9 Aug 2015

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Overview
On the north-eastern coast of Lanzarote, perfectly located on a private lagoon in fashionable Costa Teguise, Sands Beach Resort is the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy.Sands Beach Resort is the ideal choice for a family holiday. Past reception, there are no roads or traffic on the resort. The lagoon style private sandy beach curves in a semi circle and shelves gently and safely, making it perfect for toddlers.

How far is the nearest beach?
The hotel overlooks the beach

Distance from Airport
This hotel is located 32km from Lanzarote Airport.

Rooms
The apartments have been carefully decorated in a comfortable style and have a terrace or balcony, living room with sofa bed, satellite TV, hire safe, hairdryer, ironing facilities and a fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, oven and 4 plates. The standard apartments have a smaller kitchen with smaller facilities. The apartments additionally come with 1 or 2 bedrooms with double bed or separate bed if requested. Other room types are available including suites and beach fronted apartments.

Food & Drink
The resort boasts its own buffet restaurant, La Hacienda, serving international dishes and offering show cooking, as well as a snack restaurant, Mai Tai, offering a barbecue and snacks. For those who prefer to cater for themselves, there is an excellent and well stocked supermarket. If you like the idea of gourmet food to enjoy in the privacy of your apartment, there's also a take away service during the evening.

Sports & Entertainment
Within the grounds is a pool area with 7 swimming pools for adults, as well as 6 pools for children. Sporting activities include a gym to work out in and an array of other leisure offerings are available including aerobics. There is a fulltime entertainment programme for guests' amusemen There's also an excellent 18-hole championship golf course designed by John Harris, a mere 5-minutes' drive away. Aquapark, a 5-minute drive from Sands Beach Resort. On site there is a fully equipped games room with pool, snooker and table tennis tables. There's also a gym and a tennis court (both payable at the resort). There is brilliant regular day and night entertainment with quiz nights, live music and shows.

For the Kids...
There is a daily club, fully supervised by qualified staff, which organises treasure hunts, face painting, quizzes, and helps to make craft items and then judge the results in friendly competitions and fancy dress events.
Babysitting, cots and high chairs (local charge apply) are available on request.

Paradise Island
Perhaps the jewel in the crown of Sands Beach Resort is the Paradise island complex. Accessed over a bridge from the private lagoon, it has an ice cream parlour which makes its very own ice cream and a bar, restaurant which holds regular barbecues. Paradise Island also boasts a superb heated swimming pool with a spectacular waterfall feature and Jacuzzi (adults only).

   

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based on 2044 reviews
 

sands beach resort

1 August 2015

My husband and I visited this resort in May and had a great week, we up-graded to a beachfront apartment, which was was great, the man-made lagoon was really a nice touch. We cannot comment on the...

My husband and I visited this resort in May and had a great week, we up-graded to a beachfront apartment, which was was great, the man-made lagoon was really a nice touch. We cannot comment on the food or entertainment, as we tried neither [self-catering]The staff were all very friendly, polite and helpful. We went to the bar around the heated pool most afternoons, very enjoyable.The only negative comment is the amount of cats roaming freely, and being fed by some guests using the crockery from their apartments, I did complain about this but was told that the cats are neutered and not feral [they are!] However we would return, to the beachfront apartments I was assured there there are plans to try and stop guests feeding the cats ~~let's hope this happens.

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Del Sol 9

31 July 2015

Sorry this is a lengthy review but we went to the sands beach through booking direct with owner Jayne via E-Mail to join family who were staying on the same plaza so wanted to ensure we got the same...

