Take in the stunning views and enjoy some pampering in beautiful Kos
In just under four hours from the UK you could be in Kos, sipping an ice-cold drink by the pool and gazing out over the Aegean Sea.
Kos offers green topped mountains, palm-fringed vistas and long, sandy beaches, the perfect backdrop to your luxury accommodation. The vibrant capital of Kos Town is where you’ll find a carnival vibe with plenty of opportunities to party until the early hours. There are plenty of spots away from the crowds though, as the rest of the island offers an enchanting mix of seaside villages and nature. So you can find a quiet spot to read, listen to your iPod or take in the scenery while you watch the boats sail by. The gentle waves are perfect for kids to play in too, so it’s superb for family getaways.
Living the high life in Kos
Tucked away off the beaten track is the tranquil village of Psalidi which is the perfect spot for admiring the boats in the harbour and soaking up some gorgeous scenery. This resort really hits the spot for peaceful getaways far from the crowds. In Marmari you’ll find a two-kilometre-long sandy beach, ideal if beach days are your holiday must-have. Surrounded by unspoiled nature there’s quiet seclusion here if you want it, or head for the bustle of Kos Town centre which is 20 minutes by taxi. Another resort with a long stretch of sand is Helona Beach, where you can look across to scenic Nissyros Island. It’s got a laid-back vibe and a few beachside restaurants for the the evenings, and Kos Town is only five minutes drive away.
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To treat yourself beyond the borders of Kos, we’ve got you covered. Check out the likes of Halkidiki, Santorini and Zante for even more luxurious possibilities. But if you’re set on a luxury holiday to Kos, take a look at our travel guide for more information on how to plan your high-end holiday in the Greek sun. Here are our top hotels you can stay in on your luxury Kos holiday.
Part of TUI couples' collection, the 4* Oceanis Beach and Spa Resort offers adults-only luxury. The 60 acres of gardens provide a secluded atmosphere ideal for finding your own peace. Perfect for weddings and honeymoons you can enjoy candlelit dinners and spa treatments for two. With evening entertainment in the bar you'll have everything you need, but if you want to shop and explore Kos town is a 10-minute walk away.
The adult-only 5* TUI Sensimar Palazzo Del Mare Hotel features luxury swim-up rooms and suites. The hotel's multiple outdoor pools are show-stopping and surrounded by gardens, so you've always got amazing views and plenty of poolside space. A private beach is 50 metres walk away, superb for some volleyball, or you could take in a yogalates session or spa treat. Whatever you choose, you can expect deluxe VIP treatment.
Located just a few steps from the beach there's a relaxed village atmosphere at the 5* Atlantica Porto Bello Royal Hotel. It has luxurious rooms available with private pools and you'll never be short of a poolside space as there are 13 shared pools to choose from. There's Asian, Italian and Greek cuisine to enjoy too, as well as kids' activities and live entertainment in the evenings.
With high ceilings, arches and turrets, the elegant 4* Platanista Hotel looks like a sumptuous castle. Two pools are flanked by gardens and the swim-up bar means you're never far from an ice-cold drink. You can play tennis or volleyball, or have a pamper in the spa, and finish your day with a tasty meal served in the Greek taverna. The beach is 200 metres away, or you can take the complimentary bus into Kos Town whenever you choose.
Stunning views across the bay greet you at the 4* Dimitra Beach Resort. There's a contemporary vibe with lots of crisp white. The kids' club keeps little ones happy while you relax by the pool or take an aerobics class. A private beach is just steps away too, so you can head there and breathe in the fresh sea air. At night there's dancing and shows in the bar, and the nightlife of Kos Town centre is 10 minutes away by taxi.