|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£271|
|Family holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£235|
|Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£350|
|Luxury holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£390|
|Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£125|
With a 6km long Blue Flag beach, sparkling blue waters, year-round sunshine, smart shopping centres, and even a mini Arabian desert, Maspalomas -- on the island of Gran Canaria -- is blessed with everything a couple or family might need to enjoy a truly great break away. Although it is only a couple of kilometres away from Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas is a world away from the thumping basslines and neon-bathed hedonism of its better known neighbour to the east. While there are of course plenty of bars, restaurants and clubs in and around Maspalomas, they are geared up to accommodate families and couples rather than large groups of twenty-somethings, so the atmosphere around the resort is very convivial.
Needless to say, the fact that Gran Canaria is bathed in sunshine all throughout the year and is cheap and easy to get to from the UK are two other reasons why holidays to Maspalomas remain so popular. And once you factor in the brief airport transfer times (journeys to/from Las Palmas Airport take around half an hour) it is clear to see why so many families and couples look to Maspalomas first when they're looking to book a weekend break.
Maspalomas' natural beauty makes it the ideal place to relax. Along with snorkelling in the crystal blue waters and lounging around on the pristine beach, exploring the area's famous sand dunes is also a great way to spend a morning or afternoon. You can even opt to ride over the dunes on a camel, if you want to indulge your Lawrence of Arabia fantasies to the full. And when it's time to play, the nearby Aqualand waterpark and Holiday World Fun Park are more than capable of keeping kids – and adults – of all ages thoroughly entertained!