This whopping family hotel pairs a Grade-A pool scene with panoramic views of the sea.
The real drawcard at this place is its all-action Beach Club, where a big bunch of pools are paired with panoramic sea views and fun extras like a wave machine and pirate ship.
You can sink into a poolside Jacuzzi® at the Beach Club, pull up a chair at the al fresco restaurant and bar, or take your pick of activities like mini golf and archery.
Based on 1622 reviews
- Official Rating
The ultimate family holiday
- Clubs for 0 to 11 year olds, run to UK standards
- Meet-and-greets with the Widgets
- Expert-run swim, stage and football academies
- Outdoor activities including archery, Water Walkerz and raft-building
- Child-friendly buffets and at least 2 à la carte restaurants
- 'HV Live' entertainment, exclusive to Holiday Villages
All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board buffet meals. Themed evenings. Snacks 11.00-18.00. 1 visit per week to both the Italian restaurant and American Diner. Ice-cream for children.
Unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, tea and coffee 10.00-24.00†.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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First Choice Kids' Club
First Choice Kids’ Club caters for 3 to 11 year olds – so brothers and sisters can join in the fun together. And most of it’s completely free. It runs 5 days a week and – outside of peak season – there are parent and toddler sessions for under 3s, too. For your peace of mind, all First Choice Kids’ Club staff have advance DBS checks and hold NVQ Level 2 childcare qualifications. They’re First Aid trained, and there’ll be at least 2 of them on duty at all times. Plus there’s a strict sign-in and out system.
Onsite waterpark Beach Club*
Open from 1st April to 31st October - reduced timetable at the beginning and end of season. Wave pool and Beach Club restaurant open from mid April to mid September. Deposit required for inflatable rings.
Evening entertainment programme
Our First Choice team have put together a cast of highly trained entertainers, offering an exciting and diverse range of shows, fun and activities. The programme includes themed and party nights, pop shows, bingo, kids' entertainment, karaoke, cabaret and colourful shows.
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1-bedroom apartment with sea view for up to 4
1-bedroom apartment with sea view sleeps up to 4 with twin beds and 2 sofa-beds. Complete with a kitchen with 4 cooking rings, a microwave, toaster, kettle, air-conditioning and heating. Daily maid service with towel change 5 times a week and linen twice per week.
1-bedroom apartment for up to 4
1-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 4 with twin beds and 2 sofa-beds. Complete with a kitchen with 4 cooking rings, a microwave, toaster, kettle, air-conditioning and heating. Daily maid service with towel change 5 times a week and linen twice per week.
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Lovely family holiday, beautiful resort
Best holiday we have had as a family so far, food choices were very good and there were a few different places to eat. The only one thing that we got caught out on was the water park and having to pay for the rubber rings in order to be able to go on the rideMore
KayAugustus A, Carmarthen, United Kingdom
from 2 senior citizens
holiday village costa del sol.this is a review from 2 senior citizens. we took this all inclusive holiday deal on the 5th to the 12th of october as we got it half price with baggage and 2 way transfers knowing the area we new we could travel by bus along the coast and fares are cheap. now back to hotel we were checked in very quickly by friendly staff arm band on and away to our room. we got apartment number 14 and were very happy with such a spacious place all rooms very large and very large balcony saying this the view from balcony never bothers us as we are out all day. the living room had a large wardrobe,table and 4 chairs,sofa bed and drawers.bedroom also had large wardrobe with 2 large beds and bedside tables.now funny as it sounds i only looked in kitchen a couple of times but saw it had microwave,kettle and was well equipped my friend made tea for herself every morning and was happy using it. the restaurant was very busy with 2 sittings we went for the earlier one both for breakfast and evening meals. the only problem we had in there was getting to the food and drinks at times it was hard work. you had to sometimes go the long way round to get to the food not helped at times by buggies blocking a pathway there is a notice to say not to take them in there but if the baby is to small to sit in high chair its ok with me. the bar looks out onto an area with fountains and running water so we got drinks and watched the little kids playing was the best part of day for me never stopped laughing at there antics.just a quick word on the beach side you have to cross by a bridge from the village which crosses the dual roads.on other side are swimming pools shops and snack bar all being part of village i will finish off by saying personally i would not go in school holidays but for out of season i would go back.More
ennisb, newcastle upon tyne
Just booked up for the 3rd time!
