Looking for a last-minute getaway to catch the last of the season's sun? Temperatures in the Canary Islands can still hit the mid 20s in November, so here are five of our favourite retreats.
Royal Hideaway Corales Beach Hotel, Tenerife
Overlooking the ocean with year-round Canarian sunshine, this is an adults-only hotel with three saltwater pools and a superlative spa with seven treatment rooms. You’ll be spoiled for choice on the dining front too — from San Ho that serves Japanese and Peruvian fusion food to Nao, for buffet-style tapas or Mexican.
Alava Suites, Lanzarote
With just six suites and a short drive from the south west coast of Lanzarote, Alava Suites is a tranquil retreat to sooth the soul. There’s an intimate yoga studio offering classes for solo or small groups, whilst breakfasts are made from local and seasonal produce. Plan your trip using the hotel’s curated guide — it’s full of hidden gems, from hidden beaches to the best of the local restaurant scene, and where to soak up some culture (you’ll be just a 5 minute drive from the César Manrique foundation).
Secrets, Bahía Real Resort & Spa, Fuerteventura
This luxury resort oasis truly delivers. Located right on the beach front in Las Palmas, with beautiful views across to the Isle of Lobos Nature Reserve (a small island just 15 minutes away by boat). There are plenty of activities on offer, from kite surfing to diving, and all the facilities you’d expect from a five-star resort, set in lush landscaped gardens.
Parador Hotel de Cruz de Tejeda, Gran Canaria
First established by the government in 1946, this parador (a group of hotels located across Spain and the Canary Islands, which are restored and converted from historic buildings, from castles and palaces to monasteries and fortresses), is set in top trekking terrain. Each of the 43 rooms is unique, with tradition-inspired interiors updated for a contemporary traveller — this is a soulful stay, in the very heart of the island.
Royal Garden Villas, Tenerife
If you’re looking for an all-out luxury trip then check in to a secluded villa here, complete with your own private pool. The sub-tropical gardens, ocean views and decadent interiors ensure a stunning five-star stay. Head chef Bruno Lorenzo takes the helm at Restaurant Jardin, serving locally inspired dishes packed with flavour and flair.
Plumped for Lanzarote? Find six of the best places to see the work of César Manrique, up next on the blog, here.