Hello everyone, I hope you’re all well. Now, if you’ve seen my Instagram recently, you’ll notice it’s been filled with pictures of my time in Corfu on a family holiday, and today I wanted to share with you a full rundown of my time there. It was a week full of relaxation, indulgence, and quality family time.
TUI Sensimar Atlantica Grand Mediterraneo Resort & Spa –
We stayed at the Grand Mediterraneo resort and spa; a five star resort located in Ermones, just half an hours drive away from Corfu airport. With 270 rooms spread across five out door levels, the hotel was open, spacious, and had stunning views of the sea. The hotel is adult only, a luxe feel throughout. The staff were super friendly with excellent service, and the quality and facilities did not at all disappoint. We stayed here for seven nights on an all-inclusive board, so I was totally emerged in the luxury of the resort.
When we arrived, our room was upgraded, so that four out of the six of our party could stay together – so we were upgraded to one of the hotel’s villas. We had our own infinity pool, sun loungers, out door seating area, as well as all the perks inside – a living area, free mini bar, coffee machine, towel robes and slippers, double sinks and showers. We had it all, and it was glorious. Our outside view overlooked the sea, which is certainly a view I’m missing waking up to.
Outfit details: top: bikini – Boohoo. bottom: dress – Marks and Spencer, wedges – Boden
The resort has three bars – the main bar right next to the pool area, a second bar on a higher level just up from the pool area with stunning views overlooking the ocean, and the beach club bar – also part of the hotel just a short walk down. The outside area was perfectly peaceful – it was bliss to sit and delve into a book, with the occasional cocktail break. Whether you enjoy sunbathing in the shade or sun, by a pool, or on the beach – the resort had the perfect spot.
Boat hire to explore the coast –
One day we took a family trip out at sea. We hired a boat – all easily arranged with the hotel, with transportation to and from the harbour sorted for us, and packed lunches made for us to take with us. So off we went with a couple of cool boxes, plenty of refreshments, and head out to sea. The trip wasn’t for going far, nor were we aiming to speed around – we had a nice, gentle ride around the coast, pulling up at the local beaches to stop for lunch and a swim.
Outfit details: dress- Dorothy Perkins, sunglasses – Marks and Spencer
The sea was the bluest and clearest sea I’ve ever seen, and the views were stunning. I’d highly recommend hiring a boat to anyone visiting Corfu, it was a great day out, was affordable, and was a great way to embrace the scenery. There was no need to be hesitant about safety – our boats location was GPS tracked by the hire company, and it was clearly laid out to us how to safely control the boat, and the location boundaries we had to stick to. I’m not usually a boat lover, but I really enjoyed this and found it much more relaxing than I anticipated – it’s definitely something I want to do again at other places I visit.
Corfu old town –
One evening we decided to take the bus into Corfu old town – have a wander round and explore, with a spot of shopping, followed by dinner and drinks. The bus came right up to our hotel reception, and was an easy half hour drive into the town. I loved walking through the town, embracing the beauty of the island, and appreciating the shops, sights and culture. I purchased a Greek made bracelet, to match a necklace that my parents bought me when they visited Corfu last year, as a souvenir of the trip.
Outfit details: top – Fred Perry, jeans & sunglasses – Marks and Spencer, sandals – Clarks, bag – Radley
Sitting outside for our evening meal and drinks, overlooking the view of the night scene was a great atmosphere. I devoured a delicious bowl of pasta – typical me. There was a taxi ranch right in the centre of town, so getting back to the hotel was no issue at all.
Have you ever visited Corfu before?