Where to stay in the Canary Islands: Top ten hotels from TripAdvisor

Best places to stay in Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Tenerife

Panoramic daytime view of Los Gigantes, Tenerife

It's no surprise that the Canary Islands have been named the best winter sun holiday destination for Brits.

These sun-drenched islands, off the coast of North Africa boast year-round warm temperatures and an exotic flavour of their own.

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As well as beautiful beaches, these gems are home to hundreds of volcanoes, rolling sand dunes, rich forests and rugged cliffs, meaning they are much more than a place to fly and flop.

Top things to do include riding a camel through volcanic Timanfaya National Park, taking on Mount Teide, Spain's tallest peak, romping Grand Canary's beaches or hike La Gomera's Garajonay National Park.

More adventures await on tiny El Hierro, verdant La Palma and peaceful Fuerteventura.

There are thousands of hotels to choose from, but here are the cream of the crop:

Best hotels in the Canary Islands (TripAdvisor)

Best hotels in the Canary Islands (TripAdvisor)