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Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete

‘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.

In Our Opinion

‘There is nothing more enjoyable then relaxing in your private pool (if you choose one) and gazing out over the sea and Spinalonga island with so much history to it’

Olea
Olea serves an American buffet breakfasts with Champagne. Open 07:15 – 10:30. Themed buffet dinner 19:00 – 21:30.
Asia Deep Blue

Asia Deep Blue serves Asian dishes, including Japanese, Thai and Polynesian cuisine alongside a sushi bar. Open for dinner.

Blue Door Taverna

Once an old fisherman’s stone house, the Blue Door is a Greek taverna on the beach front. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.

Isola

Serving Italian dishes with a Cretan twist with an expanded veranda and views of the sea. 

Arsenali Lounge Bar

Arsenali serves afternoon tea including Greek herbal teas and coffee. There are also Sushi Evenings accompanied by the resort’s resident DJ.

Isola Beach Club

The Isola Beach Club serves snacks, cocktails, coffees and ice creams.  

Anthos

You can sit in the organic herb garden and watch the chefs make Greek dishes in an open-air kitchen using their own herbs from the garden along with regional farmers. A 'Havenly'  breakfast is available here for the Island Luxury Suites, Marriott Bonvoy Platinum guetsts and private villas.

 

Leisure

  • Three outdoor swimming pools
  • Two outdoor children’s pools
  • Spa
  • Fitness centre
  • Private beach
  • Caique sailing experience (including Spinalonga)
  • Table tennis
  • Jogging/fitness trail
  • Two floodlit tennis courts
  • Biking trail
  • Rock climbing

Greek experiences

  • Therino - an open-air cinema on the beach
  • Apoella - a beach lifestyle concept shop
  • Talks by Greek artists - at Arsenali Lounge Bar once a week

Services

  • Complimentary Premium Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary on-site parking
  • Concierge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry and dry cleaning
  • Express checkout
  • Doctor-on-call
  • Currency exchange service
  • Hair salon
  • Car hire
  • Babysitting service

Water Sports

  • Water skiing
  • Snorkelling
  • Kneeboarding
  • Wakeboarding
  • Pedalo
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Jet skiing

Blue Palace, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete welcomes families with children of all ages and offers the following facilities and services to ensure they have an enjoyable stay.

General
• Explore nearby remote beaches as a family on board a traditional caique. Spend the day fishing, snorkelling sunbathing and enjoy a packed lunch of fresh homemade dishes and light snacks.

Accommodation
• Baby cots can be provided if required for babies up to the age of 23 months
• Childproof staircase with safety gate in 2 Bedroom Deluxe Rooms Private Heated Pool

Dining
• High chairs are available
• Children’s menus are available

Activities
• Teenagers above the age of 16 can access the fitness centre
• All children can take part in a 45 minute Cretan dance class
• Rent a bike from the resort and adventure out to the sights of Mirabello Gulf
• Every Wednesday from 18:00 – 19:00, children over the age of 5 can enjoy a free tennis lesson / teenagers can take part in weekly tennis tournaments

Beach & Sea
• A beach is nearby
• Soft sand

Swimming Pool
• There is a children’s pool at Blue Palace, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa
• 45-minute private swimming lessons can be arranged

Family Entertainment / Activities
• Family excursions to an aquarium, horseback riding, golfing, or go carting
• The Ultimate Guest Service can create a personal itinerary based on your family’s needs

Kids Club
Blue Palace Kids Club
Ages:
• 3 – 12
Opening times:
• Monday to Saturday 09:00 – 17:00
Cost:
• Free
Indoor activities include:
• Arts and crafts
• Theatrical play
• Greek dancing
• Doll making

On arrival to the club, each child is given a welcome package with a small teddy bear, a block for painting and crayons

Babysitting
• Babysitting can be arranged on request

Blue Palace, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete makes an ideal choice for a romantic occasion; the resort offers the following to help you celebrate:

Refined Package
Before the Wedding

• Special rates for a wedding block of 8 rooms
• Room upgrade for the couple
• Special room rate for the groom for the night prior to the wedding
• Arrangement of documents
• Florist consultation
• Pampering ritual at Elounda Spa and Thalassotherapy
• Pressing of wedding dress and groom’s suit
• Wedding dinner menu tasting

On the Wedding Day
• Separate room for the groom to change available from 14:00
• Dressed chairs
• Bridal bouquet and boutonniere for the groom
• A bottle of Champagne and wedding cake in the room on the night of the wedding
• Romantic turndown service on the evening of the wedding

After the Wedding
• Breakfast in bed the next morning of the wedding
• Roundtrip transfer to the town hall for the wedding registry and wedding certificate

Opulent Package
Before the Wedding

• Special rates for a wedding block of 8 rooms
• Room upgrade for the couple
• Special room rate for the groom for the night prior to the wedding
• Arrangement of documents
• Florist consultation
• Pampering ritual at Elounda Spa and Thalassotherapy
• Bride’s hairstyling rehearsal
• Bride’s make up rehearsal
• Wedding dinner menu tasting

On your Wedding Day
• Separate room for the groom to change available from 14:00 until wedding time
• Brides hairstyling
• Bride’s makeup
• Manicure and pedicure for the bride
• Beautiful wedding location within the hotel premises & decoration
• Dressed chairs at the ceremony
• Bridal bouquet and boutonniere for the groom
• Decoration of bridal club car
• Music for the wedding ceremony
• Bottle of Champagne and wedding cake in the room on the night of the wedding
• Romantic turndown service on the evening of the wedding
• Wedding gift

After the Wedding
• Breakfast in bed the next morning
• Roundtrip transfer to the town hall for wedding registry and wedding certificate
• Private photo shooting of the wedding couple within hotel premises including 12 digital or printed photos

Timeless Package
Before the Wedding

• Special guestroom rates for guests
• Room upgrade for the couple, excluding Island Suites and Villas
• Special room rate for the groom for the night prior to the ceremony
• Signature couple’s pampering at the Elounda spa

On your Wedding Day
• Separate room for the groom to change available 14:00 until ceremony time
• Dressed chairs at the ceremony
• Bridal bouquet and boutonniere
• Recorded music for the ceremony
• A bottle of Champagne and wedding cake in the room on the night of the ceremony
• Romantic turndown service on the evening of the ceremony
• Celebration gift

After the Wedding
• Breakfast in bed the next morning of the celebration event
• Romantic dinner for two persons in your room or restaurant

From £2,575 per person
  • Most rooms and suites have private pools
  • Traditional and authentic Greek dining
  • Views of Spinalonga
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Location

Blue Palace, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete is on the east coast of Elounda on the island of Crete. The Hotel is roughly an hour away from Kazantzakis International Airport in Heraklion and only 10 minutes away from the nearby town of Elounda. A private transfer from the airport via Mercedes taxi can be arranged on request.

Nearby Attractions

  • Spinalonga – 0.7 miles
  • Elounda – 2.7 miles
  • Lake Voulismeni – 7.2 miles
  • Heraklion Airport – 44 miles
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