Paradise Island Villas | Crete

Oh wow, where do I start?

We’ve spent the most amazing week at Paradise Island Villas. I seriously didn’t want to leave!

From the second we arrived (even at 10pm!) we were greeted with big smiles, refreshments & a big “welcome to paradise!” – We immediatly felt at home & like part of the family.

Their concept is just perfect, it makes for the most relaxing holiday whether you’re a couple or a family like us. There are 12 villas in total, all with amazing facilities as if you’re at home which is what we love when we’re travelling with Arla!

✮ The Villa

We stayed in a 2 bedroomed family villa, called ‘Hera’ (meaning goddess of women) all of the 12 villas are named after the greek gods & goddesses adding a real touch of Greek charm.

You can even tailor your stay to include what you need for your little ones. We arrived to a highchair in the kitchen, baby monitors in her room, a cot, baby stair gates, toys & most importantly, a fence around the pool! They really have thought of everything to take the stress out of travelling.

Plus, we had a fully equipped kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, an outdoor dining area & our own swimming pool with jets.

(with & without gates, we took them down on the last day & Arla was absolutely fine!)

✮ The Pools

Each villa has its own pool, which was great for when Arla was napping. There are two main pools to use too. We hopped between all of them!

✮ The Food & Drink

The Ambrosia Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch & dinner using fresh local ingredients. They even grow their own olives & bananas, which of course we loved to sample!

Arla absolutely loved running to breakfast every morning, it melted my heart to see her get so excited! She tried so many new foods, including THE most amazing waffles & French toast – Delicious! We had breakfast in our villa one of the mornings which was so lovely too.

✮ The Location

Paradise Island Villas are quietly tucked away in Anissara, around a twenty minute walk to the beautiful local beaches.

The turquoise water, shallow rock pools & shady spots made it the perfect day trip with little ones!

✮ Extras

There’s a gym (not that I ever used it!) but it has lots of great equipment.

They have Tennis court & a really cute little shaded play area. (we spent lots of time playing!)

Each pool has jets included, so you can swim against the current to keep fit.

They can help arrange spa treatments, water-sports, car hire & day trips etc.

They offer a shuttle service to take you to the beach & back, we used it once but we liked to walk so Arla could have a nap!

The kitchen has cutlery & dinnerware for kids & they even have kids clothes hangers too – It’s the little things!

They have blackout blinds for the kids room.

✮ The people

Eleni, Paul, Mike & the team are all utterly incredible. They really make the place so special. I felt so emotional leaving – I’ve never felt like that before! They just made our trip so amazing, especially the way they interact with the kids, they make them feel like little VIP’s!

I loved watching Arla play with them all, she’d always wave and giggle as soon as she saw them, so cute!

If you’re looking for a holiday to escape everyday life, I can’t recommend Paradise Island Villas enough, it’s just been the most perfect week all around, I wish we were staying longer, it’s been just what we needed!

THANK YOU Eleni & Team, you’re all absolutely amazing – We’ll miss you!

Let me know if you have any questions, pop me a message on Insta/Facebook etc – I’ll be happy to help!

Efcharistó,

Hannah, Quinn & Arla xo

Blog post in collaboration with Paradise Island Villas. These views are all my own, it’s been the most amazing week spent with such wonderful hosts.

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