B’s editor Sally J. Hall visits the family friendly destination in the Canary Islands
The Canary Islands are popular with families and sun-seekers, as the islands get sunshine all year round, so it’s ideal no matter when you want to travel and if you have a young baby, you can take advantage of travelling out of school holiday time.
The Robinson Club resorts are great for young families, with all the equipment and facilities you need for a relaxing break, plus they are all-inclusive, so you don’t need to cook or worry whether a fussy child will find things to eat.
Set above a beautiful sandy beach, Esquinzo Playa is a little oasis of lush grass, bougainvillea and palm trees surrounding the Spanish-style buildings that form the resort. It’s well fenced, so there’s no danger of children wandering off.
At the top end of the resort are the restaurant, a theatre, the office where you can book activities and excursions and a bar area to sit and relax in while the kids play; there is a different activity or food experience here each evening. There are additional, smaller restaurants if you fancy a late breakfast or lunch or would like to book an a la carte meal.
The main restaurant has an amazing array of food, much of it cooked in front of your eyes by the chefs (try an omelette cooked to your liking for breakfast or freshly caught fish at supper time) and there’s plenty to tempt even the fussiest of kids. You can try your child with some new and exciting dishes, yet always find something they’ll eat, even if it’s just some bread and fruit, which takes the stress out of meal times.
For the adults, there’s a spa and wellness area where you can take time out, have a spa treatment or relax in the sauna and pool. There’s a bar there too for a cheeky Aperol Spritz before heading back to spend more time with your family. The resort has several pools to enjoy with the kids and you can play tennis or take part in a fitness class while the kids are cared for in the Roby Club.
Activities are offered here according to your kids’ ages and if you travel with a baby, there’s free baby food, monitors and strollers. Baby sitting is also available if you’d like an evening out.
Book it: Two adults plus two children in a double room with balcony with full board, including flights from Gatwick and transfers from Fuerteventura airport start from £2976 for seven nights in July.