based on 7 nights
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per person for 7 nights, based on a family of 4 staying in a Family Room with Garden View on a half board basis and including transfers.
At a Glance
The best value family-friendly option at Sani Resort
Complimentary children's club from 4-12 years and a paid crèche from 4 months - 4 years
This spacious hotel leaves guests of all ages spoilt for choice, with the biggest selection of rooms and suites.
Direct flights with BA to Thessaloniki and a short transfer to the resort
Variety of facilities, sports and activities to appeal to every age group and interest
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Halkidiki is blessed with sunshine for the majority of the year, but it really only starts to gets consistently warm during the day from April to October, although it is still cool at nights in April/May and October. The best time to travel is June, July and September.
To start planning your holiday to Sani Beach
Sani Resort is one of Greece's most established family friendly destinations. Located in Halkidiki, Sani Beach is the original, main hotel located at the far end of a beautiful white sandy beach. It's ideal for families wanting a busier resort atmosphere.
Sani Resort is a family owned 1000 acre private ecological reserve with pine forests, bird sanctuaries, lakes and olive groves, all surrounding the marina and five individual hotels - Sani Dunes, Sani Beach, Porto Sani, Sani Asterias and Sani Club. Lush, landscaped gardens with Mediterranean scents on this unspoilt peninsular separate the hotels, whilst the Aegean Sea laps gently along the seven mile sandy beach.
Sani Beach is the largest of the five hotels at Sani Resort and enjoys one of the best locations right beside the beach. Close too, are the resort tennis courts, watersports centre and the children's club, with the marina being just a short walk away. The hotel underwent a recent renovation and the addition of one and two bedroom suites, plus a new wing of family suites means the hotel is perfect for families wanting to experience Sani Resort, but don't have the budget for the more exclusive and boutique hotel options available at Sani Asterias or Sani Dunes. Spacious and comfortable, with floor to ceiling windows and large terraces, they offer guests fabulous views of the Aegean Sea and Sani Bay. A wide choice of child friendly restaurants, a heated infinity pool and life guards on the beach make for the most relaxing family break.
One of the big attractions of Sani Resort is the amount of activities and facilities the resort, as a whole, offers for all ages and interests. A particular highlight is the bustling marina and shopping plaza with its choice of restaurants, lively bars, boutiques and great leisure and sports facilities.
Families of all ages are a firm feature throughout the resort and catered for in a variety of ways. Most restaurants have dedicated children's menus and are well stocked with highchairs and open at family friendly times, whilst a few are exclusively for guests over 12 years. To make a guest's stay as hassle free and relaxing as possible, Sani can arrange some extra touches in the rooms for children. The hotel features it's own crèche and children's club, which takes children from 4 months to 12 years or age or there is a Teen Club is open in peak summer form mid June, July and August.
Sani Beach has 392 rooms and suites and is the largest of the five hotels at Sani Resort.
Sani Suite Collection provides exclusive benefits to those guests staying in one, two and three-bedroom suites at Sani Beach.
There are two types of Junior Suite both of approximately 35sqm. The internal layout of the open plan bedroom and sitting area is the same in both types, with the seafront Junior Suite has a small private garden and direct access to the beach, whilst the sea view Junior Suite is situated on an upper level and has a balcony with a table and two chairs.
Guests can also chose from the spacious 1 and 2 Bedroom Family Suites Beach Front. With direct access to the Sani Beach, these are designed in a contemporary style with floor to ceiling windows and fabulous views. They come with a private garden and terrace with sun loungers, table and chairs. They can accommodate a family of up to five people. Equally the deluxe 1 or 2 bedroom family suites offer impressive views of the Aegean Sea.
Sani Beach has the Melissa Crèche from 4 months to 3 years inclusive and the Melissa Mini Club from 4 - 11 years inclusive. There is also a separate Teen House, called Ozone (12-17 years) that runs for high season only (mid June, July & August). The clubs are complimentary, however there is a charge for the crèche (€38 for a half day and €55 for full day and lunch is €25). All the clubs are run by trained, multilingual staff, seven days per week. In the evenings there is an evening entertainment programme including stage shows for the whole family and during the days make the most of the Sani Adventure Park.
There are a number of children's facilities that can be organised for guests during their stay at Sani Beach. These need to be arranged at the time of booking and are subject to availability:
All families travelling to Sani Resort with children can rest assured that little guests come first. Sani offers a complete range of high-end equipment and essential supplies, meaning there is no need to pack a stroller, baby cot, bottle sterilizer or bedding.
