Will Club Hotel Riu Paraiso prove a success for a family holiday with children?


Club Hotel Riu Paraiso.

Where is it?

Opposite a beach in the resort of Puerto Del Carmen on Lanzarote’s east cost, not far from the airport.

What is it?

A large, all-inclusive resort with 600 rooms, three restaurants and four pools sandwiched between the Playa De Los Pocillos beach and Lanzarote’s volcanic inland area.

Is it family friendly?

Yes, there is a children’s club, plenty of dining options, pools of varying depths and sizes, a small playground, evening mini disco and friendly staff.

The rooms

The rooms are not ultra modern but are a good size with large beds, TV, bath and shower.

A suite bedroom

The further you walk from reception the quieter the rooms but the longer the walk to eat – so all options are covered. The hotel is set in lovely gardens.

Food and drink

Riu’s all inclusive means just that, all your food and drinks are free. There were three restaurants to pick from, all buffet style with a large, main restaurant and two other options for dinner – an Asian and a world food restaurant which was our favourite.


There are shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance. There is a good public playground opposite and the sandy, if a little windy, beach has sun loungers for hire.

Our highlights

*Swim-up pool bar. There are four pools here, including a toddlers pool. One of them has a swim-up bar which our son loved as he could order a juice and sit on a bar stool in the water!

Swim-up bar and swimming pool

*Good range of pools. Our favourite pool in the quieter part of the hotel was a good shape for children to explore with a wide shallow end.

*The children’s staff were great with fun events during the day and a Mini Disco at night, one of the staff in particular kept the adults as entertained as the children.

*Range of facilities. There is a small playground and for older children a range of activities on offer such as tennis and shooting. You can do as much or as little as you want in terms of organised activities.


Club Hotel Riu Paraíso, Calle Suiza, 4 | Playa de los Pocillos, 35519 Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain.

For more details go to the Riu website.

(We received free accommodation, all views are our own).

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