Costa Navarino, Greece
Costa Navarino - The Romanos
The Peloponnese, Greece
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At a Glance
Nestled amidst olive groves overlooking the cerulean Ionian Sea, fall into romance at the luxurious Romanos resort.
Sit out under the star strewn sky, lamp light flickering off the nearby olive trees as you sample fragrant Greek cuisine, private dining here is seriously special.
Plunge into tranquillity at Anazoe, where ancient traditions mix with luxury in this 4000sq m sanctuary.
Let us take care of your every need with a dedicated on-site Scott Dunn Guest Relations Manager.
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The climate in Greece is warm and sunny for the majority of the year with the risk of the odd shower of rain and some cooler periods over the winter. From April/May onwards the weather settles but it can sometimes be cool in the evenings. By mid/end of May, the weather generally settles in a pattern of long hot sunny days and balmy evenings especially in July and August when it can be very hot. Rain is unlikely but it can happen from time to time. May to October are particularly pleasurable months.
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Set on a beautiful beach overlooking the Ionian Sea, The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort offers luxury family-friendly accommodation with a great selection of room choices, fantastic watersports, activities, Spa and our renowned Explorers kids club.
Located in a part of Greece steeped in history and surrounded by lush olive groves, vineyards and secluded coves, The Romanos stretches along the beautiful and uncrowded Dunes Beach making it the perfect place to unwind and enjoy everything this part of the Peloponnese has to offer. It is an area largely untouched by mass tourism and has won many awards, including the National Geographic "Best 20 Locations in the World to Visit".
More contemporary in style than its sister resort The Westin, The Romanos offers guests space, luxury and enhanced services. It is an excellent family option, with our Explorers kids club on site and also on selected dates, Crew our programme designed specifically for older children aged 11+. There are extensive facilities and activities for the whole family to enjoy, including a fantastically designed aqua park, adventure playground and a number of child friendly swimming pools. The main outdoor pool at the Westin, the Aqua Park and all private pools are heated between 25-27 degrees from April through the June (weather dependent) and then turned on again within the third week of September.
The resort uses natural materials that blend in perfectly with the surrounding landscape. There is accommodation to suit both families and couples, with seafront villas and many rooms with interconnecting options.
The main hub of the resort is the Agora, (which it shares with The Westin). Based on the ancient Greek tradition of a meeting place and with its own amphitheatre, it's full of boutiques, restaurants, cafés and bars, and has a lively and vibrant village feel. There is also the beautiful Anazoe Spa, if you want to a luxury treatment or spend the day unwinding with a good book.
The sports facilities both on land and water are outstanding. At either end of the pebble beach, there's a vast selection of equipment available for guests to use, from surfing to kayaking, golf or tennis, you can be as busy or as relaxed as you choose to be. Costa Navarino has two 18 hole signature golf courses, so easily accessible to guests of both hotels.
The resort's very spacious 321 rooms, including the Ionian Exclusive suites and villas have been designed using the local architectural style and incorporating modern touches. The colour pallet is evocative of the surrounding lush landscape and the Ionian Sea. Almost all ground rooms and suites enjoy individual infinity pools, whilst some of them offer unparalleled sea or golf views or overlook the resort’s swimming pool and flora. For those requiring larger, more spacious accommodation, the Ionian Exclusive Villas located of The Romanos offer something truly special.
Infinity rooms enjoy the facilities of Deluxe Rooms with the additional feature of a 23m2 individual infinity pool and views of the resort. All infinity rooms are located on the ground floor.
|Ionian Exclusive Premium Grand Infinity Suite Sea Front||
The Ionian Exclusive Grand Infinity Suites Seafront enjoy all the comforts of the Grand Suites, together with an infinity pool (35m2) with uninterrupted seafront views of the Ionian. Can connect with a deluxe room.
N.B. Guests staying in this room category will receive additional benefits.
|Ionian Exclusive Grand Infinity Suite Garden View||
The Grand Infinity Suites are spacious and include the same extras as the Grand Suite but all have individual infinity pools (23m² to 35m²) with a garden/resort view. Can interconnect with the Infinity Rooms.
