Mykonos - Agios Ioannis Beach
Number of rooms: 148 deluxe rooms, bungalows, 11 suites, 6 luxury villas
Rate range: From 190 EUR (per room per night)
Owned/Managed by: Saint John Resort
Clientele: Gay Friendly
Gay friendly Saint John Mykonos Resort Hotel, an idyllic stunning oasis silhouetted against the clear blue skyline of Mykonos island and located on a 20,000 square meter stretch of pristine coastline in Agios Ioannis.
The stylish Saint John oozes elegance and provides a fabulously comfortable base for those who appreciate a genuine touch of class in beautiful surroundings, and all round about four kilometres from Mykonos Town.
As one of the leading Mykonos beach hotels, Saint John hotel, combines the elegance and luxury amenities you would come to expect from a 5 star, Mykonos hotel of this high caliber. Its reputation for gracious hospitality, impeccable service and magnificent cuisine is renowned throughout the world and entices visitors to return year after year.
Situated on its own 200 metre long private beach, with breathtaking views out to the island of Delos, the Saint John's facilities include the largest swimming pool on the island, a floodlit tennis court, a health club and spa (indoor pool, sauna, massage, mud baths) a fitness centre and a beauty centre. All new arrivals receive a complimentary welcome drink, which we think is a lovely way to start your holiday.
When it comes to food and drink the Saint John sets out to spoil you rotten: there's an indoor piano bar, the 'Breeze' pool bar and yet another bar called 'Entre Nous', while foodies will appreciate choosing between the poolside Kalimera restaurant (serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks), the á la carte 'Symposium' restaurant or the top-notch gourmet eaterie '7th Heaven'.
You can choose between various different types of accommodation here at Saint John: deluxe double rooms overlook the hotel's gardens and feature a sophisticated climate control system which, apparently, makes standard air conditioning look like something out of the stone age, plus lovely ensuite bathrooms, satellite telly, a safe and a mini bar.
Superior rooms are the same, but with a sea view, while executive rooms are larger with wonderful views out to sea. The junior suites, again with a sea view, are bigger still with a separate living area. All rooms, whichever type you choose, have CD players, modems for your laptop, bathrobes and slippers. Some rooms are non-smoking (please ask when you book) and there are even some specially designed honeymoon rooms. Naturally, full maid service takes place every day.
One more thing before we go. Because the Saint John is built on several levels, you can get around in one of those golf buggy type things which we reckon sounds like enormous fun.
Location: Agios Ioannis Beach area, one of the Island's best locations. Only 4 km from Mykonos Town & 5 km from harbour.
Hotel facilities: Private sandy 200 m beach, water sports (scuba diving, jet-ski, water-ski etc), chapel in Cycladic architecture, 3 restaurants and 3 bars, piano bar, in-door breakfast with a lavish varied buffet enriched with local foods, home-grown vegetables & fresh squeezed juices), dining & cafe-areas on shaded terraces with breathtaking views, the more formal "a la carte" gourmet restaurant "7th Heaven" for evening dinner. Taverna A/C throughout. 2000 sq.m. pool area with terraces & gardens, largest 600 sq.m. pool on the Island, children pool, indoor heated swimming pool, poolside bar, snack bar internet room, club lounge with private reception area, traditional coffee shop (kafenio).
Comprehensive Health Club & Spa (thalassotherapy, sauna, solarium, heated pool in-door, Jacuzzi, aromatherapy, massage therapy, mud baths), private massage; Beauty Center (hair-stylists, facials, manicure & pedicure); Fitness Center with fully equipped gym, supervised day-care center, tennis court, miniature soccer (5 x 5m), shopping arcade (newspaper stand, pharmacy, jewellery shop, souvenir shop, hair salon & fashion store), games room, yachts & sailboat marina. Exhibition area...
Room facilities: Smart rooms with sophisticated body temperature adjustment, latest in life safety systems: (sprinklers, smoke detectors, voice communication net work), direct dial 2 ISDN telephone lines with fax modem, data port, voice mail.