With Gran Canaria’s year-round good weather, tourism is its biggest industry and a well-developed tourist infrastructure caters to its steady influx of visitors. Accommodation is an integral part of this infrastructure and the island responds to demand by providing a large selection of hotels and self-catering properties. Popular resorts such as Las Palmas, Puerto Rico, San Agustin, Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles are home to the greatest concentration of hotels and there are plenty of luxury hotels to choose from on the island.
Read our guide to the best luxury hotels in Gran Canaria
Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia
Famous for serving as a playground for the rich and famous when they visit Gran Canaria, the Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia truly lives up to its epic name. This elegant establishment can be found nestled in a pretty palm grove on the edge of Maspalomas and treats guests to a full range of luxurious amenities to take advantage of. Although the ocean is just a five minute stroll away, guests are sure to want to spend plenty of time unwinding in the huge outdoor pool complex. The hotels’ upper-floor suites provide stunning vistas of the mountains above and sand dunes below, while the huge bathtubs are set with massage jets and colourful lights.
Bohemia Suites & Spa
Set right on the edge of the pristine white sand of the Playa del Inglés, this five star establishment treats guests to a taste of the finer things in life. As the name suggests, this establishment boasts several spacious suites for guests to choose from and one of the choicest options is the Sky Suite. In addition to providing guests with a huge freestanding tub in the bathroom as well as an Illy espresso machine, this decadent suite also comes complete with complimentary Audi A1 Sportback hire car. The balcony is also set with comfortable chairs that light up at night and couples are sure to want to take advantage of the decadent room service menu so that they can spend plenty of time here gazing out at the scenery.
Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Gran Canaria Mogan
Everything about this grand hotel whispers exclusivity and there are plenty of unique touches for guests to enjoy. After entering the hotel on the 11th floor, guests take a lift down the cliff face to their room and the huge ocean facing outdoor swimming pool complex. The resort is also famous for is modern spa, which comes complete with a Finnish sauna, a traditional hammam and whirlpool tub, while there is a wide range of special treatments for guests to take advantage of. True luxury lovers will want to make sure that they book one of the two-bedroom Superior Suites, which feature 200 square metres of space including a terrace, a living room and a fully-equipped kitchen.
Santa Catalina, a Royal Hideaway Hotel
Located just a short stroll from Las Palmas Marina in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Santa Catalina, a Royal Hideaway Hotel provides a lush retreat as it is surrounded by picturesque gardens. Stunning views of the marina can be enjoyed from the infinity edged swimming pool as well as the rooftop pool and spacious terrace. Food lovers will be able to enjoy gourmet cuisine at Poemas, while 1890 La Bodeguita specialises in tapas. Guests who want the opportunity to sample traditional dishes in a stylish setting should also make sure that they indulge in a meal at the Camarote Grill, while the Alis Roof Top Bar is the perfect place to sit and sip a cool cocktail or two while watching the sun set.
Lopesan Villa del Conde
Set in the upmarket beach resort of Meloneras, Lopesan Villa del Conde is one of the most decadent hotels in the whole of Gran Canaria. The lobby has been modelled after the magnificent Parroquia de San Sebastián, which is one of the island’s oldest and most striking churches. The lagoon-style outdoor swimming pool boasts an infinity edge allowing guests to gaze out at the ocean, while stunning ocean views can also be enjoyed from the rooftop terrace and the spacious balconies that join the largest suites and guestrooms.
Hotel Riu Palace Meloneras
Set just 800 metres from the famous sand dunes of Maspalomas, staying at the Hotel Riu Palace Meloneras is sure to make guests feel like royalty. Everything here has been created on an extremely large and lavish scale and the enormous lobby greats guests with its huge glass columns and decadent flourishes. While families are sure to enjoy splashing around together in the five large swimming pools, the little ones are also treated to their very own Mini Club complete with a private paddling pool. Adults are also treated to a fitness room and sauna to unwind in, while there are excellent dining facilities on the site. While each of the 484 guestrooms are comfortable, the more luxurious options are the superior double rooms.