ADVERTORIAL • February 2021
Known as Greece’s ‘secret paradise’ by locals, Halkidiki’s lush Kassandra peninsula is home to the luxurious, family-owned Sani Resort, a group of five award-winning properties scattered across 1000 acres of pristine, pine-studded nature reserve, fronting some of the country’s most beautiful beaches.
Whether you long to be pampered in one of ﬁve state-of-the-art spas, linger over a Michelin-starred meal in one of 24 restaurants or send the kids for a session with professionals from the Chelsea Football Academy, Sani Resort has treats in store for every member of the family. Greek expert Heidi Fuller-love tells us more...
Surrounded by silver-shaded olive groves, Sani Club’s tranquil situation and bungalow-style accommodation offer not just a haven of a hotel, but a laidback lifestyle for you and your family. Bath-warm beach waters are perfect for toddlers, teens will love the dune-surrounded volleyball court, while parents will lap up authentic therapies delivered by soothing candlelight in the hotel’s bijou spa. Icing on the cake: the hotel’s five restaurants include a traditional Greek ouzerie serving sumptuous local specialities.
Big on beach parties, live shows and theatrical performances, Sani Beach is the definition of lively luxury and strikes a perfect balance between the two. The hotel’s Sani Sports Centre will have guests waterskiing (or at least, trying), and making up the team in some five-a-side football. Dotted around the resort’s heated lagoon pool, rooms and suites have intimate garden vistas or sweeping views over two superb silk-sand beaches, while four exceptional restaurants are guaranteed to satisfy the foodies.
A short hop from the central Sani Resort Marina, Porto Sani’s superbly refurbished suites – some with their own heated pools – make an ideal base for style-savvy families. The hotel’s Spa Suite has a heated hydro pool to soothe weary bods, while taste buds get their own pampering at one of three outstanding restaurants – including Michelin-starred chef David Ibarboure’s El Puerto, serving modern Spanish delights. Kids of all ages will enjoy Porto Sani’s crèches and kids’ clubs, not least the colourful menus, curated by renowned baby and children’s food expert, Annabel Karmel.
Expect chic seaside living at this elegant property, whose spacious rooms and suites are clustered around one of the largest lagoon-like heated pools in all of Greece. There are three knockout restaurants including Fresco, which serves up Michelin-starred Ettore Botrini’s gourmet Italian cuisine. Full-bellied, parents can relax in the hotel spa, where treatments showcase the fanciest Anne Semonin products. Meanwhile, their soccer-crazy kids can join Sani’s Football Academy and be coached by Chelsea football professionals.
With spectacular views over the Marina’s hip shops and cool cafés, Sani Asterias is the family-friendly boutique you’ve always dreamed of. Vast suites – again, many with private pools – have marble-clad bathrooms and uber-private terraces where loved-up couples can enjoy an intimate candlelit dinner. Too enamoured of the room to leave it? Live jazz at The Water Lounge bar and menus curated by Menton’s Michelin-starred Mauro Colagreco are ready to tempt you away.
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