Luxury Holidays in Greece
A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, situated on the Elounda Coast in Crete, this luxury beachfront hideaway combines exceptional charm with style, and is renowned for its architecture. Offering stunning views of the enchanting ruins, colourful reconstructed storefronts and emblematic churches found on the nearby Spinalonga Island, and with a location on one of the most serene private beaches in all of Crete, the Blue Palace resort provides guests with the opportunity to relax and completely soothe their senses on their luxury holiday in Greece.
All guest rooms feature luxury beds with 320-thread count pure cotton satin sheets, with the idea of ensuring that the serenity and beauty experienced outside is entirely matched by the décor fund on the inside. Room categories at the Blue Palace include Superior Bungalows with a sea view and optional private pool, Mediterranean Maisonette Suites and Villas, and all are well-appointed and beautifully decorated, offering a range of luxury amenities such as flat screen televisions showing pay-per-view movies, premium-brand mini bars and more (subject to room type).
There are a total of 5 restaurants in which you can enjoy authentic Greek cuisine featuring a daily catch from the local fishermen, steak served on large wooden platters, Japanese and Thai dishes, Italian, American buffet breakfasts and much more, and with the option to enjoy a private dining experience in your bungalow, suite or villa, you are sure to find something to suit your taste.
Facilities at the Blue Palace include the Elounda Spa and Thalassotherapy, an award-winning spa located on the beach and with beautiful views of the gulf, 3 main swimming pools, a private beach with beach service, a traditional caique – an exclusive Greek fishing boat upon which you can travel around the Mirabello Gulf – plus a diving and water sports centre, 2 floodlit tennis courts, a fitness centre and more.
With its stunning private beach, beautifully-appointed accommodation and rustic charm, the Blue Palace Resort in Greece offers guests a truly relaxing and serene luxury holiday experience
Blue Palace, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Elounda has a luxurious selection of 12 different room categories to choose from including bungalows, suites and villas – ensuring that your Greek holiday experience is a truly luxury one.
Superior Bungalows Sea View
These are spacious with a luxurious interior and feature a summery décor with unrivalled sea views from a private furnished balcony. Spread across a 40 square metre space, these are coloured in Earthy tones and can comfortably accommodate 2-3 guests, whilst also offering an interconnecting option if required.
Unique features include: Twice-daily housekeeping service; Nightly turndown service; Marble-lined bathroom; In-bathroom LCD TV (in selected bungalows, please call us for more details)
Superior Bungalows Sea View Private Pool
Like the Superior Bungalows Sea View, these too are spacious with a luxurious interior but come with a 22-square metre sized private pool that is either infinity style or heated. These are 40 square metres in size, can accommodate 2-3 guests and have an interconnecting option.
Unique features include: 24-Hour in room dining; Veranda with daybed or sofa; Private plunge pool
2-Bedroom Deluxe Private Heated Pool
These are spread across 2 levels and feature 2 spacious bedrooms and beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. A 21-square metre sized private heated pool is set in an enlarged veranda, and at a total size of 79 square metres this accommodation can comfortably take up to 5 guests – making it the premium option for families wanting to enjoy a luxury holiday in Greece.
Unique features include: Bi-level room; 2 Bedrooms; Child-proof staircase with safety gate; Spacious verandas and patio; Private Pool
Junior Suites Sea View
Junior Suites at the Blue Palace Resort have a spacious lounge with contemporary furnishings, a private veranda with sea views and state-of-the-art technology. A total living space of 58 square metres means that up to 3 people can be accommodated here, with larger parties having the option to connect suites.
Unique features include: Open plan, bi-level or one-bedroom layout (please call us for more details); Welcome amenity
Junior Suites Private Heated Pool
These come in either a one-bedroom or open-plan style and at 54 square metres in size can comfortably accommodate 2-3 guests. Offering a 21-square metre private heated pool surrounded by an expansive veranda, these Junior Suites have soothing views of the landscape.
Unique features include: One-bedroom or open-plan layout (please call us for more details); Private heated pool; Spacious veranda; Welcome amenity
Mediterranean Maisonette Suites Sea View Private Pool
These 2-floor suites offer a truly romantic experience with authentic island interiors, bedrooms featuring a balcony with stunning views and a living room leading out onto a main veranda with daybed and 22 square metre infinity edge plunge pool. At 70 square metres in size, these can provide comfortable accommodation for up to 3 people and offer an independent guest experience.
