Last updated on September 9th, 2023
I made this list of the best luxury hotels in Gran Canaria for myself before traveling to the island on a 2-week long holiday from Tenerife. Mark and I wanted not just to road trip (although we went on a few awesome road trips in Gran Canaria too), but to fully immerse ourselves in the lap of luxury at least for a few days. So we did.
Originally this list was longer with more hotels (around the entire island) but after doing more thorough research and visiting some hotels personally, I removed a few of them from my wishlist leaving only those that are really the best (in my opinion).
To come up with a final version of the article about the best hotels in Gran Canaria, I based my decision on a few factors such as other guests’ reviews and ratings, professional awards that hotels received from various travel industry organizations, quality of accommodations, and finally value or money.
And this helped me narrow down my list with the best Gran Canaria hotels only to those options that include best hotels for couples and best hotels for families. Most of these hotels are 5 star all-inclusive properties or 5 star hotels with half and full board. And there are a couple of nice 4-star resorts on or near the beach.
So let’s go through all of them!
Best Upscale Hotels in Gran Canaria
Seaside Grand Hotel
- Best to Choose if: you want to immerse in complete refined luxury & personalized service
Let me start this list of luxurious hotels in Gran Canaria with one of the best properties which is the epitome of real luxury and tranquility day or night.
While it has a central location in the heart of Maspalomas, it is somewhat of a hidden gem that invites you to experience a realm of elegance, impeccable service, and serene landscapes that redefine the art of hospitality.
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Here you’ll be able to step into a world of refined living as there are meticulously designed rooms and spacious suites adorned with private terraces and gardens. Every detail on each corner exudes a sense of opulence and comfort.
This is also the best hotel in Gran Canaria for adults where to nurture your well-being at the spa and wellness facilities, unwind with a range of rejuvenating treatments, or partake in wellness programs created for ultimate renewal.
If you don’t feel like spending extra on a spa, then embrace a state of serenity amid the tranquil surroundings. The territory of the hotel is gorgeous with meticulously landscaped gardens and inviting swimming pools.
From this hotel, you have convenient access to the iconic Maspalomas Dunes and its beach, which allows you to blend luxury with exploration.
Salobre Resort & Serenity
- Best to Choose if: you seek relaxation, tranquility & quiet stay away from touristy areas
If you’re seeking a tranquil escape where to hide from the noise and hassle of the world, look no further than the exquisite Salobre Resort & Serenity. Even though it is nestled more inland away from the beach, it promises an unparalleled experience that seamlessly blends opulence, natural beauty, and complete relaxation.
Salobre Resort boasts a range of sumptuous accommodations, from lavish rooms with views of the mountains to elegant villas complete with private pools and terraces. It offers a level of comfort that truly pampers your senses (I can confirm based on my own experience there!).
As you step onto its grounds, you’ll be greeted by not one, but two championship golf courses that were designed to provide the perfect backdrop for a leisurely game while treating you to breathtaking views of the ocean and mountains.
If golf is not your thing, come to Salobre Resort for a holistic stay with access to the Aloe Wellness Center with various spa treatments, a panoramic pool with jets, and wellness programs. If booking at least 3 nights stay directly through the hotel’s website, you’ll have 1 entry for 2 people to the Wellness Center included in the stay.
This is the best hotel in Gran Canaria for both families with kids and couples who seek a calm resort vacation or getaway. As the territory of the hotel is huge with many activities, everyone will have a place for relaxation not interfering much with other guests.
Lopesan Baobab Resort
- Best to Choose if: you’d like to stay in Gran Canaria African-themed hotel
If you want a truly unique stay and budget allows, check out this enchanting resort that invites you on a remarkable journey to the heart of Africa without leaving the shores of Gran Canaria. It is a true architectural masterpiece, where every moment is a celebration of luxury, comfort, and cultural richness.
Prepare to see the resort’s African-themed design that fuses traditional motifs with modern elegance. Thatched roofs, lush gardens, and iconic baobab trees create an atmosphere reminiscent of an African village, ensuring an experience that’s truly one-of-a-kind.
Exactly here you’ll dive into a realm of opulence with the variety of exquisite accommodations that cater to every desire. From lavish rooms to well-appointed suites, each space is thoughtfully designed to envelop guests in comfort and sophistication. Some accommodation options even offer direct access to inviting swimming pools or private terraces, making relaxation effortless.
As you explore the lush grounds of Lopesan Baobab resort, you’ll discover a network of interconnected swimming pools, tranquil lagoons where to hide from others, and cascading waterfalls that invite you to unwind amidst a tropical oasis. Dining at this hotel is a lavish treat, with an array of themed restaurants and buffet-style options that skillfully blend a fusion of international flavors.
