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Melia Villaitana, Benidorm

Spanish paradise in the hills

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About a 10 minute drive from the centre of Benidorm on Costa Blanca you’ll find the Melia Villaitana resort. Nestled in the Spanish hills and oozing Mediterranean charm, it’s the perfect place to escape and unwind.

Benidorm doesn't have the greatest reputation amongst holidaymakers but Melia Villaitana is a prime example of why you should withhold judgement and make the most of all the true beauty and relaxation this Spanish coastal city has to offer.

The resort features sweeping views across plush green gold courses to the city skyline and beyond into the ocean, where you’ll witness some beautiful sunrises if you can prise yourself from your comfortable bed early enough.

You’ll find three different swimming pools, a famous golf course, a tranquil spa, white-pillared courtyards and calming spaces for a fraction of what you might expect to pay. It’s the perfect place to chill out and soak up the European sun before venturing into Benidorm old town for some tapas and Sangria!

You don't even have to leave the resort to find great food and drink. The breakfast buffet is an extensive European spread whilst the trendy bar serves cocktails and tapas all day.

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