Caramel Grecotel Boutique Resort
What it is
A glitzy seafront resort where butler service and private cabanas are the new normal.
What it isn't
Traditional. Yeah, the rooms are blue and white, but they’re tricked out, with soundproof windows, handmade tile floors and Havaiana flip flops for strolling the property.
What we think
Greece seems to be the place Instagram influencers go to make other influencers jealous. Maybe it’s the poetic light. Or the fresh-caught food. And/or resorts like this one, which are so pristine and perfect they look like something from a movie. A luxury sequel to Mamma Mia, perhaps? Caramel Grecotel is stocked with every accoutrement one could want from a resort (a kids club; bottomless activities) and even some that dreams are made of, such as a seawater pool lined with sun loungers in the shape of lily pads and
You're here because
In a country where customer service can be a foreign word, Caramel gets it perfectly, with 24-hour room service and reception, a doctor always on call, and private butlers (and private bath butlers!). They’ll even sign NDA’s upon request.
You seem to remember something from that Greek Mythology 101 class you took about Aphrodite arising from the foamy sea. So when you begin the Elixir Marine Ritual in the on-site spa—with its salt exfoliation, seaweed wrap and beeswax massage—you start to feel like the goddess of love, beauty and pleasure yourself.
Restaurants & Bars
- Caramel - Enjoy Mediterranean, vegetarian and international dishes
- Gourmet a-la Restaurant - Al fresco dining by the pool
- Agreco Farm - Cretan organic dining
- Panther Piano Bar - Aristocratic and chic
- Confetti Pool Lounges - All day lounging by the pool
An untrammeled beach on Crete that’s renowned for having the best sunsets on the island. Ask for a freshly whirred cocktail to be served in a pineapple to you in your private gazebo on the sand, and you won’t be rebuffed.