What we love
Whether you're looking for an all-singing family hotel, a replenishing wellness retreat or a stylish all-suite boutique option, you'll find it at Sani - and all surrounded by the stunning wilderness that is Kassandra Peninsula.
Setting the scene
Sani Resort covers 1,000 acres of pine forests, olive groves and beaches on the beautiful Kassandra Peninsula of Halkidiki. A protected eco reserve with the exclusive Sani Marina at its heart, Sani has been privately owned and sensitively developed by the same families for over 30 years, retaining its natural beauty while providing varied accommodation in four very different hotels.
There are four hotels within Sani Resort: Sani Beach Hotel, Sani Beach club, Porto Sani Village, and Sani Asterias Suites. Sani Beach Hotel is the largest, with 350 family-friendly rooms and classic five star facilities; while Sani Beach Club, equally good for families, has a more contemporary feel and bungalows within the olive groves - some with private gardens and pools. Sani Village offers the chance to replenish body and mind, with aromatherapists, personal trainers and yoga tutors all on hand and restaurants offering wholesome fare and fresh juices. If boutique is more your style, but you like the sound of all this variety, Asterias Suites has 48 chic suites down by the lapping Aegean Sea, and you can enjoy Michelin standard cuisine and Anne Semonin spa treatments in the comfort of your own suite.
One of the advantages of staying at Sani is the Dine Around scheme, which means you can take your pick from 13 of the resort's restaurants, no matter which hotel you're staying in. The options are varied, but the food is of a consistently high standard - they've even started celebrating with an annual food festival! Greek and Mediterranean feature heavily, with the majority of restaurants serving up the food of the region in various styles - whether modern Greek at Tomata; succulent grills at Vosporos; comforting home-style taverna cooking at Psaroyannos Ouzeri; or fusion food mezze style at Ammos. There are also several buffet restaurants if you're looking for something more casual. For a change, head to Byblos for fine dining on caviar, smoked fish and shellfish, or Macaroni for Italian favourites. If you've over-indulged, you can dine at Lagoon pretty much guilt-free, and if you're staying at Asterias Suites you can enjoy the creations of Michelin chefs at Water Restaurant, which also has live jazz three times a week.
Between the various hotels and activities, there's never a dull moment at Sani. As a general rule, the beach hotels are more lively, while Sani Village and Asterias Suites have a calmer, more adult atmosphere. We recommend making the most of the extensive reserve by exploring the walking trails and paying a visit to the beautiful wetlands, home to a bird sanctuary full of life; your hotel will provide a complimentary bird-spotting guide. Sani encompasses six beaches, and each hotel has its own, meaning over-crowding isn't a problem. A long list of watersports is offered at the dedicated centre, including waterskiing, parasailing and PADI diving; and they also run boat trips around the bay - particularly enchanting as the afternoon sun dissipates. Activity-wise there's tennis, football and archery to name a few, and you can always work up a sweat in the fitness centre or at an exercise class. When it comes to relaxation, each hotel has its own spa offering varied therapies and treatments. When the sun goes down, varied dining options, an open air cinema and atmospheric bars provide plenty of options.
When you're down by the beach, the Babe Watch staff will take care of small children for up to 30 minutes, giving you a break throughout the day (June-October only). There is a creche for children under 4 run to Ofsted standards, and Melissa Mini Club is open to children between the ages of 4 and 11. Qualified staff will organise activities and experiences to keep children occupied such as mini Olympic games, arts and crafts and storytelling. There will also be the opportunity for your children to learn about the surroundings on wildlife and bird watching adventures. Teenagers can get involved with similar activities at the Teenagers Club.
Sani is accessed either by road - a 45 minute journey from Thessaloniki Airport - or sea, if you plan to sail your boat into the central marina.
- £850pp in low season
- £1920pp in high season
- 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Junior Suite Marina Front, including flights and transfers