Eastern Crete, Crete, Greece

Domes of Elounda Boutique Beach Resort Guide

About the Resort

A distinctive and distinguished luxury hotel on Crete, lavish yet informal, private but convivial, and replete with fine facilities including a beach, heatable and indoor pools and kids club.

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Accomodation

Offering world class levels of privacy, space and service; while celebrating Cretan culture, traditions and landscape; this remarkable hotel is sprinkled through beachfront gardens of flowers and olive trees. Throughout the exclusive enclave, domed and pyramidal ceilings cool the space beneath, rooms are shaped to capture views and sea breezes, and décor, in tones of the earth and oceans, is embellished with the work of local and international artists. With varied locations and levels of luxury, accommodation ranges from stylish Suites to spacious Private Residences and Luxury Residences in the Haute Living Collection and ultra-indulgent Luxury Villas. All have, at least, a balcony or terrace with plunge pool or Jacuzzi, satellite TV and WiFi, premium toiletries and a pillow menu.

Facilities

All Suites offer Sea view or garden view • Private swimming pool or Jacuzzi (heated) on balcony • Uniquely designed marble or granite bathroom with Jacuzzi for 2 and rain shower • LCD TV with satellite channels and integrated music channels • Complimentary WiFi • Air conditioning • Central heating • Luxury bathroom amenities • Telephone • Twice daily maid service • Coco-max sleeping experience • Pillow selection menu • Bathrobes and slippers • In room 24/7 service, private dining service on terrace or balcony (on request) • Mini bar stocked with premium brands • Complimentary tea/coffee amenities • Hairdryer • Iron and ironing board • Electronic safe • Bottle of water and Greek wine on arrival • Welcome treats on arrival • Daily newspaper service on request (additional charge) • DVD/CD player on request • Espresso machine with complimentary coffee capsules (replenished for additional charge)

Resort Facilities Four restaurants • Three bars • Soma Spa • All day beach lounge • Water sports (additional charge) including water skiing, wind surfing, scuba diving, sailing, canoeing, pedaloes, rings, banana boats • Fitness centre • Outdoor fitness centre • Personal training and yoga sessions (additional charge) • Indoor heated pool • Gym • Power plate • Floodlit tennis court • Creche (additional charge) • Kids club (additional charge) • Playground • Teenager room • Adults only pool (fresh water) • Family pool (Salt water, heated from 17/04 – 04/06 and 25/09 – 31/10)

Plus only for Haute Living Collection (Private Residences, Luxury Residences and Luxury Villas) Dedicated villa manager • 24/7 concierge services • Domes ultra-privacy villa check in • Exclusive mobile phone with one button access to the villa manager & room service manager • In villa open bar upon arrival • Pre-booked sun lounger at the VIP area of the beach with exclusive services throughout the entire stay • Upgraded welcome amenities • Upgraded bathroom amenities • Pillow menu selection • Delivery service of grocery list • Dedicated Haute Living Events and Happenings • Haute Living Room • Breeze all day beach lounge • Dine around

Haute Living Room (Private area accessible only to Haute Living Selection residents) 24/7 access • Ultra-comfortable lounge area with a rich variety of tablets, magazines and coffee table books • State of the art gym facilities with wellness elements • Private showers and lockers with luxury amenities • Express check-in and check-out • iMac work stations • High speed, wireless internet • Dedicated concierge staff • All day snacks, nibbles, local delicacies and seasonal fruits • 24/7 coffee, tea, soft drinks, mineral water, branded wine & beer • All day sparkling wine • Evening branded spirits

Eating and Drinking

A spectacular variety of gourmet fish, Greek, international and Mediterranean cuisine is presented on signature menus that define each of the four restaurants. Thólos is the main buffet restaurant where breakfast and half board dinner are served. Located in the main building it offers an elegant design and views to Spinalonga and the gulf of Mirabello. Tópos 1910 is an award winning Greek seafood restaurant. Set right on the seafront, in a lush olive grove, this Greek à la carte seafood restaurant offers stunning Spinalonga sea views. Guests can enjoy the Greek tavern setting during the day time and a fine restaurant atmosphere during their evening dining. Yaosai is an Asian restaurant serving Japanese and Peruvian cuisine and offering unobstructed views to Spinalonga island. This exotic restaurant has a cosy and intimate atmosphere as the sun goes down. Blend is an Italian fusion fine dining restaurant, where authentic Italian cuisine is offered in a relaxed, intimate atmosphere. Guests booking the Domes Suites Collection will receive a free upgrade to Half Board (breakfast and dinner buffet in Thólos restaurant) and guests booking any of the Haute Living Collection (Residences and Villas of all types) will receive a free upgrade to Dine Around (Breakfast served in Blend restaurant and 3 courses à la carte in any of the restaurants OR standing dinner package in The Core’s pop up restaurants). Guests can also enjoy in-villa dining, by choosing from exclusive menus and letting the talented chefs cater for their special requests whilst enjoying the privacy of the villa accommodation. Domes of Elounda has a selection of four bars for afternoon and evening entertainment; relaxed beachfront Breeze All Day Beach Lounge, Grand Domes Bar for cocktails looking out to views of Spinalonga island and snack and juice bars Domes Plaza and Yaosai Pool Bar.

Local Area

On the eastern side of Crete, Elounda has long been the exclusive holiday hideout of the international jet set and remains a well-kept secret amongst travellers in the know. The mountains behind the resort stretch down to crystal clear waters and beautiful beaches and stunning views are common from this part of Greece. The island of Spinalonga, the setting for Victoria Hislop’s bestselling novel “The Island”, is just across the water from the resort, a short boat trip from Plaka. The closest shops and tavernas to the resort can be found in Plaka (1.3km) and Elounda (3.7km) and Crete Heraklion airport is 73km (approx. 1 hour 10 minutes’ drive) away.