Melia Villaitana Wellness Golf & Sun Resort
Melia Villaitana Wellness Golf & Sun Resort is a beautiful resort located less than 2 miles away from the buzzing town of Benidorm. This top ranked golf resort is one of the most popular in Spain, golfers can enjoy a superb hotel with access to two great golf on-site golf courses. The resort is reminiscent of small village with everything you could possibly need within walking distance making it the perfect place for both families and groups of golfers. The hotel has been voted as the best for value in the whole of Benidorm and upon visiting here you will not be disappointed. Whether you are here to enjoy one of the two incredible golf courses designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus (Levante and Poniente) or spend your days basking in the sunshine besides the outdoor pool, there is something for everyone at Melia Villaitana Wellness Golf & Sun Resort.
The magnificent accommodation at the Villaitana Wellness Golf & Sun Resort is housed within traditional Mediterranean style buildings, complete with minarets and domed roofs. Choose from the 4* Hotel Villaitana or the 5* Gran Hotel Villaitana.
Overlooking the two tremendous golf courses, the Hotel Villaitana 4* has a total of 279 guest bedrooms, including spacious and luxurious suites, with rooms including features such as high-speed internet access, satellite television, top quality bedding and linen, and a balcony or terrace providing splendid views of the mountains.
The Gran Hotel Villaitana 5* boasts 176 rooms, comprised of superior rooms and a number of opulent suites. By choosing the 5* accommodation guests will benefit from more space, a greater level of privacy and fittings and furnishings that have been elevated to an astonishing quality.
The outstanding facilities are beautifully off-set by the relaxed ambience throughout the hotels, allowing visitors to relax to the full and enjoy the golf and leisure to the full as part of a holiday on the Alicante coast.
There are a number of restaurants at Melia Villaitana. At Casa Azul you’ll find a wide selection of cuisines in the buffet from Asian to Italian to traditional Spanish.
At the hotel’s gourmet restaurant, Indigo, the panoramic terrace offers stunning views of the resort and the menu draws its influence from the Mediterranean using local ingredients.
On site you’ll also find a traditional tapas restaurant, a modern Italian restaurant and for lunch the hotel has a poolside BBQ restaurant.
What else is there to do at Melia Villaitana?
Opened in early 2008, the spa at Villaitana is an exclusive complex, offering a heated pool with hydrotherapy, state-of-the-art treatment rooms, outdoor pool, lifestyle showers, Turkish bath, sauna and a fitness suite. The resort also has an outdoor swimming pool, spa facilities, games room, children’s splash pool and tennis courts.
Villaitana Resort is within walking distance of Benidorm – excellent nightlife is guaranteed.
The Andra-Mari is among Alicante’s best restaurants, specialising in authentic Basque classics, which also has a renowned wine cellar.
Hotel guests are spoiled for choice; you can dine in La Casa Verde, La Barraca, La Alquitara or Le Colonial, which between them serve a vast variety of local and international cuisine.
More about Spain?
The Costa del Sol is the perfect destination for golf lovers. Located in the south of Spain, in Andalusia, it has the highest concentration of golf courses in all Europe, earning it the nickname of the Costa del Golf.
Due to its exceptional location, beside the Mediterranean Sea, it has an average temperature of 20 degrees and more than 320 days of sun each year. This is why the Costa del Sol is a sure bet for both enthusiasts and professionals who want to play golf at any time of year.
The Costa del Sol is easy to reach, as it now has an international airport with connections to all the major cities in the world.
The Costa del Golf: an historic destination for golf enthusiasts
The Costa del Sol currently has more than 70 highly competitive golf courses.
Internationally renowned players, such as Miguel Ángel Jiménez, were born and raised on the Costa del Sol. Others, including Severiano Ballesteros and José María Cañizares, have contributed their talent and experience to the Costa del Golf’s excellent reputation.
Designer golf courses
Many of the Costa del Sol’s courses are the work of famous architects, such as Robert Trent Jones. This is the case with Valderrama, one of Spain’s most iconic golf courses. It has been recognised as the best golf course in continental Europe on numerous occasions, and was also the first course outside the United Kingdom to host the legendary Ryder Cup.
However, there are many other courses that enjoy a high level of international prestige on the Costa del Golf. The designs of Tom Simpson and Cabell Robinson have also contributed to the creation of fantastic golf courses on the Costa del Sol.
