St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas

Location: Crete & Corfu | Greece

Price guide: $$$$$ $200-$350 per person per night

A luxury boutique hotel set on a secluded beach in a private sandy cove and within walking distance from the trendy resort of Agios Nikolaos, St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas offers a great location and fantastic facilities and service.

Perfect forAnyone looking for a luxurious and authentic Greek experience - from couples to families, there's something for everyone here.
In the knowCelebrate a special occasion in style and dine at The Minotaure for an intimate poolside candlelit dinner under the stars.

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Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

St Nicolas Bay is an exquisite luxury boutique resort that captures the essence of opulence and indulgence. Nestled amidst the captivating vistas of Mirabello Bay in Crete, this beachfront paradise offers an idyllic location within walking distance of the picturesque fishing port of Agios Nikolaos. Immerse yourself in the local charm as you explore the quaint shops, enjoy the culinary delights at nearby restaurants, and unwind at the stylish bars.

Rooms at St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas

The accommodations at St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas exude elegance, seamlessly blending modern style modern Mediterranean architecture. Each room, suite (some with private pools) and villa boasts mesmerising sea views and is meticulously furnished to the highest standards, ensuring an unparalleled level of comfort. In addition to the diverse range of accommodations, St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas also offers Club Suites and Villas with private pool providing an elevated level of luxury and exclusive amenities for discerning guests. The spacious interiors feature crisp white walls that create an ambiance of lightness and airiness. You'll be greeted by large plush beds and elegant marble bathrooms adorned with luxurious walk-in showers. Step out onto the extensive balconies or terraces, perfect for unwinding and witnessing the enchanting sunrise.

For those seeking a more private and secluded retreat, the resort offers the magnificent Thalassa Villas, situated right on the waterfront. These spacious and luxurious villas feature three or four bedrooms, fully fitted kitchens, generous living and dining areas, and ample outdoor spaces with sunbeds and a barbecue area. The pièce de résistance is the private heated pool (low season), creating an ideal haven for families and friends to relax and rejuvenate. Couples can opt for the intimate one-bedroom studio with a private pool, while small families can luxuriate in the two-bedroom suite, also with a private pool.

While staying in the Thalassa Villas, you and your loved ones will have full access to the extensive range of resort facilities available at St Nicolas Bay. Indulge in the rejuvenating spa, savour delectable culinary delights at the restaurants, take a refreshing dip in the swimming pools, or engage in a range of water sports and recreational activities. Furthermore, all villas offer a private pathway that leads directly to the azure sea, granting exclusive access to the breath-taking waters that surround the resort.

Attentive service is at the heart of the St Nicolas Bay experience. The resort's dedicated staff is committed to exceeding your expectations and ensuring your every need is met with utmost care and precision. From the moment you arrive until your departure, you will be enveloped in an atmosphere of impeccable service and warm hospitality.

Food & Drink

St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas takes pride in its exceptional dining options, ensuring there is something to suit every mood and taste. With several restaurants and three bars, guests can indulge in a variety of culinary experiences.

During the day, the Blue Bay à la carte restaurant is the perfect place to sample delectable Mediterranean and Asian dishes. Located by the pool and beach, you can enjoy your meal while taking in the breath-taking views of Mirabello Bay. Let the flavours tantalise your taste buds as you bask in the beauty of the surroundings. For an authentic Greek feast, The Greek Kafenion is a must-visit. This charming restaurant not only offers delicious local Cretan innovative cuisine but also features live music by the beach, creating a vibrant and immersive dining experience.

With its intimate atmosphere and refined International and Asian cuisine, the Minotaure Restaurant is ideal for romantic dinners, special celebrations, or simply indulging in an exceptional dining experience under the stars with an array of entertainment. For a memorable dining experience, make your way to the Labyrinthos restaurant. Indulge in a five-course culinary journey that goes beyond traditional Greek cuisine, incorporating international flavours with a modern twist. With both indoor and outdoor seating options available, you can relish each dish while enjoying panoramic views of the picturesque pool and garden. Please note that half board (HB) includes dining at the Labyrinthos restaurant, providing a diverse range of options to satisfy every palate.

For a delightful pre-dinner experience, visit the beautiful Astra Bar, where you can indulge in a range of drinks and enjoy the sophisticated atmosphere as you prepare for a memorable dining experience. After your meal, unwind and socialise at the Bonatsa Jetty Bar. This stylish bar offers a perfect retreat where you can treat yourself to unique and irresistible cocktails accompanied by music. Immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance, relax, and create unforgettable moments in this stylish setting.


At St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas, a range of facilities awaits guests, ensuring their relaxation and well-being. The Poseidon Spa offers a sanctuary of tranquillity, providing an exciting array of treatments., unwind in the Turkish baths and saunas, or take a refreshing dip in the indoor heated pool when booking treatments. Additionally, there are two outdoor seawater swimming pools (one adult) where you can enjoy a refreshing swim. For fitness enthusiasts, the state-of-the-art fitness centre features Cybex and Techno machines, providing ample opportunities to burn off energy or engage in calming yoga classes while enjoying stunning panoramic views.

Children are well catered for at St Nicolas Bay. They can explore the nature and play area nestled among the lemon and olive trees. Additionally, the kids' club offers a teens room where, table tennis, and billiards, PlayStation and much more on offer ensuring endless fun and entertainment for the little ones.

Activities at St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas

For those seeking adventure and excitement, St Nicolas Bay offers a water sports centre where guests can engage in various water-based activities, ensuring an active experience on the sea. If you prefer a more serene activity, take a jog through the resort's tree-laden green zone, following the scenic coastal paths before indulging in a relaxing morning on the private sandy cove.

If you can tear yourself away from the resort, the surrounding areas offer captivating sights and experiences. Explore the charming towns of Agios Nikolaos and Elounda or embark on a journey to the island of Spinalonga, known for its rich history and stunning landscapes. For history enthusiasts, the Archaeological Museum of Aghios Nikolaos and the ruins of the Minoan Palace of Malia are worth a visit, providing a glimpse into the region's ancient past.

The resort has introduced new luxurious suites in 2023, specifically designed for families with young children. Nestled amidst a forest of olive trees, these secluded suites offer impeccable harbour and sea views of Mirabello Bay, providing an exclusive and serene retreat.

Additional new facilities include an outdoor freshwater pool exclusively for adults, spanning 25 meters, and a semi-open-air gym. The resort also caters to teenagers with a dedicated teens club which has been refurbished for 2023. Guests can enjoy jogging routes through the expansive olive tree grove and explore the beautiful herb gardens.

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Hotel location

St Nicolas Bay is approximately a 50-minute drive from Heraklion airport and approximately a 10-minute drive from Agios Nikolaos port.

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