My trip to Santorini had so many of you guys on Instagram questioning if it was mine and Toby’s honeymoon. Personally, every trip we do is considered a honeymoon to us. We’re kinda just disgustingly cheesy and romantic like that :P.
We had never stayed at a couples hotel before so we were elated to hear that Katikies Boutique Resorts would like to host us at their exclusive romantic cliffside hotel Sun Rocks Santorini. We had such a lovely and sentimental stay and thought we’d share our favourite features of this special hotel for all you love birds out there!
Dreamy Cliffside Location
As we entered the hotel grounds, a moment of intense wonder came over us. The narrow staircases and whitewashed suites jotting out from the cliffs of the caldera had instantly transformed the hotel into a colossal open-air theatre. We understood we were being guided to the reception desk, but all we wanted to do was take a seat and admire the view. The star of the show? The sleepy but still active volcanos, Nea Kameni and Palea Kameni, surrounded by the beautiful Aegean Sea ✨
Popping the Question?
From the moment we checked-in, it was clear we had arrived at a property that takes their sophisticated and in-love clientele very seriously. The hotel has an enormous private terrace with unobstructed views of the ocean. Lined with white floorboards and an ornate wedding gazebo, the terrace creates the perfect stage for an unforgettable engagement proposal or wedding ceremony.
A Luxurious and Intimate Hideaway
The designers of the hotel planned the layout with the intention to create a sense of intimacy. We rarely bumped into other guests and we were under the impression that the view and establishment were all for ourselves. This was obviously not the case, but it truly felt private and exclusive. Each room at the hotel is also equipped with a terrace bearing impeccable panoramic views over the sea and the caldera. It was obvious that we would be enjoying our second round of welcome drinks there.
The staff of Sun Rocks are masters of their profession and truly know how to put discretion and privacy first. We experienced an outstanding willingness to go the extra mile to fulfil special requests and execute them perfectly. This is incredibly important for those planning a proposal or wedding at the venue.
Food and Romance
To me, nothing is more romantic than sharing a meal with the person you love. But when you add a breathtaking view to the experience, that must be what people call cloud nine, and Sun Rocks Santorini knew exactly how to take us there.
During the day the hotel’s restaurant ELEA near the pool is available for lunch and room service. We opted for poolside cocktails and the most beautiful fruit platter we’ve ever laid eyes on.
The restaurant at Sun Rocks Santorini only uses locally sourced ingredients. In fact, they grow some of their produce on their own farm on Santorini! They even produce their own extra virgin olive oil which tastes so divine we had to bring a bottle back with us. Each dish is served with a very important side – the stunning view over the Aegean Sea. I know we’ve mentioned the views several times already, but can you blame me, guys? There is also a special table which you can reserve that faces right towards the sea. Talk about breathtaking restaurant views!
Unwinding at the Pool
The pool deck of the hotel is connected to the cocktail bar and is equipped with plenty of sun loungers that face the sea. From the pool or loungers, have one of the most unbelievable 360º views. The panorama includes the Aegean Sea with its the endlessly beautiful blue ocean views. Your eyes are then lead up to the rocky cliffs of the caldera to the white cliffside Cycladic houses. Stacked on top of one another, they collectively resemble a contemporary piece of artwork in varying shades of whites and creams.
1. Exclusive couples only hotel 2. Bose Speakers and iPod in every room 3. Free car parking for all road trippers out there! 4. Access to the Klepsydra Club for truly exclusive spa experiences 5. Suites with private jacuzzis 6. Nespresso machines and capsules in every room 7. Jaw-dropping dinner views 8. Free wifi across the property 9. Sunset wine-tasting & cocktail experiences available 10. Unforgettable welcome drinks with Caldera Views
Some very practical advice first – the winds around the coast can be very gusty at times (especially during the off-peak months), so do bring a jacket.
We absolutely loved having high-end speakers in our room and played our own music during our stay. If you and your significant other have a “that’s our song!” song, make sure to bring it for added romance.
*This post is made in collaboration with Katikies Boutique Resorts 💙