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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.

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


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 Full Board

Sovereign Guests receive a complimentary upgrade to Full Board from Half Board which includes a 3-course Lunch at the Blue Bay Restaurant or at the Club House Veranda.

Valid for holidays between 10 April - 01 May 2020, booked by 31 December 2019.

Early Booking Discount

Save up to 30% on the hotel price for holidays between 22 April - 26 October 2020 booked by 31 December 2019.

Sovereign Exclusive Discount

Guests booking through Sovereign receive an additional Exclusive Discount of 3% on the hotel price for holidays between 22 April - 26 October 2020.

Valid for all room types and combinable with all offers.

Hotel Resort Credit

All guests arriving between 22 April - 05 June 2020 receive (once per stay) one Resort Credit Voucher value of €100 for Food-Drinks-SPA extras during the stay.

Not valid for Thalassa Villas and Family Suite Two Bedroom Private Pool Sea View.


All guests staying between 22 April - 25 October 2020 receive (once per stay) one Resort Credit Voucher value of €250 for Food-Drinks-SPA extras during the stay.

Valid for Family Suite Two Bedroom Private Pool Sea View.


All guests staying between 22 April - 25 October 2020 receive (once per stay) one Resort Credit Voucher value of €300 for Food-Drinks-SPA extras during the stay.

Valid for Thalassa Villas Three Bedrooms Private Pool Sea View. A minimum stay of 6 nights is required.


Combinable with Early booking Discount and Sovereign Exclusive Discount.
Resort credit has no cash value and will be deducted from clients extra bill on departure.

Sovereign Exclusive

Exclusive to Sovereign Guests:

• Complimentary welcome amenities in room upon arrival.
• Welcome drink at Astra Bar upon arrival.
• Complimentary beach towels, sunshades, sun loungers at the pool & beach.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi in all rooms & throughout the Hotel.
• Free use of gym, steam bath and sauna.
• Champagne management cocktail during stay.
• Birthday / Anniversary complimentary cake & sparkling wine.

Family Offer

The first and second child (aged under 16 years) receive a 10% discount  on Half Board rates in the children's room for holidays between 22 April - 26 October 2020.

Not valid for Thalassa Villas.

Honeymoon Offer

Honeymoon Package

• Sparkling wine, fruits and flowers in room upon arrival.
• One Deluxe a la Carte Dinner, excluding drinks (once per stay).
• One Massage at the Poseidon Spa per person (once per stay).
• Upgrade to Honeymoon Suite Private Pool for the last night of stay (except Thalassa Villa bookings).
• Minimum Stay of 4 nights is required, except during 11.07-21.08.2020 (minimum 7 nights) 
The Wedding certificate is required

Valid for selected room types.

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We were upgraded to a superior room which was large and beautiful with every modern comfort we could want but still with lots of character. As others have said, breakfast under the olive trees was a...
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We stayed here for two weeks on the 1st October 2019 where we were married in the hotel grounds and remained for our honeymoon. We wanted a very small intimate wedding with no fuss and the only...
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