The Best Resorts in Fuerteventura, the Canary Islands

Find your perfect resort in Fuerteventura for a sunny getaway in the Canary Islands
Find your perfect resort in Fuerteventura for a sunny getaway in the Canary Islands | Courtesy of Gran Hotel Bahía Real / Expedia
Anne Bauso

Whether you’re a family looking for kid-friendly activities and all-inclusive meals, or a beach lover in search of golden sands and turquoise sea, Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands is heaven. Take a look at our pick of the best resorts in Fuerteventura, the second-largest island in the Canary chain – all bookable on Culture Trip.

Diving, boating and water-sports excursions are never hard to find in the Spanish island’s laid-back beach towns – and when you’re ready for a break from the beach, there are golf courses, nature preserves, caldera trails and vineyard tours.

1. Iberostar Selection Fuerteventura Palace

Chain Hotel

Large pool area at Iberostar Selection Fuerteventura Palace, overlooked by low-rise apartments and fringed by turquoise sun loungers that face a sea view.
Courtesy of Iberostar Selection Fuerteventura Palace / Expedia

Three Iberostars command this end of Playa de Jandia, with the adult-only Palace taking the prize as the most upscale and polished. Nearly all of the airy 442 suites offer out-of-this-world views of the beach, as well as perks like pillow menus, Smart TVs and turndown service. Common areas are equally upmarket, with four pools (and a thatch-roofed pool bar), wine cellar and hydrotherapy spa, alongside yoga on the beach and sangria workshops. High-quality meats, seafood, pizza, pasta and salads are always fresh in the main restaurant; alternatively, dine at the on-site Japanese restaurant.

2. Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf and Spa Resort

Chain Hotel, Resort, Spa Hotel

Landscaped garden in front of the terracotta-coloured Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf and Spa Resort, focussing on a lake with large waterfall feature.
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The Sheraton is a big, buzzing beach resort that appeals primarily to families and golfers. It’s parked between the year-round Fuerteventura Golf Club and Golf Club Salinas de Antigua (both with 18 holes and sea views) and Caleta de Fuste, a protected arch of golden-sand beach that’s perfect for little swimmers. Heated pools, tennis, a kids’ club, a thermal spa, an 18-hole mini-golf course overlooking the beach and a games room with billiards and table tennis are just a few of the resort attractions.

3. Gran Hotel Bahía Real

Resort, Hotel

Large white cupola and round fountain in the marble lobby of the Gran Hotel Bahia Real.
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Large resorts are a dime a dozen in Corralejo, but the classic Gran Hotel Bahía Real stands out for its excellent spot on a quiet beach and ample offerings. Six à la carte and rotating-theme buffet restaurants ensure that meals never get repetitive. Free loungers with built-in windshields can be found on the beach, by the pools and in the adult-only terrace above Gran Hotel’s enormous spa (which features an amoeba-shaped pool, flooded with natural light).

4. Bahiazul Villas and Club – Fuerteventura

Resort, Villa, Hotel

Private pool and jacuzzi at Bahiazul Villas and Club – Fuerteventura, overlooked by a low-rise white villa and sheltered by white, plastered walls.
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Bahiazul Villas & Club is one of the most adored hotels in all of the Canaries. Set in the remote outskirts of Corralejo, the peaceful property is equidistant to town attractions, arid lava fields, and awesome sand-dune beaches. The snowy-white, three-bedroom/four-bathroom villas look worthy of an Aegean Sea getaway. All have open kitchens (with washing machines and dishwashers), private aquamarine pools (there is no communal pool on-site), whirlpools and private rooftop terraces for reading, barbecuing and enjoying cocktails. A highly praised breakfast is included in all rates, and a half-board plan package is available.

5. Barceló Castillo Beach Resort

Resort, Hotel

Large pool area at Barceló Castillo Beach Resort, with a tiki-style bridge across the middle.
Courtesy of Barceló Castillo Beach Resort / Expedia

The “Castillo” portion of this Barceló’s name refers to the centuries-old castle turret that’s on-site, located next to one of the hotel’s three saltwater pools. Other big selling points at this kid-friendly resort include tonnes of activities for children of all ages (from a kids’ club to mini-golf) and a theatre with live shows. Adults will appreciate the spa/fitness centre with a Turkish bath and Tai Chi classes, alongside 10 total restaurants, buffets and bars. Rate options include self-catering, half-board and all-inclusive.

6. Royal Palm Resort and Spa

Resort

Colonnaded pool area at Royal Palm Resort and Spa, with large rectangular pool, square jacuzzi and floor-to-ceiling windows.
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Formerly Tui Sensimar Royal Palm, this sprawling resort has a primo perch overlooking wide, sandy Playa de Butihondo. The scene here is mellower than you’d think based on the resort’s size – this isn’t the place for upbeat music by the pool or nightly shows. Instead, it’s more about relaxing in the 20,000sqft (1,860sqm) spa, swimming in the pool (especially the heated one on the lower level), claiming a Balinese bed on the rocky precipice or walking along the beach toward the lighthouse. Scheduled activities skew low-key, too: cooking classes, Nordic walking, stargazing and yoga are typical offerings.

7. Barceló Corralejo Bay

Suite Hotel

Modern seating area at Barceló Corralejo Bay, with long, curved turquoise banquette, and white spherical pendant lights.
Courtesy of Barceló Corralejo Bay / Expedia

The adult-only Barceló Corralejo Bay may have a corporate façade, but once inside, it’s a long way from the one-size-fits-all experience you might expect. The pool area is beautifully designed, with sunbeds nicely spaced out, and the wellness centre has it all in terms of hydrotherapy pools, steam rooms and saunas. Recently refreshed rooms have sleek, contemporary decor and terraces or balconies.

8. Avanti Lifestyle Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

Light, white restaurant area at Avanti Lifestyle Hotel, furnished with giant wooden swordfish and fishing nets, and enjoying sea views from arched windows.
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Avanti Lifestyle Boutique is a small hotel with a lot to love. Its central location puts it in the middle of everything Corralejo has to offer, but it’s the personalised service that sees guests return year after year. The welcome drink is just a sneak peek into Avanti’s many guest-oriented touches, from Nespresso machines and beach bags in the 14 rooms to the rooftop bar and free breakfast with cooked-to-order eggs, homemade cakes and savoury tarts. For lunch and dinner, expect regional ingredients like Mediterranean white prawns and local grilled octopus. It’s no wonder this is one of the top-rated hotels in the Canary Islands.

Haven’t found your ideal stay in the Canary Islands yet? Book one of the best resorts in Tenerife now, via Culture Trip.

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