Maspalomas Memories

Written by Jaillan Yehia. Posted in Canary Islands, Europe, Gran Canaria, Worldwide Vacation


I’m not sure how or why Lipton got the gig as the official tea provider to hotels worldwide, but for a serious tea drinker like me, seeing the Yellow Label come out on holiday is always bad news.

So on a beach break to Gran Canaria where R & R was my only goal, it was bliss to be in a resort where the small touches like proper tea along with other home comforts had been anticipated – because when you’re doing very little, a moment’s discomfort or hassle of any kind can put a serious kink in your perfect day…

My Five Favourite Places In Lanzarote

Written by Jaillan Yehia. Posted in Africa, Canary Islands, Continents, Europe, Lanzarote


Lanzarote’s Playa Blanca

Let’s be honest, most of us Brits think of Lanzarote – and the Canary Islands as a whole – as a fly and flop destination, full of sun loungers and cheap beer and not much else.

But the stark volcanic landscape of Lanzarote is peppered with jaw-dropping viewpoints, black beaches perfect for surfing and alien-looking national parkland plus Bond-esque lairs designed by local architect and artist Cesar Manrique.

Find out why there’s more to the island than meets the eye with this list of my favourite places in Lanzarote

The Best Place to Shop in Gran Canaria – the Fedac Market

Written by Jaillan Yehia. Posted in Canary Islands, Continents, Europe, Gran Canaria, Opinion, Shopping, Spain, Worldwide Vacation

Fedac Market Maspalomas Gran Canaria

Shopping at the Fedac Market at Maspalomas

No-one goes to the Canary islands just to shop but come evening a consumer fanatic such as myself has only one thing on her mind. Hot country equals shopping opportunities after 9pm. It’s the only thing guaranteed to get me away from the buffet…

The Perfect Place To Stay in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria – The Palm Beach

Written by Jaillan Yehia. Posted in Canary Islands, Continents, Europe, Gran Canaria, Perfect Places To Stay

Seaside Palm Beach Hotel Maspalomas Gran Canaria

Looking for a 5 star resort hotel with real design flair to set it apart from the droves of other properties lined up along the same stretch of beach? The Seaside Palm Beach Hotel at Gran Canaria’s Maspalomas has all the facilities you’d expect from an upmarket resort property, with a dash of South Beach cool thrown in.

So if you’re after the best place to stay in Maspalomas and want a stylish hotel with the atmosphere of a fully-functioning holiday resort on the Canaries’ own ‘miniature continent’, then you’ve come to the right place.

Top 10 Ways To Experience The Real Gran Canaria

Written by Jaillan Yehia. Posted in Canary Islands, Continents, Europe, Spain

Gran Canaria may be known for its brash resorts, but there’s more to the island than beaches and bars

London journalist Matthew Hirtes swapped the bright lights of London for the equally bright lights of Gran Canaria’s capital eight years ago – and is settled into Las Palmas life with his wife and sons. He knows all about going local in Gran Canaria – and here he shares his top 10 tips for getting away from the Canaries’ (in)famous resorts and enjoying a taste of the real Gran Canaria.