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20 fun facts about Ikos resorts

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  • By Rachel Lane
  • Published 27 April 2022
  • Revised 20 December 2023
  • Published 27 April 2022
  • Revised 20 December 2023

Explore the enchanting world of Ikos Resorts with 20 fascinating facts that unveil the best of this luxury brand. From their stunning Mediterranean vistas to award-winning dining experiences, Ikos crafts an all-inclusive haven across Spain and Greece. Dive into their iconic infinity pools, indulge in Michelin-starred cuisine, and discover a realm where opulence meets unparalleled hospitality. Come and learn everything you need to know about Ikos Resorts. 

1. There are seven Ikos Resorts

Yes you heard us correctly! The seven resorts are located across the sandy shores of Greece and Spain and can be specifically found in Costa del Sol, Mallorca, Kos, Halkidiki and Corfu. Given that the resorts all have fantastic facilities and their own unique features, we understand it must be tough to decide which to book, so why not read on to discover which Ikos Resort is right for you?

Ikos Porto Petro Deluxe Three Bedroom Private Pool Suite

Ikos Porto Petro Deluxe Three Bedroom Private Pool Suite

2. Ikos Resorts has its own App

For those that like to be organised while they are away, and even before they arrive, the Ikos App is an easy way to make reservations for Infinite Lifestyle activities or pre-arrange which restaurants you wish to dine in during your stay - all at the touch of your fingers. The App is also very handy for pre-booking childcare or making reservations for your little ones at the Kids’ Club ahead of travel, to ensure your escape runs as seamlessly as possible.
 

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3. Each resort is located in a prime beachfront location

All Ikos Resorts rest on stunning stretches of beach, which are reserved for hotel guests exclusively. Here you can relax and make good use of the complimentary sun beds, umbrellas and waiter service, where you can order refreshments such as fruits, snacks and drinks without leaving the comfort of your perfectly-positioned lounger.

Ikos Aria beach

Ikos Aria beach

4. From Ikos Aria you can swim to nearby Kastri Islet

Sitting in the bay directly in front of Ikos Aria you will see the tiny islet of Kastri which is home to a traditional Greek chapel with distinct blue roof and whitewashed walls. While the island is empty other than this remote structure and some ruins of an old castle, you can explore the island easily by taking a 100-metre swim across from Kefalos Beach.

Islet of Kastri

Islet of Kastri

5. Each room enjoys a complimentary mini bar

For those late-night nightcaps, intimate celebratory toasts, or convenient refreshments after late afternoon siestas, all guests have access to a personal mini bar stocked with a mixture of branded spirits, beers, mineral water, wine, and soft drinks, which is replenished daily.

6. There is a swimming pool to suit everyone

Across the seven luxury resorts, there are more than 40 pools to choose from - and that’s without including the Deluxe Collection Suites and Villas which feature an individual private pool. From showstopping infinity to lagoon-style swimming pools, each resort is blessed with a wide offering of places to cool off that will suit each and every visitor. Think heated outdoor options and indoor spa pools, some dedicated for children and adult-only areas, plus additional features including swim-up bars, baby paddling, children’s splash facilities and even choices reserved for Deluxe Collection guests only. One thing is for sure, you won’t be short of places to take a daily dip.

Ikos Andalusia Deluxe Pool

Ikos Andalusia Deluxe Pool

7. You can dine on Michelin-starred menus everyday

Each Ikos Resort offers up to nine delicious onsite eateries and there are no restrictions on how many times you can eat at each venue. This includes à la carte restaurants, many of which boast menus created by Michelin-starred chefs. All you need to do is ensure you make dinner reservations throughout your stay to guarantee you don’t miss out on sampling the delights these venues have to offer. 

Some of the Michelin-starred fare you can look forward to enjoying includes: 
⦁    Fresco: Serving exquisite Italian cuisine created by Michelin-starred chef Ettore Botrini 
⦁    Ouzo: Offering contemporary Greek cuisine designed by Michelin-starred chef Lefteris Lazarou 
⦁    Provence: Presenting atmospheric Provençal cuisine conceived by Michelin-starred chef Anthony Jehanno

Ouzo Greek restaurant dish

Ouzo Greek restaurant dish

8. All restaurants offer child-friendly menus

To ensure the whole family are fed well and satisfied throughout your stay, you can request a yummy menu devised especially for little ones that offers a range of family favourites as well as some adapted recipes that are designed to suit the palate of younger travellers. Plus, they can even prepare fresh baby food upon request.

9. Dine out in local restaurants at no extra cost

As part of the globally recognised all-inclusive concept, Ikos Resorts offer an innovative ‘Dine Out’ programme that invites guests at all hotels to feast at local restaurants. This unique concept is also included within the boundaries of your all-inclusive package, which means you won’t have any additional costs added on to your holiday. Each individual resort has made a tailored selection of neighbouring eateries that offer you the very best example of local cuisine and authentic atmosphere. Sample traditional flavours of the Mediterranean, prepared with fresh local produce and the very finest selection of meat and fish, and of course all meals will be accompanied by a choice of great local wines. Reservation is required to enjoy this service. 

