Many visitors to the Canary Islands flock to popular Tenerife, but this might be your excuse to explore the lesser-traveled island of La Palma. A 152-year-old active lighthouse, called Faro Punta Cumplida, has been converted into a boutique hotel with three luxury suites in the lighthouse keeper’s quarters, with clear and unobstructed views of the ocean. Two of the suites can accommodate two people while the other sleeps up to four.
The rooms also have access to gardens and an infinity pool, and each has its own private terrace. A winding staircase of 158 steps leads to the top of the tower and the Sky High Mini Bar, where guests can enjoy a cocktail while overlooking the surrounding banana plantations and green mountains.
The lighthouse is located in a quiet town called Barlovento, about an hour away from the airport. When you’re not relaxing in the lighthouse, you can take advantage of the town’s saltwater pools and explore the Caldera de Taburiente National Park.
Floatel, the company that converted the lighthouse into a hotel, describes the lighthouse on its website as “a place where you can feel the history and the power of the ocean and relax in a simple, modern ambiance.”