- All Inclusive
by Francesca Barone
In my ongoing quest to find the perfect holiday for my valued clientele and potentially new clients, I do like to offer up wonderful land holiday opportunities now and again to whet your appetite.
As a fully bonded travel agent, whilst I do specialize in the luxury cruise sector I can of course, assist with anything travel related. Always tending to specialize, whether land or sea, in the higher end of the market as this is more my niche. It has never been more important to use a reputable agent than in these very fluid and rapidly changing times that we are working with in tourism.
I have been introduced to a gorgeous group of just three 5* hotel properties in Greece which I’ll go into in a little more detail below. They can also make up a fantastic twin centre holiday in Greece between Corfu and Parga. You can get between these two idyllic places by boat or you can fly in and out of each.
MarBella Nido Suite Hotel and Villas – Location: South-East Coast – Peristeron – ADULT ONLY
This sensational 5* property, part of the Small Leading Hotels of the World group, offers laid back luxury for Adults Only. Situated in its own gardens with idyllic views out to the Ionian Sea, this luxurious property offers a great sense of tranquility and privacy yet is still only a short drive from Corfu Town itself which is about 9 miles away with Corfu airport being around 11 miles distant. There are plenty of activities if you’d like to be kept busy rather than dropping and flopping, including watersports, Wellness Centre and gym to name a few. You of course have a fabulous pool and you are right on the beach. There is a wonderful selection of suites starting with the Junior Suite, some with private pools or whirlpools and villa choices, All offer you sea views. Board basis include B&B or Half Board options. Dining wise you can expect to feel indulged with contemporary delicious cuisine representative of the area you are in, spread across three enticing restaurants. Other more bespoke experiences include things as shown below. Charges payable locally.
- Gastronomy events
- Enhanced Greek Delights
- Wine tasting with the Sommelier
- Cooking classes with their expert chefs
- Aqua Experiences
- Design your own Private Yacht experience
This gorgeous hotel is suited to those of you seeking a sophisticated getaway and will leave you yearning for your return visit.
MarBella Corfu Hotel – Location: South-East Coast – Peristeron – ALL AGES
The stunning 5* MarBella Corfu hotel offers you another fantastic luxurious experience, this time for all the family with appeal across the age groups. Your location is approximately half an hour from Old Corfu Town and the airport (approximately 10 miles). The location again offers expansive, glorious views out over the Ionian Sea and the Marbella Corfu is surrounded by wonderful gardens to while away some time in. You’ll find at this property, a lovely selection of rooms and suites ranging from Standard rooms with garden views, family rooms (garden or seaviews) up to awe-inspiring Presidential Suite. Here you’ll have three different board basis options from Bed and Breakfast up to the Ultra All Inclusive rate which will elevate you to even higher levels of luxury and indulgence. Plenty of wonderful dining experiences to suit all ages and dietary desires. Mostly Greek and Italian cuisine with plenty of locally sourced produce. You’ll be spoilt for choice with the five different restaurants on offer for you along with six different bar choices. This property is geared up for plenty of activities to keep you as busy (or not), as you wish. Of course you also have fabulous pools (one saltwater and one freshwater) and are very close to the beach. Other onsite activities include:
- Tennis Academy
- Fitness Centre – Group Fitness – Running Club
- Plenty of Aqua Experiences
- Tennis and Mini Soccer
- Hiking and Mountain biking
- Bird watching
- Evening entertainment
- Kids Clubs
The Marbella Corfu Hotel is suited to everyone really, from single travellers to couples to families and perhaps groups of friends. All will be welcome and left wanting to return.
MarBella Elix – Location: Ionian Coastline, Greece
Welcome to this brand new unique, modern & contemporary hotel that opened its doors in April 2021. The 5* MarBella Elix is located near Parga on the Ionian Peninsula in Greece and offers a glimpse into an unspoiled paradise for your ultimate escape and enjoyment. You’re located on top of a pine-forested hill with views out across to Corfu and Paxos. You are close to the villages of Parga (charming with a host of restaurants and bars) and Sivota on the coast of Epirus. The beach stretches out below you and can be accessed by a funicular railway, or you can stroll down. All rooms and suites have glorious sweeping ocean views that you will never tire of. Your room/suite choices range from a Superior double up to Maisonette Suite and also include family rooms (some interconnecting. Some offer swim up or private pools. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining options from fine dining to more casual family orientated buffets. Here too you have three board choices – Bed and Breakfast, Half Board or for the ultimate experience opt for the Ultra All Inclusive option. Marbella Elix has a fabulous freshwater infinity pool with jaw dropping views. You can get to Parga from Corfu (by ferry), or there are a couple of airlines who have a route to Parga from the UK.
Additional holiday enhancing experiences at this property include:
- Hiking & Mountain Biking
- Learning to sail
- Private Cruises
- Relaxed evening entertainment
- Culinary events
- Kid and Teens Adventure Club (Worldwide Kids service)
- Creche Club – 4 months to 3 years of age (Worldwide Kids service)
- Babysitting service (Worldwide Kids service)
What MarBella Ultra All Inclusive offers you as the discerning guest:-
- explore local restaurants with Dine-Out*
- exceptional choice of beverages including cocktails
- Premium Greek wine etiquettes
- unlimited use of ice cream bar
- daily use of kayaks or pedalos
- use of tennis courts
- a daily programme of entertainment for children from 4-17 years
- a nightly programme of live music
For your peace of mind I have cut and pasted below the details on the MarBella Collection’s website about their Protocols are. I would ask you to appreciate that these are of course strictly subject to being changed/updated.
In 2020, MarBella Collection welcomed 7,000 guests with a total of zero cases. In 2021, all our hotel properties are opening their doors with our extended holiday offering and upgraded health and safety measures in place that put guests’ health and wellbeing at the forefront of everything we do.
Here, at MarBella Collection we have the experience to welcome you back with confidence for summer 2021 filled with renowned hospitality, sun-soaked surroundings and a holiday to remember.
For more than 50 years, MarBella Collection’s utmost priority has been the wellbeing of our guests, our staff and partners. With that in mind we are further enhancing our established “We Care” Health and Safety Protocol, rigorously designed together with our strategic partners, Priority Hellas and Diversey, by implementing a wide-range of measures across all our hotels including on-site access with ease to Rapid & PCR testing. Holding the accreditation by Global Leader TÜV Austria, with the Covid Shield ‘Principal Rating’, this recognition comes to re-confirm our operational readiness and adjustment to the latest Health & Safety Protocols.
I do hope you have enjoyed this update and that it has left you feeling you can’t wait to contact me and discuss getting to one or more of these beautiful 5* hotels. Simply reach out to me and we can discuss your specific requirements, room/suite type preferences, board basis preferences, duration etc.