The top self-catering family apartments in Lanzarote

By Emma Power,

Checking into a self-catering apartment in Lanzarote is one of the most purse-friendly ways to enjoy a family holiday in the Spanish sun.

Why else should you stay in a self-catering holiday flat for your next family trip? As a home-away-from-home, there’s plenty of space to fit everyone comfortably, and a fully-equipped kitchen means you don’t have to blow your budget on dining out (unless you fancy a treat, and then by all means go ahead – you are on holidays, after all!).

So to give you a head start, we’ve handpicked our favourite family-friendly serviced apartments in some of the most popular areas on the island.


Self-catering apartments in Costa Teguise

Galeon Playa

Costa Teguise

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These spacious, self-catering seaside apartments overlook the sandy Las Cucharas and El Jabillo beaches in Costa Teguise.

Stay in either a one or two bedroom-apartment, or surprise the kids by checking into a pirate-themed family flat! Each one features superb cooking facilities and private balconies with views over the pools, gardens or ocean.

There’s plenty to keep the kids occupied with, including two children’s paddling pools and two main pools, as well as a playground and games room. During the day there’s fun sports activities and a kiddie club, while at night the entertainment includes live music and karaoke.


BlueBay Lanzarote

Costa Teguise

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Close to some of the best beaches in Lanzarote, these self-catering apartments are perfect for families looking to have a fun-filled holiday.

Check the whole gang into a modern one or two-bedroom apartment, each one furnished with a generous terrace and a compact kitchen that’s ideal for whipping up snacks and meals so that everyone is always fed and happy.

Keep the younger ones entertained day and night with the kids club, children’s swimming pool and family-friendly entertainment while you enjoy the main pool, the poolside snack bar, three tennis courts, gym and spa.


Los Zocos Club Resort

Costa Teguise

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Boasting two bedrooms, a spacious living room, large private terrace and fully-equipped kitchenette, this Family Suite even has a Playstation in the kids’ room! (Perfect for young teens who may need a break from all the family time… or is it the other way around?)

The resort is very family-friendly, with a great kids club and mini disco, but don’t worry, it’s not always all about them – for adults, there’s karaoke nights, bingo, live music and professional shows.

There are a total of six swimming pools in the apartment complex,  surrounded by gardens dotted with palm trees and solarium areas with sun loungers. Fun water activities are also organised for the youngest guests!


Apartments Nazaret

Costa Teguise

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Just a 5-minute walk to the beach, this family-friendly self-catering holiday flat is ideal for enjoying the hot Lanzarote sun.

The apartments come in one or two-bedroom styles with views of the pool, a kitchenette, living room with sofa bed and a private balcony or terrace with patio furniture.

Get everyone swimming in the resort’s three swimming pools, one specifically for children, or recline on the deckchairs on the solarium with a cool drink from the poolside bar.


Self-catering apartments in Puerto del Carmen

Suite Hotel Fariones Playa

Puerto del Carmen

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Fancy a more plush family trip to Lanzarote? Then you’ll love these chic  beachfront apartments just a stone’s throw away from cultural attractions like the Cesar Manrique House Museum or the Varadero fishing port.

Stay in style in the complex’s beautiful contemporary adapted lofts. Designed with families of toddlers in mind, they accommodate two adults, one child and one baby in a cot, with a kitchenette, living room and terrace.

Escape the kids (sssh, we won’t tell!) for a well-deserved spell in the spa while they enjoy the mini-disco and playground, or some live music and a drink at the poolside bar.


Nautilus Lanzarote

Puerto del Carmen

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Check into these great self-catering apartments on your next family holiday in Lanzarote and you’ll be ideally situated just a 5-minute walk from the sea.

There are one, two and three-bedroom apartments of varying sizes and standards, depending on your budget or needs, including adapted apartments for those with reduced mobility.

There are plenty of facilities in the complex, including two swimming pools, an on-site supermarket so you can keep the fridge fully stocked and a large library with board games to keep the whole family entertained.


Apartamentos THe Las Gaviotas

Puerto del Carmen

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The selling point of these three-star, seaside self-catering apartments in Lanzarote is definitely the seven swimming pools, three of which are kiddie-friendly, so there’s always plenty of space for everyone to take a dip!

There are three different types of apartments in the complex – standard, double and superior. Each one comes with a private garden terrace decked out with patio furniture and sun loungers, and a of course a fully-equipped kitchen.

Facilities in the holiday resort include a solarium, snack bar, restaurant and two poolside bars, and there are shops and supermarkets nearby.


Apartamentos THe Oasis

Puerto del Carmen

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This pretty complex boasts 55 contemporary self-catering apartments in Puerto del Carmen, one of the most popular areas of Lanzarote.

The bright and modern apartments come in both standard and superior styles. Each one-bedroom apartment features a balcony and terrace, fully-equipped kitchen and a living area with a sofa-bed.

Get ready to relax by the pool on a sun lounger while the kids play in the water, or head to the nearby Las Playas beaches for some sea and sand.


Self-catering apartments in Playa Blanca

Iberostar La Bocayna Village

Playa Blanca

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Grab the kids and head to this traditional Canarian-style family-friendly resort, just a 15-minute walk away from the beautiful beaches of Playas de Papagayo

The self-catering bungalows come with two bedrooms, a kitchen, living room, bathroom and terrace with patio furniture. You can even upgrade to the deluxe superior bungalow for a barbecue and whirlpool bath!

There’s plenty of entertainment to be enjoyed thanks to the on-site facilities, including a lobby bar, buffet restaurant, sauna, Jacuzzi, children’s playground, outdoor pool and a solarium with Balinese beds.


Relaxia Lanzasur Club

Playa Blanca

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Surrounded by landscaped gardens, these family-friendly one-bedroom bungalows are situated just a few minutes from Flamingo Beach.

Each self-catering villa comes with a small private terrace perfect for sunbathing, a fully-equipped kitchenette for keeping the whole family fed, and a spacious living area with a sofa bed.

Kids of all ages will love the resort’s fantastic onsite water park, complete with a slow river, giant slide, space bowl, black hole and wave pool, as well as a mini-club area with a castle.


Villas Puerto Rubicon

Playa Blanca

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Grab your teens or young kids and head to these modern self-catering villas – they boast their own private swimming pool and garden, plus a barbecue area with patio furniture and sun loungers.

Located near the promenade, the pet-friendly two-bedroom cottage sleeps up to four people, while the three-bedroom bungalow sleeps six, so there’s no reason not to bring everyone along.

The kitchenette comes complete with an oven, dishwasher, fridge, washing-machine, kettle and coffee maker. Guests will also receive a free welcome pack on arrival including tea, coffee, juice, milk, water, and biscuits.


Jardines del Sol by Diamond Resorts

Playa Blanca

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This small family-friendly resort of white-washed bungalows is surrounded by landscaped gardens, and is the perfect destination if you’re looking to soak up sun, sea and sand with the whole gang in tow.

The spacious two-bedroom villas are air-conditioned and have great amenities like a generous patio terrace and a large lounge and dining area, while the resort’s facilities include a playground, poolside bar and mini-golf.

The bungalow is of course self-catering with a top-notch, fully-equipped kitchen – think microwave, oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster and juicer. But if you do fancy a treat, the onsite restaurant is great.