Discerning travellers will feel right at home in the chic resort of Meloneras. Days are typically spent sampling top-notch eateries, relaxing in spas and browsing high-end designer stores – if you can be tempted away from the sun-baked golden shores of the southernmost point of Gran Canaria. Meloneras holidays are all about drifting from beach to boutique: the wind-protected Playa de las Meloneras is backed by the Boulevard el Faro, a long, winding promenade that’s made for shopping trips and romantic strolls.
The resort heaves with luxury accommodation, ranging from old-world grandeur to stylish and modern. Yet for all this sophistication, a laid-back atmosphere ensures holidays to Meloneras never feel stuffy. There are plentiful pursuits for the more adventurous, too, including surfing, quad biking and mountain trekking. And after a day of raising your heart rate, you can retreat back to the Boulevard el Faro to enjoy a glass of wine and what the locals insist is the best sunset in the Canaries.