Best Family Hotels in Lanzarote: From Resorts to Villas in Lanzarote

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The Canary Islands have some amazing places to explore, but many people come here simply to relax in the best family hotels in Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, and other Canary Islands hotels. But why choose between exploring the island and chilling in Lanzarote resorts or your own private villa in Lanzarote? Why not do both? Here is our list of some of the best family hotels on Lanzarote, one of the most interesting islands in the Canary Island archipelago.

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Best Family Hotels in Lanzarote Spain

Have you heard of Lanzarote, in Spain’s Canary Islands? To be honest, I knew very little about Lanzarote before we decided to visit. It was only after we found a great deal to Lanzarote from Valencia that we started learning about this place. Now that we’ve been there, we can tell you that we loved our Canary Island family holiday and found so many fun things to do in Lanzarote!

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Why Lanzarote Resorts & Hotels? Why the Canary Islands?

Perhaps you’re asking yourself: Why a Canary Island Holiday? Why spend my time in hotels in Lanzarote instead of other holiday destinations? There are many reasons — especially if you’re already in the UK or the EU. The Canary Islands are very close to Europe, but further south. Some people call Lanzarote “the Hawaii of Europe” because it has surfing schools, great scuba diving opportunities, and volcanic activity. It also has some of the warmest winter weather in Spain…the warmest winter weather in Europe, actually.

Unique Canary Island Culture

The culture in Lanzarote — and Canary Island culture in general — is also unique. The archipelago is Spanish territory, but it’s off the Moroccan coast — closer to Marrakech than Madrid. So there are elements of North African culture mixed with Spanish Culture and island culture. Imagine camels and surfers and tapas bars all in the same place.

Loads of Fun Lanzarote Attractions

There are lots of fun things to do on a Lanzarote family holiday, too. Lots of surfing and water sports, of course, as well as nice beaches. Lanzarote is volcanic, and you can see evidence of that in the national parks and in the massive lava tubes which now house cafes, musical theaters, and swimming pools. The island has a history of pirates, which we enjoyed learning about.

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Lanzarote Hotels: Playa Blanca & Puerto del Carmen

Below we’ve listed up lots of Lanzarote resorts and hotels to match any budget: from Lanzarote all inclusive resorts to budget hotels in Lanzarote. What’s missing?

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There are great Lanzarote hotels and resorts in various parts of the island, but here I’ll focus on the two areas of Lanzarote I know best: Playa Blanca and Puerto del Carmen.

Playa Blanca is on the southwestern side of Lanzarote, facing its Canary Island neighbor, the island of Fuerteventura. There’s a marina here and a mellow vibe. In contrast, Puerto del Carmen is a short drive closer to the airport and has lots more restaurants, bars, and shops. It’s also close to Rancho Texas Park, which is a favorite for vacationing European families (we haven’t been).

Best Resorts in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote for Families

For such a small island, there is a surprising amount of quality Lanzarote resorts. Most have full-board, half-board and self-catering options. Staying at the best Lanzarote resorts in Playa Blanca means mellower evenings, but there’s enough to see, do, and eat for an evening stroll if you feel like it.

Iberostar Lanzarote Park

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Easily one of the best all inclusive hotels in Lanzarote, the Iberostar is a fantastic spot for a Lanzarote family holiday on its own. Rooms are bright, spacious and set up for families. The multiple pools allow plenty of space for kids to play and adults to relax. If you prefer the ocean, Playa Flamingo is a few minutes away on foot. It’s sheltered by barriers, limiting waves and dangerous currents (our kids took their first scuba diving lesson here).

If you choose the all-inclusive plan, the food and beverage options offer quality and variety. There is a kids’ club, nightly entertainment and instructors on hand to teach paddle boarding and other activities. One of the most popular all inclusive family hotels in Lanzarote.

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Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort

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Another five-star Lanzarote family hotel with all-inclusive service. There are six swimming pools and eight restaurants on site, including Japanese, Mexican, and Spanish tapas. The spa (costs extra) offers everything from color therapy to thalassotherapy (seawater treatments). You also get an excellent and engaged kids program and animation team.

