Treat your family to an outstanding luxury vacation they’ll never forget at the Porto Zante Villas and Spa in Zakynthos, Greece.
This hotel, rated Greece’s Leading Hotel Spa at 2018’s World Spa Awards, has something for everyone. Porto Zante sits over clear blue waters and pristine white sand beaches. You’ll catch a glimpse of its beautiful surroundings everywhere you go.
The thoughtfully designed villas and hotel grounds perfectly frame its magnificent surroundings. At Porto Zante, there are endless activities to keep you and your family entertained.
Your family won’t want to miss this unforgettable destination! Here’s our guide to planning the perfect family day at the Porto Zante Villas and Spa.
Top Family Accommodations
Before you explore all of the exciting things that Porto Zante has to offer, you’ll need to pick the perfect accommodations for your family.
Porto Zante has plenty of options.
All accommodations are villas that come with private heated pools and beach areas.
The best option for most families is the three-bedroom Royal Spa Villa. This award-winning luxury villa has enough space for up to eight people.
It’s secluded, so you and your family can enjoy your vacation in peace.
Villas have unparalleled views of Kyllini castle in the Peloponnese and Kefalonia island in the distance.
This space is truly a home away from home.
Fun Activities to Do With Kids
While the villas are lovely, you and your kids are going to love spending time on the property.
There are endless activities for the entire family at this resort.
Porto Zante’s Kid’s Club is a crowd favorite, offering an outstanding collection of toys, games, entertainment sessions, fun activities, and face painting. There’s also a fun playground where kids can play.
Families with babies can relax knowing that there are baby care services available. These services include both babysitting and complementary equipment such as cots, strollers, baby monitors, safety stairgates, and more.
Not every resort can boast of having a water park, but Porto Zante can. Just 200 meters from the villas are exciting water slides, a water jungle, and a pirate ship.
Kids who like to stay active can enjoy a variety of sports on the property. There are horseback riding and pony rides, mini-golf, table tennis, and cycling in the National Marine Park.
Of course, your family has to take advantage of the beautiful water surrounding the villas!
A few non-motorized watersports available in the Ionian Sea are stand-up paddle boarding/SUP, canoeing, sea cycling, and snorkeling.
Those with kids who are a bit older will enjoy scuba diving and big game fishing in the pristine waters.
Water Activities and Excursions on a Private Yacht
The hotel offers private speedboats and yachts to enhance your family’s experience. There are many exciting activities and excursions that you can experience on these boats.
A few highlights include:
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck)
One of the most iconic places you can visit from the resort is Navagio Beach, also known as Smuggler’s Cove. Condé Nast Traveler rated its beach one of the world’s best. Here you and your family can enjoy the water and see the remnants of a smuggler shipwreck. Better yet, this intriguing attraction is only 20 minutes from the villa.
Touring (half or full day)
There are several half-and full-day tours that you can take from the villas. Most of these are within half an hour from the resort.
Some of the most popular are:
- Blue Caves – breathtaking caves with deep blue waters
- Caretta-Caretta Turtles – a place where you can swim side-by-side with endangered Caretta-Caretta turtles
- Dafni Beach – a secluded spot that is a part of the National Marine Park
- Kefallonia – the Ionian Sea’s largest island with beautiful towns and landmarks
- Bochali – a charming Zakynthos village that is a magnificent place to explore
Fishing is another popular activity for guests and their families. Zakynthos has outstanding opportunities, particularly for big game fishing. You can find swordfish, marlin, sailfish, short and long spearfish, and more in the area.
Relaxation for Adults
Adults who want a little bit of alone time away from the kids on their family vacation will be pleased to find one of Greece’s most exclusive spas on the property.
There are numerous treatments to choose from that will relax you and leave you glowing.
Highlights of the Porto Zante spa experience include:
- A private waterfront spa overlooking the beach
- High-quality Greek APIVITA Natural and Italian BVLGARI products
- A robust selection of over 20 different international therapies
- Numerous Ancient Greek treatments
- Aromatherapy inspired by Greek nature
Spa therapists can customize treatments for guests depending on their preferences and needs. All products used for treatments are natural and organically grown in Greece. Ancient remedies use exotic Greek herbs and spices to rejuvenate you.
Condé Nast Traveler, American Express Fine Hotels, and Virtuoso Ultraluxe Travel have given this spa their stamp of approval.
Beachside Yoga, Pilates, and Meditation
What better way to relax than to do yoga, pilates, or meditate next to the Ionian sea?
Porto Zante offers a diverse selection of classes led by expert instructors on the hotel’s private beach or a wooden deck with scenic views. These fitness classes are suitable for all levels.
Classes offered to students include:
- Restorative Yoga
- Yin Yoga
- Bikram Yoga
No matter which one you choose, you’ll leave feeling relaxed and reinvigorated.
At some point, you and your family are going to have to eat during your fun day! Lucky for you, Porto Zante has more than just sustenance.
There are several outstanding restaurants at the resort.
Two particularly family-friendly options include:
Club House Restaurant and Bar
This option is the best choice for delicious Greek and Mediterranean food. It has a seaside location that is sure to impress your entire family. You can see Kefalonia from this restaurant!
Maya Restaurant and Bar
If you and your family are looking for something unique, Maya Restaurant is a perfect choice. This restaurant has mouthwatering Asian cuisine crafted using the freshest local ingredients.
As you can see, Porto Zante is the ideal retreat for a family vacation. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better resort where you can plan the perfect family day.
The hotel has outstanding accommodation options that will give you and your family plenty of space and privacy to enjoy the beach and unwind.
Onsite, there are endless things to do for people of all ages, from watersports to relaxing spa treatments.
Additionally, there are lovely half-and full-day trips to other parts of Zakynthos and Greece to enjoy. Travel to Porto Zante Villas and Spa, and you and your family will create memories to last a lifetime.