N.B. Guests staying in this room category will receive additional benefits.
|Ionian Exclusive Grand Suite Garden View||
The spacious and luxurious Grand Suites have wonderful views over the olive groves, Ionian Sea or the golf course, from both the four poster bed and the bath, and come with a state-of-the-art home-cinema system. A separate lounge and dining area, and open plan master bedroom with an infinity bath tub, a long terrace with a fireplace, make the Grand Suites a luxury retreat. Can interconnect with Premium Infinity Rooms.
N.B. Guests staying in this room category will receive additional benefits.
Set in spacious surroundings, our exclusive Scott Dunn Explorers kids club at Costa Navarino is located next to the Romanos Hotel and is available to all our younger guests aged 4 months to 11 years. Children will enjoy dedicated inside and outside areas, including an enclosed garden and take part in a range of activities according to their age.
Rooms are specially equipped for each age range, and benefit from lots of natural light coming through large windows and doors. A sleep room means routines are adhered to and food is prepared in the club’s own on-site kitchen.
Babysitting can also be arranged on request with one of our nannies. Our childcare experts and Rangers run fun-filled and action packed days that ensure your children have a truly memorable holiday and making new friends along the way.
For children over 11 years, there is Crew. They will love the opportunities to get involved with sport activities ranging wake-boarding to go-karting and beach volleyball. There is a fantastic Aqua Park located on the other side of the resort too, ensuring everyone has the best opportunity to have fun whilst parents catch up on some well-earned rest.
|Globetrotters: 4mths - 2yrs||
When it comes to looking after our youngest guests, good communication with parents is absolutely key. Our experienced nannies will take time to discuss your child’s routine and go out of their way to follow it, to help keep your child happy and settled.
With exceptional childcare ratios: 4 months to 18-20 months with a ratio of 1:2 and 20 months+ with a ratio of 1:3, we provide suitable activities and routines for their relevant age and stage. The daily activities have been tailored taking into account the weather and of course the fun factor. Complimentary nappies, swimming nappies, wipes, fresh milk, purees and meals freshly made prepared on a daily basis are provided during club hours. When it’s nap time, they can settle down in the specially designed sleep room.
|Adventurers: 3-4 yrs||
Adventurers are kept busy with lots of fantastic activities. Children can get creative with fantastic art equipment, bake delicious cakes or take part in games in the garden organised by our amazing childcare team.
|Voyagers: 5-7 yrs||
Voyagers spend much of their time out and about making the most of the exciting activities the childcare team have on offer. When they do have some chill out time an area full of toys and games welcomes them where they can catch up with their fellow Voyagers.
|Pioneers: 8-11 yrs||
A chill out zone with beanbags and games console provides the perfect place for Pioneers to relax in between their busy programme of activities organised by the Scott Dunn childcare team.
|Crew (11 yrs +)||
A flexible mix of morning, afternoon or full day activities, pre-arranged with the Crew Leader and organised around different meeting points in the resort.
Babysitting is available in the evenings on a request basis and is chargeable per hour.
The Stargazers club is perfect to allow parents to attend Resort Manager Drinks or to enjoy a dinner in resort in the evenings, with peace of mind that your children are either asleep in the club or snuggled up in their PJs ready for a movie night, complete with popcorn!
Runs during July and August, twice weekly in the evenings from 7pm - 10pm. Must be pre-booked.
There is a fantastic spa and both the Romanos and Westin have their own Wellness areas. Premium Wi-Fi is available in all rooms and public areas and provided complimentary to all guests in the resort. Room service is available 24 hours a day.
The resort has a Hertz car rental facility - ideal for those guests who'd like to explore the local area by themselves for a day or two.
|Scott Dunn Guest Relations Manager||
There is a Scott Dunn Guest Relations Manager based at Costa Navarino, when our Explorer Programme is in operation. Our Manager is there to meet and greet Scott Dunn guests on arrival in resort and is available to assist with the smooth running and enjoyment of guests holiday.
|The Romanos Ionian Exclusive Butler Service||
Personalized and anticipatory attention by the Ionian Exclusive Butlers who provide unpacking/packing services, while on the same time they are the dedicated destination specialists who unlock the Messinian treasures for a truly memorable experience.
