The season in Mykonos has already kicked off for 2019, and with that brings glorious sunshine, nightlife, and beaches, not to mention the Greek hospitality for everyone visiting the island. Mykonos is known to boast luxury accommodation befitting the natural beauty of the Aegean waters. We at Vada have therefore rounded up the best hotels on the island, each for a different type of luxury.
Grecotel Mykonos Blu – ultimate beachside luxury
If your holiday aim is to spend lazy mornings spent stretched out on a beach sunbed next to turquoise waters, or on a soft thick mattress beneath the shade of the wooden pergola, then Grecotel Mykonos Blu is a top location on the island to stay. With its own private part of Psarou beach, excellent service and plenty of privacy, the hotel has much to offer the discerning LGBT traveller. Mykonos old town is a short taxi ride away, and Scorpios club is just round the corner, so those looking for nightlife need not go far.
Read our previous article to find out more about the uniqueness of the accommodation and a truthful review of service, no shade.
Kouros Hotel and Suites – for sunset seekers near Mykonos old town
Kouros’ location means guests enjoy the best sunset views from the island from a cocooned paradise, whilst remaining within walking distance of Jackie O’s and the other bars and clubs of Mykonos old town. The personalised service, the feeling of staying with family, and comfort from the amenities in our suite meant we really could relax and switch off. Highlights include the Martini cocktail experience at sunset (prepared at your table), and the freedom to indulge in a private jacuzzi before breakfast. During our stay (full review here), we happily noted the handsome team of staff treated LGBT couples and straight couples alike. For certain dates, rates at Kouros Hotel and Suites can offer great luxury value.
Hermes Hotel – affordable luxury near Mykonos old town
For those looking for affordable luxury within walking distance of Mykonos old town, we recommend a Junior Suite at Hermes Hotel. The unique selling point at Hermes is the view overlooking the old town (and windmills) and glorious sunset from your suite’s terrace. The in-room stone bath is not just for an envious Instagram moment, but an excuse to take a romantic soak with your partner – definitely a tub big enough for two.
Guests will find service not at the same level as Grecotel or Kouros (hence this property is affordable luxury), but the interior design of the Junior Suite is most definitely comparable.
Other notable mentions
Belvedere, probably the most luxurious property – and one of the most expensive – on the island of Mykonos is home to a Six Senses Spa (one of the best spa brands globally), which will help guests become a more rejuvenated, stress-free version of themselves.
Located approximately the same distance from Mykonos old town as Hermes Hotel, means guests easily have the option to eat in town, else Belvedere offers fine dining restaurants: Matsuhisa and Thea Estiatorio.
Kivotos hotel provides an alternative location at Ornos beach. This bohemian, luxury property offers a sanctuary for those wanting privacy and sophistication. The atmosphere and location are more suited to those in the LGBT community who are less focussed on the scene in Mykonos (though nonetheless would enjoy a day trip to the old town), and more focussed on elegant living. The pool area really does become the focal point of Kivotos, and visitors cannot miss the fact that the owner is an art collector meaning the hotel is something or a gallery for his curated pieces and curiosités. Kivotos also has its own yacht which can be booked for cruises to nearby beaches and islands, or for private candlelight suppers (not to out-do the Bucket residence).