As you have probably seen on my Instagram (lesberlinettes), I was in Crete this week where I had the chance to stay at the amazing Daios Cove, a 5 stars luxury resort in East Crete.
I arrived at Daios Cove last Monday evening and the first thing I noticed was the service. I arrived late because my flight was delayed and my luggage got lost. Despite my late arrival, the staff at the reception were very friendly and they helped me the following days with my luggage. They called the airport every day for news until my luggage finally arrived the evening before my departure.
As I arrived late on Monday evening, I only discovered the resort the next morning. We stayed in a deluxe room with sea view and private pool. I woke up on Tuesday morning with an incredible view over the private sandy bay and directly took a dip in our private sea water pool before going to breakfast.
We had breakfast, like every morning in one of the 4 restaurants of the resort. The breakfast is a very high quality buffet. It offers, healthy smoothies and power food, fruits, jam, cereals, but also eggs and charcuterie.
The food, in general at Daios cove is very good. We had an half board stay so we ate at the buffet in the evening. I am not a big fan of buffet but I have to stay that the buffet at Daios Cove is really great. Every night has a theme, italian, greek, fish, european, etc and serves many dishes that are very high quality.
We also took advantage of the wine and dine offer (read more about how it works here) and had dinner at the taverna, the greek restaurant of the resort where you can eat typical greek food.
For snacks and drinks directly at the beach, we enjoyed the beach bar. Because what is better than a glass of rosé by the beach?!
As you can see there is no need to go out of the resort for food, but actually there is no need to go out of the resort at all if your plan for the holiday is just to relax.
Daios Resorts has plenty activities on offers. From shopping to spa facilities. Indeed, there are 4 shops in the resort, 2 shops selling high designer clothes, 1 kiosk for magazine, and my favourite, a souvenir selling only things greek related.
For the most active, you can take advantage of the daily gym classes, the fitness room, water sports (I tried paddleboarding for the first time), scuba daving or snorkelling as well as boat excursions to some of crete famous sights or a boat trips in the surroundings as we did on the last day.
If you feel like, you can also pamper yourself at the spa that has got 2 inside pools, finnish sauna, hydro-massage, and Thai massage studio. The Daios Cove spa by Anne Simonin, french facialist to the stars (Princess Grace of Monaco and Catherine Deneuveis are some of her clients) is indeed one of the leading spa resorts in Greece with treatments starting at 60Euros so it is worth trying it(Read the spa menu HERE).
Last but not least, Daios Cove’s highlights are definitely the huge seawater infinite pool and the private sand beach.
Even though the resort can have up to 800 guest, the pool and beach was never crowded. Indeed, the resorts is big enough and offers so much that one always can feel intimate.