Style, exquisite service and unique experiences combine at this Corfiot waterfront haven.
When a hotel once belonged to the Onassis family and has long been the Corfu hotel of choice for royalty and the A-list, you know it’s going to exude sophistication. But there’s no need to worry that it is stuck in a 1960s time warp – the resort has been thoughtfully redefined and is well worthy of 21st-Century travellers. Clean lines, infinity pools and neutral hues accented by splashes of refreshing green and blues of the plants, olive trees and the Ionian Sea set the tone in this romantic, child-free environment. And then there’s the food. Try fresh and locally sourced and inspired dishes from a menu devised by a Michelin-starred chef at the all-day eatery, Makris, or choose from the three degustation menus in a more intimate atmosphere in the evening. At Raw Bar, sushi is served alongside cocktails and a panoramic vista of the sea and at the Blue Bar you can follow in the footsteps of the former King of Greece – this was the spot he used to host visiting dignitaries.
While the private beach and calm sea may keep your attention for the majority of your stay here, the rooms and suites provide a tranquil space to spend some of your time. The décor is calming and subtle with a palette that doesn’t stray too far from the white and natural shades. The Emerald Retreats and Suites are set within three two-storey buildings and you can opt for a room that overlooks the gardens or the sea. For an extra-special stay, there’s the spacious Pavilion Retreats and Suites, some of which have their own private Jacuzzi, pool or even both. Haute Living Selection accommodation have a handful of added benefits such as access to the Haute Living Room where all-day refreshments are served, and an exclusive swimming pool.
Days at Domes Miramare can range from staying put on your spot on the 600-metre long beach, stepping into the sea every now and again to cool off, to island explorations. The concierge team are on hand to arrange your adventures which could include a meal amid the vines of a hillside winery, a tour of an olive grove and mill, a mixology lesson or a trip out on the resort’s own speedboat, The Miramaretta.
Haute Living Selection
The new ‘Haute Living Selection’ features exclusive club level services for Pavilion Retreats and Pavilion Suites. ‘Haute Living Selection’ guests have access to a whole new level of luxury, including a private Haute Living Room; an outdoor area with a pool, sun loungers and direct sea access; all-day snacks; soft drinks, beer and branded wine; and a one-button phone for direct manager access.
Close to the coastal village of Moraitika on the island’s east coast, around 25 minutes south of Corfu Town
Good to know
Guests over 16 are welcome at this hotel. Minimum stay: 3 nights. Pre-booking is required for all Dine Around meals.
• Join a yoga class in the shade of centuries-old olive trees • Retreat to the spa for a massage with a soundtrack of the waves of the Mediterranean* • Enjoy a traditional Corfiot dinner between the vines at a vineyard in the heart of the island* • Cruise the sparkling waters of the Ionian Sea on board the hotel’s own speedboat, Miramaretta*.
2 restaurants, 3 bars
Breakfast at Makris.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Dine Around Half Board from £49 (for 2019 stays; special offer price) • For 5-night stays: • Buffet breakfast at Makris Waterfront Restuant • 1 mezze and ouzo-style lunch at Makris • 2 x 3-course à la carte dinners at Makris Waterfront Restaurant • 1 degustation sushi dinner at Raw Bar • 1 dine-out session at specified Corfu Old Town restaurant (this can be swapped for lunch at Markis)
• For 7-night stays: • Buffet breakfast at Makris Waterfront Restuant • 2 x mezze and ouzo-style lunch at Makris • 3 x 3-course à la carte dinners at Makris • 1 degustation sushi dinner at Raw Bar • 2 x dine-out session at specified Corfu Old Town restaurant (this can be swapped for lunch at Markis).
*Denotes local charge