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Which Ikos Resort is right for me?

  • Inspiration
  • By Lauren Godfrey
  • Published 30 August 2022
  • Revised 17 January 2024
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Choosing which of the seven family-friendly all-inclusive beach hotels in the Ikos Resorts collection is no easy decision… they’re all so appealing! But if you require a little extra help planning your 2024 or 2025 Ikos holiday our expert personal travel managers have condensed the highlights for each of the resorts into a short and handy guide to help you decide.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect hotel to host your three-generational trip or an award-winning all-inclusive concept, we’re here to help plan your luxury Greece holiday today. Oh, and don’t forget Ikos Andalusia, the first Spanish hotel for the group, and the brand new Mallorcan resort Ikos Porto Petro (opened in June 2023) are also a superb options if you want to half your flight time, particularly good for those travelling with very young children.
 

Ikos Andalusia

Location: Costa del Sol, Spain
Getting there: 1-hour by car from Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport
Open date: May 2020

Where the cosmopolitan glamour of Marbella merges with the relaxed nature of the Mediterranean, Ikos Andalusia proudly emerges as one of the best family-friendly resorts on the Costa del Sol. 393 contemporary rooms and suites offer every modern comfort you could possibly need, alongside exceptional views of the resort’s manicured gardens and pools. There are also Michelin-starred menus available at the seven dining destinations which are all included within the cost of your stay, alongside dining at a range of local eateries. Oh, and a wellness spa that’ll have you feeling like you’re walking on clouds in no time.

For children, there’s a schedule of indoor and outdoor pursuits suitable for all ages – from tots to teens – spanning sports, cooking and crafting. There’s even a football academy that runs over the summer holidays. Plus, all of the restaurants provide healthy children’s menus.

You can also discover the local area with help from Ikos Andalusia. Included in your stay is a local drive adventure as well as green fees at Los Naranjos golf course in Nueva Andalucía for budding McIlroys.

Adult-only pool at Ikos Andalusia

Adult-only pool at Ikos Andalusia

Ikos Aria

Location: Kos, Greece
Getting there: 20-minutes by car from Kos Airport
Open date: May 2018

Expect a choice of rooms and suites - some with individual pools - and all with contemporary décor that provide the best of indoor and outdoor living at Ikos Aria. Located on Kos’ southwest coast, it spans 47-acres and offers access to the island’s silk-soft sand beach. The blue-flag awarded beach beckons sunworshippers of all ages with loungers and umbrellas aplenty alongside beach childcare if you’d like to take a few moments of ‘me time’. However, if you’d rather relax poolside you’re spoilt for choice. Plus, there’s a splash pad for little ones.

Ikos Aria’s on-trend Boho beach vibes are apparent through its facilities, namely the rattan egg chairs that are peppered throughout the resort as well as Provence restaurant that’s helmed by Michelin-starred chef, Anthony Jehanno. Speaking of food, there are eight dining destinations to choose from, each providing a different culinary sensation.

For the active visitor, you’ll be thrilled to hear you have access to four tennis courts, a five-a-side football pitch, yoga lessons, Pilates and a range of fitness classes and games available and included with your stay.

Veranda Restaurant at Ikos Aria

Veranda Restaurant at Ikos Aria
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Ikos Olivia

Location: Halkidiki, Greece
Getting there: 50-minutes by car from Thessaloniki Airport
Open date: 2015

22 acres of perfectly landscaped gardens on the Gulf of Toroneos in beautiful Halkidiki sits Ikos Olivia. Voted the number one all-inclusive hotel in the world in the 2021 Travellers’ Choice Awards by Tripadvisor, a stay here is certainly going to be one for the holiday hall of fame.

The choice of accommodation is outstanding. The 136 guest rooms and suites are ideal for couples and families sleeping up to four, while the 155 bungalow suites sleep between five and six located either on the beachfront or further in the resort but with private pools. A coastal colour palette, expansive balconies or terraces, separate bedrooms and deluxe bathrooms ensure that these havens offer a warm hug after a busy day soaking up everything Greece – and Ikos – have to offer.

