1. Vincci Selección Aleysa, Hotel Boutique & Spa
This award-winning five-star boutique is a uniquely tranquil choice in Benalmádena Costa, nestled directly on the beach amongst huge, anonymous resorts. Ideal for couples, the hotel is intimate and chic, with a refined atmosphere and unparalleled customer service. Soundproofing and an extensive pillow menu will ensure an unbeatable night’s sleep in your ocean-facing room. Flit between the Aleysa’s multiple pools and hot tubs or relax in the spa, with its Turkish baths and Finnish saunas. For a special occasion, splash out on the gourmet tasting menu in on-site restaurant Alamar. And be sure to book early – the 36 rooms get snapped up fast.