TRAVEL / GREECE
WELCOME TO THE COVE
By Reem Kanj / Photography Reem Kanj & Ego by Design
When my fiancé Jenai and I were thinking of a place to vacation for a few days, our mission was clear, to find somewhere beautiful and relaxing and a place to just recharge our batteries. There’s also no harm with a little Vitamin-D intake either.
Resorts were top of our search lists and I remember coming across a beautiful one in Crete a few months back on a travel site, so after having to barely convince the hubby-to-be, I booked five fabulous days at the stunning, Daios Cove.
The main attraction to Daios Cove was that it is a resort housing suites and rooms with private pools. Jenai and I usually clash when deciding on where to stay as he always opts for ultimate privacy with a villa and pool, and as much as I love that, I also prefer to have the service of a hotel too, making Daios Cove a winner all round for both our tastes.
IN ROOM SERVICE
The beautiful villa that we were happy to call home for five days was set on two levels with a private pathway all the way down to the beach. We had utter privacy with our own sea water pool, a couple of sun beds and two beautiful terraces giving us epic views of the sea from all angles. It was totally worth waking up at sunrise for a stunning showcase of orange and pink, before cosying back into bed and sleeping until a more reasonable vacation hour.
We started most of our days with breakfast at the Ocean restaurant, I love a good breakfast buffet but once we were recommended to try the in-room dining experience, there was no going back. Our waiters would set up the table as though we were in our own private restaurant, right by our pool, it was five star service to a tee and we got very spoiled, very quickly.
UNTIL NEXT TIME
Daios Cove definitely ticked the right boxes in matters of comfort, food and service, but another aspect I absolutely fell in love with, was just how unique the location is. The rooms and suites are plotted directly on the cove and built with the same rocks they lie on, making everything feel completely camouflaged and unspoiled. The transport from the different levels of the resort was all done by glass funiculars (much to Jenai’s delight), giving you stunning views of the resort and the sea.
It’s a new contender to my ‘must-visit’ list, especially for those, who like me and my man, are just looking for a place offering complete and utter guilt-free relaxation.
A personal thanks to the lovely team at Daios Cove, Panos and Anna for making our trip that extra bit special.