TUI BLUE Insula Alba

Brand new for 2019, the TUI BLUE Insula Alba provides an opulent and relaxed atmosphere, thanks to its designer décor and enviable sea views. There’s a single road between you and the seafront, meaning you can stroll on to the beach whenever you please. There’s also a range of restaurants and bars a stone’s throw away, where you can sit and watch the world go by. In the evening, the lobby bar is the perfect place to unwind with a cocktail and enjoy the soft lounge music. If you feel like some pampering, there’s an on-site spa, a heated indoor pool and a beauty salon to provide the ultimate in relaxation.

Overview of Crete

As the fabled birthplace of Zeus, the Greek island of Crete is steeped in history. Known for beautiful beaches, it’s lined with gorgeous shores and mountain landscapes, and also offers an enviable nightlife. Crete is a versatile island with something for everyone – and each town has its own unique charm that reflects the peaceful Cretan lifestyle. The village of Analipsis, for example, is where you’ll find the laid-back TUI TUI BLUE Insula Alba. Larger towns, such as Malia, are the perfect destination for party-goers. No matter where you choose to stay, with holidays to Crete, a break here creates memories that will last a lifetime.

Things to do in Crete

The local village of Analipsis may be calm and tranquil, but the TUI BLUE Insula Alba is only a 15-minute taxi journey away from the more lively town of Hersonissos, where you’ll find a staggering three water parks. The Labyrinth Theme Park also contains a mini golf course, as well as, of course, a labyrinth. Will you find the hidden Minotaur? Nearby Gournes, just a 10-minute taxi ride away, is home to the Cretaquarium, where you can view over 300 species of underwater creatures. Highlights include everything from turtles to sharks and stingrays.

Resort Summary

Passing through fruit groves and old whitewashed buildings on the way to Analipsi makes the village feel like a secret idyll but as you get into the centre you can see that visitors are well-looked after. There are a good range of shops and places to book excursions on the main street which leads down to the beach.

On the waters’ edge is a mini, picture-postcard chapel where most holidaymakers choose to take a snap. Between the beachside cafes and restaurants that line the traditional square there is an abundance of Cretanflavours and these eateries stay open until late to serve you nightcaps.