We visited Club La Santa (https://www.clublasanta.co.uk/) in Lanzarote as a group in February 2017, flying out from Birmingham with Monarch Airlines. It is then only a short transfer from the airport in Lanzarote to the complex.
Having read a few reviews online before travelling (often a mistake!), we were pleasantly surprised by the standard of the accommodation. Our room was bright and airy and had everything you would expect from a self-catering apartment – except a TV! But as we were not planning on spending much time in our room, this was not an issue.
The reason most people visit Club La Santa is to make use of the superb sports facilities and to enjoy the many classes available. And I must say, the facilities were fantastic – three outdoor 50m pools and a leisure pool, an athletics track, courts, sports halls, a gym… all spotlessly clean and well-maintained.
Every day there are an unbelievable variety of classes to participate in, as well as bikes for hire, the three swimming pools and guided runs. We took part in several aerobics classes, a couple of stretch classes and some new classes we had never tried before. The good weather meant that many of the classes could be done in the open air, which makes a nice change from sweaty gyms!
Matt hired a bike a few times and said they were very good quality and were clearly very well-maintained. Freya made use of the pool every day, which she loved. I participated in several of the guided morning runs (there were 2k, 3k and 5k options, all run at different speeds) which took you round the outside of the large complex.
The meals are all buffet-style (we had booked full board) and there was always plenty of choice – and plenty of food – even for our hungry lot! As most of our days were spent taking part in physical activities of one kind or another, we helped ourselves to multiple servings of the healthy (and sometimes not so healthy) options available every day!
One afternoon we hired kayaks and SUPs (stand-up paddle boards) on the large lagoon. We found the SUPs great fun, although they can test your balance at times! You also need to watch out for the wind blowing you to one end of the lagoon – it is then quite difficult to paddle back against the tide!
In between activities we relaxed by the leisure pool, went for a stroll down by the lagoon or enjoyed fresh fruit smoothies in one of the onsite cafes. To be honest, even if you are not into doing lots of exercise on your holidays, it is still a great complex offering plenty of space to chill out and enjoy the sunshine and the views. There is also the option of hiring a car and exploring Lanzarote. If you get time and want a break from sport, Timanfaya National Park is well worth a visit, as is the incredible Jameos del Agua.
This is a fantastic complex and we have already booked to go again next February. If you enjoy being active, this is definitely the resort for you!