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Travel: Luxury Lopesan Baobab Resort in Meloneras, Gran Canaria

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Looking for pure comfort and relaxation in a subtropical, african-style paradise? 

Look no further!

I was lucky enough to stay at the beautiful Lopesan Baobab Resort located in Meloneras in the south of Gran Canaria. 

Immediately on arrival, we were impressed by the spectacular architecture, the hotel is clearly inspired by it's neighbouring continent, Africa, with its warm orange and red colouring, plus the hotels beautiful subtropical gardens throughout. 

Everyday exploring the hotel, we felt enchanted by the landscape of where this luxury five star hotel sits - at the very entrance you have to cross over a large wooden bridge spanning an impressive water landscape below, with adorning waterfalls, which then lead you onto an exotic reception area featuring a variety of african inspired seating areas. Every time we re-entered the hotel we loved being greeted by the calming sound of trickling rain-water. 

If you close your eyes, you really could mistake yourself for being somewhere a lot more exotic and further away from home. This hotel seriously got us in the mood for our South Africa trip in July where we will be experiencing the real thing!

The resort spans a large area, boasting an impressive 8 swimming pools, complete with lazy river (my favourite spot on the lilo!) huge tropical gardens full of african wildlife, ponds, waterfalls and even sand beaches with African huts. 

There's two restaurants; Pili Pili and Akara, and two buffets; the Baobab and the Marula. The food on offer was extensive and of good-quality; what you'd expect from a five star hotel, with meal options available from all 5 continents. There's 4 bars - my favourite was the Henry Stanley Bar which specializes in exotic cocktails and is located on the interior of the waterfall. 

At the centre of the hotel, you'll find the hotel's main building - again this is a magnificent 21m high African lodge which impressively shelters bars, restaurants and a cafe. 

The bedrooms are modern, with a refined elegance, and again capture the heart of Africa, with elaborate features such as the bed's headboard - made in imitation snake skin and smooth wood panels spanning the bedroom walls. The bathroom featured a large walk-in rain fall shower, and a huge sunken bath-tub - basically a huge wet room.

While on holiday in Gran Canaria we also took the time out to visit Puerto Mogan, sat on the southwest coast, a beautifully, picturesque fishing village which I posted about here.

We were able to take advantage of a fab deal for this hotel through a package holiday with Thomson, for a stay in June with the package including 7 nights on a half board basis (breakfast and dinner) with flights and accommodation we paid between £500-600 per person, which is usually around £900-1000 per person.

Just keep your eyes out for deals - with Thomson holidays we always seem to find odd travel weeks which are almost nearly half the price of standard prices.

We have just managed to nab a similar half-price deal to Elounda in Crete next week - watch this space for more travel posts.

xo.

3 comments:

  1. It looks so beautiful there, I'm really craving a sunshine holiday right now!
    Laura x
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  2. Omgosh the pics look stunning!
    Jabeen x
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  3. This place looks gorgeous! I love to travel and this has just made the bucket list. I think ive fallen in love with the african theme and the lazy river :)!

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