Five reasons why Gran Canaria is a romantic honeymoon destination

21 Sep 2016

If you're looking for a honeymoon destination which offers warm weather all year round, blissful beaches and delectable dining experiences, Gran Canaria has it all

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With the new wedding season in the not-so-distant future, many brides (and grooms) alike will be frantically planning for their special day. An important arrangement not to be forgotten, of course, is the honeymoon. With hundreds of locations to choose from, it can be hard to select where you will be spending the most memorable holiday of your lives. Here are five reasons why Gran Canaria has all the makings of a romantic honeymoon destination.

1. Weather

With its year round temperatures averaging a pleasant 24°C, Gran Canaria is not a place where you have to worry about mid-summer tropical storms or dropping temperatures in the winter. This makes Gran Canaria an ideal destination, especially if you’re having an autumn or winter wedding.


2. Beaches

Gran Canaria boasts 82 beaches around the stunning coastline of this small Spanish island. Whilst many hotels have their own private beaches, the diversity of both beautifully sandy and small and secluded beaches mean that you will never tire of your surroundings. With all these beaches to explore in such close proximity you will not find yourself at a loss for something to do. Be sure to check out the snorkelling opportunities amongst the coral reef at Las Canteras Beach located to the north of the island.


3. Food

For the foodies amongst you, Gran Canaria can offer a wealth of fantastic restaurants to keep your culinary quests satisfied, a lot of which you won’t even have to leave the restaurant for. If this tickles your tastebuds, take a look at three of these popular eateries: Gloria Palace Amadores Thalasso & Hotel, Gloria Palace San Agustín Thalasso & Hotel and Gloria Palace Royal Hotel & Spa. Located in three blissful locations, these hotels have a massive variety of both high-class gastronomic experiences and fun show cooking, all set in beautiful locations overlooking the sea so that you can watch the sunset as you dine.


4. Culture

If you’re more one for exploring a country’s culture when you go on holiday, don’t let Gran Canaria’s sun-seeker reputation fool you. The island has a rich, melting pot history, stemming from the mixture of cultures that have combined over the years, of which can be explored through the country’s many museums and inspiring architecture of its sleepy villages.


5. Spas

Gran Canaria is home to some of the best spas in Europe, an absolute necessity for your relaxing honeymoon destination. The Sheraton Gran Canaria Salobre Golf Resort houses one of the most luxurious and unique spas on the island complete with saunas, baths, oxygen therapy, vitality pools and Balinese beds. Located up a mountain, the Sheraton Gran Canaria Salobre Golf Resort is a haven of peace and tranquillity. 


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