Additional complimentary services and amenities for The Romanos Ionian Exclusive Suites:
· Anazoe bath amenities line, inspired by ancient Greek health and beauty practices
· Private area for Ionian Exclusive Suites’ guests at the Dunes Beach
· Ionian Exclusive branded beach bags
· Priority reservations for the Volvo driving experience
· Priority tee times at any of the two signature golf courses
· Apple TV in all suites
· Complimentary Limo transfer from/to Athens airport (ATH) or Kalamata airport (KLX), for stays of 5 nights or more
· Use of the on-site helipad with pick up
The name Anazoe is derived from the Greek word for rejuvenation and encapsulates the underlying aim of the spa, total revitalization of body and spirit in accordance with the ancient Greek maxim "a healthy mind in a healthy body". The Spa is a total sanctuary, with an exceptional menu of specialty treatments based on ancient health and beauty practices and using the area's exclusive natural ingredients such as local olive oil and plants. The Spa's signature treatments are based on the teachings of Hippocrates, the ‘father' of western medicine, and therapists select the most appropriate and beneficial treatments and tailor them meet guests' needs. Facilities include kinisiotherapy, hydrotherapy and floating pools, indoor and outdoor treatment areas as well as an extensive range of light therapies and heat treatments, including ice-grotto rooms, mist showers and herbal saunas. Treatments are at any additional cost.
|Romanos Wellness Centre||
As well as a well-equipped Wellness Centre, The Romanos has it's own health centre with indoor pool and fitness studios where there are a number of classes.
As well as plenty of things to do, there is a superb choice of 26 dining options to suit all tastes and budgets. Guests booking on a half board basis have breakfast and dinner included, which is in the main hotel restaurant, Morias in the Westin. Please note that some venues are seasonal and may not be open at all times.
|Anax Lounge & Bar||
As day gently slips into night, soak up the sights of Navarino Dunes and the captivating Ionian sunset from the elegant Anax terrace, savoring signature cocktail creations.
Creative and diverse Italian themed Restaurant, which can be used as part of the Dine Around program.
Fusion meets traditional Greek textures and scents to form an inspired dining harmony by Chef Chrissanthos Karamolegos. Can be used as part of the Dine Around program.
Local meats and steaks cooked to perfection and complimented with home-grown vegetables, from the restaurants gardens. Can also used as part of the Dine Around program.
Fresh seafood and Greek inspired fish dishes, prepared with regional ingredients. Can be used as part of the Dine Around program.
Japanese cuisine, lovingly crafted to provide an authentic Asian experience. Can be used as part of the Dine Around program.
A distinctive blend of Middle Eastern and Lebanese dishes. Can be used as part of the Dine Around program.
Traditional Greek souvlaki and a choice of Greek dishes. Can be used as part of the Dine Around program.
A bit of everything! Fresh fish, grilled meats, healthy snacks and sumptuous sandwiches. All washed down with Greek wine or other refreshments. Can be used as part of the Dine Around program.
|1827 Lounge & Bar||
A relaxing space to unwind and enjoy snacks and a cocktail or two!
Main restaurant, serving breakfast and dinner for half board guests.
A classic American diner, serving for lunch all your favourite dishes such as juicy black Angus beef burgers and delicious steaks, together with smoothies, handmade lemonade and milkshakes. Can be used as part of the Dine Around program.
There is no shortage of things to do at The Romanos for both adults and children. The impressive aqua park with 3 waterslides and adventure playground keep the little ones entertained for hours, and family activities range from bike hire to surfing or just exploring the local area. The resort has two golf courses, tennis courts, indoor sports hall, Navarino Outdoors for cycling experiences, a bowling alley as well as extensive watersports facilities. At either end of the beach, there are two watersports bases (non-motorised) with kayaks, SUPs, kitesurfing and windsurfing. Lessons can be easily arranged and you'll find good breezes throughout the year, except in August when the wind may drop due to the heat. Please note, there are no small sailing boats for hire within the vicinity and the beach has some strong currents, so may not be suitable for very small children.
|Discover local nature||
Grab a pair of binoculars and observe the thousands of migrating birds that visit the Gialova lagoon each year. Sample the delicious wines produced by our vineyards, scenically scattered on the western hillsides close to the sea. Witness the ages-old tradition of transforming olives grown in Messinia’s verdant groves into rich, delicious olive oil—and perhaps even plant your own tree.
The resort organises many hiking tours that children as young as six can take part in. Some lasting as little as 1.5 hours, and others taking longer, they include boat trips, cooling off in the sea, visiting picturesque citadels and allowing you to explore the beautiful and historic surroundings. The pace is never strenuous and picnics are included on some of them.
