Not all rooms have private pools; check your room type?
There is a charge of $103 per day to heat private pools out of season
Food can be a bit pricey, and off-site options are limited
It’s very family-friendly
Parking on site
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A sleek family-friendly resort with spacious rooms and show-stopping views of the Mediterranean
Located in eastern Crete, 20 minutes from the sleepy fishing village of Elounda, Daios Cove Luxury Resort is set in 37 acres, hand-carved out of the surrounding hillside above the inviting azure waters of Daios Bay. Interiors tend to the minimal side, with stone walls, a typically Greek white-on-white palette, sleek wooden furniture around the infinity pool, several contemporary eateries and a trendy bar, Crystal Box, which plays chill-out music throughout the day.
Bed & Bath
With 300 rooms, suites and villas, Daios Cove is no small inn. The guestrooms are large; Deluxe Sea View Rooms start at 452 square feet, while One-Bedroom Villas are more than 1,000. The light blue, beige and sandy color scheme harmonizes with the views outside. While there’s poolside service at the main infinity pool on the property, many of the guestrooms come with their own heated pool, and there’s nothing quite like calling room service and spending a day with nothing but you, your loved ones and the sea all the way to the horizon.
For active types there are two tennis courts, a scuba center, an entertainment room with activities for kids, and a helipad (if you’re thinking of arriving in style). Back on the ground, three restaurants and three bars serve local cuisine and cocktails, with options from the hilltop down to the water’s edge, including an adults-only pool with a swim-up bar for cocktails. The large spa offers dozens of water-based treatments chosen by the team at Germaine de Capuccini, and guests can Zen out with two indoor pools, a sauna, steam bath and an ice fountain.