The kitchen can accommodate dietary needs, but there are slopes in the hotel which someone with mobility problems might find difficult. Overall, still one of the best all inclusive resorts on Lanzarote. But if you choose against the all inclusive deals, there are restaurants nearby and a small kitchenette in the rooms.

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Gran Castillo Tagoro Family & Fun Playa Blanca

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From the pillow menu to the kiddie-pool slides, this is one of the best all inclusive hotels in Lanzarote for families. The place looks like a Moorish castle and has plenty of space to play. There are eleven (!) pools, a “5D” cinema, and courts for basketball, volleyball, and soccer. There are snack bars near the pools as well as a Saturday BBQ serving hot dogs and ribs.

While the Gran Castillo Tagoro is one of the best family hotels in Lanzarote, it also provides plenty of child-free space for parents and other adults. For example, there are adults-only pools (requires a room key to enter) as well as adults-only bars, restaurants, and the spa.

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H10 Lanzarote Princess

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This is another well-regarded family hotel in Lanzarote. The H10 Lanzarote Princess Hotel is only a step away from a street full of shops and restaurants. They also have a family room with two twin beds and a sofa bed. Each room has a terrace overlooking the pool or the garden.

Their kids’ club offers different activities for different age groups: from babies to kids and even teens. If the kids are taken care of, then you may want to head to their gym to work out or to the sauna to relax.

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THB Tropical Island

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There are several accommodation options on Lanzarote that look more like an apartment complex than a hotel. THB Tropical Island is one of these, and we enjoyed our stay here. Here, vacation condominiums are clustered 10-20 each around their own swimming pool. In fact, there are quite a number of pools. There is also a large pool for all guests, and then another large pool for adults only. Of course, there are good-sized kids’-only pools, as well.

THB Tropical Island offers several meal options: none, breakfast only, half board or all-inclusive. There is a small kitchen in each room, as well. However, the utensils are very basic so it’s a challenge to cook much more than simple meals like spaghetti and omelets, etc. If you’d rather eat out, you can walk about 5 minutes to the back gate. There you’ll find a street full of restaurants.

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Best Villas in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

Lanzarote resorts are great, but self catering has plenty of benefits, as well. Not only can it save loads of money, but apartment rentals and villas in Lanzarote can offer more privacy and amenities like a washing machine.

Ona Las Casitas

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These Lanzarote apartment rentals are a short walk to the beach, shops, restaurants, and a supermarket. Ona Las Casitas has a shared pool, playground and tennis court. The bar opens for breakfast and snacks from 9:30 and closes at midnight. Apartments have a (fairly) stocked kitchen which includes an oven, microwave, and teapot. Excellent value for villas in Lanzarote.

There is free wifi, but only for one person/device. Reception is not 24-hours: most days until 6 pm. Check before you arrive.

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Villas Susaeta

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These apartment rentals/villas in Lanzarote are all 2BR/2 bath with dining room, kitchen and a furnished terrace with BBQ. Washing machine and dishwashers, too. (If you’re certain that you want any of these, confirm that your unit has them).They also have private parking and private pools which can be heated. The heated pool costs extra, but if you visit in January it’s worth it. Heating in the house, as well.

The downside is it’s not next to the ocean: about a 15-minute walk to Playa Blanca or 5 minutes by car. That said, taxis are easy to get and usually cost around 3 or 4 euro.

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Villas Puerto Rubicon

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These villa rentals in Lanzarote come with 2 or 3 bedrooms, a private pool and a stocked kitchen, including a dishwasher, coffee maker and washing machine. The pool doesn’t have heating options, which means it won’t get much use in November through February, but still clean and refreshing tin the hottest months.

Guests receive a welcome pack when they arrive, which includes tea, coffee, water, and snacks, among other things. Very close to Rubicon Port, where you can find a supermarket and many places to eat.

