Hotel Review: A Heavenly Private Beach At The Royal Blue, Crete


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The stunning island of Crete in Greece has everything you need for a getaway in the sun; fine sandy beaches, ancient historic sites and gorgeous landscapes to explore, lively cities and sleepy villages. For a tranquil and luxurious hotel while you visit, stay at the exclusive 5-star Royal Blue Luxury Beach Resort on the northern coast of the island.


The Royal Blue Luxury Beach Resort lies next to the small traditional village of Panormo and just 18km away from the picturesque and historical town of Rethymnon. The resort enjoys its own private bay and an endless horizon of Cretan Blue sea and skies. You are located 58km from Heraklion Airport and 80km Chania airport.

Service & Facilities

There are 70 acres of gorgeous resort here and you can tell with the rather impressive list of amenities! There are two main pools (but 38 if you count the private pools which we do!) with stunning panoramic views, tennis courts, mini golf, soccer courts, a kids club, a kids pool, library, mini market; the list goes on! That’s not to mention the heavenly private bay with sunbeds and umbrellas and the wide selection of water sports available here. The resort is also adding lots of new additions throughout 2018 too, including: guestroom renovations; the introduction of the Cave (a la carte adults only) restaurant; a new Outdoor Gym that takes advantage of the resort’s stunning location and a new Bluetopia Kids’ Club and outdoor playground. Despite all the fabulous places to entertain here, there’s a relaxed vibe and if you truly need to relax, simply pay a visit to the luxurious Pure Senses Spa to refresh and rejuvenate and make use of their sauna, Turkish bath, indoor heated pool, massage treatment menu, facial treatment menu, relaxation lounge, beauty treatments, hairdresser and fitness centre!

The friendly staff go out of their way to make your stay here special and memorable. The little extra touches go a long way; they bring you wet towels to cool your face by the pool, they provide a pillow menu and keep a listen out for the popular welcome cocktails events they like to host!


The rooms here are elegant, the waterfront suites are luxurious and there are stunning, exclusive villas too. You can be confident that whichever accommodation you choose you’ll be more than happy. They all include the usual luxury travel amenities including a balcony or terrace and a few nifty extras too; the safe fits your laptop, you have music in the bathroom and weighing scales – extra helpful to check all your shopping doesn’t take your cases over the airline weight limit! There are a variety of views to choose from and you can opt to share a pool with the room next door (fab if you are travelling together) or go for the exclusive option of your own individual private pool; which I say simply has to be done!

Food & Drink

You’re rather spoilt for choice for dining too. There are 4 restaurants including 3 that are à la carte, as well as 3 bars and 1 beach bar! You can enjoy an authentic Mediterranean gastronomy experience, live cooking, international flavours, Cretan cuisine and high-end gourmet fine dining across the various eateries. There’s a wine cellar, a fun bar perfect for cocktails and sushi and the Sunset Lounge Bar; the place to be for epic views as the name suggests, accompanied by dazzling DJs and live music.

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