In May we are off on our very first family holiday abroad as a family of five, my eldest daughter has been abroad lots of times (and has recently returned from another holiday) but my little two have never left the UK before. Now that they are getting a little older (3 and 4) and easier to manage we are really looking forward to taking them on lots of holidays to create some magical family memories. As a child I was really lucky that I used to go abroad twice a year, a two week family holiday in March and then a week last minute holiday every October. As we often holidayed out of season we often visited the Spanish Canary Islands as they have all year sunshine. I spent most of my teenage years holidaying in the Canaries and I have visited the main four islands numerous times.
I have such fond memories of our family holidays, I would spend hours in the pool with my brother, we would explore the island and have such a nice time as a family. I want my own children to have the same special memories that I have and for us to spend quality time together as a family without school and work getting in the way.
We have a holiday to Spain booked for next spring but we are already thinking of booking another holiday for next winter and Fuerteventura looks like where we will be heading. I visited Fuerteventura resort Corralejo about eighteen years ago and there was not much there when we visited. However, over recent years Fuerteventura has grown in popularity and expanded to become the ideal family holiday destination. So many of my friends have visited recently and recommended it to us and the more I hear about it the more I want to revisit.
With all year sunshine, it really is the ideal place to head for a holiday at any time of the year, you can get some great deals on holidays there too from travel companies such at Holiday Gems which you can find out more about here. Not only does Fuerteventura have all year sunshine but it also has no time difference and is also only around a four and a half hour flight from the UK, with white sandy beaches and so much to see and do.
I just know my children would love to visit the Oasis Park or Baku water parks or go on a camel ride in the desert. Being an island it also offers a great variety of water sport and diving for those who are more adventurous or you can even go on a boat trip to nearby Lanzarote for the day, which I have been on myself.
I can just imagine staying in one of the lovely whitewashed hotel buildings, lazing by the pool in the sunshine with a cocktail in hand whilst the children splash around in the pool. Fingers crossed we have enough pennies left over from our wedding so we can book a winter getaway to Fuerteventura, as I am desperate to return.
Have you been to Fuerteventura before? If so let me know what you recommend in the comments below.