1 February 2018

Our Family Winter Getaway to Lanzarote

Last year the family and I decided it would be a good idea to get away for some Winter sun. We’ve never really been abroad so close to Christmas but decided to give it a go and jet off to Lanzarote for a much needed fix of Vitamin D. So on 19th November 2017 we flew out to lovely Playa Blanca for a weeks stay. You might remember we visited Lanzarote in February last year too but were in Puerto Del Carmen so thought we’d try somewhere different.

We traveled via Edinburgh airport again and their additional needs team was first class as always. And the best bit of all, the airport itself was totally dead! Security was a breeze to pass through, the departures lounge had minimal noise and bustle and our gate was beside a small soft play which helped no end. Our flight out was really good as well and the kids really behaved (for a change) so that was lovely. 

When we arrived we jumped on our transfer bus and traveled to the resort. I didn’t realise how far away from the airport it would be and it did take a good 30-40 minutes on the bus. It was fine because the kids were tired and more subdued but not so good for the travel sickness passengers.

The Labranda Suite Hotel Alyssa was our accommodation of choice and it was really lovely. We received a 2 bedroom apartment which had a bathroom with shower only and a large living area with a big TV, plenty of seating and storage. Since we were all inclusive we didn’t require a kitchen in our apartment which was fine with us. We did have a fridge though to store water, drinks and snacks so that was really good. The apartment we were allocated was very modern and overlooked the children’s play area/ kids club. It was perfect for us as in November there were hardly any other kids around so not noisy at all. It meant we could sit outside the apartment at the table and chairs provided and watch the kids have fun.

The accommodation was a bit out of the way however it was only a 10 minute walk to the beach and a 5 minute walk to a nearby water park, called Aqualava, so we really had all that we needed for our weeks stay. The accommodation had a lovely simple pool and bar area so plenty to keep the kids amused. Even though it was November it was still a good 22c some days which meant that even though the pool was chilly we could still use it and swim in it no bother. 

The Aqualava water park was a big hit with my two kids. It's not huge but it has lots of lovely flumes and a great area for toddlers and young children to walk around or swim in. I liked that I could let Logan go off on his own to ride the flumes and felt safe there was plenty of staff on hand watching. It was reasonably priced as well to get in and the food within the park was tasty and cheaper than I thought it would be. We spent a whole day here as the kids loved it so much so I highly recommend going if you get the chance.

Like I said it took 10 minutes to get down to the beach from our accommodation and what a lovely little beach it is. It's small but well protected from the harsh waves and this makes it perfect for little ones to paddle and play in the water. We did wonder round to a beach further up the coast but the waves were quite big and I worried about the kids playing too close to the water. We stuck to the smaller beach as it wasn't busy and so much safer.

Since we were all inclusive we of course had our meals in the hotel and we were really happy with the food. It was fresh, tasty and had a good variety for adults and children. I liked that they had a fresh pasta area where the chef cooked different pasta dishes for you. This was by far Harlow's favourite. I'm glad to say the kids happily ate their meals every day and the pool bar had snacks and drinks available throughout the day if you got peckish between meals. The kids often got hungry since they were always on the go so we'd often order up a portion of chips or a toastie to keep them going.

Our trip to Lanzarote has been amazing and if you know me you'll know I love to get the best deal possible for my money. I'm always searching the internet and local travel agents for the best holiday deal I can get and you should too. Anything to make your money go further for holidays is definitely the way forward. Just think if you even saved yourself £50-£100 that's more Euros towards trips over there or even money towards more food like a nice meal out for a change. So definitely shop around and do a few comparisons if you can. We can't wait for our next trip abroad and currently have a little holiday booked for May. Bring on the sunshine!

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

1 comments on "Our Family Winter Getaway to Lanzarote"

Unknown on 3 February 2018 at 07:56 said...

Looks like such a lovely holiday! I’ve not been to Lanzarote, looks amazing!

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