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.
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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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came here with myself and 2 children, for a relaxing holiday. first of all, the hotel is kept very clean, rooms were decent in size, lovely view of the sea and gardens from our double balcony. swimming pools are fantastic. lot's of things going on all day. kids clubs are fantastic, I have an 9 year old with special needs and its the first time, I have allowed her to go into a kids club on holiday. the staff are great with the children and friendly. the only things I was disappointed in was the food. we aren't fussy eaters but, here the food was of poor quality and very bland. the only meal of the day we looked forward to was lunch from over the road. the night time entertainment isn't that great, first choice need to work on the 2 in my opinion to give this a 5/5, especially if your paying all that money to stay here. Other than that, weather was fantastic, free beach bus to the beach which is beautiful. I would def stay again, but please first choice sort the food out....More
Brilliant first family holiday abroad!
We stayed for a week at this holiday with our four year old daughter. It was the first time we have travelled abroad with her and so we wanted somewhere family friendly and the all inclusive option meant we didn't have to worry about finding restaurants. Having read previous reviews, we paid the supplement to have a room with a pool and sea view a it was definitely worth it. We were on the top (5th) floor and the views were stunning. We thought that it might have been noisy As we overlooked the restaurant and bar areas, but although we could hear the music in the evenings, it stopped at 11pm and wasn't a problem at all. Room was a good size and very clean and comfortable. There was a little basic kitchen, which we didn't use, but it was nice to have a fridge for bottled water and the option to cook, if we had wanted to. The food was amazing - so much choice and of a decent quality. The Italian and Tex Mex restaurants were very good and it was nice to have two served dinners as a change to the buffet. Pools were clean and the Beach Club was excellent. It has loads of different pools, a pirate slide, fountains and bubble seating areas, so plenty to keep our daughter occupied. There is also a small play area with climbing frame and slide and lots of pool-side activities. The Widget Show in the evenings was also a big hit. The Kids Club was fantastic and our daughter loved it. The staff were great, we felt that our daughter was safe and every session had a different theme. For the 3-5 year olds, there was dressing up, songs, stories and an art activity. It gave us previous reading time by the pool and our daughter made friends her own age and had a great time. Overall, we had an amazing holiday and would definitely recommend the hotel to others. We will be exploring other Holiday Villages over the next few years and would certainly consider returning to Benalmadena in the future.More
Lovely family hotel
This resort is fantastic for those looking for everything on your doorstep, the entertainment was constant & fun filled. I booked last minute for a couple knowing this was a family resort but I still thoroughly enjoyed it, def more for families though, my only negative was the resort was not on a town, it's in the middle of two, I would recommend the trips, we did Gibralter rock & sail, croc park & bioparc, hotel was huge & very clean, drinks very nice & food basic, we dined in both themed restaurants & loved both. We spent every night in the piano bar as we weren't there for children's entertainment, all the staff were lovely & always looked happy to help, wifi was hit & miss & definitely ask for an extra pillow!More
lindsey h, Lincoln, United Kingdom
Lovely Late Break
Last minute bargain booked 2 weeks before our holiday, read reviews, booked and we certainly weren't disappointed. The holiday village is vast so plenty of room for everyone around the numerous pools, never any problem getting sunbeds anywhere. Everywhere is kept spotlessly clean by an army of staff who are all very cheerful and obliging with any requirements, at this point I must make a special mention about Isabel on reception - nothing was too much trouble and always made time for a little chat whenever we saw her - thank you Isabel for such a warm friendly welcome!!!! The rooms/apartments are very well furnished, plenty of storage and a lovely little kitchen area to make your own morning cuppa to start the day. The hairdryer in the bathroom is adequate but not over powerful - plenty of sockets around if you'd rather take your own. Pool towels are provided and exchanged for clean ones every few days. The only slight downside is the location of the Holiday Village as buses are needed to go into Benelmadena or Fuengirola, this isn't a problem as the bus stops are right outside the complex, they run regularly and are very cheap (â¬1.30 per person) but not much around if you just want to go for a short walk. Perfect time of year to go (Oct 19th - 26th), weather was glorious 33 - 34 everyday, and perfect for a chill out which was all we wanted. Would certainly go again this time of year.More
Lovely place to go for a chilled out time
We have just returned after spending the half term holidays there. We expected it to be really busy but weren't aware when booking that the hotel was closing on the day we left. It was quiet and not busy at all which we didn't mind but I could see it having been a problem if you had children or wanted a nightlife. As it was running down not all the facilities were open which was a shame. The beach club wave pool was only open for two of our days there and the whole thing closed down two days before we left. It did seem a little like we were intruding as each day we watched them take away more and more of the sun loungers but as it was only my partner and I and our 13 year old daughter we were happy with what the hotel offered. We were surprised at having to pay for Slush drinks on an all inclusive considering we could drink as much alcohol as we wanted including cocktails but our daughter couldn't have a slush. Seemed odd. The food was great, we were quite impressed with the quality and the choice considering how difficult it must be to keep everyone happy and it was very nice to be able to have the tex mex one night and italian the next, both of great quality and an abundance of food. We had a great room, pool and sea view. There was a bit of a nasty smell at times but it wasn't so bad that we wanted to move room as we loved where we were. The staff we hard working and appeared friendly, I was surprised at the lack of English spoken by a lot of them but we managed. We tried to get the bus a couple of times once to the market and once to the cable car but they were either totally full or never turned up so we ended up using taxis which suited us, they weren't expensive and it was nice to get there in comfort and quickly. There wasn't a lot to do in the immediate area which again suited us for this holiday for a week but any longer and we would have had to head out to investigate which would have cost I think as everything seemed to be quite a way away. Loved it, wouldn't go back but not because of the hotel just because the world is big and there's lots more places to go! Also not being people that holiday often we had no idea that the pools would be freezing cold! We tried to swim and went in every day because we felt we should and it looked beautiful but it was so cold and uncomfortable in the end, just a warning if you're not people that go away often be prepared!More
Kayceewaycee, Torpoint, United Kingdom
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