ADVERTORIAL • March 2020
Set back on a craggy cove above the idyllic Vathi Bay, this family-run five-star resort is a blissful escape for everyone from couples to families and friends. Ready to re-open after recent renovations, we take a look at all the reasons to book a getaway this year to Daios Cove Luxury Resort and Villas
Check into one of the resort’s elegant and generously sized suites or villas for instant wow factor. With wall-to-ceiling windows and private balconies or terraces, they all have dazzling bay-side views. Many have private pools, too, and guests can take advantage of a complimentary upgrade to the Residents Club. This year, Daios Cove Luxury Resort and Villas has two new suite categories: the deluxe junior suite and deluxe junior suite with individual pool, not forgetting its one, two, and three-bed villas, which are ideal for families or small groups. With pricing based on two adults sharing, you can take a few friends with you at no extra cost.
Staying in a suite or villa? Lucky for you, that means you’re a member of The Residents’ Club. As well as having access to a dedicated concierge, it means they can dine at any of the resort’s six bars and restaurants as part of their stay. They can also enjoy 24-hour room service and a complimentary mini bar, perfect for when the mood for a poolside tipple strikes. Signature cocktails and drinks are also on the house – while the kids can treat themselves to unlimited ice creams and juices.
With so many enticing places to dine, you’ll want to make the most of your Club membership. Ocean Bar and Restaurant is the place to go for a seriously special meal. In its sophisticated and airy setting, guests can feast on top-notch seafood with classic Cretan and Med flavours. For a delicious mezze meal, accompanied by Cretan wines, head to the charming Taverna restaurant. Or seek out the secluded Beach House. Its relaxed, open-air lounge area has dazzling views across the sea and is a dreamy spot for a long, leisurely meal. The cocktails at Daios Cove are a cut above thanks to an expert team of mixologists. Head to The Beach House, Crystal Box and Ocean Bar to find your perfect concoction.
There are plenty of ways you can while away your sun-soaked stay (or reasons to give into the urge to laze). The heated infinity seawater pool, which stretches along the bay, is a wonderful place for laps or to wallow as you gaze at the Med before lounging poolside. If you’re staying with kids, they’ll find lots of fun and new friends at the Worldwide Kids Club, leaving you time to head to the spa or crash out on the beach with a book. Alternatively, there are exciting activities all day long to enjoy. Work off some energy on the tennis courts or keep the thrills coming at the watersports centre. You could explore Crete’s hidden bays by kayak or set sail on a private yacht trip for the day to see more of the coastline.
Look out for special pampering packages throughout the year at the heavenly GOCO Spa Daios Cove – its Healing Masters series brings wellness experts from all around the world to work their magic on guests. You can also expect a brilliant programme of live entertainment throughout the summer – from soothing daytime beats from resident DJs to dazzling guest vocalists who’ll entertain you long into the night. Renowned local and international guest chefs will also be cooking up a storm in the resort’s restaurants with special demonstrations and gourmet menus.