Rooms: 69 villas and suites with accommodations options for singles, couples and up to 10 people.
Amenities: A large centerpiece seawater pool, two restaurants, the option to dine at any of the other three Grecotel hotels on the island and at the hotel’s Agreco organic farm, a poolside brasserie, a very chic piano bar and supervised children and teen entertainment options to name a few.
Room to book: One of Caramel’s exquisitely appointed two-bedroom beach villa in split-level layout, which can accommodate 5 people. The beachfront property has incredible views of the Cretan sea from both bedrooms and a grassy backyard which leads directly on to the sea.
Who’ll fit right in: Couples on a honeymoon and families seeking a relaxing yet tasteful sun and sea holiday.
Standout feature: Space and lots of it. Although it is a resort, the hotel’s 69 villas and suites are spread over a significantly large area, giving it a light,airy and exclusive feel. In addition, having opened less than a year ago, the design aesthetic is still very crisp and current.
Prices: From 245€ with breakfast. Rate per night for 2 persons in a Caramel Junior Suite. Rates vary per season.
Getting there: BA flies directly from London Gatwick to Crete 4 times a week. Prices start from £90 each way (based on traveling in October). All bookings can be made at ba.com