postcards from gran canaria: playa del cura

It’s been a week since we were at Gran Canaria, where we spent lazy days under the sun. No work, no worries, no winter. Jetting away in January is such luxury. Suddenly, winter got shorter. Skins got darker. Souls got lighter.

After seeing the other places around Gran Canaria, we were happy we made the right choice with our hotel. It’s nestled at the quiet resort of Playa del Cura, on the southwest coast of Gran Canaria, with a beach cove and a relaxed atmosphere. Our hotel, Sunprime Riviera Beach & Spa is a designer property that’s sitting right on the beach. Marketed as a child-free hotel, one’s guaranteed quiet and peace. There are a variety of sunbeds and fringed parasols around the hotel’s two pools. A few steps away and one can enjoy the revitalizing waters of the Atlantic. Our suite, located at the topmost floor and on the edge of the hotel, afforded a sweeping view of the ocean. Every afternoon as the sky turned golden to crimson, we got to admire the sun disappearing into the horizon.

Oh how I miss thee!

Welcome to Sunprime Riviera Beach & Spa!

Once you enter, you are greeted by these lovely lilies and a great smelling reception lobby!

Reaaally good mattresses, these ones. How thoughtful that our robes and towels were of differing shades of green, no mix-up!

Yes, that’s an open shower right there!  LOL.

This view greeted us every morning as we ate our breakfast on the balcony.

These fringe pool parasols were fabulous! And that’s our balcony right on the edge, where we watched the beach life unfold from down under.

The rugged terrain of Gran Canaria serves as a picturesque backdrop to the hotel pool.

Even Edward got to soak in some rays.

Weeee! Let’s get soaking wet!

Life’s a beach.

The final sunset over Playa del Cura. Oh how we will miss thee!


14 Responses to “postcards from gran canaria: playa del cura”

  1. 1 Bagaholicboy January 30, 2010 at 12:44 am

    Lovely! I adore those fringed parasols… and little Edward even got a chance to go on a holiday. Fun!

  2. 3 Eric January 30, 2010 at 1:17 am

    Beatifuls pics. Love it. I want my holidays now.

  3. 5 thelocalguide January 30, 2010 at 1:26 am

    Looks an excellent place indeed! Great photos. Nothing like avoiding winter for some days, right?

  4. 7 deluxeduck January 30, 2010 at 3:06 am

    awesome pics Mark. thanks for letting me holiday vicariously through you. i think i want that Prada tote as well, after seeing that you can actually carry it on your shoulder.

  5. 9 Kevin January 30, 2010 at 3:53 am

    You take the best travel pictures, Mark!:-P Yay!

    And those destinations you have been to is my dream destination…being able to enjoy the vast expanse of see and sky is a delight.

    And the hotel is fab. The beds seem good enough to be a trampoline.

    Hope Edward gets a good tan. Mine’s in cold storage for the time being… he sobs..and says he wants to follow u on your trip next time:-P

    Happy weekends!


    • 10 freshmess January 30, 2010 at 11:55 am

      Awww, you’re too kind Kev. Thanks!

      I choose sun, sea, and sky over the big city anytime. Nothing beats the luxury of languid days on the beach.

      Awww, at least your Edward can holiday on the LV Island in Singapore! My Edward’s jealous. :p

      Happy weekend to you, too!

  6. 11 M January 30, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Oh my.. Trying to not be jealous, but everything looks just perfect. What a lovely hotel!
    And congrat’s with a lovly tan, to boath you and E :P

  7. 13 Jurr February 1, 2010 at 7:50 am

    As per usual, some amazing photos that take the viewer through the actual journey of your vacation.

    Glad you picked an amazing spot, and enjoyed it so much.
    Jealous? To say the least. Canada is not disappointing in its nick-name; The Great White North. Snow is everywhere.

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