What better way can you think of spending your birthday if not at a 5* luxury spa hotel? Personally, I can’t think of any 😛. This is why I decided staying at the luxurious 5* Alas Resort and Spa in Monemvasia for to spend my birthday weekend with Haris! We stayed there for 3 nights and I really had the best birthday ever!
Situated in a natural fold of the Laconic Gulf in Elia town, Alas Resort & Spa is the perfect point to explore Monemvasia, Gythio or even Mani. It is located right above the sea, on a very rocky peninsula which sets an amazing landscape! Around the hotel there are dining options, but you will most probably not need them as the hotel itself offers a restaurant with great variety and taste. Regarding the appearance, it’s super modern and stylish, something which you find out even when you enter the reception and look at the impressive ceiling with the hanging silver stones!
THE CLASSIC DOUBLE ROOM WITH SEA VIEW
Our room was simply amazing! It was all decorated in olive tones, as “Elia” means olive in Greek. The bathroom was stone-like in the same olive colors and the bed was huge the most comfortable ever! The room was spacious and super clean, it provided endless self-care products and all the towels were provided daily in sealed packaging – so professional COVID-wise! Our suite also had a balcony with sea views, where we spent a lot of time just sitting and relaxing. You can book your own room or suite here.
THE POOL & THE PRIVATE BEACH
The hotel also offers a central spa pool. We took a dip in the turquoise water and it was amazing! There is also a pool bar right there, in case you need anything to drink. If you are not the pool type, the hotel is located right on the beach where you have direct access. You can sunbathe on one of the many sunbeds with the beautiful curtains, and don’t miss to walk down the wooden path on the rocks leading to the sea.
THE BREAKFAST & DINNER AT ELIA RESTAURANT
The breakfast at Alas Resort & Spa is served in an open space with sea view and a very cool atmoshpere with palm trees. You can find a great variety for your breakfast e.g. pastries, cheese, cold cuts, pies, bread, marlelades, fruit, yogurt, cereal, coffee, and juice. As they want to be very careful with COVID-19, each person walks around the breakfast area and asks from the staff to fill their plates with their choices (instead of filling them themselves), which we found very professional. We also had a dinner at the hotel’s restaurant and all I can say is that it was delicious!
THE SPA EXPERIENCE
My birthday weekend would never be complete without a spa session! The spa area at Alas Resort & Spa has a large jacuzzi, sauna, massage rooms and gym. You can have any kind of therapies and treatments. We booked a 40-minute massage each, as well as a body scrub for me and a face treatment for Haris. Trust me when I say, the ultimate relaxation experience!
Staying at the luxurious Alas Resort & Spa was beyond our expectations! We highly recommend it to anyone visiting Laconia. Thank you for everything and we can’t wait to be back!
As always, all opinions are my own and are based on my personal experiences.