Las Meloneras Holidays
Travel Agent's View...fairly new resort built next to the popular tourist resort of Maspalomas.
Meloneras is a fairly new resort built next to the popular tourist resort of Maspalomas.
The resort offers more superior accommodation compared to its neighbours Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles, offering mainly 4 or 5 star luxury hotels, although there are a hand full of 3 star aparthotels.
Within the resort there is also many restaurants, bars, designer shops and boutiques as well as a shopping centre, supermarket and typical tourist souvenir and gift shops.
Meloneras is situated approx 38 km from the airport.
Insider's Viewby Liz Correal
The promenade is my favourite bit, I could sit in Café de Paris all day drinking coffee, eating cake and watching the world go by.
Meloneras, not to be confused with melanomas, is Gran Canaria's posh bit. Is it any wonder the wide and well-paved streets are often deserted? Everyone's to busy enjoying the five star luxury to come out and see what's around. You may see the odd day visitor about. How can you tell? They're the ones staring wide-eyed and envious through the security-guarded gates of the huge hotels with a "why didn't I book my holiday here?" look on their faces.
A translation of the name from Spanish to English turns it into the "Melon Fields". Though a Canarian friend of mine assures me the only melons he ever saw there were baking on the rocky beach, but we won't go into that. Originally it was a tomato-growing area, but it's definitely gone to very up-market now.
Meloneras doesn't have a beach of its own, but as it's tucked so neatly on the end of Maspalomas it's hardly noticeable. It's just a short walk through the hotels or along the posh prom until you hit the golden stretch where the dunes start and there is more than enough sand there for everyone.
The promenade is my favourite bit, I could sit in Café de Paris all day drinking coffee, eating cake and watching the world go by. Though if I was going out to eat, I'd chose Casa Serafino's. It used to be perched on the rocks overlooking the sea in a precarious, but breath-taking position. Because of the hotel expansion plan, its uprooted and moved to the centre. The views not the same, which is a shame, but the food's just as good.
Meloneras is popular for golf. In fact the course is so new the grass is still patchy in places. As it's right on the coastline there's at least a bit of a breeze to cool you down and a scuba diver waiting to fish the balls out of the sea. Do people really play out there in all that heat? Well, you know how the old saying goes, mad dogs and golfers or something like that!
Though you probably won't feel much like moving, there is a bus-station nearby where you can catch a service to any of the more down to earth and humbler resorts. It's worth going out at least once, just so you can come back gloating about what a good deal you got!
Las Meloneras Hotels
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