27 February 2017

Our Family Friendly Holiday to Lanzarote


Winter seems to have dragged on a bit from the end of last year through to the beginning of this year. I live in Scotland, as most of you will know, and we're still getting the odd flurry of snow which is sticking to the ground. The other half and I decided last year that we'd keep up the monthly holidays and trips if we could as it gives everyone something to look forward to. Whilst in this mind set is when I stumbled upon a great little deal with Jet 2 Holidays to fly off to Lanzarote in February and stay at the fab Costa Sal Apartments.

Airport chilling.
The Costa Sal resort is in Puerto Del Carmen and it's all apartments and suites situated around 4 pools. It's kind of on 2 levels so some apartments near the top two pools at reception and more apartments down nearer the beach side with the other 2 pools. No matter which apartment you got though the resort wasn't too big that you couldn't easily walk around it. Even though I had only booked a superior one bedroom apartment the lovely receptionist upgraded us to a superior two bedroom apartment which was really big. The apartment was a stones throw from the top two pools and seconds from reception and the on site restaurant which was perfect with small children in tow.

Behaving themselves on the plane... just.
I picked a bed and breakfast board at Costa Sal so that I didn't have to worry about rushing around to feed two hungry kids first thing in the morning but also had the flexibility of choosing where to eat for lunch and at night. The restaurant food was lovely with healthy portions and I couldn't fault it. The breakfast was a self service buffet with everything you needed to keep you going till lunch. The staff were amazing and totally made the place what it was. I spoke to one Dad who's kids weren't well and he was allowed to fill a takeaway box and take breakfast back to his apartment. How good is that.

Beach fun in the sun shade tent.
The resort and grounds themselves were very clean and well maintained. There were plenty of maids, gardeners, lifeguards and handy men running around making sure everything was in tip top condition. Everyone was so good with the kids as well which leads me nicely onto the kids club. Every time we've been away previously Logan won't attend kids club as he can't really cope with it but the people running the kids club at Costa Sal were amazing. I informed them of him having autism and they weren't phased in the slightest. In fact they said there were a few children with autism or additional support needs currently at the resort which made me fell so much better. So almost every night Logan happily trotted over to the kids club for a few hours to join in with movie night. He went a few times during the day as well to do crafts and other activities. He really did enjoy it and the best part was that he made a friend! They totally connected on every level which was amazing.

Poor Daddy!
Lanzarote in February isn't overly hot but it did reach about 19oC each day and some days it was up to 23oC which was quite hot. This was still perfect weather for our swimwear and yes I did have my bikini on, it was heaven. It's a naturally windy island so it did cool down quite a bit at night but I had the maxi dresses out and was fine. I just brought a hoody and cardigan for the kids to keep the chill away.

Going for some lunch.
There's plenty of places to eat around the resort and lots of little supermarkets to choose from if you fancy making your own food in the apartment as you have a fully equipped kitchen. There's even a little supermarket below reception in the resort which was very reasonably priced. Getting to the beach was super easy and took all of 5 minutes to walk. There's a gate at the bottom of the resort which you go through, then through a small lane and turn right and you're at the beach. The kids really loved the beach here and it was super clean with life guards on watch all the time.

Poolside antics.
You can walk along the beach front for miles if you like with play parks, outdoor exercise equipment, shops and places to eat dotted on the way. Because you are only 10 minutes from the airport if you turn left you get to walk past the actual airport and watch the planes taking off and landing. It was brilliant and I've never seen a plane land and take off so close up before.

Loving the play parks.
All in all it was a fantastic holiday for us. Family friendly, great weather, plenty for the kids to do, good food and even the grandparents popped out for a wee holiday half way through our stay so we had baby sitters. I can't recommend Costa Sal apartments enough so if you get the chance then do book up. It's the perfect place to stay with small children.

Wrapping up warm after a little swim.

Exercises to work off those big meals.

Cheese at dinner time!

Loving those rays.

Yay, Granny and Grandad arrived.

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2 comments on "Our Family Friendly Holiday to Lanzarote"

Lanzarote Trip on 2 March 2017 at 10:08 said...

Last year we have been to Lanzarote. We went there over the Christmas and New Year period We had great time specially at the beach. The pictures are amazing… Cheese looking cute :)

Susan Mann on 2 March 2017 at 10:58 said...

This looks amazing. I've never been here, but looks great for kids. Love the photos xx

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