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The 22 best Crete hotels with private pools

This Greek island is known for its stunning landscapes, crystal-clear waters, and world-class hospitality. And what better way to experience all of this than by staying at one of the best Crete hotels with Private pools? These hotels offer a truly indulgent experience, where you can relax and unwind in the comfort of your own private oasis. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or a family-friendly holiday, Crete has a wide range of options to suit every preference and budget. In this article, we will take a closer look at some of the top hotels in Crete that offer private pool accommodation, ensuring an unforgettable stay on this beautiful island. 

The best Crete hotels with private pools  – our favourite picks

Best boutique hotel

SanSal Boutique Hotel

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Best for luxury

Minos Palace Hotel & Suites

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Best unique stay

Acro Wellness Suites 

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Top Crete Hotels with Private Pools in Your Room

Domes Zeen Chania Private Pool Room

Domes Zeen Chania

Apteron Road Parigoria, Kon/nou Paleologou, Chania 731 00, Greece

  • 8 minute walk from the Kladdissos beach
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Yoga classes and plenty of other activities available
  • Outdoor pool and restaurant

Nestled along the idyllic northern coastline of Crete, Domes Zeen Chania stands out as a beacon of luxury and style among the best hotels with private pools on the island. The AHEAD Design Awarded resort, adorned with contemporary architecture and surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, offers guests an exclusive escape to contemplate, rejuvenate, and immerse themselves in the art of living well – “Ef Zeen” in Greek.

With a beachfront location just above the golden sands and azure waters, the hotel provides uninterrupted views of Chania town and the captivating Cretan sky.

Domes Zeen Chania sets the bar even higher with its exclusive private pool rooms, elevating the luxury experience to unparalleled heights. Tucked away in a secluded section of the resort, these rooms offer discerning guests the ultimate indulgence in privacy and comfort.

The Sapphire Bungalows are an excellent choice for couples seeking a romantic escape. With spacious interiors featuring minimalist decor and earthy tones, the rooms exude a sense of serenity and tranquility. Step outside onto the private stone terrace to find your very own sparkling pool overlooking the Aegean Sea. Here, you can bask in the warm Mediterranean sun, take refreshing dips, and enjoy intimate moments together with breathtaking panoramic views as your backdrop.

The resort’s focus on wellbeing extends to its Soma Spa and Gym Pavilion, offering soothing massages and rejuvenating fitness classes by the lapping waves.

Dining at Domes Zeen Chania is a culinary delight, with two gourmet restaurants, Beach House and Enino Gastronomy, where guests can savor an array of Cretan and Mediterranean delicacies made with organic produce sourced from local farms and fishermen. The hotel’s chic Beach House Bar and pool deck exude Ibiza beach club vibes, offering signature cocktails and fine wines made on the island.

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Domes Noruz Chania

Domes Noruz Chania

5 Strati Pantelaki Street, Chania 731 00, Greece

  • Every room comes with a private plunge pool or whirlpool
  • Range of outdoor activities offered, from yoga to personal training
  • Stunning spa centre with hammam, sauna and hot tub
  • Private access to a sandy beach

Domes Noruz Chania is a celebrity-worthy luxury resort that offers a remarkable experience on the beautiful island of Crete. One of the standout features of this hotel is the array of rooms and suites with private pools, including plunge pools, hot tubs, and outdoor Jacuzzis, providing guests with the ultimate in privacy and relaxation. The accommodation is elegantly designed, featuring contemporary furnishings and offering extended outdoor living areas with breathtaking views of the azure waters and surrounding islands.

The resort’s architecture is inspired by the local heritage, incorporating Venetian elements with Cretan sandstone, resulting in a visually captivating and sophisticated ambiance. For those seeking indulgence, the Haute Living Selection offers an elevated experience with exclusive amenities and access to a private lounge.

Guests can enjoy world-class services and facilities. The state-of-the-art spa center, inspired by traditional local embroidery, provides rejuvenating treatments, and there are ample opportunities for outdoor activities, including yoga, personal training sessions, and various sports. The beachside location allows for private access to a sandy beach, creating a perfect setting for leisurely strolls or beachside relaxation.

Culinary delights abound at the resort’s restaurants and bars. Topos restaurant offers ‘glocal’ cuisine, skillfully blending global and local flavors, while the Raw Bar serves adventurous bar snacks with stunning beach views. The hotel’s master mixologist concocts tantalizing cocktails that can be enjoyed while watching the sun set over the Aegean Sea.

