An exclusive resort with a secluded beachfront location and spectacular views of the Mirabello Gulf in Eastern Crete, offering a fresh and contemporary design coupled with exceptional service, fine cuisine and authentic Greek hospitalityContact Mason Rose
Why Stay Here?
Within walking distance from the trendy town of Agios Nikolaos, St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel and Thalassa Villas in Eastern Crete is ideally situated in a secluded beachfront location with spectacular views of the Mirabello Gulf. Experience the height of laid-back luxury at this stunning, white-washed property. Guests will find a fresh, contemporary yet authentic design styled using locally sourced natural materials throughout, coupled with exceptional service and unique Greek hospitality.
The renovated suites and villas bring a breathtakingly chic concept to the beachfront. Local architecture has been given a modern twist, resulting in spacious interiors with large terraces or balconies and magnificent sea views. The exclusive seafront Studio and Club Suites come with their own seawater swimming pools, which are heated during the colder months. In 2023, the hotel completed the launch of 14 brand-new authentic ‘Olives & Sea’ suites, surrounded by glorious olive trees and featuring impeccable views of Mirabello Bay and Agios Nikolaos town. They showcase meticulous craftsmanship, spacious and elegant living areas and exciting new facilities, harmoniously curated to complement the natural surrounds.
St Nicolas Bay offers a supreme collection of five gourmet eateries and two bars, all of which serve innovative Cretan cuisine, using the finest local ingredients. Venues include Labyrinthos, The Blue Bay, Minotaure, The Greek Kafenion, The Astra Bar, and Bonatsa Jetty Bar. There are different live music performances every night, and guests can enjoy sunset views across the sea. The hotel’s wine cellar offers a great selection of international and Greek labels. Guests can enhance their culinary experience with the ‘Dine Around’ à la carte menus. Weekly market visits can be arranged, alongside an accompanying Cooking Class to learn famous local recipes.
A highlight is the world class Poseidon Spa, which offers exciting facial treatments thanks to the pioneering technology of ELEMIS BIOTEC, and oriental style massage therapies offered by CINQ MONDES. Within the grounds are marble Turkish steam baths and saunas, an indoor heated pool, luxurious treatment rooms with seawater Thalassotherapy pools next to the sea, and private verandas overlooking the Mirabello Bay. St Nicolas Bay has expanded its state-of-the-art sport and wellness facilities further with a new semi open-air gym with a host of high-tech equipment, and a peaceful outdoor space for re-energising Pilates and Yoga sessions for all levels, led by the resident instructor. A new 25-metre outdoor adult lap-pool, nestled amidst palm trees with a spectacular backdrop of the town and mountains, complements the existing indoor and outdoor leisure pools.
In 2023, St Nicolas Bay opened an enchanting new 6,000 sq.m outdoor nature area with play huts and pathways, perfect for younger children, and teenagers can enjoy a large new games room complete with PlayStation, music bar, video wall, billiards table, table tennis and cinema. St Nicolas Bay offers an exclusive variation of private excursions around the island. These include a tour of Spinalonga Island by motorboat to explore its ancient history; a round-tour of Southern and Eastern Crete; a hike to the plateau of Lassithi and the Cave of Zeus; a visit to the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion; as well as sailing boat tours and hiking tours across the peninsula. Exhilarating water activities are available at the hotel’s ‘Blue Flag’ beach including water skiing, windsurfing, canoeing and jet skiing with experienced instructors.
St. Nicolas Bay is renowned for supporting sustainable and eco-friendly initiatives. All future plans for the development of the hotel will be based around green practises. Its authentic architecture has solely been built using locally sourced materials, with stylish low buildings that integrate naturally into the surrounding landscape, gardens and olive tree forests. The cuisine served at the hotel is seasonal and produce is only sourced from local trusted companies and farms, as well as the in-house garden. St Nicolas Bay has been awarded the ‘Think Green’ award for using sustainable methods relating to solar power, recycling kitchen oil to produce soap and using ECOLAB cleaning products in rooms. It has also recently been awarded “The Green Key” – a prestigious eco-label that represents the commitment of the hotel to adhere to strict criteria set by the Foundation for Environmental Education, as well as the “Blue Flag” certificate, for maintaining cleanliness of the surrounding beach and seawater.