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Grecotel Eva Palace, Luxury Beach Resort

Destination: Corfu, Greece
Price From: £1410.00

Escape it all at this dreamy hillside hideout with romantic digs and sea-view pools

Its all about the views at Grecotel Eva Palace. Flower-filled gardens wrap around gleaming pools, cascading down to a pale turquoise bay below, infinity-edge pools merge with the horizon, and tiered dining terraces are poised on a lofty plateau, plunging 30ft to the Ionian Sea below. Open-sided lounges gaze out over the mountain-rimmed bay, and pale-cushioned loungers and sail-white parasols surround a vast outdoor pool complex. Sun beds can also be found at the secluded beach, where jewel-toned waters lap a strip of silver sand.

Peeking out from a lush tropical grove, macaron-hued bungalows and villas are scattered around the main hotel building. Inside, rooms and suites are romantic cocoons, awash in cream and blush tones, with billowing fabrics and white-painted wooden furniture. Most open onto a private balcony or terrace, either looking out over the mountains or sea.

Honeymooners should book a beachfront Romantic Villa with Private Pool for their own dreamy swimming spot overlooking the sea and a canopied four-poster bed, and sign up for a couples massage at the rooftop spa. Larger families or groups of friends should plump for the Palazzina, a private beachfront villa with two pools and panoramic sea views, plus a furnished sundeck and al-fresco dining area, all surrounded by olive and cypress trees.

1700m; pool complex, panorama terraces, spa*, kids club, nearby water- and land-based sports*, gym, car rental*, yoga classes, cooking lessons*, wine tasting

Restaurants & bars

Dining at Eva Palace embraces the Mediterranean lifestyle: long, leisurely feasts served al fresco, with beautiful views. Pick a table on the tiered stone terrace ofLa Contessafor dinner with a view: the Ionian Sea unfurling before you like a like a turquoise tablecloth scattered with tiny diamonds. The menu trots blithely around the globe, with cuisine that matches up to the setting.Mediterraneois poised high above a cove, and has a leafy verandah lined with tropical flowers. Take in the island-dotted horizon from your rattan scoop chair as you feast on lavish dishes made with local, seasonal ingredients.

The newest addition to the restaurant scene is Steak & Sushi, which combines two of the finer things in life. Chefs draw on the bounty of the sea and land to freshly prepare the likes of sashimi and nigiri, paired with the finest cuts around. The colonnaded restaurant opens onto the pool terrace, where white-linen tables are arranged around the lantern-lit water. Reservations are required.

For drinks,Serenissima Bellini-Barspills out onto an open-sided terrace, with shocking-pink flowers cascading over the wrought-iron balcony. Live music sets a relaxed mood for evening cocktails looking out over the bay best enjoyed at sunset. Elsewhere, a swim-uppool barandbeach barserves all-day refreshments.

Room – Upgrades available

Half Board Breakfast and dinner at Mediterraneo.

Price based on Double Guestroom Landscape View

Breezy rooms with either partial sea or mountain views (single guest option available for latter) air-conditioning private balcony en suite with bath tub and shower tea and coffee making facilities hairdryer flatscreen TV minibar 28m