Not only golf
Beyond the greens, the Costa del Sol has a wealth of cultural and leisure activities on offer. Golfers can make the most of their stay by visiting some of its 103 villages, discovering its museums, walking around the streets of some of its liveliest city centres, soaking up the culture and enjoying a unique atmosphere.
Another of the main attractions in Málaga province is the cuisine. There are a total of seven Michelin Star restaurants, tapas bars, establishments offering haute-cuisine, international and traditional menus, and wineries etc. Wherever you choose to visit you will enjoy a fantastic culinary experience.
Located on the western-most part of the Andalucia coastline, this area stretches up from the historic city of Cadiz and Huelva to the border with Portugal. There are plenty of great options for some fantastic Costa de la Luz golf
More rugged than its Mediterranean counterpart but equally picturesque, the Atlantic coastline is a wonderful option for a Spanish golf break with a difference. With unspoilt beaches, glorious landscapes and historic towns like Cadiz to explore, there’s so much to do away from the course.
The shoreline is punctuated by small fishing ports and modern resorts popular with mainly Spanish visitors. These resorts are separated by marshes and river estuaries, making travelling rather circuitous.
Staying in one of the beach resorts of Isla Canela, Islantilla or Isla Cristina you’ll find yourself well placed for dozens of golf courses – some of them across the Guadiana River, visit Cadiz, Huelva or one of the innumerable peaceful whitewashed summit villages in the region
Almeria has become in recent years a claim for fans and professionals in the world of golf. That is why the province has some of the best golf courses in the country. Located in diverse enclaves of the Almeria geography, the offer of golf courses allows visitors to practice their favorite sport and visit the beaches of Vera, Roquetas de Mar and Mojácar or make a trip to enjoy the nature of the Sierra de Gádor or the Valley of the Almanzora.
A unique setting in which golfers can improve their handicap in the middle of the desert or with the Mediterranean Sea and the virgin beaches of Almeria as a backdrop.
Almería is a rich and diverse province in which different landscapes converge, a rich historical and artistic heritage and a high gastronomy. Recognized as one of the cradles of tapas and traditional Spanish cuisine, Almeria’s cuisine has turned the art of ‘good eating’ into one of its great tourist assets. The best letter of presentation of a land that has managed to maintain and combine its traditions and culture with the new times and innovations. Enjoy their gastronomic proposals is an excellent excuse to visit and tour a province that allows you to taste thousands of flavors
Alicante and Valencia are dyed green. The golf courses that are extend through the province have become an offer of international reference for the practice of this sport. Not only for the quality of the lawn but also for the services that surround each of these centers, both in accommodation and restaurants and in the complementary offer of leisure and relaxation. The proximity between the golf courses and the good connections by road make that the golf lovers can enjoy during his stay of different experiences of game in surroundings with views to the sea or surrounded by spectacular saws and valleys.
The golf courses include practice areas, for those who start and improve, but also demanding holes, which become real challenges.
Although the main ally for green lovers on the Costa Blanca is the weather, which makes it possible to practice all year round. This was understood by champions such as Severiano Ballesteros, José María Olazábal or Jack Nicklaus, who designed some of these golf courses that extend from Dénia to Orihuela. An excellent opportunity to get to know the nearest towns and enjoy leisure, gastronomy or culture capable of satisfying the most varied tastes.
The Region of Murcia is Europe’s new golf destination. Enjoy your favourite sport on the Costa Cálida. An ideal setting with more than 300 days of sun a year and an average temperature of 19ºC, where you can play great shots on the greenest of greens right next to the sea.
Golf enthusiasts and professionals can play on 22 top quality courses in a radius of 50 km, with 348 holes, each with its own challenge.
Its excellent gastronomy produced from the huerta, a varied offer of meats and the prized treasures of the sea… a cuisine assimilating the products bequeathed by the peoples who settled here for centuries. The Romans showed the art of making preserves and salted fish; the Arabs, among a thousand other products, introduced rice and how to grow and cook it, together with spices, condiments and aromatic plants.
Outside the fertile valleys were grown wheat, olives and vines, which is tantamount to saying bread, oil and wine: the three mainstays of the Mediterranean Diet.
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