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 champing at the bit to get away? With pre-departure no longer required on your return, I think now might be a good time to think about think about last minute 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 in January and 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.
All hotels and apartments are highly rated on TripAdvisor with great reviews from previous guests, however, it is important to note that facilities are subject to change. 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: Sold Out
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 30th January is just €298 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, 3rd February, €735pp
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?
Check flights here €101pp
View hotel here €634pp
3. Tenerife: SOLD OUT
The Gran Oasis Resort is one of the most popular hotels in Tenerife. It receives an Excellent rating on TripAdvisor and was a Travellers Choice Award Winner last year. It is located halfway between Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas, so you have the choice of resorts to visit, and it just 5 minutes away from the beach on the free shuttle bus. Of course all meals and drinks are included in the price, so you may not want to leave…
This super deal is a package holiday with TUI, and includes flights transfers and checked baggage for seven nights. Other dates are available, so simply edit the search below to suit your requirements.
View offer here
4. Fuerteventura: 4-Star Correlejo Beach Apartments, 8th February, €365pp
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.
Check flights here €95pp
View Apt here €270pp
5. Lanzarote: 4-Star All Inclusive Aequora Lanzarote Suites, 8th February, €804pp
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 staying in a junior suite 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 €104pp
View hotel here €700pp All Inclusive
6. Tenerife: Colon II Apartments, 18th January, €328pp Inc Baggage & Transfers
Located just in the heart of Playa de Las Americas, this popular apartments are the perfect choice for anyone looking for a winter sun holiday in a lively location. The large outdoor pool is a huge hit with guests and the beach less than five minutes walk away.
This super deal includes flights, transfers and checked baggage too!
7. Gran Canaria: 4-Star Adult-Only Sol Mogan Suites, 14th February €383pp
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 €103pp
View hotel here €280pp
8. Lanzarote: 3-bedroom villa with private pool, 15th January, 4 sharing, €293pp
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 €106pp
Check villa here €187pp
9. Fuerteventura: 5-Star Iberostar Selection Fuerteventura Palace, Half Board, 1st February €879pp
This superb hotel is firmly on my own wish list. It is arguably Fuerteventura’s best hotel, and certainly one the best in the Canary Islands. It boasts a wide variety of dining options, three bars and four swimming pools. It also happens to be located on one of the Canary Islands best beaches – it is 25km long. You can also choose to upgrade to all inclusive for an extra €200 per person.
Check flights here €75pp
View hotel here €804pp
10. Tenerife: 5-star Hard Rock Hotel, B&B, 30th January €869pp
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.
Check flights here €83pp
View hotel here €786pp
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.