We began our 12-day journey of the Cyclades in Mykonos, and stayed at this fabulous 5-star resort and spa! Our room had an incredible view of the Aegean Sea and the private beach below. The room was amazing, with a huge king-sized bed; balcony (ours was small, but others were larger...); large bathroom with tub; beautifully decorated, just stunning!
The private beach was amazing. We toured most of the island and visited several other beaches, but agreed that Elia beach is by far the nicest.
The staff were really very professional, and gave us great service.
The breakfast: It was the most complete of any resort or villa we stayed at on four different islands. HOWEVER, the hot food left a lot to be desired. We discovered that the Greeks simply don't know how to prepare eggs North American style. This resorts' hot buffet consisted of scrambled, 'fried' and 'omelette'. They 'fry' their eggs in water, and put them in a chafing dish, so you get these luke-warm eggs that are simply not appealing. EVERYTHING else on the buffet was amazing; such variety; the full Greek food thing with salad, stuffed grape leaves, meats, cheeses, even nuts and dried fruits. A real feast. The freshly squeezed orange juice was addicting. Coffee served any way you like, including cappucino or espresso; hot or freddo.
The pool was beautiful to look at, but the water was actually cooler than the ocean, so we never went in. The jacuzzi's in all the properties we stayed at are not hot; it's just the bubbling action that makes it different than the pool. Oh well; it was hot enough that you didn't need to get into a hot tub. At this property, it costs an additional 15 euros to use their indoor heated pool, as they say it's part of their spa....not really keen on that, but hey, whatever. The fitness room was very good; lots of equipment.
If you're looking for a very romantic place; views that you can only dream about; an amazing beach, and good service, try this resort. There are a few other high-end properties on Mykonos, but none with this beach and view.
Notes: The private beach is right next to a public beach. Nudity in Greece is very common, we found out. As you walk further down the beach, the clothing becomes more scarce. There is complete nudity on the extreme end of Elia Beach (as well as other beaches in Mykonos...). So, if you don't want to see 'junk', don't wander down the beach! Topless bathing is quite common in Europe, so you'll see that even on the private beach. A Greek citizen of the island told us that it's not the Greeks that go for the nudity; it's the tourists. Most I would say were from Germany....
Hotel Restaurant: Very good food; a nice atmosphere. Prices were remarkably reasonable.
Shuttle Bus: The resort offers complimentary transportation to and from Mykonos Town on a decent schedule. The evening bus (at least in September) picks up at either 10:30, midnight, or 1:00, and the last bus in is 8:00 p.m., so if you want to eat, you really need to take the 6:00 bus. It makes for a long evening if you aren't into the bar scene. Once you've walked Mykonos Town once or twice, you will grow tired of it and need to find a cafe or some other place to hang out for a while 'til the bus is ready to leave. The bus was ALWAYS on time; literally to the minute. Don't worry about the distance from town to the resort; it's well worth being at Royal Myconian!
Enjoy your stay; you'll love it!
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