The Best Family-Friendly Hotels to Book in the Canary Islands

Lopesan Baobab Resort, on Gran Canaria, has an African theme
Lopesan Baobab Resort, on Gran Canaria, has an African theme | Courtesy of Lopesan Baobab Resort / Expedia

It’s no secret that the Canary Islands have more than their fair share of family-friendly resorts, but which hotels cater best to couples with kids? We’ve scoured the seven main islands of this volcanic archipelago in the Atlantic and picked out a selection of the best family hotels in the Canary Islands – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. The Ritz-Carlton, Abama

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A sun-drenched balcony at the Ritz-Carlton, Abama, with coral walls, two wicker loungers, flowers and ocean views
Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Abama / Expedia

This five-star Ritz-Carlton property excels on most fronts, but it particularly stands out as one of the best high-end, family-friendly hotels on Tenerife. The Ritz Kids club introduces the little ones to the natural world and offers a wide range of immersive and exciting activities seven days a week. The complex comprises 10 restaurants, including specially designed menus for kids and two Michelin-starred options (though it’s best to take advantage of the hotel’s babysitting service for these).

2. Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora

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A gated and shaded play area for kids next to an outdoor kiddie pool with fun slides at Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora
Courtesy of Melia Hotels

Combining palatial opulence with touches of Morocco and the Far East, this high-end option qualifies as one of the more stylish family hotels in the Canary Islands. Family villas offer gardens with heated pools, complete with pool toys and games for the kids, while Meliá’s signature luxury RedLevel experience has been crafted for families, with perks such as access to private sunbed areas around the family pool. Bathroom amenities for children, a kids spa and an outstanding mini-club for all ages complete the child-friendly package.

3. Barceló Fuerteventura Castillo

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Families enjoying the sparkling outdoor pool at Barceló Fuerteventura Castillo, with remnants of a castle behind
Courtesy of Barceló Fuerteventura Castillo / Expedia

This upscale beachfront resort offers a whopping 380 bungalows and apartments, with fully equipped kitchen-diners and outside space – perfect for families. There are six outdoor pools – three for adults and three for children – with one of the kiddie pools next to a bar so parents can supervise while enjoying a drink. There’s a free mini-club, an ice-cream parlour and evening entertainment geared towards younger guests.

4. Hotel Jardín Tecina

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Hotel Jardín Tecina buildings with balconies and lush gardens overlooking the ocean
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On a clifftop overlooking the Atlantic, this family-friendly hotel in the Canary Islands surely features some of the finest sea views on La Gomera. The property is in the style of a Canarian village, comprising low-rise whitewashed buildings scattered around 70,000sqm (753,474sqft) of beautiful gardens. Facilities are impressive, with no fewer than four restaurants and a whopping five pools, plus a kids club to keep the little ones happy while parents enjoy the adults-only spa.

5. Lopesan Baobab Resort

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A wood-clad balcony with a wrought-iron-and-wood railing at Lopesan Baobab Resort, with landscape views
Courtesy of Lopesan Baobab Resort / Expedia

Set on the sunny southern coast of Gran Canaria, this hotel has African-themed fun all over it. From its Africa-inspired architecture to huge elephant statues presiding over one of the seven pools, kids really feel like they’ve been transported on safari. There’s always plenty going on, too, with a kids club, daily activities and two pools just for children (one with slides). Facilities include a lazy river, popular with older children. Food-wise, buffet dining offers a special kids corner, while another restaurant serves African specialities.

6. Seaside Los Jameos

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The sprawling outdoor pool complex at Seaside Los Jameos, with palms, loungers and parasols, and the ocean in the background
Courtesy of Seaside Los Jameos / Expedia

At 530 rooms, Seaside Los Jameos is one of the larger family-friendly hotels on the island of Lanzarote – and with plentiful facilities to boot. The architecture is Spanish hacienda inspired, and there’s a distinctively Iberian feel to this sprawling resort and palm-dotted sub-tropical gardens. A kids club caters to ages four to 11 and features a playground, a pool and a sandpit, as well as daily activities that range from T-shirt painting to sand sculpting.

7. Radisson Blu Resort, Gran Canaria

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The blue-tiled pool and hot tub at the Radisson Blu Resort, Gran Canaria, with loungers, the hotel and mountains in the back
Courtesy of Radisson Blu Resort, Gran Canaria / Expedia

Unrivalled sea views, luxurious rooms, activities and restaurants can all be found in the coastal town of Arguineguín at the Radisson Blu Resort, Gran Canaria. Begin the day with breakfast on your private terrace before hitting the tennis courts for a game, or maybe heading to the pool or beach to cool down. Meals at La Canaria on-site and the swish 222ºSW Bar & Grill will make eating on your holiday a truly special experience. There’s also a spa to indulge in, and the resort is near the Maspalomas Dunes, part of the Unesco Gran Canaria Biosphere Reserve.

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