For years the Costa Blanca has been drawing in sun-lovers, gourmets and all those looking for a little TLC.

This cosmopolitan Spanish coastline stretching from Dénia to Pilar de la Horadada is famous for its white sand, blue shores, Valencian cocktails and commitment to ‘la vida laid-back’. Journey with us through the charming towns of the region to find out which resorts in Costa Blanca are leading the way in luxury to suit every individual’s needs…

Hotel Villa Venecia, Benidorm  

For travellers looking for all-night dancing, Benidorm is Costa Blanca’s capital of nightlife. Between dance floors kick off your high heels and lay back in comfort at the Villa Venecia Boutique Gourmet Hotel. This 5-star hotel in the bustling town centre offers sea-views as well as pre and post pampering solutions to fuel your let-loose needs.

Hotel Servigroup Montiboli, Alicante

Built in 1968, this recently refurbished Arab-Levantine style hotel, set on a cliff overlooking the sea, offers an architectural feast for the eyes. Journey through The Lion’s Courtyard on arrival and admire the variety of towers and minarets dotting the resort. It’s set between two Villajoyosa beaches, one of which is nudist.

Denia Marriott La Sella golf Resort & Spa, Denia

This golfers’ paradise comes complete with 27-hole golf course, excellent fitness centre and pool for lounging around after a day on the greens. Other activities include flamenco dancing, horseback riding and wine tasting excursions that will delight even the fussiest connoisseurs. When the sun goes down mosey across to the jazz and blues bar before a good night’s sleep in absolute comfort.

Hospes Amerigo, Alicante

Although not far from the sea, if you’re looking for more of a city getaway, the Hospes Amerigo is situated right in the heart of Alicante. The hotel was once a Black Friars’ Convent but today comes complete with fine finishes and even finer local cuisine. The rooms boast high ceilings and large windows while the rooftop offers superb views of the Santa Barbara Castle.

Barceló Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa, Alicante

For a taste of Thailand and Bali in Spain, the Barceló Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa offers luxury in abundance. Tucked away in the hills of the Sierra Cortina mountains, the hotel features architecture that draws on key Balinese notes while the luxe Thai Spa could keep you busily pampered for eternity. Explore the lush tropical gardens, sunbathe the day away in one of their many gorgeous pools, and savour the sweet spicy flavours of the fusion food on offer.

AR Diamante Beach Hotel, Calpe

A gem in the AR Resort collection, AR Diamante Beach Hotel has been awarded accolades from world-renowned publications such as Condé Naste Johansens. With modern sophisticated décor and staggering views of the big dreamy blue, this luxury Spanish haven offers beachside pools, summer evening entertainment, a spa featuring the latest in deep relaxation therapy and Audrey’s Restaurant, the gourmet establishment at the helm of chef Rafa Soler, ‘l’enfant prodige’ of Valencian cuisine.

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