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Sun and Fun in Gran Canaria

Not so far off the Moroccan coast are the Gran Canary Islands.. we were as close to the islands as we were ever going to get. So why not right?

This was our first time staying at an all inclusive resort.. usually we always prefer to venture out and discover.. but this time we were looking to just lay back and relax. 


Our hotel perched up on a cliff.


The view from our balcony.. 

It was nice to not have to think about what to eat of where to go.. the boys loved the pool.. the entertainment was a bit dated.. think AC/DC and Freddy Mercury. There was a shuttle that took us down to the beach.. it was quite a walk otherwise.. we walked the way down and took the shuttle back up. The disappointing part was that it was a public beach meaning we had to rent chairs.. the shocking part it was a clothing optional beach.. thankfully and surprisingly that boys did not seem to notice.. nevertheless we tried to keep our stay at the beach short.

Now a photo dump..







and then it was time to go home. 

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41 comments:

Christina said...

Wow, the holiday that keeps on giving :-) I am now wondering if there is a further surprise waiting for us readers?

How amazing to visit another destination during your big Mediterranean holiday, good idea to combine two in one. I spent a week in a all inclusive resort as a teenager - it was amazing then. I haven't tried it since but quite like the idea, handy with the little ones and relaxing as no cooking required. Glad you enjoyed your stay, despite the beach surprise. It is not uncommon on European beaches to find topless sunbathers but usually at least the bottoms are covered! x

Kathrine Eldridge said...

This place looks amazing! Love that water!

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Carrie said...

Such a gorgeous beach! I am sure the boys have been loving all of these travels, they are so lucky!

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Layla said...

Such a cute post

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jodie filogomo said...

We are always the lazy types that loves the all inclusive places. For exactly the reason you said---you don't have to worry about where to go to eat, etc.....
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Emmy said...

Whoa! This hotel looks fantastic, Hena! If I stay in a place like that, I would never want to go home!:P And my kids all love to swim so that pool would be like heaven for them:) LOLZ on the "clothing optional" part...I'm such a prude when it comes to those things I would have left. Good for you for staying:)
PS I'm so sorry to hear that you have people you knew that just recently passed away:( This has been one hell of a year when it comes to issue like this:(

Kelly said...

What a great way to finish up the vacation! I found out when I took my kids to the beach the first time that even clothed, some folks can provide an eyeful. It was our first experience seeing someone in a thong swimsuit and trust me, they shouldn't have been wearing it!

This will be a hard spring break trip to top next year.

BLovedBoston said...

These photos are unreal - I mean the water is just stunning! I would love to stay there! xo, Biana

Billie Jo said...

What a beautiful beautiful vacation spot!
Wow!

Veronica Lee said...

The beach looks amazing! Beautiful photos as always, Hena.

Miguel Gouveia said...

Thanks a lot :D

incredible place my friend :D loved it!

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Laura Jane Atelier said...

That beach looks amazing
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Kati said...

Wow, the sea looks amazing!

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Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

What an amazing place! You all look like you had a blast!

Straight A Style said...

I have always wanted to try an all inclusive place. Sounds like there were pros and cons to this one!

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awhite said...

Omg I want to go here RIGHT NOW!

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Hena Tayeb said...

No no.. no more surprises.. we went straight home after that.
They were wearing bottoms.. or at least I didn't spot any without.. I'm just glad the boys didn't notice.. not sure what kind of conversation that would be.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Sometimes it can be nice to stay at an all inclusive resort and not have to worry about anything.

Courtney Hardy said...

It looks so nice there! I love the photos you took.
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Paola Lauretano said...

This resort looks like a Paradise!
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Hena Tayeb said...

It was hard for them to come home.. some tears may have been shed.

Hena Tayeb said...

It was perfect.. we snacked all day.. my picky kids had an extensive variety to choose from. And there were no worries.

Hena Tayeb said...

it wasn't easy to leave. Tears were shed.
We were concerned.. especially about what the boys would see and how they would react.. we didn't stay for too long and thankfully the boys did not notice. Leaving too soon would have also needed an explanation.

Thank you.. I didn't know most of them personally butt when they leave the world at such a young age it really is heartbreaking.

Hena Tayeb said...

lol agreed.. I'm always afraid of H pointing and saying something true but rude.

Hena Tayeb said...

More pros then cons.. it was a pretty good experience.. kind of makes us want to try it again.

Sakuranko said...

Oh very amazing place darling
xx

Susie @ Mile High Dreamers said...

We LOVE occasionally staying at all inclusive resorts because it really takes the guess work out of vacationing. Our favorite spot has been the Moon Palace in Cancun. Amazing food and a great resort. That's definitely surprising that it was located on a public beach so you had to pay for chairs. I bet it was even more of a surprise that it was clothing optional!
Either way, it looks like your kiddos had a great time!

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Rita Gallech said...

Looks like you had a blast with your familly :D
bisous

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Laura Bambrick said...

Wow! It looks like you had such a great trip! I am jealous!

Rosanna Briguglio said...

Sounds and looks like lots of fun! Great pictures too!!
Have a lovely day :)
Rosanna x
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karen said...

no clothes? EEP! I would have walked down and rode up as well :) I bet my husband would like a vacation like that but I am a homebody so I'd be wishing for my bed in no time at all.

Hena Tayeb said...

Thanks.. we did.. and we learned a few things along the way.

Hena Tayeb said...

lol.. sometimes a vacation just makes you love your bed even more.

Sparkles and Lattes said...

That water looks sooo beautiful!!!

Stefanie said...

LOL about optionable clothing. Oh my ppl are brave. That is a kicka** pool! And what a view.
Yes, I'll have to work on getting me and the girls passports. My husband's had his for ages. He was like then we can go to Mexico and the Caribbean. Thanks for the card love and support!

Kristy Sayer-Jones @ Southern In Law said...

Oh wow! What an absolutely gorgeous place to relax!

I need a holiday and this looks perfect!

Shweta Shah said...

Wow!! what a great place to visit. i am sure you had great time with your kids. seems kids enjoyed a lot.
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Ania Zarzycka said...

Wow!! Really beautiful potos dear <3 I lover Gran Canaria :)

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

It's nice to not have to worry about anything at an all inclusive. This one looks beautiful!

» Joha said...

Great post! <3

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