St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas

Crete, Aghios Nikolaos

Hotel Villas
Spa
Good for Couples
Teenager Friendly
Child Friendly
Family Suites
Private Pools
Honeymoon

  • A member of the ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’
  • Featuring a luxury spa with an extensive treatment menu
  • Unique location set in six stunning acres of gardens
  • Choose from some spectacular beaches

Perfect for couples and families alike, the St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas offers a relaxed and intimate stay and is the perfect base for exploring this beautiful part of Crete. Located within six acres of gardens with the sea on three sides, it’s easy to find privacy and tranquillity here.

During the day you can enjoy St Nicolas Bay Resort’s private sandy beach or choose from two swimming pools, one with a separate children’s section which is ideal for family fun. If seclusion is your holiday goal then book one of the stunning Private Pool rooms – an ideal choice for a honeymoon or those wanting to relive theirs.

By night it’s time to enjoy the variety of dining options, from a romantic candlelit dinner a deux at the Minotaure to authentic Cretan seafood at The Greek Kafenion. Those wanting to explore can take a trip to the nearby Aghios Nikolaos where there is a whole host of lively bars, delicious tavernas and stylish boutiques. Seeking total relaxation? Make sure you make time for a trip to the Poseidon Spa – with unique features including a private cave for two it’s a must-visit.

The hotel has 107 rooms. Hotel child prices apply to age 2–12 years.

Please note that due to steps around the property and in some rooms, this hotel is not recommended for guests with reduced mobility.

Facilities

Bars & Restaurants

Bars & Restaurants

Guests can enjoy a wide range of dining options and can choose from five restaurants and three bars. Delicious breakfast is served at the Club House Terrace and guests can even enjoy a impressive 5-course dining experience at Labryinthos. Upgrade for lunch at the Blue Bay and for evening dine around, choose from a fine dining menu at the Minotaure Restaurant or at the Greek Kafenion. 

Dining is an important part of a holiday and St Nicolas Bay ensure you have plenty of options, discover an outdoor BBQ kitchen with authentic Cretan cuisine using the finest local fresh ingredients and enjoy excellent seafood from the Mirabello Bay.

Club House Restaurant


Enjoy a tranquil start to your day as you savour the entrancing views of the Mirabello Bay whilst breakfast is served on the Club House Terrace. Choose from a wide range of hot and cold dishes including a range of freshly baked breads, pastries, cheeses, beverages and seasonal local fresh fruits with an authentic Cretan corner serving specialities.

Open: 07:45-10.30

Labyrinthos


Create your own 5-course dining experience from the freshest of ingredients with flavours inspired from traditional Greek cuisine.

Enjoy a selection of starters, salads, main courses and delicious desserts for an unforgettable culinary experience whilst you watch the sunset over the lagoon pool and harbour lights of  Aghios Nikolaos . 
 
Dress Code – Formal /Smart Casual 

Children’s menu and highchairs available in all restaurants (except for Minotaure).

Open: 19:00 – 21:30

Minotaure

Enjoy a romantic candlelit dining experience under the stars at the Minotaure fine dining restaurant where guests can enjoy delicious Asian and international flavours. Dishes are paired with a selection of wines from the extensive worldwide wine cellar so that guests can enjoy the perfect combination. Immerse yourself in the luxury location as you listen to soft piano music and jazz.  

Dress Code – Formal /Smart Casual 

Guests on half board receive a credit towards dining at this restaurant.
Children’s menu and highchairs are not available at the Minotaure.

Open: 20:00-23:00

The Blue Bay


Guests can enjoy excellent Mediterranean and Asian dishes served with an la carte service for lunch whilst enjoying the relaxing sea breeze from the Mirabello Bay. An all-day menu offers a range of healthy salads, snacks, vegetarian dishes along with international specials. Order from the comfort of your sun lounger whilst relaxing poolside or on the beach from a range of light lunches, cocktails, fresh fruit juices, sandwiches and ice creams.

Dress Code – Casual/beachwear

In the evening Blue Bay is transformed into a cocktail bar with music that creates a relaxed ambiance. Choose from an array of drinks such as tropical cocktails and sparkling champagne, sit back and enjoy the stunning views at the waters edge.

Dress Code – Smart/casual

Children’s menu and highchairs available in all restaurants (except for Minotaure).

