Beautiful Crete hotels with private pools
Pink sand beaches, palm tree forests, ancient palaces, epic landscapes, sensational food and drink, and a selection of truly beautiful hotels with private pools. Crete is a must-visit.
There are very few travel destinations in the world that offer as many amazing attractions as Crete, the largest of all the Greek islands. And even fewer that can boast such incredible luxury options when it comes to hotels and resorts.
The water is some of the clearest in the Mediterranean, with underwater views up to 40 metres, the beaches are some of the cleanest in Europe, and it’s even got ‘healing air’…
Crete has a rich and influential history. It’s the birthplace of Zeus for starters. As well as being the god of the sky he was also considered the ruler, protector, and father of all gods and humans, and he was said to have been born in the high Cretan mountains.
Hippocrates, the father of medicine, was such an advocate of Crete he prescribed ‘Cretan air’ to his ill patients as it was/is said to have healing powers.
The ancient palace of Knossos, said to be Europe’s oldest city, still remains standing, and shows that people lived in Ancient Greece up to 9,000 years ago.
Whether you’re a history buff or not you can’t help but be in awe of Crete’s history, which goes back to the 7th millennium BC, preceding the ancient Minoan civilization by more than four millennia.
Modern Crete is just as much a marvel as its ancient predecessors. As well as numerous unusual natural wonders, such as Europe’s largest gorge, Samaria Gorge, and sacred caves like Psychro (otherwise known as the Cave of Zeus), Crete also has some of the best of the more traditional tourist attractions – its beaches are arguably some of the finest on the planet.
Elafonisi can be found on Crete’s south-western corner and is known for its crystal clear sea and lagoon green-blue waters, and its white and pink pristine sand. Preveli beach is set against the most dramatic of backdrops, the cliffs of Kourtaliko Gorge as well as palm forests lining the Grand River. And then there’s Balos, with its white sands and waters so turquoise they look like they’ve been swept up from the Caribbean somewhere. And that’s just a taste.
Which brings us to the food. There’s a reason Crete’s known as the island you go to if you want to eat well. There’s an abundance of incredibly fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, yoghurt, and the most amazing olives.
So, where should you stay? The best Crete hotels with private pools are below.
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Don’t forget to browse our full collection of luxury resorts in Europe, and for more idyllic island resorts basking in sunshine take a look at the stunning Parilio on the Greek island of Paros, and the elegant and luxurious Mystique Hotel Santorini in Oia on the northwestern tip of Santorini. You can also read our luxury travel guide to Kamari, Santorini on the southeast coast of the island.
Wild Bay Co is as much a celebration of the people who make these incredible experiences possible, as it is a celebration of the luxury resorts and hotels themselves. If you’ve stayed somewhere outstanding that deserves recognition for its exceptional attention to detail as well as its stunning setting then contact us and let us know.
A unique hotel built around water allures you at every turn.
Grecotel Amirandes luxury resort in Crete; A world of style and Cretan warmth.
Welcome to Amirandes
Styled after the sprawling palaces of the Minoan kings and Venetian nobles who once ruled Crete, Amirandes introduces the easy elegance of true European Luxury. The architecture’s sleek lines set off the celebrated beauty of the southern Mediterranean landscape of silver-flecked olive trees, tropical palms, and flowering shrubs against brilliant blue skies and sparkling teal waters. A world of style and Cretan warmth, where the tranquil lagoon waters meet the sea.
Accommodation includes comfortable guestrooms, spacious open-plan suites with white-coloured furniture, white wooden floor or fabulous villas featuring exclusive services, indulgent high-tech details, such as private gyms, state-of-the-art bathrooms and hydromassage bathtubs offering direct access to a designated private beach area with gazebos and exclusive beach service. And of the 212 guestrooms, bungalows, suites & villas, many come complete with incredibly luxurious private pools.
Crete hotels with private pools don’t come much better than this.
Paradise isn’t just a place it’s a feeling…
Stella Island Resort
Stella Island resort is a luxury Crete hotel destination dedicated to providing guests with a comfortable and memorable experience.
