Holidays to Meloneras serve up a top beach, great shopping and days out to a host of Gran Canaria’s big hitters.
Made to measure
As resorts go, Meloneras is a relatively new kid on the block. Set on the south-east coast of Gran Canaria, it’s a purpose-built place that popped up to take advantage of the sheltered beach here. While the builders were in, it decided to throw in some modern cafés and large-scale shopping malls, too.
Meloneras has got a 500-metre beach which is smothered in sugary golden sand. The stretch here gently slopes into Gran Canaria’s trademark crystal-clear waters, and the parallel promenade packs in plenty of bars and ice-cream places. You’ve got a bit of a two-for-one deal, too, as the eastern end of the beach merges with the wave-like sands of Maspalomas.
Families make the most of the huge hotels which hug the shoreline here. And when they’re not splashing around in lake-like pools, they’re living it up at the island’s biggest theme park – Holiday World. This place is just up the road, and delivers a giant Ferris wheel and kid-friendly rides. And 15 minutes’ drive away you’ve got a taste of the Wild West at Sioux City – the go-to place for quick-drawing cowboys and daredevil riding stunts.
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