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Villas in Gran Canaria

Huge rolling dunes dominate Gran Canaria’s popular southern coastline. The shelving sands create the perfect environment for safe family fun, and bubbly beach-front bars appeal to visitors of all ages. Experience the big city bustle of the capital Las Palmas and its sophisticated shopping, soak up the sun on endless sandy beaches, indulge in some watersports or tour this tiny, delightful island at your leisure.

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Gran Canaria - Enjoy sun-drenched island life

Known as the ‘Round Island’ for its circular shape, Gran Canaria’s mountainous centre ripples down towards cultural gem Las Palmas in the northeast and the vast, golden dunes of the southern coast. It’s along these sought-after sandy shores that you’ll find most of our villas in Gran Canaria.

  • Gran Canaria Activities

    Gran Canaria caters well for villa holiday visitors with numerous sport and leisure activities. Golf on the island is popular and you can enjoy a round at either the Salobre Golf Resort or at the Anfi Golf. Take a big game fishing trip, or go cruising around the coast on a glass bottom boat – stopping off for a swim or snorkel or before you reach the shore. Whale and dolphin watching are also popular activities along Gran Canaria’s coast. Why not explore the island’s mountainous region on foot on a guided nature trail, or traverse the dunes on a guided camel tour.

  • Gran Canaria Beaches

    With beaches to suit all tastes, Gran Canaria is an oasis of sun-drenched, golden sand. Most beaches are found in the south of the Island, where the climate is warm and dry all year round. In the larger villa holiday resorts you’ll find soft, fine sand, fantastic water sports and beachside facilities. At Maspalomas in particular the beaches offer endless expanses of white sand and sparkling seas, while beaches located close to our villas, ‘Meloneras’ for Salobre Golf and ‘Amadores’ for all Tauro villas, are ideal for anyone wanting to enjoy a day at the beach to relax in the year-round Canarian sunshine. Once you have rounded the southern west corner, the Gran Canaria coastline becomes rocky and lined with secluded bays offering spectacular views.

  • Gran Canaria History

    There are numerous cultural scenes in Gran Canaria’s architecturally rich capital Las Palmas. The historic cobblestone streets lead to the Gothic neo-classical cathedral; Columbus House, and the Canary Island Museum with its exhibitions of pre-Spanish inhabitants of the island. Smaller towns such as Telde and Teror typify the colonial past, and many old villages can be found scattered throughout the island - famous today for their crafts and embroidery. Gran Canaria boasts several religious and historical centres, housing a wide array of artefacts depicting Canary Island life over the ages.

  • Gran Canaria Shopping

    Las Palmas is without doubt Gran Canaria’s largest commercial centre. All the major retail chain and franchise stores can be found in this cosmopolitan city centre. Local markets sell fresh produce, linen, leather and handcrafted goods such as wicker baskets. For quality souvenirs made on Gran Canaria look out for FEDAC shops – public-funded outlets where local artists sell their wares. Gift shops and boutiques are plentiful throughout the island and many goods are duty free. Cigars from the Canary Islands are also world famous.

  • Gran Canaria Holidays - Points of Interest

    • Visit the Dunes of Maspalomas for private sun worshipping or to have a real desert experience.

    • Take a boat trip to Puerto de Mogán - and have lunch at the charming marina on the south-west coast.

    • Spend a day in the capital, Las Palmas – great for shopping, head for the historic Vegueta area for delightful squares, the cathedral and fascinating museums.

    • Take a guided walk along the ‘Caminos Reales’, the well-maintained paths in the mountainous centre of the island.

    • Look and listen for dolphins and whales in a glass bottom boat with underwater microphones.

    • Try the fantastic Golf Course at the popular Salobre golf resort. This is a challenging, 36-hole course designed by Roland Faure and Ron Kirby.

    • Visit the Palmitos Park, a lovely wildlife park where you can watch birds and dolphin shows.

    • Take a trip to the Botanical Gardens, dotted with magical pathways, and unusual features that will let you enjoy a great day outdoors with your children.

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Scores 8.4 out of 10 based on 33 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
9 out of 10


Guildford Family (the eldest child is at school)
Beautiful pool, beautiful view. Peace and quiet. Everything worked. Very helpful responses when when my wife became ill. Super rolls every morning. Nice welcoming bottle and a little food.
One more medium sized saucepan needed. Could have given us a couple of spare bin bags and dishwasher tablets.
Confirmed stay: 21 February 2020
Published on: 23 February 2020
8 out of 10


Bridgend Family (the eldest child is at school)
Well equipped
Outdoor area
Wi-fi a bit slow
Pool should be cleaned more often
Confirmed stay: 04 January 2020
Published on: 11 January 2020
10 out of 10


Warwickshire Family (the eldest child is at school)
Great natural features to explore, great cycling, beaches,
Lack of recycling/ fly tipping in countryside
Confirmed stay: 28 December 2019
Published on: 11 January 2020
6 out of 10


Leominster Friends
Nice villa overlooking golf course.
A lot of noise from building work.
Confirmed stay: 24 November 2019
Published on: 26 November 2019
10 out of 10


Brant Broughton, Lincoln Couple
Meloneras was our favourite coastal resort down near the lighthouse , with many restaurants and shops to suit all tastes. A favourite place to watch the sun go down.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 10 November 2019
Published on: 14 November 2019
7 out of 10


Family, with eldest child
South of the island is picturesque and there were many lovely restaurants with friendly staff.
North of the island seemed to be more industrial and not geared so much to tourists.
Even late in the season, we were bothered quite a bit by 'time share' salesmen and it was difficult to walk 10 yards without being pestered.
Confirmed stay: 29 October 2019
Published on: 04 November 2019
6 out of 10


Salisbury Family (the eldest child is at school)
Sand dunes in Maspalomas
The scenery inland
Mass tourism
Large hotels sat on top of one another
Confirmed stay: 27 October 2019
Published on: 02 November 2019
9 out of 10


Chandlers Ford Couple
Excellent decor, kitchen utensils and outlook over the Solebre Golf Course. Villa was clean and a nice modern layout across various levels.
Location above road ramp meant it was noisy especially early morning. Pool towels were provided but not replaced mid stay.
Confirmed stay: 26 October 2019
Published on: 27 October 2019
9 out of 10


Lovely weather, all locals very polite and helpful. Very welcoming culture.
The airport has quite a high amount of homeless people sleeping in the departure/arrival hall. As this is the place where you gather your first impressions for the country, it would be nice to feel a bit safer. Not an overly negative point but it does make you think about what other areas on the island are like.
Confirmed stay: 15 September 2019
Published on: 16 September 2019
10 out of 10


Barnoldswick Family (the eldest child is at school)
So much to see and do. Spoilt for choice.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 02 September 2019
Published on: 03 September 2019
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