Five reasons to honeymoon in Lanzarote

13 Dec 2016

Considered a Canary Island for your honeymoon? Lanzarote has more to offer than you might think...

Whether you’ve recently got engaged or your wedding plans are all but finalised, organising your honeymoon is likely to be high on your never-ending to-do list - and from UK ceremonies to destination weddings, the big day itself is costly enough before you factor in the considerable costs associated with honeymooning.

If you’re looking for a touch of location inspiration when it comes to planning your post-wedding break but don’t want to break the bank, here's why you should consider a honeymoon on the sun-drenched Spanish island of Lanzarote.

1. The array of accommodation options

Finding accommodation that lives up to your expectations while staying within budget can be a challenge, as hotels often hike up their prices for the coveted honeymoon suite - and this means there’s often little money left over to make the most of your time away. If you want all the privacy and comfort of a home from home, hiring a villa could be the perfect solution. This way, you’ll remove any added costs that come with staying in a hotel and can dine on your own terms, on dishes of your choice. From days spent by the pool to chilled evenings on the balcony, renting a villa will give you access to your own slice of paradise in the heart of Lanzarote.

2. The amazing weather

Even a summer wedding in the UK doesn’t guarantee beautiful weather - so if you’re ready to feel the sun on your skin after you’ve said ‘I do’, catching a plane to the Canary Islands is the perfect way to start. Apart from the months of December and January, Lanzarote benefits from beautiful sunshine all year round - leaving you free to explore the island at your leisure. A break in the sunshine is the perfect way to say goodbye to the stresses that surrounded your wedding preparations, and give you a chance to return to the UK with a sun-kissed glow.

3. The stunning sights

Romance is an essential part of any honeymoon and, from the Green Caves to the island’s amazing sunsets, you won’t be short of ways to cosy up with your new husband or wife in Lanzarote. The island’s array of vineyards mean there’s plenty of opportunity to sample the local flavours by navigating your way around the unmissable wine routes, before exploring the diverse range of eateries in the area. Whether you want to visit the beautiful bay of El Golfo or take the ferry over to Fuerteventura, there are a number of charming trips guaranteed to give you a true taste of the Canary Islands.

4. The delicious local food

What better way to celebrate the start of married life than by stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something new together? Whether you’re a fish lover or prefer something more meaty, you won’t need to venture far to discover some of Lanzarote's most delicious dishes. From sampling some papas arrugadas to indulging in a carne fiesta dish, there’s a world of amazing food just waiting to be uncovered - and many of the island’s restaurants grow their vegetables locally, meaning you’re sure to find an authentic taste of Lanzarote on your honeymoon.

5. The beautiful beaches

If you’re looking for a beach break, Lanzarote won’t let you down. From quiet, hidden caves to long stretches of busy beaches, there are options available to suit couples of all tastes. Playa Blanca and Puerto del Carmen are particularly popular. As Lanzarote’s ultimate tourist town, the latter has plenty to offer honeymooners looking to try out some new water sports - with everything from surfing and scuba diving lessons on offer.

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