Sani Dunes

Halkidiki, Greece

From $1000 per person in low season
From $3300 per person in high season

based on 7 nights

per person for 7 nights based on a family of 4 staying in a Suite on a half board basis and including transfers.

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At a Glance

  • Direct flights with BA to Thessaloniki and a short transfer to the resort

  • Ideal for couples and older children over 12 years of age

  • Great half board and breakfast dine-around options

  • Wide choice of family friendly accommodation

  • All main outdoor pools throughout the resort are heated

  • Lots of facilities, sports and activities to appeal to every age group and interest

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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.

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Insider's View

For children under the age of 16, entrance to the heated spa pool at the Sani Beach Resort is restricted to splash hours only (8am - 2pm) as long as they are supervised by an adult.

The “Creperie” at the Marina is a paradise for snackers. One mouthful and you’ll be hooked!

The marina is a great place to visit in the evenings with plenty of different choices for dinner and drinks

The Mojito Bar in the marina is the perfect place to start the evening off with a cocktail. There is a very sociable 'Happy Hour' from 7pm - 10pm!

The Marina is a lovely addition to the Sani Resort, you feel part of a living town with restaurants and shops. You can watch the beautiful boats and people watch from your seat at one of the bars or restaurants.

Enjoy a Mythos or cocktail at the Ammos whilst the sun drops behind the peninsula, setting the sky and sea ablaze with pinks, reds and purples

There's plenty for nature lovers at Sani. Explore the paths through the Sani forest, watch the birds at the wetland and then enjoy a picnic on the beach by the sand dunes.

Sani Festival concerts, on Sani hill is a must! Magical views and enchanting music under a starlit sky

For romantics enjoy dinner for two at the waters edge at the Sani beach club or Sani Asteria suites

Fresco restaurant has a famous Michelin star chef (think Greece's answer to Gordon Ramsey). Even the staff were starstruck!

The Beach House is a must, the stunning location and contemporary décor make it a great spot to enjoy the sun go down, whilst drinking a freshly made cocktail.

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Sani Dunes

Description

Sani Dunes is the newest luxury addition to the established Sani Resort in Halkidiki, Greece. With its beautiful setting, modern architecture and private beach location, it's perfect for couples and older children over 12 years of age.

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 unspoiled peninsular separate the hotels, whilst the Aegean Sea laps gently along the seven mile sandy beach.

Sani Dunes is the latest addition to Sani Resort and offers stylish, modern hotel accommodation located right on the beach. Close to the Marina, it is ideal for couples and families with children over the age of 12 years. The Dune has a private beach location, a heated indoor and outdoor pool and three exclusive adult-friendly restaurants, which all offer delicious menu's, some signed by Michelin starred chefs.

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 there is a complimentary Teen Club which is open mid June through to the end of August.

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Accommodation

Sani Dunes has 136 low-rise accommodation options, including family rooms and suites, some of which have a garden.

Sani Dunes

Guests can choose either one of the 80 open-plan suites or one of the 56 spacious rooms, including a family room option. Offering high luxury, the Dunes offer 24 hour room service, complimentary WiFi, Nespresso machines and the latest in-room technology.

Childcare

Sani Dunes is for adults and older children over 12 years of age. There is a separate Teen House, called Ozone (12-17 years) that runs for high season only (mid June, July & August) and is complimentary.

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)

Babysitting

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.

Football Academy

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.

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.

Facilities

There are three adult only restaurants at Sani Dunes, with a delicious menu selection to suit a variety of tastes.

In total there are 12 restaurants available at the five Sani hotels and a further 12 at the marina (22 as part of the dine around program). These 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 program 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 program 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.

Activities

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 centers. 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 Sports Centre

The facilities at the Sani Sports Center includes six clay flood lit tennis courts, a mini football court, basketball/volleyball court and table tennis.

Sani Tennis Academy

There are six Canada-Tennis clay courts at the Sports Center, 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. The Academy holds provides family lessons and hosts kids camps and teens programs.

Watersports

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 center is PADI approved. This fully equipped diving center 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.

Sani Water Park

Located next to Sani Hill, the Sani Water Park will keep your children entertained for the entire vacation, with some of the best water activities around.

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.

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Reviews

5

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 theater 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 vacation 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 vacation 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 organized 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.

5

Mr Timothy Rainsford (Guest)

Wonderful, especially the Sani Beach Club, we looked at all and the amenities and service are fantastic.

Lexi was superb, she definitely understood what we wanted and recommended the right place for us. Having looked around the resort, she took our tastes and wishes into opinion and created the right perfect vacation choice. My contact with Cecile regarding our documents and transfers were also first class. Everything was beautifully presented.

A top class company that puts guest satisfaction above everything else! Thank you so much.

