Now I know that each person has their idea of their perfect holiday, for some it is an all inclusive break in the sun with copious amounts of alcohol and as much british inspired mass produced food they can eat. As you can tell this is not my idea of fun. Now I do enjoy having to not worry about the cost of food and drink whilst on holiday but I then feel that I am missing out on sampling the local cuisine which is something I really enjoy.
Early this morning we landed back in the UK from Lanzarote on what has been one of our most relaxing holidays yet.
We have just spent a week in the beautiful Paradiso villa in Costa Teguise, Lanzarote courtesy of James Villas.
We paid for our flights and car hire separately although you can book these through James Villas as well.
I was really impressed with the quality of the prearrival paperwork we were sent. It had fabulous driving instructions including details about current road works and my mind was put at ease straight away. I am a bit of a worrier and if I am not 100% sure of what we are doing when we arrive in a foreign country I get a bit tense. With this paperwork in hand we picked up our hire car and got straight on the road.
When we arrived we were immediately struck by how quiet the area was and how beautifully landscaped the front garden is. The massive driveaway was also really useful as it meant we didn’t have to park the car on the road.
On entry to the villa the huge open living space really surprised me and the room felt light and airy. Villa Paradiso sleeps six people and there was plenty of space for everyone without feeling crowded.
The living room/dining room had an air conditioning unit on the wall, two patio doors and plenty of seating. I have to say that what really made this stay special was the added extras that the villa included. The shelves on the wall was full of books and dvds and there was even some board games for us to play with. We also had Sky tv which included the Movie channels which was brilliant for when the kids had gone to bed or even during the hottest time of the day to keep them occupied.
Obviously the highlight of having our own villa was the private pool. During the winter months it is heated free of charge but we were not in the winter months so it wasn’t heated. This wasn’t a problem, although the pool was slightly chilly to get into (aren’t they all?) it was lovely to swim around in and by the time the sun hit the surface it was lovely. The pool cover really helped to keep the heat in over night and the garden is a perfect sun trap from about mid day until the sun goes down in the evening.
As you can see above the outside area is spacious with plenty of sun beds and seating however I think it doesn’t really show off the pool so here is a picture of the kids and Gaming daddy of two enjoying themselves.