Characterised by arresting volcanic landscapes dotted with vineyards, contrasting against the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, Lanzarote is a wonderfully grown-up getaway. Here are eight peaceful options to select from ahead of your next sojourn in the sunshine.
Adults-only hotels in Lanzarote for a blissfully relaxing break
A Lanzarote adults-only hotel with private outdoor hot tubs
The creation of internationally renowned local architect César Manrique, this cubic complex was converted into a designer boutique hotel in 2015. Nowadays, its avant-garde architecture serves as an eye-catching backdrop to plush amenities, including a heated pool overlooking the ocean to bathrooms equipped with rain showers. Rejuvenating treatments are available at the hotel’s beauty salon include facials, peels and massages, along with invigorating Vichy showers.
When it’s time for dinner, you’ll dine on gastronomic fare typical of the region at the hotel’s restaurant. Fittingly for its waterfront location, there’s a focus on delicious fresh seafood. Take in the dramatic coastal views whilst enjoying seasonal delights such as octopus tempura with pureed potato or tuna carpaccio.
After a day basking in the sunshine, retire to the Master Suite and relax your muscles in the private Jacuzzi on your terrace. As you feel tension evaporate, top off the indulgent experience with a glass of rosé produced from the island’s rich volcanic soil.
Food lovers' delight in Lanzarote
A series of bright white apartments nestled between Lanzarote’s dramatic mountains and the bright blue sea, Pueblo Marinero hotel is just as striking as its location. It’s situated in the former fishing village of Playa Blanca, now a major resort, and offers views of the neighbouring islands of Fuerteventura and Lobos.
The hotel is a stroll away from the waterfront restaurants of the Marina Rubicon promenade. Sample sushi within the sky-toned walls of Kazan, then listen to live music with a tropical cocktail at the Blue Note Jazz Bar.
At the health and beauty centre, you’ll find a menu of acupressure, facials, manicures, pedicures and special body wraps. Test out the colour therapy treatments, hotbeds, sauna, Turkish baths and indoor pool at the spa, or recline in the open-air Jacuzzi with its Atlantic Ocean vista.
An adults-only hotel in Lanzarote designed by a prize-winning architect
Dreamt up by Pritzker award winner Fernando Higueras, Meliá Salinas is considered one of Lanzarote’s cultural heritage gems. It’s also the pinnacle of luxury, with certain suites featuring private plunge pools, their own botanical gardens and outdoor showers carved from volcanic rock.
The high-end amenities continue throughout the rest of this resplendent hotel. Overhaul your look at the plush beauty salon or opt for an invigorating massage and body treatment at the wellness centre. There’s also a sauna and whirlpool for whiling away a blissful afternoon.
When it’s time to eat, experience a taste of Spain and try the tapas at Ô Grille bar, next to the ornately designed seawater pool. The pool adds to the soothing atmosphere: it features a harmonious blend of rock formations, waterfalls, palm trees and bridges. If you’re headed for a pre-dinner dip, you’ll certainly build up an appetite: the pool is 1800 metres square in size, so it provides ample space for gentle exercise.
A seascape adults-only hotel in Lanzarote
Hipotels Natura Palace Hotel puts Lanzarote’s natural charm front and centre: several of its spacious outdoor areas feature sea views, including the two palm tree-lined pools and the wood-canopied dining terrace. If it’s a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary – or perhaps you’re spoiling yourselves just because – upgrade your stay to a Senior Suite. It comes complete with your own private terrace, where you can bask in the sun and unwind with a book and a cool drink in total tranquillity.
The chefs at the hotel’s buffet restaurant take inspiration from Canarian Spanish cuisine when devising the day’s menu. Choose a dish from the numerous stations and witness the artful cooking displays before dining against a backdrop of verdant foliage.
Ahead of your meal, soothe muscles and joints in the spa complete with sauna, whirlpool bath, Turkish bath or under the jet showers. Rejuvenating mud treatments and massages are available, as well as hairdressing appointments and beauty treatments.
Exclusive poolside dining
Featuring a calming interior design blending Spanish and Arabic influences, H10 Sentido White Suites provides a serene atmosphere just 300 metres away from the popular Playa Dorada Beach. When you’re not sunbathing or dipping your toes in the water, the hotel can entertain you with hosted events such as wine tasting and yoga sessions.
The Despacio Beauty Centre’s Turkish bath and sauna are ideal for a tranquil detox. Spend quality time unwinding together in the specialist couples’ rooms, choosing from a range of facials, massages, body scrubs, wraps and peels.
Book a spot at restaurant Palapa, located in the centre of the pool, for a romantic dinner served by your own personal waiter. Admire the Moorish decor at Haima Blue Bar, complete with floor seating, Turkish rugs and brightly hued lanterns.
Upscale suites feature private pools
Hotel pool designed by César Manrique
An adults-only hotel in Lanzarote with in-room hot tubs
Most of the rooms at Barceló Teguise Beach feature modern bathrooms complete with private hot tubs but book the Junior Suite Sea View and you’ll have one on your balcony. Fully renovated in 2015, along with the rest of the hotel, rooms at this hotel are decorated in fresh white tones for a serene atmosphere.
The infinity pool, with views across Teguise Bay and Cucharas Beach, continues the peaceful theme. The outdoor bar is the place to order scrumptious Spanish staples such as gazpacho soup and Iberian ham, before returning to sunbathe on your Bali bed.
Finish off your day with a massage at the spa. The hotel’s blue-lit thalassotherapy centre features a 35-degree relaxation pool, sauna, steam bath, bi-thermal shower, aromatic shower, bucket shower.
Pick and choose between three swimming pools
H10 Timanfaya Palace fuses Lanzarote’s iconic whitewashed interior design scheme with Moroccan-inspired details. Step into the lobby lounge with its airy double-height ceilings and turquoise tiled columns and you’ll feel you’ve been transported to the pages of the Arabian Nights.
Extending the concept, Kasbah à la carte restaurant – with its arched walls reminding of Morocco’s medinas – serves Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. Round off your meal with a delectable dessert at Mike’s Coffee, which, with its quirky copper fittings and moody palette, has a contemporary feel.
Sign up for a Privilege Room for exclusive access to a lounge and garden with views of Isla de Lobos and Fuerteventura in the distance. The heated swimming pool, with its futuristic curved roof, along with the sauna, Turkish bath and outdoor Jacuzzi, provide space to relax.
A cheerful adults-only hotel with an exclusive area
Located 300 metres from the golden sands and windswept palms of the beach, Club Siroco is an adults-only hotel in Costa Teguise. If you opt for a suite in Club Siroco’s Serenity Area, you’ll experience a touch of luxury in the premium rooms, which all feature a private pool with massage jets. Sip a glass of complimentary wine from your balcony hammock or terrace sunbed while enjoying the peace and quiet.
There’s no need to stroll far when it’s time for dinner: the on-site restaurant or pool bar caters for all tastes. Alternatively, if you prefer the comfort of your own room, opt for an apartment with a fully equipped kitchenette, allowing you to cook favourites from home in privacy. As the sun sets, dine on your terrace or balcony with a view of the glittering pool.