Upscale Canarian charm

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.

Your Meloneras questions, answered

In chilled Meloneras, it’s more about relaxed wine bars than heaving nightclubs. But for a livelier knees-up, check out the casino’s nightly Legends Cabaret Show.
While sophisticated, Meloneras is still great for kids: the parks and waterslides of Maspalomas are close by, while the beach is famous for its surf.
Yes, both in the sky and on screen at the Moonlight Cinema, Europe’s only permanent outdoor movie theatre. Watch the latest films accompanied by wine and wood-fired pizzas.

Best things to do in Meloneras

Enjoy wining and dining

Meloneras is a foodie paradise, from its excellent, homely tapas bars just off the Boulevard el Faro to a plethora of upscale restaurants. Go on, treat yourself.

Style it out

With its high-end boutiques, Meloneras is perfect for a spot of retail therapy – smart shoppers will find plenty of high-street brands, designer bargains and unique items.

Book some tee time

Try clubbing of the 18-hole variety at the Lopesan Meloneras golf course – its spectacular mountain and sea views are as impressive as its immaculate greens.