Daios Cove Explorers kids club
Daios Cove Mansion
based on 7 nights
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Based on a family of 6 for 7 nights on half-board basis with private transfers included.
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As one of our key partner hotels and home to one of our Explorers kids clubs, we can ensure our guests get the best possible rate for this hotel.
At a Glance
Set in the hillsides above Daios Cove - their Mansion is a truly unique villa experience in its own special setting. Satisfy your every whim - you won’t want for anything being looked after by your own dedicated team.
Revel in your own private spa and gym, complete with a heated indoor pool, steam bath, sauna and massage area - this villa offers the ultimate in luxury pampering indulgence
Set over three floors, this 600sqm clandestine residence delivers unrivalled views across the cove out to the azure Aegean Sea from the floor to ceiling windows or your inviting infinity pool
Decide your own tempo at Daios Cove’s Mansion, treat yourself to the exclusivity on offer with a fully equipped kitchen and separate staff quarters or of course make the most of the resort facilities and dine in one of their four restaurants after basking in the sun by the Beach House
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The climate in Crete 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 and October are particularly pleasurable months.
To start planning your holiday to Daios Cove Mansion
The Mansion at Daios Cove, Crete is a 600sqm private residence with spectacular views, heated pool, staff quarters, gym and spa. Combine this with resort facilities and an exclusive Scott Dunn Explorers kids club, it's ideal for that special occasion.
Elegant in style and with every detail designed to offer a feeling of serenity and calm, the Mansion at Daios Cove oozes luxury throughout. Light wood floors, marble and glass feature in all the rooms and there is a great feeling of space, both inside and out. Floor to ceiling windows make the best of the hilltop position and offer breathtaking views from every room.
The Mansion is split over three levels and measures 600sqm. There are three spacious en-suite bedrooms, which are complemented by a fully-equipped kitchen, large outdoor heated pool, private spa with an indoor heated pool, steam bath, a sauna with a massage and relaxation area plus a Technogym equipped workout area. There are also separate staff quarters, for guests to utilise.
The exquisite design and latest technology cater for your every need, and there are some stylish touches to make your stay more memorable, with Bang & Olufsen entertainment and music systems and furniture designed by B&B Italia and Maxallto.
Daios Cove has three restaurants, all of which have a children’s menu. To experience a true taste of Crete, the Greek Taverna serves local specialities and fresh fish and is open from midday to midnight. For modern Mediterranean cuisine, with a fun fresh fusion, the Ocean restaurant is a popular choice. Pangea serves a variety of international cuisine with theme nights.
The traditional Cretan fishing village of Plaka, opposite the island of Spinalonga, with its authentic tavernas and local artisan shops is well worth a visit. Slightly closer are the bustling shops, bars and restaurants around the marina of Agios Nikolaos.
There are three spacious bedrooms, all of which have en-suite bathrooms and waling wardrobes. The open-plan Master Bedroom is located on the top floor, at the far-right corner of the Mansion, which has breathtaking views of the Agean Sea and the sandy cove. Designed to the highest specification with marble, wood and glass throughout, there is a glass partition to the en-suite bathroom which enjoys picture perfect views from the both the bath and the shower. In addition to the master, there are two further bedrooms, staff quarters, a 56sqm outdoor pool and a sumptuous spa level with a 20sqm indoor heated pool. Guests can relax and unwind in the steam bath, enjoy a massage or indulge in an Anne Semonin facial. For the energetic there is a gym, fully equipped with the latest technology from the Technogym brand. Personal training sessions as well as yoga or pilates can be arranged.
Scott Dunn provides childcare for children aged from 4 months to 11 years in our exclusive Explorers kids club. A dedicated indoor and outdoor space and located in an easily accessible part of the resort, it’s full of toys and games for every age. It’s staffed by qualified nannies and rangers who organise fun and exciting activities for all ages, from archery and trips to a local olive farm for the older children, and treasure hunts and games on the beach for our younger guests. Each day has a different programme of creative and sporting activities, guaranteeing your children have a fun-packed holiday.
Both parents and children love the Explorers kids club at Daios Cove, guaranteeing a fun and relaxed family holiday. More information about our childcare services in Daios Cove can be found here.
Babysitting is available in the evenings on a request basis and is chargeable per hour.
|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.
|Globetrotters (4mths - 2yrs)||
The Globetrotter area is a friendly and welcoming space designed with little ones in mind. From baby gyms to ride on trucks our youngest guests will always be entertained and having fun in the children’s club.
|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.
|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.
The Mansion has full wifi, air-conditioning and all the services available at Daios Cove Resort.
|Scott Dunn Guest Relations Manager||
There is a UK Scott Dunn Guest Relations Manager based at Daios Cove, 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.
Daios Cove has up to four restaurants to choose from, Pangea, the buffet restaurant, a traditional Greek Taverna, The Beach House and Ocean, a Mediterranean fine dining option, all of which have a children’s menu.
After dinner guests can unwind on the Crystal Box Terrace. Styled as a cosy lounge it has a relaxed atmosphere with panoramic views over the bay and offers signature cocktails, downtempo music and live music events.
The pool bar serves food and drinks from 10am - 6pm and the beach bar, from 10am - 7pm.
Pangea, the buffet restaurant serves a variety of international cuisine with theme nights. Half board guests take evenings meals in Pangea or can opt to use a credit against Ocean or the Greek Taverna.
The Greek Taverna has delightful sea views and serves local specialities and fresh fish.
Ocean restaurant overlooks the infinity pool and the cove and offers a picturesque setting for à la carte dinner. Mediterranean cuisine with a twist!
Situated in a glorious setting by the beach with a mix of tables and chill out areas, the Beach House offers guests the choice of dining with the Med/Asian fusion menu or sitting back with a cocktail or mocktail enjoying the views until late.
For guests wanting a change of scene from the beach or the pool, there are 2 tennis courts available and an impressive spa. The Spa by Germaine de Capuccini has a carefully selected variety of spa treatments designed with prestigious products to balance, revitalize and energize your whole body.
The hotel has a fantastic range of watersports on offer at their beach including water skiing, wakeboarding, wave runners, sailing and scuba diving and windsurfing all day. Speedboats, boats (15HP), paddle boats (pedalo), canoes, inflatable water toys and water skiing equipment can be rented by the hour and lessons can be booked.
Further afield beyond the hotel, there are a number of recommended excursions to suit a variety of interests.
|Spa and Gym||
As well as the Mansion Spa and Gym, the resort has it own Spa with various treatments available plus a state-of-the-art fitness center equipped with Technogym, indoor and outdoor studios, Wet Area (Finnish sauna, soft sauna, Mediterraneo, Experience showers, Nimfea reaction Showers), Hairdresser, Manicure & Pedicure Studio.
There are two tennis courts available at the top of the resort. Exclusively for Scott Dunn guests, these courts are available until 1pm on a complimentary basis, together with raquets and balls.
Land and Sea - Family Time at Daios Cove
Explore Crete by land and sea on a special family adventure package which includes a Landrover adventure, RIB excursion and a family yoga session.
Land Rover Experience
Explore the island of Crete in your own Land Rover
Rib Boat Experience
Explore the beautiful area surrounding the Cove on a luxury rib boat experience.
Location & directions
Daios Cove is located 10 minutes south of Agios Nikolaos. The hotel is situated around its own cove with the rooms on the hillside overlooking the cove.
How to get there
The flying time from the UK to Heraklion is approximately 4 hours. British Airways flys direct from London Gatwick, as do a number of low cost charter airlines, such as Easyjet and Thomson. The transfer time to Daios Cove resort is 60 minutes.
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