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The Royal Blue

The Royal Blue

Panormo Geropotamou, 740 57, Greece

  • Exclusive resort on northern coast of Crete
  • Has a private bay, 4 restaurants and 4 bars
  • Spa, tennis court, mini golf and football court
  • Range of restaurants serving international cuisine

Nestled along the serene northern coast of Crete, The Royal Blue is spread over 70 acres of lush greenery. This exclusive resort boasts a private bay, and a wide array of facilities to cater to all your desires. 

The elegant and stylishly decorated superior rooms at The Royal Blue provide breathtaking sea or garden views, along with your own private heated pool. Equipped with modern amenities, including flat-screen TVs and spacious bathrooms with two wash basins, the rooms are designed to ensure your utmost comfort. Upon arrival, you’ll be welcomed with a refreshing drink, setting the tone for a personalized and delightful stay.

Beyond the comforts of the rooms, The Royal Blue focuses on holistic wellness, featuring the Pure Senses Spa, where you can indulge in rejuvenating massages, hydrotherapies, and various facial and body treatments. The resort also offers ample opportunities for recreation, such as tennis courts, mini golf, soccer courts, and diverse yoga classes.

Culinary enthusiasts will be thrilled by the wide selection of dining options. From authentic Greek, Italian, Spanish, and European flavors to the exotic tastes of China, Japan, and India, the resort’s restaurants cater to diverse palates. Don’t miss the opportunity to savor the finest selection of freshly-caught seafood and locally sourced wines at the Asterias, the resort’s exquisite fisherman’s landing restaurant.

With its prime seafront location, The Royal Blue allows you to enjoy both the tranquility of its private beach and easy access to nearby attractions. Whether you wish to explore the charming village of Panormo or venture further to Rethymno and beyond, the resort’s location makes it an ideal base for your Cretan adventures.

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Minos Beach Art Hotel

Minos Beach Art Hotel

Agios Nikolaos, Crete 721 00, Greece

  • Walking distance to Minos beach
  • Great quality restaurants 
  • Excellent breakfast buffet
  • Spacious grounds
  • Has over 40 unique works of art to enjoy

If you’re looking for somewhere a little more unique to stay in Crete, then Minos Beach Art Hotel could be ideal. It’s just 40 minutes from the capital of Heraklion, providing a slice of paradise.

It’s part hotel and part open-air gallery, filled with sculptures and works of art by international artists. The hotel stretches over two beaches, and had club cars to drive you around. 

There’s a well-equipped gym, large pool and a small spa to enjoy. The hotel has four restaurants, four bars, and room service is available.

All rooms have a terrace, and most have a sea view. Opt for the two story maisonette or villa to enjoy your own private pool, or a superior waterfront bungalow if you want to jump straight into the mediterranean sea.

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St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas

St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas

Thesi Nissi, Ag. Nikolaos 721 00, Greece

  • Private beachfront location
  • 2 outdoor swimming pools
  • Luxurious spa and wellness centre
  • Views of Mirabello bay
  • 5 on-site restaurants and 3 bars

Nestled on the picturesque eastern coast of Crete, St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas is a true gem among the island’s luxury hotels with private pools. A proud member of the esteemed Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this Mediterranean-inspired resort exudes charm, offering a tranquil escape for discerning travelers. The resort’s prime location between its own private sandy cove and the captivating Mirabello Bay, along with organic gardens and olive groves, sets the stage for a mesmerizing stay.

The highlight of this exclusive retreat is its exquisite sea-facing accommodations, most of which boast breathtaking sea views. The fusion of traditional stonework, whitewashed walls, and modern design elements creates a harmonious ambiance that brings the beauty of the outside in.

Guests can indulge in various upgrades, with options to enjoy a private outdoor hot tub or a personal pool. 

For those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation, the resort offers a luxurious spa sanctuary featuring Elemis and Cinq Mondes treatments. The abundance of dining options adds to the allure of St. Nicolas Bay Resort, with five restaurants offering a delightful array of cuisines, including Mediterranean, Asian, and Cretan specialties. Guests can enjoy their meals while admiring panoramic sea views and savoring the warm Greek hospitality that characterizes this boutique luxury resort.

