Imagine yourself relaxing on the sand, listening to the waves gently splashing the shore… sounds great, doesn’t it? Well, this is exactly the sort of soothing ambience you will experience at the Playa de Meloneras, a lovely beach located in southern Gran Canaria. The warm waters are calm and great for swimming, the sand is golden and soft under your feet… perfect conditions for a day on the beach, lapping up the sunshine which can be enjoyed all-year round on the beautiful Canary Islands.
Located fairly close to the impressive sand dunes of Maspalomas, Playa de Meloneras is a popular choice for those seeking tranquillity, as it does not get overcrowded. Families visit this 500 metre (1,640 ft) stretch of sand, groups of friends hang out on sunbeds and courting couples walk hand in hand taking in the views of the ocean. There is definitely a ‘feel-good factor’ in the air.
A short walk from the beach is the superb Lopesan Villa del Conde Resort & Corallium Thalasso hotel, which offers 5-star accommodation, outstanding facilities and spectacular views. Staying in this plush palatial hotel is a real treat and comes with the Spain-Grancanaria seal of approval.
Just off the beach there are several restaurants, bars and cafés serving cool drinks, snacks and a choice of international food, including a particularly good Spanish restaurant that is renowned for its paella. From here you can take a leisurely stroll along the chic promenade until you reach an up-market area packed with boutiques and designer-label outlets. This is the main resort of Meloneras which has been given a complete makeover, earning it the impressive reputation as one of the most elegant and attractive locations in the south of the island.
Nestled in this stylish area is another great hotel, which we guarantee will delight and amaze. The 4-star Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort, Corallium Spa & Casino, is set in stunning sub-tropical landscaped gardens, with its own casino, several gourmet restaurants, spa facilities and luxurious suites. We also recommend another hotel in this trendy area. Lopesan Baobab Resort is a 5-star hotel with an African theme, 8 swimming pools, exotic gardens and deluxe accommodation. Families are well catered for here with a selection of activities for children including Panchi World, an exciting leisure park with a large playground, fun stage performances and water games which will keep the kids entertained for hours.
Buses run to and from Playa de Meloneras frequently and several car parks can be found in the resort, which also has good access for disabled people.