Open: 11:30-19:00

The Greek Kafenion


Enjoy the delights of authentic a la carte Cretan dishes at Greek Kafenion. Each dish is cooked using the outdoor BBQ kitchen, using the finest local fresh ingredients and excellent seafood from the Mirabello Bay.

Once a week, guests can listen to live music and enjoy a charming Greek atmosphere with local folklore dancers.

Dress Code – Formal /Smart Casual 

Guests on half board receive a credit towards dining at this restaurant.
Children’s menu and highchairs available in all restaurants (except for Minotaure).

Open: 20:00-23:00

Bonsata Jetty Bar

This fashionable waterside bar serves cocktails against a backdrop of fun music.

Open: 19:30-00:00

The Astra Bar Veranda and Lounge

Enjoy mesmerising sunsets at the Astra Bar overlooking the Minoutaure lagoon pool and the twinkling lights of Aghios Nikolaos in the distance. Socialise with friends and family whilst enjoying your favourite aperitifs whilst listening to soft piano music. 

Dress Code – Formal /Smart Casual 

Beach & Pools

Beach


Relax and enjoy the clear waters of the Mediterranean from the hotel’s blue flag certified private sandy beach with bar and light lunch service at your fingertips.

Swimming Pools


The hotel features one outdoor salt water swimming pool with a separate children’s pool and an indoor heated pool at the Poseidon Spa.

For Families

Kids' Club

Fully certified staff supervise the complimentary Mini Club where children can play and enjoy a variety of activities whilst making new friends at the same time.

Mini club is open daily Monday – Saturday from 10am – 2pm & 3pm – 7pm
Ages: 4-11 years. 

Children under 4 years need a parent or guardian to accompany them.

Galaxy Games Room is open for teens where they can meet friends and enjoy table tennis, table football, Play Station and watch films.

Babysitting is available at a fee (pre-booking is required) as well as child/baby car seats on request.

Early dining options in room are available and can be arranged in resort.

Baby accessories available on request (such as bottle warmer/sterilizer, kettle & potty).

Spa & Wellness

Poseidon Spa

A state-of-the-art spa with an extensive range of suites where guests can indulge in a relaxing and revitalizing atmosphere.  Enjoy world famous products from Elemis and Cinq Mondes for face and body treatments as well as aromatherapy programs.  Their freshwater seawater treatments are highly relaxing and used to rejuvenate your mind and body.

Guests are welcome to join complimentary group yoga classes against the beautiful backdrop of the sea or private chargeable classes can be arranged in the comfort of your room or in a preferred outdoor location. Experience Flow Yoga with the resident yoga teacher which combines Hatha and Vinyasa yoga.

Turkish steam baths, sauna and indoor heated pool available for use when booking any treatments.

Complimentary fitness centre with state of art Cybex and techno gym machines along with changing rooms, showers and lockers.

Open: 10:00-20:00 

Children under 16 are not permitted in the spa.

Activities & Entertainment

Sport & Leisure Facilities

There’s plenty do to if you’re not just a sun-seeker. Visit the scuba diving centre or try your hand at windsurfing or canoeing. When evening comes there’s an open air cinema that shows films three times a week and a games room complete with table tennis tables, table football and Playstation games.

About the location
St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas can be found on the north east coast of Crete, in the town of Aghios Nikolaos. Here you’ll find a fascinating sense of history, with colourful Venetian buildings stretching along the coastline and along the shores of the lake. Take in the sparkling waters of the lake, where the goddess Athena is supposed to have bathed, as you enjoy exquisite dishes in the lakeside restaurants. 

Culture lovers can visit one of the museums in the town, while beach lovers will find lots of stretches of golden sands to be explored. Enjoy fresh seafood in one of the beach restaurants or order refreshments straight to your lounger. If you want to keep active, there are water sports and activities available as well. 
Transfer time
St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas is an hour’s drive from Crete Heraklion Airport. 
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Classic Double Limited Sea View

Max 2 adults, 1 child

Classic Double Limited Sea View Rooms are decorated in a modern style. They have either a king size or twin bed, bathroom with separate toilet and a balcony with a sea view.

29m²

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Classic Junior Suite Sea View

Max 2 adults, 1 child

Classic Junior Suites Sea View have a king size or twin beds, bathroom with a whirlpool style bath or a walk in shower as well as a regular bath tub and a spacious balcony or terrace with sea views.

