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Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete

Elounda, Crete, Greece

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Apr £983 per person May £983 per person Jun £1,244 per person Jul £1,519 per person Aug £1,544 per person Sep £1,244 per person Oct £983 per person

Stay 7 nights from £983 per person In a Superior Bungalow Sea View . Price includes transfers.
Flights available at an additional cost..

Luxury Holidays At Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete

A fusion of Greek, Arabic, Turkish and Venetian heritage, Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa nevertheless remains quintessential Crete − terracotta-coloured stone walls, mature palms and olive trees, and endless blues mirroring the waters of the Cretan Pelagos. Overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean and the small fishing village of Plaka, the spacious and secluded bungalows, suites and ultra-luxurious private villas blend seamlessly into the sun-drenched hillside. Only a few hundred metres away is the UNESCO-listed island of Spinalonga – a national monument. All accommodation has balconies or terraces and many boast their own infinity pool, merging effortlessly with Mirabello Bay below. The resort offers an authentic luxury beach experience, boasting a pebble beach set with wooden decks.

  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: The ideal resort for families, couples and spa-lovers
  • Feature: Home to excellent leisure facilities
  • Rooms: 247 rooms & suites and 4 private villas
  • Location: Elounda, Crete, Greece
  • Nearest airport: Heraklion Airport
Location and transfer

1 hour from Heraklion Airport by private car transfer.


Luxurious, stylish and generously proportioned, the rooms, suites and villas flaunt earthy colour palettes, natural materials, unique artwork, large windows and plush furnishings with non-allergenic mattresses and pillow menus. Marble bathrooms feature bathtubs, separate showers and premium toiletries. All accommodation choices also feature a premium-stocked mini-bar, flat-screen LCD television, telephone, safe, hairdryer, slippers, bathrobes, tea and coffee making facilities and twice daily maid service. Standard Wi-Fi is complimentary throughout the hotel, rooms and suites, while premium Wi-Fi is complimentary for all guests in Island Suites and private villas.

   Superior Bungalow Sea View:expand_more
  • Rooms: 95
  • Size: 40m²
  • Room View: Sea views
  • Facilities: Spacious and summery, this bungalow is available with either twin beds or a king bed and offers sea views from a private furnished balcony. The marble bathroom flaunts premium amenities.
   Superior Bungalow Private Pool :expand_more
  • Rooms: 89
  • Size: 40m²
  • Room View: Sea and Spinalonga island views
  • Facilities: Spread throughout the resort, these rooms feature a king-size bed or twin beds, a sitting area and a marble-lined bathroom with bath tub. A beautiful veranda leads to a pool, with selected bungalows featuring an infinity pool.
   Superior Bungalow Sea View Private Heated Pool:expand_more
  • Size: 40m²
  • Room View: Sea views
  • Facilities:

    Spread throughout the resort, these rooms feature a king-size bed or twin beds, a sitting area and a marble-lined bathroom with bath tub. A beautiful veranda leads to a heated pool, with selected bungalows featuring an infinity pool.

