The Canary Islands have been a family holiday go-to for decades, which means they’re often taken a little bit for granted. So in case you’ve forgotten how exciting the archipelago really is, or you’ve only tried one island and ignored the others, or you’ve never tried any of them: here’s a quick guide to picking the perfect Canary for your next family holiday.
The largest of the Canaries is a great all-rounder for multi-gen family holidays. Kids love the beaches and theme parks, especially in the sunny south. But the balance of lively resorts and more authentic towns and villages, goes a long way to keeping everyone happy: even on the busiest coast. You’re never far from spectacular, untamed landscape anywhere in Tenerife and most of it is amazingly accessible. A vast choice of places to stay, from large holiday villas to five star oceanfront resorts is another plus point in the multi-gen mix. Then you only have to add long, hot summers – plus warm winters – and it’s hard to imagine anywhere that’s a better fit for bigger than average clans.