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Tailor-made journeys and tours for individuals and small groups to selected destinations around the world from Burma to Italy, from Vietnam to India.
  • Luxury holidays to the Canary Islands

    Luxury holidays to the Canary Islands

    Our luxury holidays to the Canary Islands include a selection of four and five star beach resorts which cater for families and couples alike.
    The Canary Islands can be found sitting off the western coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. Warmed by year-round sunshine, the Canaries feature otherworldly landscapes of volcanic craters, lava deserts and cute coves with black-sand beaches. Meanwhile, steep hillsides and terraced farmland gives way to peaceful fishing villages and characterful old towns.
    In the west of the archipelago are the mountainous islands of Tenerife, La Palma, El Hierro and La Gomera. Expect black-sand beaches and buzzing resorts along Tenerife’s coastline whilst the interior is dominated by the dormant Mount Teide volcano. Meanwhile the three smaller islands remain relatively unspoiled, with landscapes including terraced hillsides, craggy cliffs and subtropical rainforests. The eastern isles consist of Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, each with a unique atmosphere and plenty of attractions – Gran Canaria is home to sprawling resorts as well as stunning scenery with forests, mountains and sand dunes; Fuerteventura is an arid and sparsely populated island with a desert-like landscape and long stretches of white sand beaches; while Lanzarote is a rugged island where lava flows have solidified to create a lunar landscape which contrasts with sandy beaches and green valleys.
    Due to their location in the Atlantic Ocean just 60 miles away from the coast of Morocco, the Canary Islands’ cultures fuse African, Latin American and European influences, creating a unique identity which is quite different to that of the Iberian Peninsula. Contrary to popular belief, there is no want for authenticity here....


    Local highlights

    There is great variation between the different islands which make up the Canaries, with each destination offering much for visitors to enjoy during their luxury holiday.
    Tenerife: Teide National Park, an area surrounding the volcano with stunning natural landscapes. Traditional towns such as La Orotava and La Laguna. The Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

    Fuerteventura: Untouched white- and black-sand beaches which surround the island. Betancuria, the island’s former capital which is now a picturesque town. Primitive stone dwellings in the village of Poblado de la Atalayita.
    Lanzarote: The Fire Mountains, a number of volvanoes which form part of Timanfaya National Park. The modern yet charming city of Arrecife. Teguise, an od-fashioned town which hosts a weekly market with folk dancing. Volcanic caves at Jameos del Agua.
    Gran Canaria: Picturesque towns and fishing villages such as Puerto do Mogán and Agaete. Undulating sand dunes at Maspalomas, a protected nature reserve. Botanical gardens in Tarifa. Cave complexes in the valley of Barranco de Guayadeque. Views of the volcanic crater at the Caledra de la Bandama. The old quarter of the island’s capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
    La Palma: Santa Cruz de la Palma, the island’s colourful capital where you will find cobbled streets, buildings with pretty wooden balconies and a full-sized replica of Columbus’ ship. Caldera de Taburiente National Park, set in a volcanic crater at the island’s centre. Picturesque villages including El Paso which is still known for its silk production.
    El Hierro: The extensive network of walking trails which traverse the volcanic interior of the island, designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Natural seawater pools along the coastline, as well as excellent scuba diving opportunities.
    La Gomera: San Sebastián, the island’s main town where Christopher Columbus stayed before sailing to the New Wold. Stunning natural scenery including terraced hillsides, subtropical rainforest, dramatic gorges, steep cliffs, picturesque coves and black-sand beaches. Garonjay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Due to the geographical location, gastronomy in the Canary Islands incorporates elements of Spanish, African and Latin American cuisine. A staple of Canarian cuisine is fish, which may be grilled, baked, salted or dried in the sun, along with shellfish which is also abundant. Bananas and tropical fruits are all grown across the islands, whilst rum, Malvasía wine and goat’s cheeses are also produced. Key ingredients include ‘Gofio’ (cornmeal which is used in bread and stews), ‘Mojo’ (a sauce which contains either coriander or chili peppers and is frequently served with fish and meat) and ‘Papas arrugadas’ (a kind of jacket potato which is cooked in salt water). Typical dishes include ‘Sancocho’ (boiled fish served with potatoes), ‘Puchero canario’ (a hearty stew made with meat and vegetables) and ‘Bienmesabe’ (an almond cream dessert).

