It might be winter already, but when you thought the sun was far, far away, it actually still shines in Gran Canaria (25 degrees all year round). In fact, its high season is just right now.
I went to the Spanish island recently to try it’s wellbeing -and oh dear, there are some amazingly good spas out there, for every budget. Just picture this: sun, ocean view, treatments, Thalassotherapy and lots and lots of delicious food (and smoothies). Did I say all this happened under the sun? Oh yeah, sorry. What can possibly go wrong?
I’ll begin with Spa & Wellness Seaside Palm Beach, which is the first member of “Design Hotels” on the Canary Islands, and where we stayed. The rooms are just perfect for the endless summer mood -some with ocean view. The hotel is walking distance from the beach, offers amazing food and it’s got a variety of salt water pools with massage-jets, sun loungers, a petite but cozy spa with natural light, and even a specified nudist zone for the free spirits visiting the island. And if you’re seeking the full detox experience, the hotel also has three different saunas and a steaming room.
In three days we scouted about five different hotels as we experienced their in-house spas and top services for relaxation, detox and enjoyment.
I WAS WEARING–> Kimono: VERY UK; Shorts: CALZEDONIA; Top: H&M; Sunglasses: KITE
DRESS: ZARA (summer 2014)
A relaxing massage, followed by a herbal tea while lounging in a room surrounded by green views was the perfect welcome to Gran Canaria.
Also, nearby its sister hotel, Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia, bit smaller, more luxuious and known for being home to local and international celebrities during holidays hides behind the palms. We visited and it took us to a colonial trip.
Not to mention how good the food is at the Seaside Palm Beach Hotel, they’ve got a variety of restaurants, so we went for the full spanish experience for dinner, this includes patatas bravas, pimentones padron and paella. Oh and sangria, obvs.
Find out more: www.hotel-palm-beach.co.uk
Coming up next: Corallium Thalasso Villa del Conde, Corallium Thalasso Villa del Conde, Hotel Cordial Mogán Playa
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