If you want to splash out for a seaside hotel, you could follow the likes of Halle Berry and King Juan Carlos and stay here at this truly luxurious 5-star property. Not that they stayed here together of course. It’s deemed to be the most deluxe hotel in Cadiz. Actually its grandeur is strangely Caribbean (and you even get a pillow menu) but the setting on the unspoiled beach of La Barrosa is pure Costa de la Luz. Bask by the pool, bask on a four-poster lounger on the beach, play golf on the Sancti Petri courses, or indulge yourself in the spa. The two essential must-dos are a dip in the Atlantic (after all it’s right there) and dinner at the hotel’s destination restaurant, Alevante, which is presided over by Angel Léon, rightful holder of two Michelin stars.
T: (34) 956 491200; melia.sancti.petri@melia.com; Chiclana de la Frontera, Cádiz