As most of you will know I recently went on holiday to Lanzarote for ten days to get a bit of winter sun. I love Lanzarote as it is warm enough to visit all year round so thought I would share a few things I did whilst I was there... though it was pretty much a very lazy, relaxing holiday!
Having visited Lanzarote last year in December and really enjoyed it, me and my sister (plus her little family) decided to go again but for a longer stay and also go a month earlier as we both felt we missed out on the lead up to Christmas last year! Flight times are pretty good at around 4 hours and we visited Costs Teguise, which is one of the three main resort areas of the island. I won't ramble on too much about the island itself, but you can find out a lot of interesting information on the Directline Holidays Lanzarote' page.
Weather wise I was so impressed... Lanzarote is known for it's winter sun but a few days whilst I was there it reached 28oC mid-day and every morning it was sunny from 9am.
Some of the highlights of my holiday were... Eating breakfast outside every morning overlooking the beach - there is nothing like feeling the sun beaming down at 9am. Feeding the fish in the sea - The water was just so clear and we were able to feed the little fish with bread without having to go in pass our knees! Relaxing by the pool - I stocked up on U.S magazines and spent many afternoon either sleeping or reading by the pool. Also going swimming everyday was such a novelty that I loved... which of course led to a siesta most afternoons. Going out for dinner each night - Finding somewhere new and eating alfresco... we found some lovely Italian places that did amazing steak and pizzas. After dinner I also loved indulging in some shopping (I will have to write about my holiday beauty buys!) as everything stays open and it was actually still quite warm for 9pm at 19oC!
|My book of choice by the pool - Eating fresh pizza outside at night - Elle U.S - such a good read - My view at breakfast - Overlooking the beach at night - Flying home.|
As you can tell I had a very relaxing, laid back holiday, full of eating, shopping and swimming which is what I really love to do when I go away. Though Lanzarote does also have another side to it. You can visit Volcanoes and the Jameos del Agua caves are just amazing (I have actually visited both on previous holidays to Lanzarote). Also there are always late night outdoor markets to visit where you can pick up something unique to take home. You can also visit the other resorts by just jumping on a bus or even go on amazing boat trip to swim in the ocean and spot dolpins!
I thoroughly love going on holiday when it is cold and dark in the UK, it feels like such a treat and Lanzarote is such a great all round place to visit for winter sun as the sunny weather is pretty much guaranteed. As for costs we did look at other parts of the Canary Islands but found Lanazrote to be the cheapest and it really is affordable. Also you can get some great deals on low deposits (as low as £25pp on Direct Holidays) for more information click here. This means you can book way in advance for next year and pay for your holiday nearer the time - something I did and really prefer to do.
I hope you have enjoyed this post and if you have any questions about Lanzarote feel free to ask away in the comments below!