Flash Hotel

Found in the heart of Benidorm, the adults-only Flash Hotel complex is chic, stylish and well equipped with every convenience you could possibly want, including a gym, sauna, buffet restaurant and two lovely pools. Bedrooms are contemporary and cool, with large TVs and a balcony or terrace area. Despite being in the thick of the action, the Flash Hotel is surprisingly quiet. With a beach just five minutes away and shops, bars and restaurants all within easy reach, this is a great option for people who love to explore, but still like the option of a day-long pool hangout.

Overview of Benidorm

Holidays to the Costa Blanca are amazing and give travellers an experience of Spain like nowhere else. Fun for families, laid-back for older holidaymakers and with a host of attractions that appeal to literally everybody, it’s one of those rare destinations that is guaranteed to put a smile on every face. Benidorm has an undeniably British vibe, but with the added bonus of the Spanish climate, plenty of fun attractions and beaches to die for. There’s plenty of Spanish cuisine to enjoy, warm waters to splash about in and golden sands to stretch out on.

Things to do in Benidorm

You can’t go to Benidorm and ignore the beaches, as two bays have created large, well-equipped stretches of sand that are ideal for lounging on. Shallow waters are great for kids, but wade out a little further and plenty of watersports are on offer, from banana boat rides to parasailing. The numerous theme parks are a real draw in Benidorm and one of the reasons that so many families travel here. With waterparks, animal parks, gardens and a high-octane pirate adventure park to choose from, you might not find any time for laying on a beach. The nightlife in Benidorm is excellent, not to mention varied. You can enjoy tasty food and a laid-back pace before getting an early night, or, if you’re more of a party animal, you can opt to hit the all-night bars and clubs.

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.