Centrally located on Spain’s Mediterranean coast is the city of Alicante, which has been an important sea port for many centuries. The city offers a range of activities and various centres around towns such as the Casa de la Culture. For lovers of art and music, Alicante is able to offer something for everyone.
The fantastic mild climate for most of the year Southern Spain offers a practical and accessible for lovers of sun, sea and sand and alcoves to go to on the coastline. There are plenty of fantastic beaches to choose from.
If you are looking for a luxury resort to stay in, while dreaming about the weather around you there is a unique Balinese-inspired resort set within lush tropical gardens with infinity pools
1. Barcelo Asia Gardens & Thai Spa Hotel
The fabulous Barcelo Asia Gardens and Thai Spa is a luxurious five-star hotel located on the slopes of the Sierra Cortina Mountains, boasting fantastic views of the Mediterranean Sea. The resort has been meticulously integrated into the natural environment and has an exotic array of over 150,000 plants that will leave you feeling as if you have been transported to an Asian world of tropical gardens. The resort features six-swimming poll areas all of which have an Asian theme and some of them are even heated to 29 degrees all year round.
Accommodation at the resort has been decorated in a Balinese style and the varied designs and character have been designed for the maximum wellbeing of your mind body and soul.
The Barcelo Asia Gardens Hotel and Thai spa offers only perfection through the restaurants and bars on resort. The masterful blend of international cuisine and innovative dishes individually prepared to pay attention to finest of details.The resort features four bars all of which feature a different and unique style where you can enjoy unforgettable moments.
2. AR Diamante Beach Hotel
The Brits and Germans have been having a love affair with Costa Blanca since the 1960s. Drawn to its sun, sea and honey-coloured sand, the appeal of this pulsing patch of Alicante coastline continues to rage on. One of its most popular sandy stretches, Levante Beach, is where you’ll find AR Diamante Beach, Calpe: a professionally-run conference hotel with spa 100 metres from the salty waters dominated by the calcareous Rock of Ifach. While climbers and scuba divers explore the rugged geology and depths of the rock, Diamante Beach attracts climbers of the corporate ladder kind. This is because Diamante has one helluva conference centre with huge, open space.
Ambitious events are no bother. Off-the-scale weddings are a breeze. Sensitive meetings are utterly private. Team-building exercises are outstanding (thank you beach-side location). Entertainment is readily available too. As an incredibly family-friendly hotel, poolside shows may feature clowns and magic and in the summer Rocky Club keeps the kiddies occupied. Mealtime options include the gourmet Audrey’s restaurant offering tasting menus with wine pairings and the classic Mediterranean buffet. Plus, the Piano Bar provides thirst-quenching sanctuary. Spa bliss calls from Diamond Oasis of Wellness; the hot candle wax oil massage and chocolate bodywrap are oooo-out-loud-good
3. SHA Wellness Clinic & Hotel
Serenely set within Sierra Helada Natural Park, looking down to the Mediterranean Sea, SHA is a leading wellness clinic and medical resort spanning six buildings with numerous pools, gardens, 92 suites, 80 treatment cabins, a Pilates studio and Technogym. Treatments are a mix of ancient Eastern philosophies executed with revolutionary Western techniques and include Ayurvedic therapies, Reiki, Traditional Chinese Medicine and meditation. Sometimes they utilise equipment located in the hydrotherapy area such as therapeutic pools, physio-hydro massage beds and the tepidarium.
The newly extended Wellness Clinic underwrites all the tailored programmes from Weight Loss and Detox to Executive Health and Sleep Well. And now comprises various units such as the Alzheimer’s Prevention and Cognitive Function Stimulation unit, Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine unit and Ophthalmology unit. Next door, SHA’s Anti-Ageing Medicine unit addresses the ageing process and improves health by ultra-modern procedures. The Aesthetic Medicine area uses progressive non-invasive methods. But it’s perhaps the healthy cuisine that will have you wowing, most of the ingredients for which have been grown in SHA’s organic allotment. Worth noting: SHA has received approximately 40 international awards in seven years
With a stay at Melia Alicante, you’ll be centrally located in Alicante, steps from Casino Alicante and Alicante Harbour. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Postiguet Beach and Gravina Museum of Fine Arts.
Make yourself at home in one of the 546 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming provides entertainment. Bathrooms have bathtubs or showers and hair dryers.
Take time to pamper yourself with a visit to the full-service spa. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a steam room. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge).
Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges.
As you arrive it feels like your own country house: La Escondida hotel is situated in rural Valencia is the archetypal Spanish country hideaway, all rustic beams in the ceilings, inviting pool, first-class food and views that go on for ever. It’s just an hour’s drive from the beachy hubbub of Alicante, but once you’re among the tall trees watching the sun sink below the hills, you’ll feel a world away. There is also a wonderful pool area which you can view the countryside around you. This is a resort mainly recommended for adults however children are welcome.
It’s a must to consider the enáguila which is a top choice for country pursuits: the hills rolling around La Escondida are prime spots for hiking, biking and riding. Even hot-air ballooning, hunting and falconry can be arranged. They also have a small Spa for two which can be used with prior arrangement.
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