Platinum Selection Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahia Real Fuerteventura
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A stylish, tranquil haven
In a privileged beach front location, bordering Corralejo’s natural sand dunes and just 750m from the centre of Corralejo, visitors to the elegant low-rise Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahia Real enjoy spectacular views of the tiny island of Lobos and neighbouring Lanzarote.
It is the only official 5* Grand Luxury hotel on the island and has been honoured with numerous awards since it opened it’s doors: Conde Nast Johansens, Tripadvisor, Travellife gold.
The hotel features free style outdoor pools surrounded by tropical gardens, palatial reception rooms and luxurious bedrooms and currently boasts the best spa on the island.
Situated in an independent wing of the hotel the 3000m2 Spa Bahia Vital provides the perfect balance between mind and body and guests have no choice but to relax!
Further relaxation may be enjoyed on the golden sand beach located directly in front of the hotel where there are loungers and parasols for guests' use. Also located on this beach, the hotel has extended their offer to include the two new venues that have recently been launched, the Coco Beach Chill-out features Balinese beds and cocktail bar and the Coco beach Lounge & Club the new “a la carte” restaurant & bar, both on the piers facing the ocean with magnificent views to the neighbouring islands.
The hotel offers no less than six restaurants to choose from serving international, Mediterranean, French, Spanish and Japanese cuisine. There are also three bars to choose from, one of which is located on the beach.
Young guests are well catered for with a mini club, playground (parental supervision required), Wii games area (7-14 years) and a children’s pool.
For those looking to stay in touch there is free unlimited WiFi throughout the hotel and on the beach in front of the hotel.
Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand.
Indoor heated pool
Rooms suitable for people with disabilities
Kids club (supervised)
Outdoor heated pool
Wifi in public areas
Internet computer stations
PROPERTY TYPE: Hotel
NEAREST AIRPORT: Fuerteventura Airport
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Only 60 miles (100km) separates the island of Fuerteventura, second largest in the Canary archipelago, from the continent of Africa, and this sunny island shares the same latitude (and therefore similar weather conditions) with the renowned holiday destinations of Florida and Mexico. Unlike those bustling resort-ridden vacation stations though, much of Fuerteventura is relatively undiscovered, with more than 150 idyllic sandy beaches only sparsely populated and many seldom visited at all. The name of the island comes from the strong trade winds, which have made it a popular stop for windsurfing and kite surfing enthusiasts.
The island has an arid volcanic landscape, and apart from the beautiful beaches and a handful of developed tourist areas, not much to recommend it in the way of tourist amenities or attractions. This has kept the mega resorts and mass summer package-holiday trade at bay, but Fuerteventura does have a fair share of day trippers from the resorts of Lanzarote and Gran Canaria who come seeking a respite from the crowds. Fuerteventura is the ultimate Canary Islands destination for those wanting to get away from civilization and crowds and enjoy a sleepy, sunny holiday. The island's two main resort towns are Corralejo and Caleta del Fuste. Fuerteventura is easily accessible from the other islands in the archipelago by ferry or air. The Fuerteventura airport is situated close to the island's capital of Puerto del Rosario.
Fuerteventura is famous for its gorgeous beaches, ranging from stretches of white sands in the south, to the odd black sand beaches in the north. There are also charming little villages and harbours to enjoy, and a laid-back ambiance that characterises the entire island, making relaxation a welcome and inevitable consequence of visiting here. Fuerteventura does not have the glamorous nightlife or high-end attractions of some other Balearic destinations, but those coming here to enjoy its wholesome charms will not be disappointed.
Puerto del Rosario is the main town of Fuerteventura, and the most popular resorts are Correlejo and Caleta del Fuste, but to really experience local charm travellers should head to rustic little villages like El Cotillo and La Oliva, or the historic old town of Betancuria. The island's regular winds make it a good destination for water sports like windsurfing and kite surfing, and other fun activities include glass-bottomed boat adventures and camel rides on the beach. Families travelling with kids should try out the Baku Water Park and Fuerteventura Oasis Park.