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Best Lanzarote Resorts for Families in Puerto del Carmen

Visit Puerto del Carmen and you’ll find more restaurants and shops. Sports bars and karaoke bars, as well. Puerto del Carmen is also closer to the airport, making arrival and departure days slightly easier.

Seaside de Los Jameos Playa

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Located within a 15-minute ride from the airport, Seaside de Los Jameos Playa is easily one of the best family hotels in Lanzarote. It’s quiet, relaxing, and well-located on the island. From their private back gate, you can walk straight into the sea (the nearest beach is stone, but sandy beaches short walk away). We enjoyed the nightly entertainment and the service. Most of the guests seem to just relax by the pool, get a massage, and eat. We loved the buffets here. Good quality and variety, and changes up every few days. The room is spacious enough for a family, and there is plenty to keep kids occupied all day.

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Hipotels La Geria

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Exceptional service and a well-appointed location make La Geria one of the best family hotels in Lanzarote. They have a great pool, but the beach is just a few paces away as well. Nightly entertainment above average. Rooms are clean and spacious, but the decks are small.

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Aequora Lanzarote Suites

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One of the best family hotels in Lanzarote, Spain can easily be Aequora Lanzarote Suites. You can expect separate living rooms with a private terrace and an LED Screen TV. Aequora Lanzarote Suites have 5 outdoor pools to choose from, including a heated pool, and they are an easy walk to the beach. They have a children’s club with a nice pool on their property, as well.

Breakfast is included for everyone. You can choose to have half board or all-inclusive. If you decide not to eat at the hotel, walk for 10 and you’ll find beachside restaurants overlooking the sea.

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Hotel Lanzarote Village

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Another one of the best family hotels in Lanzarote is Hotel Lanzarote Village. These rooms are a few minutes on foot to the beach and a 20-minute walk to the center of Puerto del Carmen. Hotel Lanzarote Village offers a gym, table tennis, and an outdoor pool with plenty of sunbeds. Several nights a week, they also offer a kids’ mini disco. There are plenty of nearby restaurants near the hotel.

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Sol Lanzarote

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This all inclusive hotel is on the beach, has 3 swimming pools and was recently renovated. There is nightly entertainment for adults and kids over five, and a well-regarded kids’ club. They even have a foam party on Tuesdays (if interested check to see if the day changed). The Sol Lanzarote is popular and can run over capacity at times. How could this affect you? Well, holiday season there may be lines forming at dinner time, and the sun loungers run out.

Out of all the best all inclusive hotels in Lanzarote, this is the closest to the airport. This could be an advantage or a disadvantage depending on your point of view. On the plus side, you can get from Arrivals Gate to hotel reception in 5-10 minutes max. If your kids like airplanes, you can even walk 10-15 minutes and see them landing & taking off. The downside? You can hear the planes on most of the property. Not that loud, and not that many planes come in and out of Lanzarote daily, but there’s that.

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Lanzarote Apartment Rentals in Puerto del Carmen

There are a lot of apartment rental options in the Puerto del Carmen area. Here are what we recommend.

Apartamentos La Peñita

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These conveniently located Lanzarote apartment rentals are just a few steps from restaurants and a supermarket. The beach is 200 meters away. I’ve seen this called a Lanzarote “resort,” but it’s more like a complex of single bedroom apartments with a pool and some other facilities. Apartments are simple but very clean. There are a kids area and a games room, as well.

One downside is the wifi. It costs to have it in your room or you can use for free in reception. I’ve heard complaints about not enough sunbeds, but that’s not a big deal for us as we don’t sit and roast ourselves like some European enjoy doing.

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Apartamentos Hg Lomo Blanco

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These lovely Lanzarote apartment rentals are only 5-10 minutes to the beach. That said, it’s on an incline, which may put off guests with mobility issues. There are two outdoor pools and a kids’ play area. Each two-bedroom apartment rental has a kitchenette and a sofa bed.

This is one of the best apartment rentals in Lanzarote, but just like many other Lanzarote apartment rentals, wifi is not free.

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Lanzarote Travel Tips

Here are a few tips and bits of advice for making the most of your Lanzarote family holiday. What’s missing?