    Local events
    January - February: Canary Islands Music Festival. February: Carnival celebrations. March: Holiy week celebrations. 29 April: Festival of the Aborigines, April-May: Cheese Festivals, 30 May: Day of the Canary Islands, May/June: Corpus Christi celebrations, 14 & 15 June: Festival of Saint John, marking the beginning of summer. July: Festival of the patron saint of fisherman. July: Canary Islands Jazz festival. 14 & 15 August: Festival of Virgen del Candelaria.

    The Canary Islands’ year-round sunshine, clear skies and spring-like temperatures make them a suitable holiday destination for all seasons. Winters are mild with average temperatures of around 17 degrees, whilst summers are warm with temperatures of around 24 degrees. Most of the islands are cooler and wetter in the northeast thanks to the trade winds which prevent the temperatures from getting too hot in the summer.

    Travel arrangements

    By air: It is possible to fly directly from UK airports to Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Tenerife’s South Airport with airlines including British Airways (although some routes are seasonal). Low cost airlines fly to Tenerife’s North Airport as well as La Palma and Fuerteventura. La Gomera is served by low cost airline from Tenerife, whilst El Hierro can be reached from Gran Canaria. Other islands are linked by short flights with low cost airlines. Most hotels and resorts located throughout the Canary Islands offer transfer services.

    By ferry: There are frequent ferry services between the islands.

    Hire-cars: For visitors who wish to explore any of the Canary Islands, a hire-car is an incredibly convenient way to travel around. However it is not possible to take hire-cars between islands.

    Two centre recommendations

    Experience the great diversity of the Canary Islands by visiting more than of the islands during your luxury holiday, travelling by ferry or hydrofoil. Perhaps stay for a few days on Tenerife before travelling to nearby La Gomera or one of the other smaller islands.

     Canary Islands East 24 Mar 16 

    Canary Islands West 24 Mar 16
  • Island hopping of the western Canaries

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    Discover the spectacular natural scenery of Tenerife, El Hierro, La Gomera and La Palma.
  • Seaside Grand Hotel Resdiencia - Luxury holidays to Gran Canaria

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    The Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia is in the seaside resort of Maspalomas in southern Gran Canaria.

    Sheraton Gran Canaria Salobre Golf Resort

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    A sophisticated, family-friendly hotel in Gran Canaria.
  • Hotel San Roque - Luxury holidays to Tenerife

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    Hotel San Roque is a four star hotel in Garachico, a seaside village in northern Tenerife

    Vincci Seleccion La Plantacion Del Sur - Luxury holidays to Tenerife

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    Vincci Seleccion La Plantacion del Sur is a five star hotel near the beach in southern Tenerife. 

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    Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque - Luxury holidays to Tenerife

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    A luxurious resort on the southwestern coast of Tenerife, set within tropical gardens alongside the beach.

    Parador de Las Canadas del Teide - Luxury holidays to Tenerife

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    The Parador de Las Canadas del Teide is situated on the Teide mountainside in Tenerife.

    Hotel Botanico - Luxury holidays to Tenerife

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    The five-star Hotel Botanico is set away from the beach in the northern portion of Tenerife.
  • Sheraton Fuereventura Resort - Luxury holidays to Fuerteventura

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    The five-star Sheraton Fuerteventura is a beachside resort on the east coast of Fuerteventura.

    Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahia Real - Luxury holidays to Fuerteventura

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    The five-star Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahía Real is situated on the edge of sand dunes in Fuerteventura.
  • Parador de La Gomera - Luxury holidays to La Gomera

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    The Parador de La Gomera sits in a cliffside position overlooking the port of San Sebastian. 
  • Hotel Hacienda de Abajo - Luxury holidays to La Palma

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    The 4 star adults only Hacienda de Abajo offers a taste of the natural and cultural beauty of the Canary Islan

    Parador de La Palma - Luxury holidays to La Palma

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    The four star Parador de La Palma is in an excellent seafront location with magnificent panoramic views.
  • Parador de El Hierro - Luxury holidays to El Hierro

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    The Parador de El Hierro is an exclusive, secluded hotel on the seafront of the Canary Islands’ least develope
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    Climate varies dramatically from region to region, with the meseta (high tableland of central Spain), Ebro basin and Andalucia scorching in summer (up to 45 degrees Centigrade), cold and dry in winter. The Mediterranean coast and Balearic Islands get a little more rain than Madrid, and the south can be even hotter in summer. The Mediterranean, particularly around Alicante, also provides Spain’s warmest waters (reaching 27°C or so in August). Barcelona’s weather is typical of the coast – milder than in inland cities but more humid.


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