The Blue Palace Resort is nestled into Elounda's hillside and from each level there are beautiful views over the unspoilt natural surroundings as the hotel gently terraces down to the beach. This doesn't mean you have to hike down the hillside to find the sea though as their is a stylish glass lift in place to take you down to the private long white pebble beach, where you will also find the cool Isola Beach Club.
The hotel has 251 rooms, with 142 having their very own infinity pool which blend seamlessly with the sea beyond. There are excellent facilities in place to suit all members of the family, including a fully equipped Kids Club for 3-12 year olds. Whilst your little ones are being entertained you can chose to either laze beside one of the many pools or on the private beach, relax in the ultra-chic Thalassotherapy Spa, perfect your tennis or whiz around the bay on water skis.
The spa is situated right on the beach and is soothing to the senses. Enjoy a traditional olive oil massage before relaxing with the resort's signature cocktail, Tears of Chios under the famous Arsenali arches.
Amongst the hotel’s five restaurants is Asia Blue, Blue Palace’s celebrated Asian cuisine restaurant, offering a great selection of Chinese, Polynesian, Thai and Japanese cuisine. The glass sushi bar is a highlight. The hotel is just a short walk from the little Greek fishing village of Plaka, which has a couple of typical, local fish tavernas right on the waters edge.
If you would like to experience the thrills of the Cretan coast with a twist, take a trip in the hotel's Caique which will sail you around the Mirabello Gulf where you can sunbath and swim in peace until your picnic lunch is too tempting to resist. Alternatively, for those who want to have evening romance, set sail on the high seas and with a glass of bubbles in hand taking in the sunset on another day in this Greek heaven.
There are many opportunities to make this holiday as personal and individual as you desire, nothing is too much for the staff to provide, whether you want a candle-lit dinner on the beach or a private lunch amongst loved ones.