When you think of luxury, what comes to mind? Is it exquisite Michelin Star dining in a low-lit, atmospheric restaurant? How about peace and quiet with your significant other as you soak up the sun by the infinity pool? Whatever your idea of luxury, you’re positive to find it in Corfu. Corfu is a Grecian gem studded with whitewashed houses, where lush green mountains fringe wide expanses of golden beaches and the sparkling Ionian Sea shines like the crown jewels. The region is utterly exquisite, so it goes without saying that there are incredible hotels and resorts to match. From five-star all-inclusive properties to amazing adults-only getaways, all you have to do is keep on reading to uncover the true luxury of Corfu…
Best For: All-inclusive Elegance
You’d be hard-pressed to discover certain locations in Greece without coming across the Ikos brand. Moving up in the ranks of luxury hotels to sit beside superstars like Shangri-La and the Four Seasons, Ikos isn’t just a hotel – it’s an experience and Ikos Dassia is no exception. Named as the number one all-inclusive resort in the world by TripAdvisor, the hotel’s ‘Infinite Lifestyle’ concept is so much more than the standard buffets and beer. Think multiple on-site restaurants with á la carte menus curated by Michelin-starred chefs, a 600 metre stretch of private sandy beach lined with sun loungers, five large swimming pools with two reserved for adults, exceptional accommodation options contemporarily decorated in muted tones and so much more. Thanks to the brilliantly attentive staff who ensure your Corfu all-inclusive experience is top-notch, you’ll never have to lift a finger while surrounded by pure paradise.
Best For: Family Luxury
Sometimes kids need a touch of elegance too! Marbella Corfu is the ideal hotel for families seeking a hint of luxury on holiday, boasting an enviable location directly on the beachfront. The property is nothing short of a haven of both fun and relaxation, with a collection of accommodation options that are fully equipped with all the necessary holiday amenities. Children will love exploring the shallow shores of the Agios Ioannis Peristeron beach, attending the kids’ club, enjoying the various daytime activities put on by the animation team and so much more. There are even designated children’s menus at the restaurants. But never fear – Marbella Corfu caters just as well for the adults. The spa centre offers an extensive range of treatments while there are several on-site bars serving cocktails and your favourite tipples.
Best For: Fine Dining
What’s a holiday without some fancy food, right? We’re strong believers that calories don’t count as soon as you arrive at the airport (it’s the best way to justify a champagne breakfast at 5am after all), and there’s nothing like a getaway to embrace your inner foodie. Domes Miramare has a stellar collection of restaurants and bars that take you on a journey of the senses, and that’s majorly down to Corfu’s most influential chef, Petros Dimas. Dimas, a Michelin-starred chef, runs the kitchen at Domes Miramare’s Makris Restaurant, an eatery that showcases Greek creative cuisine across breakfast, lunch and dinner. Only the island’s finest produce is used to create the dishes, and reservations here are a must to avoid disappointment. The other standout location is the Raw Bar, a stylish venue serving cocktails and Asian fusion delights that certainly shouldn’t be missed out on.
Domes of Corfu
Best For: Beachfront Bliss
When you say the phrase “Corfu holiday”, “beach” is either at the beginning, middle or end of it. The entire island boasts a multitude of golden stretches of sands framed by the sparkling Ionian Sea and flanked by amazing resorts – with the brand-new Domes of Corfu being the best of the best. This hotel is scheduled to open in early 2021, and is located directly on the sands of Glyfada beach, one of the most popular in Corfu, which is roughly 15 kilometres away from the centre of town. It has been awarded a Blue Flag for it’s safe and crystal-clear waters and is surrounded by majestic tree-covered cliffs and mesmerising rock formations. Guests of Domes of Corfu can expect sunbeds and umbrellas, shops and taverns to line the beach, not to mention plenty of watersports opportunities directly at your fingertips. We told you it was beachfront bliss…
Marbella Nido Suite Hotel
Best For: Adults-only
We all need a bit of peace and quiet from time to time and often we don’t realise how much its needed until we’re having it. Marbella Nido Suite Hotel Villas is the perfect environment for a holiday filled with tranquillity and relaxation. The word “nido” derives from the Italian meaning “nest”, reflecting the warm, intimate environment of the adults-only resort and echoing Corfu’s natural charm. Laidback luxury defines this Small Luxury Hotel of the World, where you’re invited to soak up the sunshine on the beach, drift into a heavenly sleep in your elegant suite or villa and indulge in delightful gastronomy and blissful spa treatments. For those who like a balance of excitement and relaxation, the on-site adventure centre is on hand. Here, you can enjoy activities such as mountain biking, watersports and diving, promising you a well-rounded adults-only getaway in beautiful Corfu.
Effortlessly charming and naturally beautiful, it’s no surprise that Corfu is the first choice for many when it comes to a luxurious holiday in Greece. Whether it’s the sunshine, the sands or the sea that reels you in, a return visit is guaranteed – especially when you have an exceptional range of accommodation options to choose from. So, whether you’re seeking the ultimate elegant beach escape, a fine dining experience or that perfect getaway for all the family, Olympic Holidays has everything you need to make your Corfu holiday dreams come true.