10. Signature spa treatments have been designed by Anne Sémonin Paris

Anne Sémonin Paris has been creating bespoke beauty products since 1985. The company uses vegan ingredients and a mix of traditional and innovative methods to produce high quality products that promise unrivalled results. For Ikos, Anne Sémonin Paris has created a number of signature treatments including the Mediterranean Lifting Facial which will leave you looking and feeling like you’ve just had the world’s most relaxing siesta, and the Olive Grove Body & Face Therapy designed to relax, restore and release built up tension.

Ikos Oceania spa

Ikos Oceania spa

11. Baby amenities are available

If you are holidaying with a baby, packing the essentials and the logistics of travelling with everything they need can be difficult. Ikos Resorts are able to take the stress of some of that away by providing necessities such as baby bathtubs, baby monitors, Moses baskets and prams on request. Plus, the resorts are all equipped with nappy changing facilities and a mini-market that sells all kinds of baby products. Also, the design of the resorts themselves feature ramps and elevators making life with a buggy that much easier.

12. Ikos Resorts are experienced wine experts

All resorts offer a sommelier service which showcases a huge selection of 300 wines. In the Ikos wine cellar you will find a mix of both local and international wines that have been expertly selected to pair with the à la carte menus across the resort, as well as cater to a wide range of tastes and preferences. We’d be surprised if you didn’t find a tipple to satisfy your tastebuds.

Ikos sommelier service

Ikos sommelier service

13. Cocktail lovers can expect innovative drinks menus

Whether nestled within landscaped gardens, perched by a pool or sitting cosy in an atmospheric indoor lounge, all Ikos Resort bars offer an impressive choice of cocktails. The brand prides itself on working with a range of award-winning mixologists to create fresh and innovative flavours, which provide something exciting for every guest.

14. The resorts offer a wide variety of evening entertainment

All resorts host a wealth of tasteful evening entertainment including live music and theatrical productions. There is something on offer at each resort for everyone, from pool parties and nightclubs to family-friendly shows and movie nights. 

15. Explore your local area in a Tesla

Ikos Resorts offers all guests the Local Drive Adventure meaning you can explore the beautiful coastal roads without the cost of car hire. But it gets even better as the complimentary car service is brought to you by Tesla, a new partnership created in 2023. Now you can drive around in a stylish premium car in a sustainable way. Learn more about how Ikos are leading the way in sustainable luxury travel

Tesla in Mallorca

Tesla in Mallorca

16. There are activities to suit all ages

For those that like to be active, Ikos Resorts offer an impressive list of complimentary sports and activities that you can fill your days with. The list includes everything from beach volleyball and mountain biking to canoeing and paddleboarding. Some resorts even offer an initial diving lesson in the pool, at no extra cost as well as having the facilities for complimentary Pilates and yoga, table tennis, basketball, tennis and much more.

Paddleboarding

Paddleboarding

17. Football stars host exclusive coaching programmes here

In the summer of 2021, football legends Joe Cole and Bobby Zamora ran world-class coaching programmes in conjunction with Football Escapes at Ikos Andalusia. Children aged 5–15 had the fantastic opportunity to brush up on their ball skills, while their parents simply enjoyed a relaxing break. There are no losers here.

18. Complimentary green fee at Ikos Andalusia

Otherwise known as ‘Costa del Golf’, the Costa del Sol holds more than 70 golf courses. There aren’t many regions across the world that can match this area’s golfing escapes and the Los Naranjos Golf Course in Nueva Andalucia is considered one of the best in Spain. To get your golf escape off to an amazing start, or to give you a glimpse of what the Marbella region of Spain has to offer golfers, Ikos Andalusia provide a complimentary green fee to Golf players (handicap certificate – golf license required), to enjoy their favourite sport at the exclusive Los Naranjos Golf Club.

19. There are adult-only areas within the resorts

From sections of a private beach to designated quiet zones around the glittering infinity pool, the brand ensures all guests feel well looked after while they are on holiday. This means the Ikos Resorts are a fantastic option for those who are travelling without family and are looking for a serene environment in which to unwind.

20. For those looking for something special – book the Deluxe Collection

The Deluxe Collection at Ikos Resorts redefines luxury, offering exclusive suites and villas boasting private pools and dedicated concierge services. Elevating the already opulent experience, guests enjoy personalised attention and refined amenities including iced champagne in your room, prestigiously positioned accommodation, access to exclusive areas of the resorts, premium drinks, upgraded dining options, a beachfront dinner experience, complimentary spa treatments and more. 

Speak to one of our personal travel managers today and get your Ikos 2024 holiday planning underway. Contact us on 0203 318 6077 or get in touch via our enquiry form

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