Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahía Real, Spain

Lying off Morocco’s coast, Fuerteventura has long seduced travellers. One of Spain’s natural wonders, basking in year-round warmth, the island is ringed by swathes of sandy beaches, lapped by rolling blue wavesFriday, 17 March 2017

By National Geographic Traveller The Collection

Lying off Morocco’s coast, Fuerteventura has long seduced travellers. One of Spain’s natural wonders, basking in year-round warmth, the island is ringed by swathes of sandy beaches, lapped by rolling blue waves. At its heart is a rugged, volcanic landscape, while its northern tip is home to Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahía Real, a beachfront escape overlooking the Atlantic.

For those after a wellness retreat off the beaten track, Atlantis Bahía Real caters to every need, from lounging on low-slung Balinese beds at Coco Beach or a dip in the whirlpool bath, to an extensive range of cutting-edge treatments designed to restore mental and physical balance.

The hydrotherapy circuit is a highlight, taking in a plunge pool, an ice fountain, a chromotherapy sauna and steam bath. Combining Oriental wellness traditions with the high-spec technologies of the West, the Bahía Vital spa offers a range of therapies and treatments, including reflexology, Hawaiian lomi-lomi massage and osteopathy.

For those looking to keep fit on their holidays, there’s a state-of-the-art gym, or a chance to get better acquainted with the island’s rugged volcanic topography by trekking or biking. A watersports-lover’s playground, Fuerteventura draws surfers, windsurfers and waterskiiers to its beaches — some of the biggest and most-acclaimed in the Canary Islands.

The palatial five-star hotel pairs Neo-Mudéjar architecture with interiors peppered with Moorish-style furnishings. Flooded with light, 240-plus guest rooms and suites provide a cool spot to unwind, many with views onto the lush gardens or glittering Mediterranean.

Top chef Carles Gaig oversees the team plating up gourmet creations at La Cupula de Carles Gaig. Elsewhere, Japanese cuisine lures diners to Yamatori, while a taste of Spain is served at Las Columnas — from tapas to a la carte. For a tipple, Piano Bar El Mirador beckons, offering beautiful views of the islands of Los Lobos and Lanzarote.

Come nightfall, stargazing beneath inky Atlantic skies at the Starlight Reserve is a must, as is discovering the lively seaside village of Corralejo, with its bars, restaurants and shops.

Don’t miss

An aromatic candle massage, where warm oil is dripped onto the body and massaged into the skin for a shot of nourishment

Need to know

Key Treatments

• Cellcosmet facials
• Thalassotherapy
• Massages: detox, therapeutic, sports, aromatherapy, underwater
• Physiotherapy
• Body wraps
• Wellness packages

Key Facilities

• 6 restaurants
• Spa, with hydrotherapy circuit
• Indoor pool
• Finnish sauna
• Steam bath
• Hairdressers
• Fitness club

Contact Information

atlantisbahiareal.com
T: +34 928 53 71 53
E: reservations.bahiareal@atlantishotels.com

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