The 16 Best Private Pool Hotels on Santorini
Feb 10, 2020
We've spent hours researching blogs and glossy magazines for the best hotel recommendations. These are our top picks of beach hotels on Mykonos. Bon voyage!
Updated Feb 14, 2020
“The views were amazing. The staff was wonderful. This is a 5-star hotel that fully deserves its rating. They went out of their way to make our room experience exactly what we wanted.”
Located right on Agios Ioannis Beach, Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort provides 5-star, boutique accommodation set amidst cobbled paths overlooking Delos Island. It includes a health centre and offers fine dining in stylish settings.
Rooms and suites at Mykonos Grand combine the cube-shaped Cycladic architecture with the restful interior décor. They are equipped with a satellite LCD TV, DVD player and iPod docking station. All units open out to balconies or patios with sea, garden or pool views.
Guests can enjoy fresh seafood, grilled specialities and other Mediterranean flavours either at the open-air dining room or by the pool offering panoramic sea views. The White Bar is ideal for a glass of champagne in a minimalist setting featuring an outdoor terrace.
Althea Spa Centre offers a wide variety of natural treatments based on traditional Greek techniques. Guests can spend relaxing moments by the pool featuring private areas, while a state-of-the-art gym and a tennis court are also available.
The cosmopolitan centre of Mykonos Town is around 4 km away from the resort. The island’s port and airport are both 4.5 km away. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout and free on-site parking is possible.
“This hotel has the most stunning views of the bay, convenient location to the beach and a mere 5 min swim or walk to Nammos restaurant (which is known to be the best on Mykonos). The staff at the hotel are incredibly friendly and efficient.”
Mykonos Blu, Grecotel Exclusive Resort boasts a spa, a 2-level infinity pool and luxurious sea-view accommodation. It stands on its private part of Psarou beach, offering free beach sun beds.
Accommodation at Mykonos Blu consists of sophisticated bungalows and villas, with built-in bathtubs or phototherapy showers. Some units have private pools, indoor or outdoor hot tubs. B&O LCD TVs, DVD/CD players and free Wi-Fi are standard.
A state-of-the-art fitness room, sauna and beauty salon are available at the resort’s Elixir Fitness Gallery Spa. Guests can also find a jewellery shop and the largest conference centre in Cyclades.
Aegean Poets serves a la carte lunch and dinner with seafood specialities. Poolside lunches and drinks are available at the L’Archipel brasserie. Delos Lounge Bar is ideal for an after-dinner drink.
Mykonos Airport is 4 km from the resort. The town of Mykonos is a 5-minute drive away. The hotel can also arrange for sunset champagne sailing or helicopter tours.
“Beach facilities was amazing with a nice vibe and music and great offering at the restaurant. Most important was that the staff was so welcoming and accommodating to all our requests.”
Just a few steps away from the cosmopolitan beach of Ornos, Mykonos Blanc combines elegance and comfort with respect to the traditional Cycladic style. It has a swimming pool surrounded by tall palm trees offering panoramic views over the bay.
The air-conditioned rooms have either a private balcony or veranda with Aegean Sea or garden views. They come with a TV and a mini fridge, while free toiletries and a hairdryer can be found in the bathroom. Free WiFi is available throughout.
The lively town of Mykonos, famous for its nightlife, is 2.5 km away. Mykonos Port is 5 km away, while Mykonos Airport is at 4 km. Free private, on-site parking is possible.
“Perfect, quite location with easy access to the city and nearby Ornos beach with great restaurants , great pool, friendly staff, excellent facilities at the room and also every other place at the hotel”
Boasting a seafront location in Agios Ioannis in Mykonos, Anax Resort ideally blends Cycladic architecture with modern amenities. Facilities include a superb spa centre offering an abundance of beauty treatments, infinity pool, hot tub and a restaurant serving fine Mediterranean cuisine. A private beach area is also available.
