Where to stay
Lanzorote has received some bad rep over time, but do not be deceived by the prospect of grotty nightclubs and cheap eats. It might surprise you, but Lanzarote in the Canary Islands is turning into a rather upmarket destination. The black-beach island, with all-year round sun is the perfect spot for a family get away or an adults only relaxing week in the heat. Playa Blanca, a 20 minute drive from the airport has it all on offer; authentic restaurants, boat life, shops, black beaches and cocktail bars for the party-goers. For an adults only boutique hotel experience, book in at H10 White Suites, with an Ibizan inspired pool area, cocktails on tap and a great selection of cuisine.
Where to eat
Head to the marina. With an abundance of authentic eateries to choose from, there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. El Mirador is one for the bucket list with it’s stylist interiors and sumptuous menu, or wonder down past all of the anchored yachts and let the smells of fresher grilled squid, chorizo & garlic infused potatoes guide you into a restaurant of your choice.
All over the island, you see the influence of César Manrique, the visionary artist, architect & environmentalist that famously saved Lanzarote from the ravages of rampant development. Take a tour of the Timanfaya national park, visit the the volcanic vineyards in La Geria, and hire bikes to explore the black terrine. If you’re staying inside your resort, taxi’s are cheap and widely available, or put on your flip flops and wonder around the town
The Day Trip
If you’ve had enough of the calm poolside at H10 White Suites and the heat’s too much for the beach, then book an (air conditioned) bus tour around the volcanic landscapes of the Canary Island to take in all Lanzarote has to offer. If you were born a water baby, take the boat over to the island of La Graciosa for a day of swimming in crystal clear waters.
The only way is the H10 way
With the option of staying half-board or all inclusive, if you’re a cocktail lover then certainly choose the latter, as cheap island spirits are not a ‘thing’ at this hotel; the mojitos are to die for, and if you’re a fan of Pina Coladas, then keep on supping away all day. With recently renovated bedrooms, and more space than you could wish for, the staff will accompany your every need. Perfect for a relaxing weeks, adults only get-away, head to the island at the right time of year and you’ll stumble upon on their twice-yearly Moet pool party, what’s not to love!
Featured in The Journal October 2016