Costa Navarino Resort
Costa Navarino in the stunning region of Messinia in south-west Greece is like no other resort in Europe. The facilities and style are more than five-star and surpass any other resort in Europe. And there is a type of accommodation to suit your every need: from the Deluxe Garden View bedrooms to Premium Infinity Suites with Seafront View and Private Pool.
All told, there are 766 bedrooms split between the two luxury holidays – The Westin and The Romanos - but the resort is spread out over a vast estate so the feeling of space and luxury is all around.
To go with the number of bedrooms and quality of accommodation, there are 11 restaurants and a great Dine Around plan so you can pick and choose pretty much as you please. Whatever cuisine you’re after – from American Diner to gourmet French, you’ve got it on your doorstep.
The Westin features low-rise clusters of villas built in neutral natural materials. The Deluxe rooms, Family rooms and Suites are set on a verdant hillside in a privileged seaside location, offering a mix of golf, sea and pool views.
With swim-up bars, chill-out lounges and bars, a library and plenty of “al fresco” dining and seating, Costa Navarino oozes the very last beautiful drop of its superb location and weather. With temperatures no lower than 59 from December through to February and a wonderful 68 in November and April, Costa Navarino is a true year-round destination where summer lasts six months and winter doesn’t exist!
The Romanos is even more spacious and all the rooms overlook the sea and infinity pools. Set amid lush olive groves, even the smallest bedrooms offer 43m2 of space.
The Romanos Resort is regularly honoured at the Condé Nast Traveller Readers Awards and was the first Greek hotel to be named “Favourite Overseas Leisure Hotel: Europe, Asia Minor and the Russian Federation”. The Romanos also took fourth place in the magazine’s World Top 100 list of Experiences.
A wealth of fresh, organically grown ingredients and a devotion to authentic gourmet cuisine in Messinia define the dining experience at Costa Navarino. The award-winning Chefs serve a range of ethnic, continental, Greek fusion and local fare based on the lush flavours of the Messinian countryside, the Mediterranean diet and finest quality Kalamata olive oil. The culinary offering is complemented by dishes based on the Omega diet, served across many of the venues. Age-old recipes, treasured for their health benefits and nutritional value, exist alongside contemporary culinary explorations. Kindly note that restaurants operate on a weekly basis and may not all be open at the same time during various seasons and periods throughout the year.
For a genuine experience, guests are also encouraged to try the numerous tavernas and seaside restaurants in the communities around Costa Navarino, which offer local delicacies and traditional home-style fare in an atmosphere of authentic Messinian hospitality.
Expertly cooked steak dishes from finest quality locally sourced meat, complemented by the freshest ingredients, together with herbs and vegetables from the restaurant's gardens.
Traditional fare inspired by Greece’s rich culinary heritage is presented with a modern flair.
Da Luigi Restaurant
All the creativity and diversity of Italian cuisine.
Traditional homemade Messinian dishes, based on time - honoured local recipes.
Barbouni Beach Bar Restaurant
Healthy sandwiches, freshly caught fish, grilled meat and delicious snacks, complemented by chilled Greek wines or refreshments.
Authentic Japanese cuisine is combined with culinary expertise to offer a true feast of flavours.
Middle Eastern and Lebanese influences blend with subtle aromas.
A wholesome Greek breakfast buffet and in the evening, traditional Greek dishes and fine international cuisine.
Breakfast buffet featuring the bountiful produce of Messinia and diverse evening buffets showcasing international cuisine.
Kafenio & Deli
Reviving the authentic Greek coffee house.
Traditional Greek souvlaki accompanied by golden fries, plus a choice of favourite Greek dishes.
The timeless appeal of a 1960's-style American diner.
Panoramic sunset views of the Ionian Sea, enhanced by cocktail creations and sweet Greek wines.
1827 Lounge Bar
The ancient art of tea service and vodka infusions with marjoram and lavender grown in our own gardens.
3 Admirals Bar
Choose from a wide selection of Greek beers from Messinia’s unique microbrewery.
A discovery of the Greek wine world.
Lagoon Pool Bar
Cool beverages incorporating healthful extracts and grilled delicacies.
The Romanos Pool Bar
Swim up to the bar for a glass of chilled Greek rosé wine, a cool summer cocktail or traditional local snacks.
The Westin Pool Bar
A menu of fresh juices, along with cocktails and light snacks.
The authentic taste of Greek ice creams made of high quality ingredients.
And what about the golf? Sensational!
Designed by Bernard Langer, the course features spectacular sea and river views with tall dunes dividing some of the holes from the beach. The greens are large but undulating and the fairways are wide but with plenty of pot bunkers to add to a links feel. For those of you who have played Langer’s courses before, we think this is his best and his fairest.