Unique features include: Bi-level suite; Top-floor bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing area; Lower level living room with small bathroom; Private infinity pool; Veranda and private balcony; Welcome amenity; Home cinema and DVD/CD player
Deluxe Suites Sea View Private Pool
Comfortably accommodating up to 4 guests at 68 square metres in size, these Deluxe suites have an elegant décor and feature a separate living room leading out onto an over-sized veranda with 44 square-metre sized corner infinity pool, and a luxurious bedroom.
Unique features include: Corner suite; Private pool; Veranda with sunbeds and umbrella; Separate living room; Welcome amenity
Island Luxury Suites Sea View Private Heated Pool
Up to 4 guests can enjoy this extraordinary accommodation at the Blue Palace Resort; these are an expansive 72 square metres in size, and offer unparalleled sea views, a 30 square metre sized private heated pool plus private outdoor patio and much more.
Unique features include: Enlarged private heated pool; Spacious private patio with sunbeds and an umbrella; Separate living room; Four-poster bed; Egg-shaped bathtub or Jacuzzi
Villa Almyra & Villa Thalassa
These private residences are perched above the Aegean Sea and features 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a dressing area and a butler service*, a sitting area leading to a veranda and a 28 square metre heated pool. Made with natural materials and using traditional island artisanry, Villa Almyra and Villa Thalassa at the Blue Palace are furnished in a modern Oriental Mediterranean-style, with original hand-picked pieces from Crete, Morocco and other Greek isles, and have a maximum occupancy of 5 guests at a huge 110 square metres in size. Please note that these villas can be combined for larger parties.
*Available upon request
Unique features include: In room dining from any of the resort’s restaurants plus daily chef’s treat; Two-bedrooms with en-suite bathroom and dressing area; Living room; Terrace with dining area; Private heated pool; Private car parking; Luxury bathroom amenities; Complimentary internet access; Playstation; I-Pod docking station; Nespresso coffee machine; Daily newspaper
The Grand Villa
The Grand Villa at Blue Palace offers absolute privacy, with refined décor and elegant contemporary furnishings designed to enhance your luxury holiday experience. Here you will find 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a living room, an indoor private sauna, a massage area with gym equipment, an 18 square metre size indoor heated pool and a 31 square metre size outside hydro jet pool. A butler service is available upon request, and with stunning sea views, a range of additional amenities and 220 square metres of space in total, up to 5 people can truly enjoy a luxurious escape from it all.
Unique features include: In room dining from any of the resort’s restaurants plus daily chef’s treat; Two-bedrooms with en-suite bathroom; Living room; Terrace with dining area; Indoor heated pool; Outdoor hydro jet pool; Private car parking; Luxury bathroom amenities; Complimentary internet access; Playstation; I-Pod docking station; Nespresso coffee machine; Daily newspaper
The Royal Blue Villa
The Royal Blue Villa is a magnificent 3-bedroom residence that offers an unrivalled stay on the island. Each bedroom has an en-suite marble bathroom, and the villa also has a living room, dining room, wood burning oven, outdoor dining and barbecue area – where you can invite the chef to cook for you - separate service entrance, butler service (upon request), housekeeping by appointment, a kitchen for staff and much, much more. The Royal Blue Villa is the choice for the discerning traveller, and at 290 square metres in size, can comfortably accommodate up to 8 people.
