The Future of Family Holidays - Disconnect and Reconnect
Discovering a destination that is sure to delight all members of the family, factoring in a wide range of ages and interests is never an easy challenge for those tasked with holiday planning. This year, winner of the ‘Best Overseas Accommodation for Families’ award at the Family Traveller Awards 2016, Domes of Elounda’s Autograph Collection resort does the work for you – ensuring that each and every one of its guests will find exactly what they were looking for on their dream vacation.
With the launch of their new range of authentic experience packages designed to thrill guests of all ages, Domes of Elounda goes beyond their exceptional service, stunning architecture and enchanting setting and to expand cultural horizons and create memories in new and exciting ways. From a day spent learning Cretan cooking together in a nearby local village, encouraging an intrepid young explorer with a pirate treasure hunt on the stunning local island of Kolokytha, a boat trip and afternoon picnic on nearby Spinalonga or a family visit to the ancient ruins of Knossos, Domes of Elounda has cultivated family experiences that are sure to become treasured memories.
There are thoughtful touches for children and families throughout. This remarkable hotel, comprising a collection of individually designed luxury suites and villas, offers quiet for mom and dad and limitless splashing for children in their spacious, private pools. There is a daily ice cream happy hour at the Kids’ Club as well as a Kids Surprise Box in the mini bar, children’s beds can be decorated with cartoon superheroes, and colouring books, travel cards and info for kids’ activities is always on hand. There are ‘no tear’ bath amenities for little ones, a fresh baby food station in the restaurant and baby bottles and warmers along with mini bathrobes and slippers for smaller guests who appreciate the finer things.
For older children who may have homework, there are also workstations near to the pool and a laptop and ipads on demand for the teen who might have left theirs at home. And service in each property goes above and beyond, with the hotel even offering supermarket deliveries on top of their own exceptional catering to ensure little ones have exactly what they want, when they want it.
Domes of Elounda places extraordinary value on the experience of all its guests, especially their littlest ones. The Kids Club, also known as ‘Domesland’ provides a delightful entertainment space and extensive entertainment programme for children and teens which includes to watersports (including tubing, water skiing and beginner’s scuba instruction), advanced sandcastle building, pool races, arts and crafts, mini bikes and cars, puppet shows, paddleboarding, bowling, biking, drawing lessons, tennis, pedalos and kneeboards.
Domes Crèche and Domes Kids Club are both managed by qualified staff, all professionally trained to offer their services at the resort. Domes works closely with UK childcare specialists trained at the Worldwide Kids Company and offers an entertainment space which was custom designed spaces which exceed UK Ofsted childcare standards.
These experiences are available for all guests at Domes of Elounda, which is located in one of the loveliest parts of Greece, the cosmopolitan Elounda; a long-time A-list secret location, favoured by a host of famous faces such as Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt and Rhianna. Boasting a collection of distinctively designed suites and villas, Domes of Elounda is a delightful retreat with breath-taking, 360 degree views of cerulean blue. Only 3 hours and 55 minutes out of Gatwick airport, nearby Heraklion airport makes this destination the perfect FAMILY escape – Opens 31st March 2017 with rates starting from €194 (£169) per night for a premium suite in a bed and breakfast basis.
A week-long trip to Domes of Elounda costs from £3,593 per family for a trip during the Easter holiday. This is based on two adults and two children sharing a Family suite with Sea View with Outdoor Jacuzzi for seven nights on a bed and breakfast basis, including flights with Easyet from London Gatwick and private transfers. This price is based on a departure date of 15th April 2017. Book with Western & Oriental (020 3588 6130, www.westernoriental.com)
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