Costa Navarino, Greece
Costa Navarino - The Westin Resort
Peloponnese, Mainland Greece
Costa Navarino, The Westin is a traditional, luxury hotel situated on the beautiful Peloponnese coast in Greece, which offers flexible family accommodation, excellent land and watersports activities, a luxurious spa and a brand new Explorers kids club.
At a Glance
Scott Dunn Explorers kids club for children 4 months - 11 years and on selected dates, Crew for children 11 years and older
Heated outdoor swimming pool during October UK school vacations
Beautiful location near the beach in an unspoiled part of Greece
Outstanding facilities and on-site Aquapark
Championship golf course and extensive sporting facilities
The resort has a Greek village feel, with cafés, bars and an open air cinema
Historic surroundings and nature reserves to explore
Enjoy your dinner al fresco at Da Luigi right in front of the outdoor cinema whilst it plays films or wonderful music.Anna Crowther
The children’s club is fantastic. It's right next to the little water park with two big water slides and a climbing assault course - hours of fun for both adults and kids.Scott Dunn team
Children visiting the kids club have lunch at the Diner which has a bowling alley. They can even have a sleep over one night, staying in one of the bunk beds – such a special treat!Anna Crowther
Start the day with a run around this resort and take in the views! In your room you'll find a clever little card with two mapped out route options of varying lengths! If you've forgotten your trainers don't panic. You can rent a pair of new balance trainers from the health club.Scott Dunn team
Be sure to pamper yourself at the Amazoe Spa and indulge your senses with a serious of mood enhancing showers and sauna treatments. Watch out for the Scottish Shower, its rather chilly!Scott Dunn team
Don’t panic if you forget your gym gear – for just 5 euros a stay you can borrow everything you’ll need (subject to size availability)Hannah Fullagar
Head to the Westin Workout at 3pm to take part in their daily ping pong tournament!Hannah Fullagar
Enjoy captivating views of the lapping ocean waters and lush golf course from the Flame restaurant.Scott Dunn team
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to The Westin at Costa Navarino or take a look at other properties with a Scott Dunn Explorers kids club
On the south west of the Peloponnese, The Westin sits along the 1km sandy Dunes Beach, with endless views across the Ionian Sea. Surrounded by rolling hills and rugged mountains, it's an area rich in history and largely untouched by mass tourism. Both the location and the resort have won many awards, including the National Geographic "Best 20 Locations in the World to Visit".
The Westin is an exceptional destination for a family vacation, with a wide selection of accommodation types, many with inter-connecting options and all built in local materials to blend into the surrounding landscape. Much thought has gone into the guest experience, with a seemingly endless choice to suit all ages and interests. There is an Explorers kids club within the Romanos, sister hotel and also a fantastically designed aqua park, adventure playground and child friendly swimming pools. The main outdoor pool, 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. For older children aged 11+ there is also Crew, our fun-filled more flexible, activity program led by a UK qualified Crew Leader. Crew is an exciting addition to Scott Dunn's childcare programs, which runs on selected dates and specifically designed to maximize fun and excitement for children too old for our kids clubs.
The main hub of the resort is centerd around the Agora - a traditional Greek meeting place. Here, you'll find boutiques, an open air cinema and a traditional Greek amphitheater, several cafés, bars and restaurants and the beautiful Anazoe Spa. Across the resort there is a wide selection of places to eat and drink. You'll find something to suit all tastes, including traditional Greek, to classic Mediterranean cuisine, Italian and even an American diner. For snacks throughout the day, there are coffee shops and ice cream parlours. The other side of the Agora is the Westin's sister resort, The Romanos which is where the Explorers Kids Club is located.
You'll also find lots of activities to enjoy as a family, from hiring bikes to spending a day on a yacht, from ten pin bowling to lounging on the beach, there’s something for everyone. Costa Navarino also has two 18 hole signature golf courses located at either end of the resort, so easily accessible to guests of both hotels.
