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St Nicolas Bay Resort

Crete, Aghios Nikolaos

Good for Couples
Family Suites
Private Pools

  • 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 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.


Bars & Restaurants

Bonsata Jetty Bar

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

Open: 19:30-00:00

Breakfast Terrace

A huge variety of hot and cold breakfast options are served on the shady terrace where you can soak in the views across Mirabello Bay.

Open: 07:45-11.00


Offering a selection of traditional local cuisine alongside international flavours, enjoy dinner outside on the outdoor veranda or beat the heat and escape to the cool comfort of inside.

Open: 19:00-22:00


Serving Asian and international dishes Minotaure is a romantic choice for a candlelit dinner for two.

Open: 20:00-23:00

Guests on half board receive credit towards dining at this restaurant.

The Astra Bar

A fun place for a pre-dinner aperitif or an after dinner digestif the Astar Bar serves delicious drinks in a relaxed piano accompanied atmosphere. 

The Blue Bay

For a casual lunch option head to Blue Bay, which serves a mixture of Mediterranean and Asian dishes including vegetarian options. Can’t face leaving your lounger? Cocktails, drinks, sandwiches and ice creams are all served around the pool and beach too.

Open: 11:30-19:00

The Greek Kafenion

Try an authentic experience with this Cretan themed restaurant located right next to the beach.

Open: 20:00-23:00

Guests on half board receive credit towards dining at this restaurant.

Beach & Pools


Relax and enjoy the clear waters of the Mediterranean from the hotels’ private sandy beach.

Swimming Pools

The hotel features two salt water swimming pools, one with a separate children’s area.

For Families

Kids' Club

Certified staff run this fun children’s club where kids can take part in a variety of activities.

Ages: 4-11 years

Open: 10:00-18:00

Spa & Wellness

Poseidon Spa

Choose from a wide range of treatments, from facials and massages to manicures and body wraps. There’s also an exceptional array of facilities including a private Thalassotherpay seawater pool and a fully equipped gym.

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 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 is an hour’s drive from Crete Heraklion Airport. 
Classic Double Side Sea View

Max 2 adults, 1 child

Classic Double Side 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.


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.


Classic Suite Sea View

Max 2 adults, 1 child

Classic Suites Sea View have spacious private balconies or terraces with large sliding doors and sea views over the Mirabello Bay. They have a separate bedroom with a king size or twin beds and a seating area.


Classic Studio Private Pool Sea View

Max 2 adults, 1 child

Classic Studio Private Pool Sea View 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.


Classic Suite Private Pool Sea View

Max 2 adults, 1 child

Classic Suite Private Pool Sea View have a separate bedroom, Jacuzzi bath tub, spacious living room and large terrace garden with private heated swimming pool and sun loungers.


Classic Single Room Garden View

Max 1 adult

Single rooms have a balcony or terrace with views over the gardens.


Classic Family Suite Garden View

Max 2 adults, 2 children

Classic Family Suites Garden View feature a master bedroom with a French bed and ensuite bathroom and a separate lounge with two children's beds.


Club Studio Suite Private Pool Sea Front View

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 early check-in and late check-out, welcome champagne, mineral water, homemade cookies, welcome cocktails at the Astra Bar, complimentary anti-stress massage and complimentary use of gym, sauna, hammam, games room and home cinema.


Thalassa Villa Three Bedroom Private Pool Sea Front View

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 both with ensuite bathrooms with a walk in shower. The villa also features a spacious living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen and large terrace with private heated extra sized pool, sunshades and sun loungers.


Free Upgrade to Half Board

Free upgrade to Half Board for holidays between 12 April - 01 June 2019 (Dinner to be taken in main buffet restaurant `Labrynthos`) booked by 30 April 2019. (The dine Around option cannot be added to this offer)

Early Booking Offer

Save up to 35% on the hotel price for holidays between 12 April - 01 June 2019 and up to 25% for holidays between 02 June - 26 October 2019 booked by 30 April 2019. (not valid for Thalassa Villas)

Save up to 30% on the hotel price for holidays between 12 April - 26 October 2019 booked by 30 April 2019. (only for Thalassa Villas)

Hotel Resort Credit

Receive one resort credit of Euro 100 per room per stay to use on food, drinks and spa extras for holidays between 12 April - 24 May 2019.

Family Offer

The first and second child (up to 12 years) receive a discount when sharing with two full paying adults for holidays between 12 April - 26 October 2019 (excludes stays in Thalassa Villas).

Honeymoon Offer

Honeymoon couples receive one bottle of sparkling wine, honey cake and flowers in their room on arrival, one deluxe à la carte dinner (excludes drinks), one massage at the Poseidon Spa and a room upgrade to a Honeymoon Suite Private Pool for their last night stay (except Thalassa Villas) for holidays between 12 April - 26 October 2019 (a minimum stay of 4 nights is required except between 07 July - 28 September 2019 when a minimum of 7 nights stay is required).

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Tripadvisor review Apr 14 2019
Having spent nearly 20 days in this hotel (exactly 17), all the staff was tireless. The Astra Bar, was simply amazing to relax with some drinks after dinner and after a long day of boring meetings...
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Shabby & Overpriced
Tripadvisor review Mar 11 2019
Booked half board villa with pool for family for one week mid October - roughly ??14k. Villa good points: Heated salt/mineral pool with bubble jets; Outside space with ample loungers and dining...
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