- Lanzarote Luxury holidays
Lanzarote is only the fourth largest island in the Canaries, but has the third largest population. Its popularity as a tourist destination is relatively high, with well over five million passengers per year passing through Arrecife Airport on their way to and from Lanzarote's resorts. Tourism is a crucial source of income for the island, which is otherwise largely agricultural - and as well as the holidaymakers who head to the island, more than 5,000 of its permanent residents are British, with a further 3,000 or more Irish.
A quiet coast
Lanzarote's coastal waters are described as quiet and friendly by locals, and with a year-round average temperature of just under 20°C, it's not hard to see why many people spend much of their time in the waves during a luxury break on the island. A variety of beach sports and boat trips make the most of the good weather, so if you’re looking for an activity to keep you busy during the daytime, make the most of what’s on offer. If relaxing on the sand is more you, there are stunning stretches of beaches that are perfect for the person looking for a stress-free day in the sun.
Lanzarote in reserve
Upon arrival on the island, you might not be aware that you have already entered a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, a status that recognises the natural features of the landscape. Unusually, this status applies to the whole of Lanzarote, and not just a single nature reserve, forest or other habitat. This of course means that the urban areas and their entire populations are also a part of the zone, and this is a symbol of how the permanent residents have learned to live in synchronicity with their environment, and even capitalised on the volcanic landscape for agricultural use.
When should I visit Lanzarote?
If you want the warmest possible break, then you should schedule your holiday for July, August or September - and unusually, September is actually slightly warmer than July over the long-term. All three months have a daily average around 25°C, which is on a par with the hottest of summer days in the UK, generally speaking. Humidity is around 70% all year, which is a little on the high side, but still low enough for the warmest days to remain quite comfortable. A dry breeze helps further - and this is visible in the local agricultural technique of building semi-circular walls around crops to protect their moisture against evaporation by this wind.
What’s on offer on a luxury holiday?
Luxury holidays promise so much more than your average beach holiday. If you want to enjoy a decadent breakfast in bed, the choice is yours. If you want to wake up to unobstructed island views, your luxury hotel will make it happen. When you book a luxury holiday you have the perfect excuse to push the boat out a little. While your initial outlays may be more, the experiences you’ll have will be totally worth it. Luxury holidays in Lanzarote promise an unforgettable escape. A top spot for upscale spas, beaches, and outdoor experiences, you’ll find something here for all the family.