The words “all-inclusive” and “luxury” don’t usually tend to go hand in hand – but let us introduce you to Ikos. Well, you probably don’t need an introduction because Ikos is quickly becoming a household name when it comes to luxury hotels, and in recent years has gained a stellar reputation to sit amongst hotel superpowers like Shangri-La and Mandarin Oriental.
When you go all-in on your board basis, most of the time it’s because you want to put your feet up, relax and let someone else take care of you for a while. No cooking, no cleaning – just you, the pool and a cocktail (or three, you’re on holiday after all). But Ikos is so much more than buffets and beer. With five-star properties across Corfu, Halkidiki, Kos, and a brand-new Spanish resort in Costa del Sol, all you have to do is keep on reading to discover exactly what to expect at an award-winning Ikos resort…
Gone are the days of cold cuts and chips served everyday – dining at an Ikos resort is more than just a mealtime, it’s an experience. The tastes of the Mediterranean and beyond come together in perfect harmony to create an incomparable array of flavours across breakfast, lunch and dinner that will satisfy everyone from the foodie to the fussy eater. All the menus across the Ikos restaurants have been created by Michelin-starred chefs to ensure the highest quality possible, offering a wide range of cuisines from Greek and Italian to Asian and French. Oh, and don’t forget all your dishes can be washed down with signature cocktails, over 300 wine labels from the hotel’s cellars, branded spirits and so much more.
Fancy venturing out of the hotel’s walls? Ikos knows that sampling the local cuisine is all part of the holiday experience and refuses to let you be confined when it comes to mealtimes. The innovative Dine Out programme works in collaboration with some of the best restaurants in the area that invites guests to enjoy authentic and traditional Mediterranean dishes accompanied by fine local wines in eateries that surround the hotel. The best bit – the Dine Out programme is at no additional cost!
All-inclusive, all the time
We told you that Ikos doesn’t hold back. While most all-inclusive resorts have fixed daily times for their all-inclusive service (usually starting from 11am to 11pm), Ikos offers 24/7 room service with an extensive collection of morning, day and night dining options as well as a midday snack menu. Oh, and did we mention that your room or suite also comes with a full-stocked mini bar with branded spirits and drinks that are replenished on a daily basis? Indulgence at its finest…
Behind the wheel
Perhaps one of the most unique concepts offered by Ikos is the MINI Drive Adventure – yes, it’s as amazing as it sounds. There’s no better way to discover the local area than in the comfort of your very own vehicle, exploring the winding roads and glorious scenery of Greece and Spain and knowing you can return back to sanctuary with ease. Each Ikos resort offers a MINI car that’s entirely yours for the day to travel around in style, and it’s all included in the Infinite Lifestyle concept! Need directions? While the cars don’t have a GPS device, all you have to do is download the handy Ikos Mobile App, enter your location and let the maps do the rest. To avoid disappointment, ensure you pre-book a date to use the car that suits you – oh, and don’t forget your driving licence!
Never a dull moment
While some people will never leave the pool for the duration of their holiday, others might get a little antsy and crave something a little more active. Whatever your holiday mojo, Ikos ensures that there’s something for everyone. Each resort is located directly on the sands of a private beach while there are multiple swimming pools available from heated outdoor pools and indoor pools to spaces just for kids and toddlers. Prefer to stay on dry land? Expect nothing less than tennis and basketball courts, table tennis, beach volleyball, mountain bikes and a fully-equipped fitness centre. Travelling with kids? Boredom certainly isn’t on the agenda for them either thanks to the kids club for those aged four to 12, and the teen club for 13 to 17 year olds. Perfect for when you want to sneak off the spa!
All of this and so much more awaits at Ikos Dassia, Oceania, Olivia, Aria and Andalusia! Book your 2020 escape to the world’s leading all-inclusive resort now.