Overlooking the shimmering Ionian Sea, award-winning MarBella Corfu sits on the south east coast of Corfu and for the past four years has been named one of the Top 10 Resorts in Greece by Condé Nast Traveller readers. Although even that extraordinary accolade doesn’t begin to hint at what an incredible experience it is for families.
Summer arrives at MarBella Corfu on 19 May and there’s plenty to get excited about this year. After an extensive winter renovation project, families have more choice when it comes to rooms and suites. Enhanced Premium All-Inclusive programme includes everything from childcare to water sports for summer 2023. And it goes without saying that Corfu itself is as wonderfully warm, sunny and beautiful as ever.
MarBella Corfu makes more space for you this summer
This summer Marbella Corfu is making more space than ever for families with its collection of bungalow rooms and suites. Thoughtfully redesigned to create luxurious private sanctuaries, many even have their own private pools, as well as gardens and wide open views of the Ionian to wake up to every morning. Perfect for larger families, two bedroom bungalow suites sleep up to six, although a smaller family could simply decide to indulge in a little more room for themselves. After all, indulging guests is another one of the many things at which MarBella Corfu excels.
Nowhere is that more obvious than in the hotel’s Signature Suite programme. So families choosing the luxury of suites this summer can expect to feel even more cared for, from pillow menus to the pleasure of their own concierge service. VIP check-in and check-out makes everything much easier with kids, and exclusive experiences like wine-tasting sessions add another layer of indulgence to your stay at MarBella Corfu.
Although we predict you may want to spend more time than usual cocooned in the privacy of your own room or suite this summer. The designers responsible for the new bungalow collection were clearly inspired by the beauty of Corfu’s landscape, as interiors blend seamlessly with the outdoors, and contemporary furniture in natural materials mixes with a colour palette of soft creams, blues and dazzling white, offset by the pure light which only ever seems to be found on a Greek island.
Premium all-inclusive indulges families even more this summer
The true luxury of all-inclusive family holidays has to be the freedom to think about nothing apart from living in every moment and spending time together. Taking that a quite a few steps further, MarBella Corfu has enhanced their premium all-inclusive programme. So this summer parents can look forward to feeling completely carefree, which is a sensation you may not instantly recognise, but you will almost certainly grow to like, very quickly.
Premium All-Inclusive includes all meals and drinks, although kids are likely to be more impressed by unlimited scoops of ice cream. That’s when you see your kids of course, because fully supervised childcare for four to 12 year olds is also free this summer, and once your children set eyes on the colourful play spaces they may not want to leave. Plus, as well as fun daily activities, kids can take part in weekly pottery workshops and robotic classes: new skills are definitely the best holiday souvenir.
A full season of fantastic family entertainment begins in May too and that’s something else you can all look forward to as part of Premium All-Inclusive. And there’s complimentary entertainment during the day too, whether you want to take advantage of a range of non-motorised water sports or sail off to some of the island’s best swimming spots on a traditional Kaiki cruise.
For even more fun, MarBella Corfu just adds water
Anemelia Aqua Park proves waterparks aren’t exclusively for kids. In fact, this incredible addition to MarBella Corfu has been specifically designed to make sure there are thrills for everyone. Although, it’s probably fair to assume your kids will spend a little more time than you exploring the intricacies of endless tunnels, waterslides and Aquatubes.
However, the towering two-lane multi slide which plunges into a cool, blue pool could inspire a whole new type of parent/child togetherness.
Naturally spending time with your kids is the biggest pleasure on a family holiday. But if they were off splashing it up at the waterpark, who could blame you for taking five beside Marbella Corfu’s enormous infinity pool.
If you want something long and cool, there’s a poolside bar with sensational views on the side. Alternatively, don’t move a muscle and take advantage of poolside service. If you’re an early riser – or the parents of really young kids – the pool is also the ideal place to catch a flawless Corfu sunrise: a perfect start to the day.
When you feel like getting out into the irresistible Ionian, the hotel also offers a wide range of water sports. Pick up a paddleboard or a two person kayak at the beach and go exploring round Agios Ioannis bay. Snorkelling equipment is also available if kids want to discover what’s underwater. Alternatively, hop on a pedalo together and head just a little off-shore to enjoy the sun and sea from a different angle.
Delicious is on every restaurant menu this summer
This summer MarBella Corfu gives you the choice of 11 restaurants and bars with a culinary spectrum ranging from authentic Greek and Italian flavours to the rich heritage of France and Asia.
New for summer 2022, Celeste is elegant dining in the best French tradition, and another new addition, Kum Kuat Pan Asian, mixes inventive cooking with a laid-back vibe.
Pretty courtyard Platea has a delightful rustic design, but serves Greek dishes with a contemporary edge accompanied by a very impressive wine list. And Comodo Italian sits poolside, surrounded by lovely gardens so it’s a favourite with kids. Although when you want nothing but waterfront chill, we can highly recommend relaxing into the all-day dining mood at the Deck Bar & Grill.