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Domes of Elounda

Domes of Elounda

Tsifliki, Schisma Elountas 720 53, Greece

  • Overlooking island of Spinalonga and Venetian castle
  • Spa and 4 restaurants on-site serving international cuisine
  • Private sandy beach
  • All suites have a private pool or open-air hot tub
  • Luxury residences come with Haute-living services (VIP lounge, concierge, private sun loungers, VIP beach area and upgraded amenities)

Discover the epitome of luxury at the Domes of Elounda, an exclusive boutique beach resort nestled in the picturesque hills of Crete. Overlooking the Elounda Gulf and the UNESCO-protected Spinalonga island, this 5-star Autograph Collection hotel offers an unforgettable experience with its private pools and serene spa. The resort’s prime location provides panoramic views of the crystal-clear waters and neighboring islands, making it a dream destination for those seeking a truly indulgent vacation.

For travelers in search of the best hotels in Crete with private pools, the Domes of Elounda stands out as a top choice. The suites, villas, and residences are exquisitely designed, each offering unique touches inspired by ancient Greek, Carpathian, and Syrian architecture. 

The resort’s Haute Living Concept package elevates the stay further, offering exclusive access to the Haute Living Room, VIP beach area, and personalized services like a dedicated villa manager and private check-in.

Aside from the opulent accommodations, Domes of Elounda boasts a remarkable array of fine-dining restaurants. From a seafood restaurant on the shorefront to Japanese-Peruvian fusion and Italian à la carte, the culinary experience is a journey of delightful flavors. In addition to the gourmet delights, the resort’s spa invites guests to unwind and rejuvenate with an interior seawater pool, sauna, steam room, and various revitalizing treatments.

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Amirandes Grecotel Boutique Resort

Amirandes Grecotel Boutique Resort

Gouves 700 14, Greece

  • Spacious rooms
  • Private beach
  • One of the top rated hotels in the area
  • Great dining options
  • Fantastic spa
  • Great location for activities and restaurants

This palatial luxury resort has a private beach, amazing dining scene and an absolutely huge pool. It’s been inspired by the palaces of Minoan kings, mixing a classical look with modern amenities. You’ll have the Olympic-sized swimming pool, luxury spa, 3 tennis courts, a buffet restaurant and 4 a la carte restaurants to enjoy.

For the extra special experience, opt for a suite with private pool. You get a lovely garden view from your terrace, and inside the room you’ll find everything you need.

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Blue Palace Elounda

Blue Palace Elounda

Plaka, Schisma Elountas 720 53, Greece

  • Water sports center and two tennish courts
  • Private beach access
  • Huge spa with indoor pools, 24 treatment rooms, 2 hammams, saunas and hot tubs
  • Fitness centre and beauty salon
  • Multiple dining options
  • Private boat for island tours

Escape to a world of luxury at the 5-star Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete, where sophistication meets paradise on the Elounda coast. This award-winning hotel offers a perfect blend of luxurious accommodation, award-winning cuisine, and a state-of-the-art spa, making it one of the best hotels in Crete with private pools.

The resort boasts an array of elegant suites and bungalows, many with private pools and stunning views of the island of Spinalonga. From the comfort of the accommodation to the exquisite dining options, every aspect of Blue Palace exudes sophistication.

For those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation, the Elounda Spa is a haven of serenity. Covering a vast area, it features indoor pools, treatment rooms, hammams, saunas, and hot tubs, providing an oasis of calm to unwind and pamper yourself.

Guests can start their day with a Greek Breakfast and then indulge in a range of dining options, from Cretan, Italian, and Asian cuisine to contemporary Greek dishes, all crafted with the finest ingredients. There are several bars to choose from, offering exotic cocktails and finger food against the backdrop of spectacular views across the Cretan Sea.

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Elounda Mare Relais & Châteaux Hotel

Elounda Mare Relais & Châteaux Hotel

Main Street, Elounda, 72053, Greece

  • Views over Mirabello bay
  • Private sandy, blue flag beach with free sun loungers
  • Astroturf tennis court and gym
  • Seas sports center offering water skiing and scuba diving

Elounda Mare Relais & Châteaux Hotel is a luxurious retreat located in Crete, offering guests a truly unforgettable experience. With its spectacular views overlooking Mirabello Bay, this hotel provides a serene and elegant atmosphere.

The accommodation features spacious, whitewashed rooms and suites adorned in soft tones, exuding a sense of tranquility. For those seeking the ultimate indulgence, the bungalows are enveloped by bougainvillea-filled courtyards and come with private swimming pools, perfect for a refreshing dip in privacy.

