The Gran Canaria Photo Diary

Gran Canaria Photo Diary

Sun, Sea and Sand

That was all Georiga and I wanted when browsing numerous holiday websites back on a grey day in April. We were knee deep in university work, I was typing out of the last of my ten thousand words for my dissertation whilst trying to plan two more essays, write a weekly academic blog and it just hit me. I needed a break. A break that featured a healthy dose of sun, sea and sand.

Two months later, sitting around the pool, looking over the blue sea below our hotel, the sun on my back, I fell a little in love with Gran Canaria and all that university work seems like a distant dream I do not quite remember. It was a gorgeous 30 degrees all week, there was no stress and it was the first time in four years I could truly switch off, truly enjoy the moment when it truly sunk in that university work was finished, that I was finished.

We are staying in the Hotel Riosol, a beautiful, hilltop apartment based hotel in Puerto Rico, southern Gran Canaria. We picked the hotel purely for its incredible views over the resort, the kind of views where you cannot make out where the sea ends and the sky starts, they were truly stunning and I would recommend the hotel purely for those panoramic views alone. It is a quiet resort, there is not much here, but the traditional tacky bars, restaurants and mini-golf golf down the road are busy enough with that ‘we are on holiday mode’ atmosphere that means you do not feel too lonely.

It was a week of pure bliss, no stress with the only decisions that needed to be made was what bikini to wear today? What food am I going to reach for at the buffet? And what photo do I put on Instagram? Here is the Gran Canaria Photo Diary.

Gran Canaria Photo Diary
Gran Canaria Photo Diary
Gran Canaria Photo Diary

Gran Canaria Photo Diary

Gran Canaria Photo Diary
Gran Canaria Photo Diary

Gran Canaria Photo Diary

Gran Canaria Photo Diary
Gran Canaria Photo Diary

Gran Canaria Photo Diary

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  • Gran Caneria looks stunning and you got exactly what you wanted. I am yearning for some proper sunshine but I had my holidays pretty early in the year so I can’t complain x

    • Sunshine is just never the same in England, is it? Gran Canaria was beautiful! Thank you for reading xx

  • Gareth Torrance

    I went to Gran Caneria when I was a kid, but I really don’t remember it! However, your photos really make me want to go back again!

    • It’s such a beautiful place! Perfect for a little escape! Thank you for visiting!

  • You look so lovely! I’ve never been to Gran Canaria. It’s somewhere I need to add to this list though. Tx

    • Thank you Ting! It’s definitely a very beautiful place! xx

  • Lovely photos. I don’t think I’ve ever been to Gran Canaria, but I think a family member goes every year because they love it so much x


    • Thank you! Awh that is lovely, it is definitely worth a visit, it is so beautiful! xx

  • Mellissa Williams

    Looks like a lovely place and it looks like you had a fab time. I am often travelling with my husband so have a few trips already lined up for this summer

    • It was such a beautiful place! So perfect for a little escape away! Oooh sounds lovely, I hope you have a wonderful time! xx

  • It sounds like you had a really relaxing break in the sun – perfect!

    • It was so lovely – such a beautiful place! xx

  • Your photos always look so gorgeous! Please teach me your ways! I am actually going to the UK and Europe for my summer holidays in December. I am the opposite – I just want the cold haha!

    • Oh thank you so much Kirsty! Oooh I need to visit more places on my own doorstep and explore more! Haha, since I have been back I am so done with the the muggy weather and am just looking forward to Autumn haha! xx

  • Gorgeous photos and your outfits are all so up my street, I particularly love that white lacy skirt!


  • Healthy & Psyched

    I am absolutely in love with how you have edited your photos and your poses. Do you have any blog posts about editing photos? Thanks 🙂

    • Oh, thank you SO much. This comment has made my day, I haven’t got a post no but I can certainly do one! xx

  • Beautiful photos! 🙂 xx

    Melanie / Lilies Beauty

  • Cassandra Mayers

    Looks amazing!!! And that you had a great time. I need some sunshine 😀

  • Rachel In Real Life

    Beautiful photos! We went to Portugal last year but won’t be having a foreign holiday this year sadly.

  • Such beautiful photos, looks like you had fun x