The Island - Adults Only

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On the beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
On the beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Indoor pool, 3 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Indoor pool, 3 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

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The Island - Adults Only

5.0 star property
Beachfront hotel in Hersonissos with spa and beach bar

8.8/10 Fabulous

95 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
Vlihadas str., Kato Gouves, Hersonissos, Crete Island, 70014
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 4 restaurants and 2 poolside bars
  • 4 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • 3 outdoor pools and indoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
For families
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable/satellite TV service
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Star Beach Water Park - 20 min drive
  • Crete Golf Club - 20 min drive
  • Stalis Beach - 21 min drive
  • Heraklion Port - 25 min drive
  • Heraklion Archaeological Museum - 27 min drive
  • Palace of Knossos - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • Nikos Kazantzakis Airport (HER) - 18 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

The Island - Adults Only

At The Island - Adults Only, you can spend time at the beach enjoying beach umbrellas, beachside drinks, and sun loungers. There's plenty of fun with the 3 outdoor pools and indoor pool, and guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, hydrotherapy, and mani/pedis. The Kitchen, one of 4 restaurants, serves Mediterranean cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include 2 poolside bars, a fitness center, and an outdoor tennis court. The pool and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travelers.


Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Health First (Greece)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 298 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 16
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 16
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Free offsite parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 4 restaurants
  • 4 bars/lounges
  • 2 poolside bars
  • Beach bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Grocery/convenience store

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Tennis
  • Fitness classes
  • Pilates classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Pool table
  • Golf lessons nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness center
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • An indoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room


  • Elevator
  • Handrails in stairways


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Electric kettle
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The Bathhouse has 3 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a steam room, and Turkish bath/hammam. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including hydrotherapy.


The Kitchen - This beachfront buffet restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.
The Stone Lunchrestaurant - This poolside restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves brunch and lunch. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.
The Taverna - This restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open select days.
Yachting - This bar is located on the beach. Open select days.
The Veranda BarRestaurant - This poolside restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves lunch only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 4.00 per accommodation, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 25 per vehicle (one way)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Health First (Greece).


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts major credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Also known as

Island Chersonissos
Island Hotel Chersonissos
Island Hotel Gouves
Island Gouves
The Island Adults Only
The Island - Adults Only Hotel
The Island - Adults Only Hersonissos
The Island - Adults Only Hotel Hersonissos

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Property conditions & facilities



6/10 Good

June 22
Resort was very busy.. too many people and not enough loungers. Also get to the pool at 10am there is no where to sit. Pictures make it look bigger than it is. Towels were being put out at the pool from 7am would not have been an issue if there was spare.
8-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Daniel, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Maya, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazingly Relaxing Hotel
We stayed here for a full week and it was a really wonderful trip. Hotel was exceptionally clean and staff were very friendly and welcoming. The beach was fantastic with crystal clear waters and plenty of loungers and parasols. We even got a wee bottle of wine in our room on arrival which was a nice touch. Only minor niggles were the pools were all a bit too cold to use (including the shared pool behind our room) and the service was a bit slow at lunch and for drinks at night. Still would highly recommend staying here and totally loved that it was adults only. We paid a bit extra for a late checkout as we had a very late flight and this was 100% worth it as it basically gave us another full day of relaxing by the pool and on the beach.
Kirsty, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

David, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel, relaxing and quiet. Recommend if looking for a relaxing vacation
Neta, 7-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

5* all round, fantastic hotel highly recommend.
Extremely hard to fault this place. Was above expectations. The listing does not do it justice. Superb location, facilities, exceptional food - a vast range at every meal including veggies/vegans. Staff are all lovely and friendly. Rooms are very clean and comfortable. Only negative is the excessive use of plastic - in part not Their fault as they are required to give out plastic gloves for every person every meal (can’t even re use them because I tried)! And a lot of plastic bottle use, plastic straws so they could improve on this. Lovely surrounding cafes and super market too. Easy pick up for longer excursions too.
Samantha, 7-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

The beach was the problem. The water was ALWAYS with waves. If you prefer the pool, then, that's your destination. It's very clean and comfortable otherwise.
valentina, 8-night trip
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6/10 Good

The pool area was the most enjoyable part of our stay. We booked a half board with our room which meant breakfast and dinner was included, however as this was a buffet we found it quite repetitive as initially when booking online we had seen that the hotel had four restaurants being advertised. Sadly this was not the case, and only two of the four restaurants were operational for dinner ( 1 restaurant that you could only book once at) I had also pre-booked a couples massage at their Spa to celebrate our anniversary which we were so excited for, and to say this was a complete disappointment is putting it lightly. There was so introduction from the therapists when going into the treatment room or explanation of what to keep on or take off - fortunately I have been in the industry for over 10 years and I helped my partner with telling him what he must do as this was his first massage ever. Once the therapists entered the room, they started immediately with the massage, no questions being asked about whether we were comfortable, areas to be focused on or pressure for the massage. Overall leaving me unhappy and. feeling like I have just wasted my money on something that was not worth the value of the service just being given.
Dominique, 7-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Danielle, 7-night trip
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