One of the most famous Greek islands, also known as the party island, Mykonos, is a firm favourite for travellers in 2021. We can see why with ample beach clubs to choose from, beautifully idyllic white-washed buildings and cobbled streets to wonder aimlessly down. Mykonos also attracts world famous DJs to take up summer residency and with FlyDubai offering 3 weekly, direct flights (under 5 hours) from DXB until September 29, it’s a great destination to escape from the Middle Eastern heat. We’ve rounded up our favourite, luxury, boutique hotels to stay at on the island for you to peruse.
Set into a natural amphitheatre on a cliffside over Kalafatis beach, The Wild, is roughly 20 minutes drive from the main Mykonos Town and the airport, on the relatively quiet side of the island. A winding path from the hotel leads down to a golden, private beach which is a rare gem to find on the sometimes over-crowded island. The open plan rooms are Pinterest-worthy with walls draped in rope hangings and boho-chic rattan furnishings. Earthly textures and tones fill the room with a certain warmth set to reflect the hotels mantra, ‘Wild at heart’ which invites guests to experience the real Mykonos. A long infinity pool that stretches the length of the hotel premises, with endless views over the Greek azure, splits into a family friendly side and a tranquil adults only section. To experience the Greek cuisine head to the hotels taverna, where they boast authentic, unpretentious traditional menus and classic dishes from the region.
The Wild by Interni, https://thewildhotel.com/
Just a short 10 minutes drive from Mykonos town and many of the iconic sights like the Mykonian windmills and little Venice, Bill & Coo is in an ideal location to easily access the hustle and bustle while still being able to enjoy the quieter pace of island life. British interior designers, K Studios, create a contemporary finish to the boutique hotel, with stone walls, clean lines and neutral tones adding to the minimalist look. All 15 suites are equipped with a balcony and breathtaking views of neighbouring Delos island and the resorts private beach. With no children under the age of 16 allowed at the property this is the perfect getaway for couples or groups of friends to stay and surrender to the VIP luxury experience. Bill & Coo’s sister hotel is an 8 minute drive away, where guests can freely explore their extended facilities such as the gym and spa.
Bill & Coo, Coast Suites, https://www.bill-coo-hotel.com/
In the middle of the Mykonos party scene along the rocky Cycladic coastline, Soho Roc manages to stay hidden away, while still being short walk from Scorpios where hotel guests and Soho House members get priority access. Soho Roc is a blend between traditional and trendy, with the exteriors being typically Mykonian, the interior style is more Bohemian with jute rugs and handwoven floor cushions. An open plan restaurant serves Mediterranean food and the pool bar is a prominent feature (like in most Soho House properties), which serves smoothie and cocktails all day long.
Soho Roc House, https://www.sohohouse.com/houses/soho-roc-house
Perched on the top of a hill with sweeping views over the old town , Belvedere is right in the heart of Mykonos. The decor is light and airy with splashes of colour filtering through in the forms of pink bougainvillea coated walls and with the grounds mimicking that of a Cycladic neighbourhood, the energy is serene. The rooms and suites are available in all variations, for those who value privacy over everything else they suggest the elevated waterfront suites (former home of Thierry Mugler) with sun-drenched balconies away from prying eyes. Matsuhisa Mykonos is the worlds only open air Nobu restaurant with an outdoor sushi bar and the signature black cod dish a firm favourite. You may even catch a glimpse of the celebrity Chef himself as he resides at the Belvedere suite when he visits the island.
Belvedere Hotel, https://www.belvederehotel.com/