Babysitting can be arranged after 6pm at a cost of €10 per hour for a maximum of 3 children in the same hotel room/suite, plus an additional €15 after 10.50pm)
Baby sitting can be arranged with a minimum of 24 hours notice. This service is at an additional charge which is payable locally. Prices this summer are 10 euros/hour. Maximum 3 children.
Additional €15 after 10.50pm to allow the babysitter to get home by taxi.
The Melissa Crèche for children aged 4 months - 3 years inclusive is open from 10.00 - 18.00hrs daily with a lunch session between 13.00 and 15.00. The childcare staff work to the following ratios - 1:3 for children 6-23 months and 1:4 for children 2-4 years. The crèche is well equipped with toys for indoor and outdoor activities. The activities are specifically designed for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Pre-booking is essential.
|Melissa Mini Club||
The Melissa Mini Club arranges indoor and outdoor activity programmes full of fun for children 4 - 11 years inclusive at no extra charge. Indoor activities include arts and crafts, group games and shows and outdoor activities include pool games, volleyball, gymnastics and treasure hunts (some of the activities are arranged by the entertainment team). The club is open 10.00-18.00 daily, with a lunch session between 13.00 and 15.00.
|Ozone Teen house||
The Ozone Teen House operates in high season only (mid June, July and August) and is open daily from 10:00am - 10:00pm for children 12 years of age of older.
Located in the Marina and run by Worldwide Kids, its a great place for your teens to meet, make new friends, play games or simply chill out at the snack bar with a FroYo, ice-cream or a delicious milkshake. With a combination of supervised indoor and outdoor activities, chill out space, a gaming suite, fully equipped with the latest PS4, Xbox, Wii plus large TV screen, there's plenty to keep even the busiest teen happy. Even better, no parents or younger children allowed.
With some fantastic activities on offer, night time stargazing, mountain-biking, archery and cooking classes, they might they never want to leave.
Ozone is provided by Sani Resort on a complimentary basis.
The Football Academy is a fun and healthy activity for children aged between 5-14 years old.
With children split up by age groups, the two hour football camp is held six days a week
The camp will be available to all budding footballers between the 25th May and 1st September.
Each two hour session at the Football Academy cost 35€. Children who attend five sessions
will enjoy their sixth session complimentary.
There is a fantastic range of dining options at the Sani Resort. There are 22 restaurants in total in the dine around programme. Choices include the Water Restaurant at the Marina, with a menu created by 2 times Michelin Star Chef, Jacked Chibois, Vosporos, the Greek Grill, a taste of Japanese cuisine at Katsu or Dim Sum delights at Asian. The dine around programme is highly recommended at Sani, allowing half-board guests to enjoy their meals at many of the restaurants throughout the resort. Guests can either select from a tailored set menu without an additional charge or order a la carte. If ordering a la carte the half board allowance will be deducted from the bill. In both cases drinks are extra. The dine around programme also allows guests to choose where they would like to eat breakfast.
NB many restaurants require pre-booking and in some restaurants, gentlemen are kindly requested to wear long trousers for dinner.
Sani has extensive Spa facilities, with each hotel having its own dedicated Spa, except for the Sani Asterias, whose guests can enjoy treatments and therapies at Porto Sani Spa Suite, or alternatively relax with an in-suite treatment.
Sani Beach has an indoor pool which connects to the Spa, both of which are adult only (children can use them between 8.30 – 1.00 during “splash hours”). All the main outdoor pools are heated and have lifeguards.
At Sani Resort there's no end to the list of activities on offer. Many of the sports are free of charge, including table tennis, football, volleyball, aerobics, archery, hiking and basketball. All other sporting activities are at an additional charge and are arranged at the relevant sports centres. There is a separate Football Academy with coaching, Sailing Academy to learn new skills and a Dance Academy, offering a range of styles, from modern to hip-hop or even Latin.
Sani Marina is a hub of activity, with its constant flow of yachts and boats. It's the place to go if you want to explore the secluded coves around Halkidiki, the Aegean Sea and its islands. It has a chic and sophisticated Mediterranean ambience, with a number of international and Greek restaurants and bars, a mall of shops, a cinema and hosts many special events and festivals throughout the year.
