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Wellbeing Family Holiday at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort

Elounda, Greece

Wellbeing Family Holiday at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
Wellbeing Family Holiday at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
Wellbeing Family Holiday at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
Wellbeing Family Holiday at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
Wellbeing Family Holiday at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
Wellbeing Family Holiday at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
Wellbeing Family Holiday at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
Wellbeing Family Holiday at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
Wellbeing Family Holiday at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
Wellbeing Family Holiday at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
Wellbeing Family Holiday at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
Wellbeing Family Holiday at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
Wellbeing Family Holiday at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
Wellbeing Family Holiday at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
Wellbeing Family Holiday at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
Wellbeing Family Holiday at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
Wellbeing Family Holiday at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
Wellbeing Family Holiday at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
Wellbeing Family Holiday at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
Wellbeing Family Holiday at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort

Overview

Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort is an award-winning luxury family-friendly hotel, overlooking a beautiful private bay. It’s located in Crete and enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year. It’s home to the famous Six Senses Spa so you can expect a high level of experience and service. As well as the vast spa, there is a comprehensive kids club, a useful 'Babies Travel Light' pre-ordering service and a wide variety of childrens' activities on offer, as well as plenty of fitness classes for adults and cultural places to explore nearby. To top it off, the views over the sea and distant mountain ranges are simply beautiful.

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.
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What we love

  • The 'Kids Ark' club has a welcoming animal theme, with two kids pools; a shallow pool for little ones and a slightly deeper pool with slides for older children, plus also a vegetable garden, playground and creative sessions such as animal yoga
  • There's a wide range of optional activities for children to do in resort, from SCUBA diving from the age of 8 upwards to a Valencia soccer school camp and a golf academy
  • The award-winning Six Senses spa which offers a range of outstanding holistic treatments, plus tailored children's treatments, as well as a therapeutic Thalassotherapy outdoor pool for parents





Family Focus

  • A fabulous Kids club called Kids Ark for ages 4 months to 2 years, 3 to 5 years, 5 to 8 years then 9 to 12 years, with 2 hour slots from €20 or the option of a full day (10am to 6pm), plus private babysitting available (extra charge)
  • Complimentary child's place (for under 12s) on the same board basis as their parents (except if babies under 2 order require specially prepared purees, in which case these are charegable but buffet dining is free of charge), plus a second child of the same age can also stay and dine for free in certain room types
  • Optional spa treatments for children from the age of 5 upwards (with a family member or guardian present)
  • 'Fine dining with toddlers' and 'fine dining without toddlers' scheduled evenings at various restaurants offering 'a la carte' meals, available with a 'dine-around' supplement
  • Useful 'Babies Travel Light' concept, offering a range of complimentary baby and toddler equipment to borrow as well as baby products available to pre-order in advance of arrival in resort
  • Optional 'Flexible Family Connect' package, carefully designed by Wellbeing Escapes with enriching activities to maximise your time together as a family
  • Optional Six Senses Children's programme
  • Optional children's healthy menu, nutritionally designed by Wellbeing Escapes



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Family Offers

  • 20% discount on accommodation for stays between 06 May - 03 July and 05 September - 30 October 20. Must be booked by 30 April 20. T&C apply 
  • 15% discount on accommodation for stays between 04 July - 04 September 20. Must be booked by 30 April 20 T&C apply
  • Free half board for all clients on all dates (buffet or Euro 25 daily allowance per person for a la carte options)
  • Select three family wellbeing activities and receive a 4th for free 

Six Senses Spa Kids Wellness Programme

Min. 3 nights, Six Senses wellbeing activities

From price for a 7 night stay for a family of 4 on B&B  

Low season - £2110 per family  

High Season - £4781 per family  

 

For the optional family programme below, add an extra £175 per family  

Ask us for your personalised quote and to include our children’s healthy half board option

