29 July 2020
Pool Suites are increasingly popular. Alongside the space and privacy that inevitably comes with a higher room category, having your own pool feels like the indulgence we all need at the moment. They’re the solution if you’re looking to keep your children entertained whilst giving you plenty of distance from other guests.
You’ll find no better choice of rooms with pools than throughout Greece and her islands. The multi award-wining all-suite-and-villa Domes of Elounda is one of our favourite choices for families, with an enviable position on a private blue flag beach beside a natural lagoon. The views over to Spinalonga island are sensational; there are few better welcomes. Family suites are exceptional; spacious interiors and natural designs create a soothing retreat for you and your loved ones with views from your pool straight over the sparkling backdrop of the Gulf of Korfos.
Good to know: A Domes New Normality protocol has been introduced, including temperature checks for all.
“The children and us loved being able to come back at the end of a day on the beach or visiting and jump in the pool or the Jacuzzi to finish off the day.”
Debbie, Travel Counsellor
On Corfu, amid lush gardens on the edge of the Ionian Sea, MarBella Corfu is a five-star beachfront resort hosting lavish suites complete with personal Jacuzzi or pools looking out across the lush gardens or the Ionian Sea. Pastimes for all ages can be found here; whilst youngsters enjoy ‘Meli’ clubs with activities like archery, pools with slides and a playground, you can sip cocktails and listen to live music at Eleonas or ease tension with hot stone massages at the spa.
Good to know: The We Care Health and Safety Protocol has reduced the number of touchpoints you’ll have with others.
Named for the stretch of coastline it sits upon, the town of Amalfi is the proud owner of a sea faring history which brought tremendous riches to the area. Away from the main tourist traps, you can still find echoes of this glorious past if you’re willing to wander the narrow streets in search of your own hidden gems.
From its grand entrance to its sea-level pool, the Hotel Santa Caterina exudes luxury from its cliffside setting in Amalfi. The elegant seaside property is surrounded by vibrant bougainvillea and fruit orchards, with light and airy accommodations featuring hand-painted floors. The hotel’s Special Suites feature romantic outdoor pools on their private terraces where the unmistakable scent of orange and lemon groves fills the air and the panoramic views capture one of the most famous stretches of coastline on earth.
Good to know: On stays through July and August, guests receive a complimentary traditional sunset aperitif to be enjoyed on one of the outdoor terraces.
With 22 acres of evergreen landscape and stunning views of the picturesque Aegean, Ikos Olivia in Halkidiki is contemporary, spacious and ultra-all-inclusive. Take full advantage of the 24/7 in-room dining service so you don’t have to stray too far from your suite or pool as you take some long overdue time in the sun. Their private beach on the Gulf of Toroneos is fabulous too if you tear yourself away from the pool!
Good to know: Ikos Olivia is the only hotel of four in Greece currently open, with guests booked into their other resorts having the option to switch; early booking is recommended. Their Infinite Care Protocol is in place.
“The ‘Infinite Lifestyle’ was one of true luxury and relaxation.”
Clare, Travel Counsellor
On the exclusive island of Santorini, suites usually have to be booked a long time in advance, so it's a rarity that space can still be found for this summer. On the fringe of the picturesque village of Oia, just a short stroll from the centre yet far enough away to ensure peace and privacy, the all-suite Andronis Arcadia has tranquil private pools to slip into, some with terraces that capture the sensational sunset views. If you’re ready to splurge, the exclusive Grace Santorini also has availability at the time of writing.
Good to know: Andronis Arcadia will provide personal protection kits to all guests, including masks, antiseptic gel, gloves and sanitizing wipes.