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Fodele Hotel: Your Adventure Holiday Citadel

As Fodele Beach & Water Park Resort stands tall on a commanding cliffside close to Heraklion, watching over the Cretan sea, with a chilled-out beach at its feet, three tranquil swimming pools on its back, and a luxurious wellness centre in its warm embrace, you could easily be mistaken into thinking that Fodele just provides you with a holiday of pure relaxation.

Of course, if you want nothing more than to relax, Fodele has you completely covered. But if you also crave an action-packed family holiday, full of adventure, Fodele is your perfect destination this summer.

The Best Hotel Water Park In Crete

Quench your thirst for thrills on the wildest and wettest rides in Crete at Fodele’s pristine water park! Boasting 7 kinds of waterslide and 6 fresh water pools, all exclusively available to you, the guests, it’s no wonder Fodele was named one of the world’s best water park hotels by Trivago.

Have fun with all the family on the colossal body slide and three multi-slides, where parents and children can sit with each other to enjoy the blistering plunge down the rides together. Feel weightless as you drop down the exhilarating compact, free-fall and kamikaze slides. Snake through the trees on a raft in both the pulsating raft slide and the perilous dark tube of the black hole slide – if you dare.

Younger children are also invited! Fodele hosts a delightful children’s area with a shallow pool and sparkling slides designed for those too small to enjoy the more imposing rides. So no-one in the family will miss out on an unforgettable experience at Fodele’s water park.

And don’t worry! The park is supervised by a team of specialist lifeguards who will help you operate the rides correctly, so children will be safe at all times.

A Haven for Sport Lovers

Rather stay dry on your active holiday? Don’t sweat it. The sports facilities at Fodele are truly magnificent, harbouring an impressive range of indoor and outdoor activities.

Get competitive with your whole family in a round of mini golf, on the basketball court, or in a match of doubles tennis on two first-class courts. Take up an exciting new sport on the unique archery court. Or feel the gentle sand on your feet in a casual game of volleyball or beach football on Fodele’s golden slice of the coast.

Stay cool inside with a game of table tennis or with a huge array of arcade games in the enthralling games room. Work out hard at the state-of-the-art gym equipped with brand new cardio and weight machines, where you can also take advantage of personal training, yoga and boxing sessions.

Prefer to revel in watersports at the beach? Race away into the azure expanse on an extreme jet ski! Benefit from some quality family time as you canoe together across the peaceful water. Alternatively, tether yourself to a motorboat and glide gracefully over the glistening waves on water skis, a wakeboard, a flyboard, or (perhaps less gracefully) on a banana boat, bound to have the whole family laughing uncontrollably as you fall off one by one.

Explore Mountain Peaks and Sea Depths

If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, take advantage of the excellent local activity companies, which provide affordable experiences to satisfy your burning need for adventure!

Embark on an accessible guided mountain bike tour with JoyRide-bike to explore Crete’s regal wilderness. Or, rent bikes and take your family on an expedition into the mesmeric mountains through miles of beautiful mountain bike terrain to discover the island’s natural treasures.

But if you’re not a keen cyclist, there are just as many secrets to be found on the Cretan seafloor. Fodele partners with the Stay Wet professional diving center to treat you to diving lessons for the whole family, while meeting the many inhabitants of the Mediterranean, from fish to starfish to octopuses. And, if you’re lucky, you might even encounter seahorses and dolphins too!

Fodele is truly the threshold to exploring every crevice of Crete’s natural wonders. Book now for an action-packed family holiday in Crete!

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About Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort:

Located 25km west of Heraklion International Airport, Crete, Fodele Beach sits on a majestic cliffside, towering over the peaceful Cretan Sea, with a sandy beach right below the complex.

Families will feel at home in the elegant range of guestrooms and bungalows which reflect centuries of Greek culture. Graced with glorious views, fragrant gardens, and memorable dining experiences of international cuisines, you will find a paradise at Fodele.

