Mykonos is famous for its brilliant beaches, cosmopolitan town and luxurious hotels that help you experience the best of it all.
Go for the beaches, stay for the atmosphere. In Mykonos, dazzling turquoise waters and stretches of powdery sand meet the winding cobbled streets of the bustling cosmopolitan town. The glamorous restaurants, bars and shops are best enjoyed after a day at a stunning beach. Indulge in it all by staying steps from the natural wonders at any of these carefully chosen Mykonos beach hotels with sea-view infinity pools, panoramic restaurants and coastal-vibe decor.
This white hotel is as classically Cycladic as the beach on its doorstep. Platis Gialos (which translates as “broad bay”) is one of the largest in Mykonos, with coconut-fringed umbrellas lined up in front of clear waters and eateries perfect for classy evenings or chilled lunches. Bedrooms at Petinos reflect the beach vibe – like the pastel-coloured Sea Breeze Room or the Signature Suite with natural brick walls and a separate cosy area leading to a sea-view balcony – as does the hotel’s laid-back Blue Myth restaurant.
This peaceful retreat sits on Megali Ammos, a quiet, leafy cove boasting turquoise waters and that famous Cycladic breeze to keep you cool. Enjoy the view at your terrace buffet breakfast, and at sunset, watch the sea sparkle with colour from the cliffside pool and jacuzzi. White stone arches bless the rooms, with sea-blue accents matching the aesthetic of beautiful Mykonos. The lively town is a five-minute walk, though it feels like a different world.
After a day at the beach, head back to your decadent, luxurious room at the TownHouse, an 18th-century former aristocratic manor house. Freshen up in your free-standing bathtub, get glam in your stylish room with overhead beams and plush sofa, then head to the hotel’s Cocktail Bar & Sunset Lounge for “hot tunes and cool cocktails”. Mykonos tourists flock here for a trendy night out, but it’s just steps from your room at this glamorous hotel. Hangovers don’t exist in paradise, right?
Slap bang in the centre of Mykonos town, right by the famous windmills you see on every celeb’s social media, this one-of-a-kind boutique hotel is the perfect place to enjoy the cosmopolitan centre and take trips to all the surrounding beaches. The lush palm trees by the pool make you feel as if you’re out in nature, and the leaf-patterned furniture of the pastel-coloured, sixties-style rooms will dazzle.
Psarou Beach is so picturesque that it attracts the famous and wealthy in their yachts. But don’t worry about crowds, as you can experience it from the luxury of your gorgeous bungalow, suite or villa at Mykonos Blu Grecotel, one of the best beach hotels on Mykonos. Find plush cushions, overhead drapes and golden lamps lighting your room, which includes a private sea-view balcony. If that’s not enough, the resort has an infinity pool overlooking the bay. Indulge in the stuff of Instagram dreams.
Did someone say private peninsula? Yep, this swanky resort has its own delicious strip of Mykonos, set between Platis Gialos and Psarou. It’s as exclusive as it comes with a VIP restaurant overlooking the yachts and bay. Along with the sea view, enjoy trendy fusion cuisine and a DJ spinning into the night. Recover from the fun by chilling on the beach or in your recently renovated room, with its modern decor of classic whites with pops of colour.
Sip signature cocktails from the all-day bar at the sea-facing infinity pool of your dreams. Bill & Coo overlooks peaceful Megali Ammos, so you can enjoy beach life from the luxury of your boutique hotel. The modern, cool rooms have light-up mirrors, cacti and smart home automation systems to fulfil your needs, while gourmet twists on Greek culinary classics are offered at their Gastronomy Project. Wine and dine al fresco as the sun sets over the bay.
Ornos Bay is home to this chilled-out sanctuary, where the rooms are beach-chic with woven-basket wall decorations, hanging chairs and bamboo-lined headboards that bring the outside in. Life by the waves doesn’t stop there. Spend evenings at any of the resort’s four bar-restaurant options, including Buddha-Beach Bar where DJs create laid-back party vibes long into the night, perfectly encompassing this seductive island.
Half-moon, wall-length bedroom windows mean the beach is always in sight at Myconian Korali. Mykonos town is close by, and you’re steps from that powdery sand and crystal sea that first brought you to Greece. Here, the white decor is stamped with vibrant greens, yellows and oranges, reflecting the colourful simplicity of the nature outside. The hotel’s restaurant – with its calming ambience and sea vista – serves seasonal menus using fresh local produce. Natural and beautiful, just like the beaches.
Looking for a budget-friendly stay in Mykonos? Read our guide to the best cheap hotels, then book your stay on Culture Trip.
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