Bohemian Suites Gran Canaria
Bright, bold and daring, Bohemia Suites & Spa, Gran Canaria, evokes 21st-century free spirit. This is one of the island’s best hotels – recently revamped with brilliant effect – moments from the stunning, seemingly endless dunes of Maspalomas beach. A poster boy for contemporary, funky modernism, the adults-only Bohemia Suites’ use of technicolour and up-to-the-minute design emits a fashionable and laid-back vibe. Locals come here to meet friends while guests retreat to the calm of their thoughtfully decorated guest rooms packed with contemporary furniture and state-of-the-art gadgets (wireless keyboards, Apple Macs, mood lighting).
Days at Bohemia are spent lounging by the pool with the heavenly scent of lush bougainvillea and frangipani in the air, which is also the location of Sapphire Pool Bar serving snacks and cocktails. Or you may prefer to take the three-minute walk to the powder-white sand beach. However, there’s always Bohemia’s Siam Spa for some Eastern-style pampering with an extensive list of Thai and Balinese treatments. In the evening head on up in Bohemia’s brightly coloured lift to the fine-dining rooftop 360o restaurant, aptly named for its all-encompassing view of the Dunes of Maspalomas (the biggest dunes in Europe) and azure-blue Atlantic Ocean. This is also where Atelier Lounge & Cocktails is found with more of those eye-popping vistas.
Head to the spot that’s always hot. Where you’re guaranteed the rain is staying firmly on the plane: Gran Canaria, the sunny destination for the adults-only Bohemia Suites & Spa, a fashionably free-spirited class act, raising the hospitality bar for coastal hotels.
This is the island’s first design boutique hotel close to the brilliantly blue Bahia del Ingles (just a two/three-minute walk away) and spectacular Maspalomas Dunes. Light and bright guest rooms dazzle with shades of lilac, yellow and orange, and its Atelier Lounge & Cocktails rooftop bar and fine-dining 360o Restaurant provides the finest views.
In stark contrast, the Asian-themed Siam Spa is a softly-lit den covered in sultry dark wood. Sweet scents of frangipani, orchid and lavender waft through its outdoor yoga space, foot spa and interior and exterior treatment rooms where every element has been designed to rebalance, nurture and energise.
Home to the finest Asian massages in the vicinity performed by Thai therapists, a range of Oriental treatments also appear on the menu, and an authentic hammam aims to iron out any left-over tension. By the time you reach the relaxation zone you’ll be feeling like new, with the adjacent Wellness Area’s plunge pool as the only distraction from your sense of total well-being.