Fiery mountains and turquoise waters - just two of the characteristics of this island, perfect for a family hotel adventure. Less touristy than its neighbouring islands, Lanzarote nonetheless has some very popular beach resorts such as Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca and Costa Teguise. These resorts and their hotels line the coast and the white or black sand beaches. Many of the large hotel chains have been on this island for a while and their huge complexes each offer several swimming pools, water slides and sporting equipment. The very biggest also boast cinemas and thalassotherapy centres too. Young and old will never get bored with plenty of watersports on offer and countless excursions all over the island. Not the most glamourous of islands, Lanzarote has few prestigious hotels. Those with the means will probably head to the Gran Melia Salinas, a member of 'Leading Hotels of the World'. This high end establishment, which does not allow kids, was partly designed by the island's most famous son, César Manrique.