With golden beaches that opposition a Caribbean, copious nature, fun activities and implausible food, Fuerteventura is a family fave that ticks any box.
We try a north and a south of a island and what is has to offer.
Creative Director Mark Hayman sampled a best of island life with mother Margaret and kids Cassius, 15, Elliot, 13, and 10-year-old Audrey.
THE PAD Suite-Hotel Atlantis Fuerteventura Resort sits on a corner of a island’s northern-most former fishing village, Corralejo.
A sprawling formidable of suites, restaurants and 6 pools connected by pleasing palm-lined paths, it’s an oasis of calm. We stayed in a youth suite, that competence seem like a bit of a squeeze, though a additional lounge bed and rollout supposing copiousness of space for a 3 kids.
Inside, a room divider creates a apart room, that is a acquire hold for opposite bedtimes. The review has heaps going on day and night, though any apartment has a possess opening and private patio to shun a bustle.
EXPLORE Anyone with teenagers will determine that giving them leisure with boundary is a ideal recipe for an beguiling holiday. Atlantis’ pools, sports areas and disco are all within a gated area, definition Cassius and Elliot could ramble around, make friends and suffer a ambience of independence.
During a day a party group organises volleyball, football and list tennis games. In a dusk a disco is good for kids, while we can suffer a few mojitos in a adjacent bar. Embarrassingly for a lot, us relatives finished adult on a dance floor, too. Big tennis fan?
The hotel boasts 3 fanciful courts, that we can sinecure for £11 per hour. And if you’re penetrating to adult your game, book a lesson, from £22 an hour.
REFUEL One of a biggest draws to an comprehensive for relatives is not carrying to prepare – or worry about a bill! The kids desired a unconstrained breakfast smorgasboard and lunch served in a dual categorical restaurants – consider doughnuts and pancakes – though a Pool Snack Bar, that opens out on to a categorical pool and sports area, is a ultimate place to chill.Plus, if you’re clamouring for a genuine crater of Java, it serves spot-on coffee.
In a evening, sup in a Atrium and Rambutan – make certain we book in a hotel corridor before 10am. Rambutan is buffet-style Asian cuisine, while Atrium offers a Spanish set menu – book comparison kids in for an adult meal.
DON’T MISS Hire bikes and cycle to a silt dunes during Dunas de Corralejo, only a 20-minute float from a resort, £10 per day including a helmet and close (Easyriders-bikecenter.com). The view is like something out of Mad Max with acres of dried and volcanic plateau in a setting – Insta gold!
Morro del Jable
Deputy Editor Gayle Schoales, partner Nick and son Jude, seven, found leapin’ lemurs and impertinent chipmunks in southern Fuerteventura.
THE PAD With torpedo views opposite a Atlantic, pleasing drift and a biggest lagoon-style pool we’ve ever seen, Tui Magic Life is a smashing four-star review only 8km outward a gulf city of Morro del Jable on a southern tip of Fuerteventura.
There’s a packaged channel of activities for adults and kids including football, yoga, tennis, darts and archery – download a Tui Magic Life app for schedules and to book. There’s also an onsite kids’ club, as good as nightly flamenco shows and musical acts.
If we only wish to chillax, there are copiousness of isolated sunbeds on a halcyon patio unaware a ocean.
Don’t skip a outing down a stairs to a pleasing Esquinzo beach – it’s a high walk, though you’ll find dozens of chipmunks vital among a rocks.
Bring some seeds and you’ll have a changeable critters literally eating out of a palm of your hand.
EXPLORE Head to a beach during Jandia – a newer partial of Morro del Jable – where we can lease a double sunbed and parasol for £11 a day and suffer bluish waters, beach bars, roller propagandize and a kids’ playground. Afterwards, mooch along a beach towards a aged town, interlude during beachside cafeteria Diferencias for a jug of tasty ice-cold sangria, £6, as a object sets.
REFUEL Serving all from paella and pizza to pasta and steak, Magic Life’s smorgasboard grill is so good even picky eater Jude was in seventh heaven. There are also 3 speciality restaurants: Downtown, dishing adult travel food like tacos and drumsticks, The Flavour for a tellurian menu and The Bodega for tapas, including chorizo in cider and locally constructed goat’s cheese (FYI, there are some-more goats than people on a island).
Away from a resort, ramble a cobbled streets in a Morro del Jable aged town, where you’ll find a cluster of bars and restaurants, including a country Restaurante Charly for fresh-caught solitary and chips, £10.
DON’T MISS With some-more than 250 forms of animals, stately views unconditional down to a sea and a large cactus garden, Oasis Park wildlife centre is a must-visit. We took a guided debate with Martina, who done Jude her titular partner to feed a giraffes and camels.
Tickets cost from £52 for adults and £34 for children (Gotui.com). The highlight, however, was a Lemur Experience, when we get to go inside a enclosure. Sit still adequate and one of a leaping lemurs competence roost on your head, £8 for adults, £6 for kids (Fuerteventuraoasispark.com).
Tui offers 7 nights during Tui Magic Life from £639 per chairman on an comprehensive basement when requisitioned online, including lapse flights from London Gatwick and transfers (Tui.co.uk).