Home to one of the finest beaches in the world, according to Condé Nast Traveller magazine, the Greek island of Zakynthos was named the “Flower of the East” by the Venetians, who ruled it during the Middle Ages. You’ve probably seen the iconic photo plenty of times before of Shipwreck Beach, where the Greek authorities chased a freight liner in 1981, which was carrying contraband on board, including wine and cigarettes. This beach, Navagio, which is also called Smugglers Cove, is one of the most photographed of the Greek Islands.
Long regarded as one of the most beautiful Greek Islands, Zakynthos or Zante, has a wonderfully diverse landscape. Dramatic cliffs crown the azure Ionian sea, guarding romantic coves, and gorgeous beaches, on some of which you can find protected turtles. Vineyards and olive groves are dotted around the island.
Perfection in paradise
So where better to stay in this Greek island paradise but in a villa of pure perfection. The ONE Royal Spa Villa, which is the newest gem of the multiple award-winning Porto Zante Villas & Spa, is perched over the sparkling Ionian Sea. In a magical location, the ONE Royal Spa Villa is the definition of peace, perfection, pampering and luxury in paradise.
Porto Zante has claimed the prestigious award of being both Greece and Europe’s Leading Villa Resort, in the World Travel Awards – the travel industry’s answer to the Oscars. Other awards include Condé Nast Traveller’s Best Greek Hideaway Hotel and also Top Greek Resorts, and the World Travel Awards Europe’s Leading Private Beach Hotel.
From the Porto Zante ONE Royal Spa Villa you can step out onto your own private beach area and manicured, lush private gardens. It’s a difficult choice between the beach and the large private pool of 45m2, which offers the ultimate privacy to soak up the Greek sun – so why not divide your time between both?
Later you can watch the moonlight or sunlight twinkle on the Ionian sea, from your own private deck, which is accessed through panoramic glass doors. The private deck is the perfect place for a sunset signature cocktail or al fresco dining, in this superb spot, which is set off perfectly by the Gervasoni outdoor furniture. The villa includes a private outdoor total space of 260m2.
Greece’s top luxury villa is enhanced with individual artworks, fine crafts and bespoke Armani Casa furniture, and features a generous master bedroom with a king size bed. Two spacious Dionysian antique, marble lined bathrooms both come with Jacuzzis, gorgeous views, separate shower cabins, and Bulgari amenities. The first bathroom has a large glass window, which has the most magnificent views of the Ionian Sea. The second bathroom overlooks the beautiful, private tropical courtyard.
The living and dining area is luxuriously decorated with superb views out over the private pool and the Ionian sea. This can be converted into a wonderful, spacious sleeping space for two children. The small kitchen and in-villa office , which comes equipped with an iMac Desktop, completes this idyllic scene for memorable couples and small families vacations. The total interior space of the ONE Royal Spa Villa is 120m2.
The ultimate pampering at your private luxury spa resort
Enjoy the ultimate pampering at the private In-Villa Spa & Thalassotherapy areas, while you take in the breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea. The private luxury spa has taken its inspiration from the wonderful Greek nature, and the power of aromatherapy.
Replenish your body and mind with a range of inspirational treatments designed to touch the well-being of your body and soul. Choose from 20 different types of therapies, which come from all over the world, including a selection of Ancient Greek treatments. Greek herbs and exotic spices are blended, and used by the highly experienced Spa therapists to perform a series of unique, effective, innovative, natural and ancient treatments.
Experience the most wonderful, deep rejuvenation in the ultimate privacy of your villa, while you listen to the gentle lapping of the waves of the Ionian sea, and let the sun work its own magic on your skin.
Discover the ultimate in luxury and pampering in paradise at Porto Zante.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Porto Zante Villas & Spa.