A guide to Best Hotels in Spain

A plethora of islands promising everlasting sunshine and chilled cocktails sipped beside twinkling oceans, Spain is a treat at any time. Nowhere is its natural beauty more obvious than at the La Palma and Teneguia Princess, flanked by gorgeous banana groves and clifftop ocean views. There’s the lesser-known majesty, too, such as the glorious Sirenis Cala Llonga, situated on the peaceful side of Ibiza. However you like to unwind, you’ll find the perfect spot to do it here.

Hotel Flamingo Oasis - Costa Blanca

Location is this modern property’s X factor, sitting only 15 minutes from the beach and a short stroll from Benidorm’s many bars and restaurants. There’s a huge main pool, kids’ club with pool, and another indoor option for those rare rainy days. A program of sports and games will occupy the whole family, music and shows are lined up in the evenings, and there are plenty of fantastic restaurants and bars – including one for adults and another on the roof.

Port Benidorm - Costa Blanca

Modern, stylish, and right on Levante beach, the award-winning Post Benidorm is ideal for families and couples alike. The local bars and restaurants are moments away, but there’s plenty to keep you occupied on site. From the lovely outdoor pool with its trendy cabanas, to the tranquil Urban Spa centre, this is an idyllic place to unwind. There’s a heated indoor pool, evening entertainment, welcoming cafes, bars and restaurants, and the Benidorm Old Town bus stops right outside.

Rio Park - Costa Blanca

Simple pleasures in the heart of Benidorm are what it’s all about here. The shops, cafes and eateries are right there, and the beach is 800 metres away. The pool is at the heart of things – split into three sections, there’s a bit for swimmers, an area for kids, and an adults-only part. Hammocks and loungers line the pool, the buffet restaurants serve mediterranean and international cuisine, and there’s a large terrace for drinks after a hard day’s sunbathing.

La Palma and Teneguia Princess Vital and Fitness - Fuencaliente

Just when you’re getting your breath back from the clifftop sea view, you notice the incredible 11 pools. Around this charmingly traditional property, you’ll find a restaurant serving authentic Canarian food, another buffet option, and a late-breakfast eatery, too. There’s a gym, spa, daytime activities, and you can hop on a bus if you fancy heading down to the town. However, with banana groves on one side and the ocean on the other, you probably won’t want to leave.

Catalonia Punta Del Rey - Las Caletillas

With its huge pool, seaside location and range of sporting activities, this traditionally-styled hotel has plenty to keep everyone happy. There’s a separate adults-only pool with whirlpools for some quiet time, charming restaurants offering international, Italian and a la carte options, and a selection of performances to enjoy once the sun’s turned in for the day. Tenerife’s capital Santa Cruz is just a 10-minute drive away if you fancy a little more hustle and bustle.

Riu Oliva Beach Hotel - Corralejo

Situated where the Grandes Playas sand dunes meet the turquoise ocean, this award-winning beach resort has everything for an unforgettable stay. Whether you want to chill out, bask in the gardens, or get more active, you’ll find something here. From the art and fitness programs to the RiuLand Kids’ club, the activities are plentiful. There are two pools, two for the little ones, and come nightfall, there’s live music, shows, a nightclub, and a variety of restaurants to explore.

Los Zocos Impressive Lanzarote - Costa Teguise

Palm tree-lined and a short walk from the beach, this elegantly-styled 15-acre property is a haven for those seeking casual relaxation. There are two great-sized pools, including an activity pool with daytime entertainment, three bars and two buffet restaurants. There’s a kids’ club to keep the little people occupied, theme nights, and all the local shops and bars are only a few minutes away on foot. All just a 30-minute drive from the airport.

TUI SUNEO El Trebol - Costa Teguise

Contemporary beach-chic styling, great big pool, perfect location. What’s not to like about the TUI SUNEO El Trebol? The best of Costa Teguise is on your doorstep, it’s a five-minute drive to the beach, and the kids even have their own little splash park, mini-disco and playground. There are theme nights at the buffet restaurant, there’s a cool poolside bar, and the rooms are all super-modern, on-trend, and equipped with everything you need for a blissful stay.

Sirenis Cala Llonga

Set in a peaceful oceanside location, with rolling hills behind, this is a place to lose yourself in natural beauty. Not normally what you’d expect from Ibiza, but this is on the island’s quiet side. There are three outdoor pools overlooking the water, stunning beach alongside, and the international buffet restaurant serves food all day. There are poolside, lounge and late-night bars, evening festivities, and it’s a 10-minute drive to Ibiza town and 25 minutes to the airport.