Two weeks ago I took a trip to Greece and stayed at the Sensatori Crete – one of TUI’s best resorts on the island for a week full of sunshine, cocktails, gorgeous Greek food and serious chill out time.
The Sensatori Crete is a 5* hotel close to Heraklion with numerous pools, sea views and the Thomson seal of approval designed for luxury and pure relaxation….but how was it?
The food at Sensatori Crete was varied with 5 restaurants each serving different menus. We ate in the 5 Flavours Thai, Red Saffron Taverna and the main restaurant during our stay and all were great.
With fresh traditional dishes, glorious salads at lunch and of course lots of honey on the dessert table! With Greek wine served at the tables (which was pretty good for an all inclusive wine!) and excellent service the food was good if not a little limited in the buffet restaurant. There was something for everyone between the restaurants and although some incurred extra charges (always bizarre to me for an all inclusive resort) we never went hungry and enjoyed trying lots of new and traditional foods throughout our stay.
We spend our days lounging around the beautiful pool reading our books and drinking lots of cocktails. We were All Inclusive at Sensatori Crete and the drinks package was good – ‘A’ lager on tap, Gordon’s for your tonic, Captain Morgans for your coke and Jamesons for your coffee – the cocktails were nice and we were certainly very happy!
We got a little spoiled in Mexico with their Ultra Inclusive package but this was more than good and we’re really pleased we went all in. We had a mini fridge in our room that we stocked with beer from the supermarket across the road and the wine and fizz the hotel left for us on arrival which made for a great little stash to enjoy in our jacuzzi bath and when getting ready for the evening.
One afternoon we took a stroll out of the resort where we found an adorable little taverna and had to stop for lunch. About 5 minutes from the Sensatori (turn left at the back along the beach and left again after a bar called Poseidon) with a 25 euro meze for two – what a bargain! 10 plates of traditional and amazing Greek food later (deep fried cheese is my new favourite thing) we finished off our beers, took a shot of obligatory ouzo and made our way back to the hotel to sleep off our food babies!
The entertainment at Sensatori Crete was great – not something we’re usually bothered about when we go away but it was incredibly refreshing to listen to talented musicians serenade the lobby in the evening after dinner over an Irish Coffee and a few more cocktails! On the Monday we took a seat in the comedy cellar to watch two acts flown in from the UK who were really funny and even the main show was entertaining each evening. The children’s entertainment and pool was on the other side of the resort so for couples like us right now it was ideal – no little ones in sight!
On our last day we were invited into the Spa for a couples massage courtesy of the resort. Massages have become a little holiday tradition for us over the past two years (which i’m not complaining about) so it was the perfect way to finish our stay at the Sensatori Crete. The spa was lovely, very modern and serene with wonderful therapists. We were taken into our couples room for an hour long Mediterranean Wish Massage with essential oils and relaxing pressure that left us both feeling on top of the world. If you get a chance to visit the spa during your stay then definitely do – it was absolutely wonderful.
Every Thursday is Cretan night in the Red Saffron Taverna with traditional dishes and dancing with live music all night. It’s an extra 10 euros per person but well worth a visit, we thoroughly enjoyed our evening and the entertainment – Greek dancing in 5 inch heels is not easy so make sure you wear flats for this one!
Our stay at the Sensatori Crete was wonderful, and despite it’s luxury poolsides and sleek spa we loved taking a step towards the more traditional this time around and eating our weight in Baklava!
Two Minutes of Sunshine | Sensatori Crete Travel Vlog
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