Just off the coast of Morocco and the Western Sahara is the strikingly beautiful island of Lanzarote, famed for its profusion of light, space and eye-popping panoramas. It’s also home to i-escape’s latest discovery, an elegant and tranquil rural villa…
Pocketed away in a peaceful countryside cul-de-sac near Mácher, 7-bedroom Villa Alcade is a contemporary hilltop haven full of charm. Beyond its electric gates lie the immaculate landscaped garden and a large heated pool. Whether you’re settling into a book on the balcony, or taking a cooling dip in the pool, it’s a great place to come with friends and children (accommodating 1-3 families).
The open-plan design not only offers views of the great Atlantic Ocean and the raw landscapes of Timanfaya, but the ideal surroundings for relaxing and entertaining. On the top floor, there’s a huge open-plan living room and contemporary kitchen, united by a timber, 10-seater dining table. Outside, the stylish al fresco dining and BBQ area is perfect for long, lazy dinners. If your party is after the fine dining experience, villa managers can arrange a private chef to cook for you. Should you wish to venture further afield, there are 3 restaurants a short drive away. Our recommendation would be the elegant and avant garde La Tegala, where you can expect sensational Spanish-Canarian cuisine.
Spend luxuriously long afternoons drinking Margaritas by the pool, while the kids battle it out in a game of table tennis. If you can bear to leave the poolside, you’ll find the thriving restaurants, shops and surf of buzzy beach resort Puerto del Carmen are just a 10-minute drive away. The idyllic white-sand beach and crystal-clear waters of Caleton Blanco is one of the island’s best secrets. Or head to secluded Playa Chica, where the family can enjoy some snorkeling amongst the underwater volcanic rock formations. For those seeking some adventure, get up early for a mountain bike ride to Lanzarote’s most famous viewpoint, Mirador del Río – the views are breathtaking!