Take a look at the best all-inclusive resorts in Maspalomas.
The Seaside Palm Beach is an upsacle property with well-tended, palm-tree-lined gardens that's a three-minute walk from Maspalomas Beach. The 328 bright, retro-style rooms are elegant and come with free Wi-Fi -- the priciest rooms have coffeemakers, but all lack safes, and some bathrooms are rather small. The exceptional buffet breakfast is included in room rates and three restaurants (with dress codes) serve delicious local and international meals, including barbecues and buffets (all-inclusive is available). Extensive facilities feature numerous pools, tennis courts, gym, and spa, plus perks like free parking and discounts at nearby golf courses. This is one of the area’s priciest stays -- the more secluded Sheraton Gran Canaria Salobre Golf Resort has considerably lower rates and a free shuttle to the beach.
Bright and breezy, minimalist and mod, the Riu ClubHotelGran Canaria is an all-inclusive seafront property in Meloneras. The 639 contemporary rooms have stylish decor, balconies or terraces, and plenty of modern comforts. A quartet of restaurants and three bars include Las Dunas, which has live cooking stations. With five swimming pools and a spa, there are plenty of chances to relax, while a gym and kid-friendly features like a game room and playground keep everyone active. There is no swimmable beach on site, but several can be reached in five to 15 minutes on foot. The H10 Playa Meloneras Palace will have lower rates, but it lacks the Riu ClubHotel's style.
The 332-room Riu Palace Oasis is an aging, mid-range, beachfront all-inclusive resort catering to older couples and families. No-frills rooms are clean and have nice amenities such as flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, free Wi-Fi, and air-conditioning -- but decor is dated and bland. The hotel has beautiful grounds, several dining options, kid-friendly amenities (including an outdoor playground and a kids' club), a pool, and a fitness center complete with a wellness area. However, the best thing about this property is arguably its location directly on Maspalomas Beach, a gorgeous sandy stretch with dunes. The atmosphere here is quiet and relaxing, so those looking to party may want to look elsewhere.
Dunas Maspalomas is a humble budget resort a five-minute drive to Maspalomas' lighthouse and famous dunes. The 207 air-conditioned apartments have between one and three bedrooms, plus free Wi-Fi, kitchenettes, and furnished patios. The atmosphere around the main pool is lively, but there are three other pools (including two for kids) where guests can find some quiet areas with no activities. The restaurant generally gets good reviews, especially its themed nights, and the pool bar serves fast food and drinks throughout the day. With a kids’ club, free shuttle service to the beach, and sports facilities, the property is particularly appealing to families and couples. Those looking to stay closer to the beach may want to compare rates with H10 Playa Meloneras Palace, which offers standard hotel rooms without kitchens.
The Jardin Dorado is a mid-range hotel in a quiet area near a golf course and a 10-minute drive from the beach. It has lovely manicured grounds and features a large pool. The restaurant and poolside snack bar offer outdoor seating, and while breakfast is varied and included in all rates, lunch and dinner tend to be repetitive. The hotel’s 114 rooms are housed in stand-alone buildings with furnished patios and living areas. Unfortunately, Wi-Fi and safes come at an extra charge, and some bathrooms could use a refresh. Free shuttles run to two beaches and the hotel has a playground and game area for kids. Travelers looking to stay closer to the beach can consider the Ifa Faro Hotel, although rates are higher and it's not kid friendly.
Set on the edge of Maspalomas, the budget Turbo Club is an apartment-style resort with an all-inclusive package. The 120 apartments are contemporary and have flat-screen TVs and small kitchenettes with stovetops. Outside, the resort has a large and attractive swimming pool in a terrace surrounded by mature palm trees, as well as a mini-golf course and a tennis court, and the animation team puts on family-oriented entertainment all day. The area around the resort is rather isolated, though there is a shuttle bus that drives the 10 minutes to the beach and back. Still, those wanting to be within walking distance of the ocean might want to check out the Santa Monica Suites.
Bungalows Vista Oasis is a busy, 130-apartment budget property with cheerful bungalow-style units. It's tucked away on a residential Maspalomas hilltop, keeping things quiet, but a car is required to reach attractions. The large, clean pool has a separate children's section, and the buffet restaurant serves decently varied meals and all-inclusive packages are available. All apartments have kitchenettes, flat-screen TVs, and large furnished balconies, but no air-conditioning. Although this spot is a decent value, fees for basic amenities such as in-room Wi-Fi and television may be off-putting for some. Live evening entertainment and daytime recreational activities are provided, and there's a small poolside recreation area for additional fun. For a similar property closer to the action, try Servatur Barbados Apartments, but note that the rooms are even more dated.
Koala Garden Suites is a budget property located in a hotel-filled area a short drive from Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles beaches. It features 229 no-frills studios and apartments, all with kitchenettes, outdoor areas, and sofa beds. But while rates are competitive, there are extra fees for Wi-Fi and safes, and complaints of bugs, maintenance issues, and lack of cleanliness are common. Its sprawling grounds offer plenty of pools for all ages, and there is a kids’ club, free shuttle service to the beach, and a small grocery shop with a few basics. Food, however, gets mediocre reviews, and while the property is family friendly, it can be noisy. As an alternative, neighboring Club Vista Serena has similar features, though rates are slightly lower.