The Benikaktus ticks everything off your holiday wish list. It’s got a swimming pool surrounded by loungers, a restaurant that offers big buffets, and musicians and dancers who take to the stage in the evening.

Guests here love the swimming pool, which looks out over the Mediterranean Sea. There’s a hot tub built into one end for a little splash of luxury and a pool for kids just off to the side.

Continental and cooked options are available in the restaurant at breakfast, while the dinner spread includes fresh fish. If you need a snack between meals, just head to the poolside bar.

Overview of Benidorm

When people think of holidays to Costa Blanca, they often immediately think of Benidorm. There’s a distinctly British feel to the resort, so when you head on holiday to the Benikaktus, you’ll feel right at home. On the front, British pubs and Irish bars are everywhere, so you’ll never be short of spots where you can enjoy a Sunday roast or a pint of Guinness.

Away from the home comforts, the shops here are plentiful and the fun parks have some of the longest slides in Spain. Plus, you’ll have plenty of chance to fuel your inner adrenaline junkie and paraglide above the resort. In the evening, the bars and clubs open until the early hours, so make sure you pack your dancing shoes.

Things to do in Benidorm

The Benikaktus has blagged a spot at the end of Levante Beach, so it provides guests with the best of both worlds. Here, you’re slightly tucked away from Benidorm’s busy centre, but you’re close enough to reach the main seafront and its variety of water sports in five minutes.

The centre of town is a 20-minute walk away. If you’re heading on a lively night out, then a taxi to the best bars in town will save you the walk and will mean you’re there in under 10 minutes. Here, the party continues long into the night and doesn’t end until the sun comes back up. World-class DJs will keep you dancing while themed parties offer something a little different.

Lively, charming and brimming with action, Benidorm is a home away from home for British holidaymakers. It’s no wonder that so many return year after year.

Resort Summary

The six kilometres of sand formed by Benidorm’s two main bays are a big part of its appeal. Closest to the town centre, and near to many All Inclusive Costa Blanca hotels and restaurants, is Levante beach, also known as Sunrise Beach.

If you just want a paddle then you’ll find the shores pleasingly shallow, while further out in the water is a playground for all ages. There are swinging bridges, diving boards and rafts, with any number of watersports beyond, from banana boats to jet skiing. There is even a cable-skiing station in the sea at this end of town – it’s a bit like water-skiing, but without the boat.

The other bay is Poniente Beach. It’s a big beach, with a long, pedestrianised promenade and a playground for children. You’ll find it slightly calmer than Levante, but there are still plenty of restaurants looking out to sea here. It’s worth taking the trip up to the viewing point in between the two bays, dubbed the ‘Balcon del Mediterraneo’ the balcony of the Mediterranean, for the astounding views.

There’s also the opportunity to wander through the old town, where you’ll find amazing views over the bays and an impressive range of shops and markets to explore. If you fancy going further afield, head out into Costa Blanca to explore the Mediterranean Sea, mountains and natural parks of this beautiful area.