This Canarian behemoth shakes things up with a big-is-better spin.
H10 Rubicón Palace looks like a chunk of Caribbean has floated across the Atlantic and anchored itself on the southern shores of Lanzarote. Imagine lush palm-strewn gardens wrapping around a cluster of white-washed buildings, interspersed with a smattering of candy-coloured façades, and a handful of gleaming pools. And this seafront big-hitter certainly has the same intoxicating vibe as the archipelago on the other side of the ocean. However, an otherworldly backdrop of the rust-red Montaña Roja volcano roots Lanzarote’s largest hotel in place. Interiors are classic meets Art Deco, with an emphasis on Canarian colours – think palm green, lava black and stone white.
This village-style complex ticks all the good-time boxes – a total of 14 restaurants and bars including the Bistro Bar with healthy snacks, Mike’s Coffee and a food truck, a thalassotherapy spa, lush gardens, eight pools, and even schooner boats moored in swimming pools. While this lagoon-style centrepiece is aimed more at adults, kids are more than catered for, with three children’s pools – one arranged around a life-size pirate ship with water slides.
Throw in a jam-packed evening entertainment programme, and you won’t even have to leave the resort if you don’t want to. And if you do, you’re a half-hour walk from Playa Flamingo and a 20-minute drive from the Martian-like landscapes of Timanfaya National Park. Rooms are splashed in crisp shades of cream and white, with monochrome accents and teal bursts. Book a Standard Double Balcony or Terrace Room for garden views, or go all out on a Standard Junior Suite Balcony or Terrace for glorious sea panoramas and a slice more space.
In Playa Blanca, a 20-minute drive from Timanfaya National Park
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Minimum stays: 3 nights. Interconnecting rooms available on request.
• Visit the ochre-red volcanic landscapes of Timanfaya National Park • Go wine tasting in the protected vineyard-striped valley of La Geria • Explore the island’s string of dramatic volcanic beaches • Gawp at the lava-sculpted cliffs and caves of Los Hervidores
6 restaurants (2 buffet-style, 4 à la carte), 8 bars
Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at the main restaurant • One visit to each of the à la carte restaurants per stay (minimum 7 nights, reservation required and subject to availability) • Drinks not included.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
All Inclusive • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Janubio or Tabaiba (operating hours and days depending on the number of guests at the hotel) • At least one dinner at one of the three a la carte restaurants (minimum stay of three nights required) • Selected drinks during meal times and at La Choza, Lobby Piano Bar, Disco Bar and the sports bar Beedeater • Selected snacks at La Choza, the Bistro Bar and Food Truck Privilage.
*Denotes local charge