The Jardines del Sol is built in the style of a traditional Spanish pueblo blanco | Courtesy of Jardines del Sol by Diamond Resorts / Hotels.com
Visitors looking to discover Lanzarote’s surreal landscapes, ancient volcanoes, miles of fine sandy beaches and excellent variety of outdoor sports will find a whole host of hotel options to choose from on this Spanish island.
Meliá Salinas is sumptuous and sleek | Courtesy of Meliá Salinas / Hotels.com
On the Costa Teguise between Playa de las Cucharas and Baja de los Charcos sits the luxurious Meliá Salinas. Sumptuous, sleek and featuring elegant white rooms, it offers a wide array of amenities to enjoy. There are no less than three restaurants, which serve everything from salads and sandwiches to Mediterranean slow cooking and gourmet Italian dishes, plus there’s a beach bar and an outdoor cocktail lounge.
Located on the south coast, the four-star Seaside Los Jameos Playa is bang on Los Pocillos’ beachfront. From the outside, you’ll feel like you’re in a small village dotted with traditional whitewashed buildings, palm trees and pools. However, once inside, the wooden balconies and indoor plants give the central lobby more of a homestead vibe. Aside from the fantastic location, a host of facilities – including tennis and squash courts, a kids’ club, an indulgent spa and nearby golf courses – are available for families, sports lovers and couples to enjoy.
Located on the south coast near Hoyas Hondas Beach, Nautilus Lanzarote offers a range of pretty apartments set around a blue, lagoon-like pool. Decked out in eye-catching shades of blue and white, the apartments feature everything families or couples could need, including kitchens, lounges and even small outdoor spaces in which to dine or relax.
Located on the beachfront in Puerto del Carmen, this adults-only luxury hotel offers a range of well-appointed suites with stunning views. Everything here is blue and white, from the interiors of the large rooms to the buildings and outdoor spaces, not to mention the blue of the pool and sea. It’s chic and sophisticated, with services such as direct access to two beaches, a romantic restaurant and free private transfers.
Situated on the southern tip of Lanzarote, near the quiet town of Playa Blanca, the Jardines del Sol is built in the style of a Spanish pueblo blanco (white village). The hotel is set in a rugged volcanic landscape scattered with palm trees, providing it with a village-like feel. All villas come with living rooms, kitchens and dining rooms, making it ideal for families and large groups. Amenities include kids’ clubs, minigolf courses, games areas and outdoor pools.
This quaint country hotel sits right in the heart of the island, housed in a traditional 18th-century Canarian farmhouse. Cosy and homely, the spacious rooms are decorated with tiled floors and wooden furniture. Outside, volcanic rock gardens surround the hotel, but when you need time to relax, head to the country restaurant or snug library area for a tea or coffee.
Just west of the popular resort of Arrecife on the south coast of the island sits the five-star Hotel Villa VIK. A small and intimate boutique hotel, it has just 14 rooms and lies close to Playa del Cable. The rooms have an old-fashioned air of elegance, with fruit and cava offered to guests as they arrive. Spend your time here lazing by the tranquil pool or enjoying the array of indulgent massages and treatments available.