Costa Navarino, Greece
Costa Navarino - The Romanos
Peloponnese, Mainland Greece
A luxury, boutique style resort on a beautiful beach overlooking the Ionian Sea, Costa Navarino, The Romanos, in Greece offers families luxury and privacy. Superb watersports, a Spa and a brand new Explorers kids club make it an ideal family vacation.
At a Glance
Scott Dunn Explorers Kids Club for children 4 months -11years and Crew for children 11 years +
Boutique resort in one of the most beautiful parts of Greece
Outstanding sports facilities both on land and water, with expert tuition available
Beautiful and unspoiled sandy beach
Very good selection of restaurants, cafés and bars and an open air cinema
Enjoy luxury and service at its height with the Romanos Ionian Exclusive
Why not rent a bike to ride around the resort or go on one of the organized bike trekking tours? They have a fantastic collection with lots to choose from.Anna Crowther
Order the local 1827 white wine. A mix of Greek grapes prepared organically giving some of my favorite French and NZ wines a run for their money.Katherine Gotla
Fancy learning about Greek cuisine? The Taverna restaurant offers cookery classes.Jenny James
If you're feeling energetic, try the morning hike to Polymio waterfalls. It's a rocky incline, but the swim in the cold pools at the top make it all worthwhile. Don't forget your costumes!Scott Dunn team
Try the strangely wonderful olive oil cocktail at the Anax lounge. For a region known for producing the famous Kalamata Olives, it would be rude not to!Sarah O'Donnell
Meet our specialists
Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to The Romanos at Costa Navarino or take a look at other properties with a Scott Dunn Explorers kids club
Set in a part of Greece steeped in history and surrounded by lush olive groves, vineyards and secluded coves, The Romanos is a luxury resort with stunning views across the Ionian Sea. It 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 boutique in style than its sister resort The Westin, The Romanos offers guests space and enhanced services. It is an excellent family option, with an Explorers kids club on site and also Crew, our program designed specifically for older children aged 11+. There are extensive facilities and activities for the whole family to enjoy. The resort is contemporary in style, using 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. Faultless service and attention to detail make The Romanos stand out.
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 amphitheater, 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 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.
Happy children, make happy vacations and there are no shortage of things to make them smile. 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 and enjoy precious vacation time, their children are creating unique experiences and making new friends.
The resort's very spacious 321 rooms and suites have been designed using the local architectural style and incorporating modern touches. The color 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 Costa Navarino Villas located near The Romanos offer something truly special.
Please note that the infinity pools are not heated, but with at least 48 hours notice this can be arranged at an additional cost.
|Deluxe Garden Room||
Situated throughout the resort, Deluxe Garden Rooms have a choice of twin or King size beds and en suite bathroom with separate bath and shower. A window with shutters separates the bedroom and bathroom. These rooms can interconnect, making them ideal for families.
|Deluxe Resort and Sea View Room||
The deluxe resort and seaview room have panoramic floor to ceiling glass doors, leading onto private terraces, framing mixed views of the Ionian Sea over either The Dunes Golf Course or The Romanos pool deck. They have a choice of twin or King size beds and en suite bathroom with separate bath and shower. A window with shutters separates the bedroom and bathroom. These rooms can interconnect, making them ideal for families.
Infinity rooms enjoy the facilities of Deluxe Rooms with the additional feature of a 23m2 individual infinity pool and views of the resort. Rooms can interconnect, making them ideal for families.
|Ionian Exclusive Premium Deluxe Room||
Ionian Exclusive Deluxe Seafront rooms enjoy unobstructed views of the Ionian Sea and the Navarino Dunes, from their individual spacious furnished terraces. They have a choice of twin or King size beds and en suite bathroom with separate bath and shower. A window with shutters separates the bedroom and bathroom. These rooms can interconnect, making them ideal for families.
|Ionian Exclusive Premium Infinity Rooms||
Infinity rooms enjoy all the facilities of Deluxe Rooms with the additional feature of a 23m2 individual infinity pool. This room type has uninterrupted views of the Ionian.
|Ionian Exclusive Grand Suite with resort & 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.
|Ionian Exclusive Grand Infinity Suite with resort & garden view||
The Grand Infinity Suites are spacious, with spectacular views and with the same extras as the Grand Suite but all have individual infinity pools (23m² to 35m²) with a garden/resort view.
|Ionian Exclusive Grand Infinity Suite Seafront||
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.
