The Canary Islands with Jane McDonald

The Canary Islands with Jane McDonald launched on Channel 5 on 5th January and sees her take on an island hopping adventure across the Canary Islands. Discovering hidden treasures along the way, this four part series sees Jane visit Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.

Discover the beauty of the Canary Islands for yourself on a luxury holiday with Sovereign Luxury Travel. Follow in Jane’s footsteps with a tailor made adventure to suit you. The Canary Islands are a popular destination thanks to their dramatic scenery, miles of sandy beaches and great weather all year round. Let’s take a look at Jane McDonald’s amazing trip below…
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Jane McDonald in Tenerife

Episode 1 sees Jane McDonald start her adventure in the sunny Spanish island of Tenerife. Home to Mount Teide, the third largest volcano in the world, Tenerife offers a wealth of opportunities whether you’re travelling as a family, a multigenerational group, or as a couple. Jane embarks on a Mount Teide cable car ride and enjoys impressive views across the island before indulging in local Canarian cuisine at a traditional restaurant. Be sure to try the Canarian potatoes on your holiday - they are delicious! 

Jane also pays a visit to a banana plantation where she enjoys banana jam and banana wine. Here she learns about how the bananas are grown and the agricultural value of southern Tenerife. 

The next day, Jane takes the short ferry ride to the beautiful hidden island of La Gomera to learn how to make baskets from the locally grown palm leaves. La Gomera holidays bring you the quieter side of the Canary Islands and invite you to enjoy unspoilt beauty and traditional villages. Here, Jane also tries Silbo, the traditional method of communicating via whistling, used by shepherds to speak across mountain ranges in the past.

Top Tenerife Hotels

Jane McDonald enjoys a relaxing stay in Hotel Vulcano in Playa de las Americas. Here’s our pick of top hotels in Tenerife for you to enjoy.
Iberostar Grand El Mirador, Tenerife
  • This 5-star adults-only hotel is located in the beachside resort of Costa Adeje
  • Home to an impressive pool complex spread out over beautiful gardens
  • Guests are treated to high quality restaurants serving Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine
  • Enjoy the indulgent spa featuring Turkish baths and luxury treatments  
Bahia del Duque, Tenerife
  • A luxury 5 star hotel that has been welcoming guests since 1993
  • Enjoy direct access to the beach and the bustling promenade of Costa Adeje
  • Experience your beautiful surroundings with all five senses during spa treatments in a luxury oasis
  • Rest assured that everyone can enjoy exciting activities, including a Kids' Club, a teen lounge with Wi-Fi, live entertainment, and a yacht excursion along the coast
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The Ritz-Calton Abama, Tenerife
  • Moorish-inspired architecture set amid lush, botanical grounds leading to the golden sands of Abama Beach
  • Great for families, with a wide range of activities for children and teenagers
  • Award-winning spa and wellness facilities to revitalise body and mind
  • 10 bars and restaurants, including two Michelin starred options and cuisine from around the world
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    Jane McDonald in Gran Canaria

    Next stop on her Canary Islands adventure, Jane heads to the diverse island of Gran Canaria where she enjoys exploring the famous sand dunes at Maspalomas and meeting a locally renowned sand sculptor.  

    She then travels to the north of the island to wander around the picturesque town of Firgas, known for its mosaic filled streets and natural spring water. Jane also enjoys tapas made from watercress that is grown locally and pairs her meal with watercress bread before heading back to the south. 

    A very welcoming island, Gran Canaria holidays promise sun filled days and plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

    Top Gran Canaria Hotels

    Jane McDonald enjoys staying in Seaside Palm Beach in Maspalomas. Here’s our pick of top hotels in Gran Canaria for you to enjoy.
    Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia, Gran Canaria
    • This luxury hotel is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World
    • Choose from delicious international and Mediterranean dishes
    • Enjoy access to professional standard golf courses throughout the island
    • Relax by the swimming pool or on the golden sands of the beach
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    Lopesan Villa del Conde resort & Thalasso, Gran Canaria
    • Choose from a wide range of facilities, including six swimming pools and eight bars and restaurants
    • Set out in the style of a traditional Canarian village this beautiful hotel is ideal for culture lovers
    • Wander along the promenade and down to the beach and Maspalomas’ idyllic lighthouse
    • Fully unwind with a range of treatments available at the spa, as well as thermal circuits
    Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Gran Canaria Mogan, Gran Canaria
    • A luxury resort built into the beautiful mountains and just a stone's throw from the sparkling ocean
    • Modern rooms have all the amenities you need for a comfortable break
    • Children can enjoy their own swimming pool, a Kids’ Club, Children's Playground, mini disco, rock climbing, and more
    • Choose from tennis, volleyball, the gym and more, or relax in the onsite spa
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    Jane McDonald in Fuerteventura

