A deluxe family resort with all the trimmings, the Ikos Olivia impresses on all fronts. It’s set in 22 acres of tropical gardens, pulled up right next to a private sweep of golden sand, and offers a choice of bars and restaurants.
Four curvy pools weave through the landscaped grounds, giving way to loungers, parasols and sun-trap terraces fringed by fir and olive trees. Swap poolside for beachfront and you can look forward to waiter-service throughout the day, with snacks and cold drinks delivered straight to your sunbed. A little too laid-back? Try badminton, volleyball, tennis and yoga, or get involved with the watersports down by the shore.
Elsewhere, there’s a top-of-the-range bar, six bars and six restaurants. Dining, in particular, is a real treat at this resort, with eateries serving up the likes of Greek, Italian and Asian cuisine in glamorous, mood-lit settings.
Rooms follow the contemporary minimalism style guide, with lots of white and sea-blue shades. All come with luxe extras like smart TVs and Nespresso coffee machines. And if you want to up the ante, you can opt for a bungalow with a private pool and a view of the gardens.
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