A place that feels welcoming and safe, think of Blue Palace as your home away from home. Stretching across 143 acres, the resort has no main building but it is surrounded by bungalows, suites & villas that are dotted around a gentle slope, leading to its impressive beach and breathtaking bay. All rooms open up to extended verandas, most of them with a private pool and all with beautiful views to the Aegean Sea and Spinalonga island.
Airy and spacious, are the epitome of a Mediterranean getaway. Restaurants feature open air seating and are spread around various levels, from higher up with beautiful views all the way down to the coastline, for a relaxed and summery vibe with exquisite, fresh, celebrated food.What has set us apart over the years and has enamored our guests is our heart-warming hospitality and ourcommitment to an authentic Greek summer experience. Our commitment to a truer, more timeless Greece is not new.And this summer more than ever, we all need authenticity and genuine care!
The Haven Collection of Blue Palace Resort offers unforgettable experiences at our most exclusive suites & villas, that are overflowing with understated luxury for our most distinguished guests. A bespoke luxurious Greek island vacation with authentic decor, privacy and space, sparkling infinity pools, attentive personalized services, and emblematic sea views, all combined with the resort’s amazing beach experience.
The hotel is 78 km from Heraklion Airport. In the prestigious area of Crete, near the village of Plaka, opposite the island of Spinalonga. The elite hamlet of Elounda with the best fish taverns is 3 km away, and Agios Nikolaos (the nightlife centre of the region) is 12 km away.
Blue is the color of freedom, the color of most people’s dreams. And here, it is the color of the reality that surrounds us. One of the longest beaches of Crete, the olive tree–fringed private beach of Blue Palace offers a magnificent sense of spaciousness and calm while private decks ensure a pristine and soothing environment always. It is home to the beloved Isola Beach Club -the ideal place for lunch and drinks until late, while beach service is readily available for a day by the sea.
Whether you are seeking to spend quality time with someone special or you wish to escape on your own, this oasis of serenity, directly on the beach with calming views of the blue Aegean Sea, is the ideal environment for one’s physical and mental renewal. From the beautiful aromas that scent the air to the water and nature sounds, every detail sets the stage for a truly peaceful and tranquil experience. Spa services include customized facials, couples massage, anti-ageing treatments, one-day rituals, as well as a thalassotherapy collection and beauty salon services.
A detox is the healthy counterpart to every indulgence. Prioritizing rejuvenation for all our guests, the Elounda Spa offers a selection of Wellness Experiences; Sunrise Yoga sessions or outdoor massages by the sea, it is the perfect environment to cleanse.
RESTAURANTS AND BARS
- OLEA: As the resort's principal restaurant, Olea-named after the olive trees that are found in the traditional Cretan pots on the veranda-offers local and international favourites along with spectacular sea views from every table. Open for breakfast and dinner. Dress code: Casual.
- Asia Deep Blue: Asia Blue, our captivating Asian fusion restaurant, is an enticing dining option, offering inventive dishes that range from Japanese to Thai and beyond. Reservations required. Open for dinner. Dress code: Casual.
- Isola: Italian simplicity with a Cretan twist, Isola offers a seasonal feast of vibrant summery salads, fresh seafood and contemporary dishes using locally sourced ingredients. Open for lunch and dinner.
- Flame: Expertly-cooked steaks are prepared from the finest locally-sourced meat with distinct flavours and fragrances, complemented by fresh ingredients from carefully selected local area producers. Reservations required. Open for dinner. Dress code: Smart Casual.
- Blue Door: Traditional Cretan cuisine truly shines at Blue Door Taverna, a lovingly restored fisherman’s house where the catch of the day is cooked over an open grill. It’s just a stroll along the beach, with an enchanting atmosphere and spectacular views. Reservations required. Open for lunch and dinner, Dress code: Casual.
- Isola Beach Club: Set amongst olive trees and overlooking the shore, the Isola Beach Bar offers a relaxed bohemian ambiance paired with light and refreshing beachside dishes created from locally-sourced produce. Open for lunch.
- Arsenali Lounge Bar: With a stunning frame for views of Spinalonga this is a natural spot for convivial gatherings, cocktails or iced coffee. Open for lunch and dinner. Dress code: Casual.
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Number of Rooms
Classic Room Guest room
Our serene Classic Rooms integrate indigenous décor and natural island materials with contemporary elegance. King or twin beds are wrapped in crisp 320-thread-count pure cotton sateen sheets. Nearby, an ample sitting area with a sofa and comfy armchairs offers plenty of space for in-room relaxation. Outside, a balcony or terrace presents a site view to the infinite Mediterranean blue—the ideal place to enjoy breakfast or 24-hour in-room dining.
Superior Bungalow Seaview Guest room
The interior of our Superior Bungalows is a welcoming wash of peaceful dusty ochre walls and creamy rough marble, accompanied by soothing blues inspired by the sea view. Furnished with one king bed swathed in crisp 320-thread-count pure cotton sateen sheets, the living space boasts an adjacent sitting area with a sofa and writing desk convenient for wireless Internet Access.
Superior Bungalow Pool Guest room
Our Superior Bungalows with Pool are housed in single or two story buildings perched above our private beach. Aside from a stunning veranda that leads to a private infinity (in select bungalows) pool, they offer panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and Spinalonga Island. Appreciate the vista from the veranda daybed, the bedroom, sitting room areas, and—in select bungalows—the bathroom.
Bungalow Heated Pool Guest room
Our Superior Bungalows with heated pool are housed in single or two story buildings perched above our private beach. Aside from a stunning veranda that leads to a private infinity (in select bungalows) heated pool, they offer panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and Spinalonga Island. Appreciate the vista from the veranda daybed, the bedroom, sitting room areas, and—in select bungalows—the bathroom.
