The Westin Resort Costa NavarinoMessinia / Greece
Basking in the southern warmth of the Greek region of Messinia, the Westin Resort Costa Navarino offers every part of the perfect Mediterranean escape, and then some. An unmatchable list of resort facilities include: water slides, children’s play areas, gyms, tennis courts, spas and more, while a myriad of impressive restaurants are spread throughout the resort. Each of the deluxe fitted rooms and suites provide sensational views of the unspoiled Messinia landscapes, with the beach just a short walk from the hotel.
What to love
- Luxury rooms and suites designed with tall ceilings, incredible sea views and open-air balconies.
- Incredible on site activities including: Anazoe spa and Thalassotherapy, bowling alley, tennis, gym, water slides and golf.
- Prepare to be spoilt for choice at dinnertime with top-notch restaurants offering a choice of traditional Greek, Italian, Middle Eastern and American dining.
- Glorious outdoor swimming pools with premium poolside bars and entertainment.
What to know
- This is a family friendly hotel – with specially crafted kids’ play areas, an aqua park, the ‘Cocoon’ Care Centre (8 mths-4 yrs), the Sandcastle Children’s Club (4-12 yrs) as well as family suites and children’s dinner menus.
- The Infinity suites boast private pools.
- The hotel shares resort facilities with Romanos Costa Navarino hotel.
- Guests may need to make reservations with certain restaurants in order to guarantee a table.
Not only is the Greek region of Messinia home to white sandy beaches, unspoiled coastal scenery and the warm, clear waters of the Ionian Sea, but it also plays host to the spectacular Westin Resort Costa Navarino, a hotel that takes full advantage of its prime, Mediterranean setting.
Complimenting the warm temperatures, the Westin Resort Costa Navarino’s rooms have been designed with a light and crisp décor and large open-air balconies. Each room is fitted with luxury bathroom fittings and lavish, signature bedding. Those opting for the larger suites will receive a spacious living area and even their own private outdoor pool.
The resort’s facilities are second to none, as is exemplified by the wide range of restaurants and eateries available to guests. Whether you’re in the mood for a casual evening at the American themed ‘The Diner’, or perhaps a formal occasion at the Italian restaurant ‘Da Luigi’, there is something for everyone to enjoy, day and night.
Whether you’re 15 or 50, there’s always something to do while staying at the Westin Resort Costa Navarino. Athletic guests will be sure to welcome the resort’s tennis academy, 18-hole dune golf course and premium health club gym. Meanwhile those who prefer the simpler things in life will enjoy the hotel’s Anazoe spa area, which offers special treatments and therapies. The resort and hotel have been designed to be particularly accommodating for children. Kids can literally spend hours enthralled by the impressive outdoor ‘Sandcastle’ and ‘Cocoon’ play areas, while half day and full day packages are available at the ‘Cocoon’ Care Centre (8mths-4 yrs) and the Sandcastle Children’s Club (4-12 yrs). There is also a children’s menu available at several restaurants.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with lounging by one of the hotel’s expansive pool areas, each with its own bar serving cocktails and smoothies. Similarly, guests who enjoy spending time relaxing at the seaside will find the beachfront located just a short walk from the hotel, allowing maximum time for soaking up the sun.
When to travel
Messina enjoys an excellent year round climate, with balmy springs, warm summers and mild winters. Blue skies, sunny days and pleasant temperatures (25°C/ 77 °F) make this blissful region an ideal year-round destination. Best months to travel: May, June, September. Good months to travel: March, April, July, August, October
Costa Navarino is located in the Greek region of Messinia in the Southwest Peloponesse, one of the most unspoiled and breathtaking seaside landscapes in the Mediterranean. It is located next to the historic Navarino Bay and is 3 hours’ drive from the city of Athens and a 50 minute drive from Kalamata International Airport.
Cocoon Care Centre (8 mths - 4 yrs): Designed to cater for the youngest guests at the resort, Cocoon offers half day and full day care packages as well as a dedicated area for you to play with your toddler. For infants aged 8-18 months, the programme focuses on sensory explorations to two-way communication, imaginary play, listening, singing, moving and playing with toys. It engages in activities that help to build the child/s senses as well as social and physical skills. For the slightly older 18 month – 4 year old guests, the program supports the development of their skills and includes storytelling, role playing, singing, dancing and the use of play-based activities. NOTE: Cocoon will not operate from September 15th onwards. Services will then be available at Sandcastle for children from 8 months to 12 years old.
Sandcastle Children’s Club (4-12 yrs): Half and full day packages are also available at the Sandcastle club. Creativity and education are promoted and each day of the week follows a different theme with tasks and games to compliment them. Children can stay in the SandCastle overnight in child sized rooms with their own child-sized furniture and en suite bathroom.
Babysitting: Babysitting services are available at the hotel but some restrictions apply. Baby cribs available free of charge.
Accommodation: Many of the rooms interconnect and the Family Suites sleep four.
Facilities for children:
- The Aqua Park is fun for all ages with three slides and a play pool, outdoor seating and sun loungers are also available.
- The Playground includes ropes and climbing frames. Adult supervision is required at all times.
- There is also Indoor Basketball, volleyball, badminton and table tennis, The American Diner restaurant is complete with a four lane bowling alley, pool tables, an indoor cinema and Playstation 3 consoles.
Some other activities to do as a family
Kayak Ice Cream Boutique - The new Kayak Boutique store situated in the Agora, will introduce visitors to the authentic taste of Greek ice creams, known to that stand out for their flavour combinations and high quality ingredients.
Make your own olive oil: In season, get involved with the traditional method of collecting the olives and discover the way to produce your own olive oil.
Navarino Sea Watersports offers water sports enthusiasts hours of exhilarating pleasure under the warm Messinian sun. In line with Costa Navarino’s eco values and commitment to environmental protection, all available sea sports are non-motorized.
Diving: Let Navarino Sea by Aqua Divers Club introduce you to the magic of Messinia’s underwater world and take your vacation to new depths. The diving club offers all PADI scuba diving courses from Bubblemaker through to Instructor level. Lessons are given one-on-one or in small groups up to four.
Yachting: Navarino Sea Yachting offers guests a memorable sailing adventure in the storied waters off the coast of Messinia. Join an experienced skipper and crew aboard the sailing or motor yachts for one-day cruises and discover the secrets of this crossroads of ancient civilizations. Swim in crystal-clear waters at secluded beaches reached only by boat.
Swimming Pools: Immerse yourself in one of the refreshing swimming pools, there are three outdoor pools with sun loungers and bars, two indoor pools and a Jacuzzi. There is also a kids pool and aqua park.
Navarino Outdoors: makes full use of the unspoiled countryside around Costa Navarino and offers a full range of exciting sports and other recreational activities. Whether your idea of fun is Hiking, Mountain Biking, or Climbing, Costa Navarino can offer you all of this, and to the highest of standards. Their experienced team of professionals will be on hand to provide any assistance needed.
The Racquet Experience: Learn the basics, tune up your game or play to win at the Navarino Racquet Academy. Try your hand at any one of the 9 racketsports, just for fun or with a competitive edge. Enjoy tennis, mini-tennis, padel, squash, badminton, table tennis, beach racket, beach tennis or speedminton.
Golf: The impressive seaside Dunes Course was designed by former two times US Masters Champion and Ryder Cup captain Bernhard Langer in association with European Golf Design. The championship course, set in a landscape of diverse topography with spectacular sea and river views, incorporates some links-style features in areas close to the sea, with tall dunes dividing some of the holes adjacent to the golden beach. Parts of the course venture into olive and fruit groves, while some holes run along a small river that meanders through the site.