Like other Gran Canaria luxury hotels, Lopesan Baobab also has wellness and spa facilities, where expert treatments and tranquil surroundings create a haven of relaxation. There is also a variety of activities and entertainment options, from live shows to kids’ clubs, where all of them ensure that every member of the family finds their perfect retreat.
Villa Finca Los Tanquillos
- Best to Choose if: you’d like to experience what staying on Gran Canaria luxury farm is like
Not the standard luxury hotel that you may expect. It is a luxurious country house in a very rural setting of Gran Canaria hidden between the mountains not far from the Camel Safari Park.
Even though the location is a bit away from all the touristy sites, it is less than half an hour’s drive to the heart of Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles. But staying here lets you immerse in the farm life of Gran Canaria by unplugging from the world.
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The property is small which feels very cozy and reminds of a home away from home. There are only 7 rooms that can host only 16 adults furnished in Canarian country style. There is also a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge for guests to share and a salt-water private pool outside on the terrace with the mountains in the background.
As a guest, you’ll also have access to a garden adjacent to the property where you can pick up any fresh fruits such as oranges, lemons, bananas, avocados, and mangoes at any time.
In this cozy luxury hotel of Gran Canaria, you will experience the island from a rural side, stay in comfort, and have a chance to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, picking fresh fruits from the garden, or enjoying quality time with family and friends, your experience is bound to memorable moments and a sense of tranquility.
Grand Horizon Apart-Hotel
- Best to Choose if: you’d like a luxurious apartment with kitchen near one of the most beautiful beaches in Gran Canaria
Grand Horizon is not just a hotel, it is a luxury apartment complex with 5 executive penthouses, 11 luxurious suites complete with private gardens, pools, or jacuzzis, and 17 modern, upscale condo apartments that boast spacious terraces with sweeping, endless vistas of the Atlantic Ocean. It suits perfectly different types of travelers who appreciate quiet secluded stays away from parties and noise.
All of the rooms and suites have full-size kitchens which is very convenient for people who wish to combine pre-arranged dining experience with independent cooking.
The resort itself is a masterpiece, showcasing a stunning infinity pool with views of Puerto Rico Marina and Puerto Rico beach, lush tropical gardens, welcoming reception area, convenient (free or paid) parking, and not one but two remarkable dining establishments.
And the best part – it is nestled in one of the best locations in Gran Canaria in close proximity to one of the renowned beaches, Amadores Beach. Even if you don’t have a car when staying here, everything is easily accessible within walking distance (although you need to be ready to climb up and down the hill).
NOTE: The requirement here is to book a stay for at least 3 nights.
Best Luxury Hotels in Gran Canaria for a Lower Budget
Occidental Roca Negra
- Best to Choose if: looking for a stylish place in Northern Gran Canaria on a mid-budget adults-only
Set against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean on the shores of Agaete in the northern part of Gran Canaria, Occidental Roca Negra Hotel invites visitors to unwind in style without spending too much.
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The well-appointed rooms, some featuring balconies or terraces, provide a luxurious sanctuary where guests can savor breathtaking vistas that stretch beyond the horizon.
This is a very nice hotel in Gran Canaria for couples as it is an adults-only property offering a peaceful getaway. Includes B&B and HB packages.
Come here to experience a different side of the island and indulge in tranquility with access to some nice hiking trails and water sports. There is also a spa and wellness center, where a range of treatments and therapies awaits to soothe your senses and uplift your well-being.
The hotel offers a few dining options that blend local flavors with international cuisine, providing not just sophisticated meals, but also picturesque ocean panoramas.
And attention to detail is evident in everything. From the carefully curated dining experiences to the captivating coastal backdrop that sets the stage for unforgettable sunsets, here you’ll find something special for different types of travelers, whether they are seeking a romantic getaway, a refreshing solo escape, or quality time with friends.
Santa Catalina, a Royal Hideaway
- Best to Choose if: thinking of staying in a 5-star hotel in the capital of Gran Canaria – Las Palmas
And this property is somewhat different from any other Gran Canaria hotel on my list. The reason for that is first of all the story behind the walls of this hotel and second the type of visit it offers.
Santa Catalina, a Royal Hideaway is a historic prestigious hotel with a storied history, dating back to its opening in the late 19th century. It is situated in one of the oldest neighborhoods of Las Palmas which is why over the years, it has hosted numerous dignitaries, celebrities, and notable figures, contributing to its prestigious reputation.