Car hire is good value and most visitors tend to rent a vehicle by the week to get around Fuerteventura at their leisure. Public transport is decent though, with reliable and cheap buses, and ferries which are useful for getting from one side of the island to the other. If you are going to use buses regularly during your visit invest in a Tarjeta Dinero, a bus discount card.
Due to a special agreement with the European Union, the entire Canary Islands are a duty-free area which means that shopping for alcohol, tobacco, perfume and much more are popular pastimes for visitors to Fuerteventura. Although the island doesn't have the same concentration of shops as the more developed Canarian destinations, like Gran Canaria and Tenerife, there are still some decent shopping venues in the tourist centres of Fuerteventura.
The main resort town of Caleta de Fuste has the enormous Atlantico shopping centre with the usual chain stores found in large European cities. The resort of Puerto del Rosario has the island's largest shopping centre - Las Rotondas - with over 100,000 square feet (30,000 square metres) of retail space. Away from the glitzy, generic world of the shopping malls are the markets where Fuerteventura reveals some its personality. The markets of Corralejo, Caleta, Morro Jable and Costa Calma are worth browsing for fresh produce, pottery and textiles.
Shopping centres on Fuerteventura tend to have tiny entrances to combat the strong dusty winds which blow through town, so don't be fooled by small doors! You should bring your passport with you when paying by credit or debit card. Shops tend to open from 10am to 10pm, with smaller stores closing over lunch for siesta.
There are very few transport options available on the island of Fuerteventura. Public transport is limited to buses, which operate across the island. Buses serving Puerto del Rosario, Corralejo, Caleta de Fuste, Morro Jable and Costa Calma run most frequently. For other routes, passengers should consult a timetable. Those who plan on using buses regularly during their stay should invest in a 'BTF Bono' card. Taxis are available on the island and can be found at most busy locations or pre-booked ahead of time. As taxi travel can become quite expensive, travellers should consider the option of hiring a car in Fuerteventura, as this will not only save money but gives one the freedom to explore the island at a more leisurely pace. There are lots of car hire companies with offices at the airport.
Fuerteventura has a glorious climate all year with temperatures rarely dropping below 63°F (17°C) and often rising above 82°F (28°C) during the day. Gentle sea breezes keep the island from being too hot and extreme temperatures are rare. During the winter months, December to February, average temperatures range between 59°F (15°C) and 72°F (22°C). In the peak summer months, from June to August, average temperatures range between 68°F (20°C) and 82°F (28°C). Rainfall in the summer months is almost non-existent, but showers are possible between October and April. Over the winter months travellers will need a sweater and light trousers for evenings and possibly the odd rare cloudy day. Any other time of year visitors will only need the bare essentials such as shorts and T-shirts. Occasionally, sand-laden winds blow across Fuerteventura from the Sahara and can cause a rise in temperature and poor visibility.
The best and most popular time to visit Fuerteventura is between May and September, but the mild climate makes the island a wonderful holiday destination all year.
Once just a tiny fishing village on the north coast of Fuerteventura, Corralejo's harbour now receives ferries full of day-trippers from Playa Blanca in Lanzarote every day of summer, and the town plays host to hundreds of holidaymakers who are drawn to spend a sunny, sandy holiday in the island's largest resort. Although tourism is booming and development is keeping pace, the little port still retains its charm. The fishing village as was is now surrounded by apartments and hotels, and the waterfront promenade is lined with cafes and restaurants. Just outside the resort is a protected nature reserve boasting miles of undulating sand dunes. The surrounding beaches are more than inviting and visitors to this Spanish resort town are spoilt for choice: the sheltered Playa la Clavellina, just near the harbour, is perfect for windy days; Playa del Medano, which joins to Playa de Viejo, is lovely; Playa del Pozo, located just outside of Corralejo, is popular with nudists; and Flag Beach, fronting the main hotels, is a great venue for kitesurfing and windsurfing. The spacious sandy stretches ensure that the beaches don't feel too crowded despite the area's popularity.