The Programme

MINIMUM AGE 5, MAXIMUM AGE 12 YEARS OLD

  • This Six Senses Kids Wellness programme is scheduled over three mornings from Monday through to Saturday, 10am to 1pm, at the Kids Ark Club and includes:
  • Welcome activities
  • Kids yoga and meditation
  • Eco-gym activity
  • Traditional games of the world
  • Vegetable garden exploration 
  • 3 Educational workshops (Hippocrates Garden and Herbs, Bees and Bee Products, Sun and Fun)
  • APIVITA** workshop (herbs and plants of ancient Greece)
  • 3 APIVITA** self-application spa treatments
  • 3 Nutritional brunches
  • Access to the kids club (supplements apply, open 6 days a week, 10am to 6pm)
  • Optional children's healthy menu, nutritionally balanced and carefully designed by Wellbeing Escapes 


*APIVITA make a natural beauty product line, using beekeeping products and herbal extracts. It was founded by two Greek pharmacists who were inspired by the honeybee, the unique biodiversity of Greek nature and the holistic approach of Hippocrates to health, beauty and wellbeing. 

Flexible Family Connect

Min. 5 nights, family wellbeing activities

From price for a 7 night stay for a family of 4 on B&B 

Low season - £2110 per family 

High Season - £4781 per family 


For the optional family programme below, add an extra £670 per family 

Ask us for your personalised quote and to include our children’s healthy half board option

The Programme
  • Choose 3 of the following private family activities (1 hour per session, unless specified) and receive a 4th activity for free:
  • - Family yoga 
  • - Family meditation 
  • - Family Greek dancing (for stays during May to Sep only)
  • - Personalised family fitness
  • - Healthy Greek cooking class 
  • - Guided hike at Kroustas’ Historical Nature Park (3/4 day activity, with up to 5.5 hours of walking, includes snacks, drinks and a local guide but excludes the return taxi transfer which is an additional supplement of approx €80 payable in resort, takes 40 mins each way)
  • - Biking tour (with helmet and bike hire included plus a short return taxi transfer to Kolokytha, approx 18km of biking, activity duration 1/2 day)
  • - Outdoor pottery session (at an olive oil farm in nearby Aghios Nikolaos, activity duration is 1.5 hours including short return taxi transfers)
  • - 15 hours of private babysitting (5 x 3 hour sessions, available from 7pm to 12 midnight)
  • - 1 massage per adult (60 mins) and short treatment per child (30 mins, from the age of 5, with a family member or guardian present)
  • Access to the kids club (supplements apply, open 6 days a week, 10am to 6pm)
  • Optional children's healthy menu, nutritionally balanced and carefully designed by Wellbeing Escapes 
Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits

Select three family wellbeing activities and receive a 4th for free






Wellness

True to its Six Senses origins, the wellness approach is holistic with a variety of therapies from Tai Chi, Reiki and oriental massages – there is something for everyone. A Greek flavour has been added with the use of natural Greek products using locally sourced ingredients.

Facilities include the largest seafront pools in Crete, with an outdoor swimming pool for adults, an indoor swimming pool for all guests plus 2 outdoor pools for children. All pools, except for one outdoor children's pool, are heated up to 25°C during spring and autumn, although a lifeguard isn't present in any month. There is also a Turkish hammam, a Caldarium (traditional Roman steam room), Finnish sauna, ice plunge pool, indoor and outdoor relaxation areas, treatment rooms with sea views and a state-of-the-art gym. Please note that the spa is closed every Tuesday. 

Example treatments at Wellbeing Family Holiday at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
  • Indian leg and foot massage
  • Thai massage
  • Detox body buff
  • Traditional hammam
  • Acupuncture 

Family Fitness & Activities

Activities available at resort

  • Yoga (Hatha, Vinyasa, Core) 
  • Aqua yoga
  • Porto Golf Club
  • Wake-boarding
  • Water skiing
  • Scuba diving
  • Yachting
  • Biking trails
  • Tennis 
  • Power walk s
  • Water aerobics


Activities available at the surrounding area
  • Visit Plaka which is a traditional fishing village to try some of the freshest fish
  • Scuba diving in the crystal clear waters
  • Visit the city of Aghios Nikolaos (St. Nicholas) and explore the cafes, shops and bars
  • CRETAquarium near Heraklion 
  • Spinalonga island, the former leper’s colony, just a short boat trip away

