Exclusive by name and exclusive by nature, the Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa promises a sophisticated stay in a popular area of Crete. The resort is set on the hillside of Elounda Bay, overlooking the Spinalonga islet (UNESCO World Heritage nominee) and just 250 metres from the pebbly Plaka Beach. Guests can expect to be just 250 metres away from Plaka’s village centre where plenty of restaurants, bars and shops can be found. The hotel prides itself on its eco-friendly design and striking architecture which draws inspiration from Greece’s ample sunshine and gorgeous natural surroundings. Unique artistry comes to life with the alluring interiors both in the public areas and the extensive room options. Guests can expect a collection of 70 luxuriously designed abodes that all come with gorgeous sea views as well as plenty of modern amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
The culinary options at Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa are second to none, offering a range of six restaurants and bars with menus curated by Michelin-starred chef Lefteris Lazarou. A must-visit is Kelari, a gourmet restaurant which serves creative interpretations of timeless traditional Greek recipes in an á la carte setting. Additionally, guests are invited to embark on a wellness journey at the spa which has an extensive menu of treatments while there are also two grand swimming pools framed by sunbeds and umbrellas. Other facilities include a fitness centre and an amphitheatre to enjoy theatrical and musical performances.
Olympic Rating: 5 Star
Official Rating: 5 Star
Superior Room Sea View (Interior: 33 m² & Exterior: 20 m²) Open plan bedroom with en suite marble bathroom. Tea and coffee facilities. Suitable for disabled people, including wheelchairs - for 2 people.
Superior Room Private Pool Sea View (Interior: 33 m² & Exterior: 45 m²) sleeps up to 2 people. Open plan bedroom featuring outdoor private pool with sunbeds and an outdoor shower, air conditioning, direct dial telephone, free IFI (included), 49 Smart TV, satellite channels, mini bar, in room coffee and tea facilities, free safety deposit box, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers and complimentary Cayo bath amenities
Executive Room Private pool Sea View (Interior: 33 m² & Exterior: 45 m²) sleeps up to 3 people. Open plan bedroom featuring a private pool with a private furnished veranda with dining table and chairs, one queen or two single beds. All the other facilities are as per the superior room private pool sea view
Premium Room Private Pool Sea View (Interior: 33 m² & Exterior: 77 m²) sleeps up to 3 people. Open plan bedroom featuring spacious furnished veranda and an outdoor heated pool with sunbeds and all the other facilities as per the superior room private pool sea view.
Family Duplex Private Pool & Pool Basement Level Sea View (Interior: 66 m² & Exterior: 45 m²) sleeps up to 4 people. The two level family duplex features two bedrooms and two private bathrooms, the first level bedroom features double or twin beds. The second on the basement level is a double sofa bed and private bathroom facilities. A sizable pool window fills the lower level room with natural light. A separate exit offers additional privacy. The pool's terrace and the upper level offer a fantastic sea view. All the other facilities are as per the superior room. This room is perfect for families with children over the age of 6 years.
Two Bedroom Interconnected Room Private pool Sea View (Interior: 66 m² & Exterior: 45 m²) sleeps up to 4 people. Two master bedrooms with private bathrooms, there are two queen beds or one queen bed and two single beds and an interconnecting door that separates the rooms offering extra privacy and comfort. Spacious private furnished veranda with lovely sea views, fresh water pool with sunbeds and outdoor shower. All the other facilities are as per the superior room private pool sea view.
Duplex Two Bedroom Suite Premium Sea View Private Pool (Interior: 125 m² & Exterior: 55 m²) sleeps up to 6 people. Cayo's luxurious 3 level villa sit at the top spot of the resort. Flooded with natural light, and unobstructed views of Mirabello bay and the island of Spinalonga. The villa features two master bedrooms with private bathrooms, access to the outdoor pool is through one the two bedrooms, there is also a basement level with sofa bed and private bathroom facilities, spacious private exterior areas offering a panoramic view of the surrounding area and the azure waters of Spinalonga island, Gym equipment, home cinema with a 55- inch smart TV and all the other facilities as per the superior room private pool sea view.
Please note that if customers request the pool to be heated there is an extra charge.
- 2 outdoor pools (188 and 160 m2)
- 4 restaurants
- 2 bars (Lobby Bar & Main Pool Bar)
- Free sunbeds and umbrellas
- Armonia SPA with Indoor pool, sauna, hammam, 3 massage suites & hair salon
- Fitness room
- Free sunbeds, gazebos & umbrellas at the private beach area
- Open-air Amphitheatre
- Private parking space with electric vehicle charging station
- 2 cable railways (funiculars)
- Elegant boutique featuring clothing, handmade jewellery, and creations from innovative Greek designers
- Conference center. The facility features three conference rooms (capacity of 150, 22, and 8 guests) and a spacious, beautifully decorated Foyer
- Water sports (payable locally)
Ambrosia Restaurant: The Greek word “Aμβροσία” means “immortality.” In Greek Mythology, the consumption of ambrosia was typically reserved for divine beings such as the Greek Gods. According to Homer’s poems, ambrosia and nectar were the Gods’ food and drink. The restaurant serves breakfast and dinner (Half board) on a buffet basis.
Sage & Thyme Mediterranean Restaurant: Located in a beautiful area by the pool, it overlooks the famous islet of Spinalonga. Explore Cayo’s Mediterranean cuisine through an abundance of Mediterranean flavours, colours, and aromas promising to excite your senses. Serves pool snacks & lunch a la carte.
Kelari Gourmet Restaurant: As the sun sets, the light’s path and its reflections on the restaurant’s exterior spaces set an idyllic setting. Begin your evening with refreshing spirits. Savor a fiesta of Gourmet creative interpretations of timeless traditional Greek recipes directly from our Executive Chef’s hands.
Stone Beach House: From a fresh juice to a variety of authentic Cretan “meze” or signature cocktails, you’ll never run out of choices. Enjoy the day at CAYO’s seafront with a view of Plaka’s picturesque village and the famous islet of Spinalonga.
Emerald Lobby Bar: Cayo’s cozy and beautifully decorated lobby bar connects to a spacious outdoor patio (veranda). A magnificent view of the surrounding area and the islet of Spinalonga create the perfect setting to enjoy drinks and cocktails.
Enastron Pool Bar: A few meters from Cayo’s grand swimming pools right next to beautiful loungers and umbrellas, the Enastron Bar offers cocktails that will delight your senses.