This adults-only resort offers a beachcombing blast of fresh air on Rhodes’ south-east coast.
At the pinnacle of Lindos, Rhodes’ prettiest village, is an ancient hilltop acropolis where people hightail for cinematic sunsets. Now there’s another reason to venture to the southeast corner of the island. Eight miles west along the coastline, Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa has sweeping Aegean views, two leaf-shaped swimming pools, 13 dining and drinking spots, a glossy spa and private beach.
The vibe is cool and contemporary, with gleaming white arches, high ceilings and vast windows framing blue-on-blue vistas. Rooms and suites are decked out in a creamy colour palette, accented with splashes of pistachio green and grey-blue, and monstera deliciosa leaves in glass vases.
Pick a Double Deluxe Sea View to take advantage of a private balcony overlooking the Aegean or plump for a Bungalow Deluxe Swim Up for direct access to a shared outdoor pool. Couples should choose a Junior Suite for a private haven with a terrace – a romantic spot to catch a sunset.
On the south-east coast of Rhodes, 20 minutes from Lindos by car
Good to know
Guests over 16 are welcome at this resort. Minimum stay: 3 nights.
Piece together the cultural jigsaw of Rhodes Old Town, whose Byzantine, Ottoman and Italian influences are etched across its stones • Explore the traditional tavernas and medieval castle ruins of Asklipió • Climb the hill to the 4,000-year-old Lindos Acropolis for stunning views • Venture to Butterfly Valley to see tree trunks camouflaged beneath zebra-patterned Jersey Tiger moths
13 restaurants and bars
All Inclusive • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner at Waterfront restaurant • A la carte dinner at Thymari, Al Dente or Wasabi (reservation required) • Snacks • Selected drinks including soft drinks and selected beers and wines.
*Denotes local charge