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Luxury Gran Canaria Holidays

Sunshine and sand dunes

Holidays in Gran Canaria take you to one of the Canary Islands’ largest islands. It’s increasingly popular with British holidaymakers, bringing you large resorts which date back to the 19th Century when Queen Victoria visited. Here you’ll find a wide selection of restaurants, huge sweeping bays, beaches, and activities to suit everyone. Families will love mountain biking, water parks, and even camel rides, while couples can explore the history and culture of the towns, visit the spas and enjoy the island’s many bars.

Gran Canaria offers a diverse selection of resorts to choose from. Playa Amadores is home to a large sandy beach sheltered by towering cliffs and offering a fantastic choice of watersports. Playa del Ingles is ideal for those wanting to relax in luxury hotels and overlook the sparkling waters of the sea, while Maspalomas is home to sweeping sand dunes which stretch down into the ocean. For upmarket shops, restaurants and hotels, choose Playa Meloneras, while Puerto Mogan’s marina offers a taste of luxury.

Luxury holidays in Gran Canaria

Luxury holidays in Gran Canaria centre around its wonderful beaches. Choose from large golden stretches sheltered from the winds by craggy cliffs, or little coves where you will find local fish restaurants and a chance to try some watersports. Playa Meloneras is home to luxury shops where you can pick up boutique and designer items, perfumes, clothing and accessories, while golf lovers will find courses throughout the island. There’s something for foodies too, with lots of fresh, homemade tapas dishes.

At Sovereign we’ll help you get the most from your holiday. We understand just how important the art of holiday making is. Speak to one of our expert Trusted Advisers who will put together an itinerary just for you, and choose the ideal hotel from our carefully selected collection.

Destinations in Gran Canaria
Maspalomas
The beach towns and waterparks of Maspalomas bump up against the southerly Maspalomas Dunes – a soaring national park with a 19th-century lighthouse and wildlife oasis.
Playa Amadores
Playa Amadores hugs a sweeping bay on the south-west coast of Gran Canaria. It’s a family-friendly resort, thanks to the craggy headlands that shelter the turquoise water and gold-sand beach.
Playa Del Ingles
Playa del Ingles is one of the most sought-after resorts in Gran Canaria, thanks to its soft sands and line-up of ocean-view hotels. Maspalomas and its rolling dunes are just next door, too.

Playa Meloneras
Playa Meloneras settles by a sandy beach just west of the Maspalomas Dunes. The town rolls out south – expect high-end fashion and perfume shops, plus a casino.
Puerto Mogan
The whitewashed houses and bridge-bedecked canals of south-westerly Puerto Mogan dip into a river valley that leads to a sandy beach and smart marina.

Luxury family holidays in Gran Canaria

The third largest of Spain's Canary Islands, family holidays in Gran Canaria are perfect for a relaxed break as well as providing plenty of activities and fun in the sun. Enjoy the busy streets of the towns along with family friendly restaurants, beautiful beaches and plenty of countryside just waiting to be explored.


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Our pick of the top hotels in Gran Canaria
Every one of our hotels is handpicked and personally visited by our team

Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia

Gran Canaria, Maspalomas
  • Located on the golden sandy beach
  • An extensive spa with lots of treatments
  • Member of the Leading Hotels of the World

Cordial Mogán Playa

Gran Canaria, Puerto Mogan
  • Luxurious Canarian style architecture and décor throughout
  • Home to a cosy cocktail bar, perfect for relaxing
  • Offers 12 acres of luscious gardens to explore

Lopesan Villa del Conde Resort & Corallium Thalasso

Gran Canaria, Playa Meloneras
  • Eight bars and restaurants to choose from
  • Six swimming pools and a golden sandy beach
  • Designed in the style of a Canarian village

Bohemia Suites & Spa

Gran Canaria, Playa del Ingles
  • Enjoy panoramic views from the rooftop bar and restaurant
  • Relax with a range of treatments in the onsite spa
  • Experts will create a full health plan tailored just for you

Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Gran Canaria Mogan

Gran Canaria, Puerto Mogan
  • A bright, modern hotel with luxury facilities
  • Rooms have floor length windows with beautiful views
  • Families will love the Kids’ Club and sports
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Typical Costs
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Bottle of beer
€2-3
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Bus return
€1.20-5
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Cup of coffee
€1.50-2.20
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Glass of wine
€3-4
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Main course
€12-16
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Small souvenir
€4-6
Flight Information

Flight time from the UK to Gran Canaria is approximately 4 hours 15 minutes. 

When to go

Summers are long, hot and dry in Gran Canaria, keeping at a steady mid-20s and climbing beyond 30°C in July and August. The Canaries are a good destination for winter sun, too – even winter and the shoulder seasons stay warm and sunny, with averages hovering around 18°C.

Visa Information

Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Spain. 

Tipping

Restaurant bills include a service charge by law in Spain, so whether you choose to tip further is up to you. If you enjoyed the meal and service, it is customary to leave 5-10%. Hotel porters and maids will appreciate a small tip, and while taxi drivers don’t require a tip, it’s common to round up the fare.

Introduction to languages

The official language of Spain is Spanish. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ellen Pickover

For spectacular scenery, I'd recommend the Parque Natural Tamadaba on the north-west coast - the dark, dramatic cliffs here are a must-see.

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