Infinity pool, spa*, watersports and dive centre*, 2 tennis courts (floodlit*), fitness centre with classes and yoga*, bicycle hire*, kids' playground, kids' club, 2 kids' pools, Wi-Fi in the lobby and low-bandwidth Wi-Fi in rooms (high bandwidth at extra cost but free for Island Suites and Villa guests), The Haven – a private section of the beach for Island Suite and Villa guests, lifestyle store*
Restaurants & bars
Facing the water, the classic Greek taverna Blue Door offers Cretan al fresco dining. Another spot for traditional local dishes, but this time with a modern twist is Anthos. Asia Deep Blue is dedicated to Asian fusion food. The main restaurant Olea serves an American-style buffet breakfast and a themed buffet dinner, and at breakfast there's also a private section reserved for Island Luxury Suites and Villa guests with an additional breakfast menu. By the beach, the Italian restaurant Isola serves seasonal salad, pasta and risotto and there's also the Isola Beach Club for lighter snacks, drinks and theme nights. At Votsalo Bar, you can settle down with a drink and catch up on social media with its complimentary Wi-Fi, or enjoy Blue Palace's most iconic sea views at Arsenali Lounge, where they have sushi and cocktail evenings. Enjoy afternoon tea by the sea here, or order a drink and listen to the live jazz that fills the lounge on selected evenings in the week.
Spa & wellness
Kids' Club for 3-12 year olds, 6 days a week from 9-5 (free of charge).
What’s nearby? The village of Plaka is a five-minute walk away and has shops and tavernas with views over Spinalonga, with regular boats that can take you acoss to the island and its ruins. You could cycle to picturesque Elounda, which is two miles away, a pretty harbour with a good choice of bars.
Tried and tested The restaurants serve a wide-range of tempting dishes, from traditional Cretan cuisine at Blue Door Taverna to Asian fusion food at à la carte Asia Deep Blue. Olea is the main restaurant, and each welcomes children with dedicated menus and bottle warming facilities. The stunning sea views from the restaurants are not the only thing everyone is able to enjoy, as families can rest assured that every taste is catered for.
The sleeping arrangements We love the thoughtful touches of children’s bathroom amenities and little bath robes that give children that sense of luxury. The choice of family rooms and suites is extensive – from interconnecting rooms to luxury suites and bungalows and villas with their own private pool.
*Denotes local charge