18th January 2019
For the past three years, Condé Nast Traveller Reader Awards has named Sani Resort both, Best Resort in Greece and Best Family Resort in Greece. Nice accolades to add to a collection that already includes a Travelife Gold award for sustainability and a place in TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Family Hotels of the World.
Harper’s Bazaar calls Sani Resort ‘an eco-paradise’. Vogue UK describes it as ‘Greece’s own little Monaco’. And Red Magazine UK goes all out with, ‘We’ve been dreaming of this place for years’. If you’re thinking, can anywhere really be this good? Hold that thought for a moment, then consider that Sani Resort covers 1000 acres of the Kassandra Peninsula, has no less than five individually designed five-star hotels along with seven private beaches, five unique spas and an award-winning Marina. The Sani Festival is a major international event and has been for the past 26 years, and Sani Gourmet makes the resort a go-to for world gourmands in May. And if that isn’t enough greatness to warrant the rafts of effusive reviews, Sani have just kicked off the New Year by announcing that all under 12s can now stay for free at several of the resort’s hotels during 2019.
TripAdvisor recently listed Sani Beach as one of the Top 10 Family Hotels in the World and it’s hard to fault a single detail here from miles of private beaches to ridiculously roomy one and two bedroom family suites. The hotel also has 10 different restaurants and bars, and it’s home to My Spa, so you can indulge while kids are off funning it up at Peppa Pig’s Creche, Melissa’s Mini-Club or Teen House ‘Ozone’.
Sani Club’s range of one and two bedroom bungalows with private gardens or pools makes it a perfect choice for larger families, or families that like a bit of extra space. The hotel’s lush, green landscaping and views over the Aegean are natural soul soothers for you to enjoy while kids are taking full advantage of fun clubs, children-only pool areas and all the other fun stuff just for them, all over Sani Resort.
Sani Asterias is intimate enough to earn its stripes as a true boutique hotel. It’s achingly chic, right on the beach and – here’s the best part – the biggest suites with the most amazing views are all designed with families in mind. Though you’ll have plenty of grown-up time here too thanks to Babewatch on the beach and kids creches, clubs and teen zones.
If you like the idea of waking up beside exciting Sani Marina every morning, Porto Sani is the hotel with masses of kid-appeal in that fantastic location. And all young guests really need to know about gorgeous Sani Dunes is the fact that it’s the family hotel with the largest swimming pool in all of Greece.
The three Halkidiki peninsulas are famously beachy, unspoiled and lovely. But if you had to choose the fairest of them all, it would be probably be Kassandra Peninsula to the west. Naturally, this is where you’ll find Sani Resort making the most of the sparkling Aegean, sugary beaches and over 1000 acres of lush, forested grounds.
Whichever one of the five Sani hotels is a perfect fit for your family, the entire Sani Resort is part of your holiday experience. You can shop, eat and play – day or night – at elegant Sani Marina which has its own shopping mall, several excellent restaurants and bars, and a never ending supply of yachts to admire. Seven stunning beaches are watched over by lifeguards, washed by the Med and come complete with anything you could wish for, whether that’s Babewatch to give you some time to yourself or Beach Buddies to organise essentials like sunbeds, cool drinks or snacks. The resort has over 40 restaurants and bars, so even if you miss the Sani Gourmet festival in May, you’re still in foodie heaven here. And kids will love the new tree-top adventure park – it’s challenging enough for daring parents too.
Sani has the Kassandra Peninsula, acres of beaches and the dazzling Aegean to play with, which covers just about every possible outdoor activity from sailing and diving to forest eco-adventures and an endless variety of water and land ports.
It’s an ideal environment for kids to learn new skills, build confidence or get really good at something they already enjoy. And ever sociable Sani makes joining in easy for even the shyest kids, with clubs for biking, walking, nature trekking and bird watching as well as their hugely popular dance academy and Chelsea FC Foundation football academy. Babies and toddlers are usually quick to progress from gentle paddling to fully-fledged splashing thanks to the resort’s well designed family pools and safe beaches – baby swimming lessons are available at Sani Beach hotel. And all kids clubs and creches are managed by Worldwide Kids UK and staffed by fully qualified and highly trained childcare professionals.
Of course families are welcome to spend an entire holiday lazing in the sun, but good luck resisting all the incredible distractions:
Five award-winning family hotels surrounded by a private 1000 acre estate which includes seven Mediterranean beaches, Sani Adventure Park and Sani Marina.
Where is Sani Resort
The Kassandra Peninsula, Halkidiki, north eastern Greece.
How to get there
Direct UK flights to Thessaloniki take from three hours, 10 minutes.
Sani Resort is one hour and 10 minutes drive south of Thessaloniki Airport.