Like with all other Ikos Resorts, Michelin-starred menus are on offer at the five onsite restaurants, and you can also enjoy cherished family recipes at selected local eateries, all included within the cost of your stay. As are a range of sports, games and activities; nightly entertainment; and dedicated age-appropriate kids’ clubs that have a schedule of daily fun to suit all.

Double Bungalow with Garden View at Ikos Olivia

Double Bungalow with Garden View at Ikos Olivia

Ikos Oceania

Location: Halkidiki, Greece
Getting there: 35-minutes by car from Thessaloniki Airport
Open date: March 2015

The second resort for the Ikos family, Ikos Oceania is also in Halkidiki on another glorious stretch of Mediterranean coastline. It’s the perfect resort for wannabe mermaids, with a private beach that spans 350m offering plenty of ocean to explore, alongside eight pools. Two of which are for babies, one designed specifically for families, two adult-only, one within the spa and one for Deluxe Collection guests as well as the main pool which welcomes all ages. It’s also worth mentioning that three of these pools are infinity edged, the ideal spot to take a new pic for the ‘gram.

There are five restaurants, one buffet and four á la carte, each with children’s menus as well as Ikos’ famous dine out programme at selected local dining destinations. This is further complemented by the hotel’s Local Discovery programme where you can explore the area’s heritage on a range of experiences all included within your stay. Drive one of Ikos Oceania’s fleet of MINI Coopers to investigate endless coves and unique architectural sites. Plus, you have free entry to a range of museums too.

Multiple swimming pools at Ikos Oceania

Multiple swimming pools at Ikos Oceania

Ikos Dassia

Location: Corfu, Greece
Getting there: 20-minutes by car from Corfu Airport
Open date: May 2018

Voted number one all-inclusive in the world and in Europe at the 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice awards, Ikos Dassia has a fantastic position on Corfu’s coast. It may boast more than 400 rooms and suites, however it doesn’t have a large resort feel. It still maintains a boutique energy and never feels crowded, mainly thanks to its masses of space. The resort exclusively has 600m of beachfront for you to enjoy, lined with comfortable loungers and umbrellas with plenty of room in between for sandcastle building. 

There are also seven delicious restaurants to take you on a culinary journey of Europe’s best cuisine including French, Italian and – of course – Greek as well as Anaya that offers top tier Asian flavours influenced by traditional dishes from Thailand, China and India.

Ikos’ usual all-inclusive offerings are also included at this resort so you can explore the locale at leisure without spending a penny. And it goes without saying that there are bountiful options to keep children of all ages entertained.

SEA Lobby Bar at Ikos Dassia

SEA Lobby Bar at Ikos Dassia

Ikos Odisia

Location: Corfu, Greece
Getting there: 35-minutes by car from Corfu Airport
Open date: May 2023

Hello newness! The latest Greek hotel opening for the brand, Ikos Odisia flung open its doors in May 2023.

In a secluded bay opposite sister resort Ikos Dassia, Ikos Odisia offers a wealth of low-rise buildings that blend harmoniously within its hillside setting. Providing dazzling views of the Ionian Sea and beyond, there are also 10 pools to choose from so you can relax under Greece’s blazing sun. Alternatively, to dial up the restful levels, visit the spa where a menu of holistic treatments is available from 8am until 8pm daily.

Families are – as always – a big part of Ikos Odisia, and there’s plenty for children of all ages to fill their time with. Supervised age-appropriate kids’ clubs provide a schedule of daily activities, there’s evening entertainment that’s aimed towards all ages from tots to granny, as well as a wealth of local experiences you can discover under the brand’s Local Discover offering. Oh, and five á la carte restaurants and one buffet will give you all the energy you need to enjoy this brand-new resort to the fullest.

One Bedroom Bungalow Suite with balcony and sea view

One Bedroom Bungalow Suite with balcony and sea view at Ikos Odisia

Ikos Porto Petro

Location: Mallorca, Balearics
Getting there: 50 minutes by car from Palma De Mallorca Airport
Opening date: June 2023

Asserting the brand’s new roots in Spain, just like its dominance in the family hotel world of Greece, Ikos Porto Petro is the second Spanish resort for Ikos which opened in June 2023. Five inviting swimming pools are complemented by charming sandy coves offering you the best of the Mediterranean on Mallorca’s beautiful coast.

