A short distance from Mastichari, the picturesque fishing village that is the island’s second largest harbor, and steps away from an organized white sand beach with tranquil water that is ideal for families and water sports enthusiasts, sits the Gaia Palace, a 5-star hotel that is everything you would expect in top quality holiday accommodation, dining, services and amenities.
The hotel consists of a central unit that hosts dining and services, as well as a number of two-story buildings scattered around the hotel property that house the different room types.
Entering the bright and spacious interior of the central building, visitors will find the hotel reception area and lounge, with its café and bar, a business center with PCs, free Wi-Fi service and televisions complete with satellite channel service. On the ground floor of the main building is the hotel restaurant, which is open all day offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The central building is also the location of the Gaia Palace Hotel Spa and its wide range of treatments, a hair salon as well as an indoor swimming pool, for hours of blissful tranquility.
Smaller, two-story accommodation buildings dot the property surrounding the central building, and are refined in their architectural simplicity yet rich in services and amenities.
A hallmark of the hotel are its three swimming pools, impressive and tantalizing, beckoning guests to dive in for a swim, water games, to be refreshed or just relax. The fact that there are three main pools and three smaller children’s pools means that there is a marked lack of crowing or noise at any given one. The large Olympic-size pool is reserved for water sports fans and those who want to swim laps, and has a separate adjacent children’s pool for absolute safety; two smaller pools are dedicated to less intense swimming activity and in-pool relaxing, while each has its own adjacent children’s pool as well. The Pool Bar completes the scene, offering refreshing juices and cocktails and a variety of snacks and tasty treats right next to the water.
For visitors who prefer action-packed holidays, the Gaia Palace Hotel boasts a fully-equipped gym, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, athletic and swimming games and competitions, fitness programs both in and out of the pools and on the beach, as well as a beach volleyball tournament. At the Gaia Palace, the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down; it heats up even more with evening parties by the water and musical dance shows organized regularly.