Greek island resort of Crete gifted with luxury living and reality stars.
Having been unveiled in April, Abaton Island Resort & Spa has quickly become one of Europe’s top holiday hotspots. Crete’s new 5* property pulled out all the stops for its guests this year, including celebs. The gastronomy, spa and service particularly impressed Abaton’s new fan club.
Gastronomy made in heaven
Absolute foodie, fault-finding eater or harsh food critic alike, Abaton pleased every palate out there with five restaurants offering a variety of international cuisine.
For the freshest seafood, visitors indulged at Bony Fish SeaFood Restaurant. On the other spectrum, the authentic ingredients from local farmers turned out to be a real hit at Elemes Cretan Cuisine Restaurant.
And as if that wasn’t enough, Chef Zinon’s award-winning dishes were all served alongside shimmering backdrops of Cretan coastline, 360 metres of it to be precise.
Spa serenity found
Guests found it nearly impossible to describe the serenity of Abaton’s spa, treating themselves to time-tested massage sequences and active ingredients.
Countless 5-star reviews were left following visits to the Turkish hammam, fitness space, poolside waterfall and sunbeds. The Elemis full body massage and decadent detox experience particularly melted the hearts of guests.
2018’s celebrity hotspot
Quickly sussed out to be 2018’s most romantic escape, Abaton welcomed its share of high-profile guests over the season. Made in Chelsea’s Ollie Proudlock and supermodel Emma Louise Connolly celebrated a romantic holiday in July, Instagramming their summer views and supper spreads.
And in June, Coronation Street’s Ryan Thomas and TOWIE’s Lucy Mecklenburgh were found in a state of complete zen, with personal butler at hand, a VIP service extended to each and every guest. As seen from their guestroom snaps, the couple absolutely loved their purpose-built honeymoon villa.
One of the world’s elite
In November, Abaton Island Resort & Spa ended the year in style by becoming a proud member of the prestigious Traveller Made network. A high-end consortium of hotels and TAs, any property that aspires to be the best hopes to become a member.
Traveller Made is one of Europe’s leading travel networks, aiming to provide unique and exclusive holidays for distinguished travellers – something that Abaton most certainly fits in with.
What to expect in 2019
Guests can look forward to some great features in the new year:
- Weddings in the hotel
- Outdoor movie nights on the beach
- Two new marinas
- A private karaoke room
- A high-tech play zone for teenagers
- A swanky conference room, the first to have a curvy screen in Greece
- More menu choices, including both buffet and a la carte service
- A new business centre service
- An additional cabin at the spa
Experience it all yourself at abaton.gr.