We visited Mykonos for the first time in October ’18 and had the pleasure of staying in two different resorts – the Santa Marina Mykonos and Myconian Kyma. (Stay tuned for our review of the latter).
Upon entering the gates leading up to the Santa Marina, it was hard to keep your eyes on the road ahead as you couldn’t help but be drawn to the breathtaking views! The attention to detail was refreshing and the service was impeccable. Granted our stay here was for two nights only which made it even harder to leave!!
Our ‘Deluxe Suite with Private Pool’
We visited Mykonos the last few days the resort was open for the season – which resulted in us feeling like we had the property to ourselves. It definitely helped us out at check-in when we were informed that our room had been upgraded (one of the many benefits of Andres’s side-hobby of reaching elite status with hotel loyalty programs) to one of the hotel’s newest rooms. But little did we know what an amazing upgrade they had surprised us with!
We were greeted with a bottle of chilled white wine and some snacks!
We were upgraded to a ‘Deluxe Suite‘ which had a private pool and amazing view of the sea. During October, the nightly rate for this room is approximately $2,100 a night. However we made our original reservation using SPG (which is now Marriott) points so we actually paid $0 for our stay, resulting in total savings of approximately $4,900 with taxes and other fees!
The suite was divided into two sections. The first part of the suite was the bedroom which offered an extremely comfortable king-sized bed, a walk-in closet with ample storage room, and a spacious bathroom with two vanities, a tub, and a shower.
The television was hidden inside the chest located in front of the bed which would pop up at the touch of a button on the bedside remote!
The room was also equipped with a safe to store your valuables and extra blankets in the walk-in closet. Additionally, a Nespresso machine was tucked away in the walkway between the bathroom and closet.
The second part of the suite included a living room area with a sofa, coffee table, and a desk. The suite did have a partition which allows guests to separate the bedroom from the living room if additional privacy was desired.
Outdoor Balcony Space
The outdoor space of our suite was outstanding! We had a terrace that featured two lounge chairs and a private plunge pool. The best part about our outdoor space was easily the view we had (can you tell we cannot stress this enough!)
From our suite we were able to enjoy the beautiful Aegean Sea in the privacy of our own terrace.
As we visited Mykonos in October, the water was freezing EVERYWHERE – our private pool was not excluded. Unfortunately, we were unable to take a dip in our plunge pool. Being that we are from Florida, the water was honestly not bearable for us. This was the only “con” about our suite if we really HAD to give one!
One other thing worth pointing out is that although this was a private space, there’s a main stairway right behind the entrance of our room which allowed visibility from the stairway straight into the “private” terrace – just a minor detail.
We ended up pulling our lounge chairs to the edge of the balcony to catch some sun with the south of the ocean in the background – I could have stayed here forever!
View from Our Private Balcony
As mentioned above, the best part about our suite was easily the view we had. I mean, does it get any better than this?
We were able to catch the sunsets right from our balcony!
Santa Marina’s Pool
The pool at Santa Marina was one of the highlights of the property. The pool was huge and offered plenty of seating options.
As the hotel was approaching its end of season, we were the only ones out by the pool along with an idle bartender – which we figured we should help keep busy with uncorking a few Prosecco bottles. While the pool temperature was not spared from frigid temperatures, we mustered up the courage to take a very quick dip.
The views from the pool were like none other!
Overall, we had an exceptional stay at Santa Marina and would recommend this property to anyone visiting Mykonos! From the amazing views experienced from any point on the property, the impeccable service given to us by all staff members, and the spectacular rooms and amenities offered on the resort, Santa Marina is one-of-a-kind! If you have had a chance to stay at Santa Marina, we hope you will share your experience with us! Until next time, happy travels!