Princesa Yaiza Suite HotelPlaya Blanca, Lanzarote / Spain Canaries
Sitting on the edge of the southeastern coast of Lanzarote, this former fishing village is now home to the impressive Princesa Yaiza resort. Built on the sandy coastline, this charming retreat has panoramic ocean views that stretch as far as neighbouring Canary Island, Fuerteventura. The designer resort boasts eight gastronomic restaurants, six outdoor swimming pools and an innovative thalassotherapy centre, ensuring that all its guests receive a very personable and rejuvenating stay.
What to love
- The Princesa Yaiza Thallaso Centre has been designed with luxury treatment rooms, massage cabins and beauty cabins, offering a range of therapies.
- Home to many separate dining experiences, the Princesa Yaiza resort really spoils its guests and won Gastronomy awards.
- The hotel has direct access to the child friendly Dorada Beach, with spectacular views of the islands of Isla de Lobos and Fuerteventura.
- The ‘Kikoland’ children’s area has family swimming pools, an amphitheatre for kids’ shows and plenty of sports and play areas.
What to know
- The Princesa Yaiza’s family suites are found in Block D which is slightly secluded from the main part of the hotel and has it’s own pool.
- A public promenade runs in front of the hotel giving excellent flat access to Playa Blanca and the Marina Rubicon.
- The island's unusual volcanic landscape is well worth a visit, including the fascinating vineyards in the area.
- Disabled Access Suites are available.
Stepping into the grand foyer of the Princesa Yaiza Suite hotel, gracefully styled with polished marble floors and sweeping vines, guests are introduced to the refinement and attention to detail that runs through the heart of this enchanting resort.
This sophisticated design transcends throughout Princesa Yaiza’s accommodation. The rooms have been crafted with an elegant, colonial Canarian style, with a neutral colour scheme and stone tiled flooring offset by timber paneling. Each room has a luxury fitted bathroom as well as a large open-air terrace that either overlooks the hotel’s gardens or faces towards the sea.
Outdoors, tall reaching palm trees and stylish, open-air bars overlook the hotel’s impressive network of six different swimming pools – some especially designed for adults or children. The vibrant concourse is also home to tennis and basketball courts, while beach volleyball matches are organised by resort staff.
If relaxing by the pool sounds like too much hard work, then you may want to have yourself acquainted with the Thalasso Centre Princesa Yaiza. This premium treatment centre is designed with massage cabins, aesthetic and beauty huts, shower jets, dynamic tubs, Turkish baths and a sauna and offers an extensive range of treatments.
Having won the Gran Hotel prize for Best Hotel Gastronomy in 2011, Princesa Yaiza has lofty gourmet expectations to live up to, and duly delivers. Serving an eclectic variety of world foods, the resort has eight gastronomic restaurants in total. Three buffet restaurants: Yaiza, La Hacienda and La Piazetta, operate with an open kitchen and serve international cooking, Mexican and Italian cuisine respectively.
The resort’s five a la carte restaurants: Isla De Lobos, Kampai, Don Giovani, +Tapas and El Chiringuito, serve a creative tapestry of world foods, ranging from Japanese slow cooking to Spanish tapas; from authentic Canarian dishes to fresh Italian. Each restaurant has an intimate dining setting, with several looking out towards the deep Azure of the North Atlantic Ocean.
When to travel
With its pleasant year round climate, Lanzarote is a popular winter sun destination and you’ll find any time of the year a good time to travel. Temperatures are a constant 21-29’c and rainfall is little and infrequent. November to April are peak travel months for the Canaries along with another spike in the summer to coincide with the school holidays.
May to June and September to October are also really nice months to travel without experiencing the crowds of some of the other months.
The Princesa Yaiza is located in the village of Playa Blanca on the south-eastern coast of the island of Lanzarote, the northern most of the Canary Islands. The hotel has direct access to the Dorada beach and is halfway between the modern Marina “Rubicon" and the centre of town, both at approx 500m along a flat promenade.
It is 35km or 35 mins from Arrecife airport in a private transfer to Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel.
A paradise full of fantasy with over 10,000m² of fun for families and children. Kikoland has playgrounds, sports areas (tennis, paddle, football, basketball and beach volleyball), swimming pools, a baby-Club, Amphitheatre, Mini-Clubs and a Junior Club, where everyone will find their own space for fun according to their age.
Cooky Club: 0-2 years
Hooky Club: 3-5 years
Kiko Club: 6-8 years
Gremlin Club: 9-16 years
The Cooky Club caters for ages 0-2 years and is open daily year round. Parental supervision is required in an indoor environment with soft toys, cots and baby changing facilities. The club is free of charge and pre-booking is not required, although numbers are limited. There is also a babysitting service available (payable locally) should parents wish to have some well deserved quiet time.
The Hooky Club and Kiko Club: They cater for ages 3-5 and 6-8 years respectively and are open daily year round. Animators organise painting and handicrafts for the younger children, and team games and treasure hunts for the older children. During high season, they put on a mid-day show in the amphitheatre and every night there is a mini disco in the main bar or Kikoland. The club is free of charge and pre-booking is not required.
The Gremlin Club: For 9-16 years and is open daily year round. Animators organise sporting activities such as 5-a-side football and water sports (high season). The club is free of charge, although there are charges for some of the activities taking place outside of the hotel. Pre-booking is not required.
The clubs' activities take place in the morning. During low season there may be activities taking place in Kikoland for children of all ages, rather than separate clubs.
During the high season Kikoland also offers a varied program of musicals, magic shows, clowns & acrobats. There is even a "Kikosnack" restaurant, where you can take a break while the kids are playing with Kiko, the mascot of the hotel. The restaurant also has a menu especially designed for kids.
Birthday parties: Children can choose whether they want to have a “Pirate” birthday or a "Hawaiian" or a "Fantasia" birthday. In addition to a gift, they will receive a diploma of "Kiko" signed by all the guests. They prepare your lunch or a snack on this special day, and the mascots will showcase a birthday cake.
Shows: Kikoland has an amphitheatre where you can comfortably and quietly enjoy movies. There is also a mini-disco, children musicals and shows organised by the hotel’s entertainments team, and also professional shows depending on the season. During the high season you can enjoy these shows and also themed dinners with live music.
Kiko & Friends: Come to Kikoland and meet Kiko and his friends Cooky and Hooky!! Every morning Kiko goes in to the breakfast buffet to say good morning!! The hotel also organises meals for the children with Kiko and Hooky according to the season.
There is also a soft play area close to the main restaurants in the hotel. Ideal for impatient kids at the table!
Kaboti Surf School: The Canary Islands are famed for their sublime surfing conditions and waves. The Kaboti Surf School is located in Playa Blanca and offers introduction or top up lessons for those keen to take to the waves.