Whether you want to relax or revel in fun activities, Fodele is dedicated to bringing you the very best family holiday. Reach absolute tranquillity at the wellness centre or unwind with a cocktail by the pool or on the golden beach. And let loose at the thrilling waterpark, perfect for children, or by taking advantage of the numerous sports facilities.

No matter the kind of family holiday you’re after, Fodele Beach is the destination you’ve been looking for.

Say ‘I do’ in Greece’s Most Acclaimed Wedding Venue

Why Grand Resort Lagonissi in the Athenian Riviera is the Ideal Place to Get Married

Celebrating the most important day of your life comes with the highest demands: the most beautiful setting, a stunning venue, impeccable gastronomy, sunny weather, and a fantastic wedding team. Grand Resort Lagonissi offers all the preceding and more.

The waterfront resort is set on a 72-acre private peninsula of the Athenian Riviera and is just a speedy 25 minutes drive from Athens airport

Fairy-tale Backdrops and Award-Winning Venues

The azure of the Aegean Sea, meticulously landscaped greenery and sweeping views of the coastal landscape paint the perfect picture. The multi-awarded wedding venues offer a catering potential for up to 1,200 guests.

Exchange vows at the traditional white Greek chapel or on the beach with the sun rays beaming down on you. Nestled in an isolated and spellbinding location on the south water’s edge of the peninsula, the Veghera Club is a dreamy spot for your wedding party or dinner.

First-class Accommodation & Facilities

The lucky couple can enjoy their lavish honeymoon suite whilst guests can also fall in love with waterfront bungalows, superior sea view suites and private grand villas with pools. Whichever you pick, each of the 279 guestrooms come with premium amenities and boast sparkling views across the Saronic Gulf.

A whole world of dining awaits from traditional Mediterranean delights on a chic deck in view of the lagoon to Polynesian and Sushi served al fresco with sweeping vistas and a slice of romantic ambience.

The five-star property features 16 private bays and coves, a helipad, marina, freshwater pool, open-air cinema, volleyball, basketball and tennis courts, and an amazing spa with a variety of treatments. This makes it the ideal place for guests to combine attending the wedding with their own holidays!

The Dream Team

Grand Resort Lagonissi has a dedicated wedding team, who have delivered countless outstanding weddings, and are there to accommodate your every need.

Create the wedding of your dreams with your personal wedding planner. Liaise with renowned chefs for creative dishes and your wedding cake, be inspired by the designers for decor and flower arrangements and get specialist technical support for state-of-the-art sound and lighting.

There are special bridal treatments and beauty facilities, photography services, special effects options and limousine rental too! Everything you could possibly need to plan the perfect day.

ENDS

For more information about weddings and celebrations at Grand Resort Lagonissi visit: lagonissiresort.gr/athens-wedding-venues

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For PR enquiries, email Ama Grigore ama@prmediaco.com

About Grand Resort Lagonissi

As a proud member of the Leading Hotels of the World, Grand Resort Lagonissi is an exclusive, luxury beach resort nestled on a peninsula paradise along the Athenian Riviera and renowned for its scenic seaside location, impeccable hospitality, exceptional facilities and personalised services.

First Dive Broadcast Aired From Earth’s Least Explored Ecosystem

First underwater live video sent from Alphonse Island in the Seychelles Ocean.


The British-based Nekton Mission research vessel Ocean Zephyr made a broadcasting milestone in the Seychelles ocean of Alphonse Island. Its first live underwater video aired concurrently from two crewed submarines and remotely operated submersibles using innovative optical-transmission technology.

The first multi-camera live signal aired 18–20 March on Sky Atlantic and Sky News in full broadcast quality on SKY News and SKY Atlantic. Through the technology, images were transmitted via the waves using the blue region of the electromagnetic spectrum. The first transmission came from 60 meters (200 feet) below the water’s surface.

Scientists from over 40 organizations are studying this never-before-explored deep sea for seven weeks, mapping the sea floor and dropping sensors to depths reaching up to 2,000 meters in Seychelles’ waters.

