A suite or villa at a Small Luxury Hotel of the World, with breakfast, plus a private-pool optionChoosing between a super luxurious suite or villa – decisions, decisions
Going for all-out indulgence with a Jacuzzi session at the spa, followed by a full-body massage
Relaxing with a cocktail by the main infinity pool, near a cascading waterfall
What To Know
All pools are salt water
Villas have fully equipped kitchens, washers and dryers, and private pools
Free WiFi is speedy
A five-star stay on the beautiful island of Crete, with an array of luxe suites or villas for you to choose from
Greek getaways don't get much more idyllic than an escape to the enchanting fishing village of Elounda, on the sunny, beach-strewn island of Crete – especially when you're staying at the five-star Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites. This prestigious property is tucked into a cliff, overlooking the glittering Aegean Sea.
Just steps from the water, the resort boasts plenty of adventurous and leisurely activities to choose from. You’ll be able to try sailing, scuba diving, horseback riding, windsurfing, water skiing – or even book a helicopter tour. To relax, there's an outdoor seawater swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and a sumptuous spa, offering a divine full-body massage, deep tissue, and other heavenly treatments. And, if you're traveling with kids in tow, you don't have to worry about keeping them entertained while you indulge, thanks to the hotel's Kid's Club and crèche.
This illustrious, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning Small Luxury Hotel of the World also has two chic à la carte restaurants, where you can enjoy gourmet meals on a spacious veranda. If you're feeling indulgent, you can arrange for a sunset cruise, a massage in the privacy of your room or an intimate candlelit dinner, looking out across the twinkling Gulf of Mirabello.
Villas and suites
The Deluxe Senior and Massage suites are intimate one-bedroom retreats, providing 645-800 square feet for you to get comfortable in. Deluxe Senior suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows that open out onto a balcony with sea or garden views. Meanwhile, the Massage suites are spread out across two levels and contain a massage room and steam bath. There's also a private seawater infinity pool that can be heated for an extra charge and features an atmospheric nightlight with 36 color combinations. For more space, upgrade to one of Elounda's larger offerings. Deluxe Family suites, boasting incredible views of the azure sea, feature two bedrooms and cover a generous 1,075-1,290 square feet. For a real opulent stay, stay in an Aegean Pool villa, palatial in size, boasting three bedrooms and measuring 1,600 square feet. The luxurious master boasts a luxe en-suite, while the two additional bedrooms share an equally lavish bathroom. A comfortable seating area, open-plan kitchen and an elegant, private pool terrace complete this decadent getaway.
Amenities- DVD/CD player- Marble bathroom- Bathrobes and slippers- Pool towels
Feast on delicious à la carte international and Mediterranean dishes at the fantastic Argo Restaurant. The expert chefs always strive to use local products and ingredients in their cuisine, and the restaurant's extensive wine list, featuring international and local Greek wines, has the perfect pairing for whichever dish you choose. The hotel’s second gourmet, option, Daphni Restaurant, invites you to enjoy local specialties on the lovely outdoor terrace.
Elixir Spa is pure bliss, with a substantial treatment list, including a deep-tissue massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, craniotherapy, Swedish massage and lymphatic drainage massage. The spa area's fitness facility is outfitted with a gym and studio to keep your beach body in shape, a seawater swimming pool, a refreshing sauna and a Jacuzzi to knead your tired muscles while submerged in warm water. For a completely relaxing experience, book a divine full-body massage after a Jacuzzi session.
On the gorgeous island of Crete, the quaint fishing village of Elounda is the perfect location for a relaxing retreat. There are plenty of golden beaches with dazzling Mediterranean waters for you to discover. Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites also affords gorgeous views of Spinalonga Island.If you’d prefer to explore the nearby town Aghios Nikolaos, you’ll find plenty of restaurants and tavernas serving delicious food. You’ll also be located an hour’s drive from Heraklion city, which houses the remains of Crete’s Knossos Palace, plus the famous archaeological museum.