Luxury Lanzarote Holidays
First-class beaches, year-round sunshine and volcanic landscapes are Lanzarote's hallmarks - its lunar-like scenery has even earned it UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status. The island is only 60 kilometres long, so it's easy to get out and about. In the south, you've got beach resorts like Playa Blanca, Costa Teguise and Playa de los Pocillos, while in the north, you'll find little fishing villages and family-run seafood restaurants.
Artist and architect Cesar Manrique was one of Lanzarote's most famous residents. You can catch his quirky creations all over the island - Jameos del Agua, in the north, is one of the best. It's a series of caves that Manrique transformed into a concert hall, bar, restaurant and swimming pool.
Family holidays in Lanzarote
Lanzarote is home to one of our most popular family hotels (the Princesa Yaiza), but that's not all this little island has to offer families. There are big sandy beaches, many of which are backed by pushchair-friendly promenades, and the cooling sea breezes mean the island doesn't tend to get uncomfortably hot, even in the height of summer. Waterparks and volcano walks make for fun activities with school-age kids - ask your concierge for more tips on family-friendly places to go.
Things to do in Lanzarote
This postcard-pretty spot has twice been named Spain's loveliest village. Wander around and you'll find a tree-lined main square, a 17th-century church, and a clutch of traditional tapas bars.
Have a meal with a difference in Timanfaya National Park
The Fire Mountains - craters of 100-odd volcanoes - form the centrepiece of Timanfaya National Park. The temperature just below the surface can still reach a scorching 600 degrees, and chefs at the Manrique-designed El Diablo restaurant take full advantage of this. Instead of using ovens, they'll grill up your lunch using the geothermal heat.
Peek inside Manrique's former home
Built back in 1968, Cesar Manrique's house is as unique as his artworks, using volcanic bubbles and caves for the main rooms. The art gallery here is also worth a look - as well as creations by Manrique, you'll find works from Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró.
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.