Aldemar Royal Mare, Crete, Greece | Wellbeing Escapes

Aldemar Royal Mare

Crete, Greece

Aldemar Royal Mare
Aldemar Royal Mare
Aldemar Royal Mare
Aldemar Royal Mare
Aldemar Royal Mare
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Aldemar Royal Mare is a five-star, beach-front resort located on the northern coast of Crete, a short walk from the quaint cobbles and traditional tavernas of Hersonissos. Aldemar Royal Mare is all about Thalassotherapy and has won ‘World’s Leading Thalasso Spa & Resort’ an impressive eight times. It has state-of-the-art Thalasso facilities including massage pools and aqua gyms. Water is at the centre of their wellness philosophy and the dedicated team help you achieve your wellness goals. You’ll love the water-front location of the resort plus all the fitness activities you can join in with. 

**Please note that is closed for winter 2020 and will re-open on 5 June 2021.**

When to go

Crete enjoys a Mediterranean climate all year round so tends to be warm for most of the year. January is usually the coolest month.

What we love

  • The sharing table in the Sympossio restaurant – it’s always fun to share stories and tips with other guests 
  • The Thalion product range which is made from fresh seaweed harvested in Brittany and it full of minerals and vitamins to replenish, purify and moisturise 
  • The choice of daily group classes which you can join in with.  

Who should go

  • If you love Thalassotherapy or want to give it a try – you will not be disappointed 
  • Independent solo travellers who want to invest in their wellbeing or perhaps just escape for a few days to de-stress 
  • Couples will love how much there is to do here – you certainly won’t be bored.  


  • Free spa credit €50 per room (min 5 nights stay)
  • No single supplement if booked with a pre-purchased programme (already included in the price; except 06 June - 02 Oct 2021)
  • 10% discount if booked with Thalasso programmes (min 4 nights) - contact us to make a booking
  • Early bird discounts 2021:
  • - 10% off on accommodation if booked in April 21 (for stays between 23 Apr - 5 June & 3 - 31 Oct) 
Have a question?
This hotel is not fully available from 18/04/2021 until 05/06/2021. Please email or call us on +44 (0)20 3735 7555 to find our more details about availability.

Bed & Breakfast Stay

Just the hotel, no programmes
per person
Free Spa Credit €50 per room

Fitness Booster

Minimum 4 nights stay. Our signature fitness booster programme will give you the kick-start you need. It includes private personal training sessions, access to daily group fitness classes and soothing spa treatments too.
per person

Wellbeing Booster

Minimum 4 nights stay. Our signature introductory wellbeing booster programe includes a combination of soothing treatments, access to daily group fitness classes and the spa facilities. If you want to try Thalasso treatments but don't want to do a full Thalasso programme, this is a great option for you.
per person

Mediterranean Relaxation

Minimum 4 nights stay. The Mediterranean Relaxation programme includes soothing Thalasso treatments. For 4 days, you'll have 3 Thalasso treatments; a hydrotherapy session, a invigorating swimming pool treatment and a massage. The power of water has plenty of health benefits including back and muscular pain, artritis and stress.
per person

Vein Tone Vitality

Minimum 4 nights stay. The Vein Tone Vitality programme is designed to relieve your swollen legs by using a variety of sea water treatments. They improve blood circulation with the watercourse in the pool, vein tonic hydro jet, manual lymphatic drainage, Cryotherapy or underwater jet bath.
per person

Marine Remineralisation

Minimum 4 nights stay. The Marine Remineralisation programme targets maintenance of the bone structure, insomnia, skin hydration, helps muscular pains, is anti-inflammatory and has remineralising action as concentrated marine magnesium and calcium has important effects on our body and mind.
per person

Spine Elixir

Minimum 4 nights stay. The Spine Elixir was created to relax, stretch and sooth ailing backs. The programme includes private exercises supervised by a physiotherapist and HUBER LPG device which is an unique machine for rehabilitation and enables you to enforce the spine muscles and prevent back pain.
per person

Body shape "Silhouette"

Minimum 4 nights stay. The Body Shape Silhouette uses thalasso spa treatments such as AquaStream and AquaFit to help refind, shape and firm your body. There are plenty of treatments included too such as seaweed body wraps, massages and tailored fitness sessions.
per person

Slimming with Thalasso

Minimum 4 nights stay. The Thalasso slimming is an intensive programme which aims to increase body elasticity with Cellu-M6 (LPG) treatments, massages, vacuodermie and personalised work out sessions with the coach.
per person


Aldemar Royal Mare has an award-winning Thalassotherapy spa. The highly professional and modern Thalasso spa with a ‘medical’ feel will leave you feeling rejuvenated in no time. Wellness goals which the spa specialise in include weight loss, improving circulation and reducing muscular and arthritic pain.

For chronic back pain sufferers the spine elixir programme uses a combination of physiotherapy, Thalassotherapy and state of the art Huber LPG device which is highly proven to improve back pain through strengthening the muscles and mobilising the joints. 

