Holidays to Meloneras show you Gran Canaria's grown-up side. This chic resort comes with upmarket shops and restaurants, plus a bijou beach with top-notch R&R credentials.
Meloneras is one cool customer. Cruise & Stay holidays here mean laid-back luxury, plush hotels and complete sophistication. Unwind in Meloneras before setting sail and feel those everyday tensions melt away…
A beach of gold
This resort boasts an enormous expanse of Gran Canaria’s famous golden sand, so you’re sure to find your very own patch to set up for the day. Stretching over 500 metres, the local beach is lined with a promenade that’s home to shops, bars and restaurants – seek out shade from the hot Canarian heat there, with a satisfying and thirst-quenching drink. Then hire a pedalo from Meloneras Beach and take advantage of the cooling sea breeze as you gently bob on the Atlantic.
Affluent and stylish
Not overly flashy, but cool and decadent, Meloneras has a quiet luxury about it. You won't find it hard to find a great quality, upmarket restaurant here for some delicious dining. Expect super-cool cocktail bars too. There’s a casino that, as well as offering the usual blackjack, poker and slots, hosts a popular cabaret night. Hotels are housed in opulent palace-type buildings that make you realise that you’ve discovered a Cruise & Stay option that's really special.
Shop till you drop
With several shopping malls, Meloneras is a top spot to shop. This is the place to pick up designer goods and enjoy high-end boutiques before or after your cruise trip. When the shopping is exhausted, the malls are also home to great eateries and cafés for post-splurge energy replenishment. But it's also worth heading to the local promenade to take a seat, relax and wait for sunset instead – the seafront here is on the south of Gran Canaria and perfectly placed for incredible views.
Stunning sand dunes
Just a short journey away from Meloneras are the impressive dunes of Maspalomas, folding back from the beach and covering 1,000 acres – or about 16,000 tennis courts. Formed by sand from the bottom of the ocean during the last ice age, these dunes are an official nature reserve with restricted access, but tourists can explore the dunes by camel for an unforgettable adventure.