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Your Questions Answered: Family-Friendly Resorts in Crete

March 21, 2013| By:Betsy LeTourneau, Five Star Alliance

We at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs. Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and that’s why we’re here.  Be sure to explore our new blog series ‘Your Questions Answered’ to find answers to real questions submitted to us by our clients regarding traveling with kids, pets, the best beach hotels, and much more. 

QUESTION:  What are some family friendly resorts in Crete, Greece for a family of 4, children ages 8 and 11 

ANSWER: There are a number of resorts that fit the bill. Here are the top 3 that we recommend:


Blue Palace Resort and Spa – Elounda Crete, Greece. Blue Palace Resort and Spa

The Blue Palace Resort and Spa offers a variety of suites where a maximum of 4 occupants can comfortably stay and they are child-friendly. 

The Deluxe Suites with Sea View and Private Pool  are luxurious bedrooms with elegant décor. In addition they offer a separate living room which leads to an oversized veranda with a corner infinity pool of 44 square meters (473 square feet). These suites can accommodate up to four guests and are 68 square meters(732 square feet).  A Corner suite has a slightly smaller private pool, impressive sea views, a veranda with sun beds and umbrella, and a separate living room. 

Island Luxury Suites with a Sea View and Private Heated Pool have amazing sea views, enlarged private heated pool of 30 square meters (322 square feet) and an outdoor patio with privacy. Two to four guests can be accommodated and they are 72 square meters (775 square feet). These suites include a spacious patio with sun beds, umbrella, separate living room, four poster bed, egg-shaped bathtub or Jacuzzi. 

At Blue Palace Resort and Spa,  guests 12 and under are considered children and sleep for free in the existing bedding of a room shared with a paying adult. (Rollaways, child rollaways and cribs may incur extra charges.)

Kids Only: The Blue Palace Resort and Spa is pleased to provide extensive children facilities and amenities. In addition to an indoor and outdoor playground and two children's swimming pools, they offer a wide range of engaging activities including theater, fishing, painting, and Greek dancing, creating fun-filled times during their stay with great memories to take home.  Baby-sitting can be arranged for the day or night upon request at a charge. The Kids Club is available only to children aged 3 to 12-years-old. 

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Elounda Gulf Villas and Suites – Crete, GreeceElounda Gulf Villas and Suites

Stylishly designed Two Bedroom Deluxe Family Suites have an area of approximately 100-120 sqaure meteres and can accommodate up to 5 guests. All Two Bedroom Deluxe Family Suites feature two master bedrooms, spacious bathrooms and a cozy living room equipped with tea and coffee facilities. Beautiful large windows offer views to the azure sea. Tromp l' oeil hand-painted ceilings adorn the spacious marble bathrooms featuring makeup mirror, hairdryer, pool towels, soft bathrobes and slippers and luxury toiletries for a truly comfortable stay. Families can enjoy a refreshing swim at the main stunning pool of the hotel and specially designed children’s pool located only a few steps away from the suites. All Two Bedroom Deluxe Family Suites are ideal for groups of friends and relaxing family vacations.

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St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel and Villas – Aghios Nikolas, Greece

St. Nicholas Bay Resort Hotel and Villas offers interconnecting rooms and family suites, club suites and villas with private pool for families up to 6 persons, The St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel has a fully serviced private beach that has been distinguished with an EU Blue Flag rating. The protected sandy cove is ideal for kids and their parents alike. Children can enjoy a seawater paddling pool next to our large outdoor swimming pool just few steps from the sea

Penelopi  Suite: a two bedroom suite with a private pool, offers great privacy and superb seaviews from privileged location with large private swimming pool heated in colder months. The bedrooms have ensuite marbled lined bathroom with Jacuzzi, an elegant living room and spacious terrace.  St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel and Villas

Apollo  Suite: a two bedroom Club Villa with a private pool: Centrally located offering generous space and a cool contemporary feeling with elegant open plan lounge leading to a beautiful terrace garden and a large private pool (heated during the colder months). Privacy and tranquility meet panoramic sea views and your own sun loungers, sunshades and open-air dining table for four persons. Two bedrooms offer direct access to two spacious marble lined bathrooms with Jacuzzi bathtub. 

Poseidon House: a two bedroom, 2 story Villa with a  private pool: With a privileged seafront location, this delightful villa combines indoor and outdoor living with spacious rooms, terrace garden with an extra sized swimming pool (heated during the colder months), large patio with dining table, sunshades, daybeds and sun loungers and commands spectacular views to the Mirabello Bay. Centrally located in two levels it is composed with 2 bedrooms, separate living room, dining room area and kitchenette on the mid level. Master bedroom features a french double bed, ensuite marble lined bathroom with Jacuzzi while the upstairs bedroom has separate shower and balcony with sea view.

St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas welcomes Kids at the Hotel's Mini Club every day and the complimentary kids's program is available for children from 4 to 11 years old under the supervision of dedicated and fully certified staff. Children’s menus and high chairs provided in all restaurants, except “Minotaure” restaurant by the pool. 

All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.   

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