SANI DUNES GREECE
630 77 Kassandra, Halkidiki
Greek family business supported by an investment fund for development.
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Dr. Andreas Andreadis, CEO of Sani Resort, is the son of one of the two men who bought Sani’s lands in the 1960’s.
He was the President of SETE, the institutional partner of the Greek government in the Tourism sector, representing over 50.000 enterprises and over 350.000 employees.
5 stars, rooms and bungalow suites including some with private pool, within a luxury family resort and natural reserve.
Since its conception in the 1960’s Sani Resort has grown and developed into a renowned natural haven, awarded The World’s Leading Family & Beach Resort, as well as the World’s Leading Luxury Green Resort in 2020. With countless awards and accolades, they constantly strive to keep improving and pushing the boundaries of the luxury travel sector.
History & Story
Sani Resort grew from the dream of two visionary men, who purchased the land in the late 1960s. They were captivated by the kilometres of sandy beaches, azure waters of the Aegean Sea and the natural forest and ecological reserve. They had the vision and foresight to create a beautiful resort that would attract people from all over the world to experience the wonder of this magical place. They believed in the beauty of Sani and could see the potential of this land, previously owned by monks from Mount Athos.
Sani Resort prides itself on being luxurious, spacious, contemporary, with a remarkable attention to detail and courteous, personalised service. The cuisine is unrivalled, with a remarkable choice of award-winning restaurants taking guests on a culinary adventure around the world.
Sani Resort , within its five hotels Sani Beach lavish and vibrant , Sani Club discrete and refined, Porto Sani family and relaxed, Sani Asterias exclusive and intimate and Sani Dunes private and stylish, is a place where you can explore forests, soak up the sun on seven magnificent beaches, revitalise in any one of the five unique spas, take part in a vast choice of expert academies such as the Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy or the Chelsea FCF Academy, a wealth of sports and organised activities, experience fabulous entertainment and much, much more.
Sani Dunes opened on 30th June 2017, all works were tastefully supervised by Niki Manou-Andreadis, Founder of NIMAND ARCHITECTS.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
-Sani Dunes offers the perfect Grown-up experience with its own Wine bar and Adults-only Fresco restaurant, which menu is designed by the Corfiot Italian Michelin-star Chef Ettore Botrini.
-Amazing spacious beach front junior suites with private garden and direct access to the beach, some of them are interconnecting as Deluxe Family Suites Beach Front.
-Guests can enjoy Mood cocktails according to how they feel and also a great range of premium quality coffees such as the Third Wave coffee, v60, cold brew or fresh brewed coffee with the ROK espresso maker.
-7 km of white sandy beaches with shallow and clear waters.
-Great variety of cuisines and lounges: 22 restaurants and 20 bars across the resort.
Sani Dunes is located in the Northern part of Continental Greece, 70km from Thessaloniki’s international airport SKG (50min), on the magnificent Kassandra Peninsula, overlooking Mount Olympus.
Key sites/activities in the area
-Vibrant Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city, voted “Best Mid-Sized European city for human capital and lifestyle” by Financial Times in 2014;
– Mount Athos cruises, the only Monastic Republic in Europe, home of 1800 monks;
– Private Excursion to the Meteora, UNESCO World Heritage;
– Private Boat Tours (yacht, sailing, fishing…);
– Wine Tasting Tour;
– Beehive and Bird Watching within the resort;
– Tennis, scuba diving, mountain biking, hiking, water sports, Sani water park, sailing;
-Sani Dunes pool is the largest pool in Greece with 3500sqm.
-Sani Dunes hotel opened 15 days before the announced date and was built from scratch in only 8 months!
-Sani Dunes benefits from the 40-year experience of Hospitality Excellence from Sani Resort, already reaching sky-rocket guest satisfaction results and outstanding service after first season.
Sani Dunes has been thought for grown-ups, couples and families with teenagers. Following popular demand, Sani Dunes is lifting the 12 year old restriction from 2018 season onwards. Guests will have access to the sister hotel professional child care facilities, in Porto Sani: with a crèche from 4 months to 3 years old (all season, extra charge), mini-club from 4 to 11 yo (all season), a teenage club from 12 to 17 yo (high season) and a teenage lounge
Guests can access 4 restaurants for adults-only across the resort, including Fresco, located within Sani Dunes.
