Take a look at the best beach hotels in Playa Blanca.
Set on almost 13 acres of beautiful oceanfront gardens, the three-and-a-half-pearl Tui Sensimar Natura Palace (formerly Hipotels Natura Palace) is an adult-only resort with a peaceful atmosphere. The 269 rooms range from traditional and a bit dated to contemporary, but all feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, and balconies -- many with great sea views. The two oceanfront pools are a lovely spot for a relaxing day in the sun, while the spa has a solid treatment menu for those looking to get pampered. Half-board dining is the only option available here, but food gets consistently good reviews. There is a sandy beach just a 10-minute walk away, but travelers wanting to stay closer to it may prefer the H10 Timanfaya Palace.
Located across the promenade from a sandy beach in Playa Blanca, the 385-room Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort is a beautiful, upscale property designed in Canarian colonial style. Rooms are large and comfortable, featuring sofa beds, furnished terraces, and wet bars with microwaves and mini-fridges. Though full of local character to some, the traditional style of rooms -- and especially of bathrooms -- may be dated to others. Two large family pools are lined with dozens of loungers and palm trees, and there are two children's pools at the kids’ club, which offers a wide array of activities for all ages. Although buffet meals get mixed reviews, all rates include breakfast and a la carte eateries are better received. This family-friendly property has a bustling atmosphere, so those wanting a more peaceful environment may prefer the neighboring H10 Sentido White Suites.
Families and groups looking for an all-inclusive beach-front hotel with plenty of dining and entertainment options won't be disappointed with the Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort. With 488 rooms, three pools, five bars, and several restaurants, the most common issue guests have is getting lost on the grounds. Guest rooms vary in size but even the lower-category room types have terraces and some rooms have beautiful water views, along with dated decor (renovated rooms are more modern). Las Coloradas Beach is easily accessible via a direct path from the hotel. The location isn't convenient for easy exploring -- it's a 20-minute walk from the marina and an additional 15 minutes to Playa Blanca. Fees for Wi-Fi are an added expense at this upper-mid-range resort.
The upper-mid-range Marconfort Atlantic Gardens Bungalows are designed for quiet, child-free relaxation. The adults-only resort is in a residential area on Lanzarote’s Playa Blanca, with stunning sea views from the hotel gardens, but it's not close to any shopping or restaurants. There are 100 units in total, but note that only suites have air-conditioning. Decor in rooms and public areas is mostly white and unremarkable -- and shows some signs of wear. That said, the hotel is perfectly clean and an excellent value for an all-inclusive three-and-a-half-pearl property. Couples looking for a more luxurious child-free getaway might also consider the Hotel Villa VIK, a five-pearl luxury boutique hotel with just 19 rooms that's also only for adults.
The 465-room Hesperia Playa Dorada is an upper-middle-range hotel whose greatest asset is its location across the promenade from a sandy beach and a short walk from Playa Blanca’s lively marina. The hotel has a full entertainment program for guests of all ages, but there is also a separate area for those seeking some relaxation, complete with a pool, bar, and deck for yoga and Pilates. Rooms are simple yet comfortable, with free Wi-Fi, quality beds, furnished terraces, and flat-screen TVs, however, Standard Rooms lack basics such as mini-fridges and electric kettles. The hotel has a two-tier all-inclusive package, the standard of which is somewhat limited, as it only offers free access to the spa, gym, and indoor pool once per stay. Families seeking something cheaper may want to compare rates at the H10 Lanzarote Princess.
The VIK Club Coral Beach is a three-and-a-half pearl property (charging four-pearl prices) with an all-inclusive option that most guests opt for given the resort’s distance from Playa Blanca's main commercial areas. It’s a good choice for families, mainly because each of the 60 spacious units comes with two bedrooms, a living space, and an outdoor furnished terrace. The resort has plenty of activities on-site without being overwhelming -- there’s a kids' club, a playground, pool activities for all ages, and the popular Chill Out Terrace, notable for its spectacular sunset views. And while there's plenty to do, the focus here is on relaxation -- for travelers looking to do little more than sleep, eat, and drink while lounging at a seaside resort, this is the place. Watch out for pesky minimum stay requirements and additional charges for things like hairdryers and Wi-Fi.