Why choose one luxury hotel when you can enjoy two?
If you're thinking about a luxury vacation in Greece, you're not alone. The weather, the food, and the pace of life make it a tremendously popular destination. But where to stay? Look no further than Elounda, a charming coastal town on the island of Crete. It has everything you would want for a traditional Greek experience. Not too crowded or commercialised with still plenty to entertain.
Spend your days lounging on the beach or swimming in clear water. Explore the charming streets and boutique shops while taking in the breathtakingly views of Mirabello Bay. The scenery is truly spectacular, and the coastal paths allow for easy exploration. Elounda appears to have been carved for gazing out to sea and letting your mind wander. ’Indeed, its authentic, relaxed, and friendly atmosphere makes it hard to resist.
Double the luxury in a single resort.
There is no denying that guests arriving in Elounda are spoiled for choice when it comes to where they rest their heads. That said, two hotels are a cut above. The Elounda Beach and Elounda Bay Palace hotels. Siblings, they combine to form one exclusive resort that is part of the prestigious "Leading Hotel of the World" membership. And it's easy to see why, with neither resting on their laurels.
The resort site is both vast and intimate in scale, offering uninterrupted views of the horizon while remaining protected by the bay. Set among 60 acres of lush, subtropical gardens, the gated properties have an enviable waterfront location, with exclusive access to not one but two private sandy beaches each. Naturally, complimentary sunbeds, umbrellas, and butler service are on hand. Poolside is no exception. Whether inside or out, world-class hospitality is standard no matter where you choose to lay your towel.
The accommodation options are equally impressive, ranging from comfortable rooms and plush suites to deluxe waterside bungalows and luxury villas. Depending on the accommodation category, some will include shared or private pools, large private terraces, and their own gyms.
Then there are the dining and drinking choices, which are plentiful throughout the complex. Guests can sample between seven unique Fine Dining, Greek, Mediterranean, Italian, Japanese, and Peruvian speciality restaurants to cater to a wide range of tastes. Not to mention the four lounge, pool, and sea view bars, each with its own distinct atmosphere, for poolside refreshments, pre-dinner aperitifs, and sunset nightcaps.
Finally, the multi-award-winning penthouse Chenot Spa can be found at Elounda Beach Hotel. Recognised for its impressive wellness and spa facilities, the venue offers a plethora of vitality programmes, beauty treatments, fitness, and wellness amenities to help you relax, revitalise, and rejuvenate. However, if action is more your thing, the sports fan need not worry. To keep you entertained, there are five floodlit tennis courts, mini soccer, basket and beach volleyball, badminton, table tennis, and mini golf. As well as water sports activities including sailing and jet-skiing plus a PADI-certified dive centre.
Twice the choice, twice the experience.
Clearly, staying at Elounda Beach or Elounda Bay Palace is not your average stay. It isn't often guests have twice the amount of space, private beaches, and stunning pools to discover. Plus, double the selection of sumptuous rooms, opulent villas, sophisticated bars, tantalising cuisine, action-packed activities, and luxurious spa facilities.
The real challenge will be deciding what to do first. So, to help you picture what a stay at either Elounda Beach or Elounda Palace Bay, here's what your day could look like:
08:00 Saunter down to breakfast and enjoy a traditional Greek breakfast of various bread, pastries, fruits, and yoghurts.
10:00 Head over to the pool opposite the Poseidon bar, where you can always enjoy a light snack or drink after your dip.
11:30 Ask the concierge to reserve you a relaxing massage or beauty treatment at Chenot Spa.
13:30 For lunch, Kafenion, where the olive trees form a natural shade and the menu includes Greek and Cretan specialties
15:00 Bask in comfort whilst taking in the beautiful Mirabello Bay at any of the four private beaches.
19:00 In the evening, why not be tempted by a pre-dinner cocktail surrounded by water at Veghera Jetty Bar.
20:00 To keep the waterfront theme going, there's no better place than Blue Lagoon Restaurant & Sushi Bar for the most delicate fish dishes.
23:30 For some, it will be time to rest their heads, but for any night owl wanting to savour the moment, Lito Lounge and its relaxed atmosphere would be the place.
Are you a perfect match?
Elounda itself is not a party town, and its relaxed, child-friendly surroundings extend to its resorts. So, whether you're a couple seeking pure relaxation or a family that needs everyone's needs met, many have chosen Elounda Beach or Elounda Bay Palace.
Many parents find the complimentary Elounda Beach and Elounda Palace Bay kids clubs ideal. Modern, well equipped and managed by seasoned international staff, you can be sure the children will be thoroughly entertained. The age range is 4–12, and activities include safe sea play, various competitions, and regular movie nights. In addition, once a week, both hotel clubs team up to host a special guest entertainer.
So, are you ready for a luxury vacation in Elounda? Enquire here to learn more about availability and dates or answer any questions we haven't covered. One of our knowledgeable Personal Travel Planners will gladly assist.
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