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Hit Gran Canaria for sun, sea and heavenly spa treatments

Posted On: 21 Oct 2019   |   Posted By: Marie Claire

Hit Gran Canaria for sun, sea and heavenly spa treatments

In search of a wellness boost, Tracey Nightingale travels to Gran Canaria and discovers delicious food, heavenly spas and beautiful landscapes There's more to Gran Canaria than year-round sunshine. This balmy isle in the Canary Islands, off Africa's north-west coast, is also becoming a wellness hotspot, thanks to an abundance of spas offering treatments from massages to thalassotherapy , and some of the world's purest aloe vera. And it's just a four-hour flight from the UK, which makes it the ideal destination for a long weekend of pampering and autumn sun.
Within an hour of touchdown, my sister and I have checked into the Seaside Palm Beach in Maspalomas on the south coast and are sipping chilled cava on a sunny terrace while admiring the view. Beyond the sweeping staircase and al fresco restaurant below is a large, shimmering lagoon-style pool surrounded by towering palms where guests are lounging on sunbeds under neat white parasols catching the last of the day's...

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