Melia Benidorm

The Melia Benidorm is a top-class relaxation destination. Here, you’re slightly away from the main buzz of the resort centre, but still close to bars and restaurants.

At the hotel, swaying palm trees, soothing waterfalls and tempting pools are the order of the day. It’s a place to get your nose in a good book while you top up your tan. After a stay here, you’re guaranteed to feel relaxed and refreshed.

Children will find plenty to keep them busy, too. There’s a kids’ club, a separate pool with slides and a playground. In the evening, the whole family can get together and enjoy the show cooking at the buffet restaurant.

Overview of Benidorm

When you head on holidays to Costa Blanca, the sun always seems to shine. Benidorm is Costa Blanca’s most famous destination, and for good reason. Here, you’ll find the biggest hotels, the largest attractions, the best nightlife and buckets of golden sand.

Although Benidorm has a reputation as a party destination, it offers so much more for active families. Children can zoom down slides, ride on a banana boat or visit water parks.

For adults, there’s everything from tasty tapas to traditional British pub grub to enjoy. There’s a very distinctive British flavour in Benidorm, so you can still enjoy all of your home comforts.

Things to do in Benidorm

The location of Melia Benidorm means that you’re well-placed to enjoy Benidorm’s best sights and sounds. The hotel is only 900 metres from the huge, sandy Levante Beach. Kids love the playground in the sea here, and there is loads of water sports.

You’re also only 1.3 kilometres from Benidorm’s new town. It’s the perfect place to pick up your souvenirs by day or enjoy a relaxing evening meal. After dark, the area comes alive with happy hours, karaoke and family-friendly entertainment. Or you could go all in and party until dawn.

Traditional Spanish culture meets old-fashioned English fun in Benidorm. So the whole family will find plenty of opportunities and activities to suit.

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.