Discover The Royal Senses Resort & Spa: a family haven in Crete


Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Royal Senses, the luxurious jewel of the Troulis Royal collection, nestled on the north coast of Crete. Designed to offer an exceptional experience for families looking for relaxation, adventure and magical moments together

Children’s paradise 

The Royal Senses understands exactly what makes holidays magical for children. From the moment you arrive, your little explorers will be amazed by the enchanted world that awaits them. The Kids Club, a veritable kingdom of fun, offers a multitude of captivating activities specially designed to awaken their mind, body and soul, from pottery to drawing, dance and theatre adapted to each age group. Under the careful supervision of qualified professionals, children can enjoy creative and educational workshops, outdoor games and sporting activities. The highlight for all: the enchanted evenings when the children proudly present their talents in front of an amazed audience.

For water lovers, the hotel has a spectacular water playground. Dazzling slides, refreshing water jets and shallow pools guarantee hours of fun in complete safety. The laughter and splashing never stops in this water paradise designed especially for youngsters. Every day is a new adventure!

Facilities for young and old

While the kids are having fun, parents can enjoy infinity pools with sea views, a private beach with crystal-clear waters or recharge their batteries at the hotel spa. Offering a full range of treatments and massages, the spa is a sanctuary of tranquillity. Enjoy a moment of total relaxation in the knowledge that your children are playing safely. 

Sports enthusiasts will find plenty to do with tennis courts, a modern fitness centre and water sports activities

Restaurants to marvel at 

After the effort, the comfort! The hotel’s range of restaurants and bars offers refined cuisine that will tantalise your taste buds while catering to the tastes of the little ones. Carefully prepared children’s menus, thanks to the Kids Service, including vegetarian and gluten-free options, are available in every restaurant. A mix of local flavours and international dishes are available to satisfy every taste bud. Imagine enjoying a gourmet dinner overlooking the sparkling sea, while your children indulge in their favourite dishes.

High chairs, bottle warmers and baby cots are available on request to ensure your special needs are always catered for.

Family Activities

The hotel encourages families to create memories together, which is why it also offers organised excursions to discover the natural and cultural wonders of Crete. Whether it’s a bike ride through Crete’s sublime landscapes, a boat trip on the crystal-clear waters or an open-air cinema under the starry sky, every moment is designed to strengthen family ties. Cretan cookery classes are also a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to share moments of complicity while discovering the secrets of local gastronomy. 

Here is a short list of things to do around the hotel:

  • Mountain bike or road bike hire. Whether you’re an experienced cyclist or a beginner, whether you want to ride for a day or longer, solo or in a group, this is the cycling experience for you. With the support of experienced cyclists, tour guides and bike technicians provided by Crete rental agency, you’ll share the wonders and joys of authentic Crete in the best way possible: on the saddle of a bike.
  • Half-day quad safari from Rethymnon: Get off the beaten track in the rugged landscapes of Crete’s north coast on a quad adventure from Rethymnon. Dive into streams, wind along ancient gorges and seek out the island’s wildlife on a quad bike that can access the hidden expanses surrounding Maroulas Mountain. Discover Cretan history and culture at several stops along the way. These include a traditional Greek café and medieval villages dating back to the 11th century. From €55 per adult. Suitable for all ages. Duration: 4 hours. Children’s chairs available.
  • Cruise to Spinalonga, Kolokytha Bay and Agios Nikolaos. Lunch included. Spend a day sailing the sparkling waters around Crete on this leisurely cruise to the island of Spinalonga. Board your boat and sail into Mirabello Bay on your way to the ‘Island of Tears’ known as Spinalonga where you take a guided tour, then enjoy some free time to explore. Then head to Kolokytha where you’ll enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch and plenty of time for swimming and sunbathing. Possible departure from Heraklion, closer to the hotel. From €48 per adult. Children’s chairs available.
  • 5-hour snorkelling experience in the waterfalls of the Kourtaliotiko Gorge: Joining this trip will guarantee you the sight of a real piece of paradise. The natural lagoon is an ideal place to take photos in a beautiful natural setting. Snorkelling to and around the waterfall is an exciting activity. The walk covers an area with rare flora and fauna. It’s safe and fun for all the family and everyone can participate at their own level. This professionally guided trip is a combination of walking, easy climbing, swimming and snorkelling. Along the way, you’ll see some incredible sights and might even catch a glimpse of the aquatic life that lives here. A 1-hour drive from the hotel, from €75 per adult. For children aged 6 and over. 
  • Western Crete day trip from Heraklion: The western towns of Chania and Rethymnon can be visited in a day from Heraklion, but it’s difficult to discover their history and charms without a hire car. This tour allows you to avoid public buses and car hire, with return transport and on-board commentary along the way. Take advantage of free time to explore the port and alleyways of Chania, dive into the old town of Réthymnon and enjoy a day at Lake Kournás. From €55 per adult. Children’s chairs available on request. Departure from Heraklion, 1 hour’s drive from the hotel. 


Comfortable and elegant accommodation

The Royal Senses suites and villas are true havens of peace. Spacious and elegantly decorated, they offer all the comforts you need for an unforgettable family stay. Every detail has been thought of to ensure optimum comfort: cosy beds, breathtaking views of the sparkling sea and modern amenities. 

For an exquisite getaway in Crete, the Grand Villa with Private Pool – Sea View is a sublime solution. With 70 square metres of impeccable design celebrating island art, it offers ample space for relaxation, including a king-size bed, a comfortable sofa bed and a cosy lounge. The bathroom, with its double washbasin and walk-in shower, as well as an outdoor shower, provides the perfect refreshing moment after your days of discovery and relaxation. To enhance your stay, take a dip in your private infinity pool with stunning sea views and enjoy unforgettable afternoons on your holiday in Crete. A cot is available for younger guests on request.

The Cretan art of living

Royal Senses is not just a place to stay, it’s an invitation to discover the Cretan art of living. Take part in craft workshops to make your own souvenirs, or explore the picturesque surrounding villages for a total immersion in the local culture. Crete’s rich culture and history is at your fingertips, turning every day into a new adventure.


An unforgettable experience 

When you choose The Royal Senses Resort & Spa, you give your family more than just a holiday. You’re creating lasting memories in an idyllic setting where every detail has been thought of for the enjoyment of young and old alike. Let yourself be seduced by the relaxed luxury, warm Cretan welcome and elegance of this exceptional hotel. The Royal Senses is the promise of a stay where family happiness is the order of the day, where every moment is synonymous with pure bliss and where the sublime colours of Crete are revealed in all their splendour. 

Be sure to check out Anaïs’ testimonial of her enchanting experience at Royal Senses with her daughters for a more authentic touch. 

Book now and get ready for an unforgettable holiday in the heart of the Mediterranean.

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