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. 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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#2. 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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#3. 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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#4. TUI Family Life Creta Paradise – Crete
The TUI Family Life 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 Family Life 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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#5. 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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#6. 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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#7. 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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#8. Stella Village
Toddlers are well catered for at the TUI 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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#9. 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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#10. Grecotel Creta Palace
The beachfront Grecotel Creta Palace is located in a peaceful spot in the resort of Rethymnon. There is a large outdoor swimming pool surrounded by pretty gardens, and also a separate kids pool with some waterslides. Reythymnon resort centre with its Venetian Harbour and bars and restaurants is a short drive away. Family bungalows are available.
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