The Romanos boasts the impressive seaside Dunes Course, designed by former two times US Masters Champion and Ryder Cup captain Bernhard Langer. The 18 hole championship course is set in a landscape of diverse topography with spectacular sea and river views, incorporating some links-style features and is a challenge for golfers of all levels. Each hole has multiple sets of tees to allow the player to select the course length that best suits his or her game and has a par of 71.
There are extensive practice facilities including a well-appointed full-size driving range, putting green and short-game practice area. The Navarino Golf Academy has a team of professionals available for private lessons and individual coaching lessons for both beginners and the more advanced. And instead of taking your own clubs, you can hire them at the Academy.
Just a few minutes from Navarino Dunes, at the Navarino Bay development, the Bay Course offers an alternative set of challenges and choices in a quite different setting. Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. The par 70 course places a greater emphasis on strategic play and positional golf than The Dunes Course. The Seaside, Canyon, and Grove holes will provide striking contrasts that create a dramatic and memorable golf round.
There are plenty of opportunities to learn new skills or advance existing ones with the expert tuition on offer at the resort. Escorted kayaking trips, paddleboarding, kitesurfing lessons for beginners and for the more experienced, as well as surfing in one of the best spots in Greece - try the Surfari, riding the best spots at beautiful beaches in the morning and finishing at the Surf Club in the afternoon. Windsurfing enthusiasts can take advantage of modern equipment and teaching methods.
There is a diving club at the resort offering all PADI scuba diving courses from Bubblemaker through to Instructor level. Lessons are given one-on-one or in small groups of up to four.
Special programs are available for children aged 10+ which can lead to PADI certification (Junior Open Water Diver, Junior Adventure Diver, Junior Rescue Diver, etc.). In addition explore the magic of the turquoise water and experience Mediterranean aquatic life with daily snorkeling trips to Proti island.
Or why not join an experienced skipper aboard a sailing or motor yacht for a day cruise and sail the historic waters of the ancient Greeks. You can swim in crystal clear waters at secluded beaches reached only by boat and explore virtually unknown islets with imposing cliffs and historical monuments.
There are motorized water sports such as waterski, wakeboard and tubes a few minutes' drive from the resort
There are 9 different types of racquet sports to choose from at Costa Navarino. These include tennis (there are courts at both hotels), mini-tennis for kids, table tennis, speedminton, squash, badminton, padel and beach tennis. The Navarino Racquet Academy can arrange instruction by experienced coaches for beginners and children. Lessons can be arranged for every playing level, whether you are looking to learn in a group, or on a one-to-one basis.
The Mini Tennis Academy uses specific equipment to aid success for children to learn the basic technical skills of tennis in an informal, fun environment, through a coaching program is specially adapted to their needs.
|Sports and Entertainment area||
The Indoor Sports and Entertainment Centre has an amazing range of activities on offer. This includes basketball, bowling, volleyball, five-a-side soccer as well as extensive areas for workout classes. There is also an American diner at the Sports Centre.
Enjoy driving in a high standard race track where experienced personnel can also provide lessons for all levels and ages. Equipped with brand new CRG karts, a state of the art timekeeping system, a lighting system for evening hours and high standard simulators, and operating with the highest safety standards, the Navarino Speed Experience Park is a fun ride for the entire family.
Hop on one of the brand new four stroke, 270cc automatic CRG karts and enjoy an intense ride while tracking your performance with a state-of-the-art timekeeping system projecting on a giant screen while you drive. And the fun continues as a special lighting system is in place to allow operation after sunset, and high standard simulators allow guests to drive their favourite F1 race tracks from all over the world and compete in improvised speed races with their friends!
Young guests can take lessons from experienced staff and learn how to safely drive in a race track with specially designed karts or enjoy a memorable ride with their parents in the two-seater karts. Age restrictions apply.
|Navarino Outdoors Cycling||
Love cycling? Navarino Outdoors offer a fantastic program of cycling experiences that range from intense training for budding enthusiasts to families and groups wanting a tailored itinerary to explore the surrounding countryside. They have everything you need, from top of the range cycles to mountain bikes, road bikes and even child trikes.
Maini Family - September 2019 (Guest)
Lovely resort, fantastic for kids. Scott Dunn facilities excellent and staff fantastic and engaging.
