disABILITY DEVELOPMENT Villa Weeks Explained – When will you next be joining us?

Our disABILITY DEVELOPMENT Villa weeks are popular amongst our clients. We wanted to share with you some further information regarding the weeks to help you understand what we offer, how we help and what options you have regarding bookings. Whilst every client has specific requirements it is important to know that we are with you every step of the way before, during your visit and indeed once you have left our beautiful island.


When coming to visit us here in Lanzarote we strive to achieve the highest level of service for our clients, constantly gaining feedback to enhance your experience and expectations. Looking for the right accommodation and flights can always be difficult if you have never been to a location before, but do not fear as we have our travel consultants Camel Travel who can advise you every step of the way.


Talking to you on the phone from a free UK number, they are also ATOL and ABTA protected travel agents ensuring your booking is protected. We do have a list of properties which we prefer for a number of reasons. Safety, location, access and therapy friendly villas all form part of the requirements for a family friendly visit. Whilst you can arrange your flights and accommodation yourself, we cannot approve every villa on the island. Villas need to be within a specific location on the island in order for them to be accessible for our staff. Logistically we have to be able to get to you!


Should you require a larger pool or wish to train with us in our training centre rather than at your own villa, we have options for apartments and hotels literally on our doorstep. Fariones group including Fariones Apartments, Fariones Suites Hotel and bookings are now being taken for Fariones Hotel which is finishing a complete renovation so the best is yet to come. Camel Travel can advise on all of these options for you:


What does a typical therapy week offer?

A typical week would be 6 days of therapy including dry land training with our Disability specific Strength and Conditioning Coach for 1 hour per day. All equipment for these sessions is provided and will be brought to you for the week to take place at your villa or is readily available at our training centre. Using the latest techniques adapting activities, games and tasks to enhance and benefit of the aquatic therapy offered whilst transferring these skills to day to day activities.


Once a booking has been made you will be contacted closer to your visit by our coach who will gain further information to help devise a training programme specific to your needs. Each and every client has a specific set of goals, abilities and skill set this will be used along with our unique approach to “getting the job done” through play and our “Box Therory” therapy.


Each week our team sit down, usually in a palm tree lined location with the sun beating down on our heads to discuss the up coming weeks. We work with you to plan the week, each week is specific and no one client has the same set of exercises or personality which may dictate timings of sessions or conducted around timings of feeding and other medical requirements.


Manual development, strength, stability, core engagement all form part of the box theory which at the end of the training week you will be able to leave armed with all the information  including exercises that we have worked on, along with a full summary to pass onto other therapists that you work with at home. This way, we can continually work with you once returning home to further improve from the success gained throughout the development week.

Aquatic based sessions are given twice per day over the 6 days with an hour session in the morning and the same in the afternoon. This may seem like a lot of training but with the amount of fun and games happening to most clients they want us to stay longer as they don’t realise the amount of development that is happening without them really realising its all therapy. Our Paediatric Disability Consultant will devise and lead the programme which will combine both aquatic and land based therapy in order for the sessions to flow together enhancing and complimenting each other.


We may need to receive reports from your home based therapists including: OT, Physio, Hydro and S&C coaches all of these will be used to make the programme as specific to your needs and requirements.

All of these sessions can be given at our training centre in Puerto Del Carmen or at your own private villa. Sessions conducted at villas will need to be authorised as a safe and approved villa in order to deliver the training successfully. If the client can already swim, it may be necessary for the sessions to take place at our training centre but of course you can still stay in a villa should you prefer the increased privacy.

How do bookings work?

Bookings for these weeks are made in advance with bookings being taken well into the next year. Bookings require full payment for coaching services to be paid up front within 72 hours of confirmation. These bookings are not transferable or refundable.

Upon completion of a booking a lot of work goes on in the back ground which you don’t get to see. Logistics of staffing, movement of other bookings and services we provide locally on a weekly basis, facilities payments are also required in advance along with the planning of the weeks themselves.


We can only take a limited number of bookings per week and due to the nature of the services that we offer our staff needing to take a specific amount of “none direct client contact” time scheduled monthly which is calculated in advance to make sure we give you the highest level of service throughout your stay. The complexities and logistics of such weeks require a whole team to make sure that your week runs smoothly and is why our clients continue to make repeat bookings.

Use of training facilities when staying at an approved Fariones resort, equipment and reports provision. Should you wish to tailor make your booking either increasing or decreasing the number of scheduled hours from (1x dry land and 2x aquatic based sessions over 6 days) which is the total number of sessions as part of this type of booking you can request this at the time of contact with us and a tailored proposal will be send based on your requirements.


Should you wish to find out which dates are available or to make a booking please click here.

Once you have made your booking you can contact Camel Travel to secure your flights and accommodation. They will be able to provide you with prices prior to confirming your coaching package.

If we come as a family can we make it into a family holiday?

Of course you can, we actually encourage you to bring the family along. Therapy isn’t just about the client themselves, we actively encourage you to take part in sessions and spend much needed down time together either relaxing or discovering our beautiful island.

We believe that therapy should be fun, sometimes with hidden purpose or gains but that is all explained to you each day so you know exactly what is happening during each and every session. So if the sessions are taking place at a private villa you can lie by the pool with a cocktail or join us during therapy getting a little bit of training in for yourself!


If training is taking place at our training complex then you are welcomed to use all the facilities. (There may be an extra charge for this if you are not staying at one of the Fariones resort accommodations). The charge for using our facility can be quoted at the time of booking and will be payable in resort or at the time of booking. The choice is yours.

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Our facilities include fully equipped gym, sauna, jacuzzi, swimming pools, snack bar, classes including body pump, body combat, TRX, spinning and yoga.

What do our recent clients have to say about their weeks?

“Honestly, thank you for another amazing week. The work you both do is amazing and I can never thank you enough for what you have done for my boy. See you in May!”

February 2018


“Thank you so so much for everything you have both done this week. You are both very special people. Paul and Kris have been instrumental in our songs physical development. Their techniques to ensure our son is always engaged and having fun are inspiring. If you are considering taking your child to one of their development weeks, we can not recommend them enough”.

February 2018


“A fantastic week for us with Swim Lab Lanzarote. swimming 700m and smashed 25m PB – down to 36s. Also finding a new love – boxing! Thanks Paul and Kris. Can’t wait to come back…”

February 2018

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We look forward to working with you in the near future. To make a reservation during one of our weeks please follow the link here.