Riu Palace Meloneras Hotel

This luxurious hotel takes full advantage of its spectacular seafront setting with glazed walls, balconies, terraces and infinity pools all looking out towards the horizon. The super-modern décor features clean lines and cooling colours, and the landscaped gardens and broad footpaths through them are pristine. The wide-angle views of the sea can be admired from all corners of Riu Palace Meloneras Hotel, including the five large pools, three restaurants, al fresco dining terraces and sunbeds. The spa, whirlpool and gym are free to use, and children have their own splash pool. Your evening entertainment includes live shows and music or you can relax in the piano bar with a glass of Cava.

Overview of Meloneras, Gran Canaria

Despite being in Gran Canaria’s tourist hub, the resort of Meloneras occupies a quiet, stylish corner of Maspalomas and this gorgeous stretch of southern coastline. Holidays to Gran Canaria are associated with many wonderful experiences, and a stay at Riu Palace Meloneras Hotel encapsulates most of them. Welcome to picture-perfect sunsets, beach-front restaurants, palm trees, infinity pools and beautiful scenery all within easy reach of the airport. The lively resort of Playa del Ingles is only six kilometres away and the amazing sand dunes at Maspalomas are just a 15-minute walk.

Things to do in Meloneras, Gran Canaria

Riu Palace Meloneras Hotel is wonderfully convenient for walking to the beach and resort. It’s only 800 metres to Maspalomas Beach where you’ll find water sports including diving and snorkelling. If you follow the promenade, you’ll pass beachfront shops, bars and restaurants before reaching the famous Maspalomas Dunes. Meloneras is a calm, laid-back resort but you have plenty of options for taking your holiday up a gear. For day trips, head about 20 minutes inland to Palmitos Park and Botanical Gardens for a taste of Gran Canaria’s unique wildlife or take the kids on water slides and white-knuckle rides at Aqualand Water Park, six kilometres away.

Resort Summary

Several four and five star modern hotels scatter the area, looking out onto tranquil Atlantic Ocean views. Meloneras beach is on your doorstep so you can enjoy the 500 metres of golden sand, bordered by small cliffs on either side. With secluded hideaways, and even nudist patches, this destination is one of the most sheltered and private beaches on the southern coast. A small promenade of shops and restaurants line the top of the beach, making Meloneras the ideal spot to grab a bite to eat while listening to the sound of crashing waves.

With warm weather all year round you can plan your visit any time. Summer’s average temperature is 24°C and in winter it only drops to 17°C.