Hoping to head to Lanzarote for your next holiday? This Canary Island has a brilliant reputation for its luxury hotels, so I think that if you are planning a break here, you may as well go all out and reserve a room in one of the finest establishments. But where should you pick?
Star rating: 5
Best for: Ultimate luxury
Let’s start with the piece de resistance, shall we? Melia Salinas & The Garden Villas is arguably the most luxurious hotel on the island (though the establishments below certainly give it a run for its money, as you’ll soon see).
Located on the Costa Teguise, it’s got a seriously impressive setting – think accommodation nestled in subtropical gardens that even have their own lagoon. A good thing about staying here is that while it’s got such a scenic location, it’s also quite practical, since it’s surrounded by three beaches and perfectly positioned for exploring the rest of the isle.
The entire hotel has an excellent reputation for the calibre its service and fine dining, but if you are looking for the absolute best experience, you should stay in one of The Garden Villas. Designed to give you privacy, these are absolutely perfect for romantic breaks, with their four-poster beds, plunge pools and pretty gardens. Plus, you can still make use of all the facilities at the main hotel.
Star rating: 5
Best for: Families
The next hotel on my list has plenty to offer all kinds of holidaymaker, but I think it’s particularly good for families. Why? Well, it’s got special accommodation designed especially for parents and kids (you can choose from one and two-bedroom suites), as well as host of child-friendly facilities.
For instance, kids will have a dedicated swimming pool and even a whirlpool, while grownups can relax in the adult pools. There’s also a kids’ club, and lots of fun activities for youngsters.
Just to give you some more general information on the hotel, it overlooks the Playa Blanca and has a pretty impressive list of amenities. These include things like a gym, spa, hairdresser and shops – but it’s the restaurants that really caught my attention.
There are eight in total, and each aims to capture the essence of its chosen cuisine. So, for example, if you decide to dine in Isla de Lobos, you should get an authentic taste of seasonal local cuisine.
Star rating: 4
Best for: Adults seeking ultra-relaxing breaks
An adults-only hotel, the H10 Timanfaya Palace is located on Playa Blanca. In fact, some parts of this establishment have some seriously good coastal views out towards Fuerteventura, such as the glass-walled reception and dining areas.
There’s more to this hotel than great scenery, though. It’s really close to some top attractions, like the beaches at Papagayo – which are considered to be among the best on the island – and just 2 km away from the centre of Playa Blanca.
Plus, there are lots of nice little luxurious touches, including how lovely and spacious the rooms are, the freshwater outdoor swimming pools and the oh-so-sophisticated piano bar. There are also lots of activities you can try, thanks to the gym, tennis courts and mini golf (to give just a few examples), so it’s a fabulous place if you like being active.