Situated on the South coast of Gran Canaria the resort of Melonares has come in to its own in recent years gaining a reputation of being up-market, classy and cosmopolitan. As you stroll along the promenad you can see the luxury in the restaurants, wine bars and cafes. To the West of Melonares you will find a chic marina of Pasito Blanco with a few upmarket restaurants also.
The resort is mainly suited for those who like to retreat to a quieter resort away from the action of Puerto Rico and Maspalomas.
The blue-flag beach here is stunning with 400m of dark golden sand. Perfect for a spot of sun-bathing. There are life gaurds on duty displaying coloured flag warnings depending on the wind direction. The paseo runs along the beach so there is plenty of opportunity to grab some lunch or to cool down in the main quaint bars and cafes lining the paseo.
As a quieter resort you would need to go out to the nearby resorts of Maspalomas. There is Aqualand Marina or Sioux City nearby. Night time a popular place is the casino where they have cabaret shows. However, the attractions of Meloneras are the natural ones, the beauty, the beach, the sun-sets. However there is a fairly new golf-course with an attractive club house boasting fantastic views.
There is a new shopping centre located here with designer shops, high end boutiques and brands on offer.