Whilst it seems a distant memory, here are some snapshots from my September trip to The Canary Islands, along with a few brief tips on making the most of this island getaway. Since most of my holiday was based in and around my hotel – such was the lazy two weeks I had hoped for – there is little by way of activity and nightlife recommendations here. The Canary Islands was a perfect lazy getaway for me and Captain America to briefly escape our busy lives, so if you’re looking for a lot of sun, relaxation, and plenty of choices for eating, drinking (as well as activities), it’s a fabulous location a short hop from the UK, with a wonderful climate.
Gran Canaria Top Tips:
Lounging: Maspalomas Beach: a beautiful stretch of sand on the south tip of Gran Canaria, you can spend the day here lounging near the sea, with plenty of drinks stalls along the beach to quench your thirst in the heat. The beach is framed by rolling sand dunes, giving it a desert feel. Word of warning – watch out for the strategically placed nudist sections alternating alongside where the ‘regular’ people sit. Be sure to take in the weather forecast, the tip of the island can get windy, and no-one likes sand in their margaritas.
Get nautical: plenty of organizations offer boating trips and tours, including dolphin spotting. Braver souls may wish to embark upon the MTV Boat Party (you did not hear this from me I never went honest guv’nor).
Fill up: If you are a sushi fan head to Sakura III situated in Playa des Ingles. Beautifully presented sushi and so much choice on the menu I didn’t know where to begin. Their sake had a wonderfully crisp taste. For paella, try El Senador, situated on Maspalomas beach. Fish lovers might also like to try their house special: sea bass cooked in salt.
Wake up: Along the south of the island, sunrise was around 7-8am and the light was beautiful for photos on the beach. I miss that kind of light here in England! Get up early and make the most of it, no matter how lazy your vacation may be.
When is summer again, exactly?
Wearing: (Main images) Dress, ASOS.