A hotel on the best beach in the Canary Islands? We stay at the Club Hotel Riu Oliva Beach in Fuerteventura with children
Five reasons to book a family-friendly all-inclusive holiday at this hotel on Corralejo beach
The location is the big selling point of this hotel. The Riu Oliva Beach sits on one of the best beaches in the Canary Islands – the Grandes Playas de Corralejo.
The sweeping beach has perfect white sand and the warm sea has rolling waves ideal for playing and a bit of bodyboarding.
It’s a great beach where you can take a camel ride or a stroll. But a word of warning if you do walk – turning right eventually takes you to a naturist section!
The hotel is soon to be refurbished. When we stayed, the rooms were a bit dated but a good size and kept clean.
Our family room had a double bedroom, two single sofa beds in the lounge, a kitchen table and fridge plus a good sized balcony.
The hotel is split in two, the original high rise section and a low rise villa area better suited to families.
The villa area has a lovely pool shaped like a fish, with an island in the middle and varying depths.
The main hotel section has an older, oblong-shaped pool and small toddlers pool.
There are four restaurants and it is all-inclusive.
The two main restaurants – one in each area of the hotel – serve the same food.
We preferred the one in the villa section which felt less of a canteen.
There is also a Canarian restaurant which does tasty steaks and an enjoyable Chinese restaurant. You have to book both of these in advance.
The RiuLand club for children wasn’t the best we have seen but the staff were great. There is a small playground, and they do an outdoor show at 5pm every day.
There was an excellent magician who visited and the evening shows for all are good fun.
The only complaint was the lack of a children’s disco around 7pm which we have seen at other Riu hotels.
*For a full review of the holiday, see here.
(We stayed as guests of the hotel for this review. For prices and information visit the Club Hotel Riu Oliva Beach website).