- Benidorm Luxury holidays
Benidorm developed rapidly and substantially in the latter half of the 20th century, from a small fishing village on Spain's Mediterranean coastline, to one of Alicante's largest towns and arguably one of Spain's most important mainland tourist destinations. Its summer sun seekers are just part of the modern-day story, as the resort's nightlife continues even in the traditional off-season, and younger visitors can be found at all times of year enjoying the hours of darkness, with cabaret performances starting quite late at night, and continuing through until the early hours of the following morning.
Fun in the sun in Benidorm
The resort's appeal for holidaymakers has grown steadily and rapidly for 50 years or more, and Benidorm is often credited as being the birthplace of the package holiday, and one of the first destinations to be served by international jet flights in large numbers. However, it has shaken off a lot of the 'package tour' perception of the 1980s, and is now visited not just by young people seeking live entertainment, but also by families with small children keen to enjoy the high levels of safety and family-friendly hotels.
Proud as a peacock
List the iconic imagery of Benidorm and you might mention the beaches, the sunny weather, the cerveza, paella and so on... but it could be a long way down the list before you suggest peacocks. In fact, Benidorm Island, 3.5km off the coast, is populated by the vibrant birds in relatively large numbers. It's also well served by boat trips from the mainland, and it's an excellent way to get out on to the waves with fellow tourists for a view of the island's wildlife up close and personal - just don't get too close, as it is a designated nature reserve.
When should I visit Benidorm?
The summertime is the obvious season for a trip to Benidorm, but it's not all about the sun, sea and sand of the Mediterranean resort. Every summer, there is a cultural calendar of events including the Benidorm International Song Festival - a kind of local song contest which has produced household names like Julio Iglesias in years gone by. Indie music is celebrated in July under the fairly inauspicious name of the Benidorm Low Cost Festival, and there are even morning exercise and singing sessions organised by the local authority to keep residents fit and mentally stimulated too.
What’s on offer on a luxury holiday?
Luxury holidays in Benidorm are a great chance to dedicate some quality time to yourself – and nothing else. If you fancy a champagne breakfast, your luxury hotel will provide it, and if you want a room which is a stone’s throw from the nearest beach, they will make that happen too. Paying a little extra for a luxury package in Benidorm is well worth it, and it’s important to remember that the degree to which you are pampered is completely up to you. Benidorm offers friendly, world-class service to ensure you have an unforgettable break, and while you certainly won’t be able to see snow-capped mountains from your window, you will have access to a stunning coastline and the meticulous attention to detail that luxury hotels in Benidorm are known for. The result is a holiday with plenty of pampering in one of the sunniest spots in Europe.