One to watch: Dream Gran Castillo Hotel Resort, Lanzarote

Summer lasted longer than usual, but alas, it’s gone for 2014. But it’s always a good time to enjoy the sun – and about half the planet is warmer than we are. If you’re after off-season decadence this winter, the five-star Dream Gran Castillo Hotel Resort on the volcanic island of Lanzarote is one of our hot tips for a top warm-in-winter destination from November to March.

The Dream Gran Castillo 5* Hotel Resort is reminiscent of an old castle. It has fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the island of Fuerteventura. Located in the beautiful Playa Blanca area in the south of Lanzarote, there’s a pleasant climate throughout the year, with the average temperature in November ranging from 17° to 24° – meaning you won’t be cold if you fly over this winter, and you’ll still get eight hours of sunshine.

The Dream Gran Castillo Hotel Resort is the perfect place to relax – whether that’s enjoying a good book, luxuriating by the pool, or taking a romantic walk along the gorgeous beaches. The last is especially popular at the Dream Gran Castillo Hotel Resort, which is right next to the natural reserve of Papagayo with its white sandy beaches, impressive cliffs and transparent waters.

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For those who want to venture overseas with their cuisine as well as their feet, foodies can choose from a selection of restaurants and cuisines – from Italian at the Portofino restaurant to Asian at the Guangzhou.

If you want to be pampered, check out the luxurious Spa Vitanova – it’s ideal for anyone in need of a little winter sun pampering.

Meanwhile there are 11 swimming pools and a fantastic all-inclusive option for guests who don’t want to worry about their meals. An all-inclusive seven-night stay at the Dream Gran Castillo Resort in Lanzarote in November starts at just £738 (or £105 per night).

You can find out more at  the Dream Gran Castillo Resort website.

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