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St Nicolas Bay Resort

Crete, Aghios Nikolaos

Family suites

St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas is set in six acres of gardens on a rocky headland with sea on three sides, close to the pretty port of Aghios Nikolaos. A member of 'Small Luxury Hotels of the World', this intimate resort offers bungalow style accommodation and suites, some with their own private pool, which are decorated in a fresh, modern style with superb views. There is a choice of dining including a traditional Greek Kefenion located on the resort's private sandy beach or head over to the Minotaure restaurant overlooking the pool for fine dining with a twist and contemporary Japanese. Pampering is available at the Poseidon Spa using ELEMIS® and CINQ MONDES® products and for families the facilities are ideal, including a children's club.

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

  • Set in six acres of tranquil gardens
  • Modern bungalow-style rooms and suites
  • Private beach with its own bar
  • Poseidon Spa with Thalassotherapy pool
  • Choose from five restaurants including Cretan

Added value

Early booking discount

Save up to 30% discount on the hotel price for holidays between 21 April - 27 October 2018 booked by 31 January 2018.

Free upgrade to half board

For holidays between 21 April - 27 October 2018 (dinner to be taken in main buffet restaurant) booked by 31 January 2018.  

Hotel credit

All arrivals between 21 April- 12 May 2018 receive (once per stay) one Resort Credit Voucher at the value of €150 to be used towards food, drinks, spa extras (voucher has no cash value and will be deducted from clients extras bill on departure).

Family offer

Family with up to 2 children aged under 16 years old sharing with 2 adults in 2 rooms receive a 10% reduction on the children's room rate, exclude staying in a Thalassa Villas) for holidays between 21 April - 27 October 2018.

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 for holidays between 21 April - 27 October 2018 (a minimum stay of 4 nights is required except between 07 July - 28 September 2018 when a minimum of 7 nights stay is required).


Bars & Restaurants

Bonsata Jetty Bar

Opening Times:
19:30 - 00:00 

Enjoy tasty cocktails and trendy music at this waterside bar.

Breakfast Terrace

Opening Times:
07:45 - 11:00

Enjoy a sumptuous American style breakfast, serving hot and cold dishes on the shaded terrace with views of the pool and Mirabello Bay.


Opening Times:
19:00 - 22:00

Enjoy a selection of the local and international cuisine indoors or on the outdoor veranda with views of the pool.


Opening Times:
20:00 - 23:00

Located next to the pool, this restaurant offers an ideal location for a candlelit dinner al fresco. It serves Asian and international cuisine.

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

The Astra Bar

Opening Times:
17:00 - 00:00
Overlooking the pool, the Astra bar veranda serves a selection of favourite drinks to the background of a piano music.

The Blue Bay

Opening Times:
11:30 - 19:00

This restaurant serves an all day menu of Mediterranean and Asian dishes, including healthy snacks, salads and vegetarian options, perfect for a light lunch. Cocktails, drinks, sandwiches and ice creams as well as fresh fruit juices are served all day around the pool and on the beach.

The Greek Kafenion

Opening Times:
20:00 - 23:00

Enjoy authentic Cretan food including fresh seafood in this restaurant, located close to the beach.

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

Beach & Pools


Enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean from the private sandy beach with sunloungers and bar service. 

Swimming Pools

The hotel offers guests two sea water swimming pools, one of them with a separate children's section, along with plenty of terrace space for soaking up the sun.

For Families

Kid's Club (4-11 Years)

Opening Times:
10:00 - 18:00

Children can take part in the resort's fun children's club, run under the supervision of certified staff.

Suitable for children aged 4 - 11 years

Spa & Wellness

Poseidon Spa

Opening Times:
09:00 - 07:00
10:00 - 20:00

Minimum Adult Age:
16 years

Enjoy top to toe relaxation at the Poseidon Spa and select from a tantalising menu of facials, massages, body treatments, manicure and pedicure. There is also an indoor heated pool with hydro jet bubble seats and relaxation area, Turkish steam baths and saunas and even an 'Aphrodite's Bath', a private cave for two next to the sea with seawater Thalassotherapy pool.
For those wishing to stay active, there is also a fully equipped fitness centre.

Please note children under 16 are not permitted in the spa.

Activities & Entertainment

Sport & Leisure Facilities

Make the most of the clear blue sea and try the watersports, including windsurfing, canoes and jet skis, or go and explore the underwater world with the scuba diving centre. There is also an open air cinema three times per week and galaxy games room is the perfect place to try table tennis, table football or the latest Playstation games.

About the location
Aghios Nikolaos has been dubbed Crete's St Tropez, thanks to its chic cafés, elegant boutiques and stylish bars. The town - one of the island's prettiest - is built around an inner lagoon (Lake Voulismeni) on the lovely Bay of Mirabello and is overlooked by the eastern mountains. By day, the harbour is dotted with brightly painted fishing boats; by night, the water reflects the lights from the cluster of tavernas and restaurants. The narrow streets that wind their way through the town are edged with bars and shops, as well as a fair few churches. There are a couple of shingle beaches in Aghios Nikolaos - if you're after a sandy stretch, head a couple of kilometres down the road to Almiros, a historic harbour town named after its charming Byzantine chapel.
Transfer time
1 hour from Heraklion airport
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Chris1420, Vancouver, Canada
Tripadvisor review Nov 08 2017
We stayed at St Nicolas Bay for 5 nights and then moved on to Santorini for 7 nights - wish we would've stayed at St Nicolas Bay for 7 nights! We immediately felt welcome and relaxed at St Nicolas...
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A very nice week
Jean-Claude D, Belgium
Tripadvisor review Nov 08 2017
We spent an entire week at this very nice place. A wonderful location along the shore with a private beach. Personnel is particularly kind and helpful. Breakfast presentation and food are really...
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