Kids Activities

  • Animal movement yoga
  • Mother and child yoga
  • Greek dancing lessons (May to Sep only)
  • Mediterranean cookery
  • Watersports
  • SCUBA (from ages 8 upwards)
  • Sailing
  • Table-tennis
  • Basketball
  • Valencia Soccer School Camp
  • Golf academy
  • Arts and crafts
  • Gardening
  • Junior make-up day
  • Cinema evening

More Info on Kids Club

Please note - Classes are subject to change and seasonal adjustments


Rooms

Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort has 133 rooms and suites. All rooms and suites have sea views and a balcony overlooking the bay of Mirabello, while some are interconnecting, making them especially family friendly.  Porto Sea View Suites have extra living space. Two Bedroom Porto Sea View Suites and the Porto Exclusive Suite are even more spacious and have a private pool, so if budget allows, we suggest upgrading as these very much suit families with older children.
Two Porto Sea View Interconnecting Rooms
Two Porto Sea View Interconnecting Rooms

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY 2 ADULTS, 2 CHILDREN AND A COT OR EXTRA CHILD'S BED (TOTALLING 5)

Porto Sea View rooms are 37m2 and have a private balcony overlooking the bay. They have queen-size or twins beds and in this case, both rooms connect together, making it an ideal choice for families. A cot OR a children's bed can be added, without charge, for children aged under 12 years of age. There is a maximum of two adults and three children or babies under the age of 12 years of age permitted in these interconnecting rooms. 

The en-suite bathroom has a shower (some have a bath tub), bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer.

Facilities include LCD flat screen TV with satellite channels, music channel, DVD/CD player, complimentary Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, telephone, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, safety deposit box and optional 24-hour room service, plus a daily turn-down service.

Porto Sea View Superior with Individual Pool
Porto Sea View Superior with Individual Pool

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY 3 ADULTS AND AN EXTRA CHILD'S BED OR COT OR 2 ADULTS AND TWO CHILD'S BEDS/COTS (TOTALLING 4)

Porto Sea View with Individual Pool rooms are approximately 55m2, with a private furnished terrace looking across the private golf course, towards the sea, which leads directly to a private seawater swimming pool. They have queen-size or twins beds plus a small living area within the room.  A cot AND an extra's child's bed can be added, without charge, for children aged under 12 years of age, or an extra bed can be added for a teenager or a third adult, at an extra charge. There is a maximum of three adults and one child or baby permitted in this room type (or two adults and two children/babies) so this is an ideal choice for a family of four.  There is a fixed glass and rail fence around the pool for added safety. 

The en-suite bathroom has a shower (some have a bath tub), bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer.

Facilities include LCD flat screen TV with satellite channels, music channel, DVD/CD player, complimentary Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, telephone, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, safety deposit box and optional 24-hour room service, plus a daily turn-down service.

Porto Sea View Suite with Shared Pool
Porto Sea View Suite with Shared Pool

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY 3 ADULTS AND AN EXTRA CHILD'S BED OR COT OR 2 ADULTS AND TWO CHILD'S BEDS/COTS (TOTALLING 4)

Porto Sea View Suites With Shared Pool are a spacious 60m2, with a furnished spacious terrace offering sea views and leading to a large shared seawater pool. They have queen-size or twins beds and a separate living room, making it a great choice for young families. A cot AND a children's bed can be added, without charge, for children aged under 12 years of age OR an extra bed can be added for a teenager or a third adult, at an extra charge. There is a maximum of three adults and one child or baby permitted in this room type (or two adults and two children/babies), so this is an ideal choice for a family of four. A net fence can be requested without charge, to put around the swimming pool, in the cases where there is not a fixed glass and rail fence. 

The en-suite bathroom has a shower (some have a bath tub), bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer.

Facilities include LCD flat screen TV with satellite channels, music channel, DVD/CD player, complimentary Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, telephone, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, safety deposit box and optional 24-hour room service, plus a daily turn-down service.