Live the island life
At the Adults only (15+) Stella Island Luxury Resort & Spa, guests can feel pampered with a variety of facilities and services.
This resort can be the ideal destination for couples in love and for couples looking for a romantic Crete honeymoon. The lagoon-style pools stretch around the entire resort, leaving plenty of room for everyone to find their own private spot, and for even more privacy just a few steps away from the main building of Stella Island, guests can swim and sunbathe in their own private swimming pool if they choose to stay in an Island Villa.
With their private pool and spacious lounge hidden away, these villas are perfect for intimate evenings spent outdoors.
Enjoy spectacular views of the Aegean Sea and Cretan sunsets while experiencing the ultimate in lifestyle and luxury island living.
Domes Noruz Chania, Autograph Collection
Domes Noruz Chania, Autograph Collection is an adults-only beachfront resort, ideal for those seeking a lively & elegant time.
A unique and beautiful hotel
Located in a dreamy seaside setting, Domes Noruz Chania, Autograph Collection is a lifestyle resort awarded for its novel design that combines modern Greek design with a wide range of experiences and a cosmopolitan view of the world. From delicious cocktails made from local ingredients to moonlit live jazz events at the beach and helicopter rides at the breathtaking Samaria Gorge, guests are invited to a highly curated world where unique experiences are the forefront.
Guestrooms have expanded outdoor living areas with plunge pools, jacuzzi or beautiful private pools.
If you can bear to part with your private pool for a few hours (doubtful) the hotel’s close proximity to the city makes it a great base to discover Chania, one of the Mediterranean’s ‘must see’ cultural destinations. The old town offers a blend of Ottoman, Venetian and Greek architectures creating a stunning setting. The promenade, the old light house, the Venetian castle and port, the Turkish mosque and the Greek captains’ houses are perfect for exploration.
Your own private sanctuary where attention is paid to the smallest detail.
Daios Cove Luxury Resort and Villas
Located in the privacy of a secluded cove in Vathi, Daios Cove Luxury Resort and Villas in Crete is an excellent choice for travellers seeking 5-star luxury accommodation in Agios Nikolaos and those searching for beautiful Crete hotels with private pools.
Sharing the magic of the Cove
The resort’s exclusive location, along with its impressive architecture seamlessly blending in with the rugged surroundings creates a natural hub of beauty and serenity for you to explore.
Amenities available here include the GOCO SPA and fitness centre, a sea water infinity pool, a water sports centre, a tennis court, electrical club car mobility around the resort and opportunities for recreation and excursions to Crete’s must-see hotspots, historical sites and archaeological treasures
On the exterior, the resort’s architecture masterfully blends into the natural cove and the rugged Cretan landscape surrounding it.
On the inside, carefully selected furnishings and works of art adorn the spaces, creating a sense of high aesthetics. From sophisticated lighting arrangements to fine linen and plush fabrics, all the way to refined colours, elegant decoration details, chic vibes, the Daios Cove beach resort lifts the 5-star luxury accommodation experience to new heights.
Suites and villas are available with glorious private pools.
A redefined barefoot luxury experience in Crete.
Minos Beach Art Hotel
Minos Beach Art Hotel is a 5 star boutique resort right on the water’s edge in Crete, featuring a wealth of contemporary artworks.
5 star luxury hotel in Crete
With its minimal interior and traditional architectural design, Minos Beach Art Hotel embodies luxury with the authenticity of Cretan culture.
Located right on the water’s edge, this 5 star luxury hotel in Crete offers all the standards of high-quality accommodation, from the authentic and warm hospitality of its dedicated people to its traditional architectural styles and minimalist, chic interiors.
Walking across the hotel’s gardens, you can smell the fragrance of nature, while the meditating sound of the sea provides peace and tranquility.
Bungalows and villas with private pools, stretched across a 2.5km coastline, blend naturally into their surroundings. With their ethereal spaces, earthy tones and direct access to the sea, they capture perfectly the beauty of Crete, providing an experience that balances mind and soul. Wake up and dive in the crystal waters of Mirabello Bay.
One of the most beautiful Crete hotels with private pools on the island.
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