With its temperate climate throughout the year, pristine beaches and dramatic volcanic landscape, Lanzarote in the Canary Islands is a perennial favourite with travellers seeking sun, sea, sand and sensational vistas – not to forget the occasional glass of sangria too. Charming whitewashes villas make wandering around the island’s pretty towns a true pleasure, while for more adventurous pursuits diving enthusiasts are drawn here by the numerous renowned dive centres located on the island.
Those seeking an all-inclusive resort are well catered for too, with a wide range of such accomodations dotted across the island. Whether it’s an adults-only or family-friendly option you’re looking for, we hope our pick below will include the perfect choice for you.
From €133/ night
For those seeking an upscale retreat where you can relax in a tranquil atmosphere, the Elba Premium Suites at Elba Lanzarote Royal Village Hotel is a fine choice. Nestled in Playa Blanca, the island’s southernmost town, in its own separate part of the hotel, the adults-only sanctuary is like a hotel within a hotel, enabling guests to escape the hubbub of activity occurring outside its lavish confines. In total there are 120 units, each offering the kind of special touches one might expect in a boutique hotel, while the charming architecture has been inspired by a traditional Lanzarote village. Notable amenities include a multi complex sports arena with tennis courts, football, petanque and volleyball, plus a state-of-the-art spa and wellness centre where you can indulge your senses. If you fancy venturing further afield, the hotel provides a free shuttle bus service throughout the day to Playa Dorada, one of the island’s best beaches and only 5 minutes away. There are all-inclusive packages with drinks included, plus an all-inclusive deluxe package, which also includes two dinners in one of the hotel’s numerous a la carte restaurants.
From €187/ night
Just seconds from the beach on Lanzarote’s east coast, Hotel Floresta’s modern and spacious apartments boast an enviable location. On-site amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and tennis court, along with a bar and restaurant with a terrace that’s ideal for relaxing drinks or al fresco dining on balmy evenings. Air conditioned guest apartments accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 children and come with a seating area. For families, there’s a children’s play area and a busy entertainment programme to keep your little ones occupied as you recline by the pool or take a walk around the hotel’s pretty gardens.
From €151/ night
Also on the southern coast of the island, Relaxia Lanzasur Club is similarly well placed for access to Lanzarote’s sandy shores, with Flamingo Beach just 200 yards away. Resort amenities include 24-hour reception, fitness centre, outdoor swimming pools and picturesque gardens. The accommodation comes in bungalow style, each featuring a spacious patio, lounge with a sofa bed and flat-screen satellite TV. There are also kitchenettes where you can rustle up your own food, although the resort’s excellent on-site buffet restaurant is likely to tempt you away from any home-cooking. There is also a lobby bar with live entertainment and an on-site supermarket, while all guests have access to the Aqualava Water Park during their stay, which is a few minutes’ walk away.
From €153/ night
Nestled directly opposite Los Pocillos beach, this stylish hotel caters well for sports fans, with billiards, tennis courts, table tennis tables and darts facilities all on-site. Guests can also rent a bicycle at reception and cycle along the scenic coast, or explore inland if they prefer. Other notable amenities include a buffet restaurant, cocktail bar and outdoor swimming pool, where you’ll also find a hot tub and massage tables for a spot of poolside indulgence. As for guest rooms, they all come with furnished terraces which are ideal for a relaxed pre or post-dinner drink, and offer great views of the pool area. For little ones there’s a games room and playground as well as regular programmed activities
From €215/ night
Outdoor pools flanked by picturesque palm trees help make this resort one of the most striking to the eye anywhere on the island. Minutes from Los Pocillos Beach, the resort is designed in traditional Canarian style and has a range of great amenities including 4 tennis courts, a small Finnish spa with a gym, bio-sauna and Turkish Bath. Guest rooms come with a balcony, satellite TV, mini-bars and safes, and are decorated in soft colours and with light wood furniture. There’s an excellent on-site buffet restaurant with a stylish covered terrace where special themed nights and BBQs are held regularly. There are also daily activities for both adult and children including mini-golf and beach volleyball.