This hotel will suit better those who come to Las Palmas for a few days to explore the city and possibly go further to explore the northern part of Gran Canaria. During the stay, you’ll have easy access to Las Palmas Old Town and be able to relax in luxury if not feeling like leaving the hotel.
The architecture of Santa Catalina, a Royal Hideaway evokes a bygone era, an elegant symphony of classic design and contemporary comfort. Its corridors will whisper tales of yesteryears, and its interior will create an ambiance that will cradle you in luxury.
The accommodations are no less than exquisite, with a selection of rooms and suites that have opulent furnishings and modern amenities. And on the roof top there is a nice pool and bar area where it is possible to relax with a glass of champagne overlooking Las Palmas from above.
Marina Suites Gran Canaria
- Best to Choose if: wishing to stay in a budget-friendly luxury hotel in the Puerto Rico area
Here is another beautiful hotel in Gran Canaria located in Puerto Rico by the waterfront. In fact, it is situated almost in the same location where the Grand Horizon hotel is with the only difference being that Grand Horizon is higher on the hills and Marina Suites is right by the water.
That in turn can be more convenient for some people who prefer to have shops and restaurants within walking distance without going up and down the hill.
Marina Suites is a 4-star hotel but its range of spacious and well-appointed rooms is more reminiscent of a 5-star luxury hotel.
It also boasts a variety of amenities, including a swimming pool for all ages, a sunset terrace, and a poolside bar. Guests can also take advantage of the adults-only relaxation area with jacuzzies and Bali beds as well as two on-site restaurants, spa, and fitness facilities.
Marina Suites is one of the best hotels in Gran Canaria Puerto Rico and the price for the quality is very reasonable.
H10 Playa Meloneras Palace
- Best to Choose if: looking to find the cheapest 5-star luxury hotel in Gran Canaria
If you are looking to stay in a luxurious hotel in Gran Canaria but your budget is relatively low, this might be a good hotel to look at. Outside the August and Christmas seasons, they often have different deals where an all-inclusive stay costs less than a room with breakfast in many hotels of this type in the area.
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I stayed in the H10 hotel and would happily recommend it to anyone. Although one thing to know – compared to stays in other luxurious 5-star hotels on this list (particularly those in the first section about the best upscale hotels in Gran Canaria), this one has a more minimalistic approach to many things.
The H10 Playa Meloneras Palace has a more understated design aesthetic, a more narrow variety of gourmet dining options (they are more focused on essential dining experiences and have the cheapest food and alcohol items), and a limited range of services.
But I still loved them. Because the price-quality ratio is just right and you really get a nice all-inclusive stay at a lower price. There are 4 pools in total but you’ll enjoy the most the infinity pool with ocean views.
Rooms are rather simple and have a Mediterranean beach style but most of them offer a peaceful atmosphere and views of the sea, pool, or garden.
Other Beautiful Hotels in Gran Canaria
Lopesan Costa Meloneras
- Best to Choose if: you’d like to stay in a gorgeous hotel with the largest pool in the entire Canary Islands archipelago
If you are looking for a hotel with the largest pool area in Gran Canaria and a luxurious feel at the same time, Lopesan Costa Meloneras Hotel will offer you just that.
It is part of the Lopesan Hotel Group (as another Lopesan hotel mentioned above) and is recognized for its upscale amenities, numerous swimming pools, and beautiful surroundings.
The main things here are the interior and many pools with one pool being so huge like a lake.
You can spend only a few days (if not more) exploring the huge territory and enjoying all the amenities that are included in the room stay like a water sports center, the hotel’s own beach, spa sanctuary with an extensive selection of unique treatments, a nearby casino, equestrian club, and picturesque inner courtyards, providing serene spaces for relaxation.
Almost every night there are also different events available for guests and live music.
The architectural style of this luxurious hotel is something that also deserves separate attention. It is a captivating blend of colonial style adorned with neoclassical elements. Within each room, lofty ceilings and expansive windows offer panoramic views.
The only disadvantage – Lopesan Costa Meloneras is really huge with too many guests (especially in July and August and during winter breaks). In busy times it feels just too overcrowded. This is why not everyone will feel 100% comfortable there. It is a nice 5-star hotel in Gran Canaria where to have an active holiday but not really relax in a peaceful environment.
Radisson Blu Resort & Spa
- Best to Choose if: looking for the best hotel in Puerto de Mogan
The Radisson Blu Resort & Spa is another luxury hotel in Gran Canaria that offers an upscale experience. You’ll find it in the coastal town of Puerto de Mogán with easy access to the lively marina area where you can explore local shops and restaurants, and join a couple of boat tours.
