A surfer-style beach shack with a bohemian twist, overlooking the ocean.
Imagine a chilled-out surf pad for adults wanting the finer things in life, and you have Sol Beach House at Melia Fuerteventura. This oceanfront bolthole overlooks the sparkling lagoon of Playa de Sotavento – a windsurfing hot spot, and home to the world championships. It’s a place to unplug and unwind: the vibe is relaxed, the interiors minimalist, and the food for buffet breakfast and dinner farm-to-fork fresh.
If you’re more into your asanas than your surf, then the outdoor yoga sessions against a dramatic Atlantic Ocean backdrop are for you – there’s no need for a Spotify relaxation playlist with waves crashing against the sand. An infinity-edge pool looks out over the same glorious vistas, as does the outdoor terrace and its lantern-lit wooden tables. You’re also surrounded by the untamed beauty of Jandía Natural Park, a wild sliver on the south-west spit of land jutting out into the Atlantic – great for scenic hikes.
The newly refurbished rooms and suites are styled as beach houses, with a pale colour palette accented by driftwood sculptures and headboards, rattan scoop chairs and brightly patterned cushions. Pick a INNSiDE Sea View Room for light-flooded digs overlooking the Atlantic, or go for a INSiDE Sea View Room with Garden which are located on the ground floor and have a terrace that leads to a small garden area. The Studios Sea View are wonderfully spacious and have added benefits such as a daily replenishment of selected drinks from the minibar thrown in.
In Pájara, overlooking Playa de Sotavento
Good to know
Guests over 16 are welcome at this hotel. Minimum stay: 3 nights. Pets below 8kg are welcome, and will receive a bed and food bowls (no food) on arrival (advanced booking required, supplement applies).
• Go windsurfing at the famed René Egli centre on Playa de Sotavento* • Take an open-air Pilates session with Atlantic views* • Hire a vintage bike and cycle through this picturesque south-west sliver of Fuerteventura* • Sign up for a tension-busting massage in a spa cabana*.
Restaurant, 2 bars
• Breakfast at The Kitchen
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board from £22 • Breakfast and dinner at The Kitchen.
*Denotes local charge