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. They will love the opportunities to get involved with sport activities ranging wake-boarding and zip-wiring 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 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. When booking on half board there is the option of evening dining at 8 other restaurants on a "dine around" or credit system. The options for lunch are varied and are charged separately. (Please note that some venues are seasonal and may not be open at all times.)
Creative and diverse Italian themed Restaurant, which 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.
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.
An American inspired classic serving all your favorites
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 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-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.
|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 plunge pools by waterfalls, 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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
|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.
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.
The Romanos Ionian Exclusive, offering a wealth of complimentary benefits, enhanced services and privileges to guests and promising a truly pampering experience. The Romanos Ionian Exclusive features a selection of beautifully appointed and contemporary designed suites and 10 villas, all with clear views of the turquoise Ionian Sea, many of them with their own infinity pool. From a butler on call 24/7 to breakfast on your own terrace, and from the use of a private beach and pool area to a golf clinic with a pro, priority restaurant reservations, complimentary Spa access and exclusive concierge services, guests receive the ultimate 5* treatment from the moment they arrive. And whether it's discovering authentic Messinian cooking with the hotel's chefs; enjoying an evening with the hotel's sommelier, or a private barbecue in the comfort of your own villa, to exploring the surrounding area with a BMW priority reservation, the Romanos Ionian Exclusive includes every little special touch for an indulgent break.
|The Romanos Ionian Exclusive||
Use of the helipad with VIP pick-up
Exclusive check-in area at Romanos lobby and in-room check-in option
24/7 Butler service on call
VIP check-in and in-room welcome amenities
Unpacking / packing service, upon request
In-room wake-up coffee and croissants
Breakfast at private breakfast area, or in the privacy of your terrace
High-speed internet / WiFi access
Soft drinks at the refreshment center
Daily replenishment of seasonal fresh fruits, coffee, herbal teas and mineral water throughout your stay
Haute Couture bath amenity line
Daily newspaper delivery, upon request
Priority reservations at all restaurants
Private area at The Dunes Beach, with sun-lounges, umbrellas and beach service
Private area at The Romanos Pool, with sun-lounges, umbrellas and pool service
Priority use of pavilions by The Romanos Pool
Premium beach and pool towels and branded beach bag
Exclusive Concierge services and destination specialist to unlock Messinia treasures
Priority reservations for the BMW driving experience
Use of the High Density Salt Water Pool, Thalassotherapy Pools, & Heat Experience area at Anazoe Spa, for one day
Golf clinic, under the guidance of our experienced PGA professionals
Priority tee times at the two signature golf courses
Play station, Xbox or Wii for families, on request
Villa guests additionally enjoy:
VIP airport assistance at Kalamata airport
Welcome champagne upon arrival
Priority use of cabanas
An activity of your preference from our “Messinian Authenticity” program (only Methoni & Koroni guests)
Upgraded TV channel list of your preference, with prior notification (only Methoni & Koroni guests)
To further enhance their stay, guests may also select among the below options, at a fee:
Private helicopter transfer from Athens
Private dining with personal Chef in the comfort of your villa
Personal Fitness Trainer, Wellness Consultant and Spa Therapist, available on request
Private cooking class with Executive Chef
Specially designed children activities and baby-sitting services, upon request
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 nearby 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.
|Children's pool closed in August 2016||
Please note - the Children's pool will be closed throughout August 2016
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.