Like most hotels of the Radisson Blu chain, Radisson Blu Resort & Spa has contemporary and stylish design elements with sleek furnishings and a focus on minimalism and straight, uncluttered geometric forms. The hotel’s interior design shows a sense of order, elegance, and modernity.
There is a range of amenities and services included in the stay like a wellness center and spa, three swimming pools with sun loungers and a jacuzzi, tennis courts, gym, and a garden area where to soak up the sun. By the way, there are also rooms with personal jacuzzies as well.
However, while the location of the hotel is very nice, do not expect to do a lot in the town of Puerto de Mogan.
This hotel will suit better those who either come to fully relax and spend time in a nice luxurious hotel without leaving its grounds much or for those who’ll have a car and won’t mind driving away. As most points of interest are located down the coastline.
Hotel Paradisus Gran Canaria
- Best to Choose if: seeking the top quality of food, amenities & service in Maspalomas
Here is another luxury hotel resort in Gran Canaria situated on the southern coast in front of San Agustin Beach and close to the shopping center and golf courses.
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It stands out as the premier choice among other 5-star hotels on Gran Canaria for its demonstration of commitment to environmental consciousness (which sets it as a responsible choice for travelers who prioritize eco-friendly accommodations), for its prime location, variety of activities, and for a curated entertainment program every evening.
Elegant rooms have modern amenities with balconies and terraces which ensures your stay is both stylish and functional. There are also two adult pools inside the 2 hectares of landscaped gardens, a children’s pool, and two outdoor hot tubs.
Another thing that makes this hotel special is the number of dining and beverage establishments (in total 8!). Some of the restaurants also have nice cozy areas for people who are visiting on a workcation and need some place where to work.
Catering to both families and adults, this beautiful resort in southern Gran Canaria is an excellent choice for everyone as they offer family-friendly and adult-only areas.
Riu Palace Maspalomas
- Best to Choose if: you want a nice 5-star hotel adults-only with close access to Sand Dunes Nature Preserve
Riu Palace, a luxury 5-star accommodation in Maspalomas, is an adults-only hotel that has a garden, swimming pool, and fitness center. The focus here falls on simplicity, comfort, and a convenient location to explore the surrounding area.
It is an excellent hotel where to stay in Gran Canaria for people who don’t have a car but want to make Maspalomas their base. When staying here, you’ll be within walking distance of everything.
The iconic Sand Dunes are right in the backyard of this hotel and it takes between 10-15 minutes walk to reach the center of Playa de Ingles or Maspalomas. You can wake up at dawn and go to sand dunes to see the sunrise and be for the most part alone since tourists arrive here way later in the morning.
The beach is also in very close proximity which is very convenient for guests who prefer to go for a swim at the beach, not the pool. Although Riu Palace has a nice outdoor pool, providing an opportunity for unwinding and cooling off.
This hotel is big with rooms and grounds designed with modern aesthetics and comfort in mind. Clean lines, contemporary furnishings, and tasteful decor create a welcoming and sophisticated ambiance.
Some rooms have private balconies overlooking the dunes, providing a space where to relax, enjoy fresh air, and of course, have a beautiful background for photos.
So if you are looking for a 5-star hotel in Gran Canaria for couples, Riu Palace can be a good pick for a peaceful escape or quality time together near the coast.
Bohemia Suites & Spa
- Best to Choose if: a goal is to stay in a beautiful hotel for adults only with a lower budget
If you are looking for a good hotel in Gran Canaria for adults only in Playa de Ingles, Bohemia Suites exquisite five-star resort with easy pedestrian access to the beach awaits you.
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It offers two splendid heated pools with one serenaded by soft melodies and another one having a tranquil symphony of cascading waters in the background, inviting serenity.
This resort has a variety of suite options, ranging from spacious standard suites to more extravagant and exclusive options. Suites are rather big as they feature separate living and sleeping areas, private balconies or terraces, and elegant furnishings.
All guests have access to a fitness center, complete with a sauna and invigorating ice shower and a spa sanctuary with an opulent array of rejuvenating treatments.
The hotel’s spa and wellness center by the way are a significant draw for travelers who prioritize self-care and rejuvenation. Guests who enjoy spa treatments and wellness programs will find this Gran Canaria hotel to be a suitable choice.
Okay, so this is my list of luxury hotels in Gran Canaria that are worth choosing for a vacation. Do you have any other resorts for couples and families to add?