The island of Crete is not easily forgotten by any of those who have experienced its relaxed charms and stunning vistas. And there, on the island’s northern coast, you will find a small and sheltered fishing village overlooking the beach and bay of Monoaftis.
The quaintly-named Agia Pelagia nestles between the azure waters of the Mediterranean and Crete’s dramatic hillsides and the Blue Bay Resort is found in a unique location just a short walk from the nearest beach. A quiet resort, it is popular with families, and close to the sandy-pebble beaches of Monoaftis and Ligaria.
All-inclusive means staying relaxed
The all-inclusive resort offers the ultimate in accommodation, food, and relaxation. With a buffet and à la carte restaurants to choose from, your options are further increased by the two poolside snack bars and three bars. Dress up, and dine in the restaurant to a backdrop of panoramic ocean views or relax next to a pool with a quiet drink and a book.
For guests who crave indulgence and escape, the hotel has its own 4 Season Spa and whether it’s blissful wind down, or rejuvenation you desire, there will be a treatment to suit. There is also a sauna and hammam to take advantage of, for a head-to-toe, mind-and-body cleansing.
Plenty of Activities
If you can pull yourself away from the spa, there are activities galore either onsite or nearby to keep couples, singles and families entertained throughout the holiday. From tennis to volleyball, mini-golf to darts, anyone can take part, whether novice or expert. Not leaving out the children, there is a popular children’s playground, kids’ club, and cinema nights. For not-so-dry entertainment, the Blue Bay Resort and Spa boasts four swimming pools plus two children’s pools to alternate between.
All the resort’s accommodation has either balcony or terrace and many have sea views. For those wanting more space why not book one of the bungalows with sea views which sleep up to four people.
For visitors who want a little adrenaline on holiday, the local area is able to offer sea sports experiences such as waterskiing, windsurfing and canoeing. There is a coastal walk where your eyes never leave the sea except to take a well-deserved break in one of the sea-side cafes, bars and taverns which you will stumble upon along the way.
In addition, the attractions of nearby Heraklion (23km), can offer a cultural day out, with a stroll around the town’s archaeological museum and its impressive, grand buildings.
The Blue Bay Resort and Spa is just 22 kilometres from the island’s airport, so rest and relaxation can begin in earnest just a short while after your plane lands! With regular flights, Jet2holidays could be just the answer to your next holiday in Crete.
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