Sun-drenched and gold-lined, Lanzarote knows all about luxury holidays
Flight times from England to Lanzarote will have you in the air just over four hours, that means you’ll be living the high life in no time.
Year-round warmth means that every luxury Lanzarote holiday here is served with a side of sunshine. With secluded volcanic beaches and staggering mountain ranges, the entire island itself is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and forms the kind of gorgeous backdrop every indulgent holiday deserves.
The island’s coasts are sprinkled with 4* and 5* hotels, glitzy marinas and promenades decked with designer shops. At the area’s hotels, spas and slick pool scenes come as standard. Over in Playa Blanca you’ll find sophisticated beach cocktails and the modern-meets-stylish Marina Rubicon, while Puerto del Carmen is your go-to for star-studded restaurants – Michelin stars, of course. Everything in Lanzarote looks better in its sun-drenched weather, so if you think you know the Canary Islands, Lanzarote will make you think again.
Living the high life in Lanzarote
The scenery alone makes it’s hard not to feel spoiled in Lanzarote, yet upscale hotels and palm-lined waterfronts make it that much more luxurious.
Windswept and laid-back by nature, Costa Teguise is the holiday destination of choice for former Spanish royalty and politicians, so you can expect the royal treatment in this resort, deemed one of the most popular on the island. Puerto Calero on the other hand is loud and proud about its luxurious amenities, boasting a swanky marina nicknamed the ‘Millionaire’s Harbour’. Here you can expect to find yachts, ritzy restaurants and designer boutiques along a gold-plated coastline.
Other popular holidays in Spain
If you’re looking to treat yourself beyond the shores of Lanzarote, we’ve got you covered. For more luxury holidays, check out the likes of Costa Blanca, Gran Canaria and Majorca. Or, if you’re set on Lanzarote, take a look at our travel guide for more information on how to plan your perfect luxury holiday in the Spanish sun. Keep reading to find out more on our top hotels you can stay in during your luxury holiday in Lanzarote.
With whitewashed exteriors and cool, slate interiors, the La Isla Y El Mar is a modern, boutique property that knows a thing or two about understated style. The luxury here reaches its height once you head into the sun, with a chilled-out terrace and views that stare all the way out to the Atlantic Ocean, not to mention two outdoor pools, one of which features in-pool massage loungers and jets.
A designated TUI Gold property nestled just along the beach, this adults-only hotel is privy to two large pools and gorgeous sea views. There's a health and beauty centre onsite for a dash of indulgence, plus live music and cocktail parties during the week. Upgrade to Select Service, and your rooming options open up to sea-view and garden-view suites, the latter of which comes with your own terrace and sunloungers.
The Elba Lanzarote Royal Village Resort looks more like a Middle Eastern palace than your average hotel. Cobbled lanes and lake-like pools give this 4* gem its upscale vibes, with Bali beds and leafy palms lining the pool scene. By day you'll have the luxurious Thalasso Spa on offer, while night-time brings a buffet and two international a la carte dining options. There's even an exclusive lounge for prestige room guests.
There are an array of beauty treatments on offer here, from massages to manicures and pedicures, plus a spa with three whirlpools, Finnish saunas and Turkish baths. This 4* hotel also features some seriously stunning views too, with the Los Ajaches mountain range on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. As for entertainment, you've got four pools altogether, along with a relaxed terrace and an adults-only bar with occasional live piano.
One seriously funky infinity pool and a manmade beach make up much of the luxury scene at this 4* hotel, though the piano bar certainly helps. The spa treatments on offer here include Thalassotherapy, Hammam, a relaxation room and a sauna for ultimate pampering. Costa Calero is also just a few minutes off from Puerto Calero's platinum harbour, which is known for its mega swanky vibes.