It boasts some of the finest beaches in the Canary Island archipelago, aquamarine seas and a year-round temperate climate, thanks to its position off the North African coast. Fuerteventura is a little less built up than some of its neighbours, despite being the second-largest of the collection of Spanish islands. There’s a wild feel to it in places and a relaxed vibe, with resorts found in the livelier towns, as well as more remote, peaceful settings. It, therefore, suits those of all ages seeking beauty, wave-based watersports and excellent hotels.
Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf & Spa Resort
Perched on the island’s east coast in Caleta De Fuste, the Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach Resort features a traditional Canarian style of architecture with wooden balconies. The hotel is made up of 266 bedrooms and suites, with four eateries (including a Spanish buffet, pan-Asian and Mediterranean restaurants), a tennis court, a fitness centre, multiple outdoor pools and the Hespérides Thalasso Spa with a thermal circuit. The Fuerteventura Golf Club is accessed via a free shuttle bus and offers discounted green fees to guests. Sheraton resort is super family-friendly with a Yambaland mini-club, a Maxi Club and a cinema and disco in the evenings.
Secrets Bahía Real Resort & Spa
This hotel and spa (read our review here) have been designed with adult travellers in mind. The town of Corralejo can be reached by foot in under 10 minutes. Its waterside terrace is adorned with crisp white day beds and sun loungers, plus there are two relaxing lagoon-like pools. The hotel has 245 rooms set across just three floors (with lifts to all), for a low rise aesthetic. Both dining and drinking can take place on the outdoor terraces, while indoors, La Cupula De Carles Gaig serves dishes designed by a Michelin starred chef. Currently undergoing its latest refurbishment, Secrets Bahía Real Resort & Spa re-opens in December 2021.
Iberostar Selection Fuerteventura Palace
Right beside a quiet stretch of Jandia Beach, the Iberostar Selection Fuerteventura Palace is modern, airy and low-rise with all-inclusive or part-board options. It’s an adult-only resort surrounded by landscaped gardens, with a pool bar, programmes of entertainment and a spa offering water journeys. Meals are served in the main buffet and an à la carte Japanese restaurant. Upgrade to one of the Star Prestige rooms if you’d like access to an exclusive area of the hotel.