Being situated in a protected area, the surroundings are perfect for bird watching, hiking, jogging and cycling with clearly signposted paths through the woods (you can hire adult and child bikes, plus baby seats and helmets for a small cost).
|Sani Water Park||
Located next to Sani Hill, the Sani Water Park will keep your children entertained for the entire holiday, with some of the best water activities around.
|Chelsea FC Football Academy||
Developed in association with Chelsea FC Foundation, the Football Academy offers the perfect opportunity for all young guests at Sani to develop their football skills with professional guidance.
|Children's Sailing Academy||
The Sani Sailing Academy is for children aged 6 - 17 years. A chance to have fun on the water and gain the knowledge and practical skills of sailing, children will be taught by a team of expert instructors (English speaking) in the popular Optimist dinghies. Children between 14-17 can learn in the bigger and faster Laser.
Laser class sailing is one of the leading light sailing categories, often providing an introductory level to professional competitions. The Sani Marina Sailing academy will welcome new participants of 6-17 years between May and August, offering them an intensive 10-hour course on dry land and off-shore. Parents are welcome to watch the final race and attend the award ceremony. A “Certificate of attendance” will be accredited by the Nautical Club of Thessaloniki and qualifies for membership in any nautical club worldwide as well as participation in Optimist and Laser sailing races too.
|Ozone Teen House||
The Ozone Teen House operates in high season only (mid-June, July and August) and is open daily from 10:00am - 10:00pm for children 12 years of age and older.
Located in the Marina, Ozone Teens House is a great place for your teens to meet, make new friends, play games or simply chill out at the snack bar with a FroYo, ice-cream or a delicious milkshake. With a combination of supervised indoor or outdoor activities, chill out space, a gaming suite, fully equipped with the latest PS4, XBox, Wii plus large screen TV, there's plenty to keep even the busiest teen happy. Even better, no parents or younger children allowed.
With some fantastic activities on offer, night time stargazing, mountain-biking, archery and cooking classes, they might never want to leave.
Ozone is provided by Sani Resort on a complimentary basis.
|Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy||
There are six Canada-Tennis clay courts at the Sports Centre, with their own changing rooms, showers and a players' sports bar. Open daily from 7am to 11pm, professional tennis coaches are available for both group and individual lessons. Developed by Rafa Nadal, the Academy holds provides family lessons and hosts kids camps and teens programmes.
|Sani Sports Centre||
The facilities at the Sani Sports Centre includes six clay flood lit tennis courts, a mini football court, basketball/volleyball court and table tennis.
The watersports station at Sani Beach offers a good selection for example catamaran, windsurfing, waterskiing, canoes and pedalos. (A second watersports station is located at Sani Club). The Sea World Scuba Diving centre is PADI approved. This fully equipped diving centre is up to date with the latest technology and training standards and offers a wide selection of under-water excursions including a visit to a shipwreck.
Charlotte Austin (Staff)
Walking into the sani beach hotel I was really amazed at how well it had all been done up since the last season. It has been renovated to a very high standard and so now people can enjoy very luxurious surroundings in an amazing setting. The marina is very impressive and is perfect for families looking for large choice if restaurants and great for children just pottering around. It is great if you are looking to be close to a town or something as it is its own little town anyway. All of the food is superb and Sani resort have obviously spent a lot of time investing in the restaurants making sure it keeps its 5* service throughout. The rooms all work very well for families and actually I can understand why so many families return year after year, they have everything they want but ll in one resort without ever having to leave their resort.
Jenny James (Staff)
Situated on the first peninsular of Halkidiki - Kassandra, Sani occupies a stunning location in a bay with white sand and clear shallow water, perfect for children paddling. The resort is family orientated which each of the four hotels offering family accommodation, an array of great restaurants and wonderful views. The two kids clubs are conveniently located near the Sani Hotel and in the Beach Club, both of which offer an exciting activity schedule for children of all ages. The beach 'Babe Watch' service is great and very popular, you can leave your baby for up to 30 minutes complimentary with a nanny, this is located near the Beach Hotel. The resort has every sport and activity imaginable to keep every member of the family happy yet a stunning location with first class facilities to indulge in.
A private beach and views of Mount Olympus - what's not to love about the Sani, Halkidiki?
With views over Mount Olympus and the Aegean, the soft white sand and shallow water on Sanis private beach are perfect for tiny tootsies.
The long established Babewatch service, where experienced staff watch children while parents take a break, is available for those wanting to sunbathe in peace. And you neednt ever leave your sunlounger, as Beach Buddies deliver refreshments and snacks on request.
The Ofsted standard childrens clubs are run by UK childcare specialists and offer a range of activities including pool games, face-painting and arts and crafts.
