Gran Hotel Bali

Everything at the Gran Hotel Bali has been designed to make the most of the hotel’s height. Whether you’re in your room, the glass lifts, the spa or the gym, you’ll get an amazing panorama. For the very best views in Benidorm, head to the rooftop lookout on the 43rd floor.

The main pool has different sections to suit every mood. It includes underwater loungers, a waterfall and jets for DIY massages. There’s also an area for kids to swim, splash and play.

A couple of buffets help to keep hunger at bay. You can pile your plate high with meats, fish and other tasty choices, and there’s a special children’s area with kids’ favourites, too.

Overview of Benidorm

Benidorm is undoubtedly the most famous resort in the Costa Blanca. High-rise hotels like the Gran Hotel Bali dominate the skyline but everything here’s larger than life, including the super clubs on the strip and the endless ribbons of sand that line the coast.

Benidorm has long been a favourite with people heading on holidays to Costa Blanca. Although it’s most famous for its nightlife, Benidorm is a home away from home for families and there’s a distinctly British feel about the bars and restaurants that offer British favourites and pub classics.

Things to do in Benidorm

At the Gran Hotel Bali, Benidorm’s longest beach is less than a 10-minute walk away. This is a sleepy stretch of sand, so it’s a great place to rest after a long night, or a top spot to work on your tan.

Take a stroll across the sands and you’ll reach the old town. Things are more traditionally Spanish in the twisting lanes here and you’ll discover churches, aquariums and architectural wonders.

Down on the front, things are more British, so expect English pubs, fry-ups and Sunday roasts. In the evening, the bars open their doors and some don’t close them again until the sun comes up.

Benidorm is a firm favourite because of its great atmosphere. The whole family will love it here and you’ll want to 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.