This 5-star hotel stands on the slopes of Sierra Cortina, 150 metres above sea level, offering fantastic views over the Costa Blanca.
However, there’s no Spanish style here – instead guests are transported to an Asian world of luxury and design surrounded by stunning tropical gardens and swimming pools.
All of its beautiful rooms are decorated in Balinese style and at its four restaurants you can enjoy a fusion of original Asian flavours with traditional Mediterranean and international cuisines.
The hotel also has two 18-hole golf courses and three theme parks: Terra Mítica, Terra Natura and Aqua Natura.
Rooms cost from £564 to £2806 for a week.
Barceló Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa, Alicante. See www.barcelo.com for details.