Best Time to Visit Lanzarote

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The hottest time of year is usually late June through October, with highs of around 28ºC/ 83ºF. The cold season is still doable, with highs around 21ºC/70ºF and lows around 16ºC/60ºF. Wind and shade make it feel cooler, but stand in the sun and it feels fantastic. The water in winter, however, was a bracing 19ºC/66ºF. Very cold for us wimps, but we still went swimming, surfing, and took scuba diving lessons. The water is much, much warmer for the rest of the year.

Lanzarote Apartment Rental or All Inclusive Hotel/Resort?

Hotels in Lanzarote have a few unique styles that some readers may not be accustomed to. Sure, there are conventional hotels and apartment rentals in Lanzarote. But the lines between hotels, apartment rentals and resorts in Lanzarote can differ from what I as a North America was used to, so let me give you a few words, phrases and other details about Lanzarote accommodation you might be interested in. If you already know this stuff, then scroll on down to the best Lanzarote family hotels.

Full Board, Half Board  & All-Inclusive

Some of the best resorts in Lanzarote (and many other places) offer several set meal plans. In general, Half Board includes breakfast and dinner. Full Board is breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All-Inclusive means all meals, plus extras like snacks and drinks. Top-shelf cocktails and the mini-bar may or may not be included. It all depends on the place.

Some people plan a Lanzarote family vacation where they just lay by the pool, play with the kids and maybe read a book or two. For those people, Full Board or All-Inclusive is the way to go. Lanzarote resorts have fantastic food, and with these plans, you can pretty much eat whenever, and however much you want. No looking up restaurants to try, no cranky kids who are tired of walking and ready to eat. Full Board and All-Inclusive make it easy, and it’s often much cheaper than ordering a la carte or eating out every meal.

That said, we prefer Half Board. Why? Because we usually don’t stay at a resort all day, every day of our trip. We’re usually out and about during lunchtime anyway. For example, when we stayed at Seaside Los Jameos Playa, we loved the breakfasts and fantastic dinners. But during the afternoons, the kids were at surfing lessons or their first scuba class. Or we drove to a pirate museum or walked through lava tubes. We came back in the evening tired, hungry and ready for the buffet.

Self-Catering “Resorts” – Villas & Apartment Rentals in Lanzarote

There are many resorts in Lanzarote that look more like apartment complexes. In fact, that’s really what they are. For example, when we stayed at THB Tropical Island, we parked and walked through what almost felt like a suburban neighborhood. We reached our unit, which held maybe 10-15 apartments, and it had its own pool. There were dozens of units like this here. Some were higher-grade (nicer pools, furniture, amenities, etc), and some were lower.

They’re called self-catering because there’s often no meal plan but you have a kitchenette — sometimes a full kitchen. They often have a supermarket on-site. If not, there’s one nearby. Some have a fully stocked kitchen — others have just enough dishes and utensils to make spaghetti for four. Many of these Lanzarote apartment rentals also have dishwashers and washing machines…or a laundry room nearby. Some of these places have housekeeping once or twice a week. Others more/less.

Villas in Lanzarote are usually more self-contained. They have all the amenities mentioned above, plus private parking and/or private pools. These are usually free-standing units, or maybe share one wall with a neighbor. Many apartment rentals and villas in Lanzarote have heated pools, as well, but that costs extra. You only need it really between November through February.

Kids Clubs, Animation Teams & Other Lanzarote Resort Entertainment

Many resorts and luxury hotels in Lanzarote have kids clubs for children. This includes babysitting for little ones or games, sports or other activities for older kids. Then there’s a resort’s animation team. I’ve heard animation teams described as “babysitters for adults,” but they’re more than that. An animation team is a staff hired to keep guests entertained, socializing and having fun. They may put on shows or facilitate social hours or games. If you’re not interested, they’ll leave you alone, but sometimes it can be fun to get involved. They are often great with shy kids, helping them try new things like painting, theater, surfing or paddle boarding.

