Gran Canaria has long been the forgotten Canary Island, sitting in the shadow of its incredibly popular neighbours Tenerife and Lanzarote. But this makes the island – the second most populous of the Canaries – an undiscovered gem. Located just west off the coast of Africa and only a four-hour flight from London – plus no time difference to deal with – it is home to Europe’s best beaches, small local vineyards – and a spa resort to rival Thailand.
HELLO! Online visited the island to discover just why Gran Canaria is the ideal winter destination.