Winter warmth for less: As the energy volcano gets set to erupt, why not escape to the Canaries for no fuel costs this winter?

Winter warmth for less: As the energy volcano gets set to erupt, why not escape to the Canaries for no fuel costs this winter?

People in retirement are increasingly being made to dig into their savings to cover basic living costs as energy prices across the UK soar 10% and wages stagnate, forcing baby boomers to look for different means of battling the cold this winter.

  • •23% of 50 – 64 year olds admitted raiding savings to pay bills last month (Which? Consumer Watchdog Survey)
  • •6 million Britons over 65 worried about soaring energy bills (Age UK)
  • •Spend the winter in Lanzarote to escape energy hikes – Sun Park Living provides the answer

According to a consumer watchdog Which? survey, almost a quarter (23%) of 50 to 64 year-olds admitted to raiding their savings to pay for bills last month.

A further survey by Age UK has also revealed 6 million Brits over 65 are worried about soaring energy bills with 3 million more fearing they will not be able to keep themselves warm this winter. The charity say up to 24,000 older people in the UK will end up dying because of the cold.

Gil Summers, Co-founder of Sun Park Living, a private gated community resort exclusively for those who are retired and active located on the year-round sunny and warm Canary Island of Lanzarote, comments,

“This research paints a very worrying picture of today’s UK retirees who are vulnerable to financial shocks and unable to keep the savings they worked so hard for to enjoy in their golden years. The rising costs of energy bills are forcing more and more to dip into their savings throughout the cold winter months.

“In stark contrast, here at Sun Park Living we make sure there are no energy bills to pay. No water, no electricity and definitely not an increasing fuel bill in sight! Not only do our properties provide a long stay home within a like-minded community in the sun, Sun Park Living can actually reduce your cost of living considerably.”

Founded in 2011, Sun Park Living does not sell property nor operates timeshare, but offers long stay accommodation in Lanzarote, at a very reasonable price. Welcoming people from all walks of life, both individuals and couples at the stage of active retirement, the unusually spacious resort offers affordable self-service rental accommodation from 4 to 52 weeks and beyond.

Those who choose a long stay at Sun Park Living will find they have all the advantages of having their own home without the downsides of having to buy it nor the on-going responsibilities of ownership, such as bills in your name, maintenance, etc.

This unique retirement complex offers a great alternative to the typical holiday accommodation in Playa Blanca Lanzarote, especially if you are looking for great value for money. The resort works like a long term property rental, with all bills included, (with the exception of food, phone and travel), where you have the choice to Rent-As-You-Go, or secure your whole stay upfront, from anything from a month up to 5 years.

The one bedroom apartments are non-smoking and come fully furnished, offering a comfortable and spacious home away from home with bathroom, open plan kitchen-diner, living room with sofa bed and large terrace overlooking the beautiful mature gardens and pools, allowing you to move in straight away and start enjoying Sun Park Living from the minute you arrive.

So what are you waiting for? Avoid rising UK energy bills and escape to Lanzarote for some winter warmth for less!


For more information about Sun Park Living visit the website at or call 0161 408 3360. You can also follow Gil and the team on Twitter or Like them on Facebook.