I have good reason to be in love with Fuerteventura! I believe that this wonderfully beautiful island was the catalyst to me carrying on living. I was seriously ill in 2000, but I had an amazing consultant surgeon who worked miracles and I was sent to recuperate by my company to assist in the Fuerteventura office (which was code for ‘go away, get better and forget about work’). I instantly fell in love with Fuerteventura and after spending time in the glorious sunshine, relaxing and eating lovely fresh fish with the locals, I was in remission.
When I had the chance to revisit again this year with Colin, I couldn’t wait for him to see this wonderful ‘happy place’ of mine and considering it had just been our sixth anniversary, it was a fabulous treat.
We stayed in the adults-only part of Atlantis Junior Suites in Corralejo, which is a lovely quaint harbour town in the north of the island. The staff are so friendly and helpful and loved it when Colin tried out his pidgin Spanish!
In the Premium Club adults-only area there was a lovely serenity pool with luxury loungers and Balinese beds. It had its own bar and meals area and access to La Scala which is the Premium Club restaurant on site.
The property was literally 50 yards from the beach in Corralejo, but it did run a courtesy shuttle to the sand-dunes if you fancied a different beach. We went into town quite a bit and if it was just too hot we would grab a taxi for 3 Euros back to our hotel.
Revisiting the harbour area again brought all the emotions back, as we sat at that same restaurant with the same meal that I had loved in 2000. Garlic prawns with Canarian potatoes and Mojo sauce.
With a flight of just over 4 hours from Newcastle, this is an excellent, reasonably priced destination to get some well-earned sun and relaxation all year round.
This week was all about returning with Colin and ticking some relaxation boxes, which we did in spades!