Santa Marina, a Luxury Collection Resort, Mykonos

Perched on a private peninsula in Ornos Bay, Santa Marina is the place to stay in Mykonos. Just 10 minutes from the airport, the port and Mykonos Town, the resort is the perfect base from which to explore this glamorous Greek island.

Taking shape like a traditional Mykonian village, Santa Marina’s 101 guest rooms and suites and 13 villas are scattered across the hillside in classic white Cycladic buildings, interwoven with sparkling pools and lush gardens. The beach-chic interiors offer contemporary luxury with natural textures flowing into private balconies which overlook the glittering Aegean Sea. Ranging from two to seven bedrooms, the completely renovated luxury villa collection offers the ultimate privacy, with guests being able to enjoy private swimming pools, outdoor terraces and exceptional butler service. The newest addition, the Crystal and Turquoise Combined Seven-Bedroom Villa, sleeps up to 14 guests and has established itself as one of the most elegant and exclusive properties on Mykonos, with abundant indoor and outdoor living space, including two swimming pools.

With a season stretching from May to October, Santa Marina features the only private sandy beach on the island and is also home to Buddha-Bar Beach, the Aegean interpretation of the world-famous Buddha-Bar lifestyle experience. Cementing the resort’s gastronomic offering, last year saw the launch of Mykonos Social, Jason Atherton’s new outpost at Santa Marina. A vibrant all-day dining destination, the restaurant serves a selection of refreshing Mediterranean dishes along with creative cocktails, perfect for both long summer days by the beach and fine dining in the evenings.

Santa Marina’s world-class Ginkgo Spa, consistently lauded for its unique blend of medical-grade facials and holistic wellbeing, exclusively offers treatments and products from ESPA and 111SKIN, a Harley Street skincare brand celebrated for its remarkable results.

Top tip: Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Delos Island, a magnificent archaeological site, featuring a complete ancient town. Just a 20-minute speedboat ride from Santa Marina, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most important mythological and historical locations. It is said that Delos was the birthplace of the twins, Apollo and Artemis. The island overflows with historical discoveries, including iconic Naxos stone lions, intricate mosaics and the columns of the House of Dionysus.