Make me an island in the sun: Gillian Nelis takes a trip to Fuerteventura

All-inclusive holidays aren’t to everyone’s taste, but you’ll struggle to find a better one than in the resort of Corralejo on Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands.

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor @gnelis
11th August, 2019
Fuerteventura, the second-largest of the Canary Islands

The WhatsApp messages from one of my best friends were becoming increasingly frantic. We were on holidays with our families at the same time, but, thanks to June’s European heatwave, were having very different experiences.

Along with her husband and three children, she was staying near Lake Garda in Italy. Their resort was geared towards families and had everything you’d expect, including a huge swimming pool, organised outdoor activities and sports areas. But...

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