Up for a short-haul splurge? Crete is the word at the Daios Cove Luxury Resort and Villas.
Here you'll discover a fantastic property situated in the picturesque location of Daios Cove.
Set on a hillside overlooking its private tranquil bay and sandy beach on the north-east coast of Crete, the resort provides guests with a unique example of the charm of the traditional villages found throughout the islands of Greece alongside superb accommodation staggered across the hillside to showcase the amazing sea views, something Ahmed Ali was blown away by.
The villas are exceptionally located for enjoying the bay views and all have a private seawater pool. Deluxe Sea View Rooms are a great choice, enjoying a generous balcony, perfect for taking in their sea vistas and with their open living room area giving a truly spacious feel. The crème de la crème is The Mansion; an epic private villa set in a secluded spot on the hillside with an infinity pool that melts into the horizon.
Take to the waters of the resort’s impressive infinity pool and an adults-only pool, complete with a wet bar, to soak up the sun.
There is also a sundeck and pier, and the beach has clean sands lapped by sparkling waters, with servers on hand to ensure you needn’t leave your sun lounger all day, and new beach cabanas allowing for spa treatments at the water’s edge. And speaking of the spa, the truly exceptional GOCO ‘Spa Daios Cove’ is a vast space of private treatment rooms, cutting-edge therapies, two indoor pools and a Finnish sauna.
Elsewhere a wealth of other facilities include the kids’ club and crèche, tennis courts and boutiques.
What’s more, guests staying in the resort’s suites and villas, benefit from the all-inclusive ‘Residents Club’ on a complimentary basis for large parts of the year, and complimentary half board during peak periods. The Resident’s Club all-inclusive offers: all meals at any of the resort’s restaurants, signature cocktails, a bottle of wine with every lunch and dinner, mini-bar, children’s welcome gift and much more! Your Travel Specialist will be able to offer further information.
Popular with families during the school holiday periods, Daios Cove offers crèche facilities and a kids club run by UK childcare experts Worldwide Kids Co throughout the season and a teenagers club with staff during high season that organizes fun activities.
Whether you choose a room, suite or villa, expect tasteful and natural décor, open-plan designs and fabulous amenities – including premium toiletries, Egyptian linen and ultra-luxurious furniture. Many feature private seawater swimming pools, while all offer views over the shimmering blue waters of the Aegean Sea.
Restaurants & Bars
Daios Cove presents a variety of cuisine within its restaurants, from local Crete dishes to Mediterranean meals and International dining. All of the restaurants offer stunning views of the bay and the surrounding area and creates a beautiful environment to dine in. The Ocean Club Wet Bar is a great place for snacks or for refreshments beside the Pool. Additionally, the Beach Bar provides refreshments or an afternoon cocktail at the beach. For the evenings the Crystal box is the place to be for a pre or after dinner drink or to dance away the evening under the stars.
Greek Taverna - With great sea views, the Greek Tavern offers a full taste of Crete through local specialities and Greek cuisine prepared with fresh fish caught that day.
Greek Taverna is open from 12 pm to 5 pm and 8 pm to 12 am
Ocean Club - Presents a wonderful modern twist to Italian cuisine within a stunning environment. Using fresh ingredients, meals at Ocean Club are a gastronomic experience.
Ocean Club is open from 8 pm to 12 am
Pangea - Enjoy fresh bakery and other dishes for breakfast at this restaurant. While for dinner, thematic nights are with an international food bazaar are available daily.
Pangea is open from 7.30am to 10.30am and 7 pm to 9.30pm
Ocean Club Wet Bar - is a pool bar with a menu of Sushi small snacks and a cocktail and champagne list to enjoy beside the pool.
Ocean Club Wet Bar is open between 10 am to 7 pm, serving snacks between 12 pm to 5 pm
Beach Bar - enjoy refreshing beverages or an afternoon cocktail without having to leave the beach.
Beach Bar is open between 10 am to 6.30pm, serving snacks between 12 pm to 6.30pm
Crystal Box - provides the ideal location for evening drinks while listening to live DJs
Restaurant opening times are to be used as a guide only and can vary throughout the year depending on resort occupancy levels.
The resort has created a homely atmosphere through its accommodation, with complimentary in-room tea and coffee service, all natural cotton linen and towels, and king-sized beds. Smaller families have a choice of the Deluxe Sea View Rooms or the Junior Sea View Suites. Larger families or families with older children can choose between One or Two Bedroom Suites. While extended families or families travelling together are easily accommodated within the spacious Villas and can enjoy exclusive services for villa guests through the Cove Club Concept.
Facilities for children are quite extensive with the Daios Creche for little ones from 4 months to 3 years old, and the Daios Kids Club for 4 to 11-year-olds. Concentrating on games and toys with age-appropriate activities, children will have a great time in the creche or club. Both the creche and kids club are managed by the Worldwide Kids Company, and operated by professionally trained staff, while the kids club also has multi-lingual staff creating activities for children.
Adults have just as much to do as the children. The Spa by Germaine de Capuccini has treatments and facilities to calm the mind, cleanse the body and rejuvenate the soul. Or exercise those muscles in the state of the art fitness centre, with a choice of saunas and the stimulating Wet Area. The local countryside has beautiful walks calling out to be discovered for the explorer in you. Alternatively, lie back on one of the sunbeds on the private beach and enjoy the Crete sun and cool off in the crystalline waters of the Aegean Sea, or enjoy a drink at your pool sun lounger from the pool bar.
An Early Supervised Supper for kids 4-12 is offered in the main restaurant Pangea by the nannies of WWKC (runs throughout the summer school holidays 6-7pm and for the rest of the season 6 times a week).
Daios Cove, one hour transfer from Heraklion airport.
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