Big on families with its budget accommodation and wide selection of board types, Vista Oasis is a great choice for laid-back holidays in the Gran Canaria sun. In terms of location, find this complex perched atop of the hillside gazing on Maspalomas with vistas stretching as far as the resort’s sprawling sand dunes.
At the heart of the complex sits a curved pool area featuring a separate kid’s section. As for accommodation, expect spacious studios dotted across a scattering of low-rise buildings. On the dining front, you’ve got a buffet style restaurant alongside a café bar.
Guaranteeing a cosy stay, the hotel’s spacious accommodation is well-equipped with kitchenettes featuring a hob, fridge and dining table when Self Catering guests fancy whipping up a bite to eat from the comfort of their room as well as a living area ideal for socialising with your nearest and dearest.
You’ll also benefit from satellite TV, a safety deposit box and balcony or terrace where you can make the most of the sun-kissed climate. Décor-wise, whitewashed walls and floors are brought to life with wall art and tropical interiors, while the sliding patio doors let in plenty of natural light.
A sprawling buffet
There’s a buffet onsite taking care of your daily cravings from breakfast to lunch and dinner. Hit the cold meat station early morning or make a beeline for sizzling favourites from fried eggs to streaky bacon and mini sausages.
Fussy eaters will find chips alongside salad at lunch, while dinner is made up of fish, meat and vegetarian options with sides such as seasoned potatoes alongside bread rolls to whet your appetite. For colourful cocktails and soft drinks, the poolside café bar has a long list of refreshments keeping you hydrated, not to mention it’s another lunch option with its selection of snacks.
The wide sun terrace surrounding the large outdoor pool is the place to head when the sun is shining, stay cool and dangle your feet in the water from the edge or practise your best breaststroke technique with a few lengths. With towering palms making up the backdrop and loungers scattered in its grassy borders, it’s an idyllic sunbathing spot too.
After a lazy morning, you can always pick up the pace during the afternoon with a game of table tennis or snooker. As for small guests, there’s a play area which is sectioned off by a multi-coloured fence. Here, you’ll find two spring rockers.
A famous beach nearby
One of the main draws of this hotel’s location is its close proximity to the Maspalomas Beach, and with a free shuttle bus willing to transport you to its golden sands, getting there couldn’t be easier. Not only is it filled with a wide selection of watersports for those seeking some excitement, but it’s also home to the Dunas de Maspalomas, whose desert-like landscape is one of the island’s most unique features.
Playa del Ingles is also worth a visit, especially for those looking to sample Gran Canaria’s party and restaurant scene with plenty of fun to be had along Paseo Marítimo, its two-kilometre-long promenade.