Best Family Friendly Holiday: Gran Canaria
When it comes to choosing the best family holiday destination, Gran Canaria is one you’ll definitely want to consider. Our top pick for the best family holiday 2019, this popular Canary island really does have everything you could want or need for an unforgettable family trip.
Here, you’ll discover why Gran Canaria made it to the top of our list for best family friendly holidays 2019.
A fun-packed island within easy reach
One of the great things about the island, is that it’s really easy to get to. We offer great Gran Canaria holidays direct from Ireland. You can take the family direct from Dublin to Gran Canaria in as little as 4 hours. As any parent knows, travelling with the kids can be extremely stressful; especially if you need to transfer flights! So, the fact you can get a direct flight there and back is a definite bonus.
Tourists have been flocking to Gran Canaria since the 19th century and with its long list of fun-packed activities, it’s unlikely it’s going to lose its popularity anytime soon.
Stunning beaches which stretch for miles
One of the main things that attracts families to Gran Canaria, is its awesome collection of beaches. Its coastline runs for more than 100 miles, giving you plenty of opportunity to enjoy a family beach holiday. Its sheer length also means you should have no problem finding a quiet spot, even during peak tourist season.
No matter what type of beach holiday you’re hoping to enjoy, Gran Canaria has something to suit you. For quieter, more peaceful beach holidays, head to Bahia Feliz or Playa de Amadores. Or, for a more active beach getaway, head to Playa del Ingles or Maspalomas where you’ll find a livelier atmosphere and plenty of water sports and activities to keep the whole family entertained.
Lots of family-friendly entertainment guaranteed
It’s not just the beaches which make Gran Canaria one of the best family friendly holidays. The island has so much to offer in terms of entertainment.
Treat the kids to a day at the zoo at the stunning Palmitos Park. This subtropical park is set within a picturesque location, nestled in the Barranco de Palmitos mountains. It’s actually the largest zoo within the entire Canary Islands, home to plenty of fascinating wildlife such as meerkats, toucans, butterflies, reptiles and primates. The zoo hosts four shows each day and there’s also a cactus garden onsite which you can enjoy exploring.
If you’re looking to enjoy a more active day out, the Angry Birds themed park in Puerto Rico is definitely an attraction you won’t want to miss. You and the kids will be able to partake in many great Angry Birds themed activities such as mini golf, pedal cars, zip lines and a laser maze. There’s even an incredible 10D cinema! It’s not the cheapest attraction in Gran Canaria, but it’s certainly worth the cost.
Another adrenaline-packed attraction you might want to check out is Aqualand. If you’re travelling during summer, you’ll especially find this a welcome activity as it cools you down. The open-air waterpark has over 30 rides and a great wave pool for maximum fun and enjoyment. If you have younger children, they can play safely in the Polynesia area of the park, benefiting from calm shallow waters. To enhance your experience at the park, you can even choose to swim with sea lions in the sea lion enclosure.
These are just a very small selection of the great family-friendly activities you can partake in during your stay.
Great family-friendly accommodation
At TUI, we have a great selection of Gran Canaria accommodation. Just three of our top family-friendly picks include:
Revoli Playa Apartments – If you’re heading to the Puerto Rico area, the Revoli Playa Apartments are highly recommended. There’s a huge pool onsite, along with a fun-packed TUI Family Life Kids Club. You’ll also just be a 5-minute walk from the sandy beach, and a short walk from the main shops, bars and restaurants of Puerto Rico. If you’re looking for a convenient, affordable and fun-packed place to stay, this is definitely one of the best hotels in the region.
Cay Beach Princess Bungalows – Enjoy a home from home experience at the Cay Beach Princess Bungalows complex. Situated in the lively Maspalomas area of Gran Canaria, it has one of the largest pools on the island. There’s also a free bus which takes you directly to the beach. The complex itself boasts a peaceful ambiance, making it a great choice for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle, while still remaining close enough to local amenities and entertainment.
TUI Family Life Playa Feliz – If you’re looking to stay in the Bahia Feliz area, our TUI Family Life Playa Feliz is perfect. Benefiting from a peaceful location on the seafront, you’ll get to stay in great family-sized apartments. The buffet style restaurant has a kid’s corner, and all guests are welcome to use the facilities at the neighbouring Hotel Orquidea. There you can treat the family to great nightly shows and there’s a kid’s splash pool available too.
Check out our great range of Gran Canaria holidays today.