Sheraton Gran Canaria Salobre Golf Resort

The Sheraton Gran Canaria Salobre Golf Resort and Spa is set further back into the countryside area of south Gran Canaria, but still in an accessible area for trips to the beach via their free shuttle service.

It might not be the place you think to have your typical holiday in Gran Canaria but that’s why I’m going to tell you why you should consider it for your next escape to the island.

Sheraton Gran Canaria Palmera Pools

Sheraton Gran Canaria Reception

My Fiancé and I arrived at the resort on a very hot day, in fact we were having a heatwave and we just wanted to get some food and then head to one of the 7 swimming pools to cool down. The whole building is very open and airy with floor to ceiling windows and air conditioning! The friendly reception staff got us checked in (with a welcoming cold drink) and on our way to our room quickly, although we were that excited we walked around most of the hotel before we found our room.

Sheraton Gran Canaria Room

One of the first things I noticed in our room, (which was exceptionally clean and cool from the AC) was the walk in rain shower with the cool window through to the bedroom! It also had a bath which I would probably use if and when we return in the Winter months. We don’t have a bath at home, so a few bath bombs and candles would be absolute bliss!

Ladies or men with long hair, you will be happy to know there are hairdryers in the rooms too. I was pleased to see it was a full size hairdryer (with a nozzle!) and not one of those travel size things stuck to the wall. There is also a double sink, so if you like to set out all of your products on the sink area your other half can still access the taps. Did I mention there is a telephone in the toilet? We didn’t use it but it really made us chuckle. From our room we had an amazing view of the golf course. It’s so lush and green and the only noise we could hear were birds chirping, it’s such a tranquil place.

Sheraton Gran Canaria Breakfast

The breakfast buffet was one of our favourite parts of our stay at Sheraton Gran Canaria. The Gofio Restaurant is open for the most important meal of the day every morning from 07:30h – 11:00h. As we walked in we were greeted by the hostess and given glasses of freshly squeezed orange juice.

Depending on your mood you can dine inside or outdoors, we chose indoors as we were closer to the food. If you like toast in the morning, you would be impressed with all types of bread on offer, not to mention the muffins, cakes, doughnuts and cookies for those with a sweet tooth.

Sheraton Gran Canaria Breakfast

I’ve never seen a breakfast buffet with such variety. There was even caviar! I chose to have green tea with my breakfast, tea lovers will be happy with the choice of Lipton teas. The coffee, I’m told was very nice and complimented the individual Spanish omelette and croissant nicely.

The breakfast has everything you needed to set yourself up for the day, whether you are going to be lazing by the pool, heading to the beach or enjoying a round of golf.

Sheraton Gran Canaria Secret Pool

With only a short stay, we tried to have a dip in each swimming pool. There is a secret pool which you won’t find on the map. I’m not going to tell you how to get to it because that’s a nice surprise for you to find on your stay, but of course I will share the view. This secret pool has a great view of the Atlantic Ocean and volcanic vistas, it’s very quiet and if you are lucky, you will be the only ones there, so it’s perfect for you and your special someone to relax.

Sheraton Gran Canaria Secret Pool

Sheraton Gran Canaria Aloe Spa

We didn’t have time to try out the hotel’s Aloe Spa, but I think you will agree it looks very inviting!

Sheraton Gran Canaria Aloe Spa

Sheraton Restaurants

I’ve already told you about our delicious breakfast, but after a busy morning round the pool La Palmera Restaurant had just what we needed. With gorgeous aqua decor and a chilled atmosphere we ordered our meals, fish and Ceasar Salad. I thought it was very trendy how the pre-lunch nibbles included salted popcorn! The Sunset Pool Bar on the 11th floor is a very hip place to enjoy a drink or some lunch too.

Hopefully on our next visit we will get to spend some time at Bar 230 and Camaleón Restaurant. We really were trying to cram as much in as possible in one day not forgetting having some time to relax!

I think the Sheraton Salobre Golf and Spa Hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway, you don’t have to play golf to stay there and I promise you won’t want to leave, I didn’t.

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Tapas Street Market Arguineguin: May 2015

Tapas Street Market is back for it’s 3rd edition in Arguineguin’s beach road. The event takes place on Friday 1st May (Bank Holiday) from 20:00h where you can enjoy delicious tapas bites from local bars and restaurants.

