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Sunday, 22 June 2014

Travel: Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

As everyone has probably seen from my Twitter, I've just got back from the beautiful island of Lanzarote so thought it was about time to write a review of the resort and the lovely villa we've been living in for the past week!

We decided to go to the canary islands for the (supposedly) sunny all year weather and ideally wanted a villa for some peace and to avoid the usual morning sun bed fight at most popular hotels. This villa was recommended to us and I have to say it was a goodun! There aren't many smaller villas with a private pool and as much space as we were really lucky to find this gem. 

Playa Blanca

Once a small fishing village, Playa Blanca is now Lanzarote's most up and coming, and also the second busiest resort. The resort itself is spread out along the Port, Town and Rubicon Marina (see photos below) with a range of restaurants to suit every taste. There isn't too much in the way of nightlife (if you're looking for that then stay/have a night in Puerto Del Carmen near the airport), but there are a few bars which get particularly lively at the weekend. 

Playa Blanca is the newest of Lanzarote resorts with the Rubicon Marina still looking fresh and brand new. It's a lovely walk from the Port, into the town and then on to the marina, but probably about a mile long. The only thing I would say lets the resort down is the lack of beaches. Playa Blanca does have a small beach but these can get quite crowded. The Papagayo beach is about 2km away and is said to be absolutely beautiful with lovely little coves. They charge a small entrance fee which I think is per car but I'm sure it's worth it - definitely a must see for my next trip!


The Port


Rubicon Marina



Playa Blanca Centre and Beach

Villa Overview

This villa was located quite far away from the town. It took us 1 hour 10 minutes to walk which obviously we didn't try twice (!) but we had a cab number to call and they turned up within minutes which was great. Taxi to the town was 5€ while the Marina was slightly more at 6/7€ so not much at all. There was also a shop and about 5 restaurants 5/10 minutes walk away where we got fresh bread everyday. 

The villa had two bedrooms and two bathrooms with a sofa bed in the lounge so could potentially sleep 6. We were amazed how well equipped it was with all kitchen amenities and tools you could possibly need, a dishwasher, washing machine, ironing board, full Sky+HD, Wii and games, and Wi-Fi. 

The outside area really sold us the villa, it was beautiful with five different (and mega comfortable) seating areas of rattan furniture which I love! We had an outdoor pool, BBQ area and hot tub; it really was a home away from home. The villa itself was in a gated community which felt really safe, was peaceful and wasn't really overlooked. 


Outside sofas and dining table


BBQ area and hot tub


Panoramic view of outside area


Outside seat and lounger - where my holiday posts were written!



Two dining tables (one under cover) and outside sofa area - please excuse my boyfriend in the background with his eyes glued to the World Cup!


View from the master bedroom of pool and loungers

Overall, I definitely think I'll be returning to this villa, it was amazing for the price and had everything we need. The only thing that let it down was that it didn't have air conditioning which meant it was really hot at night.

If anyone is interested in visiting this villa for a holiday, please let me know I'd be happy to pass on the details! I've also previously stayed at the Bahia Blanca Rock, Rubicon Palace and another villa near to the town so if you're looking to stay here let me know if you want any info on these places too!

Here's a couple of holiday snaps of Luke and I seeing as my plan to photograph my OOTD was ditched quite early into the holiday!! Sorry!







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6 comments

  1. Looks like you had a gorge holiday! I'm so jealous! x
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    1. Ah it was lovely, feels like a lifetime ago now though! :/ xx

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  2. Oooh that looks so nice! I'm in desperate need of a holiday or two :) Danielle xx

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    1. I know! I need to have one booked as soon as I get back from the last one! Something to look forward to! xx

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  3. this villa is amazing! Looks like you had such a good time. That playsuit loooks sooo lovely on you too!!

    Suitcase and Sandals Blog - Travel, Lifestyle and Fashion xx

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    1. Ah it was so lovely!! Thanks! I wasn't sure when I first bought it but glad I did now! xxx

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