The exploration of the Seychelles’ ocean territory will record the effects of global warming and discover the region’s uncharted marine life. The project will train local scientists and provide an educational platform through the live feed classroom.

Seychelles is carrying out groundbreaking environmental work in other areas, championing marine protection in the Commonwealth’s Blue Charter and protecting 30% of its ocean by 2020.

All-inclusive Cretan luxury does exist, and it’s called the Syntopia hotel

The adults-only heaven near Crete opens on 1 May

Get ready for the good life this summer in Crete, Greece.

New, hip and eccentrically charming, the Syntopia by Orion is a dare-to-be-different hotel with a sandy beach at its side. And it’s opening 15th May for its first season ever!

Stay at the Syntopia Hotel

Set minutes east of Rethymnon, the complex of 119 guestrooms welcomes adults only to glamorous island living. Stretch out in a swanky modern space facing the sea, pool or inland.

Free spirits will feel right at home with the refreshing sense of flair. Indoors and out, a fusion of wood, wicker and stone sets the hippie-chic vibe you’ve been waiting for.



Enjoy the Syntopia Experience

Experiences at Syntopia are meant to be as pleasurable as possible. Jump into action-packed events from ethnic music nights to a weekly pool party.

Whether it’s live international music, wine tasting, cheesemaking or cooking lessons, these events can be appreciated alone or in groups.

Take the fun to the beach a short stroll away or drop in for cross training, body pump, team running and other sports. Spa-goers can float their worries away in the hot tub, sauna and zen relaxation zone while yoga, meditation and tai chi offer mellow alternatives.

When you want to chill, make a beeline for the pool sunbeds or catch your fave flick under the stars. Grab a bag of popcorn and a fizzy pop. Then sit back and enjoy the show – the open cinema is part of your all-inclusive entertainment.

Live the Syntopia Life

What’s the best part about the Syntopia? Everything’s included! It’s all you can eat from 07:30–23:00, with alcoholic drinks from 10:30–23:00.

Dine at the main restaurant for a tasty buffet, and if you’re a real foodie, grab a hearty bite from the canteen, a unique project serving street food style chow from around the world. It’s a window into new cultures and cuisines, and all are worth taste.

Fancy a drink? Hurry to the lobby bar for fabulous cocktails. With laid-back moods and plenty of spots to unwind, it’s well worth a visit.

No matter if you’re into style, culture, cuisine or anything in between, you’ll be sure to love the Syntopia life.

Get a glimpse of the new website: www.thesyntopiahotel.gr

For enquiries, email hannah@prmediaco.com.

Step Away from the Screen: Why Seychelles is the Ideal Digital Detox Retreat

If you’re guilty of constantly checking your phone or device, you may be due for a digital detox.

Just imagine: You wake up to the soothing sound of the ocean. The sun is beaming through your blinds. As you open the curtains, you’re greeted with golden sand and palm trees swaying in the breeze. There’s no need to check your feed. Only a sense of calm is present. Is it a dream? Not in Seychelles! With direct flights and affordable accommodation, this could be you.

Stare at heavenly landscapes rather than your screen

Tired of seeing envy-inducing pics on Instagram? Once believed to be the biblical Garden of Eden, Praslin is full of natural beauty to feast your eyes on instead.

Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site Vallée de Mai and see the legendary coco de mer palms found only in Praslin and Curieuse islands. You might spot one of the world’s rarest birds, the Seychelles Black Parrot, along the way.

Of course, a visit to Praslin isn’t complete without spending time in Anse Lazio, a top contender for the world’s most beautiful beach.

Slide into the sea instead of someone’s DMs

When it comes to fishing, sailing or watersports, this part of the Indian Ocean makes even the most obsessed social media users want to log off. That’s because Seychelles enjoys a ‘perpetual summer’ and warm water all year round.

Short sailing distances and safe moorings make it easy to hop around the inner islands. The virgin waters and ancient atolls of the outer islands are home to incredible snorkelling and diving opportunities, while the sea creatures and coral reefs beat anything that can be seen online.

