Blue Palace Resort & Spa (Crete), Greece

Tucked away on the Elounda coast (Crete), this five star resort has received numerous awards as a testament to its high quality holidays and the wonderful atmosphere it creates for guests. In 2012 alone it has been highlighted by the Conde Nast Traveller Readers Choice Awards, World Travel Awards and the Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Awards.

The resort features three outdoor swimming pools, including one infinity-edged pool and two poolside bars. In addition to this there are two children’s pools and almost 150 private pools at the various suites, villas and bungalows that are available to guests. Not only this, the hotel also has a private 200m beach, so you’ll always be able to find the perfect spot to sunbathe in.