Porto Sea View Suite with Individual Pool
Porto Sea View Suite with Individual Pool

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY 3 ADULTS AND AN EXTRA CHILD'S BED OR COT OR 2 ADULTS AND TWO CHILD'S BEDS/COTS (TOTALLING 4)

Porto Sea View Suites with Individual Pool are a spacious 60m2, with a furnished spacious terrace offering sea views and leading to a large private seawater pool. They have queen-size or twins beds and a separate living room, making it a great choice for young families. A cot AND a children's bed can be added, without charge, for children aged under 12 years of age OR an extra bed can be added for a teenager or a third adult, at an extra charge. There is a maximum of three adults and one child or baby permitted in this room type (or two adults and two children/babies), so this is an ideal choice for a family of four. There is a fixed glass and rail fence around the pool for added safety. 

The en-suite bathroom has a shower (some have a bath tub), bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer.

Facilities include LCD flat screen TV with satellite channels, music channel, DVD/CD player, complimentary Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, telephone, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, safety deposit box and optional 24-hour room service, plus a daily turn-down service.

Porto Sea View Two Bedroom Suite
Porto Sea View Two Bedroom Suite

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY 5 ADULTS AND AN EXTRA CHILD'S BED OR COT (TOTALLING 6)

Porto Sea View Two Bedroom Suites (one with a queen bed, one with a queen bed or twin beds) are a spacious 95m2, with a large private furnished balcony looking across the sea and a separate living room, making it a great choice for families. A cot AND a children's bed can be added, without charge, for children aged under 12 years of age OR an extra bed can be added for a teenager or extra adult, at an extra charge. There is a maximum of five adults and one child or baby permitted in this room type (or a mixture of both), making it an ideal choice for a family of up to six.

Each en-suite bathroom has a shower (some have a bath tub), bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer.

Facilities include LCD flat screen TV with satellite channels, music channel, DVD/CD player, complimentary Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, telephone, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, safety deposit box and optional 24-hour room service, plus a daily turn-down service.

Porto Sea View Two Bedroom Suite Private Pool
Porto Sea View Two Bedroom Suite Private Pool

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY 5 ADULTS AND AN EXTRA CHILD'S BED OR COT (TOTALLING 6)

Porto Sea View Two Bedroom Suites with Private Pool are a spacious 95m2, with a large private furnished terrace looking across the sea and leading to a private seawater swimming pool. There is a separate living room, making it a great choice for families. The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed, while the other bedroom can be either a queen or twin beds.  A cot AND a children's bed can be added, without charge, for children aged under 12 years of age OR an extra bed can be added for a teenager or an extra adult, at an extra charge. There is a maximum of five adults and one child or baby permitted in this room type (or a mixture of both), making it an ideal choice for a family of up to six. A net fence can be requested without charge, to put around the swimming pool if a fixed glass/rail fence isn't already in place. 

Each en-suite bathroom has a shower (some have a bath tub), bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer.

Facilities include LCD flat screen TV with satellite channels, music channel, DVD/CD player, complimentary Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, telephone, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, safety deposit box and optional 24-hour room service, plus a daily turn-down service.

Porto Exclusive 2 Bedroom Suite Private Pool
Porto Exclusive 2 Bedroom Suite Private Pool

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY UP TO 6 ADULTS (OR ADULTS AND A MIXTURE OF CHILDREN/BABIES)

Porto Exclusive Two Bedroom Suite with Private Pool boasts an extensive 120m2, with a huge private furnished veranda (130m2) looking across the sea and leading to a private seawater swimming pool. There is a separate, spacious living room, with an additional dining area and bar, making it a great choice for families. The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed, while the other bedroom can be either a queen or twin beds. Both are ensuite, plus there is also a separate guest bathroom as well as two walk-in wardrobes. Up to two extra beds or cots can be added for children or babies under 12 without charge or two teenagers or extra adults, at an extra charge. There is a maximum of six adults permitted in this room type. A net fence can be requested without charge, to put around the swimming pool if a fixed glass/rail fence isn't already in place. 

