Awash with beautiful beaches, gorgeous weather and luxury villas, Crete is a destination that allows you to create your own memorable honeymoon. One of our favourite resorts is the Dios Cove Luxury Resort and Villas because of its list of favourable honeymoon benefits, which includes sparkling wine and fruit on arrival, a flower décor bed and the chance of upgrade, depending on availability. It’s easy to create an ambiance of romance in such soul-lifting surroundings, not to mention some of the most private resorts in the Mediterranean are located here. We adore Crete and its eclectic tastes and you will too!
‘Boutique Exclusivity on the Coast of Crete’
Fringed by the Gulf of Mirabello and just one mile away from the fishing village of Elounda, this boutique hotel offers suites and villas set in landscaped gardens with sea views. A family-owned and run property, Elounda Gulf Villas and Suites has a Private Beach Club which is a 10-minute shuttle ride away. It has a bar and sun beds, and water sports and activities are offered on request. The hotel has a spa with a sauna, steam bath, and a fully equipped gym. There are two restaurants, and events include private dining and Culinary Theme Nights.
‘Adult Only Style at Luxurious Domes Noruz Chania, Autograph Collection’
Situated on the outskirts of Chania on the Cretan North Coast, Domes Noruz Chania, Autograph Collection is an adult-only hotel. The accommodation combines Venetian, Italian and Greek influences, with suites containing either private pool or Jacuzzi. The Haven Suites and Sea View Sublime Loft includes the Domes Resorts' signature Haute Living selection. Domes Noruz Chania, Autograph Collection lies directly on a sandy shallow bay and comes well equipped with two swimming pools, Soma Spa with sauna, hammam and beauty salon, a fitness centre, two restaurants and three bars for sipping cocktails. Events at the hotel include gastronomy nights hosted by guest chefs, wellness workshops, art and cultural exhibitions and resident DJ nights.
‘Idyllic Getaway Nestled in Cretan Cove’
Situated in a private cove on the north east of Crete is Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas. With accommodation integrated into the environment, you can choose between rooms, suites, and villas. The resort has a seawater infinity pool overlooking the Aegean ocean, a water sports centre on the beach, tennis courts and newly refurbished speciality spa. Six restaurants showcase Cretan cuisine prepared with fresh, local ingredients.
‘Flavour, flair and fantastic facilities’
Elounda Bay Palace, a Leading Hotel of the World, offers a distinct and functional resort for couples, families and friends with its varied and beautifully presented amenities. For the active there are tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, plus a full water sports programme as well as preferential rates at the nearby Crete Golf Club. A superb selection of restaurants, bars and lounges, some of which are located at the neighbouring Elounda Beach Hotel, will have you spoilt for choice when it comes to dining and virtually every option treats you to mesmerising sea views. Your accommodation will belong to one of the individual ‘clubs’ giving you access to corresponding benefits and privileges whilst your room or suite itself will include bright, fresh Cretan styling.
‘Private Resort on a Blue Flag Beach’
St Nicolas Bay is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World and is in a spectacular waterfront location overlooking Mirabello Bay. The resort offers discreet luxury with a focus on intimacy, privacy and elegance. Using both stone and marble the local architecture features a modern and contemporary twist. It is set within landscaped gardens with both olive trees and flowers and spectacular sea views. There are a variety of pools, the Poseidon Spa, boutique, small shop, art gallery and water sports centre. St Nicholas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas has introduced a number of new features of 2023, including a new range of accommodation located at Olives & Sea – these secluded suites with harbour and sea views are the perfect residences for families and couples, and some also have private pools. The resort has also open a new outdoor, adults only swimming pool, a new open air gym and yoga space, and a new semi open air children’s playground. Guests can enjoy jogging routes through the olive tree grove and herb gardens, as well as a new teenagers club with various activities available, and dishes created using seasonal fruits and vegetables from the resort’s organic gardens.
'A Luxurious Resort in a Scenic Corner of Crete'
CAYO Exclusive Resort and Spa is Elounda's most stylish design hotel, with 70 rooms and villas boasting private swimming pools and gorgeous ocean views over the legendary Spinalonga Island. With four restaurants and menus created by the famous Greek Michelin Chef, Lefteris Lazarou, Cayo's delicious cuisines make it the perfect destination for foodies. The soul nourishing Armonia Spa offers a diverse menu of treatments, an indoor relaxing pool, steam room, and sauna. Enjoy slow days relaxing by Cayo's grand swimming pools or on sunbeds on the resort’s prime spot on Plaka Beach. The surrounding area is ideal for water sports and adventurous excursions in the culture-rich location. Customers of Destinology can also enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine from Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa.
‘Private Villas and an Award-Winning Spa’
Overlooking the gulf of Mirabello in Crete, Blue Palace has much to offer including a private beach, spa and excursions across to nearby island, Spinalonga. Rooms and suites come complete with a balcony or terrace and villas are on another level. The Grand Villa, for example, offers a 31sqm outdoor hydro jet pool, indoor sauna, large lounge area and access to The Haven, a beach space exclusively available to guests staying in villas and the Island Luxury Suite. There are a number of restaurants and bars offering Asian, Greek and Cretan dishes.