Iberostar Fuerteventura Palace, JandiaThe Iberostar Fuerteventura Palace is located a short walk from the main Jandia strip, overlooks and has direct access to the superb Playa del Matorral beach and the protected natural salt marshes that run parallel with this 4km stretch of sand. Receiving rave reviews and many return guests, it is rated as one of the best resorts in the south of the island. As part of a larger complex of three adjacent Iberostar hotels, some of the facilities at the sister hotels are also available to guests of the Iberostar Fuerteventura Palace. The fresh and healthy food options are superb, with plenty of fresh fruit, juices, salads and fish – options that aren’t always available at All-Inclusive resorts. We recommend that you book a ‘sharing pool double’ room, with terrace that leads directly to the swimming pool!
Suite Hotel Atlantis Fuerteventura Resort, CorralejoWith 7 swimming pools, 3 tennis courts, 4 restaurants, 5 bars as well as kids’ and teens’ clubs, the Suite Hotel Atlantis Resort has plenty to keep the whole family entertained during their holiday. The Premium Club offers quieter adults-only accommodation, along with adults-only breakfasts and evening meals, plus an adults-only swimming pool. Evenings are lively with a theatre area that hosts mini-discos and regular shows by the Hotel’s animation team. Located at the South-eastern end of Corralejo, the Hotel is just 3 minutes’ walk from the beach and a short taxi ride away from the centre of Corralejo town or the 10km-long Corralejo Dunes Natural Park.
Barceló Castillo Royal Level, Caleta de FusteJust 10 minutes’ drive from the airport in Caleta de Fuste, the Barceló Castillo Royal Level is the first Barceló hotel to offer its Royal Level service to families. The Hotel is located right next to the Marina and Caleta de Fuste’s sheltered beaches – perfect for families and those looking to “fly and flop”. The spacious 1 to 3 bedroom suites on the Royal Level are located near the swimming pools, bars and restaurants and come complete with kitchen and lounge. For a treat, head to the massive 3,000 m2 Thalasso Spa with indoor and outdoor seawater pools, Turkish bath and relaxation and treatment rooms – a sure-fire way to relax into holiday-mode.
Tui Magic Life, JandiaThe Tui Magic Life Hotel is built into the hillside overlooking the spectacular golden sands of Esquinzo Beach, in the far south of Fuerteventura. With 7 swimming pools, fitness classes (including HIIT, ZUMBA and BOKWA), gym, yoga and pilates, you certainly won’t struggle for a workout. The hotel offers a huge range of activities; including archery, waterpolo, tennis classes and guided mountain and road-bike excursions. There is also a well-organised kids club, thoughtfully split into three age-groups, and child-sitting services (available even during the day). The 4 restaurants and 3 bars should help with the appetite and thirst that you’ve worked up after all those activities, with midnight snacks and 24 hour bar included too. And if all that action has you worn you, then you can head on down the steps straight into the gorgeous turquoise water at Esquinzo Beach.
NB: Access to Esquinzo beach is via a number of steps, making it less suitable for those with mobility issues.
R2 Pajara Beach, Costa Calma
The 4 star R2 Pajara hotel, located in Costa Calma, is set in-between the Esmeralda and Costa Calma beaches. Favoured by older guests and couples, the hotel’s feel is one of quiet and calm – perfect for a relaxing holiday. Large terraces and gardens surround the three freshwater swimming pools, one of which is heated. If you want a bit more activity, there are tennis courts, a gym and local access to superb kite and windsurfing centres. Along with the nightly buffet, you can also choose al-la-carte restaurant (which is open two nights a week), and either the Lobby or Piano Bar for drinks. This is a great hotel for a chilled-out beach and sunbathing holiday and a great jumping off point to explore the south of the island.