A guide to the best baby and toddler friendly hotels in Crete including hotels near the beach, with splash parks and with activities for babies and toddlers. Read on to discover the best places to stay with babies and toddlers in Crete.
#1. Grecotel Creta Palace
The Grecotel Creta Palace is a 4* beachfront hotel with a fab kids swimming pool with its own waterslides. Water babies will also love the massive outdoor swimming pool and splashing in the sea which is just metres from this hotel – pedalos, snorkelling and water sports are also available here too! The hotel is set in landscaped gardens and has 4 restaurants and 4 bars. Full board and half board options are available. Family bungalows with a flat screen TV, fridge, air con and daily room cleaning are available.
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#2. Kiani Beach Resort
This amazing all inclusive complex is located on the outskirts of Kalyves village overlooking a sandy beach. Toddlers will love the pirate ship themed playground, and kids pool with little slides and a fountain. There are loads of family friendly activities, and a packed entertainment programme running throughout the day. The hotel offers a great All Inclusive option, and family rooms are available. A great choice for people looking for a 4* toddler friendly hotel in Crete.
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#3. Grecotel Marine Palace & Aqua Park
The 4* Grecotel Marine Palace & Aqua Park resembles a Cretan village complete with its own amazing waterpark with slides and a splash park! It’s is also located on the beach too, so you can split your day between the beach and the waterpark. Note – some of the slides in the waterpark have a minimum height limit of 120cm but there are smaller slides too. The fishing village of Panormos with its winding streets and traditional tavernas is just a short walk away. Family rooms and bungalows are available.
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#4. Gouves Waterpark Holiday Resort, Crete
The 4* Gouves Waterpark Holiday Resort in Crete is great for babies and toddlers, as it has its own waterpark which guests have unlimited use of. There is a choice of 3 outdoor swimming pools, daily entertainment and the beach is just a short walk away.
There is a promenade running alongside the beach, which is ideal for walking along with the buggy. Family rooms and suites are available. Family suites are ideal if you are looking for somewhere to stay with a separate sleeping area for the little one. They also include ‘extras’ such as a stocked mini fridge upon arrival, access to the Family Suites outdoor pool with a self-service drinks station (10am – 6pm), and the option to have breakfast in the Smile A La Carte restaurant.
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#5. Royal Belvedere Hotel, Crete
The best thing about the Royal Belvedere Hotel in Crete is the Olympic sized swimming pool which has got a little waterpark in it with slides and fountains. The hotel also runs a shuttle bus to the nearby Star Beach Waterpark. If you can drag yourself away from the pool, the beach is just a 10 – 15 minute walk away past olive, lemon and palm trees.
The hotel has a busy entertainment schedule which includes bingo, shows, games and arts and crafts. Family rooms are available, and the All Inclusive option is great value if you don’t want to think about cooking on holiday.
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#6. Fodele Beach And Waterpark Holiday Resort
The Fodele Beach and Waterpark Holiday Resort is a modern All Inclusive resort in the little town of Fodele, Crete. It is perched on a hillside with far reaching countryside views, whilst also being close to a small secluded beach. There are fantastic facilities for babies and toddlers at this hotel including a waterpark, 2 swimming pools with kids areas, a playground and a mini disco. There is also a great range of Family rooms which sleep up to 4 people. Choose to eat at one of 4 restaurants including 3 buffet restaurants or 1 a la carte restaurant – All Inclusive is available at this hotel.
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#7. The Elounda Waterpark and Residence Hotel
The Elounda Waterpark and Residence hotel has been recently refurbished and has fresh modern rooms and a redesigned bar and restaurant. There are 3 outdoor swimming pools and a little splash park with waterslides for toddlers. Toddlers will also love the playground. 2 bedroom apartments are available. The All Inclusive option is good for families wanting a great value holiday.
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#8. Solimar Aquamarine
The 4* Solimar hotel is well known for its fantastic all inclusive package, kids splash park and fab playground. There is a large shallow children’s swimming pool with a small splash park with fountains and little waterslides which toddlers will love. The beach is just a short walk away and the hotel is just over 1km from the resort centre of Gerani. There is family friendly entertainment during the day and live music and shows on an evening. All Inclusive and All Inclusive Plus is available too. Family suites (including ones with a private pool) are available.
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#9. Stella Palace
This 5* hotel is just 500m from the beach, and has 2 swimming pools, its own water park and a playground. There are 2 bedroom family rooms and open plan family rooms which are ideal for families with babies and toddlers. All inclusive is available.
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#10. The Blue Palace
The luxury Blue Palace hotel is located on a hillside in Mirabello Bay with its own private beach and views over Spingalonga island. This hotel has something for everyone; adults will love the infinity pool and Spa, and toddlers will love days at the beach, the playground, indoor play area (aged 3+), and swimming in the children’s swimming pool. Bungalows (some with their own private pool) are available for families. The kids club is for children aged 3+.
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#11. Creta Maris Beach Resort
The Creta Maris Beach is a village style complex on a secluded beach in the popular resort of Hersonissos. The best thing about this resort is the onsite waterpark, 6 kids swimming pools and splash park – it really is heaven for water babies! Plus the beach is just metres away from the hotel. Nights can be spent in the many bars and restaurants at the resort (all inclusive is available), or even watching a film at the outdoor cinema. 1 bedroom family rooms are available.