Sorry this is a lengthy review but we went to the sands beach through booking direct with owner Jayne via E-Mail to join family who were staying on the same plaza so wanted to ensure we got the same plaza on arrival we found that even though we booked the room for 4 people myself my fiance my son (21) and my grandaughter (6) and providing names ages to the owner the villa was only made up for 3 people on arrical and we had to ask my mother in law who had the villa next door for a spare bed sheet to make up the bed settee and then call the contact we had in spain to ask for the 3rd bed sheet which we got told he had only been told to make up 2 beds and we would get a sheet next time he came to clean the apartment 1 week after we arrived as we only get clean sheets once a week. Then i get a call from Jayne asking why i had borrowed a sheet when i said i only needed 2 beds(why 2 beds if i have a son 21 a grandaughter 6 and my fiance and myself who did she expect to be sharing beds) well thats the start of the holiday. The Sands beach is excellent we have been 3 times in total and thoroughly enjoyed it but Del sol is very very busy as everybody wants to be round that pool as it is the most popular and the most up to date the others are a little tired and need updating and the pool is overrun at tines but we went peek season so it was expected but you can use other pools for peace and quiet overall a good complex but we picked the wrong apartment as we had to be out by 10.00am even though we had a 20.20pm and when we were running a little late by 15 -20 mins for the cleaner to come in we were interragated again by the owner with a phone call (which costs me money as i didnt buy a bundle as i dont use my phone normally abroad) but luckily we met a great couple next door Martin and Vicky who allowed us to use their villa to shower late. I would definitely reccomend sands beach great resort Costa Teguise lots of bars and restaurants and the Sands beach is great for families couples and friends to meet give it a go

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Could be lovely with a bit of TLC

29 July 2015

We returned from Sands Beach Resort on 26th July after a 10 day stay. In all, we had an enjoyable holiday and I would certainly consider returning, despite a few criticisms. However, I would like to...