This Championship course, set in a landscape of diverse topography with spectacular sea and river views, incorporates some links-style features in areas closest to the sea. Parts of the course venture into olive and fruit groves, while some holes run along a small river. Combined with large undulating greens, wide fairways and steep-faced pot bunkers, the links element of the course adds to its unique style and playability. Much of the course has been crafted to reflect the rugged outlines of the distant mountains. As you move further inland, the course evolves, its character softening to fit with the surroundings of olive and citrus groves. In season, players are welcome to sample the ripe fruit from the trees around the course at their leisure.
The course measures 6,018 meters (6,581 yards) from the back tees with a par of 71.
The impressive 3,500m² Dunes Clubhouse acts as Clubhouse for both golfers and offers the ideal setting to socialise and relax before or after play. A spacious open terrace affords superb, elevated views over the course and the surrounding region. Elegant, full-service locker and changing facilities are available for all guests.
The well-stocked Pro Shop offers the latest golf equipment, apparel and accessories from a range of international brands as well as Costa Navarino’s own clothing line.
Trent Jones doesn’t do average. He does good to amazing and The Bay is amazing. Stretching along two miles of west-facing seafront, you’ll enjoy the views even if your swing is not on song. Trent Jones says this was the best site he’s worked on in Europe and with ancient cypress and olive trees and that gorgeous view, you can’t disagree with him.
With the majority of tees offering sublime sea views and two holes playing along the historic Bay of Navarino, the course meanders through three distinct natural landscapes. The Seaside, Canyon, and Grove loop of holes provide striking contrasts that create a dramatic and memorable golf round.
Seaside: Golfers experience four different Seaside greens framed by a scenic backdrop of the tranquil waters of the Bay of Navarino. The bay's natural beauty is showcased on the Fourth, a short and strategic par 4 directly fronting the bay with the town of Pylos visible in the background. This challenging hole offers tremendous visual appeal.
Canyon: On The Bay Course's numerous Canyon holes, golfers play from elevated tees and pursue their drives into and through box canyons as the course switches inland from the sea. These holes feel more intimate than the Seaside holes and offer very different views and a greater variety of strategic options.
Grove: More than 1,000 mature olive trees - some more than 500 years old - were saved during the construction of the course and transplanted along the perimeter. The Grove holes meander through this treed landscape, providing distinctive mountain views in striking contrast to the Seaside and Canyon holes.
The golf course plays to a par of 71 from a variety of lengths designed to challenge golfers of various skill levels.
Both The Dunes and The Bay are managed by Troon Golf – the leading golf management company
The Spa & Sports
The Anazoe Spa promotes the health and beauty practices of ancient Greece.
The therapeutic olive-oil treatments (oleotherapy®), based on ancient local practices inscribed on clay tablets discovered at the nearby Palace of Nestor, are unique in the world. The spa also features kinisiotherapy, thalassotherapy and floating pools, indoor and outdoor treatment areas, as well as an extensive range of light therapies and heat experiences, including ice-grotto rooms, mist showers and herbal saunas.
Costa Navarino is blessed with an abundance of beneficial herbs that are carefully selected and gathered for the Anazoe Spa products. Tapping into the secrets of ancient wisdom, the active ingredients of these precious gifts of organic origin are slowly extracted by boiling. This natural process of extraction effectively preserves the anti-oxidants, vitamins and pure vital essence of each plant.
Guests can opt for an active holiday at these luxury resorts with outdoor sports at The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort or The Westin Resort Costa Navarino, the ideal family-friendly destination.
The Navarino Outdoors programs of bike trekking, ΜΤΒ and self-guided GPS tours, as well as organized hiking tours, take visitors to places where nature is untouched and the locals still embrace their ancestral traditions. These carefully planned tours are an invitation to become part of the story of Messinia and its people, one that goes back thousands of years. In addition to the regular program, Navarino Outdoors can organize custom tours to match the specific needs and preferences of guests.
New outdoor activities include a climbing experience, to be explored either inside or outdoors. The indoor climbing wall at Navarino Rocks provides a range of challenges, while for outdoor climbing aficionados; Proti islet offers a scenic setting on a rocky uninhabited island.
A special program of ‘cultural hiking’ trails is also available, with a focus on specific interests and themes such as castles, olives, wines and herbs
The dedicated Bike Station at Navarino Outdoors offers a wide range of quality bikes, including IDEAL and Scott brands, to carry guests along idyllic trails in style but also well equipped to handle the most rugged terrain.
