If you're looking for the ultimate in relaxation, Gran Canaria is the spa destination for you.
We don’t know about you but we’ve been dreaming of a summer holiday, but
with so much going on in the world and our daily lives it can be hard to find the time to plan a break and know where to go!
We’ve searched high and low for the best location to tick all our boxes.
Gran Canaria boasts a micro climate of 24 degrees all year round, has insta-worthy views, beaches for miles and great hotels with spa facilites.
Sun, Tick, Sea, Tick, Spa Tick!
Read on for where to experience the best in Gran Canaria Wellness…
Seaside Palm Beach
If a short stroll to the beach is what your after, look no further than beautiful Seaside Palm Beach.
Part of the prestigious Design Hotels organization Seaside Palm beach is a charming retro inspired design hotel that has a beautiful art deco aesthetic.
For the ultimate in relaxation the hotel runs yoga and tai chi classes daily and the spa facilities include a Finnish sauna, Bio sauna, Stone bath and a host of treatment options.
For the massage junkies try the Pantai Luar treatment, a traditional full body application from the Far East. Carefully prepared medical herbs in small cotton bags are small cotton bags are heated with Pantai oil and used in deep tissue massage to offer relaxation and relieve tight muscles.
For the truly different spa experience we recommend the singing bowls treatment.
Metal bowls of varying weights are placed on different parts of the body and struck gently to cause reverberation and vibration through the body, one that truly does relax, if you can find a quiet place in your mind and are open to the experience.
Best done after a few days relaxing by the pool and not one for gigglers!
The hotel has 5 pools, 2 of which are adults only and a mini man-made beach by the Spa for that Beach without the crowd feeling.
However, If you’re a beach purist through and through then, located just 5minutes walk from the hotel are the stunning Maspalomas Dunes, a popular tourist beach that stretches on for miles, has a palm tree oasis and lagoon, you can even ride camels here, just be aware they might stumble into the (well sign posted) nudist area!
Gloria Palace Royal Hotel and Spa
Let’s talk about breathtaking views!
Built into the natural stone cliff face, Gloria Palace Royal hotel and Spa has views that will blow your mind.
For the instagram addicts this hotel is a must stay, the infinity pool creates what the hotel staff call the 3 blues, the pool, the ocean and the sky and it truly is a
If the view from the pool is not enough, take it up a level and enjoy the aspect from the restaurant before enjoying some spa action.
We recommend the 25 minute massage. Perfect for a quick body revive before lunch.
Gloria Palace San Agustín Thalasso & Hotel.
If relaxation is your middle name and you’re all about ultimate pampering then this one is for you. We’re talking about the power of the sea.
Thalasso is the use of seawater in therapy. Pumped directly from the ocean into large pools and heated between 33 and 37 degrees seawater has many benefits.
When bathed in , the skin asbsorbs the elements found in this natural salt water.
This bathing ritual replenishes the loss of salts and minerals that causes stress and fatigue in the body.
Gloria Palace San Augustin offers many treatments using Thalasso, but you cant go past the Get in Shape Pool with 34 hydromassage stations. A 2hr experience, including water and bubble jets for massage and hot and cold plunge pools, this is an ideal way to rest, regain strength and finish your day with a renewed energy.
Pop up to the Gorbea chill out terrace afterwards for a sunset swim and the best Gin and Tonics in Gran Canaria. (We’re talking ice cubes made from the tonic!)
Hotel Cordial Mogán Playa
Prepare to escape to a secret garden of tranquility.
This hotel boasts some of the largest green gardens in Gran Canaria with over 200 different exotic plant varieties.
For a truly memorable garden experience head to the spa for a massage and a chill out in the spa plunge pools and garden.
The spa includes, bubble beds, Jacuzzi, waterfalls and swan neck massage and if that’s not enough there’s a steam bath, sauna and themed showers.
Couples or friends that like to do everything together, ask for a double room for your massage.
When you’ve had all the rest you can handle, head to Little Venice in Puerto de Mogán for a walk around the quaint fishing village and a ice cold drink as the sun goes down.
Sheraton Gran Canaria Salobre Golf Resort
Golf. Some of us love it, some of us love to hate it. Golf lovers should look no further than the Sheratons Salobre 36 hole golf course. Those along for the ride should check out the Aloe Wellness centre.
Aloe Wellness Centre has a outdoor area with heated pools complete with hydro massage and bubbly beds, inside there is finnish saunas and Turkish baths, private and secluded from the rest of the hotel, take a book and truly unwind in this tranquil setting with breathtaking views.
When your friend or partner or even yourself are back from golf head upstairs to the highest point in the hotel to the Sunset bar. Hire one of the Balinese beds and enjoy the bar to bed service. With a unique panoramic view it is the ultimate way to finish the day so dive into that infinity pool and swim up to the bar for one last cocktail.
To book a break in Gran Canaria head to www.grancanariawellness.com.