Located a short walk from the marina, there’s plenty to see and do during your Spanish escape. Just like its six sister resorts, Ikos Porto Petro allows guests to discover the local area, at no additional charge, from the comfort of the resort’s fleet of Teslas. You can also discover age-old family recipes through the local gastronomy, all included within your all-inclusive dining package.

Of course, there’s also a top-of-the-range spa, Michelin-star menus at five á la carte restaurants and exceptional facilities for children of all ages, from newborn babies to teens. The accommodation has been specifically designed for all party sizes too, with rooms suitable for couples through to private bungalows that sleep up to six in utter privacy.

Deluxe three-bedroom bungalow suite with private pool at Ikos Porto Petro

Ikos Resorts frequently asked questions

What was the first Ikos resort?

It all started with Ikos Olivia in 2015. 

Which is the newest Ikos resort to open?

Ikos Porto Petro is the second Spanish resort for the hotel group and opened in June 2023. 

What does Infinite Lifestyle mean?

Infinite Lifestyle is the name given to Ikos Resort’s revolutionary all-inclusive concept. The award-winning hotel group has redefined all-inclusive family holidays by extending complimentary food and beverages within the resort to local eateries too, helping to boost the area’s economy and support small businesses and the local community. Experiences are also included at no extra cost throughout your stay under the Infinite Lifestyle concept including borrowing a Tesla to explore archaeological sites, hidden caves and more. Of course, a guide is also on hand to point you in the right direction.

To discover more on how Ikos Resorts has reimagined traditional all-inclusive beach holidays, read our dedicated article.

What's included in Infinite Lifestyle All Inclusive?

Ikos' signature all inclusive concept includes extraordinary levels of service as well as additional benefits including:

  • A la carte restaurants with menus created by Michelin-starred chefs
  • 300 international and local wines and international branded spirits
  • 24-hour room service
  • Fully stocked mini bars
  • Kids Clubs and teenager clubs run by qualified professionals for those aged between 4 and 17
  • Babysitting services (for a small fee)
  • Land sports and non-motorised water sports
  • Local dine around concept where you can enjoy local restaurants included within your stay
  • Complimentary Tesla for you to explore the locale
  • Local discovery programme for each resort including complimentary tickets to attractions

Why should I stay at an Ikos resort over another brand?

Ikos hotels are outstanding for couples as well as families with children of all ages. They’re multi award-winning and together the brand has held the number one spot for all-inclusive holidays in the world for the past four consecutive years.

Which Ikos resort is best for adults?

There are adult-only areas at some Ikos resorts including dedicated adult-only pools, however all resorts cater to children of all ages too.

Are any Ikos resorts adult-only?

All Ikos resorts welcome adults as well as children with a range of activities to suit all ages. There are adult-only areas available.

Are Ikos Resorts and Sani Resorts the same?

Both Ikos and Sani are owned by the same company however the hotels do differ. Both have a large presence in Greece and are fantastic for families. You can discover more on Sani Resorts here.

Does Ikos have a sustainability programme?

Are there any covid travel restrictions when visiting an Ikos resort?

The best way to stay up to date with any travel restrictions due to coronavirus is to visit the UK Gov website.
View Foreign Travel Advice for Greece 
View Foreign Travel Advice for Spain
 

Where are Ikos resorts located?

Five Ikos resorts are located within Greece, while a further two are in Spain.

Ikos Porto Petro - Mallorca, Spain
Ikos Andalusia – Costa del Sol, Spain

Ikos Dassia – Corfu, Greece
Ikos Odisia – Corfu, Greece
Ikos Aria – Kos, Greece
Ikos Olivia – Halkidiki, Greece
Ikos Oceania – Halkidiki, Greece

To discover more on Ikos’ seven resorts or to book your 2024 or 2025 Ikos holiday, contact our team of personal travel managers today on 0203 816 0985 or click here to submit an online enquiry. And if you love the idea of staying in one of the Ikos resorts, you need to discover more about its sister hotel Sani Resort. With five hotels in one complex, which one will you choose?

Like this article? Check out our other five-minute read: 20 fun facts about Ikos Resorts we bet you didn’t know
 

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