Watch the birds instead of your followers

As the name suggests, Bird Island is best known for its rich birdlife. Watch sooty tern and brown noddy birds nesting and enjoy a pace as slow as the giant tortoises that inhabit the island.

This slice of paradise is privately-owned, has no cars and roads, and both phones and TVs are nowhere to be found in the chalets – just you in a pure, natural and beautiful environment.

To get there, catch a charter flight from Mahé to Bird Island. It operates daily, and you can arrange to get picked up in a helicopter. For details, visit birdislandseychelles.com/flights.

Hop around islands not profiles

Seychelles’ wide variety of islands is what makes it such a special destination – each one is unique in geography, character and history.

With regular air and sea transport out of Mahé, you can explore the different islands hassle-free. Choose from ferry services, domestic flights and even helicopter transfers that are all available daily.

After seeing the main islands, pop over to the peaceful outer islands such as Desroches and Alphonse. Privately owned, they remain part of the few untouched corners of the world. In Descroches, explore the forest, lighthouse, village and other sights on 15 km of bike trails. The raw beauty will make you forget you ever had a Facebook.

Learn more about the islands: seychelles.travel/en/discover/the-islands

Surf the waves instead of the web

Along with warm water and captivating scenery, you can expect uncrowded beaches in Seychelles. The most famous surfing spot is Grand Anse beach in La Digue. Aside from a beautiful shore, you’ll find great beach breaks.

Mahé is another popular choice offering pristine spots for different types of surfing and consistent waves on the east side of the island. Although you can hang ten throughout the year, the best time for surfing in Seychelles is April to September.

Play in an family paradise, not on ‘pads

Powdery sand to play with and crystal waters to paddle in are just the start of entertainment for the whole family. Zip-lining, horse riding, snorkelling, thriving nature reserves and hands-on workshops mean you never have to reach for the iPad games.

And it gets better: Seychelles is the tropics minus the vaccinations and dangerous animals and plants. A variety of family-friendly accommodation, easy travel and a children-loving culture give family holidays a new meaning.

hether you’re a serial Netflix binger, an office 9–5er or a casual computer and smartphone user, we could all do with some time away from the screens. If you’re ready to tune out, you won’t miss the gadgets in Seychelles.

But before you unplug, plan your getaway at seychelles.travel.

Why Everybody Loves Bassa Maina Villas and Suites (And You Will Too)

Greece’s southern Peloponnese is better than ever with BASSA MAINA Villas and Suites – a 4* boutique hotel tucked into the rolling countryside of Mani. From its rugged mountain surrounds to the exceptional services and amenities, here’s why everybody loves it (and you will too).

1.     Peaceful Location

In deep Mani, Bassa Maina rises from the middle of three peninsulas, far from the crowds and tourist traps of the southern Peloponnese. The location provides a great base for exploring the region’s untouched beauty, be it beautiful coves, laid-back villages or jaw-dropping sunsets.

The hotel is 15 minutes by car from Kelefa Castle, built in the 17th century by the Ottomans. Diros Cave – a natural underground cathedral – is 14 km away. Mavrovouni Beach is 23 km away, and Kalamata Airport is a 2-hour drive.

2.    Homey Accommodation

Nine independent, stone-built villas and suites make guests feel at ease. Each one features a unique layout, en-suite bathroom with rainfall shower, and a furnished balcony or patio.

Some villas are bigger than others. All have private entrances, windows all around, fully equipped kitchenettes and large sitting and dining areas. Some villas add a fireplace and almost all feature an outdoor heated Jacuzzi. Others have a hammock for guests to kick back and enjoy the view.

Everything from the linen to the lights is designed to create a warm, relaxed mood. 40-inch TVs with satellite channels provide entertainment, while free WiFi keeps you connected. Other conveniences include orthopaedic king-size beds, Nespresso machines, safes and desks.

3. Refined Wining and Dining

“CROCUS,” the new restaurant at BASSA MAINA Villas & Suites, is where you can dine al fresco and admire stunning views of the sea. Meanwhile, a cosy indoor lounge provides a homey and warm environment, ideal for those cooler days.