Stylish and spacious, the bright units at Anax Resort and Spa open to a balcony and patio with magnificent views of the sea. Some feature their very own private pool. Each boasts an elegant bathroom stocked with a spa bath and shower, while free toiletries are also offered. A smart TV and Bluetooth access is available in every unit. Air conditioning comes standard.
Guests will find a fully equipped gym within the premises. The services that can be enjoyed at the spa centre range from hammam and sauna to rejuvenating massages and facial treatments.
The poolside bar offers lounge-style sunbeds and a wide variety of premium cocktails. Other options include a lobby bar and a snack bar. Free WiFi is available throughout.
The cosmopolitan centre of Mykonos, boasting an array of exclusive boutiques and high-profile bars and restaurants, lies within approximately 4.5 km of Anax Resort and Spa. The lively Psarou Beach is at 4 km. Mykonos Airport is 5 km away. Free private parking is possible on site.
“Pure luxury, very clean, room cleaned twice a day, free breakfast had so much choice. Most of the staff were uber friendly, free bus into the town, really nice beach at the bottom.”
Offering 2 outdoor pools and a thalassotherapy wellness centre, Myconian Avaton - Design Hotels is located just a few steps away from the sandy Elia Beach. It offers luxurious, sea-view accommodation and fine dining, while free WiFi access is available throughout.
Accommodation at Myconian Avaton is decorated in respect to the Cycladic style with modern details. All units are air conditioned and equipped with a flat-screen, satellite TV, iPod docking station and minibar. In the luxurious bathrooms you will find free toiletries, bathrobes and slippers.
Start your day on the sea-view terrace of the restaurant and enjoy a rich breakfast including Greek yogurt, organic honey, and other Mykonian delicacies. Gourmet dishes based on traditional recipes are prepared for lunch and dinner by the chef.
Within 10 km, you can reach the local airport, as well as the cosmopolitan centre of Mykonos Town. The 24-hour front desk will assist you with transfers, car rentals and concierge service. Free on-site parking is available.
“Wonderful service, great location. No charge for the beach sun beds for the residents and the food at Kuzina was exceptional. We have been staying at the hotel for the past four years and it gets better every year.”
Situated on the sandy and lively Ornos Beach, the 5-star boutique hotel of Mykonos Ammos provides trendy sun loungers and beach service. Member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, it features an outdoor pool, and a wellness and beauty centre. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.
Stylishly decorated with earth tones and white washed walls, the spacious rooms and suites are air conditioned. Each comes with a 37” flat-screen TV, DVD player, laptop safe, toiletries and hairdryer. They all open out to a terrace or balcony, while some offer sea views.
Kuzina Restaurant provides fusion culinary dishes that combine Asian and Mediterranean flavours and can be enjoyed by the seaside. Farina Italian Restaurant serves genuine Italian cuisine in a stylish setting, while Mykonos Ammos Beach and Bar prepares signature cocktails throughout the day. Room service is also accessible.
Guests are provided with complimentary beach towels and daily newspapers. The 24-hour front desk can arrange tours of Mykonos and concierge services upon request with surcharge.
Mykonos Ammos Hotel is just 2.5 km from Mykonos Town, as well as Mykonos Airport and the port. Various restaurants, cafés and a supermarket are all within a short walking distance. Private parking can be found on site.
“Every effort is made to make you feel at home. Warm welcome upon arrival, wonderful breakfast staff who look after you, beautiful bedrooms with lots of personal touches, pillow menu, aromatics, down to the lavender pouches for a great nights sleep.”
Right above the sandy Agios Stefanos Beach, whitewashed Grace Mykonos features a spa centre and a pool area that overlooks the Aegean Sea. It offers champagne à la carte breakfast throughout the day in its stylish restaurant.
The elegant, white rooms at the Grace Mykonos feature balconies with views to Delos island or the town while some include plunge pools. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, a satellite LCD TV and a mini bar.
