The Best Hotels With Swimming Pools in the Canary Islands

The RedLevel at Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora has one of the largest pools on Tenerife
The RedLevel at Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora has one of the largest pools on Tenerife | Courtesy of RedLevel Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora / Expedia
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6 January 2021

Want your dip to come with a view? Or perhaps a poolside cocktail, or even massage jets? From Tenerife to Lanzarote, via Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura, here’s how to make a splash in the Canary Islands at one of these top hotels with pools.

Barceló Teguise Beach

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A swish contemporary vibe permeates throughout Lanzarote’s Barceló Teguise Beach, complemented by traditional-style whitewashed walls and a peaceful adults-only ambience. Sleek sun terraces surround its super-long swimming pool, part-shaded by palms and lined with double daybeds, as well as featuring submerged loungers for cooler sunbathing. There’s also a smaller infinity pool with a sundeck with sea views.

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RedLevel at Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora

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Featuring one of the largest pools on Tenerife, and most likely the Canary Islands, the pool at the Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora is genuinely huge. Stretching almost the length of this extensive and high-end property, the hotel’s main pool seems to go on forever and features the likes of zero-entry points, whirlpool sections and regular palapa-style shelter, where you can hang a hammock and really enjoy the expansive ocean views. The hotel also offers a natural pool with direct access to the sea.

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Occidental Jandía Royal Level

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If you’re looking to splurge on a luxury-level, adults-only experience, you could do a lot worse than a stay at the Occidental Jandía Royal Level on Fuerteventura. Pool facilities are impressive, with a total of five pools (two of which are heated) surrounded by an abundance of Bali beds – plus chilled fizz delivered on request. The main swimming pool is split over two levels, with one half offering a swim-up bar, so you don’t even need to leave the water for libations.

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Hotel Riu Palace Meloneras Resort

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At over 500 rooms, this high-end resort complex is one of the largest on the island of Gran Canaria. It is nestled in 10 acres (4ha) of pretty gardens practically overlooking the dramatic dunes of Maspalomas. And this makes for particularly impressive views from the hotel’s infinity-edge pool, which also provides submerged loungers from which to gaze out to sea. Beside this one, there are also five other pools, including a splash pool for kids.

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  • Gloria Palace Royal Hotel & Spa

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    Built into the side of a cliff on Gran Canaria, not only is the setting of the pool at the Gloria Palace Royal Hotel & Spa impressive, but this wavy-edged infinity pool also offers wonderful panoramas over the beach below and ocean beyond. It’s also heated and boasts pretty deep water and a submerged seating area, while there are two shallower pools for children. Another heated pool in the spa offers massage stations, such as swan necks, water jets, bubble hydromassages and micro-bubble beds.

    Gran Hotel Bahía del Duque Resort

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    For sheer size, the main pool at the Gran Hotel Bahía del Duque Resort, in Tenerife, gets top marks. Aesthetically, it’s far from shabby, too, thanks to its attractive lagoon style with rock-lined sections and fountains, plus access via a dramatic sweeping staircase. And there are, in fact, four other pools to choose from, one of which is a lovely spa pool with swan necks, water jets and whirlpools. Plus, if you tire of pools, the beautiful Playa del Duque is a short walk from the main complex, and hotel guests have exclusive access to beach huts and watersports facilities.

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    Regency Country Club Apartments Suites

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    The pool at this five-star apartment complex combines an impressive size with an infinity edge, which offers fabulous views of the (albeit rather distant) Atlantic Ocean. It is also trimmed with attractive green mosaic and offers a swim-up bar area serving – among other things – excellent cocktails. There are also two other heated indoor pools, one just for kids, while grown-ups can enjoy a range of massage treatments poolside.

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