The head chef, a promising, intuitive, and creative young cook, has created an innovative dinner menu based on Peloponnesian ingredients and local recipes, using the very best locally sourced products. Every dish offers an unparalleled culinary experience as everything is cooked to perfection and can be paired with the best wine labels from the most renown Greek estates.

Breakfast consists of sweet and savoury dishes, different each day, served with a variety of bread and marmalades, all handmade with the best products from the Peloponnese. Have your eggs cooked to order, choosing from the 7 egg dishes available from the breakfast menu. Alternatively, choose from yogurt, fresh fruit, cereals, milk, coffee and tea also included on the menu. Special vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free meals can be prepared upon request.

4.  Flawless Facilities

All villas and suites pay homage to the local traditional architecture and have been decorated and furnished with hand-picked items, rich fabrics and high-quality materials.

The boutique conference room holds up to 50 people and comes complete with projector, TV, sound system and an adjoining business centre. The restaurant’s outdoor patio is split into three levels and can be used for weddings, celebrations, parties and other memorable events.

Additional facilities and amenities include a home cinema, table tennis, a cosy lounge with reading area and library, a picnic area and a fitness centre with free weights, treadmills and TRX equipment.

5. Outstanding Service

Travellers can take advantage of services such as laundry, ironing, express check-in/check-out, 24h airport transfers (upon request), porter, luggage storage and concierge.

The multilingual staff are happy to accommodate special requests and provide information on the local area, attractions and activities to ensure you have the best stay possible.

The resident certified yoga instructor and masseuse of the hotel has created unique yoga courses and a range of massage sessions, which, in conjunction with the use of your private warm Jacuzzi and the serenity of the landscape, offer you the chance to de-stress and rediscover your inner balance.

Find more reasons to love Bassa Maina: www.bassamaina.com

5 Fresh Reasons to Enjoy Mykonos with Kouros Hotel & Suites

Kouros Hotel & Suites offers a new way to enjoy life, taking you on an exclusive, elegant and relaxing journey with a highly personal approach. The five-star boutique hotel is designed to give you the best seat in Mykonos, ensuring you experience the finest of the island.

  1. Refined Waterfront Living 

Just last year, the complex of 40 stone-built and whitewashed buildings had a makeover by renowned designer Fabienne Spahn. Its traditional Mykonian architecture connects with the rocky landscape while chic furniture and artistic detailing, as well as unobstructed views of the Aegean Sea, ensure guests are consistently awed. Each room features large living areas, sleek bathrooms and modern amenities to meet all your needs. A unique luxury comfort, such as private balconies with outdoor hot tubs or pools, can be found in each suite.

  1. Swim, Sun, Spa 

Dip into your personal oasis, the large and inviting hotel pool. Relax by its side and soak up the Greek sun. Work up an appetite in the fitness and wellness centre. Choose from various training, sports, yoga and even dance courses. And then relax. Zoe Spa offers a holistic approach to wellness with organic brand Kos-Paris. Unwind and detox in the spa’s complete hydrotherapy area including a Jacuzzi, steam room and comfortable hammam.

  1. The VIP Treatment

 VIP treatment of all hotel guests is at the heart of Kouros. Staff are there to help 24/7, and every guest is treated to celebrity-style services. Like the sound of an in-room champagne breakfast? Check. Maybe you are celebrating a special occasion and want to travel by limousine, yacht or helicopter. Kouros will gladly arrange it all, promising an amazing stay.

  1. Dreamy Dining in a Superb Location

 Kouros presents a menu of traditional Greek tastes with a modern twist. Fine ingredients are handpicked from local markets. To complement the refined menu, Chef Dimitris Aidinis treats each plate like a work of art. A Cyclades sunset view over Mykonos town and the marina makes the poolside bar ultra-ambient.