Wine, dine and enjoy the free live music from Nanny Jimenez and La Chica de Ayer. Stalls will be set up on the road alongside Playa de las Marañuelas for this popular food market which attracted 2,000 people on the first edition last October.

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Barber’s Street by Juanjo Segura Arguineguin

Fancy a FREE haircut in exchange for a bag of food?

Barber’s Street, set up by local barber Juanjo Segura from Barbería NU2 Peluqueros will take place on the main beach road in Arguineguin from 11:00h – 20:00h on Sunday 26th April.

Around 70 Barbers and hairdressers from Gran Canaria and Tenerife will be set up along the beach road giving a FREE haircut in exchange for 1 kilo of food (non-perishable). The donated food will be given to Mogán Town Hall to distribute to people who are out of work and struggling to provide.

There will be performances, graffiti and tapas!

Sounds like an interesting combination and all for a good cause.


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Dunkin Coffee Gran Canaria

Iced coffee and doughnut lovers rejoice, Dunkin’ Coffee Gran Canaria is now open in Vecindario!

Dunkin Coffee Gran Canaria

You may be more familiar with the name Dunkin’ Donuts, this is same company but as bakery company Panrico trademarked the term ‘donut’ in Spain, DD went with the name Dunkin’ Coffee here.

Dunkin’ Coffee Gran Canaria opened it’s doors on Thursday 14th May 2015 at C.C Atlantico in Vecindario and of course I had to sample to goods.
Although I wasn’t in the mood for a hot drink, it is worth noting that they offer soy milk as an option which is good news for those who can’t drink animal milk.

Dunkin Coffee Gran Canaria pink donut with sprinkles

I opted for the Fresa topping dunkin which had a strawberry milkshake taste to the frosting, Homer Simpson’s favourite!

Dunkin Coffee Gran Canaria Chocolate donut with sprinkles

On the next visit I had the chocolate topping dunkin. My Fiancé tried out the Crunkin which is a croissant donut hybrid and can be served hot, if so they put it in this cool 50’s theme box.

They were promoting like crazy, 9,99€ for a box of 12 donuts and also giving away vouchers with each purchase for different items.

Dunkin' Coffee Gran Canaria donut counter

With a quick glance at Dunkin’ Coffee’s website I can see they have some delicious looking donuts and coffee although I’m more of a tea person so I will definitely be trying out their iced tea. It’s not all donuts, they also have some yummy looking bagels, croissants and toasties.

Of course for research purposes I will have to pay a few visits. 😉

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Taj Palace Indian Restaurant Arguineguin

Taj Palace III opened it’s doors on the 2nd February this year, the only indian restaurant in Arguineguin.

I’ve been so looking forward to actually paying a visit and tasting the food for myself.

The original establishment Taj Palace I in Porto Novo, Puerto Rico is where I’ve enjoyed many a lovely meal so I knew what to expect.

We were greeted as soon as we arrived, I totally recommend you reserve a table by the window because of the lovely view of the palm trees and the late afternoon sunshine setting behind them. Straight away I noticed the atmosphere, calm and relaxed with really nice zen background music just the right volume to have a conversation with my dinner companion.

Starters

For starters was the obvious classic, crispy papadums and pickle tray with 3 different flavours, my favourite was the onion/cucumber. The Onion Bhaji was equally as tasty.

Main Course

As it’s been a while since I’ve eaten Indian food, I went for the mild Mixed Vegetable Curry which was absolutely delicious. I recommend mild for anyone who is new to Indian cuisine or doesn’t like their food too spicy. Next time I will try the medium for a little bit of a kick.

We ordered the Chicken Shashlik which was the star of the show and going by other diners table’s very popular. You can hear it before you order it. It’s brought over on a sizzling hot plate and I couldn’t help but take a short video of it swishing away.

As I edit this post I’m already looking forward to my next visit to Taj Palace, let me know in the comments if you visit.

Location:
Taj Palace III is in the Ancora Center, Arguineguin underneath Busters bar.
Timetable: Open everyday 3pm – 11pm
Takeaway & Home Delivery:
You can check out their menu online before you go or if you want to order some takeaway food.
Web: http://www.tajpalaceindianrestaurant.com/


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