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Gran Canaria Holidays

Beautiful nature, stunning beaches and sun-soaked streets. Gran Canaria has everything and more that you need for an unforgettable beach holiday.

Magical sand dunes, wild party resorts and gloriously golden sunshine all year round – this is Gran Canaria, and we’re only just getting started. Kick back for a week-long siesta upon one of the island's dazzling beaches, discover pretty narrow streets of harmonious harbourside villages and tuck into ever-so-flavoursome Canarian cuisine, there’s a whole world of wonder to explore upon these sun-soaked shores. So whether you want a cheerful cheap holiday right by the bay or a secluded, romantic adults-only getaway, with Gran Canaria holidays we're sure you'll find the perfect place to stay!

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Best beaches in Gran Canaria

Life is a breeze for beach lovers on this incredible island, with over 60km of shiny gold sands to dip your toes into. The gorgeous Gran Canaria graces its welcomed visitors with both busy buzzing beaches, and heavenly secret coves with magnificent views, you just need to know where to look! Top of the list for many is the island's longest beach, Las Canteras. Take a leisurely stroll along over two kilometres of super-clean sands and fish-filled waters, you’ll discover many local bars, shops and restaurants dotted along the fine fringes of the Las Palmas capital.

Best hotels in Gran Canaria

Say hello to sunshine and make the most of every moment, with our fantastic selection of Gran Canaria hotels, your perfect package is ready and waiting. From the marvellous Maspalomas with its sun-soaked sand dunes to the lively late-night vibes of Playa del Ingles, there are endless hotels to choose from, offering something special for every holidaymaker. Jetting off on a gran-can adventure for your next family getaway? We’d recommend visiting the Occidental Margaritas, with a jam-packed entertainment programme, two children’s pools and more activities than you can imagine – it’s no surprise this fantastic family-friendly pick always comes out tops. Popular with partygoers, the Neptuno - Adults Only hotel is the perfect pick for those seeking a lively place to rest, with the bright neon lights of the Playa del Ingles party scene a mere 100m away. Dance lovers flock here throughout the whole of the yar to make the most of the thriving party action! Planning a romantic retreat with your loved one? Well, with lavish lagoon pools, stunning open-air terraces and a luxurious spa, the Lopesan Villa del Conde Resort and Thalasso is sure to tick all your boxes.

All Inclusive holidays to Gran Canaria

Gorgeous golden beaches, refreshing sea breezes and sizzling sunny temperatures, what more could you wish for? Well, our All Inclusive holidays holidays to Gran Canaria, are here to take your beach break to the next level. With all your meals and drinks taken care of, you can forget your worries... and your wallet! Enjoy bountiful breakfast buffets, cool off with unlimited drinks at the pool bar and treat the kids to as many ice creams as they can manage, holidaying all-inclusive certainly has its perks. Take the stress out of mealtimes and save some pennies in the process – it’s a win-win in our eyes.

2024 holidays to Gran Canaria

Get a date in the diary and set your sights on brighter days by booking your 2024 holiday to Gran Canaria. Booking in advance is a great way to guarantee you get the best deal on your getaway and with On the Beach, you can book with confidence knowing all our flight-inclusive package holidays are ATOL protected. Secure your low deposit holiday today and spread the cost with our flexible payment options, making it as easy as possible for you to get to the sunshine. The radiant golden rays of Gran Canaria are just a few clicks away. It's time to get your holiday countdown on the go, because now more than ever, we’re all in need of a well-deserved break.

Family holidays to Gran Canaria

Jet off on a fun-filled adventure to remember, family holidays in Gran Canaria are sure to tick the boxes for all ages. Discover the dramatic dunes and secret beaches of Maspalomas, dive headfirst into the hotel pool or set sail for a dolphin-spotting boat tour. Whether you’re seeking exciting action or laid-back relaxing, this incredible island certainly won’t disappoint. Find a hotel that suits the whole gang, with our top-rated family favourites offering both thrilling waterslides and laid-back poolside vibes – everybody’s happy!

Luxury holidays in Gran Canaria

If living the high life is on the agenda for your next getaway, then Gran Canaria has got a treat for you. The Meloneras resort is this island's answer to all things luxury, and with stylish 5-star hotels dotted along the resort's well taken care of, palm tree-studded streets – it’s hardly a surprise. Dine al-fresco under the moonlight at elegant eateries along the waters, shop till you drop in nearby designer boutiques or give it your best shot at the local 18-hole golf course, with spectacular views and modern clubhouses – this trendy part of town has it all. Take your pick from endless extravagant hotels, with first-class spa facilities, lavish pools and world-class wining and dining, luxury holidays have never sounded so good.

If you couldnt tell, we really do love it here and we're sure you will too. In fact we're so confident, we wrote a whole blog about the 10 ways you'll lose your heart to Gran Canaria.

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Weather in Gran Canaria

























This little beauty is as reliable as your favourite chippy – dishing out a toasty 22-30°C for the whole year. Think of it as an endless summer bash, just you, the golden sun, and the sparkling sea. Plus, maybe a cocktail or two. Not too shabby, eh?

But hold on, the weather in Gran Canaria isn't all swimwear and sunnies. Come winter (December to February) the degrees take a teeny bit of a dip, hovering around the early to mid 20s. There might be a spot of rain too - a top excuse to get cosy with some tasty Canarian cuisine.

Summer though, that’s when Gran Canaria turns the heat up (May to October). We're talking dazzling skies, sun-baked sands, and sea as warm as bathwater. Now, that's what we call a beach party!

Spring and autumn are no slouches either. With a comfy 15-25°C, they're just right for trekking through the island's majestic mountains and vibrant villages.

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How long does it take to fly to Gran Canaria?

It takes about four and a half hours to fly to Gran Canaria from the UK.

What’s the time difference between the UK and Gran Canaria?

There is no time difference between Gran Canaria and the UK.

What currency do they use in Gran Canaria?

The official currency of Gran Canaria is the Euro.

What language do they speak in Gran Canaria?

The official language spoken in Gran Canaria is Spanish.