Our Childcare program is second to none and guests return to our Explorer kids club locations year-on-year, confident in the knowledge that whilst they relax, their children are making new friends and having fun.
Inspired by old Messinian homes, the resort's low rise villas are built from stone and use local design elements to blend in with the landscape. The 445 deluxe rooms and suites, 131 of which have private infinity pools, offer access to an extensive common pool area. Guests can choose from beautifully appointed and spacious Deluxe Rooms, Family Rooms and Suites, many with spectacular sea and sunset views. The rooms come complete with the Westin's signature Heavenly Bed® (ten layers of pure comfort to ensure an exceptional sleep experience, with specially designed mattresses and premium fillings in the duvets and pillows), high speed internet access,TV, video on demand, refreshment center, DVDs (available is specific room types), in-room safe, dual-line phones and voice mail. The resort also has a smoke free policy in all room types. The sea view rooms tend to be the most popular, so we recommend early booking for these. the Premium and Infinity One Bedroom Suites are able to interconnect with Deluxe Rooms, making them ideal for families wanting additional space.
Please note that the infinity pools are not heated, but with at least 48 hours notice this can be arranged with an additional cost.
The Deluxe Rooms enjoy a space of 39m2 and spread around the resort’s ground level, all with private terraces overlooking the Westin’s Resort garden or pools. They have a spacious en suite with bathtub and separate shower. Deluxe Rooms sleep a maximum of 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child with one single sofa bed as standard.
|Deluxe Sea View Room||
Deluxe Sea rooms face the Ionian Sea over the resort's landscaped gardens and pools. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors and private open-air balcony, contribute to a relaxed ambiance. Deluxe Sea View rooms sleep a maximum of 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child with one single sofa bed as standard.
|Premium Deluxe Room||
The Premium Deluxe Sea Rooms, with their floor-to-ceiling glass doors, and private open-air balcony, all have an unobstructed view of the Ionian Sea. Premium Deluxe rooms sleep a maximum of 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child with one single sofa bed as standard.
The spacious Infinity Rooms (39m2) have their own private infinity pool (23m2), just steps from bed, and views over the resort. They sleep a maximum of 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child with one single sofa bed as standard.
|Premium Infinity Rooms||
Premium Infinity Rooms (39m2), have a beachfront location with views over the Ionian Sea, and each has its own private infinity pool (23m2). Premium Infinity Rooms sleep a maximum of 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child with one single sofa bed as standard.
Superior Room enjoys a space of 49m2 with private terraces overlooking the Westin’s Resort garden or pools. Rooms have a separate living area and walk in wardrobe. The spacious bathroom has a separate shower and bath. Superior Rooms can sleep a maximum of 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child (or 2 children under 5 years old) with one single sofa bed as standard.
|Superior Infinity Room||
The spacious Superior Infinity Rooms (49m2), come complete with a private infinity pool (23m2) and have a separate lounge area and terrace to enjoy the atmosphere of the resort. They sleep a maximum of 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, up to the age of 5 years with two divan beds as standard.
The large Family Suites (70m2), consist of a master bedroom with en suite bathroom and an open plan bath, an expansive lounge area with a second bathroom and an extensive terrace to relax enjoying mixed views over the resort's pools, olive groves and landscaped gardens. They sleep a maximum of 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children with a double sofa bed as standard.
The one-bedroom Premium Suites (70m2) are designed as the ultimate retreat. They face the Ionian Sea view and have a separate bedroom and lounge including a dedicated dining space and expansive terrace. Premium Suites sleep a maximum of 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children with a double sofa bed as standard.
The one bedroom Infinity Suites enjoy an individual infinity pool, and a separate lounge and dining area. The Infinity Suite’s master bathroom has two separate vanity units, separate shower cabin and an open plan bath-tub with a king size bed and an additional bathroom. They can sleep a maximum of 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children with a double sofa bed as standard.
|Premium Infinity Suite||
The Premium Infinity Suites feature individual infinity pools, enlarged terraces and astounding views of the Ionian Sea. They sleep a maximum of 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children with a double sofa bed as standard.
