When choosing your hotel room, usually there’s not much difference between a regular double room and a suite, but Aqua Blu Hotel & Spa, which is a member of Small Luxury Hotels, is changing the game and making it well worth the upgrade.
The hotel, which is based on the sleepier side on the Greek island of Kos, Aqua Blu is a modernist dream. Think slick minimalist lines, lots of glass and an abundance of water (the hotel is surrounded by a swimmable lake that conjoins with the main pool).
If privacy is what you’re looking for – then this hotel is perfect. The property offers two different private pool suites, first there’s the ‘Pool Experience Suite’, which comes with your very own plunge pool, then there’s the unbeatable ‘Signature Pool Suite’.
A huge, high ceilinged, bright and air room is complemented by floor-to-ceiling glass doors, which let in the morning sun as it rises (you can sunbathe on your private terrace from around 8am in high season) making it feel more like a rural modernist bungalow than a hotel suite.
For ultimate privacy, your pool is surrounded by potted wildflowers and you have your own outdoor double bed for sunbathing (or sleeping beneath the stars). When the sun sets and the temperature drops, you can migrate in to your room and take a jacuzzi in the room’s private tub. It’s the kind of room where you’ll be hard-pressed to find an excuse to leave. But if you do – be sure to pay a visit to the hotel’s fine dining restaurant Cuvée, helmed by chef Pavlos Kyriakis (former protégé of Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester). Try the mouth-watering truffle potato cream for starter and the black garlic sea bream. If you’re vegan or gluten free then the chef is super accommodating so just give them a heads up.
Book a few nights, spend a couple of them enjoying your pool but do try to tear yourself away and check out the hotel’s spa (which also comes with it’s own relaxation room and underground pool) or take a short stroll past the corn fields down to the turquoise-watered beach opposite the hotel. You’ll find it hard to find a reason to leave your room, but try.
Book a stay at Aqua Blu Boutique Hotel & Spa with Small Luxury Hotels of the World from €200 on a B&B basis.