Porto Elounda Golf and Spa Resort Crete
|Resort:||Mirabello Bay, Elounda|
An impressive range of luxury facilities and a breathtaking setting overlooking Mirabello Bay.
This spectacular classic resort combines with its sister hotels the Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel and Elounda Mare Hotel to form the family-owned Elounda Hotels & Resorts complex, offering outstanding service and superior facilities that include a Blue Flag beach, 9-hole 3-par golf course and Six Senses Spa.
The Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort is particularly great for families it’s where you’ll find the impressive ‘Kids’ Ark’ club, which has a lovely animal theme, and two kids’ pools: a shallow pool for little ones and a slightly deeper pool with water slides for older children.
On the waterfront overlooking the deep blue waters of Mirabello Bay, the location is superb, and the dining options are great here too. Poolside Nafsika is the resort’s buffet-style restaurant, open for breakfast and dinner. Odysseas named after Homer’s seafarer sits beside the beach, with a suspended wooden deck and glass-bottomed floor over the sea. It serves traditional Greek dishes and is a family lunchtime favourite. For Italian dishes, Aglio-e-Olio is a pretty Italian restaurant set in an old olive grove. There’s also a town square here with a church and shops and a mini market for essentials, plus two bars for pre and-post dinner sundowners. If that’s not enough choice, a free shuttle can take you to the resort’s sister hotels for further dining options.
Rooms and suites are beautifully furnished. Standard Double Room Balcony Sea View have views over the resort towards the sea and some have a shared or private pool. Standard Suites Balcony Sea View have extra living space. Two Bedroom Sea View Suites and the Exclusive Two Bedroom Suites are even more spacious and have a private pool.
Pool, PADI centre*, indoor pool, watersports*, tennis courts*, 9-hole par-3 golf course*, fitness centre, table tennis, spa*, kids club*, childrens pools
Restaurants & bars
Guests staying at one of the three Elounda Hotels & Resorts properties can choose to dine at a variety of restaurants across the resort. For breakfast, there’s the poolsideNafsikaandDeck(at Elounda Mare Hotel).
Calypso & Wine Cellaris an award-winning gourmet French restaurant with la carte breakfasts for Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel guests andKoh(at Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel) tops the list of romantic spots in-resort this waterfront pan-Asian restaurant stretches out over the water and serves dinner by candlelight. Greek fare is celebrated atOdysseas(at Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel) by the water andOld Mill(at Elounda Mare Hotel), the resort’s Cretan fine dining venue.Aglio e Olioserves al fresco Italian fare and for seafood lovers, theYacht Club(at Elounda Mare Hotel) won’t disappoint with its fresh, traditional seafood by the water (lunch all year, dinner seasonally), and the weekly seafood buffet, ‘Fisher’s Evening’.Karavia Bar(at Elounda Mare Hotel) andPeninsula Lounge(at Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel) both serve drinks with sea views and for a drink by the pool, guests can head toKirki BarandBeach bar & lounge.
Spa & wellness
The award-winning Six Senses Spa, with its 21 treatment rooms, private thalassotherapy suites and beautiful indoor/outdoor infinity pool with panoramic sea views, has an extraordinarily extensive list of therapies and wellness activities. Enjoy traditional facials and massages, scrubs, wraps and even aromatherapy Ayurveda, as well as aqua yoga and Qi Gong.
Whats nearby? Despite its secluded beachfront location, the resort is an easy drive from the centre of Elounda, a charming waterfront town full of fishing boats, shops and tavernas. Boat trips to the mysterious island of Spinalonga are recommended for those with older children this abandoned Venetian settlement was once a leper colony.
Tried and tested Unlike lots of other resorts, the Six Senses Spa* caters for younger guests as well as adults. If youve got children aged 12 and upwards, you can enjoy pampering treatments and wellness rituals as a family.
The sleeping arrangements Rooms and Suites at Porto Elounda are airy and sophisticated, with sleek wood floors and coastal shades. Porto Sea View Rooms offer some of the best vistas in the resort, and are available with a shared or private pool. Opt for a Porto Sea View Suite for lots more space and a separate living area. For larger families, the Two Bedroom Porto Sea View Suite and the Porto Exclusive Suite are more luxurious in terms of dcor, and have a private pool as standard.
*Denotes local charge.
There is a 9-hole par-3 course at the hotel with a Golf Academy for children and adults run by a PGA pro.
Standard Double Room Balcony Sea View
Have views over the resort towards the sea. Interconnecting rooms available. air-conditioning telephone television DVD/CD player minibar* balcony 37m