Go with the flow
British Airways and Iberia operate regular flights to Gran Canaria, particularly from autumn to spring as the islands are popular for winter sun. Spring is the best time to see flowering plants in the botanical gardens, although there is plenty to see year-round.
The Bohemia Suites and Spa (above) occupies a stylish remodelled 1970s high(ish) rise, which overlooks the Atlantic, the low-rise pantiled roofs of Maspalomas and its dunes, a protected, mini desert nature reserve margined by the ocean. Surrounded by its own tranquil gardens, the boutique hotel, which is for adults only, draws upon 20th-century Modernism, its colourful interiors having a cross-cultural aesthetic that also picks up on Gran Canaria’s own heritage. Nightly rates start from €204 for a Deluxe Double room and from €344 for a Junior Suite, including breakfast and VAT (00 34 928 563 400; www.bohemia-grancanaria.com)