I hope you all enjoyed reading about day one of my trip to Benidorm with Jet2holidays.com and Visit Benidorm as it’s time for day two! I’m so excited to share what we got up to on our second day in beautiful Benidorm as it was just as fun as the first.
After a divine nights sleep in Melia Villaitana’s ginormous king sized beds, we all met in the restaurant area for breakfast - the breakfast was buffet style and there was a huge selection available, I was stuck for choice. There was also the most lovely outdoor area by the pool where you could sit and enjoy breakfast - the perfect way to start the day. After we’d stuffed our faces with all the delicious food it was time to head to reception to meet our tour guide Sergio. We had another jam packed itinerary for the day so we couldn’t wait to get going and see what was in store for day two.
First up was jet skiing. We picked up our jet skis from Carlos Water Sports which was located in the beautiful marina of Benidorm and got kitted out in life jackets. I have to admit, I was dubious about doing this but also super excited. I always presumed jet skiing was something you had to have a lot of experience in or you’d end up being thrown into the sea at every turn, hence why I was feeling a bit worried. However, I couldn’t have been more wrong. Victoria and I paired up and took it in turns to drive the jet ski which was super simple - you literally pressed a button to start the engine and pulled a little handle to accelerate and brake. Pretty much the same as riding a bike. We followed one of the pro’s from Carlos Water Sports into the middle of the sea to the point we could barely see the shore but I didn’t feel nervous once. The jet skis felt really stable and it was amazing to whizz along and so much fun bouncing through the water with the wind blowing in our hair, feeling daring every now and again by pressing the accelerator a little bit more, hehe. It's definitely an activity for the adrenaline junkies and I’d 100% do it again - I’ve never laughed so much If you fancy trying it out, it costs 80 euros for 30 minutes.
After all the fun of jet skiing, it was time for the next activity - scuba diving. Unfortunately, this is the one thing I had to say no to during the trip. Not too long ago I had an experience where I nearly drowned so the thought of being under water really freaked me out. Victoria was in the same position so we decided to catch some sun on the boat and watch whilst the other guys took part. They all said it was an amazing experience and after seeing how professional the team at Diving Stones were, I know they’d have looked after me if I had taken part. I’m not completely ruling it out for the future now I’ve seen how it all works, it definitely wasn’t as scary as my mind had imagined it to be. This also cost 80 euros and can be booked here via the Visit Bendirom website.
After a jam packed morning of fun activities, it was time for lunch - I’m such a foodie so was really excited to enjoy more of Benidorm’s specialities. Sergio took us to Son de Mar which was a beautiful restaurant located in front of the Levante beach. We enjoyed a set menu which included lots of amazing Spanish foods including the most amazing avocado dish - I don’t remember what it was called but oh my goodness, it was delicious. There was also beef carpaccio and lots of fresh seafood. We also enjoyed lots of Sangria and wine whilst taking in the pretty views of the beach.
After lunch we headed back to the hotel for some down time so we could enjoy the beautiful surroundings and pool areas. As I mentioned in my previous post, the hotel was beautiful and everywhere you turned was another pretty pastel wall or palm tree. With this being said, it was the perfect time to explore and take some photos, in true blogger style. After we’d taken some snaps of our outfits and the hotel, it was finally time for a cocktail! Berry mojitos all round?! The weather was absolutely glorious too - we were only sat out in it for around an hour and I’d already caught a tan. Who knew the weather was so good in Benidorm? Especially in May too - it felt like high Summer.
After we’d enjoyed a few hours down time, we got ready to meet Sergio for dinner. He told us we’d be heading to the Old Town to a street called ‘Los Vascos’ on a tapas tour where we got to pick our own tapas from a selection on display which was then cooked and brought to our table. My personal faves were the bread with tomato and aioli and the ham croquettes - they were amazing!! We also had the most insane dessert platter - just look at it, yum!! This place felt like a really authentic part of Benidorm with lots of cute little restaurants full of local people. It was also really reasonably priced with a nice dinner and drinks only costing 15-20 euros per person. Great for those holidaying on a budget!
Overall another amazing day in Benidorm! I can’t wait to share day three with you. Do you like the look of these places? Has it changed your opinion on Benidorm?