La Isla y El Mar 

Salty breeze and sustainable style

In a quiet corner of Playa del Carmen this luxurious adults-only boutique hotel is the first in the world to be certified as Biosphere-Smart.

This streamlined hotel is inspired by its landscape with dusky grey interiors, ocean-facing suites, reflective roofs mirroring the sea and volcanic pebbles dotted around two pools. Centre of attraction are sunset views over to Fuerteventura and the hotel’s jungle-inspired Pan-African restaurant and cocktail bar.

Why we love La Isla y El Mar

  • Fresh vegetables and fruits are sourced from the island’s organic Finca Machinda farm.

  • Lots of extras to book including wine tastings, yoga and sunset cruises.

  • A chic little spa has all the treats you need for a pampering session.

  • Book an Excellence Atlantic Suite for stylish living and ocean views.

5 stars
Mar - Nov
4½ hours
On a hillside in a quiet residential part of Puerto del Carmen, about a 10-minute walk down to the old town and 15 minutes on foot from the nearest beach
Approx. 20 minutes’ transfer from Lanzarote airport
Beach, Adults Only, Honeymoon, Boutique, Sustainability

This resort has earned internationally recognised certification that conform to standards set by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.



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Choose from a buffet selection or head to Kentia Gourmet Club where the African-inspired dishes are served in a jungle setting. There are two bars - one to serve the pool, the other to serve the sunset views.

Kentia Gourmet Club Restaurant Head into the jungle-like setting of the Kentia Gourmet Club where the menus have been created according to the seasonal produce available.

Buffet Restaurant Breakfast and dinner are available from the buffet. There's a wide selection available with themed evenings and live cooking shows.

Pool Bar Flamingo Serving cocktails and snacks poolside.

Chill Out As its name suggests, this is the place to relax as you take in the sunset views, cocktail in hand.

Dining at Kentia Gourmet Club is an experience in itself with each dish on the 10-course tasting menu artistically presented.

What's included

Breakfast at the main restaurant.

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at the main restaurant.

The Wellness and Beauty Centre offers a range of bespoke treatments with scented oil massages and chocolate wraps. Afterwards, head to the dynamic pool that pumps water jets from the waterfall. For those wishing to keep up their fitness regime, there is a gym with weights, treadmills, indoor cycles and vibration platforms.

Explore the southern coastline by catamaran, take an e-bike and tour through the vineyards and volcanoes, hike through the volcanic landscapes or go wine, tapas or craft beer tasting.

At this Biosphere-Smart certified hotel geothermal energy powers the air-conditioning, intelligent systems control the lighting and rock pool materials supply natural insulation. Pools are heated in winter by solar panels and the hotel has an ‘A’ label energy certificate. Technology has resulted in a building that consumes four times less energy and four times fewer carbon emissions than any non-sustainable hotel of a similar size. The hotel grows its own herbs and seasonings and lots of the restaurant's produce is sourced from Lanzarote's organic Finca Machinda farm.

Minimum stay: 5 nights 01 Jul-31 Aug; 3 nights at other times.

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