  1. It’s Mykonos! (and you’re in a prime spot)

Not only is Kouros on the cosmopolitan island, but it’s also located on a cliff on Mykonos town’s doorstep with scenic views throughout the property. This means that you get the best of both worlds—a quiet location close to all the attractions. The boutique hotel is right in front of the new marina and only 500 m from the beach. The island’s hottest restaurants, bars, clubs and shops are a stone’s throw away. Mykonos Airport is just 7 km away, and the port is 1 km away.

Find out more at kouroshotelmykonos.gr.

A Match Made in Mexico: 10 Romantic Experiences in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit

Spend the perfect Valentine’s Day on Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Full of intimate strolls, cinematic backdrops and atmospheric dining, Puerto Vallarta, in the state of Jalisco, and Riviera Nayarit, in the state of Nayarit, are two destinations couples don’t want to miss! With a high of 27°C throughout February, the resort cities are perfect for exploring the warmth of Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Whether you’re on a first date or have been loved up for years, you can’t go wrong with these romantic ideas.

1.    Find undiscovered beauty on the Banderas Bay

Feel like you have the whole place to yourselves in Yelapa and watch the sunrise on the beautifully bareboned beach. Then venture up and cool off in the waterfall. Visit intimate and cosy Colomitos Beach, which is ideal for swimming, kayaking, snorkelling and diving. Take a hike through the tropical jungle to get there and meet some animals along the way! Another off the beaten path beach is Quimixto Beach. Take a romantic horse rise to the beautiful waterfalls from there. The best hotels for couples in the area include Casitas Maraika and Hotelito Mio in Playa Caballo and Xinalani in Quimixto.

2.    Wine, dine and play in Zona Romántica

Playa Los Muertos is the most popular and most visited beach in Puerto Vallarta. It’s known for its assortment of bars and restaurants, where you can enjoy dinner for two along with a view of Los Muertos Pier. The shoreline offers ample opportunities to jetski, parasail and windsurf, as well as land sports such as volleyball. You can get there from many parts of Puerto Vallarta by buses and taxis or catch a ride directly from the airport. Just don’t forget your camera!

3.    Picnic at Las Amapas

This small beach is located a little south of Puerto Vallarta’s Romantic Zone, away from the crowds of the Old Town. There are no services at Las Amapas, so it’s an all-time favourite beach for couples seeking peace and privacy. Visit the original seahorse statue at Las Pilitas; then continue up past El Púlpito and have a picnic on the “hidden beach” of Las Amapas. Here, the waves are soft, gentle, and the sand a pale yellow. The beach itself is well-kept, and there are several palm trees offering shade to cuddle under.

4.    Take a romantic seaside stroll along El Malecón

El Malecón is a mile-long boardwalk and the heart and soul of Puerto Vallarta. Walk along the waterfront promenade hand in hand and see the impressive statues, street artists and vendors. Go for a sunset stroll or get your party on when the promenade turns into a buzzing hotspot for nightlife. Pop into one of the lovely cafes, bars and restaurants along the way, serving everything from homestyle cooking to gourmet cuisine.

5.     Experience heart-pumping adventures

Enjoy both the famous Banderas Bay pink and gold sunset and deep blue Pacific ocean on a three-hour Private Sunset Sailing excursion. The French-made, luxury sailing yacht features plump deck cushions, a-list service, plenty of premium refreshments and hoers de oeuvres. Share the sight of the Sierra Madre jungle (and an adrenaline rush) from above. Catch an aerial view of Los Arcos Natural Preserve. Fly at high speeds on Mexico’s longest and fastest “Superman” zip line. You can book the Extreme Zip Line Canopy Tour with Vallarta Adventures or in Riviera Nayarit’s communities such as Punta de Mita, Sayulita and Lo de Marcos. Or explore jungles, beaches and towns on horseback or quadbike with Rancho Mi Chaparrita in Sayulita or San Pancho!

6.    Indulge in spa heaven

Spa experiences are all the rage in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, and there are many for couples to choose from. Enjoy the lavish wellness retreats alongside premier facilities, yoga, meditation workshops and nature. To enjoy a combination of the latest hydrotherapy technologies and traditional indigenous treatments head to Secrets Spa by Pevonia in central Puerto Vallarta. For eco-friendly treatments in Riviera Nayarit, the Four Seasons Apuane Spa incorporates nutrient-rich plants and healing mineral waters.