    In episode 3, Jane McDonald heads to Fuerteventura, a fabulous island with wonderful beaches and warm weather all year round. Jane enjoys relaxing by the pool at the Barcelo Fuerteventura Royal Level before heading to one of the island's many sandy beaches to soak up the famous Canary Island sunshine. 

    She then enjoys a day trip to Los Lobos, a small islet off the north of Fuerteventura. Home to diverse fauna and flora, Los Lobos only allows access to 400 people per day. So if you’re in search of some peace and quiet - you’ve definitely found it here! Getting there is easy, all you need to do is take a short 20 minute ferry from the port in Corralejo. Once there, enjoy the wild nature and authentic beauty with stunning views everywhere you look. 

    Holidays in Fuerteventura are perfect for the whole family with plenty of activities and watersports to cater to all ages. The island is also home to some fantastic restaurants to suit all tastes. From classic Spanish tapas to European favourites, you’re sure to be in for a treat!

    Top Fuerteventura Hotels

    Jane McDonald enjoys a stylish stay at the Barcelo Fuerteventura Royal Level - Adults Only in Caleta de Fuste. Here’s our pick of top hotels in Fuerteventura for you to enjoy.
    Barcelo Fuerteventura Royal Level – Adults Only
    • Adults only luxury in Fuerteventura 
    • Fantastic location on the beach in Caleta de Fuste 
    • Perfect for couples or groups of friends 
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    Secrets Bahia Real Resort & Spa
    • Adults Only Hotel (min 18 years)
    • Set right on the golden sandy beach
    • Michelin star menus, beach bars and more
    Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach Golf and Spa Resort
    • Impressive Thalasso spa with thermal circuit
    • Golden-sand beach
    • Yambaland Kids’ Club for younger guests
    View all Fuerteventura hotels

    Jane McDonald in Lanzarote

    In the final episode of The Canary Islands with Jane McDonald, Jane heads to Lanzarote to discover the very best of the island. She takes part in some ancient traditions by playing the timple, a local musical instrument, as well as making pottery and pole fighting. 

    During her time in Lanzarote, Jane visits some beautiful places. She heads out to the volcanic fields to sample some unique wine and taste tests some tantalising barbecued chicken, freshly cooked from the heat of the earth’s core. Jane also pays a visit to an arts centre built inside a volcanic tunnel by Spanish artist César Manrique where she marvels at the exquisite pieces on display. 

    Lanzarote holidays invite you to soak up unique landscapes and make the most of everything this fantastic island has to offer. Spend your days exploring volcanic landscapes in Timanfaya National Park, relaxing on sandy beaches, or trying your hand at watersports, there’s something for everyone. 

    Top Lanzarote Hotels

    Jane McDonald enjoys a stay at Radisson Blu Resort in Costa Teguise. Here’s our pick of top hotels in Lanzarote for you to enjoy.
    Paradisus by Meliá Salinas Lanzarote
    • Stay in all-inclusive luxury 
    • Two gorgeous sandy beaches in easy reach from the hotel 
    • A luxurious pool with plenty of sunbeds to relax on 
    • Enjoy the peace and quiet of adults only luxury 
    LIVVO Volcan Lanzarote
    • A five star complex with a wide range of amenities and attractions for everyone
    • Immerse yourself in the relaxing exotic gardens and overlook the sparkling Atlantic
    • Choose from five swimming pools and enjoy refreshments at the pool bar
    • Upgrade to the Volcan Club, which offers luxurious amenities and adult only areas
    Secrets Lanzarote Resort and Spa
    • A five-star adults-only retreat just 10-minutes from the exclusive Puerto Calero marina
    • One of the first Secrets Resorts to open in Europe
    • Enjoy a superb selection of restaurants and bars, swimming pools, plus a rejuvenating spa and a state of the art gym
    • Located just 15kms from the airport
    • Lanzarote’s clement temperatures make this beautiful resort an all-year destination
    View all Lanzarote hotels
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