St Nicolas Bay Resort, Agios Nikolaos, Crete
This sprawling village-style resort has quite a traditional feel, along with lots of facilities including a host of restaurants, a little sandy beach, three pools, an impressive spa with seawater Thalassotherapy pools and luxurious treatment rooms, and kids' and teens' clubs.
Rooms available from £404.11 per night
Your expert reviewer
The hotel is on the northeastern coastline of Crete surrounded by olive and citrus gardens. Visit Agios Nikolaos or Elounda for boutique shopping, restaurants and bars.
The hotel is around an hour's drive from Heraklion Airport.
By plane: London or Manchester to Heraklion takes around 4 hours, after which, a taxi takes 50 minutes. Free on-site parking available. Book flights to Heraklion.
CHARACTER & STYLE
The lobby has a mixture of traditional and contemporary furnishings. Overall the look is pleasant, with flagstone and terracotta floors, uplifting white walls, exposed stone and some antique furniture - but in some areas, the décor is in need of a refresh.
This is a sprawling resort with a host of facilties: five restaurants and two bars, three pools and a private beach, kids' and teens' clubs, art gallery, boutiques and a gym. Daily activities include yoga and water sports.
- Swimming pool
- Kids' club
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
Accommodation is typically white with wood floors and marble bathrooms, but is of a good quality. The highest category rooms have their own pool.
Room types: Classic Room, Club Room, Junior Suite, Classic Suite, Classic Studio, Club Suite, Family Suite, Two-bedroom Suite
Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, bathrobes and slippers, private terrace or veranda, tea and coffee-making facilities, TV, free Wi-Fi
FOOD & DRINK
There are many restaurants and bars to choose from: breakfast at The Club House, Greek Kafeneion for traditional fare, Minotaure (Asian cuisine accompanied by live music), a Greek buffet at Labryinthos and all-day dining Blue Bay, which becomes Bonatsa jetty bar in the evening.
Blue Bay: beach restaurant, Mediterranean cuisine and sushi. All-day dining, open daily.
Greek Kafenion: outdoor BBQ restaurant and Cretan cuisine. Tasting menu from €67.
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