Each en-suite bathroom has a shower (some have a bath tub), bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer.

Facilities include LCD flat screen TV with satellite channels, music channel, DVD/CD player, complimentary Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, telephone, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, safety deposit box and optional 24-hour room service, plus a daily turn-down service.

Traditional Style Porto Sea View 2 Bed Villa
Traditional Style Porto Sea View 2 Bed Villa

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY 5 ADULTS AND AN EXTRA CHILD'S BED OR COT (TOTALLING 6)

Each Two Bedroom Villas with Private Pool is decorated in a traditional style, with a spacious 110m2 of living space and wonderful sea views. There is a large private garden (80m²) with sun-loungers and garden furniture, as well as a private seawater swimming pool. There is a separate living room, with a bar and dining area. The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed, while the other bedroom can be either a queen or twin beds. Each has a marble ensuite bathroom and an individually controlled air-conditioning unit in each room. A cot AND a children's bed can be added, without charge, for children aged under 12 years of age OR an extra bed can be added for a teenager or a third adult, at an extra charge. There is a maximum of five adults and one child or baby (or a mixture of both) permitted in this room type, making it an ideal choice for families. A net fence can be requested without charge, to put around the swimming pool if a fixed glass/rail fence isn't already in place.  

Each en-suite bathroom has a shower (some have a bath tub), bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer.

Facilities include LCD flat screen TV with satellite channels, music channel, DVD/CD player, complimentary Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, telephone, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, safety deposit box and optional 24-hour room service, plus a daily turn-down service.

What’s on the menu

The Cretan diet is one of the healthiest in the world and there is plenty of choice for you to enjoy at this resort. The menu includes fresh seafood and Greek dishes so expect to find lots of vegetables, vibrant salads and fruits and for guests booking the free half board, this is usually a buffet at both breakfast and for the evening meal at poolside Nafsika, or for children over the age of 2 and all adults, a daily allowance of €25 per person can be used towards 'a la carte' meals. The restaurants, lounges and bars enjoy stunning sea views, either nestled in olive groves or right by the water’s edge.  Odysseas – named after Homer's seafarer – sits beside the beach, with a suspended wooden deck and glass-bottomed floor over the sea. It serves traditional Greek dishes and is a family lunchtime favourite. For Italian dishes, Aglio-e-Olio is a pretty Italian restaurant set in an old olive grove. There's also a town square here with a church and shops and a mini market for essentials, plus two bars for pre and-post dinner sundowners. Full board is also an option here, so too a supplement for dine-around flexibility for those staying on a half board basis, so that you can sample restaurants at the neighbouring sister hotels (a free shuttle bus runs between the sister resorts). There are scheduled 'fine dining with toddlers' and 'fine dining toddler free' evenings, to accommodate the needs of all guests, although please note that children who are accommodated without charge are subject to this dining around supplement, too. What's more is that your little ones can choose from an optional children's healthy menu, nutritionally balanced and carefully designed by Wellbeing Escapes, available in all restaurants. Handily, kids can have lunch at the kids club known as the Kids Ark (this lunch is included within the creche price but it's at an extra charge for children aged 5 and above). We love how the evening meal is available half an hour earlier at the main restaurant for families, helping to avoid those end of day hungry melt-downs. 

Location

Porto Elounda Golf & Spa is in the north-east of Crete in Greece. It overlooks the Mirabello Bay and has it’s own private beach.

Nearest airport

The transfer time is approximately 1 hour from Heraklion Airport. There are many flights to Heraklion throughout the year. The flight time is approximately 4 hours from London. 
Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort

Families, Children & Infants

Everyone is welcome at Porto Elounda. The children’s activities include daily morning and afternoon sessions at a pretty, shaded creche (which takes children from 4 months of age) and kids club (complimentary for ages 5 years old and above) with basketball court, arts and crafts, and a mini waterslide, plus special football and baking sessions which focus on local ingredients. A babysitting service is available at a supplement. 

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