Toby and I fell deeply in love with the Greek island of Mykonos back in October last year when we visited for the first time. In the time since then, we couldn’t stop thinking of flavourful gyros, crystal clear turquoise beaches and the warmth of Greek hospitality. Only half a year later, we are back! Determined to explore a different part of the island this this, we’ve opted for Elia beach in the island’s south. This area is famous for being home to some of Mykonos’ most luxurious hotels.
The Myconian Collection
The Myconian Collection consists of a total of nine luxury properties. Five of them – Imperial, Royal, Uptopia, Avaton and the Villa Collection – are located and interconnected at Elia beach. This unique concept allowed us to enjoy the intimacy and thoughtful design of a boutique hotel while getting access to countless amenities and outstanding facilities of a large luxury resort.
One of the best reasons to stay here is having the freedom to enter and try out all the amenities offered across every property. We were spoilt for choice with dozens of restaurants, spas, pools and bars. We stayed in a suite at the Myconian Imperial and also tested out a Private Pool Suite at the Royal Myconian. The rooms are designed in a modern open plan style which allows fresh air to circulate and carry a subtle seawater scent into the rooms. We decided to sleep with an open balcony door one night and you could hear and smell the beach! What’s better than the smell and sound of salt water but still being able to crawl up into your mattress?
The Myconian Collection houses more than a dozen gourmet restaurants. The Camares Pool Bar has a fantastic al fresco dining experience that dishes light snacks and mouthwatering interpretations of local delicacies.
The Ambrosia at the Royal is a temple for authentic Mediterranean flavours with a yearly changing menu that brings out the best of local organic products and the daily catch.
Sishu Sushi Bar at the Imperial was our absolute favourite. Sushi chef Meiwang Ke Steven is a master at bringing together iconic sushi classics and unique fusion creations, all served in a fine-dining ambience with unforgettable views of the sea.
The breakfast buffets at the Myconian Imperial and Royal is the reason why this section is called “Indulgence” in the first place. We revelled in staples like greek yoghurt and granola, to stacks and stacks of fresh salmon, scrambled eggs and more baked goods than Toby could devour in a lifetime. One of the most unique parts of the breakfast was the free-flowing champagne and Bloody Marys! Total indulgence.
One of my favourite features of the hotels is the pool bar. With bar stools inside the pool, you don’t need to interrupt your floating sessions under the Myconian sun to refuel with their exciting cocktail offerings.
What is a resort stay without massages, manicures or hairdressing appointments? All of this is readily available at the Myconian Collection and of course, they employ the best staff to take care of you.
The properties also feature a huge poolside for all sun and water lovers. There are plenty of beach loungers, a kids pool and jacuzzis which overlook the Mediterranean sea and an incredible number of very attentive staff to make sure you never run out of water … or Margaritas 😉
The collection also offers a free shuttle to Mykonos town which takes you there in about 30 minutes. The first shuttle of the day was at 2pm and the last at one back at 10:30 pm.
They also have a private beach for all Myconian Collection guests!
If you’re looking for a luxury getaway where you can veg out and lose track of time, then this is the place for you. The Myconian Collection is truly a little oasis of secluded luxury that we all need once in a while.
This post is made in collaborate with The Myconian Collection. As always, all opinions are my own.