Family One Bedroom Suite
Along with postcard-perfect sea views, the Family One Bedroom Suite has been designed for those who want the best of all worlds – a taste of the understated luxury of Blue Palace along with a contemporary touch. The Family One Bedroom Suite is the perfect place to begin your holiday, offering a double dose of space and style. Inside, the Mediterranean interiors with contemporary furnishings, create a soothing ambiance from the minute you walk in, to the moment you drift off to the sound of the waves. When it comes time to turning-in, one King or two Twin beds (upon request) with 320-count, pure cotton sheets ensure a good night’s sleep, while the sitting area features a rollaway bed or a pull-out sofa, ideal for kids.
Junior Suite Heated Pool Suite
Our 54-square meters Junior Suites Private Heated Pool offer a private heated plunge pool and landscape views surrounded by an expansive veranda that is equipped for daytime relaxation and in-room dining. The liberal one-bedroom or open plan interior includes a lounge with contemporary furnishings and a 49-inch flat screen TV with satellite channels and pay-per-view movies. Sit back and relax with refreshments from the mini bar or order from the resort’s master wine list. When it comes time to turn-in, one King or two Twin beds (upon request) with 320-count, pure cotton satin sheets ensure a good night’s sleep. Nearby, an inviting marble bathroom stocked with plush bathrobes, slippers, and exclusive bath amenities awaits. Selected suites boast an additional 13-inch flat screen TV in the bathroom—along with a double vanity.
Maisonette Suite 1 Bedroom Bi-level Suite
The Mediterranean Maisonette Suite with Pool is distinguished by its two levels as well as enchanting views of its namesake sea and the beautiful island of Spinalonga. Discover refined relaxation on the private veranda’s daybed and sunbeds, and swim in the infinity-edge plunge pool that spans 22 square meters. The lower level living room has a pull-out sofa also offers a second small bathroom and opens to a decked veranda and infinity pool, while a romantic bedroom with ensuite bathroom, dressing area and its bed facing the sea draws attention to the upper level. In the serene living room, natural tones are juxtaposed by blue accents, while sophisticated furnishings include a comfortable pull-out sofa, a coffee table, and a writing desk. This lower level also has a small guest bathroom.
Deluxe Suite Suite
Atmospheric bedrooms introduce our 68-square-meter Deluxe Suite with Pool. These suites feature authentic island décor with an emphasis on natural materials and summer colors to accentuate the spectacular panoramic views. In the bright bedrooms, a king or twin beds with 320-thread-count, pure cotton sateen sheets await while dimmable lights set a romantic mood. For additional comfort, each suite has one or two dressing areas, and some offer walk-in closets. The lounge houses a picturesque sitting space with a writing desk. Other in-room amenities include wireless Internet Access, a minibar offering premium brands, and individually-controlled air conditioning. Outside, an oversized stone veranda attuned to the island’s landscape leads to a saltwater infinity pool. Sunbeds on the patio by the suite’s pool encourage guests to unwind underneath the Greek sun. Deluxe Suite Sea Views' positioning allows for pools with unparalleled seascape vistas.
Island Luxury Suite Suite
Bearing the name of a Greek isle, each Island Luxury Suite Sea View with Pool is an idyllic setting for soaking up the Cretan sun or for dining al fresco. Drawing inspiration from the island’s natural beauty and historic influences, every suite’s interior reflects the refined sophistication of indigenous décor. A fresh, clean palette—punctuated by shades of blue, billowy fabrics, and contemporary furnishings—creates a spacious and peaceful place to sleep, relax, and simply be. Guests of Island Luxury Suites have exclusive access to the Haven, the private section of our beach. An elite beach service crew will attend to your needs and occasionally surprise you with complimentary treats.
2 Bedroom Villa Bedroom
Perched above the azure Aegean Sea, each contemporary Two-Bedroom Villa incorporates natural materials and traditional island artwork. It is designed to ideally combine indoor and outdoor living, with beautiful pebble mosaic terraces overlooking Spinalonga and the sea, a veranda with a dining area, and sun beds around an enlarged heated infinity pool. Guests of Two Bedroom Villas have exclusive access to the Haven, the private section of our beach where a private gazebo is reserved for them. An elite beach service crew will attend to your needs and occasionally surprise you with complimentary treats.
Grand Villa 2 Bedroom Villa
Complete with a private gate, our Grand Villa offers a world of refined Greek lifestyle as it unfolds around a private courtyard. Beyond the entrance, an al fresco dining area is equipped with gracious wrought-iron furniture, perfect for indulging in dining options from the resort’s five premium restaurants. Adding to the outdoor ambiance is a sitting area with sun beds that surrounds the 31-square-meter jet pool and offers inspiring sea views. There is also an indoor 18-square-meter swimming pool with private sauna, massage area, and gym equipment. Guests of The Grand Villa have exclusive access to the Haven, the private section of our beach where a private gazebo is reserved for them. An elite beach service crew will attend to your needs and occasionally surprise you with complimentary treats.
Royal Blue Villa 3 Bedroom Villa
The Royal Blue Villa’s include three breezy, light-filled bedrooms. Each has been carefully decorated, incorporating original furniture and elegant handicrafts emblematic of the island. The master bedroom presents an alluring four-poster bed and enlarged dressing area, which leads to a private gazebo. Furnished with gym equipment, the gazebo's east facing veranda offers unparalleled sunrise vistas.Guests of The Royal Blue Villa have exclusive access to the Haven, the private section of our beach where a private gazebo is reserved for them. An elite beach service crew will attend to your needs and occasionally surprise you with complimentary treats.
The villa also features a private heated pool of 35 square meters / 376 square feet. Six to eight guests occupancy and size of 290 square meters / 3,121 square feet.