The collection of volcanic islands found off the African coast – Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria – have been a firm favourite with British and Irish tourists for decades, and for good reason.
The Canary Islands boast year-round sunshine, stunning beaches and most importantly, eternally friendly locals.
To compliment the islands’ sunny disposition, we’ve put together a list of the top-rated hotels in Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria – all of which enjoy beautiful settings and luxury surroundings.
Book yourself into the best adults-only hotel in Lanzarote
Barceló Teguise Beach
The Barceló Teguise Beach hotel, refurbished in 2015, is one of the best adult-only accommodations in Lanzarote. Most of the 305 rooms have hot tubs either on the terrace or inside the modern suites.
As well as the refurbished bars and restaurants, the U-Spa, gym, two infinity pools and fitness studio ensure the hotel offers guests the perfect adults-only holiday experience.
Spend a night in a peaceful resort in Lanzarote
The luxurious Hesperia Lanzarote has an obvious elegance. A peaceful resort in a scenic location, the hotel offers a range of classically-decorated rooms boasting simple, tasteful décor, comfortable furnishings and cool tiled floors.
Outside, guests can enjoy gourmet al-fresco dining, unwind by the pool or simply take in the views from chic Mediterranean pool-side bar.
Choose a gorgeous seafront hotel in Tenerife
Red Level at Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora
The epitome of luxury, the Red Level at Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora is a stunning hotel, which includes mesmerising ocean views, a chic interior design and exquisite fine-dining restaurants. The seafront hotel has direct access to the beach and also boasts a fully equipped spa and wellness centre.
For fans of gourmet dining, make sure to check out DÚO Restaurant. A feast for the senses, the restaurant’s menu pairs mouth-watering Mediterranean dishes with excellent wines from around the world in a sumptuous setting.
Stay in a beautiful family-run hotel in Tenerife
Situated in Tenerife, Hotel Tigaiga is found in a quiet area of Puerto de la Cruz and offers panoramic views over the lush Orotava Valley, Atlantic Ocean and brooding volcano Mount Teide.
The family-run hotel prides itself on its friendly service and attention to detail. Guests can relax in one of the hotel’s 76 bright-and-airy rooms, which are decorated in a stylish and modern design offset by plush soft furnishings. All of the rooms are fitted with a large balcony – perfect for sunset glasses of wine – and include free Wi-Fi and air-conditioning.
Go all out at a luxury hotel in Tenerife
Found a short walk from the centre of Costa Adeje, Baobab Suites is a chic and modern five-star hotel that boasts a Hollywood-inspired interior décor and spectacular ocean views.
With 125 suites ranging from studios to the four bedroom apartments, there’s enough choice to satisfy even the pickiest of guests. The spacious Euphoria Suite, which includes a wealth of deluxe facilities like a private pool, Jacuzzi and large outdoor terrace, is the height of luxury and ideal for anyone looking to escape it all.
Treat yourself to a 5-star hotel in Tenerife
Iberostar Grand Hotel El Mirador
An adults-only five-star resort, the Grand Hotel El Mirador is one Tenerife’s most luxurious and exclusive hotels. Decorated in a colonial style, the majority of the hotel’s 120 rooms face onto sea and include fantastic views over the ocean.
As well as staying in lavish surroundings, visitors can take advantage of the hotel’s spa and wellness centre – one of the best on the Canary Islands – which is equipped with a heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Turkish steam baths, hot stone banks and sensation showers.
Have a romantic getaway at a plush hotel in Tenerife
Dream Hotel Gran Tacande & Spa
You’ll pinch yourself to make sure you’re not dreaming when you arrive at the Dream Hotel Gran Tacande. One of the most popular hotels on the Canary Islands, it has everything you could possibly want and more.
The hotel’s Double Room with an ocean view is the perfect option for couples looking for a romantic getaway. The bright and airy rooms come with a large terrace, canopy bed and an elegant bathroom complete with a jet shower.
Enjoy some quality time at a family-friendly hotel in Gran Canaria
Cordial Mogán Playa
Nestled amongst the mountains of Gran Canaria, you’ll find the Cordial Mogán Playa. The hotel is ideal for families looking to escape their hectic schedules and enjoy time in the Spanish sun. Equipped with an amazing outdoor pool and water facilities, kids and adults alike can enjoy a day in the hotel’s whirlpools or even explore the hotel’s unique archaeological garden.
Cordial Mogán Playa also provides lots of activities to keep its residents entertained, with both squash and tennis courts, a fully equipped gym and even a Kids Club in-situ.
Catch some rays at a beachside hotel in Gran Canaria
Radisson Blu Resort Gran Canaria
Situated in the south of Gran Canaria, the hotel has easy access to the beautiful Aquamarina Beach, as well as amazing on-site facilities which are renowned throughout the island. If you’re in need of a refreshing drink after your dip in the sea, make sure to venture by the hotel’s cosmopolitan Pool Bar where you can sample some cocktails from their extensive menu.
All of the Radisson Blu’s 189 sea-front rooms and suites are decorated in a chic contemporary Scandinavian design and feature elegant soft furnishings.
Stay at a sumptuous spa hotel in Gran Canaria
Lopesan Villa del Conde Resort & Thalasso
If you’re looking for a spa holiday in the sun, look no further! We’ve found the ideal hotel. Famed for its pioneering use of Thalassotherapy – the use of seawater as a healing therapy – Lopesan Villa del Conde is an amazing wellness resort found on Gran Canaria’s Costa Meloneras.
Equipped with a vitality pool, herbal steam bath, Finnish sauna and floatation pool, visitors will leave refreshed and rejuvenated after enjoying the hotel’s first class water therapies.