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 .

Overlooking the bay of Mirabello and the fishing village of Aghios Nikolaos beyond, the St Nicolas Bay is a beautifully refurbished luxury hotel with majestic gardens and it’s own private sandy beach cove all within a short walk (5mins) of some lovely local restaurants making this one of the best luxury holiday resorts in Crete.

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 since 2004.



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 Sea facing rooms with twin/double beds include a safe, mini bar, telephone, music, satellite TV, air conditioning, WiFi internet, private bathroom with bath, shower and a balcony or terrace with sea view.

Other room types available include all of the above facilities : Family Suites with land view – perfect for families as they have their own separate lounge with 2 child beds , Junior suites with sea view and open plan lounge plus private pool, 1 bedroom suites with sea view, 1 bedroom suites with private heated pool, Junior suites with private heated pool and Thalassa Villa with 3 bedrooms (sleeps 6) with private heated pool.

*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 every day 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)
  • Games Room with table tennis and Mini Football table.
  • 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.
  • Interconnecting rooms 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 next to our large outdoor 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 pool view

Clubhouse – Breakfast with ocean views

Blue Bay – Mediterranean and Asian menu with stunning sea views, cocktails and live music by night

The Minotaure – Asian / International cuisine by the pool in a candlelight setting

The Greek Kafenion – Lively Greek fish & seafood 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 Nicola 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, Algoane 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’.

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, 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 : ‘ Th 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 at the Blue Bay Restaurant Veranta, which transforms by night into an open-air cinema screening the latest films and classic movies.

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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.