One of the hotel’s standout features is the abundance of leisure activities available. Guests can pamper themselves at the Six Senses Spa, offering a range of revitalizing treatments. For water enthusiasts, the hotel boasts a large outdoor pool and a private sandy, Blue Flag beach with complimentary sun-loungers and umbrellas. Moreover, there are exciting water sports activities such as water skiing, scuba diving, canoeing, wakeboarding, and wind surfing.

In terms of dining experiences, the hotel doesn’t disappoint. The Deck restaurant serves a sumptuous buffet breakfast with mesmerizing sea views, while the Yacht Club offers delectable Mediterranean-accented seafood. The Old Mill restaurant specializes in elegant modern Cretan cuisine, surrounded by ancient-looking olive trees.

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Abaton Island Resort & Spa

Abaton Island Resort & Spa

Themistokleous Avenue, Hersonissos, 70014, Greece

  • All accomodations offer an outdoor terrace, private pool, or outdoor hot tub
  • 5 restaurants on-site
  • 2 main swimming pools
  • Right on the beach

Abaton Island Resort & Spa is a luxurious five-star beachfront retreat located in Hersonissos, Crete. This stunning resort offers an array of beautifully designed guestrooms, suites, and villas, each reflecting the charm of its surroundings. Guests can indulge in the ultimate privacy with outdoor terraces or private pools in their accommodations, providing a serene residential environment amidst beautifully landscaped grounds.

For those seeking the perfect relaxation, the resort’s Spa, powered by international brand Elemis, offers a therapeutic and wellness experience with professional therapists and a variety of rejuvenating treatments. Abaton Island Resort & Spa boasts an impressive array of facilities, including a fully equipped gym, tennis courts, and even helicopter and yacht services.

The dining experience at Abaton is a culinary journey through legendary flavors, with five unique venues to choose from. Guests can savor delicious Cretan cuisine with locally sourced ingredients, relish mouth-watering Asian flavors, or enjoy gourmet steak favorites paired with fine red wine. The resort also features two inviting pools, including a heated indoor pool in the spa and an unheated infinity pool outdoors, perfect for sunset views.

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Out of the Blue Resort and Spa

Out of the Blue Resort and Spa

Agia Pelagia, Agia Pelagia, 71500, Greece

  • 7 fresh water pools, 7 restaurants and a spa
  • Set on a private peninsula
  • 2 beaches and extensive gardens
  • Variety of restaurants available with ingredients grown in the hotel’s private greenhouses

Out of the Blue Resort & Spa is an exquisite beachfront haven in Crete, offering an exceptional selection of private pool rooms for an indulgent and exclusive experience. Nestled on a private peninsula with captivating views of the Aegean Sea, the resort boasts an array of upscale suites and maisonettes, each featuring its own private pool or Jacuzzi.

Guests can choose from the Exclusive Junior Suites with Private Jacuzzis on their terraces, providing a serene retreat with garden or sea views. For the ultimate comfort and luxury, the Seafront One Bedroom Maisonettes offer contemporary decor, stylish Italian furniture, and a private pool on the sea-facing terrace.

For those seeking spacious accommodations, the Exclusive Three Bedroom Maisonettes are a perfect choice, featuring a private garden with a pool, a living room, dining area, and a kitchenette. These exceptional rooms offer plenty of space for families or groups of friends looking to enjoy a luxurious stay together.

Beyond the comfort of the private pool rooms, guests can immerse themselves in leisure activities, including four outdoor pools, tennis, beach sports, aqua aerobics, and Pilates. The resort’s Euphoria Spa beckons with hydrotherapy facilities and private massage sessions, ensuring ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation.

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The Island Concept

The Island Concept

Periohi Almyros, Akrotiri, Ag. Nikolaos 721 00, Greece

  • 100 metres from Almiros Beach
  • Heated pool
  • Private beach area
  • Only 15 rooms and suites

This stunning boutique hotel is set on a secluded peninsula, and has its own private sandy beach area to enjoy. There’s also Almiros beach only 100 metres away.

There are 15 spacious rooms available to book, with 4 different levels. All rooms except for one have a sea view. Most rooms and suites have either an outdoor hot tub, or private plunge pool to enjoy. They have a minimalistic white design, complemented by the use of marble and thoughtful touches, such as the automatic blind system and Bose speakers. 

The hotel amenitites are excellent, with a heated outdoor pool, outdoor gym area, restaurant, bar and spa to enjoy. Complimentary breakfast is served every morning a-la-carte style in the restaurant. 

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