Falcon/Thomson FAM - Bahia Feliz Resort - Small and Perfectly Formed
8th August 2017 - 4:15pm
Across the road from the Bahia Feliz Orquidea Hotel lies the Bahia Feliz Centre, a very pretty shopping centre built in a traditional Spanish style with a large open air square in the centre and winding pedestrian streets full of the usual souvenir shops scattered around but also a handful of boutique and craft shops. The whole centre has ramps so buggies and wheelchairs are easy to manoeuvre. There are two supermarkets (stocked with baby supplies - food, nappies, etc.), pharmacies and beauty shops which apparently are very good value for big name cosmetics/skincare products - a good 20% cheaper than home. There are also ATMs etc.
At night the main square lights up like a little village, with restaurants and bars dotted around it. There are traditional Spanish/Canarian cuisine, Chinese, Italian and Steakhouse restaurants. The centre is an open space, the perfect spot for kids from all countries to congregate and make new friends while parents can keep a watchful eye.
At the far side of the shopping centre, there is a bus stop bringing you north to the capital, Las Palmas (lots of shopping, best urban beach in Europe, great museums in the old town) with a journey time of just 45 minutes. The bus stop south can bring you to Playa del Ingles in 15 minutes and Maspalomas (famous for the stunning dunes) in 25 minutes. If you have hired a car, the roads in Gran Canaria are second to none and there is ample parking outside the hotel.
Bordering the resort is a small beach. Cleverly, man-made sandy areas have been created with sun loungers and umbrellas on offer, which can be rented for €3 each (not part of the resort). You can go windsurfing or play beach volleyball. There is also a seafront pathway and promenade that stretches the length of the resort and beyond.
Follow us on Facebook
Poll See all Polls
No poll available. Check back soon.
Get the TravelBiz Diary
The essential guide to the Irish Travel