Kassandra Bay Resort
What We Love
- All suites feature a balcony or terrace overlooking the Aegean
- Two saltwater pools
- The dedicated concierge service can assist with island activities including sailing and cooking classes
What To Know
- This is an adults-only retreat; children 15 and under are not permitted
- Alfresco Pilates and yoga classes are available
- Beach towels, slippers and pillow menus come standard in all rooms
- Free WiFi
- Adults Only
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
On the lush Greek island of Skiathos, KB Suites & Spa is a glam getaway overlooking Vasilias Bay. This adults-only retreat offers access to a private beach dotted with loungers and two saltwater pools. In the 28 minimalist suites, a white-on-white color scheme is broken up by colorful modern artwork and striking sea views — all suites feature a balcony or a terrace overlooking the Aegean. Splurge on a Junior Suite to kick back in a spacious lounge area, or on a Suite with a pool to take a private dip on the balcony. There’s an all-day snack bar that serves appetizers and cocktails by the pool, a buffet restaurant for casual Mediterranean dinners and an à la carte restaurant for fine dining. The staff can also arrange private candlelit dinners. Beyond the beach, indulge in a treatment at the spa, take an alfresco Pilates class or relax with a mango-infused mojito by the pool. The dedicated concierge can assist with island activities like sailing, trekking and cooking classes.
In the Area
Skiathos is studded with fig, olive, plum and almond trees; it provided a photogenic backdrop for the 2008 blockbuster Mamma Mia!. Join a boat tour to see key filming locations (complete with an ABBA soundtrack). In Skiathos town, dine on classic Greek dishes at the Windmill restaurant, which also offers panoramic views of the historic streets and bustling harbor. The island is blessed with more than 60 sandy beaches. Top picks include Koukounaries, for its lagoon and forested peninsula, and Lalaria, which is accessible only by boat.
How to Get There
KBR is an amazing resort and I can’t recommend highly enough.
I have visited 3 times - September 2014, May/June 2017 and June 2019. Each stay has been perfect and the team have catered for all ages and various needs to the highest standard. The first stay was as a couple ( mid 20’s ), the second stay as a wedding party of 30 people ( ranging from a 6 week old baby to family members in their 70s ), and the third stay as a family of 4 ( mid 20s / mid 50s ).
I highly recommend their wedding planner Konstantina who was so helpful and organised everything absolutely perfectly down to the smallest detail without us visiting the island prior to the wedding. It was so easy and smooth. There are various wedding packages to choose from and the one we chose also included some special add ons which made the stay even more special such as discount in spa, included mani / pedi and treatments for Bride, special dinner for the couple on another night, breakfast in bed the day after the wedding.... and lots more!
Nikos, the bar and restaurant manager, runs a fantastic service with his team. They remember your favourite orders, are so professional but also good fun! Nikos is fully committed to ensuring you have the best experience and he ran our wedding party to the highest efficiency ( always keeping a favourite drink in the bride and grooms hands! )
The hotel is always kept to top standard, very clean and the maid service is great. The evening buffet restaurant is by far the best selection and offering I’ve had in a hotel buffet - running theme nights including BBQ, Italian, Seafood, Traditional Greek. The pool bar offers a range of selection of soft drinks, beers, wines, spirits and cocktails as well as a really full and reasonably priced lunch and snack menu. Like the evening buffet the breakfast buffet is very high quality - cooked breakfast, pastries, selection of meats and cheese, large fruit selection and waffle / pancakes.
There is a lovely taverna located next to the hotel on the beach which has great fish dishes.
The hotels beach is sandy and clean, with an organised water sport instructor. The hotel has 3 pools, one of which is exclusive to the suite section and one which is good for children.
Taxis into town are quick easy to order through the hotel and you can also get the water taxi boat from the beach into the town harbour. Both are very reasonably priced.
I would really recommend paying the little bit extra for the suite section if you are having a romantic couples holiday / adults only. The suites are really spacious, you have access to secluded and quieter infinity pool and there is a separate quieter area of the breakfast hall.
10/10! Will definitely be going back many more times and looking forward to seeing the team again!
Check-in was a huge disappointment!!
A day before arrival the resort called us to ask about our exact arrival time and flight number. We gave them all the details. BUT there was no heads-up that we would not get our room upon arrival right away, nor did they offer us an airport pick-up! They actually just disturbed us with this call!
So when finally arriving at the property, there were some guests complaining at reception about the airport transfer - they were mad that the hotel would charge 25€ per person and that the bus was already completely full and would not leave on time, as the driver couldn't handle all the luggage - the guests were all frustrated!
My friend and I decided that we would take our own taxi back (which was a limousine, air-conditioned and half the price).
The reception staff (all of them) were so busy calming down the departing guests, that none of them could truly take care about checking us in. (Of course, they do have a hard job - so we took it easy)
Finally, we were hoping to just go to our room, we were told that we need to wait at least 3 hours (!) - we were confused, because they could have at least mentioned that in the call the day before!
If we would have known this, we would have come prepared and put our bathing staff on the top of the luggage to grab that easily.
We were told there is a changing room, that we may use and they will call us, once our room is ready! But we were a bit at unease, becaue there is simply no luggage room!!!! We were told to just put our luggage in the reception hall - so as others did - but there was no one taking care of it! So people could actually easily enter the reception hall and take away the luggage.
Then, after the really bad experience, it even got worse.
Jesu, the bell boy was asked to show us the changing room. He greeted us and since my friend is pregnant he started to ask very personal quesions about her pregnancy. We were trying to change the subject but he would not stop talking about it! While going, he examined me (!) and started to ask, so you are pregnant as well! I told him in a nice, yet distinct way that this is not his business. He continued and told me that I would look pregnant as well and that I should get a baby!
At that point my friend and I felt very uncomfortable. He even wanted to enter the changing room with us! We told him, that he should go away and we will find our way!!! In all the years of travelling togehter as besties, something like this NEVER EVER happened to us!!
I will not comment on the thoughts, but I wonder how the management can hire such an immature, unprofessional staff? Obviously they lack training in communications and clear rules of what to refrain of.
- Huge variety, egg and waffle station
- unfortunately its only served til 10:30. when coming at 10:30 the place was still buzzling
- Its extremely loud, so dont expect a relaxing start into the day (you can be happy, if you don't walk out with a headache)
- beach service is given and a huge advantage
- Unfortunately drinks, even the hot drinks, are served in plastic cups! So is the food!!! Given the environmental challenges this is a HUGE minus
- the water is nice but dirty, swimming there we found a lot of garbage, which is due to all the plastics (plastic cups, forks, anything you can imagine)
- the Staff (except the bell boy mentioned) try to work hard; some are friendly; most of them are just tired and overworked
- the same people that serve you breakfast, will serve lunch and dinner (!!)
Overall this is not a 4-star Hotel - it's the many small things, that shows that they are trying to save money at the expense of experience, service and quality!
They may have gotten my money once - but rest assure never again - not from me, nor my friends or acquaintances!
This was our third visit to this fantastic hotel. We stayed in the suites and once again it was everything we could ask. The service was outstanding and friendly along with the quality of food. We would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to spend a little relax and chill time on the glorious islamd