Most people think of Lanzarote as an inexpensive family destination, but we also have an upmarket side to the island, and plenty of people enjoy luxury holidays here.

Let’s explore some of the things that you can do on your holiday to make it a little bit special:

Stay in a five star hotel

We have more than our fair share of luxury five star hotels on the island. Starting with the Cesar Manrique designed Gran Melia Salinas in Costa Teguise, which features the amazing water bungalows and a stunning indoor tropical garden – this was the island’s first five star.

Moving along the coast, we have the Gran Hotel in Arrecife, the island’s only high rise building, with stunning views and right on EL Reducto beach. Even if you don’t choose to stay there, head up to the top floor restaurant for coffee and a cake.

Next we have the Hesperia in Puerto Calero, a modern offering, but built in a style that’s sympathetic to the island’s heritage. The Hesperia “flows” down to a small private beach area and has a fantastic spa.

Finally, we have a pair of five stars in Playa Blanca, the spectacular Volcan, which has a man made volcano over the swimming pool area, and the Princesa Yaiza where every room is a suite. The latter features an authentic Japanese restaurant.

And there are more coming – The Fariones in Puerto del Carmen will be reopening as a five star, and there is a completely new 5 star in construction in Matagorda.

Eat in a top class restaurant

Lanzarote has so many top class luxury restaurants, it’s almost unfair to select a few as examples, but we’re simply going to tell you about OUR favourites for a special treat meal.

Our first choice would be La Cabaña in Macher, a small intimate place where Darren weaves magic all the time.

In the centre of the island, we’d go for Ikarus in Teguise, which delivers top class cuisine, using fresh local produce.

Heading north, we’d go for El Lago in Arrrieta, where Angel serves the freshest, choicest fish.

And our final choice would be to visit Sakura in Arrecife to enjoy amazing Japanese cuisine and genuine Sushi.

Hire a nice car

Most people end up hiring the usual Clio or Hyundai. But did you know that some of the car hire companies run much more exotic stuff? Our own business partners Plus Car have a fleet which includes the Porsche Cayenne, Audi convertibles and various Mercs, while Cabrera Medina will hire you a Range Rovers and even top of the range Alfa Romeos.

Get a quote for car hire.