Normally we leave the Swedish “winter” (we live in the south where there’s rarely snow, just rain and darkness mostly) for a week or two for a sunnier and warmer place. One of our favourites is Gran Canaria, Spain.
Sometimes we do charters and stay in a hotel, it’s nice to have everything served. But usually we prefer to book accommodation and flight separately.
The advantage is that we can spend our holidays at our own pace – having a car, doing grocery shopping, cooking, having breakfast on the veranda. We like to feel “at home”, only at a different location. We do quite a lot of research to find the nicest place for the best value.
This time we rented a house in Meloneras for 10 days. The place was very peaceful and we had a stunning ocean view from the balcony.
The place – Bahía Meloneras – which used to be a holiday resort with 3-floors chain houses, swimming pool, bar and restaurant is now owned by privates and companies. The guests are mostly Spanish who come for the weekends, so we had the beautiful pool area to our selves most of the time!
Fun story 🙂
The first time we came to Gran Canaria with the kids, they were about 2.5 years old and we had already made several attempts to get rid of the pacifiers, but with no luck. So we came up with the idea to tell them that pacifiers were not allowed in Gran Canaria! (How mean are we?)
The first night one of them woke up and we had to sneak the pacifier back in, but to carefully hide it again before they woke up the next day. But that was it! End of story.