Elba Lanzarote Royal Village Resort

There’s no skimping on luxury when it comes to holidays at the Elba Lanzarote Royal Village Resort. Built like a mini village, you can wander around its luscious gardens and cobbled streets, watch the glittering fountains and roam around the white domed buildings. A 10-minute walk takes you to the beach and the bars and restaurants of Playa Blanca. The suites are something else; from walk-in showers to big terraces, you’ll live like royalty for the duration of your stay. Outside, the pool area is the place to be. You can choose between freshwater and saltwater lagoons, all linked by ornate bridges. There’s an island in the middle, which is packed with sun loungers, and there’s also a kids-only pool. Whether you want al fresco dining at the buffet, mesmerising chefs at the show-cooking station or French and Italian a la carte eateries, there is food for every palate.

Overview of Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

With holidays to Lanzarote, you know you’re in for a treat. The golden sands, lively nightlife and fun beach bars of Playa Blanca make the experience a memorable one. Stay somewhere like the Elba Lanzarote Royal Village Resort, and you can take advantage of being a short walk from the beach. Playa Blanca is one of the island’s biggest and most popular areas, thanks to its unique combination of fantastic facilities and sophisticated atmosphere. You’re spoilt by Playa Blanca’s backdrop: picture hilly terrain dotted with volcanic mountains. Head to the town’s marina for glamorous boutiques and gourmet restaurants, or wander down the promenade for night-long dancing and hilarious karaoke bars. Playa Blanca’s main attraction is its three beaches. The town’s main stretch of sand has Blue Flag status.

Things to do in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

When you’re not taking advantage of the activities and spa treatments at the Elba Lanzarote Royal Village Resort, settle down on one of Playa Blanca’s beaches for the day. If you want a quieter stretch of sand, walk a few minutes to Playa Flamingo, where you can watch locals fish for octopus and barracuda. For water sports, head the other direction to Playa Dorada. The beachfront promenade has plenty of opportunities for souvenir shopping but for more upmarket boutiques, you should visit the classy marina area. A short drive away are the imposing cliffs of Los Hervideros: the giant natural blowholes are incredible to watch, and there are plenty of walking routes along the top of them. Timanfaya National Park is also worth visiting; there are brilliant views around this awe-inspiring landscape. Staying in Playa Blanca lets you see both sides of Lanzarote: the glamorous, luxurious facilities combined with fun nightlife and lively bars. Whether you want gourmet cuisine overlooking the marina or authentic local food in welcoming beach bars, there’s plenty to choose from.

Resort Summary

In the centre of Playa Blanca you’ll find its namesake – a small but perfectly formed beach with distinctive white sand. Then head east about 10 minutes away from the town centre and you’ll find Playa Dorado, the ‘golden beach’, which is a great family-friendly place full of things to do.

Wander in the opposite direction and you’ll find Playa Flamingo and an amazing 50-metre tall lighthouse. Also east and slightly beyond Playa Dorado are the Papagayo coves, perhaps Lanzarote’s most unique and charming set of beaches.

Marina Rubicon is a relatively new addition to life in Playa Blanca, but has since become one of its defining features. A modern, fully-functioning marina complete with dozens of stunning boats, designer boutiques and a cluster of classy restaurants and bars means that this area is reminiscent of the resort Puerto Calero, otherwise known as ‘millionaire’s harbour’.