Forbes: The Best Luxury Hotels in Mykonos

Nel-Olivia Waga
September 23, 2019
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Over the past decade, Mykonos has become a required hotspot for jetsetters. What was once a sleepy Greek island with simple whitewashed buildings has evolved into an international party paradise. However, Mykonos has still kept its laid-back charm—a place of sunsets, serenity and azure sea and sky.

As its hotel offerings have expanded, so have its restaurants and night-time scene with renowned DJs and a distinctive club vibe. Greek hospitality thrives here with innovative cuisine and friendly yet discreet service combining to create memorable travel experiences.

Here are the best luxury hotels on Mykonos.

Belvedere Hotel

Perhaps the most luxurious hotel on the island, the Belvedere Hotel (in the heart of Mykonos Town strives) for sustainability as it welcomes an eclectic range of guests, from rock stars to fashion designers.  The rooms and suites here are striking and include a private Waterfront Villa, which is incorporated into the new Belvedere Hilltop Suites concept.

By day, you can simply relax by the pool or unwind at the Six Senses Spa, offering innovative wellness treatments—the signature massage with Subtle Energies is a must.  As the sun slips effortlessly into the Aegean, guests often chill out by the the pool area as it transforms into trendy sunset bar on one side, and Matsuhisa from acclaimed chef Nobu Matsuhisa. And, yes, his signature black cod with a miso glaze is on the menu.

Myconian Utopia Hotel

This Relais & Châteaux property is located on the quieter side of the island and is part of the Myconian Collection Hotels & Resorts complex. The Myconian Utopia‘s contemporary Greek design is simply beautiful, reflecting the light from the sun and the sea. The boutique hotel’s seawater infinity pool invites you to take in the stunning Aegean views while enjoying the music from the hotel’s own DJ and indulging in pool-side snacks.

The gastronomic experience continues in the hotel’s fine dining restaurants with their expansive sunset views. Completing the sybaritic stay are the detox and relaxation therapies available at the Utopia Spa, which has three pools of Thalasso Therapy that offer natural healing benefits.

San Giorgio Hotel

Soon to be a part of the Soho House group of hotels, the San Giorgio Hotel is one of the great beachside retreats in Mykonos. The vibrancy of the white buildings contrasts perfectly with the surrounding blue sea and the rooms have a similar elegant simplicity. As night falls, there is a subtle change of mood as Scorpios Mykonos draws hotel guests into its pulsing nightlife atmosphere with celebrated DJs. There is real sense of escapism here—and you’ll never want to escape it.

Santa Marina – A Luxury Collection Hotel

With 101 rooms and suites as well as 13 distinctive villas, Santa Marina Mykonos is perfectly in tune with its natural surroundings and it shows from the moment guests arrive.  The infinity pool blends into the sea and there is also the opportunity to drift down to the only private beach in all of Mykonos. The hotel combines its gorgeous sea views with an especially memorable sunset experience from its restaurants and bar. In addition, the Ginkgo Spa provides a complete range of treatments to help build a deep feeling of relaxation, and for those who want to let go in a different way, the iconic Buddha-Bar Beach keeps the party going late into the night.

Bill & Coo

Located just outside Mykonos Town, Bill & Coo Hotel is an architectural thrill. So much thought has gone into the hotel’s look and feel that the low-rise buildings seem to merge so naturally with the hillside. Designed by innovative architects from the Athenian K-Studio it is evident that every detail matters—particularly the infinity pool. The hotel takes full advantage of its elevated views, which adds an extra depth to the classic Mykonos sunset. Bill & Coo also has fine dining options with some modern interpretations of Greek and international cuisine, with an abundance of locally-sourced seafood.

 

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