Ames Family - September 2019 (Guest)
A great holiday, lovely resort which was really toddler friendly. The kids club was great, Jack really loved all the staff and toys, it was great for him to have a break from the beach and pool. Anna went the extra mile finding the right holiday and Anna and Steph made him welcome at kids club. Thank you.
Haverson Family - August 2019 (Guest)
Hannah Scott (Staff)
Want to keep the whole family happy? Then Costa Navarino is the place to go! With something for everyone at all ages it really will feels like a holiday.
With so much to do here from watersports, golf, tennis, diving, an Aqua park and even a 4,000sqm spa.
The Scott Dunn Explorers at Costa Navarino is on the Romanos side but accessible to all Scott Dunn guests regardless of where you stay but if convenience is what you need then The Romanos is for you.
In the club the children will get up to all sorts of activities making the most of what Costa Navarino has to offer from beach trips, tennis / golf lessons, aqua park / pool time. There is even our CREW Club for the older children from 11yrs, that do activities that will make you wish you were a teenager again! From a surf lesson to rock climbing to waterskiing / wakeboarding and sailing it really is a teens paradise.
If good food is important than Costa Navarino has that covered as well. From a buffet breakfast on either side of the resort that has a visit from the hawks to keep the pesky birds away from trying to steel your fresh pastries. The Romanos buffet Pero is defiantly more laid back and has a quieter feel to it with an exclusive section for those guests staying in the Ionian Exclusive rooms, whereas The Westins Morias has a slightly more busser feel with those who are keen to start their day. From lunch and dinner there are options for everyone from Da Luigi in the Agora square or Flame on the golf course or even the unique offering of Barbouni on the beach, where you can dine with your feet in the sands.
Room options at Costa Navarino are endless. At The Westin you can have anything from Deluxe Rooms to Family Suites (which can even interconnect!) and all of these options are possible with your own private pool as well. At the Romanos you can have Deluxe Rooms that can connect with or without your own private pools onto the Ionian Suites which can have your own pool or even a sea front view!
Lester Family - July 2018 (Guest)
Everything relating to Scott Dunn has been fantastic. All the Scott Dunn staff on site were great but especially Rachel and V were excellent with our children. A Scott Dunn holiday with young kids cant be beat. The staff are always so knowledgeable and professional and there is a peace of mind there that you otherwise dont get.
Wentzel Family - June 2018 (Guest)
Great location, great resort, great service. Definitely coming back. All the Scott Dunn team have been awesome.
Olivia Caveney (Staff)
This luxurious yet family friendly resort has much on offer to cater for all. Whether you may want to make full use of our fantastic kids club and steal some me time in the spa, sports centre or enjoy a long lazy lunch and siesta by the pool, or whether you want to explore the local area by bike, join in the fun with the kids at the aqua park or bowling alley and diner - you wont get bored thats for sure!
The central Agora has a great selection of restaurants and bars and there are many others dotted around the resort too, so you certainly dont feel like youre limited on choice!
If you can manage a feast for lunch after filling your boots with the large selection on offer at breakfast buffet, then I highly recommend splashing out on a late lunch at Barbouni on the beach!... not only is the setting stunning with the uninterrupted sea views but the beautifully designed moving sails of a ceiling can be very hypnotising whilst sampling their gastronomic delights!
If a spot of Pampering is in order, then escape to the spa - it will fulfil the senses, relax and rejuvenate you - whether you indulge yourself in a treatment or float away in the Dead Sea thalassotherapy pools.
I didnt want to leave Costa Navarino and found myself longing to return with the rest of the family! However, it is worth noting that if you travel outside of the peak summer season, say in May, June, September or October you may come across larger groups as they do have some fantastic conference facilities on offer. It wasnt as noticeable during the day there was no real sign of them around the resort facilities, but dont be surprised if they are bustling around the Agora or one of the larger dining areas in the evening.
Location & directions
The Peloponnese, Greece
Costa Navarino is the prime sustainable destination located in the Greek region of Messinia in the south west Peloponnese. It is 50km from Kalamata International Airport, and 310km from Athens.
How to get there
There are direct flights from London Heathrow to Kalamata with British Airways or regular flights with EasyJet to Kalamata from London Gatwick. Flights take approximately 3.5 hours. It is a 45 minute transfer to the resort. Alternatively there are regular flights to Athens with British Airways, which are a 4 hour transfer to the resort.
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