Relax at a modern all-suite retreat surrounded by 300-year-old olive groves and a golden-sand beach.
The Olivar Suites has a gorgeous setting. On one side, there’s sun-dappled olive groves and bright bougainvillea. On the other side, the greenery gives way to soft golden sands lapped by the shimmering Ionian Sea. The architecture here is modern and clean-lined, yet there’s a distinct Corfiot charm. The hub of this tranquil resort is a former 18th-Century olive oil mill, with the low-rise stylish suites dotted around the grounds in the style of a Corfiot village. Suites are contemporary-cool with all mod cons and have soft, soothing tones, so each one feels like an ultra-private retreat. Every suite has a balcony or terrace, and most also have a plunge pool.
Food is served at all-day Flya restaurant, which has a fresh take on Mediterranean classics inspired by ‘nona’s’ cookery book. The hotel also often hosts cool events here, like themed pop-up kitchens, spontaneous feasts and fire-pit barbecues. Chilled-out Olibar is the place for all-day drinks, so you can start off with fresh juices and smoothies, then move on to curated cocktails accompanied by music and views of the sea and mountains. There are plenty of loungers by the peaceful pool, as well as private day beds for hotel guests on Messonghi Beach – which is kept in an idyllic state thanks to the hotel’s beach-cleaning efforts and zero-plastic ethos.
In an olive grove fronting quiet Messonghi Beach on Corfu’s south-east coast
Good to know
• Head off on a sunny Champagne picnic to a secret location organised by the hotel* • Explore the blue caves off Paleokastritsa Beach* • Stroll around Corfu’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town*.
Breakfast at Flya.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Flya
Full Board • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Flya.
*Denotes local charge