Set in spacious surroundings, our exclusive Scott Dunn Explorers kids club 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 qualified Nannies. Our fully qualified childcare experts and Rangers run fun-filled and action packed days that ensure your children have a truly memorable vacation and making new friends along the way.
For children over 11 years, there is Crew, our activity based program which runs on selected dates. They will love the opportunities to get involved with sport activities ranging from 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.
Babysitting is available in the evenings on a request basis and is chargeable per hour.
|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.
|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 organized 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 program of activities organized 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 organized around different meeting points in the resort.
As well as plenty of things to do, there is a superb choice of 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. There is the option of evening dining at 7 other restaurants on a "dine around" using a credit system of €30 per adult per night or €15 per child per night. The credit may be used in Da Luigi, Taverna, Flame, Armyra, Inbi, Nargile and Souvlakerie (Please note that some venues are seasonal and may not be open at all times). The options for lunch are varied and are charged separately.
Main buffet style restaurant and serving breakfast and dinner if booked on half board.
|1827 Lounge & Bar||
Lounge area serving cocktails and snacks
Fresh seafood and Greek inspired fish dishes, prepared with regional ingredients. Can be used as part of the Dine Around program.
A classic American diner, serving all your favorites, burgers, hot dogs and fries
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.
Creative and diverse Italian themed Restaurant, which 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.
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.
Traditional Greek Restaurant serving authentic Messinian inspired dishes, which can also 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 aqua park and adventure playground keep the little ones entertained for hours, and family activities range from bike hire, yachting with your own skipper to 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-d) 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 sea has some strong currents so may not be suitable for very small children.
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.
The Westin 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 72.
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 71 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.
|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 organizes 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 sea, visiting picturesque citadels, allowing you to explore the beautiful and historic surroundings. The pace is never strenuous and picnics are included on some of them.
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 favorite 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.
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, ttable 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 Center 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 Center.
|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.
The Westin has its own health center with indoor pool, table tennis, fitness studios and yoga areas, where there are a number of complimentary classes. There a number of walking, running and cycling trails around the resort, and even organized running schedules. It's also possible to book swimming lessons for adults and children.
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.
Standard Wi-Fi is available in all rooms and public areas and provided complimentary to all guests in the resort. A premium service is also available at a supplement. A bell service will keep you refreshed with drinks and snacks from the Barbouni Beach bar or if you just need to relax, room service is available 24 hours a day. There are 2 swimming pools to choose from, both child friendly in design with gentle steps and plenty of paddling space.
Offering a range of specialized treatments with locally cultivated olive-oil and home-grown herbs, the Amazoe Spa is a place to truly unwind and reflect. Based in the Agora, the 4000m Spa cleverly combines ancient practices with modern science to create unique therapies for both the mind and body. From heat experiences and ice-grotto rooms, to mist showers and herbal saunas, it’s a wonderful sanctuary in which to spend the day. Treatments are at an additional cost.
|Westin Wellness Centre||
The Westin has its own health center with indoor pool, table tennis, fitness studios and yoga areas, where there are a number of complimentary classes. There a number of walking, running and cycling trails around the resort and they have organized running schedules to keep you on track. It's also possible to book swimming lessons for adults and children.
|Scott Dunn Guest Relations Manager||
There is a UK 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 vacation.
|Group Bookings||Please note that during May, June and September, there maybe a number of events taking place. Generally these take place within the House of Events conference center and there is little impact on the rest of the resort, although on occasion there maybe a night function within the Agora facility. Groups can vary in size, so if you're worried about this possibility, we suggest you book during July and August.|
Location & Directions
Peloponnese, Mainland Greece
Costa Navarino is located in the Greek region of Messinia in the south west Peloponnese. It is 50km from Kalamata International Airport, and 310km from Athens.
When to go
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.