From sound bath sessions and deep relaxation yoga to tension-melting treatments in a Cave Spa, here are five reasons why you should consider Crete for your next wellness retreat.
Spa Treatments in Unique Settings
The Sea Cave Spa at Seaside A Lifestyle Resort offers a heated indoor pool, massage rooms, a steam room, and even an ice fountain all within a unique setting. The retreat has an extensive list of treatments including facials, nail, and hair services so guests can look and feel their best selves while making the most of their Cretan holiday. Try the Sea Cave Signature Ritual and enjoy a full body and face massage that will leave your skin deeply hydrated and glowing for days.
The Bath House at ACRO Suites is the place where guests can refresh and take the weight of the world off their shoulders. Inspired by the notion of hammams, this luxury spa promotes wellbeing, health, and purifying the soul. There is a plethora of rejuvenating treatments to help you unwind, including the Aromatic Wandering treatment, an aromatherapy massage using a blend of gentle to firm techniques combined with organic essential oils from Greek aromatic plants. For those who prefer the ambiance of their quarters, the treatments can also be booked in your suite.
Sound Bath and Deep Relaxation Yoga Sessions
Both resorts are hosting NEW sound bath and deep relaxation yoga sessions at the Asana Yoga Shala, a magnificent piece of architecture, built entirely out of bamboo, dedicated to wellness.
In June and July, Manolis Zografakis, a certified sound therapist and meditation practitioner, will be hosting sound bath sessions with the aim of guiding guests through a spiritual journey of reconnection and discovery of the inner self, back into a natural state of balance and harmony.
This season, guests can also enjoy a new weekly deep relaxation session every Sunday evening. The practice taps into the art of yoga nidra (conscious yogic sleep) complete with a guided meditation. This type of yoga refers to conscious sleep, where the body rests while the mind remains aware and active.
Features That Will Elevate Your Sleep
To ensure high-quality sleep, the team at ACRO Suites has invested in top-of-the-range Simmons mattresses that are hypoallergenic and aerated. The hotel also offers a special pillow menu for guests with a variety of options to satisfy different density preferences. With every turn-down service, guests are offered a special pillow mist that contains a blend of calming essential oils with a note to inform guests that their wellness crew is at their disposal in case any tips or advice is needed to improve their sleep.
Suites and Villas with Panoramic Sea Views
Seaside A Lifestyle Resort boasts 245 rooms and suites, some with private pools, which offer all the tranquillity and comfort guests could ask for. Each room is elegantly decorated and draws on the island’s natural palette of whites, terracotta, and neutral tones with a boho-chic design. All rooms and suites have contemporary amenities with a relaxing, laid-back atmosphere in each space.
Muted tones, sleek décor and minimalistic aesthetics run throughout each accommodation option at ACRO Suites, from sea view suites with private infinity pools to the Sunset Villa on the West Cliffside, offering a divine mix of ocean blue and golden sunset views. A firm favourite for many guests is the Cave Suite featuring custom-made wooden furniture, stone, and natural elements throughout, raw silk bed covers, spectacular sea views and a private pool.
Local Dishes with a Fine-Dining Twist
The signature restaurant at ACRO Suites, Cremnos, offers a highly nutritional menu, derived from fresh, organic ingredients sourced from farms around the island. Each dish has been specifically curated to provide the optimum amount of nutrients that are so beneficial to our health. For those who favour Asian plates, the Umi restaurant offers delicious Nikkei cuisine – a combination of delicate Japanese dishes infused with the punchiness of Peruvian flavours.
Veranda, the main restaurant at Seaside A Lifestyle Resort, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with spectacular views overlooking the bay. The Minoan Cretan Tavern introduces guests to natural and local ingredients while Kullinarium offers dinner in a romantic candlelit setting. This season Seaside will has unveiled a NEW bar which boasts a sleek design for those looking to enjoy a drink in a cosy setting.
Most excitingly, both resorts are organising special dining events this summer hosted by two Michelin Star chefs, Bjorn Swanson, and Liam Rogers, with the resort’s exemplary chefs by their side. Guests can look forward to fine dining dishes featuring seasonal Cretan produce, all expertly cooked and beautifully presented.