The Canary Islands get a bad rap but it's not all package deals, and away from the mass-market resorts, you'll find gorgeous landscapes, deserted beaches and romantic hideaways - plus you can't beat it for a bit of winter sun if you don't want to go long-haul.
Tranquil Abama looks like a castle fortress rising from manicured gardens and surrounded by banana plantations overlooking the sea. Opt for the exclusive Tagor Villas, where the adults-only policy gives you boutique-style peace.
Check in pool side, without bothering with reception, and sink into a double bed by the pool while a butler tempts you with fruit and drinks on constant rotation.
Abama's spa is lavish and luxe, and with more than a dozen restaurants and bars to choose from - including the only Michelin-starred venue on the island - there's no chance of getting bored.
WOW FACTOR: Embrace the big kid in you by scooting around the vast, 160-hectare resort in your own golf buggy - so much fun!
FLIGHT TIME: 4 hours
WHEN TO GO: Winter, Spring
GO: Elegant Resorts (www.elegantresorts.co.uk) offers seven nights, B&B, in a Deluxe room from £1,250 per person. Includes Easyjet flights and transfers.