9th February 2016
A last minute trip to Costa Teguise in Lanzarote is just what I needed to help me with the winter blues, and last minute it was indeed, with 5 days between the booking date and departure. If you know me well, you’ll know how much I love travelling and escaping the drizzly British weather, therefore you can imagine the excitement when I was about to escape England for another week.
As I mentioned in my Rhodes blog post ‘Road To Rhodes’ I explained how I rarely visit a hotel that I don’t want to leave at the end of the trip and Lanzarote gave me that feeling once again, making that extra harder to leave the beautiful island. This time the hotel was the Be Live Lanzarote Resort (there’s two in Lanzarote, one right into town and one we stayed at). The hotel was beautiful with a large pool divided into two; one seemed to be heated whereas the other side was freezing cold (unsurprising for the time of year). However, despite this I only swam once in the time I was there for, due to the weather not being unbearably hot.
As you can see above in top left, there was a beautiful rocky cove where the beach was, and don’t get me wrong as much as I love my sandy beaches I fell in love with the cove beach due to the therapeutic feeling it gave me. I instantly fell in love and if I lived here I would definitely of chosen one of the houses by the rocks. Furthermore, as well as going to the rocks several times throughout our stay (mainly due to my choice) we went into town where we ate some crepes and went out for dinner one night after watching the Chelsea vs. Man United match on the TV in a local pub over 2000 miles from home.
Be Live Lanzarote has to be up there with one of my favourite hotels I have visited, however the only downside to this hotel would be the entertainment as there isn’t much that goes on, however this could be due to being outside of the main season time as most hotels don’t open till March/April. Furthermore, unlike other hotels I have visited previously, there is WiFi however for free WiFi you cam only access from the bar area (above, bottom, left). This may not be an issue, however I like to have my internet access so I can stay in contact and of course share my holiday pictures on my Instagram. I believe it was around €25 for a weeks access and nevertheless even though it can appear pricey, I was able to access the internet from my hotel room, to the pool all the way to across the road by the rocks.
Already missing the sun and the feeling of travelling, I will continue to save up so I can visit some different countries this summer and who knows, maybe return to Lanzarote?