Effortlessly cool without being contrived, this secluded beachside retreat exudes bohemian charm offering guests an authentic yet luxurious Cretan experience.

With a focus on slow-living and a holistic approach to wellbeing, you can’t help but change pace as you sink into the tranquility of Cretan Malia Park. Combining a traditional palette of natural materials from bamboo and stone to rattan and ceramics, the contemporary boutique design seamlessly connects with the Mediterranean landscape encouraging its guests to relax and rejuvenate. As the breeze meanders from the private beach up through the beautiful low-rise gardens of the resort and around the refreshed pool area, there’s a real sense of having pressed pause here.

Sustainability and wellbeing are at the centre of everything here and you’ll find a thoughtfully produced collection of events and classes during your stay. Deepen your knowledge of the local culture with wine and olive oil tastings or get involved in some grape stomping and Cretan Lyra evenings. Compliment your wellness experience with yoga, meditation and Pilates sessions and continue to nourish your body with fresh cuisine produced from the resort's garden or sourced from local farmers. More active days can take shape with a bike ride along Crete's rural roads (the resort has been given a bike-friendly status by sustainibility group, NatTour), taking part in a host of non-motorised watersports like kayaking and snorkelling or even learning some new tennis skills at the on-site Sunball Academy.

Little ones will be met with enthusiasm and kindness at The Little Explorers Kids’ Club where they can participate in the green program and learn all about the resort’s bees in the organic garden, while The Place will ensure your teenagers can enjoy some downtime too and make new friends. Families can come together in the evening during open-air movie nights or spend the day together discovering the island; the hotel has a handful of family explorations to local attractions like aquariums, water parks and more.

Each of the opulent rooms, suites and bungalows feature private balconies or verandas with plush seating areas to soak up the rejuvenating views – the perfect spot to unwind before getting ready for dinner. Back inside, boho touches reveal themselves through custom made furniture and pops of colour in the form of local artwork. Paired with soothing walls of white, sumptuous bedding and floor to ceiling windows, each space exudes a sense of refined luxury with nods to Crete’s wild flora. We adore the effortless Beach Front Bungalows offering uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean and dressed in calming white and blue hues.

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Key information

Just outside Malia on a private stretch of pristine sand

Airport transfer time: Approx. 30 minute’s transfer from Heraklion Airport
Rooms: 204

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Accommodation information

204 rooms, suites and bungalows

Dining

4 restaurants, 2 bars

What's included

For Double Room, Bungalow Garden View and Bungalow Pool View guests: Breakfast at Mediterraneo
For guests in room categories Bunglaow Pool Front and above: Breakfast at Mouries or Mediterraneo.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board • Breakfast at Mediterraneao for Double Room, Bungalow Garden View and Bungalow Pool View guests • Breakfast at Mediterraneao or Mouries for guests in room categories Bunglaow Pool Front and above • Buffet dinner at Mediterraneao
All Inclusive • Breakfast at Mediterraneao or Mouries • Lunch at Mezze, The Beach Shack or Mediterraneo • Dinner at Mediterraneao, Almyra (reservation required), Mouries (reservation required), The Beach Shack and Mezze • Food available throughout the day at The Crush, The Beach Shack, Kafenio and Melissi (opening times vary) • Selected drinks at various bars and restaurants including a selection of international and local alcoholic drinks, cocktails, a selection of wines, Greek bottled & draft beer, soft drinks and coffee (premium brand drinks available at a supplement) • Selected watersports and landsports • Selected experiences such as cooking lessions and olive oil tasting sessions • Minibar refilled once a day with local drinks (premium brand drinks at a supplement) • Little Explorers kids' club (ope six days a week)

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