7.    Admire the art of Bucerías

Love is an emotion that goes hand in hand with art, and in Riviera Nayarit’s Bucerías is the place to find it. While you’re there, you’ll inevitably fall for its cobblestone streets, brightly coloured homes and tranquil beaches. For a special evening, check out the Art Walk Plaza along Lazaro Cardenas Avenue between 7 pm and 9 pm on Thursdays. The galleries open their doors each week, and some artists produce their work live.

8.    Spend the day on white sand beaches and turquoise waters

Explore one of Riviera Nayarit’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve islands, Las Islas Marietas by catamaran, snorkelling and swimming. From December to March, humpback whales come to Banderas Bay to mate and birth their young, while dolphin encounters are possible all year round. Many day trips depart from different locations in Banderas Bay, or you can take a shorter trip from Punta de Mita onboard a luxury yacht. Don’t miss “Lovers Beach”, a natural wonder hidden below the island’s surface.

For more information and to book, visit Punta Mita Expeditions.

9.    Soak up romantic vibes in Riviera Nayarit´s boho-chic towns

Many people visit to soak up the hippie vibes of love, peace and nature of Sayulita, but you’ll also find a cosmopolitan scene luring surfers from across the globe. Surfing is one of the main attractions of this traditional fishing village. After a couple’s surfing class you can go shopping for Valentines Days gifts followed by a romantic meal in Don Pedros. For an equally romantic experience, visit San Francisco, “cultural capital” of Riviera Nayarit. Bistro Organico of Cielo Rojo hotel and the Polo Brunch are the best for couple’s dining. Sayulita and San Francisco both have a wealth of villas, hotels, resorts and campsites to stay in.

10.   Explore Riviera Nayarit’s rich ecosystem

Cuddle up in a boat as you admire the beauty of Riviera Nayarit’s rivers, lagoons and marshes. You can book many different tours to learn all about the region’s diverse ecosystem. To discover it alongside rural towns and historic ruins, visit La Tovara River. Or take a trip to El Quelele Lagoon, a nature reserve where you can see crocodiles in their natural habitat and participate in turtle release programs.

Book a direct flight to Puerto Vallarta Airport here.

Available via TUI from London Gatwick and Manchester.

Alternatively, AeroMexico offers flights to Mexico City from London Heathrow.

 

Say ‘I do’ at Kensho Psarou, the most beloved hotel in Mykonos

Host unforgettable weddings and events on the famous Psarou beach.

Your big day should be as special as you imagine it to be. So make it one to remember at Kenshō Psarou. Amidst the brilliant blue of the Aegean Sea, Psarou is the most beloved hotel for weddings and events. The only thing you have to do is pick a date and leave every last detail to the hotel’s dedicated team.

A fairytale setting

Say ‘I do’ in a beautiful waterfront location. Kenshō Psarou is perched above the most coveted beach in Mykonos, Greece. The fairytale scenery of the Cyclades is marked by spectacular sunsets, whitewashed houses and rocky cliffs rising from cobalt waters – a fabulous backdrop for an intimate wedding.

The boutique hotel has a private chapel nearby, but you can be wed on the beach or a romantic roof terrace overlooking the sea. Whether you want a small reception or an exquisite ceremony surrounded by family and friends, your wedding in Mykonos will be treasured forever.

Service you’ve always dreamed of

Outstanding services take you and your guests from ordinary to extraordinary – guest transfers to and from the hotel, DJ, fireworks, lighting, photography, videography, floral and decoration set-up. From marriage licenses, music and food, reception to the ceremony and even honeymoon, the staff will make sure that everything runs without a hitch.

Dining to delight your senses

Combine the five-star service with dishes and desserts that tantalise your taste buds. Psarou’s head chef will create a menu to fulfil your deepest desires. The in-house pastry chef will help you design the wedding cake of your dreams, and you can sample an assortment of cigars, champagnes and wine labels from all over the world.

