20 August 2021
While many of us are familiar with the Greek Islands as a summer holiday destination, the mainland resorts of Greece are also home to an array of luxurious properties. One of the most renowned is Sani Resort, located on the unspoilt Kassandra peninsula, jutting into the Aegean Sea.
Experience a truly unique Greek holiday with Sani Resorts - a hideaway within a family-owned and privately developed ecological reserve.
Made up of five hotels, the most recent one added in 2017, Sani Resort is one of those places that comes by recommendation – it’s regarded by regulars as a “well-kept secret”, so it should come as no surprise to discover that around 70 per cent of Sani’s bookings come from repeat business.
The Sani Club Hotel sits above the blue waters of Cape Sani blending perfectly with its natural surroundings. The intimacy of this luxurious low-rise hotel, with magnificent views over Mount Olympus and the Aegean Sea, provide you with an array of amenities and fun activities, both on and off the water, complemented by a fabulous choice of tempting cuisines and restaurants to ensure your stay is memorable.
Sani Beach is a great choice if you have kids as it’s close to the centre of the resort and feels buzzy and sociable. The six-storey building is the tallest and most traditional ‘hotel’ option of the portfolio, though it never feels impersonal, and the levels of service are exceptional.
There are seven categories of family accommodation here, plus three additional room and suite options. You’ll find the rooms exceptionally spacious and well kitted out for families. On top of this, most of the rooms offer amazing views of the azure Aegean.
Families will feel right at home at the Ritz-Carlton thanks to an engaging repertoire of children’s activities encompassing arts and crafts projects, playtime and more, aimed at fostering their creative spirit. Choose between full and half-day programmes that emphasize the wonder of nature and highlight the cultural traditions of Abu Dhabi.
Totally luxurious, Sani Asterias is for those who like the best of everything. Think of it as a ‘boutique hotel option’ within the wider resort. You’re ensconced in an opulent bubble of only 57 exclusive suites, but all the facilities are at your fingertips whenever you need them.
The location of Sani Asterias is fabulous, right next door to the marina so it’s great if you’re planning a sailing trip. There’s a private stretch of beach reserved just for guests of the suites, an Anne Semonin Spa and all-suite accommodation in low-rise buildings which have recently seen a significant upgrade.
The dining at Sani Asterias is really what sets the hotel apart from the rest: Water Restaurant is helmed by Michelin-starred chef Jacque Chibois, with a French focus. Though if there’s something you’d particularly enjoy you can ask the chefs to create it for you.
Parents often tell say that the best Sani hotel for families is Porto Sani, which has a lively village feel and a sociable atmosphere. The main draw is the network of three swimming pools, set in beautiful, landscaped gardens and connected by bridges and tunnels. There’s plenty of terrace space so you’ll never be without a sun lounger, and tiny tots will love the small shallow pool with its little rocky island.
Accommodation is great for families, with lots of space – we particularly like the two and three-bedroom family suites, which sleep up to seven people, with the three-bed suites also offering a complimentary babysitting service.
Porto Sani’s spa is wonderful, and there are English-speaking nannies to look after your little ones if you are seeking a blissful hour to yourself.
Sani Dunes is the newest of Sani’s beautiful properties, a swish, luxurious hotel that has become the grown-up oasis of the resort. It’s ideal if you’re looking to relax but also want the knowledge that there’s plenty to do nearby; all the facilities at the resort are at your fingertips.
Sani Dunes is blissfully laid-back, with an exclusive spa, on site restaurants and direct access to either the swimming pools or the beach from every one of the bedrooms.
If you’re looking to get out and explore this is the hotel for you. Hire a car or use the hotel’s chauffeur-driven tour service to Cape Posidi and Mount Olympus. Or ask the concierge for maps of the area and walk around the pine forests, olive groves and along the shoreline.
Book your Luxury escape this year by contacting your Travel Counsellor and take advantage of exclusive benefits including a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your stay.