Saturday, 14 May 2011

Hasta Pronto Lanzarote and Club Tahiti

In the Countryside

To sum up our view of Lanzarote in three words - we loved it.   Would we go back?  Definitely! 
Why?  Well there is lots to do and see which is my reason for holidaying anywhere. The landscape is inspiring and obviously does inspire creativity.  This is evident everywhere.  Plus the Lanzarotian people we met are friendly and helpful.  They also take pride in their island.  Everywhere we visited and drove through is clean and tidy.  We saw no vandalism or scruffy buildings or dirty streets.  There are a lot of British people living and working there.  They seem to like the island lifestyle.

A Creative Landscape at Jameos del Agua
The weather we had in April was (mostly) like a pleasant warm spring in England.  We had rain showers twice and it was windy for 12 of the 14 days, which I could have done without.  However if you could get out of the wind it was very hot.  This is why people get sunburned so easily there.  They sunbathe, the wind cools their skin and they don't realise how hot and burning the sun is.  While we were staying at the Club Tahiti, three girls  got so burned on the first day they were there they spent the next three days huddled in blankets on the sun loungers.  What a waste of a holiday.  So if getting a tan is your reason for holidaying, you'll get one here if you use a good screener and do it slowly.  Find out more about Lanzarote go to

The Club Tahiti. 
Our first favourable impressions of the apartments proved to be correct.  Grasshopper and I found all of the staff very friendly and helpful.  We got the feeling that everyone truly wants the guests to enjoy their holiday and of course return to Club Tahiti.  The light meals and drinks at the pool bar were good - all cooked and served with a smile and chat by a great team.  We enjoyed the toasties, omelette and bacon butties.  You could also play pool or darts in the pool bar area.

Chris leads the entertainment team who all work very hard and are great fun.  There are activities during the day and entertainment most nights.  There is no pressure to join in anything if you prefer to have your own drinks on your balcony, or lounge on your sofa and watch TV (all UK Channels).  The bar staff are all friendly and work their socks off.  The 'a la carte' meals we had in the restaurant were good. We enjoyed the Canarian night.  This was part of a package of three meals including Sunday lunch and a paella night. It wasn't the best paella we'd ever had. 

The receptionists were very pleasant and spoke good English.  I am grateful for the help I got when trying to use the internet to begin my blog.  I hadn't dawned on me that all of the information and instructions would be in Spanish (naturally).

The housekeping staff were absolutely fantastic.  The apartments are cleaned every day, with towels and sheets changed very frequently throughout our stay.  Grasshopper returned to our apartment one day to find the housekeeper standing on the work-top cleaning on top of the kitchen cupboards.  The gardens are well planted and maintained.  The swimming pools, jacuzzi and surrounding area are immaculate too.  There is a nice children's play area.   We were impressed that the General Manager who is based in England regularly visits Club Tahiti.  She was introduced by Chris to everyone in the restaurant one night and made herself available for people to chat to.

It is a longish (but level) walk into Costa Teguise - perhaps about 2 miles.  However the nearest supermarket and a few bars are situated just 8-10 minutes walk away - so you can always refresh yourself on your way.  We like walking so it wasn't a bother for us and we did find a short cut across waste land in the second week. 

If you want 5-star luxury, Club Tahiti may not tick all your boxes.  But if you like a nice place to stay with good clean facilities, equipment that works, a comfortable bed and decent furniture, as well as happy and attentive staff then you will love Club Tahiti.  We will definitely go back.  See more by clicking on: 

By the way we swapped into Club Tahiti through Dial an Exchange.  Go to

Sunset from Our Balcony

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