Polynesia Hotel

Hotel Polynesia has been designed with a tropical island in mind. You’ll find a waterfall and a rope bridge in the lobby and a large bird aviary. The hotel wows with its huge lagoon pool fringed with palm trees and loungers. In summer, the hotel opens its own Beach Club Waterpark, complete with waterslides and rapids. There’s a huge range of activities on offer, from mini-golf to water polo, and kids clubs run throughout the summer. This is definitely a hotel the whole family will enjoy. The hotel is on a hill, a five-minute walk from Carvajal Beach.

Overview of Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol is one of Europe’s top holiday destinations, thanks to its pristine beaches and fantastic resorts. As its name suggests, it has a fantastic climate and more than 320 days of sun a year. Holidays to the Costa del Sol are hugely varied. You can enjoy a romantic getaway in a luxury resort, have a family break visiting the region’s water parks or hit the clubs with friends. It’s easy to get off-the-beaten track, too – inland you’ll discover mountain ranges, sun-dappled cork forests and quaint Moorish towns. But if you’d rather be in the centre of the action, stay at Hotel Polynesia, in the upbeat resort of Benalmadena.

Things to do in Costa del Sol

Adventure away from Hotel Polynesia to explore. Head to Playa de Arroyo de la Miel to enjoy watersports like banana boating and parasailing. Kids will love Benalmadena’s Tivoli World, a theme park with over 40 rides, ranging from a toy train to the white-knuckle Free Fall Tower. Benalmadena is a renowned party destination, too. A lot of the action happens around 24 Hour Square – as the name suggests, it’s full of bars and clubs. or for something more chilled out, try Boals’ Ice Bar, the first ice bar in Spain, and everything is made of ice – even the shot glasses! Stay in Hotel Polynesia to enjoy a sun-kissed holiday in Benalmadena, visiting the attractions and relaxing on the beaches.

Resort Summary

The town itself is split into three main urban areas – Benalmadena Costa, Arroyo de la Miel and Benalmadena Pueblo. The former is where most of the action is concentrated – running along the pristine shoreline, it is home to the majority of hotel complexes and amenities.

Set slightly further back, Arroyo de la Miel – literally “Stream of Honey” in English – is home to the majority of the region’s shops and fine dining establishments, while the Pueblo is reminiscent of other Spanish towns dotted among the mountainous areas of Costa del Sol.

As with almost any town providing cheap holidays to Costa del Sol, Benalmadena’s primary draw for most tourists is its amazing beaches. With more than eight kilometres of sandy excellence to choose from, you won’t have to stray too far to find somewhere to lay your towel. Malapesquera and Carvajal in particular have been recognised for their high levels of cleanliness and impeccable facilities with the Blue Flag standard.

Arroyo is a great option for those serious about their swimming, while Benalnatura is a nudist beach if you’re keen to return home without tan lines. Tajo de Soga and the beaches adjacent to it are secluded tend to be quite private.