Monday, 15 May 2017

Is Gran Canaria on your Summer Radar? #TravelSeries w/ Radisson Blu Mogan

I am always on the look out for new places to travel to, somewhere thats going to surprise me and give me a unique experience really setting it apart from anywhere else I have been. Recently I was lucky enough to be invited along by Radisson to the opening of their new resort hotel in Mogan (link here), Gran Canaria. We were out for a few days to be given a whirlwind tour of just a few of the experiences that Gran Canaria and Mogan itself had to offer.

I had never been to Gran Canaria before, having been to Tenerife I had my assumptions that it would be of a similar nature. I arrived, and was immediately blown away with the Radisson Blu Hotel and Gran Canaria itself. It was by far one of the biggest hotels I have ever stayed in, nestled into the scenic surroundings, it rested in almost a mountainous looking bay. Being a very new build, only being opened in December of last year (2016), the building itself and its interior was absolutely to die for.

I checked in, and was so impressive with my room. There is nothing I don't find, that is more satisfying than a gorgeous hotel room. Crisp clean colours with aesthetically pleasing glass partitions gave the rooms a gorgeous modern feel. I always feel so relaxed in hotel rooms, I don't know about any of you. I had a gorgeous and absolutely humongous bed, a beautiful his&hers bathroom, with a huge bathtub and shower. The space itself was really well thought out, a large television screen with easy viewing from the comfort of your bed or the sofa. The most incredible part however was my gorgeous deck area. I had my own little personal and rather large balcony, with two personal sun loungers overlooking the gorgeous pool and bar areas.
The facilities within the hotel meant you really didn't have to leave if you were so inclined. There was a separate 'adult' area with a large pool and a bar, within close proximity to the spa and restaurants on the floor below. Then there was a larger separate area for 'play' more suited to the younger visitors to the hotel.

I thought I knew what to expect, but I really don't think I did. The landscape was so much more gorgeous than I first imagined. We drove around day by day and visited some of the best areas on the Island to really experience what Gran Canaria had to offer us. The Island itself is very impressive, with inhabitants of around 800,000, with around 350,000 of these living in Las Palmas.

Las Palmas was gorgeous. Stunning architecture, hidden side streets and beautiful features. It really captured the intricate beauty of a Spanish town but in the heart of a gorgeous island. I love to roam where I am visiting, and through the small side streets with high shuttered windows and climbing flowers above and around - it was definitely somewhere you could get lost adventuring in, and it the most amazing way. Granted, I didn't have much time to explore, but from what I saw, I was more than impressed.

I have to say the most impressive part of my stay in Gran Canaria was visiting an unbelievable little town in the absolute heart of what felt like a set off Jurassic World, high on mountainous roads you really didn't think you would make it through, sat this peaceful little village. After a stunning boatride we took a trip into the heart of the mountains to come and have a native dining experience in a little restaurant nestled in this hidden gem. Its something to admire the beauty of somewhere you visit, but its another this to be in absolute awe.

The juxtaposition of the landscapes of Gran Canaria was, in a way, matched in the Radisson Blu Mogan. There were areas that were tranquil and relaxing, much like driving through the gorgeous mountains. Alongside areas of hustle and bustle, the entertainment rooms, restaurant and bar alongside Mogan itself. What I really took away from my visit to Gran Canaria was how truly awe inspiring places that you really don't always expect to be, actually are. If you are looking for somewhere stunning, calm yet exciting and scenically spectacular, I urge you to consider Gran Canaria - a place I know I will be venturing back to soon.

I hope you enjoyed this post, I hope it may have given you some inspiration if you're still considering where to jet off to for some needed sun and relaxation. Keep scrolling to see some more gorgeous shots from my visit. If you'd like to check out the Radisson Blu Mogan hotel click here!


H x



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