Located off Greece’s northwest coast in the Ionian Sea, the island of Corfu is characterised by dramatic mountains and a picture-perfect coastline. Its cultural heritage, seen in its eye-catching architecture and cafe culture, reflects years spent under British, Venetian and French rule. Aside from the alluring beaches, a highlight of the island is its Old Town, featuring two striking Venetian fortresses along with winding medieval lanes, a French-style arcade and the grand Palace of St. Michael and St. George
Corfu’s shoreline is dotted with high-rise hotels and resorts, and this is where the majority of the island’s all-inclusive accommodation offerings can be found. We’ve dug deep and picked out five of the best.
From €163/ night
Located next to Aqualand Waterpark in Agios Ioannis, there’s no doubting the main attraction at this 4-star resort. All-inclusive guests can enjoy unlimited access to the park, ensuring that you and your kids will have entertainment on their doorstep, day in day out. Elsewhere in the resort, there’s a pool bar, an on-site restaurant and sports facilities including a tennis court and a fitness centre. Opening to a balcony with garden, pool and mountain views, all studios and apartments have a fully equipped kitchen and a seating area with a flat-screen TV. The resort offers a free daily shuttle service to the centre of Corfu.
From €136/ night
Positioned directly above a private beach, Maris Bellos is home to an outdoor pool and a range of sports facilities including tennis, table tennis and billiards. There’s an on-site restaurant serving fresh fish and other authentic Greek dishes, and a poolside bar offering snacks and cocktails. Opening to a furnished balcony, all guest rooms come with satellite TV, a mini fridge and ocean views, while free WiFi is also provided. Corfu Town is 12km away.
From €222/ night
Spread over 78 acres of pristine landscape, with direct access to a beach and positioned between two natural coves, Corcyra Gardens enjoys an idyllic setting. A regular programme of entertainment, including themed nights, are held a few times a week, while other popular facilities include a children’s playground. Corfu’s main shopping district, along with a number of bars and restaurants, are just minutes away by foot and the island’s main port is 8km away.
From €138/ night
An outdoor saltwater pool and guest room balconies with garden, mountain or sea views are some of the stand-out features of this highly regarded mid-range resort. There’s also an on-site restaurant overlooking the pool along with a lobby bar that’s popular for pre-dinner drinks or nightcaps. As well as balconies, rooms also feature satellite TV, a mini fridge and a private bathroom with a shower cabin and hairdryer. There’s 24-hour reception where guests can ask for information on local attractions. Wired internet access is accessible at an extra charge. Corfu town is 16 km away.
From €206/ night
Seconds from the beach, this 4-star resort is a big hit with sports enthusiasts thanks to its array of facilities and activities including aerobics, aquaerobics, and beach volleyball. There’s also two outdoor fresh water pools, and guests can indulge their senses with massage and beauty treatments too. Daily entertainment is held in an on-site amphitheatre and there’s several food and beverage outlets. Guests can book excursions to a number of Corfu attractions including Achilleion Palace, Corfu Old Town and the Gasturi Traditional Village.