10 of the best: beach villas in Europe
10/10 Finca de Arrieta: Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Why go? For quirky and ethical yet stylish and comfortable accommodation, Finca de Arrieta in Lanzarote hits the mark. Choose to stay in a Mongolian-inspired yurt or restored water mill, all powered by off grid solar and wind energy, and a hop and a skip away from the sandy beach. For more activity, head into the lunar landscape of the Timanfaya National Park for epic hiking and biking. This is responsible tourism at its best.
Rooms: Various, depending on which type of accommodation you go for. Ranges from four people in a yurt up to eight in three bedrooms in the farmhouse.
Facilities: Finca de Arrieta has a convivial atmosphere, with shared solar heated pool, playground, trampoline and huge chess set for all to enjoy plus movie night by the pool once a week. Some yurts have a small private garden area, plus if you hire an eco room, there’s use of a hybrid car for your stay. Fill up on supplies at the farm’s honesty shop and collect eggs from the hens. Baby equipment and body boards are available to borrow.
Price: i-escape; from £65 per night.