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#12. Mediterraneo Hotel
The Mediterraneo Hotel has great facilities for families with babies and toddlers. First up is onsite splash park which little ones will love. Then there is the fab little playground, and finally there is an indoor play area for children aged 1+. The beach is just 400m away and the resort of Hersonissos with its bars, restaurants and shops is just 1.6km away. Villas with private pools are available.
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#13. Arminda Hotel & Spa
The Arminda Hotel has a great value All Inclusive package, splash park and waterpark – plus the beach is just a short walk away. The resorts of Stalis and Hersonissos are in easy reach from the hotel. Family rooms are available.
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#14. Iberostar Creta Panorama And Mare
The beachfront Iberostar Creta Panorama and Mare hotel is a great choice for families looking for a hotel on the beach in Crete. There is also a children’s swimming pool, playground and indoor soft play area. The village of Panormos is just 3km away, and you can get a bus to Rethymnon. There are 3 restaurants with kid’s menus at the hotel, and the All Inclusive package is great value. A range of rooms are available including Family Bungalows.
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#15. Daios Cove Luxury Resort
For the ultimate in luxury, check out the Daios Cove Luxury Resort in the north east part of Crete. Located in its own private cove, the Daios Resort has a 5* hotel and luxury villas set around a complex with excellent facilities for babies and toddlers. There is an outdoor playground, a children’s section in the impressive swimming pool, a babysitting service and a creche for babies aged 4 months plus. Babies and toddlers are supervised in the Crèche Club by UK childcare experts Worldwide Kids Co, with qualified nursery staff meeting UK standards and regulations. The resort has its own private sandy beach which is child friendly. Parents can really chill out at the Daios by escaping to the impressive resort Spa.
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#16. Domes of Elounda
The Domes of Elounda is luxury 5* hotel set in a spectacular hillside location with stunning sea views. The hotel has its own stretch of private sandy beach offers with shallow, calm waters which is perfect for little ones. There is a family swimming pool (heated to 26˚C in low season), a heated smaller pool and and a smaller shaded pool for little ones. There is a creche for babies aged 4 months – 4 years. Parents will love escaping to the luxury spa and unwinding in the indoor pool, sauna and steam bath. Family suites, some of which have their own private pools, are available.
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#17. TUI Blue Atlantica Creta Paradise – Crete
The TUI Blue Atlantica Creta Paradise has a village style theme, and a beach front location. There are swim up rooms, as well as Family suites with private pools. All rooms are bright and stylish with an LCD TV and air con. There are 2 outdoor Kids pools and a quiet pool for Adults only.
The TUI Blue Atlantica Creta Paradise is particularly good for families with babies. There is an air con Baby Lounge which is open all day providing a peaceful area to meet other parents, and use the facilities especially for babies. There is also a BabyClub creche for babies aged 0-3 which has fully trained staff and lots of toys for babies and toddlers.
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#18. Stella Village
Toddlers are well catered for at the Stella Village hotel which is located near to the village of Analipsi with its white washed cottages and pretty gardens. There are 2 children’s swimming pools including one with a pirate-themed splash zone with slides, fountains and giant penguins. The small sandy beach is less than a minute’s walk from the hotel so you can easily switch between days at the beach or round the pool. Toddlers will also love the playground, and the evening entertainment which includes a mini disco. 1 bedroom family rooms are available.
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#19. TUI Blue Elounda Breeze
The newly refurbished TUI Blue Elounda Breeze is tucked away on the outskirts of Elounda, just a 5 minute walk from the beach. There is a massive main swimming pool, a family swimming pool, a children’s pool, 2 shaded baby pools and a splash park so this hotel is perfect for water babies! There is also a BabyClub, Baby Lounge for feeding and hotel run parent and toddler activity sessions. Parents wanting to keep fit whilst on holiday can take part in Les Mills fitness classes, BodyBalance and CXWOKX classes. Family rooms are available.
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#20. Louis Creta Princess – Crete
Families looking for a great baby and toddler friendly hotel in Greece should definitely look at the Louis Creta Princess in Crete. There are loads of facilities for little ones including waterslides, 2 splash pools (one for toddlers and one for children a little older), and big waterslides for adults and older children.
There are 2 playgrounds including a huge pirate ship adventure playground on the beach. The hotel is located on the beach (a little pebbly, but still good for paddling) and has beautiful views. Processco and ice cream is included for guests staying on an All Inclusive basis.
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#21. TUI Sensatori Resort Atlantic Caldera Palace
This 5* TUI hotel is fantastic hotel for babies and toddlers in Crete. There are 6 outdoor swimming pools (2 are just for adults) including one with a splash area with tipping buckets and water jets. Toddlers will love the Play House with a crazy kitchen, silly science lab and arts and crafts zone. Babies get their own multi-sensory nursery with toys and a Little Land of Nod sleeping room. There are also Play House Live! shows which are interactive shows with bright puppets and music.
The hotel is located on Lyttos Beach with its long stretch of golden sand, and the village of Analipsi is a 5 minute walk away. Family rooms (inc swim up rooms) are available.
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