Stayed here (2 adults, 2 kids 8 & 5) last 2 wks in May. The hotel, accomodation blocks (we were in J) restaurant, pools, facilities (kids club) and water park are all pretty good. No complaints. Have done AI in various places and its certainly on a par with others. Thought we'd give this one a try. The only real problem is All Inclusives should NOT be in lovely greek towns like Kalamaki. Fortunately we have been to Kalamaki many times before and have experienced all the lovely restaurants, taverna's, pool bar's etc so we knew where to go for a change and a bit of local culture (e.g. Rainbow, Antonis & Daisy apartments, Cave Bar, Al Sandros Bar, Drunk Corner, Dias & Michaelos restaurants etc, to name but a few). Such a pity that AI's (by their nature) restrict people to staying at the hotel and missing out on so much elsewhere.
The evening entertainment ranged from average to decent, the drinks (like all AI's) were pretty weak (not like proper Mythos & spirits elsewhere), the waterpark was good but it's pretty cheap to use if not staying at Caretta Beach. Our kids were happy to use other pools (as above) after a few days anyway (mainly as they were a bit quieter). Next time we're gonna book somewhere like Daisy Apartments and maybe visit the waterpark the odd time. If you like the Greek way of life, eating really good restaurant food, drinking proper beer and experiencing good nights out (Antonis) stay elsewhere and visit the waterpark if you wish. All Inclusives are ideal if there's not much else around but so sad when they're so near lovely bars and restaurants.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Caretta Beach is a modern hotel situated in Kalamaki on the south coast of the most beautiful island in the Ionian Sea, Zakynthos. The hotel is in a private, picturesque area by the main road of Kalamaki, only 4km from the capital city Zakynthos Town and 2km from the International airport of the island. The soft sandy beach is only a 5 minute walk away and is the home of the famous loggerhead turtles, Caretta-Caretta. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Caretta Beach Kalamaki
- Hotel Caretta Beach
- Carreta Beach Holiday Village Zakynthos/Kalamaki