Take a look at the most romantic hotels in Playa Blanca.
The 305-room H10 Timanfaya Palace is an upscale, adult-only hotel catering to couples seeking some peace and quiet. Its two large oceanfront pools have a serene atmosphere, and while there is a daily entertainment program, activities are generally mellower than at other resorts in the area. This all-inclusive stands out for its excellent cuisine, which includes a wonderful main buffet, a Mediterranean a la carte restaurant with Arab influences, and a poolside snack bar serving tapas and a small buffet. The fitness center features a good array of cardio and strength-training machines, a sauna, and two massage rooms, but there is no full spa on-site. The indoor pool is a great perk for a rainy day. Rooms are spacious, clean, and stylish, and feature LCD TVs, mini-fridges (stocked in Superior and Privilege Rooms, as well as Suites), and balconies, some with sea views. There is an ongoing renovation plan, but for the time being most bathrooms are a little dated.
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.
Fresh from 2016 refurbishments, the Labranda Alyssa Suite Hotel is an upper-middle-range property in Playa Blanca's outskirts. Given its remote location, all-inclusive packages here are a pro, and good features include three pools (one for kids), tennis and games areas, and a buffet restaurant. Self-contained bungalows form the 120 Suites, which are smartly outfitted with nautical themes, flat-screen TVs, and AC. Views are charming from both private patios and the restaurant's shaded dining terraces. Peace and quiet here is guaranteed, although high-speed Wi-Fi, less-so. Families looking to be more central should check out H10 Lanzarote Princess, which is nearer beaches, and on the main drag.
The 255-room Volcan Lanzarote is a luxury resort known for its striking architectural style and lovely sprawling grounds. Its rooms are large and upscale, with jetted tubs and separate showers (in most), free Wi-Fi, balconies, and small living areas. Though charming for some, decor in blue hues may be a tad dated to others. The hotel offers a slew of amenities for families -- including five pools, a kids’ club, and a full entertainment program -- but there is also a quieter adult-only section complete with a pool, a lounge with free drinks, and a private breakfast restaurant. The spa is relaxing and pleasant, with a hydrotherapy area, treatment cabins, and a hammam. Built on stilts over the main pool, the buffet restaurant has an eye-catching design, but food gets mixed reviews. The location adjacent to a lovely marina lined with restaurants and shops is convenient, but those looking to stay closer to the beach may want to compare rates at Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort.
The 195-room, four-pearl H10 Sentido White Suites is a quiet all-suites property located a short walk from a sandy beach and lively Marina Rubicon in Playa Blanca. Rooms are spacious and contemporary, with solid amenities such as Nespresso machines, LCD TVs, minibars with free water, and iPod docks, plus separate living areas outfitted with sofa beds. No rooms, however, have ocean views due to the hotel’s height and location a couple of blocks from the beach. Many loungers are around the pool and the whirlpool, and there are an elegant spa and modern (if small) gym. Dining generally gets good reviews, and the hotel offers a variety of rates, from bed-and-breakfast to all-inclusive, which covers most imported drinks and all snacks until midnight. Those looking for something more bustling and with more entertainment options may prefer Hotel THE Volcan Lanzarote.
The upscale, 329-room Gran Castillo Tagoro is one of the best family-friendly hotels in Playa Blanca. It has several huge pools, an outstanding kids’ club complete with areas for babies and a sleepover room, a small water park, and a fun mascot that participates in the entertainment program. Rooms are some of the largest in Lanzarote, and even the smallest ones have spacious living areas with sofa beds; some have sea views. Although families are the main market here, adults can also find plenty of things to do: The spa is adult-only save for a couple of hours a day, and there is a pool for guests 18 and over, complete with cabanas and a bar. The main restaurant has a separate adult-only courtyard with a more serene atmosphere. Still, those seeking a quiet, child-free property closer to a sandy beach may want to compare rates at the H10 Timanfaya Palace.
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.