Navarino Sea offers water sports enthusiasts, hours of exhilarating pleasure under the warm Messinian sun. A vast range of water experiences are available to enjoy in the mild climate, throughout the different seasons.
Navarino Sea on Water by Surf Salad specializes in surface water sports; try Sea Kayaking for fun rides, family day rides and surrounding beach visits, in an escorted half-day or full-day trip, one of the best ways to stay fit and have fun in the sea, for all ages, especially early in the morning just right before sunset.
Stand-up Paddle boarding is fast gaining in popularity worldwide and is easy to learn, in a location surrounded by some of the best beaches in Greece. Fun paddles for the beginners or a daily trip to Voidokilia are the best choices for those who want to experience the calmness of the Ionian.
Kitesurf is an unforgettable experience that will change the way you look at the sea, private lessons for beginners and advanced coaching from experienced instructors at the Kite school, operating under the highest standards.
Enjoy some of the best Mediterranean swells during the summer and one of the best wave riding locations in Europe during wintertime. Take the opportunity to learn the basics or hone your skills in one of the best surfing spots in Greece. Try the Surfari, riding the 10 best spots in the area and fishing at the Surf Club in the afternoon. While windsurfers will be in their element, enjoying low winds throughout summer and rougher conditions in winter.
The Windsurf School is fully operational, offering classes for beginners through to advanced and modern equipment.
Nine exciting racquet sports, from tennis and mini-tennis for kids, to table tennis, speedminton, squash, badminton, padel, beach tennis and beach racquets are available at the fully equipped Navarino Racquet Academy, along with instruction by experienced coaches for beginners and children.
Lessons can be arranged for every playing level, whether you are looking to learn in a group, or on a one-to-one basis.
Two fully equipped Health Centres await guests of the two hotels at Navarino Dunes.
At The Romanos Resort, the complimentary gyms welcomes guests with smooth wood floors bathed in sunlight. Facilities include two steam rooms, an 18m2 indoor pool, whirlpool and locker rooms, CYBEX weight machines, free weights, an outdoor gym, as well as fitness classes in yoga, aqua gym and Pilates (at an extra charge).
The spacious, well equipped WestinWORKOUT® fitness centre at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino, is available on a complimentary basis 24 hours a day, including 21m2 indoor pool, two saunas, two steam rooms, whirlpool, relaxation room, as well as two large training rooms and an outdoor gym featuring state-of-the-art equipment.
Additionally, fitness classes such as wake up gym, Pilates, Yoga, Aqua Gym and stretching are available each week.
Free meals and drinks for children up to 11 if dining with their parents
Voted “Best Family Destination” in the Mediterranean amongst Europe’s Starwood Hotels & Resorts, The Westin Resort allows children to choose from an enormous variety of supervised fun activities, tailored specifically for them, at the Cocoon and the SandCastle, giving parents plenty of time to indulge in their own favourite sports or simply unwind.
At the Cocoon crèche, infants and toddlers from just 4 months to 3 years old are creatively engaged and encouraged to develop their skills under the supervision of qualified baby nurses and trained staff. Whilst the SandCastle, which offers both recreational and educational activities as well as overnight stay options, is aimed at children aged 4 to 7 and 8 to 12, with specially devised programs for each age group.
The Mini Tennis Academy uses specific equipment to aid success for children to learn the basic technical skills of tennis in an informal, fun environment, through a coaching program is specially adapted to their needs.
The stunning natural environment and Messinia’s mild climate are a great advantage for Costa Navarino, making it an ideal year-round destination. With an abundance of sporting and recreational facilities, children can enjoy many outdoor options and various water sports. Bowling, basketball and volleyball at the cutting edge Sports & Entertainment Centre, tennis and mini-tennis taught through innovative techniques, along with table tennis, speedminton, squash, badminton, at the fully equipped Navarino Racquet Academy. They can cool off with a splash at the aqua park with slides and other attractions.
With Navarino Sea they can learn surfing, kite-surfing and other water sports while also taking their first diving courses. Children can join in the biking tours offered by Navarino Outdoors and discover Messinia’s unique landscape.
Children can also join golf classes at the Navarino Golf Academy. Besides regular golf lessons adapted to their age group, young guests can start playing golf and learn about this popular sport in a fun, easy way with Starting New At Golf (SNAG®).
South West Coast Greece Golf Holidays
The Greek region of Messinia in the southwest Peloponnese is one of the most unspoiled and breathtaking seaside landscapes in the Mediterranean, as well as playing host to our selected resort of Costa Navarino.
Mycenaean palaces, classical temples, Byzantine churches and medieval castles are all within easy …