-Number of rooms in all: 146
-1 Promo Double Room Pool View, balcony or terrace, shower, 33 sqm, from 1 to 2 adults
-45 Double Rooms Private garden Pool View, terrace, shower, 33 sqm, from 1 to 2 adults
-10 Family Rooms Pool View, 2 interconnecting double rooms private garden, terrace, shower, 66 sqm, min 3 pax, 2+1, 3+0, up to 2+2 or 4+0
-24 One Bedrooms Suites Grand Balcony Pool View, separated bedroom from the living room, bath & shower, 39 sqm, from 2+0 to 2+1 or 3+0
-10 Marina Junior Suites Marina View, balcony, shower, 40 sqm, from 1 to 2 adults
-Number of Luxury rooms: 56 deluxe suites
-20 Deluxe Junior Suites Private Garden Sea View, seating area within the room, terrace, bath & shower, 44 sqm, from 2+0 to 2+1 or 3+0
-10 Deluxe Family Suites Private Garden Sea View, 2 interconnecting Deluxe Junior Suites Private Garden Sea View, seating area within the room, terrace, bath & shower, 88 sqm, min 3 pax, 2+1, 3+0, up to 2+3 or 3+2 or 4+1
-12 Deluxe One Bedroom Suite Grand Balcony Sea View, separated bedroom from the living room, bath & shower, 51sqm, min 2+0 up to 2+2 or 3+1
-4 Deluxe One Bedroom Suite Grand Balcony Beach Front, separated bedroom from the living room, bath & shower, 51sqm, min 2+0 up to 2+2 or 3+1
-6 Deluxe Junior Suite Private Garden Beach Front, seating area within the room, terrace, bath & shower, 44 sqm, min 2+0 up to 2+2 or 3+1
-4 Deluxe Family Suites Private Garden Beach Front, 2 interconnecting Deluxe Junior Suites Private Garden Sea View, seating area within the room, terrace, bath & shower, 88 sqm, 2+1, 3+0, up to 2+3 or 3+2 or 4+1
-All rooms & suites of Sani Dunes feature: Flat Screen, Satellite TV, DVD/CD player, iPod/Bose Sound Dock, WiFi, Air-conditioning/ heating, Cable Television, Mini Bar (extra charge), Safety box, Coffee/tea making facilities, Turn down service, Nespresso machine (free of charge), Hairdryer, Bathrobes, Slippers
Restaurants & Bars
-All guests of Sani Dunes, staying in half-board (included) or full-board (supplement), can enjoy an extensive variety of refined restaurants through Sani Resort’s Dine Around program, in 22 of the 24 restaurants of the resort. Excellent fresh food perfectly prepared and served awaits for Sani Resort guests, ranging from Italian cuisine to French gourmet, Asian delicacies, typical Greek tavern and Greek fusion restaurants. Three options are offered depending on the restaurants: buffet, Set Menu (no extra charge besides drinks), A la Carte with a Credit deduction of 25 € /adult and 12.50 € /child. Reservation is required for all dinners, guests can pre-book up to 3 dinners prior to their arrival.
-Within Sani Dunes:
– Dunes Restaurant: casual modern Mediterranean Cuisine, offering A la Carte all day and also set menu for dinner.
– Fresco Restaurant: menu designed by Michelin-star Chef Ettore Botrini, offering Ancient Greek dishes revisited with a Modern Italian touch. A la Carte dinner, reserved to guests of 12 years old and above.
– Beach House Restaurant: located on the beach front offers fresh sea food and prime steaks in “pure simplicity”, the Chef’s motto. A la Carte all day.
– Katsu Restaurant: Japanese cuisine by resident Chef Katsuhiko Hanamure (Katsu), previously Executive Chef in Nobu London and Nobu Los Angeles. Dinner A la Carte.
Dunes and Beach House offer buffet breakfast with complimentary A la Carte options.
