Luxury Holidays in St Nicolas Bay, Crete

St Nicolas Bay

St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas and is quite simply one of the best luxury family resorts on the island of Crete .

A boutique hotel and villas offering the perfect blend of local and contemporary architecture with a strong emphasis on privacy and intimacy all offered with a perfect backdrop to the spectacular views of the Mirabello Bay, with personable and friendly service suitable for any discerning guest. A well-deserved member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

What we say: ‘St Nicolas Bay is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World and with a choice of contemporary hotel suites or villas with pools in such a gorgeous setting, this is the perfect luxury family holiday in school holidays and sensational for couples at all times. Imagine dining with only the finest of Greek cuisine with breathtaking ocean views in a Mamma Mia setting ’. Says Sue Hildreth Sales manager at Design Holidays.



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St Nicolas Bay Accommodation

Choose between the stunning St Nicolas Bay hotel suites or the stunning St Nicolas Bay villas (Thalassa Villas)

St Nicolas Bay Classic Sea facing rooms offer twin/double beds include a safe, mini bar, telephone, music, satellite TV, air conditioning, WiFi internet, private bathroom with bath or shower (some come with both), all with a balcony or terrace with sea view.

Other room types available which also include all of the above facilities are:

Family Suites with sea view and land view – perfect for families as they have their own separate lounge and some with 2 child beds.

Classic Junior suites with sea view  – with an open plan lounge.

Classic  1 bedroom suites with sea view ideal for families of 2 adults and 2 children or why not enjoy a Classic Studio with Private Pool with sea views.

All Club accommodation is located  on the front row to the sea offering magnificent panoramic sea views and also come with their exclusive club benefits.

Club 1 bedroom suites offer a spacious terrace with private heated pool along with stunning sea views.

The elegant Thalassa Villa with 3 bedrooms (sleeps 5, plus baby cot) with private heated pool and mesmerising view of Mirabello Bay.

*Please note all rooms at the St Nicolas Bay hotel except family suites with land view, can accommodate two adults and 1 child (max 12 years).

St Nicolas Bay for Children

  • The St. Nicolas Bay Kids club is open Monday to Saturday from 10am -6pm. Available for free to all children from 4 to 11 years old under the supervision of the dedicated and fully certified St Nicolas Bay staff.
  • Babies less than four years old are welcome, but should be attended with a parent or guardian.
  • Baby sitters can be provided by the resort payable and booked locally at reception
  • Twice daily films at the cinema lounge (afternoon and early evening)
  • Teens Games Room with table tennis and Mini Football table and Play Station
  • Children’s menus and high chairs provided in all restaurants, except “Minotaure” restaurant by the pool
  • Room service for kids, early dining and special baby food is available upon request
  • Complimentary baby cots, pool fencing pushchair and child cutlery also available.
  • Junior Suite Interconnecting rooms are on request and family suites, club suites and villas with private pool for families up to 6 persons.
  • The St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel fully serviced private beach has been distinguished with an EU Blue Flag rating. The protected sandy cove is ideal for children and young families.
  • Children can enjoy a seawater paddling pool located next to the stunning infinity swimming pool just few steps from the sea.

St Nicolas Bay Restaurants & Bars

There are 5 fabulous restaurants and 2 Bars at St Nicolas Bay all offering a superb service with extensive menus offering innovative Cretan cuisine featuring only the best local produce in the most perfect of ocean settings. Think Sun downers, sea breeze cocktails and so much more…

Labyrinthos – International cuisine with magnificent lagoon view

Clubhouse – Breakfast with ocean views

Blue Bay a la carte – Mediterranean and Asian menu along with children’s menu, with stunning sea views, cocktails and live music by night

The Minotaure – fine dining Asian / International cuisine by the lagoon pool, romantic candlelit dining under the stars

The Greek Kafenion a la carte – Lively Greek fish & seafood restaurant with an innovative Cretan cuisine locally sourced produce along with an open BBQ kitchen restaurant by the beach

The Astra Bar Veranta and Lounge – Piano bar

Bonatsa Jetty Bar – Cocktails and sun downers by the water’s edge with DJ dancing music

St Nicolas Bay Spa

The St Nicolas Bay Spa aptly named the Poseidon Spa has an on site spa offering a wealth of relaxing treatments and packages from top therapists and spa brands such as Elemis and Cinq Mondes.

What our Spa Specialists at Design Holidays say : ‘Go pamper yourself with the latest fresh seawater treatments to maximize body and mind rejuvenation at the Aphrodite’s cave for 2’.

St Nicolas Bay Facilities

St. Nicolas Bay Resort & Villas offers a wide variety of exciting activities for the whole family. Experience spectacular scuba diving off the coast of Crete or exhilarating water sports at the friendly St Nicolas Bay Water Sports Centre.

Water Sports Centre – Includes water skiing lessons, windsurfing and canoes.

Scuba Diving – Learn to Scuba dive with the professional St Nicolas Bay Scuba dive team in the magnificent Mirabello Bay.

Art Gallery – At the St Nicolas’s Bay Hotel’s Art Gallery there is a permanently wide range of paintings and sculptures of famous Greek artists.

Boutique & Kiosk – Daily International newspapers and confectionary

Running at St Nicolas Bay – The St Nicolas Bay hotel reception would be pleased to give details to each Design Holidays guest the details for 2 different routes both around and across the magnificent St. Nicolas Bay coastline.

Cinema Lounge & Games room – The St Nicolas Bay has it’s very own cinema lounge showing twice daily (late afternoon and early evening) well-known movies for children and adults. Attached to this is a Games Room with table tennis & Play Station. DVD’s and CD’s may also be rented for use in your hotel room / villa.

Sailing Boat – ½ day or 1 day trips to a private cove surrounded by crystal clear water just ½ hour away from St Nicolas Bay in their own 34ft sailing boat. Enjoy private swimming, sunbathing or fishing. Drinks and snacks will be served on board or at a beach BBQ.

What we say : ‘ The Sunset Cruise around the Aghios Nikolaos coast is a must’. .

Champagne & refreshments are served on board. The St Nicolas Bay has both a sailing boat and motorboat.

Open Air Cinema – 3 times per week the St Nicolas Bay offers a free cinema by night, with an open-air cinema screening the latest films and classic movies

Located in the bay of Mirabello, St Nicolas Bay can be found on the Eastern part of the Greek island of Crete  and 1 hour by car from it’s nearest airport Herraklion. The lively town of Aghios Nikolaos is a 25 minute walk.