32m²

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Classic Suite One Bedroom Sea View

Max 2 adults, 2 children

Classic Suite One Bedroom Sea View have a separate bedroom, Jacuzzi bath tub, spacious living room and large balcony or terrace with breakfast table.

40m²

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Classic Studio Private Pool Seafront

Max 2 adults, 1 child

Classic Studio Private Pool Seafront have a king size or twin beds and include whirlpool style bath and separate shower. They have a bedroom and open plan lounge and a spacious terrace garden and private heated swimming pool and sun loungers.

40m²

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Classic Suite Two Bedroom Private Pool Harbour and Side Sea View

Max 2 adults, 2 child

Classic Suite Two Bedroom Private Pool Harbour and Side Sea View are situated on two levels. On the upper level there is a bedroom with ensuite bathroom, seating corner, and a large veranda with private pool. On the lower level, there is another bedroom with ensuite bathroom, with a large garden veranda surrounded by olive trees. The master bedroom's ensuite bathroom, has a bathtub and walk-in shower, whilst the second bathroom has a walk-in shower. 

70m²

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Club Junior Suite Outdoor Heated Jacuzzi Seafront

Max 2 adults, 1 child

The Junior Suites feature an open plan bedroom with a king size or twin beds and seating area, a bathroom with a walk in shower and a spacious balcony or terrace with outdoor Jacuzzi Hot-Tub. Guests staying in Club Suites can take advantage of Express Early Check-in & Check-out (14:00 hrs) subject to hotel’s availability, Welcome Champagne, Mineral Water, Fresh Flowers upon arrival, a complimentary Aperitif in Suite (every second day), twice daily Maid Service & Turndown, Room Service Breakfast at any time, Guest Relations Office – Concierge Service, Business and Secretarial Assistance, complimentary use of Gym, Games Room, Home Cinema, Porter Service and Parking.

35m²

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Club Studio Private Pool Seafront

Max 2 adults, 1 child

Located by the seafront, the exquisite Suites have a bedroom with large lounge corner, bathroom with a Jacuzzi® bath and walk in shower and spacious Veranda with private heated swimming pool, daybeds and dining table. Guests staying in Club Suites can take advantage of Express Early Check-in & Check-out (14:00 hrs) subject to hotel’s availability, Welcome Champagne, Mineral Water, Fresh Flowers upon arrival, a complimentary Aperitif in Suite (every second day), twice daily Maid Service & Turndown, Room Service Breakfast at any time, Guest Relations Office – Concierge Service, Business and Secretarial Assistance, complimentary use of Gym, Games Room, Home Cinema, Porter Service and Parking.

50m²

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Club Suite One Bedroom Private Pool Seafront

Max 2 adults, 2 children

The One Bedroom Suites feature a master bedroom with king size bed or twin beds, separate living room with a dining area, bathroom with a Jacuzzi® bath and a walk in shower and a large terrace with a private heated swimming pool. Guests staying in Club Suites can take advantage of Express Early Check-in & Check-out (14:00 hrs) subject to hotel’s availability, Welcome Champagne, Mineral Water, Fresh Flowers upon arrival, a complimentary Aperitif in Suite (every second day), twice daily Maid Service & Turndown, Room Service Breakfast at any time, Guest Relations Office – Concierge Service, Business and Secretarial Assistance, complimentary use of Gym, Games Room, Home Cinema, Porter Service and Parking.

45 - 71m²

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Thalassa Villa Three Bedroom Private Pool Seafront

Max 5 adults

The Thalassa Villa features a master bedroom with king size bed or twin beds with an en suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi® bath and a walk in shower. There is also a twin room and a single room, plus a second bathroom with a walk in shower. The villa also features a spacious living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen and large terrace with private heated infinity pool, sunshades and sun loungers. There are 4 Thalassa Villas and are unique so may vary in design and size, to be allocated on arrival.

141m²

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Wonderful, relaxing stay for mother and daughter
4Gardiners, London, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Sep 12 2022
As a treat, my daughter and I spent a lovely relaxing week here in May this year 2022. We had a lovely, quiet suite with a sea view. The room was clean and comfortable. The manager , Alexandros...
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A fantastic hotel
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Tripadvisor review Sep 11 2022
I was in Room 500, which has a wondeful view over the sea. My whole experience at the hotel was great: the accommodation, the service and the food. It's so beautiful - the architecture and...
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