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With 150km (93mi) of beaches, perfect windsurfing conditions, volcanic biosphere reserves and tasty local Majorero cheese, the Canary Island of Fuerteventura makes for an ideal holiday destination. It offers a range of accommodation options for every type of traveller, whether you’re looking for an all-inclusive hotel for couples or a family-friendly resort.
Situated on the central eastern coast, close to the Fuerteventura Golf Club, the Barceló Castillo Beach Resort is a perfect spot for both families and water-sports lovers. The huge resort – named for the old castle tower situated on the grounds – features an array of modern bungalows and studios decorated in typical Canarian style. The resort is packed with facilities including three pools, a spa, gym, kids’ clubs and a range of water-sports facilities, from diving to windsurfing. With 10 dining venues, you’ll find it hard to leave.
Situated on Playa Blanca, on the eastern coast of the island, El Mirador de Fuerteventura is a four-star hotel with spectacular views. It’s a contemporary space adorned with lots of white and wood. The rooms are modern with polished wood, olive-green walls and fantastic sea views from the large windows. There’s a central light-filled atrium with designer furniture, a contemporary ocean-view restaurant and a sunny terrace.
Situated right next to the Fuerteventura Golf Club, this upscale hotel is a great option for couples and golf enthusiasts. The adults-only, five-star hotel features a luxurious array of restaurants and cafés, pools with Balinese day beds, lush gardens, a library and a fitness centre. The rooms are classic and elegant with lots of wooden carved furniture, heavy drapery and plush soft furnishings. Add this to the spacious marble tiled bathrooms, and you’ll feel as if it’s fit for royalty.
This all-inclusive resort sits right on the beach just outside the village of Corralejo on the northern tip of the Canary Island. It’s a huge family-friendly resort with more facilities and services than you could even use. Five restaurants, eight outdoor pools, a nightclub, playground, children’s club and three tennis courts are just a few of the facilities on the long list.
Perfect for a romantic break, the H10 Ocean Dreams Boutique Hotel can be found in Corralejo. The rooms are light and white, with the only colour being the bright blue sky seen through the windows or the large-scale abstract artwork on the walls. It’s ideal for nature lovers too, with Corralejo Dunes Natural Park and Las Agujas Beach just about a 20-minute walk away. Facilities include a spa, outdoor terrace, pool and a lounge bar. You can also have breakfast delivered to your room.
Situated on the Costa Calma in the south of the island, this four-star hotel is located just 200m (656ft) from the famous Sotavento Beach. It consists of unique igloo-style suites scattered across a volcanic-like garden filled with cacti and palms. The interiors are stylish and cosy with sea views through the large windows. A lookout bar, restaurant, buffet and central outdoor pool complete the list of amenities.
Carmen Bellot contributed additional reporting to the article.