Ikos Resorts have a habit of making luxuries seem limitless. From the brand’s Grecian properties to its inaugural Spanish outpost they’ve managed to redefine the meaning of “all-inclusive” to completely new and premium heights. With their “infinite lifestyle” ethos, everyone is encouraged to live the Ikos way, which means no restrictions when it comes to wants and desires and nothing is hidden behind the effortlessly sleek exteriors, Michelin-starred cuisine and warm-smiled service. And those who think it’s too good to be true are soon set right.
It’s hard to top what’s included in every Ikos stay; the 24-hour room service, a spa by Anne Sémonin Paris, a 300 strong wine list, live music and productions in the open-air theatre, beach and pool parties, a complimentary MINI for a day’s explorations and the option to dine in a local restaurant at no extra cost sound pretty good already. But that’s where the Deluxe Collection takes on the challenge.
When being lucky enough to stay in one of the suites and villas that complete this gaggle of à la mode accommodations, there’s certain perks. From a pool and beach hangout to a dedicated bar, the private areas that are reserved only for Deluxe Collection guests are where they can be found lounging, if they’re not enjoying the complimentary bottle of Taittinger in their swanky Med-chic abodes. Two massages at the spa and a private feet-in-the-sand Michelin-star meal on the beach feature on the extensive list of things organised by the Personal Concierge, the magicians assigned to make each stay completely bespoke. And when the time comes to reluctantly check out, the burden of packing is taken off stress-free shoulders, leaving them free to unwrap their leaving gift in peace.