Updated: Jun 7, 2021
It's 30 years since my first trip to Club La Santa in north west Lanzarote. There's nowhere quite like it and it's the perfect place for people like me who enjoy active holidays.
Many things have changed over the years, but the 15 minute workout at 8 am every morning (referred to as 'Morning Gymnastics') remains the same. The same exercises to the same playlist, every day, year after year. Always popular and no one ever seems to tire of it.
There's some great tunes on that playlist, but it's Louis Armstrong's 'What a Wonderful World' which gathers people together to participate in this 37 year old tradition.
Whenever I hear that song, I'm taken back to that special place of well-being; heading off to start the day under a bright blue sky, the volcanic landscape in the distance, with a breeze from the Atlantic Ocean gently blowing through the palm trees in the early morning sunshine.