You heard right – the Canary Islands are back baby. From 4am on Sunday 25 October you can fly to the Spanish islands from the UK without having to quarantine when you return, meaning a winter sun holiday is very much back in play.
All the Canaries – Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Fuerteventura and La Palma – have much to offer the sun-seeking tourist, from beach resorts and laid-back holidays to rugged volcanic landscapes, moreish food and captivating culture. To celebrate the Canaries’ return along a travel corridor, we’ve rounded up four of the best winter sun deals to the islands from easyJet Holidays. Book now and you’ll be winging your way to the warmth in no time.
The one for a classic beach break
WHY It's the underrated all-rounder of the gang, with natural beauty and white sand in spades. Fuerteventura is often overlooked in favour of Tenerife and Lanzarote, but the second-largest Canary is a hot hub of Unesco-certified natural splendour, pristine beaches and beautiful historic sites. Oh, and fine resorts in which to decompress, of course.
BOOK NOW Lapped by the Atlantic on the island’s southern stretches, Esquinzo is a laid-back little commune overlooked by sun-baked peaks, and flecked with excellent, family-and-couples-friendly stays. One of the most serene is Alua Village Fuerteventura: a four-star hotel with panoramic coastal views, four shining pools, a programme of land sports and – crucially – an in-house spa centre. It’s within spitting distance of the village’s tip-top tavernas, the wild sands of Butihondo Beach and, if all the reclining gets a little too tranquil, the beautifully barren expanses and trails of Jandía Natural Park.