The most beautiful resort I have been to outside the Caribbean and service that just cant be beaten - we felt special.

5

Kristen D (Guest)

Sani was perfect for our young family. Mostly all the restaurants were kid friendly - the food was mostly top notch, a few restaurants stood out quality wise but we were not disappointed in any. The service was quick and all our requests were taken care of right away. Our room was a good size (one bedroom suite with garden at Porto Sani). We especially liked the garden for enjoying the sun while the kids napped. KD May 13

4

Elizabeth L (Guest)

Porto Sani Village was really lovely - very well looked after and easy to stay in. The food itself was good. Particularly the greek taverna. However we found the half board system to be very restrictive. Unless you want to eat buffets or set menus every day you lose money. EL June 13

5

James P (Guest)

We love it at Sani- it was our second stay. The children have such fun riding around on their bikes and playing on the beach. The sea is warm and safe. The staff at Sani are fantastic and nothing is too much trouble for them. The rooms are very comfortable and clean (2 bedroom family suite at Porto Sani), and there is a great choice of restaurants. The Japanese restaurant was fantastic. Service everywhere was very good and staff were all friendly and always welcoming to children. I went bird watching on the wetlands next to the Sani resort. The guide was excellent- very knowledgable and friendly. The wetlands are well worth a visit as there are some beautiful birds there. We saw flamingoes, marsh

harriers and kingfishers, as well as lots of turtles!

The only slight negative was that the pools were FREEZING at the end of October and too cold to use (even the indoor one was pretty cool), which is not great with small children.

Sani is a wonderful resort with something to offer everyone. JP Oct 13

4

(Press)

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.

4

Lexi Newman (Staff)

My favorite hotel was the Sani Beach Club. The sea views are stunning across the bay. Each nautically designed room is elevated with great outdoor space for relaxing and playing. It is a quieter end of the resort with its own kid's club and beach, yet it is only 10 minutes walk from the Marina.

4

Mike Harlow (Staff)

The long white sandy beach, lush rolling hills dissolving into the crystal clear water and the yachts and boats bobbing away in the marina. It's easy to think that you're enjoying a rum cocktail in the caribbean rather than a Mojito in the Greek islands! The Sani beach resort is the perfect resort to escape the everyday routine of life and indulge in all the luxuries on offer. My perfect day was and invigorating early morning swim followed by a breakfast at Asteria suites. A couple of hours on the beach escaping with a good book, before a Greek meze at the Ouzerie. Tennis and a bike ride through the Sani forest. This was followed by back & neck message and sauna in the Spa. The evenings involved pre dinner drinks at the Marina whilst the sun set before dinner at the Tomata. My perfect Mediterranean getaway!

4

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.

4

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.

4

Clare Leigh (Staff)

The Sani Beach Resort offers something for everyone - whether you're a couple wanting to soak in the sun by day and the atmosphere by night, or a family wanting a safe, sandy beach and lots of lovely food, look no further!

The resort is vast - it is a family owned ecological reserve set in 1,000 acres. The marina in the center of the resort is a hidden gem to the yachting fraternity offering all the facilities needed to re-fuel and provision! It also lends the resort a certain cosmopolitan feel, surrounded by bars and restaurants it is the place to come to at night.

The Beach Club offers great accommodation and there are a lot of connecting room options. The views from the suites are fantastic, looking out over the bay towards Mount Olympus.

With swimming pools dotted around the resort there is plenty to do for children. The resort offers the Melissa Mini Club and Creche for children age 4 months - 12 years and there is a Teens Club for 12 - 17 year olds. The program is action packed with activities on and off the water.

At the end of the day, each vacation is about dining and you really can't go wrong at this resort! The 'Ouzerie' near the Beach Club is a beautifully appointed Greek Taverna overlooking the Aegean with a soft breeze blowing through. 'Tamata' in the marina serves Mediterranean food with a twist and some of the best wine is on offer here. If you like Italian, the 'Macaroni Trattoria' also in the marina is a lovely place for the whole family. If you have the energy for a night cap then head to 'See You' bar where you will find the longest cocktail list! The Apple Martini is a must!

Offers

Early Booking Offer at Sani Resort

Book your stay at one of the Sani Resorts in Greece before 31st January 2019 and receive up to 20% discount.

Subject to availability and terms and conditions. Please contact our specialists for more information.

Book from 24 August 2018 to 31 January 2019
Travel from 05 April 2019 to 02 November 2019
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Experiences

  • Sani Resort Football Academy Coaching Sessions

    New for 2018 the Sani Resort are offering Football Academy Coaching Sessions in association with the Chelsea FC.

  • Sani Resort Tennis Academy

    Improve your tennis skills with an introductory or intensive course on the shores of the Aegean, at the beautiful Sani Resort in Greece.

Location & directions

Halkidiki, Greece

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.

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