   Superior Family Room Sea View:expand_more
  • Size: 80m²
  • Room View: Sea views
  • Facilities: The sleek Superior Family Room Sea View, features two separate airy bedrooms with plush bedding and an integrated sitting area, both expanding to sun-soaked furnished balconies, offering breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea and island of Spinalonga. Each bedroom features its own marble lined bathroom.
   Two Bedroom Villa Sea View with Private Pool:expand_more
  • Rooms: 2
  • Size: 110m²
  • Room View: Sea views
  • Facilities: These private two-bedroom residences include details such as luxury bathroom amenities and a daily newspaper. In addition, guests enjoy complimentary wi-fi access, a Nespresso coffee machine, PlayStation and an iPod docking station. Each of the bedrooms has an en suite bathroom, while the living room opens out onto the terrace which has a dining area. A butler service is available on request and in-room dining can be ordered from any of the restaurants.
   Two-Bedroom Deluxe with Private Heated Pool:expand_more
  • Rooms: 4
  • Size: 79m²
  • Room View: Landscaped garden views
  • Facilities: These deluxe rooms, spread over two levels, are ideal for families; there are two spacious bedrooms and a childproof staircase with safety gate. The private heated pool can be accessed directly from the large veranda.
   Junior Suite Sea View:expand_more
  • Rooms: 8
  • Size: 58m²
  • Room View: Panoramic sea views
  • Facilities: Junior Suites come with spacious interiors (some are open-plan, spread over two levels or one-bedroom) and can connect to one another. A private balcony offers panoramic sea views.
   Junior Suite with Private Heated Pool :expand_more
  • Rooms: 5
  • Size: 54m²
  • Room View: Garden Views
  • Facilities: These spacious suites can either feature a one-bedroom or an open-plan layout. A private heated pool is situated on the veranda which is furnished with loungers and table.
   Mediterranean Maisonette Suite Sea View Private Pool :expand_more
  • Rooms: 14
  • Size: 70m²
  • Room View: Sea views
  • Facilities: These two-storey suites feature a bedroom with dressing area and en suite bathroom. Downstairs, there is a smaller bathroom with shower, a spacious living room with a home cinema and CD and DVD player, and from the lounge guests can step out onto the veranda which is furnished with day beds and leads to the infinity-edge swimming pool.
   Deluxe Suites Sea View with Private Pool:expand_more
  • Rooms: 8
  • Size: 68m²
  • Room View: Sea
  • Facilities: These luxurious rooms, with their elegant and spacious interiors, feature a separate living room that opens out onto a large veranda, with its delightful corner infinity pool and sea views.
   Island Luxury Suite Sea View with Private Heated Pool:expand_more
  • Rooms: 17
  • Size: 72m²
  • Room View: Sea views
  • Facilities: These elegant suites feature four-poster beds, a separate living area, a marble bathrooms with egg-shaped bath and/or a Jacuzzi and a furnished patio with an private heated infinity-edge pool.
   The Grand Villa:expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 220m²
  • Room View: Sea views
  • Facilities: This is Aegean style living at its best, with two en suite bedrooms, a spacious living area, an indoor sauna, hydro jet pool, massage area and gym equipment. Outside, the magnificent terrace has an elegant seating area, dining area and heated pool. Amenities include complimentary internet access, Nespresso coffee machine, a PlayStation and an iPod docking station. In addition guests can order meals from the menus of the resort's restaurants.
   The Royal Blue Villa :expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 290m²
  • Room View: Sea views
  • Facilities: Situated on the edge of the resort and offering outstanding views, The Royal Blue Villa is very private and features three bedrooms - all with an en suite marble bathroom and some with a private verandas - a spacious living area and a pool area. Villas feature a fully-equipped kitchen and guests can also request the services of a private Chef to cook lunch or dinner for them on the wood burning oven or barbecue. A dedicated butler service is available on request.

Along with a vibrant array of dining options, there is a fabulous selection of bars to allow guests to relax and savour the beauty of their surroundings. Unwind with a cocktail at the Moroccan inspired Arsenali Lounge Bar, take it easy by the swimming pool at Votsalo Bar, or feel the ambience at Isola Beach Club, where atmospheric music accompanies the enticing array of snacks and drinks.

  • Cuisine: Various
  • Setting: Named for the olive trees in the enormous Cretan pots, adorning the impressive veranda.
  • Dress Code: Smart casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: No
Anthòs :expand_more
  • Cuisine: Greek cuisine with a modern twist, using sustainable ingredients from the resort's own organic kitchen garden and regional farms.
  • Setting: An outdoor setting beside the fragrant organic herb garden with views over Spinalonga Island.
  • Dress Code: Smart casual. Long trousers are required by gentlemen for dinner.
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: No
Isola Beach Bar:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Italian cuisine
  • Setting: Set by the sea and overlooking the main pool.
  • Dress Code: Smart casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: No
Asia Deep Blue:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Asian cuisine
  • Setting: A relaxed lounge setting.
  • Dress Code: Smart casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: No
Blue Door:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Greek Taverna
  • Setting: A relaxed and comfortable water front setting.
  • Dress Code: Smart casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: No
A 'Havenly' Breakfast:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Artisanal delights and breakfast favourites that embrace the regional produce - including Cretan mountain honey, regional cold cuts, local grapes and figs.
  • Setting: An alfresco pebble-mosaic courtyard shaded by jasmine, reminiscent of a local home.
  • Dress Code: Casual. Please note that this experience is aviailavle only for guests of the Island Luxury Suites, Private Villas and Marriot Bonvoy Platinum Elite, Titanium Elite and Ambassador Elite members.
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: No
Property Highlights:expand_more
Hotel Experiences

