This luxury villa in Crete has been a favourite with celebrities and royalty for some years, and it’s easy to see why. Perched on the edge of the north-eastern coast of the island, Royal Spa Pool Villa offers exclusive privacy and a stunning view of the Gulf of Mirabello. Standing on the terrace of the infinity pool, looking out to the ocean, it’s blue as far as the eye can see.
Inside, the villa has been conceived and designed to the very highest of standards. All the en-suite bathrooms are marble, the bedrooms elegant and luxurious, from the soft furnishings to the sumptuous bed linens. The spacious living and dining rooms have been recently renovated, with gold and metallic accents contrasting against the rich emerald and navy hues. You’ll be more than happy to simply linger at the table after dinner, finishing the fine wines and looking out to sea from the dual-aspect windows as you chat to your fellow guests.
For a little added pampering, the villa has its very own spa, with gym, sauna and steam room – as well as the two Jacuzzis in the crescent-shaped infinity pool outside. But all this aside, there’s nothing that improves one’s mind, body and soul like standing on that terrace in front of the sea, cocktail in hand, looking at one of the best sunsets you’ll ever see.
If that isn’t enough, guests also have access to the facilties at the Elounda Gulf Hotel including a private beach, kid’s club, spa and restaurants.