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What We Love

  • 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
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Overview

A five-star stay on the beautiful island of Crete, with an array of luxe suites or villas for you to choose from

The Lowdown

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

Dining

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.

Spa

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.

Location

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.

How to Get There

Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites
Elounda, 72053 Greece

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 555 Reviews
Absolutely beautiful
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a stunning hotel, amazing food on offer. Excellent location. We had a fantastic holiday and couldn't recommend this place enough, the food, the staff, the pool all blissful. Let your stressful worries slip in this hotel.

Amazing Hotel, Amazing Staff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the pleasure of spending 4 nights at the stunning Elounda Gulf Villas, the rooms and the views were absolutely outstanding. We stayed in their standard suite which offered so much we could have stayed there all day if we wanted to, and being right next to the shared pool and restaurant it was the perfect location just to spend a lazy day at the hotel.
The staff there were possibly the best part, which is very difficult considering how brilliant everything else was, they were always so friendly, kind, and helpful, always happy to call a taxi or the private shuttle to the private beach.

Hoping one day to be able to come back to this beautiful hotel to enjoy more of what Crete has to offer.

Simply Stunning
Reviewed 2 months ago

We visited as a party of 4 in a 2 bed villa, and had just the most amazing time. We stayed on a half board basis, which gave us breakfast and dinner, and the food was really superb. The breakfast was incredible, with an enormous choice laid out for you, including champagne, plus you could have eggs cooked any way you want. The evening menu didn’t have quite as much choice, but the food was always delicious. The staff were also great. From the moment we arrived and were met by the charming Maria, to the waiters, bar staff, cleaners. Everyone was really friendly and helpful, and just went out of their way to make you feel at home. The owner, Mrs Anna,also made a point of being around during the day and at dinner, and always found time to have a chat with us which was really appreciated. Overall then, a 5 star experience in a beautiful place looked after by amazing staff. We really hope to come back next year

Very Hospitable
Reviewed 2 months ago

We visited these properties as we had visited 26 years ago what was then Elounda Gulf Apartments and wanted to know if they were still there. We were in for a shock,they are now luxury villas.

We were taken into the office by a member of staff and met the owner. She invited us to have a tour of the grounds and villas. We were taken by buggy around the complex, then taken to the restaurant for coffee & cakes.

We were very thankful for the hospitality we were shown, wish we could afford to stay there.

Exclusive, Friendly, Comfortable, Relaxed, Luxurious, everything your want from a holiday and more.
Reviewed 2 months ago

We spent a glorious 10 days in this lovely oasis, the suite was comfortable and spacious, the service exemplary, the food delicious, it was more like a visit to a private villa with friends than staying at a hotel. The Beach Club is a revelation. The staff have that rare ability to be invisible but immediately available when you want them. Above all everyone from the owner and the manager to the porter and housekeeper are friendly, helpful and take real pleasure in ensuring their guests are cared for.