The magazine that focuses on a greener world and raising kids with a conscious suggests that Finca de Arrieta might be the best holiday ever!

“Our stay really begins as we are greeted at the airport by our effervescent host, Tila Braddock. He has come armed with a bottle of fizz to aid our relaxation into the retreat and island life. As he drives us to the Finca de Arrieta he gives us a potted history of the island and how he came to be here.

He created the Finca de Arrieta in 2007, along with wife, Michelle, and their four children. Originally the family lived on site amongst the yurts and other eco accommodation at the retreat but they now live a short distance away and have a passionate team working for them to provide guests with a real sense of nurture. Tila and Michelle have combined their strong environmental ethics, great business sense and creativity to manifest accommodation that is really special. Each yurt, lodge or barn is quite unique and each is completely off grid; solar and wind energy are used to power the whole site. This is just the start though; there are many green initiatives implemented here. From the chickens that eat the scraps and provide residents with free eggs to the careful conservation of water to the hybrid vehicles included in the rental of many of the properties.

Everything is thought of. Having a large family themselves, the couple are well aware of what makes a holiday relaxing for parents. They have thought of everything and provided it in a way that doesn’t detract from the gorgeous boho chic feel. There are highchairs, travel cots, toys and games tucked unobtrusively into each residence. The communal area has two pools, one suitable for babies and a huge Vietnamese style covered daybed, affording much needed shade in the heat of the day, big enough for two families at siesta time. The communal fridge houses chilled drinks and fabulous deli snacks from Browns Deli in Costa Teguise.