Mrs Lydia Achard (Guest)
Just over three hours flying time and a 50-minute car transfer is all it takes to get you to Halkidikis poshest hotel. Could Sani Resort be as good as its glowing reviews? On first impressions, absolutely yes! Set in a privately owned ecological reserve with its own yacht marina and four distinctive hotels spread over 7 kms of golden sandy beaches and magnificent pine forests, it quickly became clear why the Sani Resort is so popular.
It's the kind of establishment where things just tick along like clockwork. We were greeted at reception by a team of enthusiastic management whilst in the background porters discreetly handle our bags. The Sani Resort has all the facilities you would expect of a larger hotel - 16 restaurants and almost the same amount of bars, a handful of pools, three spas, three kids clubs, tennis, watersports and a collection of boutiques to name just a few. But despite its size, it feels thoughtful and intimate. You can order a picnic and pedal bicycles; it's possible to cosy up under starry skies to watch a live performance in the open air theatre or charter one of the hotel's yachts to secluded coves for romantic beach barbecues a deux is another option. We've found out all of this from the manual in our suite.
I should probably mention from the off that we brought our 16-month-old girl with us. It was her first foray into luxury hotelville since walking and she is capable of making quite a bit of noise. But we didn't have to worry. Throughout our stay she was treated like a rock star, cooed over by waitresses, spoiled with mouth-watering meals and entertained for hours exploring her new surroundings.
We had booked a one bedroom family suite at the Sani Beach hotel. It was the sea view and separate living room to bedroom that sold it to us. There's plenty of space to lounge about in here among the king size dream bed covered in crisp white cotton and roomy sofas. It's pretty minimalist, making good use of natural materials, cream-tiled floors, rattan furniture, tropical shower cabin with an oversized corner bathtub and Anne Semonin goodies. But really our room is all about what's outside: the panoramic sea views from our extensive balcony elicited a squeal of delight from our toddler so shrill that across seas somewhere in Corfu glasses smashed. Looooooook! she yelled excitedly and I agreed its breathtaking, the views stretching for miles across the dazzling ocean.
Sani resort works so well because it is an archipelago of different hotels catering very effectively to different kinds of guests. Facilities are of a high standard and staff impeccably trained across the resort. A lot of thought goes into how the place is run - so it's large enough for variety, but also feels personal. Each beach is serviced by a team of beach buddies offering delicious refreshments and snacks direct to your sun bed and children have not been forgotten either with an array of beach games, toys and inflatables on offer to play with. Also available and very popular is the babewatch beach service where experienced staff will watch your children while parents take a break (the first 30 minutes are free of charge).
One afternoon, while playing tennis, we saw a family pull into the car park. They were English and they booked their holiday with Scott Dunn, the tennis coach said, completely unaware of our secret identities. This was their first visit and they said they were coming back in August. They just loved the freedom to do what they wanted. They could eat in a different restaurant every night, they could order room service and their kids could run around. It was a real holiday for them all!
Evenings are as glorious as the days here. The only tough decision is which restaurant to eat at and will they have availability for us. Our trusted babysitter organised through the Melissa Crche is wonderful. She was a local girl but spoke very good English and promptly arrived at 7.30pm every night enabling us to have some adult time (at 10 per hour it's worth every penny), however, children are welcome in the majority of restaurants come day or night. It was our last night and we decided to go all out and dine at the exclusive Japanese Sea You Up Restaurant overlooking the marina. Cocktails at the sleek bar with ambient music got us started as we watched boats threaded with lights make their way across the waves. Soon we were summoned, along with an expectant party of guests. Tables were laid out, candles were lit, and a cavalry of waiters were dispatched to tend to us. The meal was so divine. Warm scallop sashimi with ginger, chives and sesame, robata grilled rib eye steak with carrot harissa and sweet chilli jam and chocolate fondant with shichimi caramel and coconut ice cream accompanied by an exciting wine list.
We returned to our room and from our balcony were treated to the spectacle of a rare electric storm. We looked at each other and at the same time said we'd better get saving for next year.
Location & directions
Sani Resort is located on the Kassandra Peninsular, the western of the three 'fingers of Halkadiki' on the Aegean Sea in Northern Greece. The adjacent Peninsula's are Sithonia and Mt. Athos. Sani overlooks Mount Olympus and is close to one of the most beautiful European cities, Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki is a vibrant city thronged with students and packed with contemporary art museums, galleries, designer shops set along the shore line.
How to get there
The closest airport is Thessaloniki which is the second largest city in Greece after Athens. Thessaloniki is well served by British Airways and Easyjet from Gatwick. The flying time is approximately 3.5 hours. Sani Resort is 80km (approx 45 minutes) from the airport.
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