Christian Stan, at 29 Aug. 23, in Hotels, News, Sea View Hotels, Where to go next

Mandarin Oriental’s newest resort makes its Greek debut in Costa Navarino, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Peloponnese and providing exceptional experiences.

Mandarin Oriental is delighted to bring the Group’s legendary hospitality to Greece for the first time with the opening of an exquisite beachfront resort at Costa Navarino, the sustainably driven destination in Messenia, southwest Peloponnese. Nestled amidst the natural beauty of the region, Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino is a breathtaking haven, seamlessly blending traditional Messenian elements with contemporary luxury.

Each of the 99 light-filled suites and earthsheltered villas boast spacious terraces and private pools respectively, complete with beautifully handcrafted living spaces that echo the warmth of the Peloponnese.

With five distinct restaurant and bar concepts to choose from, Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino invites guests to explore a diverse array of dining options offering a variety of international flavours, overseen by Chef Bertrand Valegeas. At the heart of the resort lies Oliviera Restaurant, with sweeping views of the bay and an eclectic selection of redefined and authentic Greek cuisine which pays homage to local culture. Another concept to highlight is Tahir Restaurant, open for dinner reservations, which focuses on Levantine cuisine, with healthy mezze dishes sourced from local farms. With such a diverse range of dining options, guests can expect a varied culinary experience that embodies the essence of Messenia’s culture and flavours.

Designed as a tranquil sanctuary, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino, is inspired by the Group’s oriental traditions combined with the abundant Greek flora that surrounds it. This peaceful space offers a genuine escape from distractions, with a wide range of relaxing and energising holistic treatments. The 25-metre swimming pool, which traverses from indoor to outdoor, offers breathtaking bay views, while the Hammam, cold bath, and herbal sauna provide unique detoxifying experiences. The resort’s Fitness Centre and its team of expert trainers, encourages guests to achieve their fitness goals during their vacation, whilst a variety of water activities, from paddleboarding to water skiing, await at the beach club. Cultural enthusiasts will be delighted with the choices of experiences on offer, from olive oil tastings, traditional cooking classes, and visits to many local historical sites, whilst golf enthusiasts will appreciate the 18-hole Bay Course and its stunning coastal views that surround the resort, as well as three further signature golf courses across the destination.

Moreover, Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino is located next to the recently opened Navarino Agora, a vibrant marketplace with curated retail, dining venues, artisanal street food, an openair cinema, and an exciting event program celebrating the local culture and traditions.

About Costa Navarino

Costa Navarino is a sustainably driven destination in the Mediterranean, located in Messinia in the southwest Peloponnese of Greece. Graced with a breath-taking seaside landscape, this is a region shaped by 4,500 years of history. The Costa Navarino philosophy is driven by a genuine desire to preserve the natural beauty and heritage of Messinia. The destination comprises several distinct sites featuring five-star hotels, luxury private residences, a world-class golf experience, and many year-round activities. Navarino Dunes is home to The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort, The Westin Resort Costa Navarino and Costa Navarino Residences. Navarino Bay is the setting for Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino, W Costa Navarino and Navarino Agora, a curated marketplace. Both sites have an 18-hole signature golf course, while at Navarino Hills, there are two further signature golf courses.

About Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino

Nestled in the hillside of Navarino Bay, on the southwest coast of the Peloponnese, one of the most unspoiled and breathtaking landscapes in the Mediterranean, Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino combines contemporary elegance, legendary service, and Greek hospitality. The Resort, enveloped by lush green hills adorned with olive trees, offers 99 elegantly appointed suites and villas, each providing exceptional views and abundant space. With a seamless blend of contemporary decor and locally sourced, handcrafted elements, all accommodations boast a terrace or balcony, while the villas also feature private pools. With five exceptional restaurants and bars, complemented by a vibrant beach club and a world-class spa and fitness facilities, the property is surrounded by an outstanding 18-hole golf course, and a wide range of sports, outdoor, and cultural activities, ensuring an unforgettable and enriching stay for every guest.

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