The Solana resort in Benidorm welcomes a regular group of British holiday makers each year. There are sex-mad swingers, OAPs, dysfunctional families, singletons, flamboyant homosexuals and pub quiz champions. And they're just the guests!
Anticipation is in the air at the Solana as it's Joyce and Monty's big day and Monty is steaming ahead with last-minute plans; will Joyce like his surprise venue, and just how good is the catering going to be? Meanwhile, Sam has been left in charge at the Solana and can't resist the chance to make some extra cash by organising a raffle in Neptune's. It's also Billy and Sheron's 25th wedding anniversary holiday, but although they are determined to enjoy themselves, speculation could cause a feud.
The wedding party return after spending a night under the stars, but Kenneth is nowhere to be found. Jacqueline's dread soon turns to joy when he arrives back safe and sound after being rescued at sea. Meanwhile, Rob checks in with his much anticipated friend, and Joey is back with his new friend Callum in tow
Joyce appoints Monty as the new Entertainments Manager at the Solana and he plans a magical evening at Neptunes. The Dawsons continue to speculate about Cyd's motives but Rob pops the question anyway. Both Kenneth & Callum have romantic entanglements! Liam is back.
Joyce is furious with Monty after a chaotic evening of magic, but a chance meeting with legendary entertainer Sammy Valentino might get him his job back. Meanwhile. Callum decides to go up-market and sets his sights on an older professional lady, and Eddie adds to the family discourse when he catches a glimpse of Cyd in the changing room next door. Elsewhere, Liam and Kenneth are not impressed with Jacqueline's latest old school business venture for Blow & Go, but it certainly seems to be pulling in the punters.
As Noreen and Pauline return to the Solana, Pauline's writer's block disappears on finding her muse. Monty is worried about Sammy, but how can he lose ‘the fear'? Kenneth's ongoing romantic troubles means he needs a wife, will Sam oblige? Cyd's Dad flies in.
Sammy is excited after his comeback performance, and tries to persuade Monty that he is ready for an evening show - but an encounter with an obsessed fan gives him second thoughts. Meanwhile, Noreen senses the arrival of her twin sister Doreen, and Rob dashes to the airport to win back Cyd
Joyce is furious with Sam and Monty after Sammy's disastrous performances in Neptunes, and she soon finds out that Monty has given him a Solana contract. Meanwhile, Doreen jumps the gun by sending Pauline's novel to be published, and Sheron and Billy take a trip down memory lane and spend a day reliving their youth. Elsewhere, Denis and Nigel are increasingly reluctant to arrest Lesley, and Mateo worries about having to go on another concubine cruise with Crystal Hennessy-Vass.
Eddie and Loretta seem to be getting on surprisingly well as they make secret plans for an anniversary party for Billy and Sheron back in the UK, but it looks as if the anniversary couple are making plans of their own. Meanwhile, the chips are down for Monty now that Joyce has sacked him, and he needs a job - fast. Things are not good for Kenneth either, as he wakes up in the Blow and Go after a big night out to find that the builders have inadvertently bricked him in the place!
It's all go as another Summer holiday draws to a close - the Dawsons get mixed up in a strike at the airport as they try to return home and encounter a snotty holiday rep. Sam can't decide if to stay with Joey or return to her ex boyfriend. Grandad Dawson has a shock for the family, Ron Pickford is alive! Joyce gets a shock when she hears the Solana Resort is up for sale and has a potential new buyer, will they all be out of jobs? Holly Johnson entertains the holidaymakers at Neptunes.