Lots of Lanzarote resorts and hotels also have nightly entertainment. Monday may be a musical show. Tuesday may be karaoke. Wednesday may be a magician or a band or a DJ. Each Lanzarote hotel or resort is different. We went to see a magician one night as a joke, but left thoroughly entertained.

Dress Code at Dinner at Lanzarote Resorts

Many of the best resorts in Lanzarote have a dress code in their restaurants at dinner time. Check your hotel information when you book. In general, they request men to wear closed-toe shoes, full trousers, and a shirt with a collar. For women, it’s usually smart casual. It doesn’t have to be super formal, but flip-flops, board shorts, and a tank top are not acceptable.

Each resort enforces their dinner dress code differently. Some places are strict. Others aren’t. Some enforce for teens, as well. Others don’t care. We bring an outfit for everyone that can be used for restaurant and going out in general. Usually khakis and a polo shirt or casual linen button-down for me and sonny boy, and sundresses and a shawl/light cardigan for the ladies. It makes dinner feel a little more special (we rarely dress nicely in daily life). You make your own call.

Socks for the Play Area?

Some Lanzarote Hotels and Resorts have an indoor play area with slides and bouncy-castle type fun. In some of these places, they may require your child to wear socks. If you’re coming to Lanzarote in the summer, you may not need socks the entire time…except for these indoor play centers.

Mostly European Guests

Despite being fairly unknown in North America, Lanzarote is a very popular spot for Europeans looking for warmer weather in the winter. Even former UK Prime Minister David Cameron is a repeat visitor. Most Lanzarote resort guests are from Germany, Ireland, and the UK. For this reason, you’re much more likely to find a tea kettle in your room than a coffee maker.

The Sunbed Quest

Whether you stay at the best resort, hotel or apartment rental in Lanzarote, you will quickly discover one of the most precious commodities here: the empty sunbed at the pool. Like many North Americans, European vacationers generally love to spend days on a lounger in the sun reading, napping or sipping a cocktail. For some reason, the chair-to-guest ratio in many places is not exactly even, so many people get up early to reserve their spot in the sun.

This can cause drama. Some people lay a towel on a sunbed before 6 am…and then don’t return until 3 in the afternoon. At other resorts, there is a morning rush to reserve the best sunbed locations, and the result looks like a more civilized reenactment of Black Friday at Walmart. This never bothers us because we’re not sunbathers. If you are and enjoy hours on a sun lounger, then check the reviews and comments of any Lanzarote resort you’re considering. At some places, it’s no problem. At others, it may be crowded during high season.

Wifi in Lanzarote

Be reminded that many hotels charge you for WIFI usage, and it’s quite pricey. Paid or not, wifi in Lanzarote is pretty spotty. If you need reliable internet, then choose your Lanzarote accommodation carefully.

Give Us Your Lanzarote Family Holiday Tips!

There are so many great hotels and family resorts in Lanzarote. Which is your favorite family hotel in Lanzarote? In your opinion, what are the best hotels in Lanzarote for families? Do you have any tips for making the most out of your Lanzarote family holiday? Tell us in the comments, or contact me directly.

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Comments

  1. Daniele Merkov says:

    Me and my friends are planning to go to spain this January. We would love to see some nice beaches with clear water and some stunning scenery. We were thinking Majorca,Ibiza and Canary Island, we are up to some adventures and experience a great nightlife in our travel. I came across this great article too, but i wanted to hear your thoughts first. Can anyone suggest any ideas or tips? Any help is kindly appreciated 🙂

    • Adventures and fun travel experiences can happen on any of the Canary Islands, but if you are looking for great nightlife, maybe skip Lanzarote and head to Tenerife. Hope you have fun in January!

  2. Eldin van der Dussen says:

    When I was in Lanzarote I stayed in one of the hotels the you mentioned in your blog which is the H10 Lanzarote Princess. The hotel is just a walk away from the beach. The hotel staffs are very approachable and always ready to answer all inquiry. The restaurants offer a good variety of foods and all the facilities there are great.
    It’s a highly recommended place to stay in Lanzarote!

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