Celebrating the island of Crete and offering an authentic Greek experience, the property has recently unveiled a ‘Therino’ open-air cinema, an old-time Greek tradition. Kick back on a lounger beneath the stars and watch a classic movie, enjoying the stunning backdrop. Each week in the Arsenali Lounge Bar, you can join Greek artists for drinks, while admiring and learning more about their masterpieces. Arsenali also hosts sushi evenings on select dates, at which you can sample the freshest sashimi and stylish cocktails, backed by the music of a DJ and views of Spinalonga.


Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa has a dedicated Romance Department to arrange an assortment of experiences. Guests can enjoy in-room candlelit dining for two or opt for a private gourmet dinner under twinkling stars on the beach. Evening sailing excursions by traditional caique include chilled Champagne and canapés, while other romantic interludes include the Couple's Spa Pampering package at Elounda Spa & Thalassotherapy. The Signature ritual starts with a full-body exfoliation, followed by an Oriental massage and a facial scented with rose and lavender.

The Beach

Beach time is taken seriously at the resort, with several options for sun-soaking. The olive tree-lined Isola Beach Club is a spiral stone building with a resident DJ, comfy daybeds, serving cool cocktails and delicious food. The Haven is reserved for guests staying in Island Luxury Suites and Private Villas, who are gifted with baskets of complimentary fresh towels, magazines and aromatherapy spritzes, delivered straight to their loungers. The main beach is pebbly and furnished with private decks, fully equipped with loungers, parasols and refreshments.


Fun and adventure is on the agenda for families at Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Spa. Children from 3 to 12 years can enjoy theatrical play, Greek dancing and mythology in the supervised Kids' Club. Teens can explore the water, from swimming lessons in the pool, to kayaking, canoeing, water-skiing, windsurfing and diving. The spa offers a menu for younger guests, with parent and child treatments available, while for the whole family, boat and cultural tours can be arranged, along with visits to the nearby Cretaquarium, one of Europe's largest and most modern aquariums.

Scuba Diving

The comprehensive Diving and Water Sports Centre on the beach offers aqua enthusiasts a choice of scuba lessons, night diving, boat diving, snorkelling, deep-water diving and underwater photography. Guided by PADI dive masters, the crystal-clear waters reveal a plethora of colourful marine life, including octopus, Scorpion Fish, groupers, Sting Rays and Moray Eels, with dolphins, also occasionally seen from the dive boats. Varied dive sites, from shallow bays to steep walls and canyons, mean there is something for all levels of ability, from beginner to expert.

Spa & Wellness

The Elounda Spa has stunning views towards the neighbouring island of Spinalonga and offers a range of treatments including massages, facials and salon services. The spa uses the Swiss skincare brand, Valmond, and the French spa brand, Cinque Monde. In addition, there is a relaxation pool, three thalasso pools, two traditional marble Turkish Hammams, saunas, indoor Jacuzzis and a couple's suite, as well as fitness facilities and a spa boutique.


Celebrate your wedding or renewal of vows in the romantic setting of Blue Palace Resort & Spa. The dedicated 'Romance Department' has extensive experience in helping to organise the ceremony, reception and all the special details. It is also the ideal destination for a dreamy honeymoon in captivating Crete.

In Addition

Take a trip on the resort's traditional Caique fishing boat and enjoy the fabulous sunset as you sip a glass of Champagne.

Disabled Services:expand_more

Blue Palace features specially and fully adapted rooms in the Superior Bungalow Sea View room category, located close to the reception and main restaurant. All public facilities are either accessible by ramp or by lifts. There are also club cars that are another option for means of transportation around the resort premises.

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