The top 5-star hotels in Lanzarote for a luxury sun holiday

By Emma Power,

Boasting beautiful sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and a sunny climate, the Canary Islands are nothing short of paradise – and while they say you can’t improve on perfection, enjoying a luxury holiday in one of these 5-star hotels in Lanzarote is definitely a start.

Staying in a 5-star hotel in Lanzarote is a great way of enjoying luxury at a lower price, too, especially if you’re a champagne-taste-on-a-beer-budget kind of person. The real magic of these 5-star resorts often isn’t the bedroom – as you’ll be spending most of your time under the sun anyway – but in the facilities, whether you’re looking for fine dining options, first-rate spa treatments, or just lounging by a gorgeous pool with a cocktail.


5-star hotels in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

Playa Blanca is the newest resort on the island, so is your best best for finding a 5-star hotel in Lanzarote to your taste. The Spanish for ‘white beach’, Playa Blanca boasts a pretty marina with yachts – Marina Rubicon – which is a leisurely 15-minute walk from the town along the promenade.

H10 Rubicon Palace

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A gorgeous five-star hotel right on Lanzarote’s picturesque seafront, this resort is set in the pretty fishing village of Playa Blanca, overlooking the golden sands of La Mulata beach.

Check into the sleek Privilege Rooms and you’ll get exclusive amenities and services, like a welcome gift, private terrace, Nespresso machine, pillow menu, late check-out and spa discounts.

Pamper both body and mind in the Despacio Spa; the first-rate facilities include an indoor pool with hydromassage beds, Turkish baths, seawater river, pebble pathway, Jacuzzi and water mist booth. When you’ve finished your treatments, unwind on the terrace with Balinese bed and sun loungers.

The resort features five adult swimming pools, six restaurants, four bars, a cafe, beach volleyball and mini-golf, as well as shows and themed parties at night, so there’s plenty of entertainment.


THe Volcan Lanzarote

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Situated by the yachting port Marina Rubicon and facing this sea, this gorgeous 5-star resort has been designed to mimic the style of a traditional Canarian village.

If you really want this to be a luxurious experience, you’ve got to stay in the Club Volcan section; especially reserved for adults, it’s an exclusive space featuring 48 plush suites and perks like a private heated pool, Jacuzzi and a solarium with Balinese beds.

When it comes to dining, the hotel has four restaurants serving up everything from authentic Japanese to Italian cuisine, as well as three bars, including a poolside bar for drinks or snacks during the day.

While the hotel boasts plenty of facilities like a spa, gym, hair salon, multi-sports courts and both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, you’ve also got direct access to the marina with its shopping and leisure areas.


Iberostar Lanzarote Park

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Just a five-minute walk from the beach in a peaceful area of Playa Blanca, this 5-star hotel is also nearby the beautiful bay of Playa Flamingo, and enjoys impressive views over the ocean.

Booking one of the Star Prestige accommodation options ensures you receive the VIP treatment on your holiday – these luxury rooms and suites are located in an adults-only building and get you access to the hotel’s most exclusive areas.

Why not spend a lazy afternoon or two in the spa? You can relax in the whirlpool bath, unwind in the sauna or try the whirlpool hammocks. There’s also a pool with a water circuit, ice fountain and hammam.

During the day, enjoy a refreshing drink at the El Mirador Pool Bar next to the idyllic seafront promenade; follow this with evening entertainment and a DJ at the Jameos Bar.


Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort

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When you arrive at this luxury 5-star beach hotel, you’re greeted with a chilled glass of Cava – arguably the best way to start any holiday in Lanzarote.

If you fancy taking your trip to the next level, the Presidential and Royal suites are just incredible, featuring gorgeous Rituals toiletries, a Playstation 4 and extra-romantic touches like Belgian chocolates and wine.

Make sure you check out the hotel’s Thalasso and Spa Centre; as well as featuring a steam room and sauna, there are 50 booths for facial treatments, massages, hydrotherapy, as well as rituals for relaxation and well-being.

Planning a romantic evening? Then go to La Piazzetta and admire the Italian show-cooking, as pasta is cooked to your taste and pizza bubbles away in the stone oven.