4 bars: Lobby bar, Fresco Wine bar, pool bar (located in the center of the pool) and Sea You bar (on the sea front)
-At The D Spa you can rejuvenate with a range of Anne Sémonin treatments, the renowned Parisian spa brand, including the latest advanced technology for face and body treatment;
-Enjoy six private treatment rooms including a spacious couple suite with private steam bath enabling couples to enjoy therapies at the same time, special Thai massage cabin, jacuzzi, fitness studio and so much more;
-Exclusive Slimming & Toning Treatment: Xerolipo Bodysculpting;
XeroLipo is a non surgical bodysculpting system using the latest technology, it can shift stubborn pockets of fat with results visible in just one treatment and impressive results over a course of treatments. The treatment is safe and painless you simply relax for 60 minutes as the technology ‘melts’ away your fat in the targeted area, both in men and women.
For optimal effect
-Signature After Sun treatments helping soothe and relax after hours of sunbathing under the Greek sun… Radiance Ice cubes offering full cryotherapy benefits facial and body;
-Relaxing Indoor heated pool with garden view also available at Sani Dunes.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Added values for Honeymooners: room upgrade upon availability, sparkling wine, flowers in the room.
Plan the most important day of your life at Sani surrounded by your beloved ones, all about weddings: http://www.sani-resort.com/en_GB/weddings
All details regarding Meetings & Conferences at Sani Resort: http://www.sani-resort.com/en_GB/meetings-and-conferences
Extra Notable Features
-Sani Festival, 26th edition in July-August 2018, a series of concerts under the stars, hosting world-known artists such as, from previous editions: Joss Stone, Dee Dee Bridge Water, Madeleine Peyroux… http://www.sanifestival.gr/
-Sani Gourmet, the Rising Stars, 13th edition mid-May 2018. Sani guests will taste gourmet menus prepared by Michelin star chefs who have recently received their first star, from across Europe during 5 days. http://www.sanigourmet.gr/
-Sani Eco Days (July-August) is a weekly pop-up event dedicated to nature, Halkidiki’s local products and the Sani Wetlands, an afternoon full of interactive and fun eco-activities at Sani Marina for kids (such as traditional pasta making and weaving workshops, making natural clay lifesize creations or birdmasks), teens, families and adults.
-Bousoulas White Night Party, every week we make an extraordinary set up on Bousoulas Beach illuminated with candles, dress code: white, and the DJ sets the beat all night under the stars
-Sani VIP Services brochure: https://issuu.com/sani_resort/docs/sr_vip_book_2016
-Free Morning (3h) and Sunset (30min) cruises on Sani’s traditional wooden Kaiki boat “Sunday”
-Free Birdwatching tours with an eco-guide within Sani’s Bird Sanctuary
-Free Beehive experience, feel like a beekeeper for a moment and hold a beehive in your hands
-PADI Diving center, Watersports, Garden Theater with musicals, Sports center (6 tennis courts, football court 5×5, basketball, volley ball, table tennis…)
-Morning runs & weekly Sani Running Challenge. Running sessions every morning from Monday to Saturday with a coach in the forest of Sani Resort, the best 3 runners of the week are rewarded!
Hotel and restaurant Awards
SANI RESORT AWARDS
-2017: Grand Prize of Best Resort in Europe, Villégiatures Awards
-Junior Magazine Awards: Best Family Resort Europe
-Golden Hat GOURMET Awards: Tomata Restaurant, Water Restaurant and Alexis Restaurant
-EU Blue Flag award
-True Leader Award, by ICAP Group
SANI CLUB AWARDS
Top 25 Best Family Hotels in the World by Trip Advisor
2017: Top 10 Best Hotels in Greece by Trip Advisor
2017: Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Greece by Trip Advisor
2017: Top 10 Best Hotels for Service in Greece by Trip Advisor
2017: Top 20 Best Family Hotels in Europe by Trip Advisor
Holiday Check Certificate of Excellence
Travelife Gold Certification
EU Blue Flag award
Green Key eco label
SANI RESORT AWARDS
Sunday Times Travel UK: “Best Value European resort”
Condé Nast Traveler Russia: “Best Resort for Families in the World”
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