Grace guests can benefit from a variety of services that can request prior to arrival, such as bathroom amenities, Apivita cosmetics, in-room fitness kit or seven-choice pillow menu. They can also choose among a wide variety of in-room drinks or special romance packages.
The modern pool bar features solar-powered lamps and sun loungers where guests can relax with a cocktail or snack. The restaurant with the traditional Greek island ambiance serves Mediterranean cuisine.
At the spa guests have access to a steam bath and a nail bar, while there is also a fitness centre. Books are provided in the library.
The cosmopolitan Mykonos Town with bars and art shops is less than 2 km away. The hotel provides 2-way transfer from Mykonos Airport and the port at extra charge. Private daily cruises and water taxi service can be arranged.
“I was delightfully surprised how spectacular and fabulous this property was. I highly recommend this hotel and will be back. Hopefully over and over and over again. So much love for this place and the exceptional staff!”
Overlooking its private sandy beach, the luxurious Royal Myconian - Leading Hotels of the World boasts elegant rooms with spectacular views of the Aegean and extensive spa facilities.
Guests enjoy immediate access to the gold sandy Elia Beach. Towels, refreshments, comfortable sun beds and parasols are also available.
The elegant guest rooms at the Royal Myconian have seating areas, LCD TVs and DVD/CD players, while rooms and suites with private pools or hot tub are also available. Maid service is provided twice each day.
A rich buffet breakfast is served each morning at Elia Restaurant. Ambrosia a la carte restaurant proposes fine Mediterranean flavours and offers breathtaking views of the pools and the sea. Refreshing cocktails are served at the 3 on-site bars dotted around the pools.
“The staff is extremely friendly. I can't name anything I was not delighted with. Everything is perfect!”
Nestled on a secluded peninsula overlooking the Aegean Sea, within 4 km of Mykonos town, Santa Marina features a pool restaurant, a beach bar and a fully equipped spa.
Rooms at Santa Marina feature a colonial-style decor and open out to private balconies. They come with a satellite TV, air conditioning and minibar. In the bathrooms you will find bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries for extra comfort.
The Colonial Pool Restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine at a beachfront setting. At the Asian-style Buddha Bar, you will enjoy gourmet sea food, as well as cocktails prepared by a famous mixologist.
Santa Marina has 2 infinity pools overlooking the crystal blue sea, while a floodlit tennis court and a tennis coach are also available. Guests can also visit the on-site fully equipped gym, the hot tubs, the sauna and the steam bath.
Children’s playground and a children’s pool are offered to junior guests. Santa Marina also hosts 2 fully appointed rooms for any business requirements. Exclusive services with private helicopter and jet plane, as well as yacht and speedboat services from the private marina are available upon request.
Mykonos Airport is 4 km away, while the sandy beaches of Psarrou and Platys Gialos can be reached within a 10-minute drive. Free private, on-site parking is provided.
“The private beach was one of the best in Mykonos. Absolutely stunning view and service. One of the best hotels I have ever stayed in by far and they made you feel so special.”
Occupying a 20,000-square-metre land, Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa features an infinity pool with open views to its private beach. Rooms with spa bath, fine dining, and famous bars await guests.
The elegant rooms offer sea or garden views. They come with many comforts, such as free Wi-Fi, cable and satellite TV, CD/DVD player, and tea-and-coffee maker.
A piano bar, 3 gourmet restaurants and 2 other bars offer guests different dining and drinking opportunities from casual to romantic.
The Aphrodite Spa & Beauty Centre provides 5 treatments rooms. The state-of-the-art facilities include saunas, hammam and indoor heated pools.
Mykonos Airport is 4 km away, and the new Mykonos Port is 6 km away. The bustling Mykonos Town (Chora) is 4 km away. Free private parking is available.
This list is manually curated and based on hotel recommendations from blogs and magazines. Please let me know if you think a hotel should be added to the list.
Updated Feb 14, 2020