ADVERTORIAL • March 2019
Soothing rooms, show-stopping cuisine and gin-clear waters, Daios Cove Luxury Resort and Villas offers an idyllic retreat set in jaw-droppingly wild surrounding. Here’s why you should get cosy in the cove
Bone-warming sunshine and smouldering blue waves are to be expected in Crete, but at Daios Cove Luxury Resort and Villas the island’s natural beauty still manages to surprise at every turn. At this secluded island resort, relishing a quiet moment in the heated infinity seawater pool is just as sublime as a day spent exploring an underwater shipwreck, or getting your pulse racing on the hotel’s tennis courts. If you’re keen to explore Crete’s glittering bays and hidden coves, the hotel’s Water Sports Centre can arrange a day trip on a private yacht or catamaran, or – for high-octane thrills – cast off on a luxury rib-boat trip around Mirabello Bay’s most coveted coves.
Days of heavy-duty beach-basking will fire up anyone’s appetite, for which Daios Cove is fully prepped with the option of six bars and restaurants offering outstanding farm-to-table produce and an inspired selection of menus. At Ocean Restaurant savour fresher-than-fresh seafood steeped in unctuous Mediterranean flavours, while at The Beach House – the hotel’s most recent addition – expect world-class hospitality, local dishes featuring influences from the Far East, and a relaxed, open-air lounge area with dazzling views across the Mediterranean surf.
For a restorative break, the Goco Spa Daios Cove is the panacea you’ve been looking for. Spread across 2,500 sq m, the space is home to a luxuriant 146 sq m heated pool with hydro movement facilities, plus an ultra-modern vitality pool, a Finnish sauna, plus Mediteranneo and Nimfea reaction showers that will help get you back to ‘centre’, leaving you feeling energised and invigorated for the day ahead. Sink into an ever more relaxed state with the spa’s bespoke treatments, from Thai massage that uses ancient compression and stretching techniques, to an Anne Semonin hydrating facial using aloe vera from local farms.
For families, there’s a wealth of activities on offer thanks to the resort’s Kids and Creche Club, where babies and toddlers are looked after by childcare experts from the Worldwide Kids Co. A child-friendly beach, organised pool games and an outdoor playground ensure your little ones are entertained all daylong, with supervised water sports available for older children and art-based fun for quieter indoor moments.
Rooms at Daios Cove offer a winning combination of peaceful privacy, effortlessly tasteful furnishings and spectacular vistas, with entry level Deluxe Sea View rooms spanning 42 sq m, plus a spacious private verandah. Décor is pared back and stylish featuring earthy, muted tones and sumptuous textiles including a lavish marble bathroom, while a room upgrade will get you an individual seawater pool overlooking a private cove and cobalt waves below. If you’re travelling with family, the three-bedroom family villa comes with a private heated seawater pool, sprawling bedrooms, and plenty of room on the sundeck for a relaxed soiree or two.
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