THE CANARY ISLANDS ARE BACK BUT WITH STRINGS ATTACHED!
LAST UPDATE : 10th December
Just when we thought this year couldn’t get any more confusing, we had some news last night (10/12/20) that the Canary Islands have been removed from the FCDO safe list. This means that holidays can be taken in the beautiful Canaries but you'll need to self-isolate for 14 days upon your return - unless you opt into the test to release scheme which allows returning travelers to be released fro quarantine after just 5 days if you provide a negative COVID-19 test.
Despite this setback the hotels of the Canary Island are still thrilled to welcome us Brits back to the island and there are some exceptional deals for early bookers for 2021 with deals from as little as £186 per person per week.
Today we showcase the best of each island and pick one stand-out deal that we’re sure you’ll love (prices correct at the time of publication 23/10/2020).
The quietest of the islands and a favourite for families with young children who can enjoy the all inclusive facilities and kids clubs through to the older couples who just want to get away from it all, hit the beach, and not worry about the noise or crowds.
Although one of the smaller islands, there’s plenty of great hiking, sailing and day trips in Fuerteventura with mysterious Lobos Island, the Oasis Wildlife park, the turtle nursery and the activity beaches of Corralejo great fun for the under 10s.
Older couples will probably enjoy the quieter resort of Jandia, the port at Morro Jable and a day trip inland to historic Betancuria.
Based on a week all inclusive from the 13th of November we recommend the beachfront Elba Castillo San Jorge & Antigua Suite Hotel in Caleta De Fuste from £370pp per week, all inclusive.
With the famous Timanfaya, mars-esque, national park and the volcanic sandy beaches, Lanzarote is the most iconic of the Canary Islands and suits those into nature, beauty spots, exploration and adventure. Although Lanzarote certainly has its fair share of clubs and bars too.
There’s something romantic about Lanzarote which belies its reputation. The windswept volcanic beaches and open natural parks are perfect for couples, adventurers, hikers, scuba divers and explorers.
We recommend taking a trip to the bottom of the ocean with a guide and trying out scuba diving in Lanzarote where you can spot not only terrific marine life but also marvel at the Museo Atlantico and its underwater sculptures.
Lanzarote is also home to some of the Canary Islands most beautiful beaches, so if you’re looking to just chill on the beach and enjoy an all inclusive hotel we recommend the Occidental Lanzarote Playa on the Costa Teguise from £290 per person per week in December.
Tenerife is the best island all-rounder. Tenerife truly has something for everyone with top class nightlife, top rate restaurants, snorkelling, diving, water parks, theme parks, sailing, city life and beach life. Tenerife is great for kids of all ages, young and old couples and families.
Jam packed with things to do, we recommend Whale and Dolphin watching off Los Cristanos, a winery tour at Bodegas Monje and snorkelling with turtles in Santa Cruz.
We recommend staying in the heart of the action on the beachfront on the Costa Silencio and have an amazing deal this December at our most popular Tenerife hotel the Alborada Ocean Club for £201 per person per week. This hotel is perfect for relaxing with the kids as it has lots of facilities, a kids club and several restaurants if you choose to stay all-inclusive.
Lastly, the most bombastic, fun and exciting of the Canary Islands has to be Gran Canaria. We recommend this island for couples and singletons who are looking to catch a tan and party the night away. Although, there are quieter resorts in Gran Canaria too if partying all night is not your thing.
With the dunes and beaches of Maspolomas, the Biosphere Reserve and historical archaeological parks also to be found on Gran Canaria, as well as amazing beach and restaurants, there’s plenty to do on a chill day in Gran Canaria too.
For an unforgettable time, we recommend the Paradise Lago Taurito with its own water park, several pools, countless restaurants and attractions. This resort has everything you need to enjoy an all-inclusive holiday without ever leaving the grounds for £317 per person per week.