With a fresh, modern, reimagined look for 2018 thanks to a series of thoughtful improvements, we thought we’d learn a bit more about a new Cretan hotel in our Europe portfolio: The Royal Blue.
Set on the northern coast of the stunning Greek island of Crete, The Royal Blue is located next to the small village of Panormo, built right above the water of the Aegean Sea. Just 55km from the capital Heraklion and 22km from the picture-postcard town of Rethymnon, the hotel is ideally placed for exploring the island. The resort itself is in some 70 acres of indulgent surrounds, boasting its own private beach.
With rooms, suites and villas, there’s a plush surround for your holiday at The Royal Blue whatever your requirements and budget. The hotel offers superior rooms, some of which have a sharing pool, or suites with a Jacuzzi or private pool. The Honeymoon Suites are an elegant backdrop for a post-nuptials minimoon, with beautiful Aegean views, a private pool and your own private terrace to enjoy a candlelit dinner for two, just metres from the sea. Or if you don’t require the extra space, how about the Superior Suites, which still offer those panoramic views from the private balcony, but with your very own Jacuzzi in place of a pool?
A great option for those looking for extra space but with resort facilities at hand are the villas; the pinnacle of which is the vast surrounds of the Royal Villa and the plush Presidential Villa. The villas at Royal Blue occupy two floors, with two private pools, a garden and terrace, spacious living area, and a separate bedroom. There’s also another floor with gym, sauna, indoor pool and fully-equipped kitchen, with a separate entrance for your private chef and housekeeping to enhance privacy. Evenings can be spent enjoying a barbecue on your terrace with a view of the Aegean.
Having previously enjoyed a long history of being an adult-only property, from this year (2018) The Royal Blue will be welcoming small families, with new additions including a special kids’ area with a swimming pool and outdoor games, as well as a family zone in the main restaurant Symposium. However, the adult-only areas have also been developed to ensure couples are still well catered to, with a heated adult-only pool, designated beach area, new gourmet restaurant and adults lounge bar.
Speak to a member of our expert travel team to begin creating your bespoke booking to The Royal Blue in Crete.