a minute of Fuerteventura's warm weather.