Luxury Holidays to Gran Canaria 2019/20 I Designer Travel

Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria

Year round sunshine in luxury surroundings

Gran Canaria offers an electric mix of good beaches, superb weather, sophisticated nightlife and wonderful scenery all combined with an interesting history.

The island has many luxury hotels offering excellent facilities and there are approximately 80 beaches where you can chill out or take to the sparkling waters and perhaps do a bit of snorkelling or scuba diving.

Maspalomas is a firm favourite with families and couples who are looking for a relaxed holiday environment. There are plenty of hotels, great beaches and it’s very well placed for getting out to the local water parks and for taking day trips to see local sites. Inland, you get to see quaint villages, rugged mountains and lush forests – it’s a hikers haven!

Just a few minutes away from Maspalomas and bordering the famous sand dunes, lies the newly built resort of Playa Meloneras. This is a wonderful choice for couples as it has plenty of designer shops, five-star hotels and lots of bars and restaurants – perfect for you to enjoy a luxury holiday in Gran Canaria.

Puerto Mogan is the resort to head for if you are looking for a more authentic Canarian experience. The whitewashed houses on tree-lined streets lead down to a golden beach. You can rest up at the picture-perfect harbour and watch the yachts and boats come in or head into town to explore the shops, bars and restaurants.

There’s a good network of bus routes so getting around is simple. Taxis are also plentiful and you could hire a car if you like the flexibility of coming and going at your own pace plus you can go ‘off the beaten track’ to the smaller villages and a bit further afield. The island has 8 golf courses, nature parks, local sites and attractions, water parks and lots of beaches where you could just spend time soaking up the sun if you wish.

Designer Travel are experts for tailor made holidays to Gran Canaria and the rest of the world. We can pass on our vast knowledge about this lovely island and whether it’s right for you. Our experts are extensively travelled and know and love this part of the world. As we are independent, we have access to a huge range of flights and holidays and we will put together a holiday to suit your needs. Simply give us a call and we will help you to organise the luxury holiday of your dreams to Gran Canaria.

Key Highlights
  • Gran Canaria is known for year-round sunshine
  • Getting around is easy with the good availability of buses and taxis
  • Hiring a car is the best way to explore the more remote parts of the island
  • There are many carnivals and events including the February carnival and Easter celebrations
  • Golfers will be pleased to know that the island has 8 golf courses
  • Visit Aqualand, the biggest water park in Gran Canaria, for a fabulous day out
  • Explore the island’s rugged terrain by hiking, mountain biking or hire a 4×4
  • Maspalomas has a lovely waterfront studded with al fresco bars and restaurants
  • Playa Meloneras is a great choice for couples
  • Party goers will love the non-stop energy of Playa del Ingles
  • Puerto Mogan on the southern coast has a charming harbour
  • Visit Roque Nublo for an amazing walk and breathtaking views

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT

Currency: Euro

Climate Information

The average daytime high temperature in the summer is 26°C and 20°C in winter. August is the hottest month and January is the coldest with daytime average temperatures of 18°C.

December is the wettest month.

Leisure & Activities

Beaches
Renowned for its black lava rock and white sandy beaches, Gran Canaria is a perfect family holiday destination. Playa del Ingles is probably the most popular beach on the island and is situated on the south coast along with Puerto Rico beach. For something a bit quieter try Puerto de Mogan or San Agustin beaches.

Pico de Las Nieves
6,394 feet above sea level, Pico de Las Nieves is the highest point on the island. On a clear day, from the summit, there are magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. You can reach the top by either hiking or by taking the scenic drive up narrow roads, passing through beautiful villages on the way.

Jardin Botanico Viera & Clavijo
These magnificent botanical gardens opened in 1952. It comprises an area of 27 acres with up to 500 plant species native to the Canary Islands. This is a great day out if you're staying close to Las Palmas.

Hotels in Gran Canaria