We returned from Sands Beach Resort on 26th July after a 10 day stay. In all, we had an enjoyable holiday and I would certainly consider returning, despite a few criticisms. However, I would like to provide an honest and detailed review that I hope will assist other holidaymakers with their research. Apologies in advance for waffling on :)  If you don’t know Lanzarote, it is very hot at this time of year and very windy (like being blasted with a hairdryer). The resort obviously has no control over this but you may want to bear this in mind. There is no air conditioning in the apartments so they are stifling at some time during the day. We arranged speedy check in and didn’t find this of benefit at all – staff still wanted all passports and credit card details even though these had been provided prior to arrival. Some of the reception staff were rude. I appreciate they are very busy at this time of year but courtesy costs nothing. My prior email contact with Reception staff was good though and those I conversed with were very helpful. I was pleased that they were able to accommodate two of our families in the same block as requested and also that they found us first floor apartments as we preferred. If you have specific requests, do please contact the resort directly and not through your agent. The WiFi is expensive and intermittent. Service was slightly better in Las Canarias but other family members in Amarilla found it useless (maybe due to proximity to hub?) It was cheaper and more efficient for me to use the foreign data package provided by 02. I understand the resort has a policy of no reserving of sunbeds but this does not appear to be the case. A large number of beds were reserved on our plaza by 8am and we struggled to get one outside our own apartment and had to use another plaza on a number of occasions. I would suggest if you experience this that you telephone Reception and ask them to come and remove the offending towels. The beach towel hire at 15 euro each was very good and is fully refundable. Replacement towels can be collected every day from the laundry. Remember to keep your receipt or you will not get your deposit refunded at the end of your stay. Las Canarias standard apartment was basic and in need of a little TLC. However, it was sufficient for our needs (1 adult and 2 children) as I didn’t intend to cater much. The hob facility is tiny and the worktop space very limited so you will struggle if you intend to self cater. If you are short of equipment, do please phone Reception and ask for what you require. We didn’t have enough pillows and I had to ask for extra – they did arrive but I had to phone 3 times to get them. Cleaning was a little ‘hit and miss’ – it certainly was not thorough. You need to put the towels you want changing in the bath although this didn’t always work for me. Once, they did not get replaced although they were in the bath and once they took the towels and left us with none. I again had to phone Reception twice before the towels were delivered which was very inconvenient when we were waiting to shower and go out. They are in the process of upgrading the pools and a number of them were not nice. Superior Amarilla Plaza was filthy and not cleaned for at least three days at the start of our holiday (suncream grease all round the edge tiles and clumps of hair and other nasties floating). The ‘astroturf’ is in a terrible state and the tiles in a lot of areas are very slippy – we saw a number of accidents with young children. Renovations are underway though. The lane swimming pool in Plaza Verde is great and very clean. You have to have a swim cap to use this and an arm band (which they didn’t tell us at check in). I was in the pool before I found out. I believe you can hire a rubber removable one from the sports shop but I didn’t want to be shelling out another 10 euros. If you ask at Reception you can get the plastic type (as you get on AI holidays) which is free. I believe you also need this to use the gym which appeared to be a pretty well equipped facility. If you have inflatables, don’t just leave them lying about when you leave as the maintenance guys remove them and burst them. Try and find kids who don’t have any and pass them on. The rest of the resort in generally very well kept and you see the staff on the go all the time. Kids loved the beach at the lagoon and the free canoes/paddle boards are a nice touch but do beware if you venture into it. An adult in our party fell off a paddle board and sustained a nasty cut on submerged rocks. We also did not see any lifeguards and one of our adults had to make an emergency rescue when a young solo child got into difficulties in a canoe. It can be very windy down there and very difficult for children to manoeuvre these things. Please do have your wits about you. On site shop very well stocked and all your essentials can be found there. The fresh bread, pastries and croissants in the morning were particularly welcome. It’s not extortionate but certainly not cheap compared to the supermarkets which are a 10 minute walk from the resort. We only ate once on the resort - lunch in the Mai Tai. The food was of good quality but very expensive compared with the bars at Las Cucharas (10 minutes walk max) where there is a good variety to suit everyone. There is a Sports Bar across the road from the resort, slightly to the right as you leave Reception. It looks a little tatty from outside but the food and service is very good and we used it a few times for breakfast. If you want to hire a car, I suggest you book it a few days in advance. Unfortunately, the on-site car hire company couldn’t help us but we found an office in Las Cucharas shopping centre – Cabrera Medina. Their rates beat any other company in the area, the gentleman was very helpful and also provided free child seats. Well worth a visit: the foyer of the Melia Salinas hotel – it is truly beautiful (5 minutes walk turning left out of Sands Beach), the volcano tour and camel ride which can be booked with Rosemary, the hotel’s PR lady (do go to her welcome meeting – she has lots of helpful hints and tips), Jameos del Agua and Cueva de los Verdes – both are spectacular. We visited both by car and I’m so glad we saw them. Kids particularly enjoyed the caves.

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Very disappointing changes....

28 July 2015

We are three days into our second visit to Sands Beach. It is the first time we have ever returned to a complex on our holidays. We had a really super holiday and experience last year. We are a...

We are three days into our second visit to Sands Beach. It is the first time we have ever returned to a complex on our holidays. We had a really super holiday and experience last year. We are a family with three kids, 7, 6 and 3 and everything about Sands Beach last year hit the spot! This year, same great venue but for some reason they have decided to move childrens' nightly entertainment from a lovely airy spacious bar down to an airless basement room that is not suitable for children who are running and dancing as they overheat and dehydrate. I can't understand the rationale for this decision. One other negative from last year - the water levels in the previously magnificent beach front logon are not high enough! With 11 days to go we want to Sands Beach experience we had last year!

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Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • A la Carte Restaurant
  • Aerobics
  • Babysitting
  • Bar
  • Beauty Salon
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Breakfast
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • By the Beach
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Currency Exchange
  • Disabled Friendly
  • Doctors / Medical Centre
  • Entertainment
  • Family Hotel
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • High Chairs
  • Horse Riding
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Kids Pool
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Lifts
  • Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Pool Bar
  • Pool/Billiard Table
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shops
  • Spa
  • Sport Facilities
  • Sunbeds
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Football
  • Table Tennis
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Terrace
  • TV Lounge
  • Water Sports
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