Unique features include: Fully private residence; In villa dining from any of the Blue Palace Resort’s restaurants – in room at the living room’s dining room or outdoor around the barbecue area - plus daily chef’s treat; Three-bedrooms with en-suite bathroom; Living room with dining room; Heated, 35 square metre size pool; Private car parking; Luxury bathroom amenities; Complimentary internet access; Playstation; I-Pod docking station; Nespresso coffee machine; Daily newspaper
The Blue Palace resort has a wide range facilities and activities to enjoy during your luxury holiday in Greece:
The Elounda Spa and Thalassotherapy
The multi-award winning* Elounda Spa and Thalassotherapy is situated on the beach and provides stunning and soothing views of the gulf. Created with a philosophy of combining a focus on luxury and personal attention with the benefits of thalassotherapy, the spa has 24 treatment rooms with defused lighting and calming water sounds. In these you can experience a wide range of quality treatments incorporating natural salt water, seaweed, plankton and thermal clay, all of which come together and are proven to help with weight-loss, stress reduction, anti-cellulite, joint healing and more. The Blue Palace resort has also recently added skincare treatments designed by the exclusive French brand Anne Semonin, and existing partnerships with the Valmont skincare line from Switzerland and another French brand, Cinq Mondes, simply adds to the overall decadence. The Elounda Spa and Thalassotherapy is a must for anyone enjoying a luxury holiday in greece at the Blue Palace resort, and with facials, nail grooming and salon services as well as the ultimate men’s collection and the young traveller’s collection also on offer, there really is something for everyone here.
*Blue Palace has been awarded on numerous occasions by Conde Nast Traveller – including being added to the 2014 Gold List – the World Travel Awards, Trip Advisor and more
Sport & Fitness
Blue Palace has a 168 square metre sized fitness centre that extends out to the beach so you can enjoy a workout indoors or out. The centre also offers direct access to the resort’s Mediterranean gardens and contains state-of-the-art technogym equipment, including cardio training and strength improvement machinery, treadmills, elliptical trainers and more. Seminars are on offer courtesy of the Blue Palace Resort’s executive chef and spa nutritionist, in which you can find out more on how to live a balanced and healthy lifestyle, and in addition to all this there are also table tennis facilities and backgammon and cards tables available. For those seeking a slightly more active experience the Blue Palace has two flood-lit tennis courts offering beautiful panoramic views of the resort, as well as the Diving and Water Sports Centre found at the beach. Here you can choose to go on snorkeling, boat diving, deep diving, night diving and underwater photography trips, or enjoy water skiing, wake boarding, trick skiing and much more.
The Crete Golf Club is about 30 minutes away from the resort and the Blue Palace enjoys preferential green and rental fees, meaning you can enjoy access to the 18-hole, PGA-standard course designed by Bob Hunt for less – call us for information on that and more
The Flame restaurant has a smart-casual dress code and specialises in steak dishes made using locally sourced meat and herbs and vegetables taken from the restaurants own purpose-built gardens – which guests have the opportunity to visit so that they can learn more about them. With live piano entertainment on selected days of the week, steak dishes served on large wooden platters and the option to also visit Flame’s local suppliers to find out more about the cattle farms, dairies, vineyards and olive groves, this is certainly a dining experience not to miss out on.
The Blue Door was built out of an old fisherman’s stone house and is a typical Greek-Taverna incorporating the Blue Palace Resort’s signature colour. Featuring a spectacular beachfront location, this restaurant retains its island roots and has flood lanterns, white and blue table cloths and blue chairs which all help to generate an authentic ambiance. A casual restaurant offering lunch and dinner, guests can enjoy traditional Greek cuisine at Blue Door including a local catch of the day over an open grill, Fava, Tzatztiki and more, and there is also live Greek and Cretan music on certain days of the week plus a Cretan feast every second Friday to savour.
This Asian restaurant offers a casual dining experience and features a lavishly decorated terrace with an open display kitchen, meaning that you can watch the chef preparing Sushi and dishes from Japanese to Thai and beyond.
Isola at Blue Palace is a Mediterranean and Italian restaurant located by the main pool and offering a casual lunch or dinner experience. Here you can enjoy a fantastic selection of salads, pasta, risotti and more, and one of the specialties is a risotto with crayfish, cockles, mussels, shrimps and sun-dried tomatoes in a white wine sauce.
Olea is the Blue Palace Resort’s principal restaurant and is named after the olive trees found in Cretan pots that adorn the veranda. With stunning views of the ocean and the island of Spinalonga, Olea offers a smart casual Greek, Cretan and International dining experience with themed buffet dinners daily and an American buffet breakfast served with French champagne.
Blue Palace also has the option to enjoy private dining in your room, as well as several bars in which you can relax and unwind after the days’ events