Plan your perfect escape to Greece
Whether you’re hoping to reconnect with nature or luxuriate in some beach, pool and spa time, a Greek escape has it all. Here is all you need to know about MarBella Collection Hotels, from across the Ionian Coast to some less well-known natural beauty spots
For family-friendly luxury
Arriving at the MarBella Corfu Hotel will prompt the first ‘wow’ moment of your Greek island escape, set as it is on an idyllic beachside with expansive views across the Ionian sea. Less than 30 minutes from Corfu airport, this luxurious family-friendly hotel has a range of inviting pools and is surrounded by picturesque landscaped gardens. Accommodation ranges from wonderfully spacious, well-appointed rooms to exclusive and signature suites, so there’s something for every kind of family.
Of course, the high-end design and indulgent spa won’t be what gets the very youngest guests excited. That’s where the comprehensive programme of activities for all ages comes in, with plenty of water-based fun, but also sports, games and some special new projects, including ceramics-making workshops and complimentary once a week robotic classes for kids. Meanwhile, with evenings chock full of high-quality entertainment, a choice of chilled-out bars (including the boho style new Deck Bar & Grill at the beach), there’s always a night out to be enjoyed. All this – plus a stress-free all-inclusive holiday option for making best use of the varied dining and drinks choices (including a new Dine Out option) – makes a luxury break to Corfu within very easy reach. (It’s worth noting that all MarBella Collection Hotels guests are offered the 'We Care' package including access to PCR and rapid testing at an extra charge during their stay, whichever of the properties they're staying at.)
For an adults-only retreat
If an adults-only hotel in a serene island setting sounds like just the tonic, then get to know MarBella Nido Suite Hotel & Villas. This Small Luxury Hotel of the World property offers spacious, contemporary suites, set in lush gardens that are just a few steps from the Ionian Sea and boasts spectacular sea views thanks to its to ampitheatric location.
An exciting new al fresco venue here, MarBella Nido’s Greek Kafeneio by the hotel chapel is the perfect place to enjoy uninterrupted views with a traditional Greek coffee and sweet treats. Alternatively, relax by the poolside or sample the beachside water sports, spa or fitness centre - or take a short drive to enjoy all that heritage-steeped Corfu town has to offer.
Dining options at MarBella Nido Suite Hotel & Villas range from fine dining restaurants that are perfect for a celebration, to more relaxed, laissez-faire settings. Fancy some privacy? The property offers an elegant room-service menu, which whisks delicious meals up to your private balcony. If romance is your priority, don’t miss the Honeymooners packages and Signature Suite benefits (also available at MarBella Corfu).
For a new and unspoiled destination
Discover unspoiled Greek luxury at MarBella Elix (opening image), tucked away in an area near the northwestern city of Praga. With a mix of balconies and infinity private pools, and spectacular sunset views over the islands of Paxos and Antipaxos, the rooms and suites feel truly luxurious; but it’s the natural setting that makes it unforgettable. Active holidayers can kayak, take a bike ride, or trek in epic mountain scenery, while relaxation comes in the form of white sandy beaches, pools and a comprehensive spa. A digital detox is easy to achieve here, so you can look forward to shaking off any Zoom fatigue easily.
Younger guests are also fully catered for, with the new Adventure Club on hand with an array of quests inspired by Greek mythology. There’s a choice of restaurants to suit every guest, from fine dining Mediterranean to family-friendly buffets (including Dine Out), and laid-back bars where you can unwind after a day enjoying the outdoors. There’s plenty to see nearby: from the Dodoni Amphitheatre and ancient site of Nicopolis, to the stalagmites and stalactites Perama Cave, and unique beaches that can only be reached by boat.
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