Alexander Beach Hotel in Malia, Heraklion

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Location: Malia
Recommended for: Family, Luxe, Near the Beach

Alexander Beach is a luxurious five-star hotel located on the outskirts of Malia village, right next to the beach. It sits in an excellent spot with the sea only a few steps away and the nearby villages, with an array of shops, restaurants and cafes within walking distance. It offers all the necessary amenities for a comfortable and tranquil retreat away from the busy routine of daily life, including several large pools, bars, restaurants and a private beach.

The resort consists of rooms, suites and villas that can host two to six guests, all with private balconies or terraces that open up to charming sea, garden and pool views. Selected accommodation options incorporate large private swimming pools, gardens and jacuzzi baths, ensuring the utmost relaxation for every guest. They showcase an elegant design, with natural tones dominating the scenery, while traditional architectural touches are also prominent.
The rooms feature en suite bathrooms equipped with a shower or bathtub, towels, slippers, bathrobes, a hairdryer and complimentary premium toiletries. Entertainment is taken care of, as satellite TV with CD and DVD players, a radio and free Wi-Fi are available. Additional amenities include air-conditioning, a refrigerator, an electric kettle and a coffee machine.

The hotel boasts several large swimming pools spread across the premises, perfect for cooling off during hot summer days, playing in the water with the whole family or tanning under the warm sun. Guests can choose from the infinity pool of the Alexander Beach Club, the enormous main pool in the middle of the resort or the heated indoor pool, among other options. In addition, there is a special (shallower) children's pool, where water slides and toys have been installed, providing an unforgettable experience for kids too.
Around each pool, comfortable sunbeds and umbrellas are set up, while the Poseidon pool bar is also available. Visitors can order delicious snacks, refreshing drinks and beverages.
A private beach can be discovered right in front of the hotel. A length of 750m of the majestic sandy beach is organized and open exclusively to its customers, along with two separate beach bars and water sports facilities that offer diving, snorkeling, canoeing, parasailing and other activities. Furthermore, the beach has been awarded a Blue Flag for cleanliness, guaranteeing its safety.
Aegeo Spa is part of Alexander Beach’s wellness center, ideal for those seeking a rejuvenating and revitalizing experience during their time in Crete. It incorporates a heated pool, whirlpools, a sauna, a hammam and a steam bath and offers a wide variety of packages, including massages, facial and body treatments, scrubs, waxings, manicures, pedicures and other beauty services. In addition, its bar serves healthy vitamin drinks, great for recharging.
Visitors who wish to stay motivated and exercise during their vacation can drop by the spacious fitness center. It is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment, and personal training sessions can be arranged. Apart from the gym, several sports facilities are available, such as tennis, basketball and beach volleyball courts, as well as ping-pong and billiards tables. Moreover, yoga, pilates, aerobics and water gymnastics courses take place regularly, making for healthy yet exciting experiences.
Alexander Hotel features four restaurants and numerous bars, providing guests with an array of different alternatives when it comes to food and drinks. In the main restaurant, one can discover Cretan and Mediterranean flavors for lunch and dinner, as well as Greek, American and continental breakfast buffets every morning, perfect for starting the day full of energy. Additionally, cooking shows and other events are hosted in this area of the hotel.
The Meltemi tavern is located on the beach road, on a charming terrace. It is open for dinner and serves traditional Greek specialties, appetizers and local beverages, opening up a new world of Cretan gastronomy. Ristorante Oliva is an Italian restaurant that offers both a la carte and buffet options. It specializes in pizzas, pasta and other Italian delicacies, while themed nights, such as barbecue and seafood ones, are scheduled weekly.
Next to the beach, guests will find the Mediterraneo restaurant and bar, which, as the name suggests, serves Mediterranean, as well as Greek recipes, delicious snacks and refreshing drinks throughout the day. Other entertainment facilities include a cocktail, a lounge and a lobby bar offering mainly drinks, and a sushi bar, where one can order Japanese-inspired dishes.
Alexander Beach Hotel is ideal for a family vacation, as it features spaces and entertainment specifically designated for kids. Apart from the children’s pool, there are several playgrounds, a kids’ club, a mini disco, a game room and an animation program taking place every day.

The establishment has the ability to schedule numerous activities and excursions on behalf of its guests in order to elevate their vacation experience. Greek nights, parties and disco events take place on the premises regularly, while walking, hiking and cycling tours are a great way of discovering the island’s natural beauty and culture. Other activities include cooking classes, horse riding, fishing and karaoke nights.
Car and bicycle rental services and private transfers are provided directly by the hotel at an additional cost.

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