Fuerteventura, or “Strong Winds” in Kings English, sits in the Atlantic just 15km from Lanzarote through the Strait of Bocaina. With such a small distance, you would assume the islands to be similar, but you could not be farther from the truth.
It may be the neighbour of Lanzarote, but in terms of the island’s landscape, they couldn’t be more different. Fuerteventura is known for its’ pristine white sand beaches and warm winds all year round. With over 150 beaches, the island is a paradise for beach lovers. Perfect for that romantic Adult Only holiday you have promised yourself and your partner.
Boasting a landscape including beaches, volcanoes and a desert, Fuerteventura feels wilder and more isolated than the larger islands. The variety of landscapes makes for a great Adult Only holiday. Whether you enjoy sunbathing, exploring or water sports, Fuerteventura is the island for you.
Fuerteventura feels rugged and more desolate than islands such as Tenerife or Gran Canaria, so if you’re looking for a far-flung volcanic or beach escape, this is the perfect destination.
With easy links from the UK, there is no excuse to put off that holiday any longer. To help, we have compiled the definitive list of Adult Only hotels for you to drool and dream over.
What is an Adult-Only Hotel?
The Adult Only tag has differing opinions on what is included and what services are offered. The hotels generally do not allow minors under 18 to access the hotel, although some do let in teens over 16 years of age, so check before you book.
There is also a misconception that Adult Only also means couples only. This myth is entirely false, and many single adults enjoy holidaying with people with similar tastes without children around. And it is an excellent opportunity to make new friends.
Key Benefits of Adult-Only Hotels
Adult Only hotels tend to be at the luxury end of the market as the clientele enjoy being spoiled by the finer things life offers when holidaying. The hotels often have fantastic dining and entertainment options, so you rarely need to leave the stunning surroundings of your chosen hotel or resort.
Many Adult Only hotels offer Spa services and “Experiences”. Experiences range from champers and chocolates on arrival to lavish speciality dinners cooked by private chefs. These hotels know their clients and are aware that making memories is paramount.
Activities are always well designed for the age range of the guests and vary from gentle walks on the beach to high-octane watersports. It is your holiday, and you can enjoy it however you want!
This standard of hotel prides itself on its restaurant capabilities. Many have internationally renowned chefs, and some even have Michelin awards. With no kids to cater for, the menus are always exciting and use local fresh produce to produce the highest quality gastronomic experiences.
A modern phrase used by hardworking Adults is to detach or disengage from daily life. What better way to charge those run-down batteries than sunshine, fabulous beaches and a top-quality child-free hotel in peaceful surroundings in stunning Fuerteventura?
Top Adult-Only Hotels
Avanti Lifestyle Hotel
Initially opened in 1969, this hotel has been a fixture in the northeastern town of Carralejo since. It is ideally located for a stroll into the pretty town to enjoy the bars, restaurants and ambience.
This premium boutique hotel has only 20 rooms ranging from the very well-appointed “Cozy Rooms” to the stunning Penthouse if you can find any availability! Many rooms come with large balconies and private sunbeds to relax on. The rooms are exquisitely appointed, and the facilities will leave you wanting for nothing.
Although the hotel does not have a pool, it does have a Jacuzzi.
On the rooftop, you will find a bar and the restaurant “Rompeolas” or, translated, Breakwater. The restaurant serves Michelin quality food but without the inflated prices. The cuisine is Spanish and seafood based. The rooftop bar can fulfil your drink requirements with ease, and there is a comfortable lounge section with stunning sea views. Breakfast is taken in the restaurant, and for many guests, it is the highlight of the stay.
The hotel is known for its exceptional service from the concierge staff and the 24-hour reception where nothing is too much trouble, even organising trips and events for guests.
Barceló Fuerteventura Royal Level
Hold the press!! – This 129-room hotel was refurbished in early 2022. The Barceló Fuerteventura Royal Level is designed to indulge you with fantastic food, relaxation and comfort.
It is located on the beachfront at Caleta de Fuste. This hotel is part of the Barceló Fuerteventura Beach Resort, a four-hotel resort providing 1st class service and premium benefits for their Royal Level guests.
As expected, the outside space is stunning, with an Adult only pool surrounded by loungers and shady palms. There are beautiful gardens all around the property for a romantic stroll.
At the hotel, the rooms are fitted with a balcony and a 55” TV. The two bedrooms suite also has a sofa bed to accommodate more guests or friends.
Within the resort, you can access seven different restaurants. The El Ancla buffet and the Terra Sana are exclusive to “Royal” customers. The Fuerteventura Mar has the Tindaya and the Mafasca buffet providing ” show” cooking of meats, fish, and Spanish cuisines. La Dolce Vita is, yes, you got it, an Italian, and Hanami restaurant that showcases the best Asian cuisine. The à la carte Palo Santo Mexican Restaurant is a spectacular, spacious venue with indoor and outdoor seating. There are also snack facilities at most of the seven bars.
Sports make up a large part of the activities in this fantastic Adult only hotel in Fuerteventura. By the marina, there are beach volleyball, table tennis, mini-golf, paddle tennis, football and many more options.
For something less strenuous, the hotel has an instructor for stretching and yoga under the palms.
The Thalasso Spa is included for “Royal” guests and is over 3000m2. It has five treatment rooms, two activity rooms, a state-of-the-art gym and pools with jets to massage those tired muscles.
To round off the guest services, there is a 24-hour front desk, an ATM and a currency exchange.
Barcelo Corralejo Bay
Location: Corralejo | Guest Rating: 4.5/5 | Star Rating: 4* | Best Room: Suite Deluxe with outdoor hot tub | Restaurants: 2 | Pools: 3 | Spa Services: Yes
The hotel Barcelo Corralejo Bay is a fantastic choice for travellers to explore the maritime town of Corralejo.
The Port of Corralejo is only a short walk away. You can enjoy the seafaring atmosphere and catch a ferry to Lanzarote to explore the Canaries even further.
The 241 rooms come very well equipped, with all rooms having access to a balcony or terrace. The Suites Deluxe also have terraces and outdoor hot tubs for relaxing those stresses away. Both suite styles have a sofa bed so that the rooms can accommodate three guests. The hotel provides full-room service to all guests.
The vast pool has plenty of sun loungers and provides soft fluffy towels to enjoy the peaceful tropical surroundings whilst having a dip. There is a poolside bar and restaurant where you can take breakfast and enjoy a selection of gourmet foods at lunchtime.
The main restaurant provides a buffet selection in the evenings and a table service for drinks.
Note that men must wear long trousers in the evening whilst dining, and ladies must have formal attire. I’m not sure what that phrase means anymore, and it does seem somewhat overbearing for what is essentially a buffet.
Entertainment is provided near the pool in the afternoon and the main bar during the evenings.
This adult-only hotel is fully adapted for guests with disabilities. Still, it is always best to contact a hotel first to ensure they can meet your particular needs and avoid disappointment.
Activities are plentiful, with captivating outlets like painting, aquafit and Latin dancing. Although the movements tend to be aimed at the hotel’s prominent older clientele, they can be booked using the hotel’s unique phone app.