Luxury beyond your expectations

29 rooms and suites are the honeymoon hideaways for the newlyweds, and they each flaunt private terraces with plunge pools or a hot tub. Their tasteful blend of local stone, aged wood and glam design provide unmatched comfort and luxury. But it gets even better beyond the hotel. Spend the day aboard a luxury yacht or tour Mykonos Town from a helicopter. Either way, it’s nothing but bliss from here.

VIP treatment you deserve

The ethereal spa awaits to pamper you with sublime rituals, the loveliest way to start your new life together. Feel the healing properties of sand with the Psammo Concept. Float away in the Spa Water Pod. The couple’s treatment room with Spa Verandah is a relaxing treat for two.

Besides weddings, you can count on Kenshō Psarou for all your events. Celebrate private dinners, parties and get-togethers with excellent service, food and entertainment near the water’s edge. Whatever the occasion, you’re in for an awakening experience.

Kenshō Psarou opens 18 April.

BOOK IT: kenshomykonos.com/kensho-psarou

‘Hottest Hotel in Mykonos’ opens its doors this summer

Kenshō Psarou opens 18 April.

Proclaimed ‘the hottest hotel in Mykonos’, Kenshō Psarou opens 18 April. And it’s the first full season ever!

Set along Psarou Beach, where the rich and famous come to dock their yachts, this posh hotel draws on the best Mykonos Island has to offer.

Enter a world of stylish design, where 29 rooms and suites boast private terraces with plunge pools or a hot tub. Every room is characterised by an elegant touch, fitted with local stone, aged wood and bamboo accents. Just ask Paris Hilton, who stayed in her own villa last summer and loved it.

Enjoy the modern comforts

At Kenshō Psarou, posh interiors and glam beach atmosphere come together for an unforgettable stay. Rest easy in beautiful guestrooms sporting plush beds, minibars, espresso machines and luxurious bathrooms with waterfall showers. As an extra touch, a loaner iPad comes loaded with music playlists and handy apps. If you really want to splurge, the Panoramic Sea View Suite adds a private rooftop and outdoor hot tub overlooking the beach.

Taste the unexpected

Wake up to an à la carte breakfast fit for royalty every morning. Or head to the Psarou Lounge in the afternoon and evening for a feast of seafood, Mediterranean flavours and dashes of Peruvian and Japanese cuisines.  Just make sure to save room for an irresistible dessert, courtesy of the in-house pastry chef.

After your meal, stake your claim on a fluffy beach bed and watch the sun go down. Psarou is the coolest spot in town when the stars come out. The poolside bar serves signature cocktails, wine labels and spirits from all over the world while live events keep the party buzzing throughout the summer.

Host your dream wedding or event

When it comes to private events, it doesn’t get any better than this gorgeous waterfront location. Kenshō Psarou is a sure bet to host memorable weddings, parties, dinners and special occasions.

Be wed on a romantic rooftop setting above a golden stretch of Psarou beach. Say “I do” with the dazzling sea in full view. A helipad is steps away from the property, and the marina has yacht access for those who like to travel in style.

Get the celebrity treatment

If you can tear yourself away from the beach, pop into the spa and indulge in ultra-luxurious treatments like the Quartz Sand Spa Bed Experience or the Spa Verandah Water Pod Experience.

Want to take a piece of Mykonos wherever you go? The in-house boutique offers clothing, shoes and swimwear by the top Greek designers, and you can shop all kinds of jewellery, accessories, branded perfumes and candles.

Of course, a day trip to Mykonos Town brings even more high-end boutiques and stores. Aside from fashion, popular draws such as the windmills and Little Venice are less than four kilometres from Kenshō Psarou. Mykonos Airport is three kilometres away so you’re never far from where you need to go.

BOOK NOW at the Kenshō Psarou Mykonos official website.

www.kenshomykonos.com/kensho-psarou

 

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