The Best Family-Friendly Hotels in the Canary Islands

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by Tristan Rutherford, Matthew Hirtes, Andrea Montgomery, The Daily Telegraph

An expert guide to the best family-friendly hotels in the Canary Islands, including the best for fun splash pools, a wide range of sports facilities, state of the art kids' clubs and golden sand beaches, in locations including Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and La Gomera.

Tenerife

The Ritz-Carlton, Abama Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

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8 Telegraph expert rating

Generally considered to be the best hotel on Tenerife, The Ritz-Carlton, Abama is a luxurious, Moroccan-styled hotel with its own championship golf course, an indulgent spa, a secluded golden beach and a two Michelin-starred restaurant. The state-of-the-art Ritz Kids' Club, designed in partnership with oceanographer Jean Michel Cousteau's team, features daily activities to open little minds to the wonders of the natural world. Read expert review From £309per nightCheck availabilityRates provided byBooking.com

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Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

9 Telegraph expert rating

An opulent, hip hotel with a young, vibrant atmosphere, film star looks, deluxe rooms, a plethora of facilities and an adults-only option for lavish indulgence. The hotel has super facilities for families, including a kids' pools, Mini Club, a theatre with live shows and full entertainment programme. Upgrade to the 'Red Level' family service for an exclusive lounge, ice cream treats and PlayStation. Read expert review From £310per nightCheck availabilityRates provided byBooking.com

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Costa Adeje Gran Hotel Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

8 Telegraph expert rating

The Costa Adeje Gran hotel is an immensely popular, five-star hotel in upmarket Costa Adeje offering superb customer service and excellent value for money, particularly if you opt for all-inclusive. Hugely popular with families, the hotel offers a mini club with its own 'beach' and nightly disco for children aged four to 12 years. There are also endless activities for teens, including a mini arcade and a billiards hall. Read expert review From £123per nightCheck availabilityRates provided byBooking.com

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Roca Nivaría Gran Hotel Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

8 Telegraph expert rating

A chic, luxurious and friendly five-star hotel on a spectacular headland in Playa Paraiso. Enjoy uninterrupted ocean views and beautiful sunsets over La Gomera, and unwind in the elegant spa. The outside space is spectacular with palm-studded lawns, a meandering stream, sun terraces and an impressive waterfall linking two large infinity pools, two heated children's pools and a whirlpool tub. It’s great for families thanks to the kids’ and babies’ clubs, a submarine-themed games room and a pirate buffet. Read expert review From £168per nightCheck availabilityRates provided byBooking.com

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Gran Canaria

Hotel Cordial Mogan Playa Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

8 Telegraph expert rating

This four-star located on an ancient acropolis is full of surprises. It enjoys a micro-climate considered one of the world’s best by Unesco, and has won awards for its commitment to sustainability. Add to that an archaeological park, and a botanic garden, and you have one of the island's most intriguing hotels. There’s a kids' club for younger children and an arcade with air hockey and table football for teens. There's also a bowling alley, offering entertainment for all the family. Read expert review From £160per nightCheck availabilityRates provided byBooking.com

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Hotel Paradise Valle Taurito Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

8 Telegraph expert rating

Located next to the Lago Taurito waterpark (free entry is included in the all-inclusive package), this four-star property boasts thrills and spills on its doorstep, with rides that a popular with tots and teens alike. Within the resort guests can find padel, squash, a gym and tennis courts, a bowling alley, mini club, mini golf course, and a sandy beach just feet from the hotel. Read expert review From £52per night

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Lopesan Villa del Conde Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

8 Telegraph expert rating

Set apart from Meloneras’ shopping centres, you would be forgiven for thinking Villa del Conde isolated — until you realise, as its name suggests, that it’s a village in its own right. There are five swimming pools, one of them saltwater. There’s a kids’ club offering a full range of activities for children aged four to 12. The evening shows offered six nights a week are family-friendly. There’s also a mini disco. Teens are equally well catered for, with waterpolo, football, beach volleyball, and tennis. With five restaurants, including buffet options to choose, from, even the fussiest little eaters should be satisfied. Read expert review From £159per nightCheck availabilityRates provided byBooking.com

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Lanzarote 

Hipotels La Geria Hotel Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

7 Telegraph expert rating

One of the best four-star offerings around, near the lively resort of Puerto del Carmen. It has a nice indoor-outdoor feel, owing to its earthy tones, while some of the largest palm trees on the island encircle the large freeform pool. There is a playground, a children’s section of the main pool, and a club for youngsters aged between four and 12 years. Evening shows and discos also make the hotel attractive to family visitors. Cots and highchairs are available for younger guests. Read expert review From £65per nightCheck availabilityRates provided byBooking.com

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Club La Santa Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

7 Telegraph expert rating

Club La Santa holds a deserved reputation as a fun family getaway and a sports resort loved by both amateurs and professionals. Scheduled child-friendly activities take place around the resort and at the children’s club. Guests can indulge in family spa days too. In apartments and suites, cots and high chairs are provided at no extra cost. Child-sized sports equipment and babyjoggers can also be hired. Read expert review From £112per night

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Seaside Los Jameos Playa Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

9 Telegraph expert rating

Los Jameos, a collection of charming Spanish haciendas surrounding a palm-strewn pool complex, is timelessly elegant. From free cava on arrival to knockout Iberian feasts, this primly positioned four-star resort ensures a thoroughly Spanish welcome to all its guests. Family-friendly touches include early breakfast and dinner opening hours, and a kids’ club (ages four-11) that enjoys its own play park, pool and sandpit plus daily (except Sundays) activities from sand sculpture to UNO competitions and T-shirt painting. Read expert review From £134per nightCheck availabilityRates provided byBooking.com

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Fuerteventura 

Barceló Castillo Beach Resor Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain

8 Telegraph expert rating

This Caleta de Fuste four-star hotel is a resort within a resort. It adds some glitz and glamour to the east of Fuerteventura’s most popular destination, masquerading as an authentic-looking Canarian fishing village in the process. The U-Spa has a thermal circuit and five treatment rooms designed in Oriental fashion. There are six outdoor pools (three for adults and three for children). Read expert review From £57per nightCheck availabilityRates provided byBooking.com

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La Gomera

Hotel Jardín Tecina La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain

8 Telegraph expert rating

Poised atop a clifftop on the pristine island of La Gomera, with bracing views of the ocean and Mount Teide on Tenerife, this is a little cracker of a property: five swimming pools, an 18-hole golf course, sea-view rooms, and very decent half-board dining options. Further facilities include tennis, squash, volleyball, padel courts, and even a mini disco for the children. Family rooms provide plenty of space, and a babysitting service is available at an additional cost. Read expert review From £88per nightCheck availabilityRates provided byBooking.com

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This article was written by Tristan Rutherford, Matthew Hirtes and Andrea Montgomery from The Daily Telegraph and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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