Self-catering apartments, luxury five-star hotels, and villas with private pools, I’ve got 10 winter sun holidays in the Canary Islands to help you plan your next break away.
Have you been dreaming of beach days and balmy nights? Are you chomping at the bit go get away? This Digital Covid Certificate will facilitate travel within the EU next month, so I think now might be a good time to plan some winter sun holidays to the Canary Islands.
With direct flights from many Irish airports, average temperatures of 20°, and plenty duty free shopping, it’s no surprise that the Canary Islands is the number one choice for winter sun holidays from Ireland.
I have hand-picked ten great winter sun holidays for one week, departing on various dates from November – February. Don’t worry if the dates I have chosen don’t suit, they can be changed – simply edit the dates to suit your requirements when you click on the links below.
I know many of you have Aer Lingus and Ryanair vouchers to use, so you can use this post as a guideline. Choose one of the accommodation options below, and contact your airline or travel agent to book flights.
I advise you to book hotels or apartments with free cancellation, and for that reason I have priced all of accommodation below with flexible rates, in fact many hotels allow you to book now and pay later – so you don’t even need to pay a deposit. All hotels and apartments are highly rated on TripAdvisor with great reviews from previous guests. Note, these winter sun holidays contain affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.
1. Lanzarote: Bitacora Apartments, 21st November, €290pp
Lanzarote is Ireland’s most popular destination for winter sun holidays. There are so many great resorts, but I love the old town of Puerto del Carmen – having a drink at one of the waterfront cafes as the sun sets over the harbour is a lovely way to end your day. I found a great deal in the popular Bitacora apartments which are located within walking distance to the centre and the beach.
Price for flights and a seven-night stay on the 18th of November is just €290 per person. If that date doesn’t suit, simply change the dates to suit your requirements when you click on the links below.
2. Gran Canaria: 4-Star Gloria Palace Hotel & Thalasso Amadores, B&B, 25th January, €679pp
Perched on a cliff with stunning views of the sea, and only 300 meters from the beach, it is not surprising why the Gloria Palace Amadores Hotel and Thalasso is a firm favourite with Irish holidaymakers.
Situated between Puerto Rico and Mogan, this hotel offers the best of both worlds – a relaxing holiday with the option to travel to nearby resorts if you fancy a livelier scene. Renowned for its high quality cuisine, attentive staff and for having one of Europe’s top thalassotherapy centres, can you think of a better way to beat the January blues?
View flights here €176pp
View hotel here €503pp
3. Tenerife: 5-star Hard Rock Hotel, 2nd December €839pp
The beachfront Hotel Tenerife is one of the island’s most popular luxury hotels. With three , a beach club, spa and fitness centre, as well as a host of dining and entertainment options, this is the place to be seen in Tenerife.
View flights here €129pp
View hotel here €710pp
4. Fuerteventura: 4-Star Correlejo Beach Apartments, 9th November, €439pp
The CorralejoCorralejo, The harbour is just 400 metres away where you can catch the ferry to the neighbouring island of Lanzarote. There is an outdoor pool, restaurant, snack bar and gym, as well as a games room for billiards and darts.
View flights here €194pp
View flights here €245pp
5. Lanzarote: 4-Star All Inclusive Aequora Lanzarote Suites, 9th February, €776pp
Located just five-minutes walk from the beach, the modern Aequora Lanzarote Suites are one of the most popular hotels in Puerto del Carmen. With five outdoor pools and three restaurants – one of which is an adults-only restaurant, you will be spoilt for choice. Note you will see many rates when you click on the link below, but I have priced this with free cancellation and on an all-inclusive basis, where all meals and drinks are included in the cost of your stay.
Check flights here €141pp
View hotel here €635pp All Inclusive
6. Tenerife: Beverly Hills Apartments 8th February, €342pp
Located just outside the popular resort of Los Cristianos, with some excellent amenities on site, this is a great value choice for winter sun holidays. The apartments have an outdoor pool, sauna, fitness centre, restaurant and bar, as well as some great sports facilities including a bowling alley, tennis and billiards. The property also offers a free shuttle service to Playa de Las Americas and Los Cristianos.
Check flights here €137pp
View hotel here €205pp
7. Gran Canaria: 4-Star Adult-Only Sol Mogan Suites, 2nd November, €412pp
The Adults Only Sol Mogan Suites is one of the most sought after properties in Gran Canaria. The modern suites have a kitchenette and a barbecue, and its location is ideal for couples looking for winter sun holidays in a relaxed surrounding.
Check flights here €176pp
View hotel here €236pp
8. Tenerife: All Inclusive Paradise Park Hotel, 18th January, €697pp
Paradise Park Fun Lifestyle Hotel has been a popular choice for holidaymakers for many years. Its all-inclusive package includes meals and drinks throughout your stay, and its excellent facilities include five swimming pools, four hot tubs, a sauna, small fitness centre and aerobic classes. This is a great choice for people looking for winter sun holidays with all meals and drinks included in the cost.
Check flights here €137pp
View hotel here €560pp All Inclusive
9. Lanzarote: 3-bedroom villa with private pool, 1st December, 4 sharing, €307pp
This gorgeous villa boasts a private heated pool with a spacious sun terrace and garden, and is ideally located close to the popular resort of Playa Blanca. It is just 600 metres from the Las Coloradas beach and Playa Blanca’s marina is just 1500 metres away.
Check flights here €142pp
See villa here €179pp
10. Fuerteventura: 3-bedroom villa with private pool, 10th February, 4 sharing, €386pp
This modern villa is located beside the Las Salinas de Antigua golf course, and the popular resort town of Caleta De Fuste. The pool is surrounded by a large garden and terrace with sea views from the back of the villa. This villa receives excellent reviews from previous guests and is an ideal choice for friends, golfers or families.
Search flights here €120pp
See villa here €266pp
Prices are correct at the time of issue but are subject to change. Please note some of these winter sun holidays include affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.