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Sun, sangria and siestas
The Canary Islands are open to UK customers and are welcoming visitors once again. Spain's Mainland & Balearics however, remain restricted with the FCDO advising against all but essential travel.
If you are due to travel to the Canaries (which include Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, La Gomara, Lanzarote and Tenerife) a negative COVID Test must be taken within 72 hours of your flight arrival time. This will be verified by the accommodation supplier and check in will not be permitted without proof. Testing must be completed by all passengers including, children/infants. Also, a visual health assessment and temperature check will be completed on your arrival and you must provide contact information 48 hours prior to travel by downloading the SPTH app or on the following website www.spth.gob.es – a QR code will be issued and must be shown on arrival. Lastly, 48 hours before you return to the UK, a passenger locator form must also be completed. On return to the UK from your holiday, you will need to quarantine for 10 days.
Please familiarise yourself with the information found on www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/entry-requirements . For general booking FAQs, head to our Travel with Confidence page.
Holidays in Spain have been popular with British holidaymakers for years, and it’s easy to see why. You’ll find a combination of upmarket beach resorts, historic cities, and little towns where you can simply relax. With flight times from two to five hours from London it’s easy to reach, especially for those travelling with children, while its proximity to Africa’s north west coast brings warm weather and almost year-round sunshine.
Spain’s islands bring you beaches, watersports, a fascinating culture, and luxury amenities. Visit the Canary Islands throughout the year and enjoy excellent cuisine, and family friendly beaches that are great for couples too. Lanzarote, Tenerife, and Gran Canaria are the largest islands, with thriving beach resorts full of activities, while La Gomera is perfect for those wanting to enjoy a peaceful break in the sun. Closer to home are Spain’s Balearic Islands, with Majorca’s cosmopolitan capital and 5-star resorts making it a big hit. Alternatively, Ibiza is home to swish resorts and hotels, some of the world’s best bars, and exclusive towns perfect for foodies and those wanting to shop. Mainland Spain is not to be forgotten, with the Costa del Sol bringing everything from pretty villages to large towns full of glam.
Your luxury holiday in Spain will bring you a wonderful selection of hotels, resorts, restaurants, and bars. Stay in boutique hotels and make the most of personalised service and attention to detail, or choose larger hotel complexes with everything right on your doorstep. Explore historic cities like Palma de Mallorca, or glitzy city resorts like Marbella. Families will find amenities for children and adults of all ages, while couples can relax, unwind, and enjoy a romantic break.
Book luxury holidays in Spain and we’ll help you find the ideal hotel for your trip. At Sovereign all of our hotels have been tried and tested by a member of our team, with expert Trusted Advisers on hand to get to know your holiday style before recommending a hotel in our collection.
With flight times of 2-4 hours, family holidays in Spain are perfect whether you’re travelling with little ones. At Sovereign we make travelling as a family easy, with our carefully selected range of family hotels.
One thing’s for sure – Spanish summers are hot. On mainland Spain, summers are long and the rest of the year is pretty sunny too, peaking at 30°C in July and August. The Canaries are a good winter sun destination, with steady mid 20s sunshine for as many as 10 months a year. Over on the Balearics there’s more good news, with similarly hot average temperatures and around 11 hours of sunshine per day.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Spain.
Restaurant bills include a service charge by law in Spain, so whether you choose to tip further is up to you. If you enjoyed the meal and service, it is customary to leave 5-10%. Hotel porters and maids will appreciate a small tip, and while taxi drivers don’t require a tip, it’s common to round up the fare.
The official language of Spain is Spanish. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.