St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas

‘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 to put a modern twist on local architecture amongst landscaped gardens and spectacular sea views. Guests can find 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 opened a new outdoor freshwater 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.

In Our Opinion

‘Make sure to unwind in the serenity of the Poseidon Spa. Venture onto the private verandas that overlook the bay or choose relaxation suites for 2. You're sure to leave feeling completely rejuvenated!' 



The Labyrinthos Restaurant

A deluxe buffet restaurant featuring local and international dishes, plus a kids buffet for our younger guests. Enjoy a daily specials corner with a live cooking show and a choice of vegan dishes.

Club House Restaurant

Club House offers an American-style buffet of vegetarian, gluten free and low fat dishes. Expect a sumptuous choice at breakfast - hot dishes, homemade bread, and fruits with an organic Cretan corner. The restaurant is perfectly located under a shaded terrace overlooking the pool and the bay.

The Blue Bay

All-day dining a la carte offers Mediterranean daily specials with a range of kids meals and snacks and drinks overlooking the Mirabello Bay. Open throughout the day.

The Minotaure

Minotaure is situated around a lagoon pool offering fine dining with International and Asian cuisine– romantic candlelit dinners under the stars. Small live bands play here along with jazz and piano music.

The Greek Kafenion

Locally sourced produce creating tantalising and delicious authentic dishes with a great range of seafood. Entertainment comes in the form of local dancing (once a week) and live bands playing at the Kafenion.

The Astra Bar Veranda and Lounge

Pre-dinner drinks whilst enjoying the beautiful sunsets and sparkling lights of Agios Nikolaos in the distance.

Bonatsa Jetty Bar

Enjoy cocktails and music at this bar on the water's edge to end the day, open nightly.


  • Main infinity pool 
  • Separate children's pool
  • Indoor heated pool (open to spa guests only)
  • Private sandy beach
  • Fitness centre
  • Semi-open gym and indoor gym
  • Outdoor yoga area
  • Children's playground
  • Teena games room
  • Olives and Sea 25 metre freshwater pool

Poseidon Spa

  • Indoor heated pool with hydro jet bubble seats
  • Turkish steam baths and saunas 
  • Treatment rooms 
  • Jacuzzi tubs 
  • Affusion showers 
  • 'Aphrodite's Bath' treatment cave for 2
  • Thalassotherapy pool 
  • Beauty treatments 
  • Elemis and Cinq Mondes trained therapists 
  • Anti-ageing treatments 
  • Seawater treatments 

Water Sports

  • Water skiing and lessons*
  • Windsurfing*
  • Canoes*
  • Banana*
  • Jet Ski*
  • Scuba diving*

*additional charges apply


  • Free Wi-fi
  • Concierge service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Laundry and dry-cleaning service
  • Babysitting service
  • Art gallery
  • Boutique
  • Towel service
  • Club car service 
  • Guided tours and excursions 
  • Helicopter service 
  • Car and bike rentals 
  • Cretan art museum 
  • Boutique shop
  • Private chapel 
  • Art gallery

St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas welcomes children of all ages, and offers the following to ensure they have an enjoyable stay.


  • Room types suitable for children and infants are available
  • Interconnecting rooms and Family Suites, Club Suites and Villas with Private Pools are suitable for families of up to 6 people
  • Baby cots are available


  • Children’s menus and baby chairs are available at all restaurants except Minotaure
  • Room service for early children’s dining is available on request
  • Baby food is available on request


  • A children’s sea water paddling pool is located next to the main outdoor pool
  • Children's playground

Mini Club


  • 4-11
  • Children under 4 must attend with a parent or guardian

Activities Include:

  • Galaxy games room with table tennis, mini foot table and a PlayStation
  • Cinema lounge of children’s movies


  • Available on request
Destinology Exclusive Benefits
Spa experience package plus voucher for one relaxation treatment at Poseidon Spa per person, per stay
Only applicable to bookings made and travel from April 19th 2024 - November 2nd 2024


St Nicolas Bay Resort is a mile from Agios Nikolaos and 38 miles from Heraklion Airport.

Nearby Attractions Include:

  • Kritsa Village – 8 miles 
  • Psychro Cave (believed to be the birthplace of Zeus) – 32 miles
  • Minoan Palace of Knossos – 41 miles