If You Like Benidorm, Why Not Try…
It can be all too easy to go with the familiar and book the same holiday destination instead of trying somewhere you’ve never been before, right? Especially when it comes down to our favourite tourist-friendly, family friendly and fun you find on Benidorm holidays. If you love Benidorm but fancy trying somewhere different, why not check out our top beach resorts such as Turkey's riviera or winter sun favourites of the Canary Islands and Majorca?
Or if you want to know more about another of Spain's resorts, why not check out our guide to the Costas.
IF YOU LIKE THE SUNSHINE, TRY OLU DENIZ, RHODES OR THE CANARY ISLANDS
Benidorm offers over 300 days of sunshine every year but it’s certainly not the only jewel in the European crown when it comes to climate. Sunny resorts in Turkey, such as Marmaris with its smart marina and charming old town, pretty Olu Deniz with its gorgeous blue lagoon or the Greek islands and Cyprus also offer fabulous long summer seasons. Alternatively, browse our balmy Canary Islands deals if you're looking for winter sun; Tenerife, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura – all offer endless sunshine hours with plenty of winter sun holidays for those who like a beach break out of the main tourist season.
IF YOU LIKE THE HOTELS, TRY MAJORCA OR MARBELLA
Benidorm is the go-to place for travellers who like their home comforts and a great ex-pat community, but the beautiful Balearics (particularly Majorca) has a very similar feel and a handful of sunny Spanish resorts, such as Alicante and Marbella offer the same great amenities, British menus and family fun found in Benidorm. For the ultimate hassle-free holiday, why not look into going all inclusive - Spain's holiday resorts and the Balearics have some of the top all inclusive hotels in Europe. Check out our all inclusive luxury holidays in Spain and don't worry about a thing when you're away.
IF YOU LIKE THE BEACHES, TRY ALICANTE, ALBUFEIRA OR PUERTO DEL CARMEN
With three award-winning beaches and over 5km of glistening coastline, Benidorm is great for sun worshippers who love nothing more than lying back to bronze in the sunshine. But if you fancy flying somewhere different next time around, there are plenty of equally beautiful beaches available, both in Spain and beyond. If you love the Costa Blanca, give popular culture-meets-coast destination Alicante a try. Alternatively, pop across the border to Portugal and stay in Algarve favourite Albufeira while partygoers can head to lively Puerto del Carmen in Lanzarote – all boast beautiful Blue Flag beaches, so you can take a dip whenever the mood takes you.
IF YOU LIKE THE NIGHTLIFE, TRY SUNNY BEACH, MAGALUF OR SAN ANTONIO
Benidorm has more than its fair share of clubs, bars, restaurants and shows to keep visitors entertained after sundown but why not try up and coming (and cheap) Sunny Beach in Bulgaria with its great-value hotels and resorts, Majorcan favourite Magaluf, or the original clubbers’ paradise of San Antonio, Ibiza, where the clubs and bars are open until the early hours and foam parties are as easy to find as sunloungers!
IF YOU LIKE THE THEMEPARKS, TRY TENERIFE, SALOU OR ORLANDO
One of the reasons why families and thrill-seekers flock to Benidorm is because it’s jam-packed with amusements and splash-tastic waterparks. Terra Mitica, Aqualandia, Mundomar Terra Natura and Aqua Natura are at the top of the list, but there are plenty more rides to rock elsewhere, too. If you want to fill your days with world-class themepark fun then head to Tenerife's spectacular Siam Park and Loro Parque. Sunny Salou in Spain is also a popular choice thanks to PortAventura theme and waterpark, but Orlando takes the crown when it comes to amazing attractions, so why not experience the magic at Walt Disney World Resort and the Universal Studios Parks?
IF YOU LIKE THE CHILD-FRIENDLY VIBE, TRY SALOU, PALMA NOVA OR CALA'N BOSCH
To mix up your family retreats, we recommend heading to sunny Salou (on the Costa Dorada), for its brilliant themepark and go karting track. If you fancy flying to a Balearic beauty such as Palma Nova, browse our beachfront bed & breakfast cheap holidays in Majorca, or if its quieter quality time you're after, Cala'n Bosch has plenty to keep you entertained on its low key island.