Jardines del Sol by Diamond Resorts
About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- This small resort consisting of 53 villa bungalows in well-kept gardens is "one of Lanzarote's best kept secrets" (The Daily Telegraph)
- It's within walking distance of Playa Blanca's pale-sand beach
- Facilities include an outdoor pool, mini golf and a restaurant
- The "fabulous" self-catering accommodation is "something to write home about", says The Daily Telegraph
Sea views, palm trees and mountains surround Jardines del Sol, which offers "sheer quality" (The Daily Telegraph) a short stroll from Playa Flamingo beach and the Playa Blanca strip. A small resort with a layout inspired by a traditional Spanish village, Jardines del Sol offers bungalow-style accommodation in pretty gardens.
The resort is a 10-minute walk from Aqualava waterpark and around 20 minutes' walk from Montaña Roja, a dormant volcanic crater that makes a great destination for hikers. The picturesque town of Yaiza is about 15 minutes' drive away. It has an 18th-century church with a "lovely blue, white and gold painted altarpiece" (Lonely Planet). For an intriguing day trip, head to the otherworldly Timanfaya National Park or the CésarManrique Foundation, the former home of the celebrated artist, housed in a unique cave-like structure.
Jardines del Sol’s bungalows and facilities are "spaced around fragrant grounds that sway with nodding palms, eucalyptus and pink pepper trees" (The Daily Telegraph). There's an outdoor pool, a hot tub and mini golf, as well as table tennis, petanque and pool tables. Guests can sip drinks in the poolside bar, enjoy a range of local and international dishes at the relaxed restaurant, and take part in daily events including yoga, Spanish lessons and nature hikes.
The 2- to 4-bedroom bungalows sleep up to six people and are decorated in a simple, modern style with wood furnishings and splashes of colour. Along with free Wi-Fi, the units offer "every amenity found in a five-star hotel suite, including iPod docks, twin bathroom and global television channels, plus a vast patio terrace, sun loungers and top-notch kitchen" (The Daily Telegraph).