Sitting on a private peninsula in Crete, Out of the Blue Capsis Elite Resort is fit for a lavish family holiday with unending views of the Aegean Sea. By Rashima Nagpal
When your destination is as naturally blessed as Greece, the number of hotels ‘with a view’ is huge. In Crete, close to the traditional fishing village of Agia Pelagia, Out of the Blue, Capsis Elite Resort should be the leading contender for your Greek vacation.
STAY IN STYLE
Accommodation is offered in three collections—Classic, Lifestyle, and Exclusive, each with a unique concept and design. While The Classic Collection consists mainly of bungalow-style guestrooms, nestled in a botanical environment, perfect for small families, the Lifestyle Collection is an all-suite modern art-themed boutique hotel with garden-and sea-view rooms and extended living spaces. Located in the most coveted part of the peninsula, the Exclusive Collection comes with utmost luxury, and is ideal for large families and groups—think seafront suites, maisonette villas, outdoor Jacuzzis, private pools, and exclusive services.
SOMETHING FOR THE KIDS
Within the resort, you never run out of entertainment options for the kids. The Capsis Minoan Amusement Club, which is a one-of-its-kind mythology-themed amusement park, caters to kids as well as kids-at-heart, and can easily occupy an entire day of your itinerary. At the Labyrinth, children play archaeologists, go on treasure hunts, and solve puzzles. The Teenagers Club, as the name suggests, keeps the older children engaged with sports like tennis and basketball. Quality creche services for kids between the ages of six months and three years allow parents to take some time off and enjoy their time in mesmerising Crete.
A FAMILY THAT EATS TOGETHER
Out of the Blue, Capsis Elite Resort offers a sinful culinary immersion in its seven multi-cuisine restaurants and eight bars. From the Greek Seasalt and Rosemary Restaurant that serves lunch and dinner in a picturesque seafront ambience amid olive trees to H20 Gourmet Grill Restaurant set alongside a pool that hosts a water- music-light show each evening, the dining venues are stunning. Moreover, the resort’s private beach hosts a restaurant along with a watersports centre that offers water-skiing, fly boarding, scuba diving, and more.