A hotel to please everyone – Daios Cove, CretePicture the scene: you’re on a hillside with your toes cooling in a deep blue infinity pool, you’re gazing over the azure stretches of the Mediterranean Sea, sipping a Makry-Mojito and enjoying the sunshine. You’re at Daios Cove in Northern Crete, the hotel that is demanding attention from luxury holidaymakers all around the world.
What’s in the vicinity?
The hotel features its own private sandy beach (unique for Crete as many beaches on the island are pebbled), perfect for lazing away the hours in the sunshine whilst utilising the beach bar for refreshments. You can reach the centre of Agios Nikolaos by car in around 10 minutes, and here you’ll find a pleasant selection of shops as well as the stunning Lake Voulismeni where legend would have you believe that Athena and Artemis bathed in its water.
What sets the resort apart from others?Firstly, Daios Cove sits within the affordable end of luxury hotel market and secondly, it provides just as much lure for families with children as it does for couples looking for a romantic break. That gives it a niche all of its own – and what’s more it’s accessible at under 4 hours flight time from UK airports.
How does it achieve this you might ask?
As well as an outdoor infinity pool overlooking the sea, there’s also an adults only pool with signature wet bar – meaning if you’re travelling as a couple and don’t want to be near children, you’ll feel right at home.
Find true serenity in the terrific 2500 sqm spa by Germaine de Capuccini where adults can enjoy treatments and relaxation time untroubled by younger visitors. Conversely, if you’re travelling as a family, there is not only a games room and daily organised activities but also a superb separate crèche and children’s club meaning your little ones can enjoy their holiday with those of a similar age. And it’s FREE to use for children aged 4-12. Evening babysitting can also be arranged in resort should you have your heart set on a quiet night with your partner or spouse.
Here, the resort really does excel by uniquely offering Deluxe Rooms with or without a plunge pool. Normally, you need to book a suite to guarantee a pool – but not here. Pools are made accessible through competitive pricing and these rooms are great for taking a dip in privacy. All rooms have at least a side sea view, too. It should be noted that deluxe rooms are open plan style and if you need a separate bedroom and living area, you’d need to book a One Bedroom Suite or higher. All rooms feature lavish mod cons, marble tiled bathrooms and king sized beds with private balconies.
Play tennis, work out in the gymnasium or recline on the pier with direct sea access on your Crete holiday you can even indulge in some retail therapy with a browse around the resorts boutique galleries and jewellery shop. You can use three funiculars to access the different areas of the resort – as some facilities are located on the hillside - you might even get a glimpse of a special guest arriving in style onto the Daios Cove helipad! Business guests can utilise full business centre facilities, and specific rooms can also be booked to cater for conferences or those travelling and needing to work whilst away. The corporate ‘Red Level Service Package’ is ideal for those looking for private lounge access and concierge services as well as daily refreshments, a pillow menu and breakfast delivered to your room or villa.
Dining in Resort
With the authentic water’s edge Greek Taverna, the cosmopolitan Italian ‘Ocean Club’, the international food bazaar of Pangea and the Greek tapas and oyster bar ‘Varka’ – guests have a wide variety of choice directly on-site. Three additional bars provide poolside, beachfront and evening drinks in appropriately tailored surroundings, and reviews of the food and drinks in resort are overwhelmingly positive.
Packages for honeymoon couples when you book a minimum of 5 nights include champagne and strawberries in your room on arrival, flower and roses on your bed, a spa treatment per couple and a candlelit dinner for two with two glasses of Kir Royale cocktail.
The Daios Cove in Crete is available to book with Destinology – a specialist provider of luxury holidays