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Designer decor and sea views are among the highlights at the newly opened, adults-only Insula Alba Resort & Spa. Tuesday, 4 June 2019

By TUI Sensimar Insula Alba Resort and Spa

Designer decor and sea views are among the highlights at the newly opened, adults-only Insula Alba Resort & Spa. Located right on the beach and close to lively bars and restaurants, the hotel is fast becoming one of Crete’s most popular destinations since it caters for all types of guests, from sun worshippers to adventurers.

Crete is the largest island in Greece, and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean. Visitors here can discover the fascinating remnants of ancient civilisations, explore glorious beaches, impressive mountains, fertile valleys and steep gorges, and immerse themselves in the island’s rich gastronomic culture. Crete is, after all, teeming with beautiful treasures.

THE RESORT

TUI Sensimar Insula Alba Resort & Spa is a luxury five-star hotel with 182 rooms and suites, each with a unique theme and decoration. The name Insula Alba means ‘white island’ in Latin, a name that was inspired by the colour white that dominates the hotel.

The resort, located on the northern part of Crete, just over 10 miles east of Heraklion International Airport, occupies a plum spot in the village of Analipsi, with just a road separating it from the seafront. There are bars and restaurants within walking distance, and a 15-minute taxi ride takes guests into the lively town of Hersonissos where there’s plenty to do, including the Aquaworld Aquarium, Labyrinth Park or Dinosauria Park. TUI Sensimar Insula Alba Resort & Spa really does cater for everyone — from sun worshippers who just want to relax by the pool and work on their tan to those more energetic guests who are keen to explore and learn about Crete’s legendary heritage.

ACCOMMODATION

The resort’s guestrooms and suites have been carefully designed and decorated to embody a contemporary, minimalist island aesthetic while the water element embraces the whole formation of the hotel.

The accommodation options are many and varied. The room options include: the classic room, which features one king-size bed and one sofa bed, as well as a bathroom with a walk-in shower or bathtub; the junior suite, which is arranged over a split-level area and includes one king-size bed as well as a sofa bed and lounge chairs, and of course a bathroom with a walk-in shower or bathtub; the classic room swim-up, which has one king-size bed and one sofa bed, plus a bathroom with a walk-in shower or bathtub as well as direct access to a swimming pool-river, a balcony and small terrace with private sun beds; and the classic room with private pool, in which there’s a king-size bed, one sofa bed and a bathroom with a walk-in shower or bathtub as well as a small terrace which has its own private pool and sunbeds.

The resort also has various suite options to choose from. They include: the sea suite with sharing pool, which features one king-size bed, a stylish sitting area and a bathroom with a walk-in shower, as well as a terrace with a shared pool and sunbeds; and the sea suite with private pool, which features one king-size bed, a stylish sitting area and a bathroom with a walk-in shower, as well as a terrace with its own private pool and sunbeds. Each suite is unique.

WELLNESS CLUB

TUI Sensimar Insula Alba Resort & Spa welcomes its guests to a sensational spa experience. The spa’s mission is to fuse the latest in international spa trends with a traditional Greek approach to wellness and beauty. This revitalising wellness club offers a variety of holistic treatments for guests seeking the ultimate rejuvenating experience. From the peaceful ambience of the exclusively designed luxury suites to the quiet calm of the spa, the hotel’s guests will enjoy the delightful pleasures of a luxurious island. With deep respect for the natural environment, Insula Alba’s treatments enhance health and beauty.

Welcome to the world of senses and scents where time vanishes, and a unique journey in the Mediterranean begins. The spa is a place to be rejuvenated, somewhere for guests to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life and relax immersed in complete serenity. Discover the unique rituals inspired by the culture of the Mediterranean. The real meaning of the word spa is ‘salus per aquam’, which in Latin means ‘health through water’. This is why the treatments and services offered are based on body hydration to offer wellness and renewal. Treatments aim to enhance guests’ wellbeing, relaxation and rejuvenation. The Alba Wellness Club pampers its guests and is always acutely aware that each person’s skin is unique. Therefore, its programmes are all completely customised and start with an interview and a diagnosis of your skin. The beauty therapist then creates the guest’s own beauty prescription, depending on their skin’s needs at that time, as well as their lifestyle.

The spa’s treatment collection combines an ingenious blend of aromatic essential oils, trace elements and marine ingredients with a classic touch and a holistic approach to treating the individual needs of the guest’s body and skin. The treatments are tailor made and work in such a way that they don’t only revitalise the skin, but also energise and balance the mind and spirit to ensure total relaxation.

DON'T MISS

The honeymoon delight spa treatment, which increases skin moisture, relaxes the body and restores luminosity

NEED TO KNOW

KEY FACILITIES

• 182 rooms and suites
• Main restaurant
• A la carte restaurant
• Cocktail bar
• Swimming pools
• Wellness Club
• Fitness Centre

KEY TREATMENTS

• Made-to-measure facial treatments
• Heavenly anti-stress face and body experience
• Precious pearl ultralift
• Aroma energiser massage
• Pure rejuvenation massage
• Volcanic thermal stones massage
• Ayurvedic head massage

GET IN TOUCH

insulaalba.com

T : +30 289 750 1501

E: info@insulaalba.com

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