Gran Castillo Tagoro Family & Fun Playa Blanca

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Just because you’re travelling as a family doesn’t mean you need to scrimp on style, and this 5-star hotel in Lanzarote is here to help you make the most of your holiday.

Guests with kids will love the sheer amount of quality accommodation choices here. Want an experience the little ones will never forget? Merlin Kids’ Room is the best of both worlds; a relaxed, chic room for parents while children get a fun space with toys, games and a Playstation 4.

Keeping the youngsters entertained you can enjoy some well-deserved R&R has never been so easy. As well an amazing 5D cinema, the hotel features a special kids’ water park, playground and kids’ club.

It’s not all about the kids, though – there are several adults-only swimming pools in the resort and a gorgeous thermal spa with aromatic showers, saunas and hot tubs. It’s your holiday too, after all!


5-star hotels in Costa Teguise, Lanzarote

The third-largest tourist resort on the island, Costa Teguise is known for its sandy beaches and its reputation as an upscale alternative to Puerto Del Carmen, so if you’re looking for a 5-star hotel in Lanzarote, this could be the town for you.

Melia Salinas

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This adults-only, 5-star beachfront resort in the Costa Teguise area of Lanzarote is ideal if you’re planning to celebrate a special occasion under the Spanish sun.

Looking to splash out? Then the Level Gran Suite Panoramic View is the one for you – the piece de resistance is the incredible outdoor hydromassage bath on the private terrace, perfect for taking in those sea views.

Enjoy a dip in the impressive heated lagoon-style swimming pool, or head to the spa for some R&R in the sauna and whirlpool. Love the sea? You’ve also got direct access to the area’s two spectacular white sandy beaches.

Once you’ve finished your romantic Italian dinner in the Casa Nostra Restaurant, watch the sunset with an expertly made cocktail at the Onix Lounge, surrounded by lush tropical gardens and fountains.


5-star hotels in Arrecife, Lanzarote

A pretty, quiet port city on the east coast, Arrecife is the capital of Lanzarote. This is the perfect place to base yourself if you’d like museums, elegant boutiques and historical sights to be within walking distance of your 5-star hotel.

Arrecife Gran Hotel & Spa

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Choose this 5-star hotel for your luxury holiday in Lanzarote and you’ll be overlooking the gorgeous El Reducto Beach – and enjoying the best views, as it’s the tallest building on the island!

Splurge and stay in one of the hotel’s four luxurious Imperial Suites – you won’t be able to resist starting your mornings with a dip in the Jacuzzi, as you look out over the sea through the incredible floor-to-ceiling windows.

The hotel’s Aquaplus Spa features a hydrothermal circuit where you can easily spend an entire day flitting between the dynamic pool, therapeutic showers, Jacuzzi, foot bath, steam room, sauna and chromotherapy Turkish bath. Bliss.

In the evenings, unwind with a refreshing G&T on one of the Balinese beds dotted throughout the garden as you listen to the DJ or live bands – popular concerts include jazz fusion, flamenco, Latin music and pop rock.


5-star hotels in Puerto Calero, Lanzarote

Puerto Calera is the more peaceful, stylish sister of Puerto del Carmen; a exclusive retreat with a luxury marina and golf course, Puerto Calero is perfect if you’re looking for a more relaxed, fashionable vibe to match your 5-star hotel.

Hesperia Lanzarote

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Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the 5-star Hesperia Lanzarote hotel is situated in the peaceful resort of Puerto Calero Marina, just a ten-minute drive from the beaches, bars and restaurants of Puerto del Carmen.

While all the rooms in the hotel are beautifully designed and boast private terraces, upgrading to a suite gets you your very own Jacuzzi and walk-in shower and that extra level of luxury you so deserve.

After a day lounging about in the sun, why not continue your relaxation in the spa? Get ready to unwind in the sauna, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, solarium and fog shower, or enjoy some massages, facials and body treatments.

Although there are plenty of restaurant and bars to choice from, our favourite is the Terraza el Drago, where you can sample tasty tapas as you look out towards the island of Fuerteventura and the Lobos islet.