Destination of the Month - Explore Lanzarote
Lanzarote has some of the most beautiful dramatic landscape in the Canary Islands. Offering sandy beaches, year round sunshine and a variety of activities there is something for everyone. There is plenty of shopping to do on the Island, Arrecife has the largest shopping centre in Lanzarote offering a range of craft products to designer shops. However if you are looking for something a little more traditional strolling through the Old Quarter, which is the ancient capital of the island. The year round warm climate makes Lanzarote an ideal destination for all types of sports from golf, mounting biking, windsurfing to more gentle activities such as a gentle scenic walk. Diving is a popular activity due to the warm seas which provide an underwater paradise for divers. Try and spot groupers, rays, moray eels and a lot of other native species to the Island.
Discover Lanzarote's wine region in the La Geria Wine Route. Thousands of semi-circular walls surrounding hollows scraped from the thick layer of lapilli, each containing a single vine, make this a truly unique agricultural landscape. Visitors are encouraged to taste the produce and buy direct from the winemakers. Visit El Grifo winery which is the oldest winery in the Canary Islands and one of the oldest in Spain. For an alternative winery visit the Bidega Stratvs and take a guided tour around the modern facilities and lunch at the well-known Terraza Grill set in the grounds.
For something truly unique why not visit Jameos del Aqua which is located in a lava tunnel created by a volcanic eruption. Jameos del Aqua was the centre of art, culture and tourism by Cesar Manrique which features a learning centre, beautiful flora and funa throughout the cave, a natural lake at the bottom and a restaurant located at one end of the tunnel which accommodates concerts that regularly take place.
Did you know ?
- …Lanzarote has more than 100 opened mouthed volcanoes.
- …In El Diablo restaurant, in Timanfaya National Park, you can eat roast chicken cooked with the geothermal heat of an active volcano.
- …Lanzarote has the world's longest volcanic tunnel, the Atlantida Tunnel, which is over seven kilometres long.
With stunning views over the white-sand beaches of Playa Blanca towards Fuerteventura and just a short stroll from countless restaurants and shops, the Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort boasts a perfect location. Beautifully finished in a neo-colonial style, this unique hotel has a room to suit all of its guests, from well-appointed twin rooms to spacious one and two bedroom family suites.
An impressive choice of restaurants are on offer, each one capturing the essence of the country on which it has been themed, and a choice of board basis options ensures the ultimate in flexibility. Guests choosing Half Board Deluxe also receive a complimentary minibar and tea & coffee making facilities in their room. In the evenings, enjoy refreshing drinks and live piano music in the lobby bar or head to the stylish 4 Lunas Lounge Bar, where you can enjoy live music whilst sipping cocktails.
Days can be spent relaxing by the outdoor swimming pools, experiencing the rejuvenating Thalasso & Spa Centre, which boasts an indoor thermal pool, sauna, Turkish baths and a variety of treatments, or strolling along the seafront promenade towards the shops and bars of Playa Blanca or the chic Marina Rubicon.
A pioneer in family hotels, this hotel has been well designed to cater for families of all ages. Children will love the exciting kid's club and the two bedroom Kiko Royal Family Suites are well equipped with a PlayStation™ for the children and a separate bathroom and bedroom for adults. Located away from the main area of the hotel, these suites also boast their own pool area.
With a wealth of facilities and excellent service, a stay at the Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort cannot fail to make an impression.
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Set amongst lush subtropical gardens and enhanced by the turquoise blue of its own lagoon, the Melia Salinas & The Garden Villas are truly picturesque. Located in Costa Teguise, this resort is surrounded by three sandy beaches and offers an ideal base from which to explore the island.
Adorned with works of art from the famous Cèsar Manrique and featuring beautiful indoor gardens, this hotel is renowned for its high level of service, attention to detail and fine cuisine. Spacious guest rooms are well equipped and luxurious, each with a balcony or terrace encouraging guests to unwind and absorb the stunning setting.
The Garden Villas offer the utmost in luxury and quality, while benefiting from all the facilities of the adjacent hotel. The villas have been specially designed with privacy in mind and each features a plunge pool and gardens, a four-poster bed and wood-panelled ceilings and are decorated in an oriental minimalist style; the perfect idyll for a romantic break.
Classical Sovereign Adults Only Optional All Inclusive
The H10 Timanfaya Palace is a favourite with Sovereign guests and with its enviable location and long-standing reputation, it is easy to see why. The glass wall of the reception and dining areas truly captures the uninterrupted views over the ocean, with the dramatic coastline of Fuerteventura beyond.
A multitude of activities is on offer, but for those seeking a more relaxing stay the small beach area, large pool and gardens await. Moorish in design, this hotel captures a sense of space, reflected in the large well-appointed rooms. Just two kilometres from the centre of Playa Blanca and within easy reach of the beaches at Papagayo, the H10 Timanfaya Palace is the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful island of Lanzarote.
Situated on the outskirts of Playa Blanca, this unique hotel has been designed to replicate some of the island's most famous landmarks. The impressive entrance resembles a traditional church whilst the lobby area has a lush, green waterfall. A choice of swimming pools, fountains and romantic squares can be discovered in the meandering grounds of the hotel, allowing areas where peace and quiet can be enjoyed.
Serene evenings can be spent strolling through the Rubicón Marina, where you can sample the superb Italian and gourmet restaurants, or relaxing in the tranquil atmosphere of the piano bar. For those wishing to upgrade, the Club Volcán rooms are for adults only and have access to a private breakfast room, solarium and sumptuous day beds for the ultimate luxurious experience.
Occupying a prime beachfront location, the Hotel Los Fariones is a traditional hotel and an established favourite with Sovereign guests. Surrounded by spacious tropical gardens, long terraces and peaceful seating areas, and with direct access to a small cove, this hotel is an oasis of calm. Perfectly located just 800 metres from the centre of Puerto del Carmen, an abundance of shops and restaurants are easily accessible. Guest rooms are spacious and provide all the facilities that you would expect from a quality hotel. The comfortable interiors and superb, friendly service make this the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday.
The Sovereign Standard
To help you choose your perfect holiday we have rated all of our hotels using our own system.
Classical Sovereign hotels are more modest hotels offering charm and character, or an exceptional location. Many of these hotels have been firm favourites with Sovereign customers for countless years and offer great value for money.
Luxury Collection hotels offer everything you would expect to go hand in hand with a luxury holiday. They offer high standards of service and attention to all those important little details.
Exclusive Collection hotels provide the ultimate luxury; they are the finest, most opulent hotels offering superlative service and excellent facilities, which will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning traveller.
Family Collection hotels are some of the finest family-friendly resorts and offer a wide range of facilities for both children and parents. Families can enjoy a whole host of amenities including fun kid's clubs, a dedicated children's pool and spacious accommodation.