Corralejo is not a bad shopping destination, if you can drag yourself off the beaches and out of the restaurants. The main street, Calle General Franco, is flanked with shops selling everything from radios to surfboards, and sunscreen to luxury watches. There is a good craft market on Saturdays at the Caleta de Fuste where tourists can bargain for souvenirs.
While in Corralejo, recommended eateries for holidaymakers include El Bribon, The Point Restaurant, El Pescador and the Taverna Los Piratas Bar Tapas. Individual eateries may come and go, but the waterfront promenade boasts numerous restaurants and cafes, many in charming converted historic houses, and as the resort expands the variety only increases. Corralejo's restaurants offer a wide choice, from good old English fish and chips to Mexican tacos or Indian curry. There is also a smattering of eateries serving up traditional Canarian cuisine and fresh seafood.
Most of the bars and restaurants in Corralejo are on the main street, Calle General Franco. There is a variety of bars and clubs, with everything from sports bars and karaoke to dance clubs and live music venues. The high street and town square have a number of quieter restaurants and lounges. The clubs close around 1am, but the bars often stay open later. Grab a copy of the free Fuerteventura Grapevine magazine for event listings and a nightlife guide.
Among the activities to keep holidaymakers busy in Corralejo are a variety of water sports, tennis, glass-bottom boat trips, ferry trips to Lanzarote, jeep safaris, island tours, mountain biking and motorcycle tours. The Baku Waterpark and Golf complex is centrally located.
Corralejo can be quite expensive and travellers on a budget should take this into account before booking a holiday. Families should be aware that the beach area around Playa de Pozo is popular with nudists, and that there are sometimes strong ocean currents.
Fuerteventura's busiest holiday resort has been built up around the town of Caleta de Fuste, also known as Castillo, about six miles (10km) south of the island's airport. The resort's horseshoe-shaped, gently sloping beach is man-made, covered with imported golden sand. Caleta de Fuste is a family orientated resort boasting a range of restaurants and bars. Holidaymakers at this Spanish resort town can enjoy the usual water sports and activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, water skiing, surfing and going on fishing trips. The town is well equipped with a number of crèches as well as massage parlours and beauty salons for the few occasions when you're not on the beach. The resort is steadily growing in facilities and popularity, the latest addition being a golf course. Accommodation is mainly in apartment blocks. Caleta de Fuste's central location makes it a good base from which to explore the rest of the island, although there is little public transport and hiring a car is necessary for most excursions.
Caleta de Fuste is a well-equipped tourist hub with a decent selection of shops and boutiques. There is a new shopping complex near the golf course which has a cinema and bowling alley as well as some good shops. Tourists will be able to find all they need and indulge in some recreational shopping if the urge takes them.
The long main street of the town is lined with low-rise buildings containing several restaurants and bars, which provide a good selection for tourists. Caleta de Fuste's top-rated eateries include Fado Rock Steak House and Risto Pizza La Torre.
The resort has a varied nightlife, with after-dark entertainment including live music, dancing venues and activities like karaoke. For a good night out in Caleta de Fuste, stop in at Mappy's Bar. If you want to partake in the nightlife it is a good idea to ensure that your accommodation is close to the town centre, as the ever-expanding nature of the resort can mean you are staying quite far from the entertainment hub.
There are numerous water sports on offer, including boat trips, scuba diving and snorkelling, and even undersea excursions in a submarine. The waters of the region are renowned for their population of dolphins and turtles, an exciting prospect for visitors. Other activities include things like golf, bowling and hiking. There is a castle in the main harbour area which was built in 1743, but otherwise not much in the way of historical or architectural attractions; however, there is great potential for excursions to nearby sites of interest if visitors can arrange transport.
Those who want to explore the island will find the resort conveniently situated, but the lack of reliable public transport can be frustrating.
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