I went to Gran Canaria with my family August 2016, and I have to say, it is the best holiday I've ever been on. The views are spectacular from my hotel Mirador del Atlantico and Playe De Amadores has an amazing beach too - its massive! Mogan was awesome too.
Xabia area has great food and beaches. Some spectacular scenery. Too many turn off from Alicante airport at Benidorm and Calpe but worth to keep going. I stayed at Platya de L'Arenal. Nice beach and plenty of decent bars. Could not find a British or Irish pub or fish and chip shop which is always a bonus! The new church in Xabia resort area is an architectural masterpiece inside and out. Tapas bar nearby yummy.
I'm currently in Bergamo in northern Italy where the airport is still referred to by Ryanair as Milan-Bergamo. It is one of my favourite 'hub' airports and tomorrow i will fly from here to Faro in Portugal where i shall spend Easter.
If you have never been to Bergamo give it a go, it is a marvellous city with plenty of history and fine architecture, a fabulous art gallery and a tremendous food culture -- and wine!