Luxury Canary Island holidays benefit from a warm Gulf Stream climate and splendid beaches; the perfect place for tailor-made travel during the harsh UK winter months. It is easy to avoid the crowds and enjoy luxury hotels in authentic surroundings.
The landscape of each of the seven Canary Islands is radically different, making them a delight for walkers, nature and beach lovers alike and Canary Islands resorts have a wealth of choice.
In the south of Gran Canaria, the third largest but most densely populated island you will find endless beaches and pretty ports, such as Puerto de Mogan. Other attractions include the duty-free shopping in the northern capital of Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, visiting the Island’s highest point Pozo de Las Nieves in the centre, or taking a visit to the unspoilt west coast and national park area.
Tenerife is the most well known of the islands and has rugged volcanic landscapes and superb botanical gardens to offer. Other delights are beach resorts, galleries, museums, casinos and an opera house. Pico del Teide, the highest mountain in Spain, which can be reached on foot or via Teleférico, provides spectacular views of all of the islands. For ‘foodies’, tiny fishing villages guarantee beautifully fresh fish, including specialties like Sancocho Canario, salted fish in hot sauce.
Lanzarote’s image has suffered in the past but now the island has gone distinctly upmarket. On luxury Lanzarote holidays you can stay in 5 star resorts and take tours around the island to discover the pretty and colourful architecture.
The Canary Islands apparently gave birth to the myth of the Garden of Hesperides, where immortality-giving apples grew and although a luxury holiday here may not make you immortal, it will certainly revive the spirits.