Dreams Lanzarote Playa Dorada

ADVERTORIAL • March 2024

The Canary Islands’ ultimate all-inclusive stays

The Canaries enjoy an endless, enduring appeal, which might have something to do with the islands’ serene turquoise coves, volcanic craters and year-round sunshine. Like the sound of all three? Then it’s time to look at the Hyatt Inclusive Collection of five-star Canary retreats. With Unlimited-Luxury®, guests will find every detail is taken care of, from world-class dining to poolside drinks (delivered to your lounger, naturally)

The only puzzle left to solve is which Hyatt Inclusive Collection retreat is most suited to your exacting needs. To help, we’ve picked out three of the best so you can decide on your favourite.

Dreams Lanzarote Playa Dorada

In a nutshell: A slice of beachfront living, with nine pools and sea-meets-sky views.
Location: Playa Blanca basks in the sun on Lanzarote’s southwestern tip, half an hour from the airport. Take in Playa Dorada’s golden sands and the yacht-dotted Marina Rubicón, or drive to Papagayo’s turquoise coves and Timanfaya National Park’s lunar landscapes. 
The clientele: Poolside daydreamers (there are nine showstopping pools), with parents making a beeline for the spa, while their offspring hit the kids’ club or teens-only Core Zone. 


Oceanview room

The rooms: Calm and classic, with terracotta-tiled terraces. For a swim-up room or suite with a view, upgrade to the Preferred Club, whose perks include pillow menus, two private pools and coveted club lounge access.
Where to eat: Peking duck at Himitsu, grilled specialities at Sabor, or à la carte food at the Bluewater Grill. With five restaurants and five bars, there’s zero chance of getting bored. And Preferred Guests can sip frozen daiquiris at Sea Legs: a swim-up bar with infinity-edge views. 
What to do: Find your inner balance with meditation or SUP-yoga sessions, sign up for an art-and-wine workshop, or check out the live music and evening entertainment.
Don’t miss: The spa. Retreat to the whirlpool bath and steam rooms, rack up the lengths in the indoor pool, or sign up for a tension-melting massage with local aloe vera. 


Secrets Lanzarote Resort & Spa

In a nutshell: A luxurious, grown-ups-only hideaway overlooking the Atlantic.
Location: Fifteen minutes from the airport and you’re in another world – of palm-fringed pools and ocean views. Sleek yachts fill nearby Puerto Calero Marina, while inland Timanfaya’s lava-sculpted landscapes are like nowhere else on earth.  
The clientele: Seaview-seeking daydreamers and couples – some taking it easy by the pools or in the spa, others keen to scuba dive or explore the island on two wheels. 
The rooms: It’s all about understated luxury in the 335 rooms and suites, especially if you join the Preferred Club. Opt for a poolside hideaway or take in the seascapes from a suite, then enjoy its luxurious little extras, like breakfast in the members-only lounge.


The indoor/outdoor bar

Where to eat: For buffet-style feasting, head to the main World Café restaurant, or go à la carte at your restaurant of choice. If you’ve opted for an all-inclusive stay, it’s all complimentary, from seafood by the sand at Oceana to steaks at Bluewater Grill.  
What to do: With a veto on kids, holidays here are all about indulgence. After breakfast – complete with cava – decamp to a pool’s-edge cabana or take a boat to Papagayo’s white-sand coves. 
Don’t miss: The 24-hour room service on offer to Preferred Club guests, whether it’s for lunch on your suite’s private terrace or a moonlit midnight feast. 


Secrets Bahía Real Resort & Spa

In a nutshell: A back-to-nature beach hideaway, framed by tropical gardens.
The location: In the far north of Fuerteventura, with views across to Lanzarote and the tiny, tranquil island of Lobos, you’re right by the spectacular Parque Natural de Corralejo, with its endless sand dunes, turquoise shallows and brooding, volcanic backdrop.  
The clientele: Those in search of epic landscapes and pristine sands. Think spa aficionados heading for the hammam and clued-up foodies lounging by the pool, discussing which restaurant to try next.
The rooms: There are 243 spacious, coolly stylish suites, with balconies to catch the sea breeze. For the best views, book a Preferred Club suite and revel in all the extras, from upgraded amenities and lounge access to butler service by the pool. 


Pan-Asian Himitsu restaurant

Where to eat: The resort’s seven restaurants serve some of the best food on the island. For lunch with a view, claim a table at the Bay Lounge (hint: try the seafood risotto). Come the evening, head for Himitsu, with its standout sashimi and teppanyaki grills.  
What to do: Start the day with a swim in the sea from the wooden pier or catch up on holiday reading by the courtyard’s lagoon-like pools. The spa is another highlight, with its hammam, hydrotherapy circuit and Natura Bissé treatments. Feeling restored? The coastline here is perfect for sailing, kayaking and surfing, while boat trips to Lobos (don’t forget your snorkel) run from Corralejo.  
Don’t miss: Sunset cocktails on a Bali bed at Sugar Reef, out on the pier – another Preferred Club perk. 

All holidays with British Airways Holidays are ATOL protected and include 23kg baggage allowance per person and a 24-hour holiday helpline. Secure your Canaries holiday now with a low deposit at ba.com/inclusive-collection and enjoy flexible payments until you fly.*

 *Full balance due four weeks before departure for short-haul holidays. Subject to availability. T&Cs apply. See ba.com/deposits


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