Zakynthos, or Zante, is the third largest island in the Ionian Sea. With both an active nightlife and peaceful retreats, Zante appeals to both partiers and families. Below is the list of the ten best hotels on the island.
Not going in any particular order here, we’ll start with Caretta Beach Hotel. Popular with the kids, this hotel features an extensive on-site water park where they can float down the lazy river or race down one of the six adventure slides. While the children frolic, the adults have ample time to sprawl out on the loungers at the sun terrace or in one of the two whirlpools. All of that in addition to great facilities, breakfast buffet, and themed Greek nights, it’s easy to see why it’s one of the top selling family hotels.
You’ll never get bored here at Hotel Margarita with their generous selection of daily organized activities including waterpolo, tennis, volleyball, and aquaerobics. If relaxing is your modus operandi soak up the peaceful atmosphere under the palm tree fronds lining the pool. After a day in the sun, adults can play pool or participate in quiz night while the children hang out at the mini-disco.
A good location is essential while on vacation and the Rose Club has got it in spades. Right near the bustling center of Laganas, one can leisurely spend the morning by the pool before heading off to explore. Don’t go back to the room just yet; the hotel is a stone’s throw away from the best nightlife the area has to offer. But since it’s on a quiet street, you can slip into an uninterrupted slumber after a lively night at the bars and clubs.
Located on the outskirts of Alykes village, everything goes at an easy pace here at Koukounaria Village. Wake up to picturesque views of the countryside and head down to a taverna for an authentic Greek meal. How you spend the rest of your day is up to you. This spotlessly clean resort is popular with families and couples. It’s a five-minute walk to the beach, where warm teal waters await.
The Bay Hotel & Suites
This contemporary hotel is located on scenic beachfront property. A secluded spot built up with large gardens, the Bay Hotel & Suites is quite the romantic setting. Women can pamper themselves with a massage and beauty treatments while the men can get competitive in a game of basketball. After dinner, the couple can take a dip in the heated whirlpool or grab drinks at the pool bar. Finish with a midnight walk on the beach and we’ve got a perfect date night on our hands.
Lesante Hotel & Spa
The Lesante Hotel & Spa was made for indulging yourself. Located 100 meters from Tsilivi beach, you are surrounded by stunning views of the Ionian Sea. Feel free to join one of the hotel’s yachting excursions to get an even better look. This hotel provides luxury accommodation and a plentiful amount of modern comforts and facilities. From mouth-watering barbeque lunches to heated pools, it has everything you need for the perfect vacation.
Phoenix Beach Hotel
The Phoenix Beach Hotel has an undeniable friendly feel. In the morning, either take a casual stroll to one of the several restaurants just 50m away or have a tasty breakfast at the hotel while basking in the lovely views. Located on the beach, nab a sunlounger, curl up, and get lost in a good book. This place is all about laying back and enjoying oneself.
Perched on the hillside and nestled amongst lush vegetation, the Alexandra Beach Hotel has a majestic appearance. Opt for a room with a sea view in the main building or stay in one of the bungalow-style accommodations. The hotel has its own private slice of beach, ensuring that you’re not fighting with the crowds for a piece of the crystal blue Ionian Sea waters. Grab a drink from the beach bar, take a seat, and abandon all your worries and cares.
Set on a winding road, Denny’s Inn is located five minutes from the beach and the main strip of Kalamaki, providing the best of both worlds. Denny’s Inn is family-run and has welcoming staff, which lends itself to the homey atmosphere the hotel exudes. If you’re not making your way to the nearby bars and restaurants, the inn hosts evening activities such as bingo and karaoke.
Diana Palace Hotel
This all-inclusive hotel is a wonderful choice for honeymooners and other couples. The beach by the hotel is admittedly narrow, but the Diana Palace Hotel provides a free shuttle to the larger beach nearby. An apartment with a kitchenette is an option, but you’d be missing out the delicious buffet restaurant downstairs. For a romantic evening, get some drinks and watch the sunset from the room’s balcony.