Facilities include jet showers, jet pools, hydro-baths, Finnish sauna, outdoor Thalasso pool, heated indoor pool with healing seawater, state-of-the-art gym, treatment rooms.

Example treatments at Aldemar Royal Mare
  • Hammam 
  • Aromatherapy massage 
  • Hydro-jet bath 
  • Body scrub 


Activities available at resort
  • Pebble beach and deck chairs/umbrellas 
  • 4 sandy tennis courts 
  • 2 table tennis tables  
  • Mini golf  
  • Beach volley 
  • Evening entertainment including live music and shows 
  • Greek cookery lessons (once per week, additional charge) 
  • Water Sports (additional charge)  

Activities available at the surrounding area
  • The Crete Golf Club which has an 18-hole golf course is 7km away 
  • Horse riding centre is 3km away 
  • Crete Aquarium is a short taxi drive away 
  • Visit the quaint village of Hersonissos 

Typical Group Classes

  • Yoga
  • Beach volley
  • Water gym
  • Dance club
  • Pilates
  • Water polo


Aldemar Royal Mare is slightly bigger resort with 384 rooms and suites. They are nicely spread out across the estate that you don't feel the vastness of the place. Each is decorated in traditional Cretan style and built to reflect a ‘village’ style. Those guests who book on a wellness programme as well as our single clients are usually accommodated in the rooms that are close to the Thalasso Spa. This area is much quieter than some other parts of the resort. 

Superior rooms has been refurbished in 2020 offering more modern feel. 

Double Garden View
Bungalow Garden View
The Garden View rooms are 29 sqm and can accommodate up to 2 people.

They have double or twin beds plus a sofa bed. They have a balcony or terrace with a garden view. 

Each room has a private en-suite with bathtub or shower cabin.

Facilities include air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite TV, fridge, safe, bathrobe, slippers and hairdryer.

Double Sea View
Bungalow Sea View
The Sea View rooms are 29 SqM and can accommodate up to 2 people.

They have double or twin beds plus a sofa bed. They have furnished balcony or terrace with a sea view.

Each room has a private en-suite with bath or a shower cabin. 

Facilities include air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite TV, fridge, safe, bathrobe, slippers and hairdryer.

Bungalow Superior
This room was newly renovated in 2020.

Room is 29 SqM and has a private balcony or terrace overlooking the gardens.

Room has a new contemporary design with focus on elegance and comfort. 

Bathroom has a walk in shower. 

Facilities include air conditioning, ceiling fan, complimentary Wi-Fi, plasma screen TV, coffee & tea making facilities, daily fresh fruit and mineral water, safe, slippers, bathrobe and beach towels.

VIP Premium Sharing Pool (ground floor)
The VIP premium sharing pool rooms are located on the ground floor. 

They are 29 sqm and can accommodate up to 2 people. They have double or twin beds plus a sofa bed. 

They have a terrace with access directly to the swimming pool in front of your room block.

Each room has a private en-suite with bath or shower, bathrobe, slippers and hairdryer.

Facilities include air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite TV with music channels, fridge and safe.  

Guests staying in the VIP rooms have breakfast in the a la carte restaurant instead of the the buffet restaurant.

A complimentary bottle of water and basket of fruit is delivered daily. 

What’s on the menu

The Cretan diet is known to be amongst the healthiest in the world and there is no shortage of delicious dishes at this resort. There are six restaurants and four bars, so you have plenty of dining options. 

If you book with us, your price will include half board which is a buffet style in selected restaurants. Hotel also offers weekly 'Greek Night' and 'Italian Night' buffet in the main restaurant which is available for all clients who are on half board. There are healthy and more gourmet dishes to chose from so you will need to police yourself if you want to watch your waistline. In the evening, grab a mocktail at one of the bars and enjoy the sunset. 

You can also upgrade to an ‘Elements All-Inclusive' option and can dine in any restaurant of your choice. Elements option includes all meals, snacks, drinks and mini bar refills. If you stay for minimum 7 nights you will also benefit from a relax massage (25 minutes), Aqua Royal (hydrotherapy treatment, 30 minutes) and a hydro jet bath treatments (20 minutes). 


The main restaurant which is open for buffet breakfast and dinner serving a range of international and local cuisine.
A gourmet restaurant serving a range of Mediterranean dishes and fine wines. An a la carte dinner is served here.
The chilled-out pool restaurant serving light lunches and overlooks the sea.


Aldemar Royal Mare is located on a sandy beach about three kilometres for Hersonissos on the northern coast of Crete.

Nearest airport

The transfer time is 25 minutes from Heraklion Airport by car. There are lots of direct flights to Heraklion. The flight time is approximately 4 hours from London. 

Families, Children & Infants

Everyone is welcome at Aldemar Royal Mare Resort. There is a children’s club for those aged 6 years or older. A babysitting service is also available. Every evening there is a mini-disco for children too. 


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Why Wellbeing Escapes?

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