We visited in May with my husband, 4 year old daughter and 1 year old Son in May. Know I'm writing the review rather late however we have just booked up again for the 3rd time and it's reminded me of why its so good! We had looked to go elsewhere but after having a look about I don't think anywhere else compares for the price. Starting off with the accommodation- the hotel itself is beautiful, it has a great lively, fun but also laid back atmosphere. The hotel room is fab, having the 1 bedroom apartment with a kitchen is great when your travelling with small children, something a lot of other all inclusive resorts don't have (would hate to be stuck in a studio!) Would definately recommend paying extra for a pool view room. The fact that there was 2 double beds in bedroom plus room for the cot was great and the bathroom was huge!!!! Having both bath and shower was great too. Pool area and water park is great but water is freezing so I couldn't even stand to put my toe in it- shame as I love a splash in the pool! Hoping in June it might be warmer- did get a dip in the indoor pool though which was good. Night time entertainment was repeatitive but great for the kids- they loved it and if their happy I'm happy! The reps were amazing and my daughter was sad to leave them. She had been a little shy before we came on holiday and we had problems with her going to classes back home so didn't expect her to go into the kids club however after she'd been to 1 we couldn't get her out- reps actually told us at the end that she had used it more than any other kids. It is a true testament to the reps and how fabulous they are!! She is now so much more confident DVD actually put it down to her time here! Ok the food- breakfast was great, omelette station and yummy pancakes! Lunch was my least favourite, seemed to be more foreign type food- bit hit or miss!! Dinner was fine for a buffet, lots of variety and theme nights were good. The Italian restaurant was top notch but the Mexican was terrible on both the occasions we were there, think they need to rethink this and maybe change the type of food as Mexican food clearly isn't their speciality. Location was fine, can get bus into town and we only went once as loved being in the complex. Great kids cocktails too, games room and overall fabulous holiday and we can't wait to come back next June!!!!! More
Booked this as a last minute holiday for me and my husband - hotel room was very clean, the food was fantastic - something for everyone ( i'm on the slimming world diet and there was always something there for me) the pools by the hotel were great but if you want it a bit quieter go across the road to the water park - (free for all inclusive), there are lots of trips to chose from - i recommend Gibraltar visit and the sealife centre and shopping around the marina ( you will need to get the 120 bus from out side the water park). The entertainment was fantastic - if you have small children they will love the kids club . I cant wait to go back.More
Mrsfulford, Roch, United Kingdom
We are just back from the Holiday Village Benalmadena. We only booked it in September as a last minute break to help us through the winter. When we first arrived we were really disappointed as it was pouring down with rain and in fact was quite chilly -our first thought was that we could have stayed home in Scotland for this weather! Getting out of the airport was a bit of a nightmare - luggage took ages to come through then we spoke to several Thonson/First Choice reps who all just kept directing us onto the the next set of reps! We found this very strange, why not just tell us where the coach pick up was? That was quite frustrating but we found the coach eventually. The rep on the bus informed us that we were going straight to the Holiday Village with no stops which was great. It took about 25 minutes to get to the hotel. As we go of the coach we were handed a registration form to fill in. My first thought was that it was to save the reception staff from having to fill out lots of paperwork (which it did!!) but it actually saved hours of queueing to check in! We simply filled in all our details and handed it in at the desk where we received our room keys and hotel info etc. Filling out the form meant that we didn't have to leave our passports at reception overnight which is usually the case in Spanish holiday hotels. Reception staff were excellent, efficient and friendly. One tip though keep your room key away from your mobile phone as I had to get my key charged four times as it stopped working! The hotel is quite big and initially we were a bit lost finding our room but we got there in the end and our room was fairly small but lovely. We were at the end of a small corridor which had only 4 rooms so no one had to pass our room which made it fairly quiet (usual hotel noise of chairs being dragged across the floor and ladies in high heels pacing about the rooms above excepted!). The room had everything we needed including an over bath shower and a separate shower cubicle! I can honestly say that the shower cubicle provided the best shower I've ever had on holiday, good strong water flow and hot water at any time of the day or night! The rain had stopped by this time so we got changed and headed out for a look around the hotel. We got a snack at the outside snack bar and it's fair to say we were slightly worried about the food at this point. The food was cold and there was very little there, we later discovered that it was because not many people had been using the snack bar as the weather had been so bad that day, the food was lovely for the rest of the holiday! The following day set the weather for the rest of our weeks holiday - beautifully hot and sunny! We were able to get loungers beside the pool with no problems at all, the pool was huge and there was a smaller baby pool right next to the main pool. The only issue we had with the pool was that the water was so cold! I dipped my big toe in and that was enough exposure for me!! It didn't stop the kids playing though - our daughter was in the water from about 10am til 5 pm every day! Plenty of space around the pool to move your lounger either fully into the sun or the shade. We went over to the water park once, not sure if it was because it was low season but some of the rides were only open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 11 - 3 and one of the slides wasn't open at all on the day we were there. I think in the height of summer you would definately have to queue up pretty early to get a bed over there. Our daughter enjoyed it though. The restaurants were clean and tidy and kept well filled with food in a self service buffet style. The only mess in the restaurants was created by the holidaymakers and truly some people should be ashamed of the mess they left! As soon as a tray was half empty it was taken away and a full fresh tray brought out. There was a pretty good variety of food in the main restaurant and even for a vegetarian like myself there was enough choice to keep me going. We ate in the Italian restaurant one evening as part of our all inclusive, it is table service there. The menu choice was huge! The food served up was beautiful and the kids meals were fantastic. My daughter felt really grown up when she got her plate - garlic bread, slice of pizza and bowl of pasta! She took a real shine to the waiter there and he made her smile each time he saw her after that! We couldn't get booked into the Mexican restaurant but from what I heard it is every bit as good as the Italian so well worth a try. The entertainment round the pool was good. You were kept up to date about what was going on throughout the day and we're always welcomed but not forced to take part in the activities. All of the entertainment team worked their socks off and it is clear that they love their jobs but the main entertainers Charlie, Emma, Paige, Ben and Rich were the ones our daughter got really attached to and it was great to see people really loving their work! They were always smiling and always had a kind word for everyone, particularly the kids! Our daughter and her friend even managed to get the nicknames lemon and lime from the team because of the lollies they loved! The evening entertainment was brilliant! We have to say that we preferred when the team did the show at night rather than when they brought in outside entertainers. We just felt that the team made it more fun, they were really good at what they were doing and they genuinely wanted people to enjoy it. All in all we had a great time at the Holiday Village Costa Del Sol, Benalmadena and I can honestly say that I would definately go back again. If the sign of a good holiday is being sad to leave and the kids getting upset about leaving the entertainment team then this place ticks all the boxes! Thanks to the whole team for turning a cheeky week away into a fantastic holiday.More
ltylr3, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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