Gran Canaria is the hottest part of the canary islands in Spain, and the closest to Africa, with heat matching that of the more tropical part of the globe.
My mother and her partner stayed here and recently, and after only two nights, could not stop talking about it. Simply decorated it's a functional apartment, but it is also pristine, and cleanliness is next to Godliness.
The staff were lovely and the representative from Thompson (travel agent), was more than helpful and provided directions, a map and further details about nearby water sports in the area.
Considering the popularity of the area the apartment was quiet, relaxed and calm during the evenings.