Luxury holidays to Gran Canaria

Luxury holidays to Gran Canaria are made up of Sahara-like dunes, deluxe 5 star properties facing the Atlantic and swish boutiques. Whether you’re looking for private pools with infinity edges, bubbly served at breakfast with a gourmet dining experience or Balinese-style sunbathing stints, you’re promised extravagance with our upscale getaways. 

And with an idyllic location just off the coast of Africa, you can sprawl out along its Blue Flag awarded coastline all year round thanks to Gran Canaria’s eternal sunshine. Yep, that means you could be hitting the trendy beach clubs of Playa del Ingles while everyone else is pulling out their winter woolies. That’s when you’re not hiring a yacht at Puerto Mogan, of course. 

What can you expect from a luxury holiday to Gran Canaria?

Home to some of the fanciest resorts in the Canary Islands, when you're not lapping up the premium facilities, our luxury holidays also come with a whole host of additional perks. First of all, most hotels have a 5 star rating for cleanliness, service, location, value and sleep quality - do we need to say more? You may find added comforts such as welcome drinks, a complimentary mini-bar, turn-down service, bathrobes and slippers alongside a la carte restaurants and free bathroom amenities. Bag yourself an upgrade and you could also benefit from an in-room hot tub or swim-up suite! 

Upmarket resorts in Gran Canaria 

When it comes to flawless beaches backed by fine dining restaurants, Maspalomas is the answer! Oozing style from its chic cocktail spots to its fancy shopping malls and classy hotels, this resort is nothing short of luxe. Next door is the resort of El Salobre, home to the island’s only 38-hole golf club. Now that’s what we call exclusive! And there’s more to this hotspot than hole-in-ones, just head over to the Salobre Resort and check out its swanky spa.

If low-key opulence is what you’re seeking, San Agustin holidays are all about secluded stretches and a relaxed after-dark scene. When you want to pick up the pace, lively Playa del Ingles is only a five-minute drive away and is one of Europe’s biggest resorts. Here you can bag a bargain at its duty-free designer stores and party from dusk till dawn at its big-name nightclubs with fancy VIP sections. 

Swanky sand spots 

Stretching 3.5 kilometres is Maspalomas Beach, the most famous and largest sand spot in Gran Canaria. This picture-perfect swathe of rolling sand dunes is also a nature reserve which has been awarded a Blue Flag award for its pristine conditions. And it’s best experienced sipping Mojitos from its ocean-facing beach clubs, especially on the rooftop terrace at Atelier Cocktail Bar. 

Thanks to the island's gentle winds, don't be surprised if you see watersport fanatics flocking to the coast to experience its wild ripples. Las Canteras is one of the best urban beaches in Europe and it rests on the shores of Las Palmas. Here there are seven kilometres of sun-soaked grains accessorised with sunloungers and a never-ending list of water-based activities. While Mogan Beach, also known as ‘Little Venice’, is a manmade coastal oasis with numerous canals. There’s a wealth of family-friendly shores too, where the waters are shallow and the facilities are top-notch - our favourite is Puerto Rico. 

Premium food and drinks 

You won’t be short of top-notch cuisine with a luxury holiday to Gran Canaria thanks to its fresh produce and modern eateries. In fact, foodies won’t be able to resist the local delicacies from Restaurant 360. Tuck into menu favourites such as suckling pig, Canary stew croquette or a sea bass curry while admiring panoramic views of Playa del Ingles - sounds scrumptious, right?

But if you’ve come to Spain to sample its renowned tapas, Restaurante LoLa should make your must-visit list. Pulling inspiration from Mexico, Japan, Italy, and Peru as well as its own traditional recipes, expect mini platters of seafood and vegetables coated in wasabi and five-spice. And you can’t come to this Canary Island without sampling papas arrugadas (wrinkled potatoes with paprika-rich mojo sauce) from the high-end Allende Triana in Las Palmas. 

Best luxury hotels in Gran Canaria