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Windmill Bay Hotel – 4 star seaside hotel in Zakynthos, Greece

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Overlooking the ocean on the Greek island of Zakynthos, Windmill Bay Resort is a perfect location for a soothing sunshine vacation. The 4 star resort has been renovated and reopened in spring 2022 as a trendy, up to date resort with an emphasis on fashionable Greek design mixed with each consolation. With 57 rooms and suites, the resort is ideally positioned proper by the ocean, on the quieter finish of Argassi resort. From airport to solar mattress is barely a 15 minute drive and also you’re additionally simply quarter-hour from the island’s capital, Zante city.

Windmill Bay Hotel Argassi Zakynthos Greece Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Windmill Bay Resort Argassi Zakynthos Greece

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An introduction to Windmill Resorts in Zakynthos

Windmill Bay is owned by my sister Jenny and husband Dennis, who additionally personal Windmill Resort simply down the highway in Argassi. With their kids now concerned within the household enterprise, Windmill Bay is managed by my niece Sophia, whose imaginative and prescient it was to renovate the entire resort and produce it as much as 4 star stage.

Windmill Bay is the second resort that Jenny and Denis constructed and the unique Windmill Resort down the highway, was named after the outdated ruined windmill that stood on the hill. With tourism increasing on the island, in 2002 they constructed Windmill Bay Resort on one other plot of household land by the ocean.

Now that the subsequent technology is concerned within the enterprise, two extra trendy seaside eating places have been opened so as to add to the portfolio. Anadalis restaurant is positioned at Windmill Bay and Kavo seaside restaurant is by the ocean reverse Windmill Resort.

Windmill Bay Hotel Argassi Zakynthos Greece

Get pleasure from a vacation by the ocean in Greece at Windmill Bay Resort in Zakynthos

Sea views at Windmill Bay

The semicircular design of Windmill Bay implies that all rooms look out in the direction of the ocean or throughout the bay to Zante city. From the pool space you’ll be able to stroll instantly into the clear sea water, crossing a small strip of sand and pebbles. Inside a brief drive alongside the coast there are a few of the finest sandy seashores on the island, which you’ll simply go to you probably have a rent automobile or take one of many seaside buses that run that method in the summertime.

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Windmill Bay Resort Argassi Zakynthos Greece

Bedrooms at Windmill Bay

All of the rooms at Windmill Bay have improbable sea views, with a balcony or sitting space. In the course of the renovation the newest know-how and providers had been added, so there’s glorious wifi, a multi-channel satellite tv for pc flat display TV, phone and naturally air con, which you’ll want within the Greek summer time.

Each room has a fridge to maintain your drinks cool with kettle and Nespresso machine. There at the moment are 57 rooms and suites within the resort, which supply the newest up to date styling. Cool white partitions mirror the Greek sunshine, with pure furnishings and accents of blue and turquoise from the ocean and sky.

Windmill Bay Hotel Argassi Zakynthos Greece Room Room 203 Junior Suite Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Windmill Bay Resort Argassi Zakynthos Greece Room Room 203 Junior Suite

Bogs are trendy however uncluttered with stone basins, stroll in showers and accents of sea inexperienced tiles. My favorite Greek Apivita model of toiletries is used all through the resort, with bigger refillable hand cleaning soap bottles to avoid wasting on single use plastic and particular person sizes of shampoo, conditioner and physique lotion.

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Windmill Bay Resort Zakynthos

Superior Double Sea View

These spacious bedrooms are 22 sq. metres and are perfect for {couples} or two pals. The decor varies barely with every room however every use restful colors and up to date furnishings, with accents within the bathe and room equipment of sea blue, inexperienced and gray set in opposition to pure woods and materials. Beds could be organized as a big double or as twin beds.

Windmill Bay Hotel Argassi Zakynthos Greece Superior Double Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Windmill Bay Resort Argassi Zakynthos Greece Superior Double
Windmill Bay Hotel Argassi Zakynthos Greece Superior Double Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Windmill Bay Resort Argassi Zakynthos Greece Superior Double
Windmill Bay Hotel Argassi Zakynthos Greece Superior Double Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Windmill Bay Resort Argassi Zakynthos Greece Superior Double
Windmill Bay Hotel Zakynthos Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Windmill Bay Resort Zakynthos
Windmill Bay Hotel Argassi Zakynthos Greece

Get pleasure from a vacation by the ocean in Greece at Windmill Bay Resort in Zakynthos

Junior Suite Sea View

These suites are 40 sq. metres they usually have a bed room with separate lounge space. Within the bed room is a big double mattress and inside the lounge space, the only chair turns right into a single mattress and the couch turns right into a double mattress. The decor is restful and up to date with accents of sea blue and inexperienced. There are 12 Junior suites out there over all three flooring of the resort.

Windmill Bay Hotel Argassi Zakynthos Greece Room Room 203 Junior Suite Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Windmill Bay Resort Argassi Zakynthos Greece Room Room 203 Junior Suite
Windmill Bay Hotel Argassi Zakynthos Greece Room Room 203 Junior Suite Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Windmill Bay Resort Argassi Zakynthos Greece Room Room 203 Junior Suite
Windmill Bay Hotel Argassi Zakynthos Greece Room Room 203 Junior Suite Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Windmill Bay Resort Argassi Zakynthos Greece Room Room 203 Junior Suite

Superior Suite Sea View with Jacuzzi

These suites actually have the Wow! issue, with a spherical jacuzzi bathtub overlooking the ocean. At 55 sq. metres, these are the most important suites, with a bed room and separate lounge. The bed room has a big double mattress and an en suite bathe room with stand alone jacuzzi providing sea views. The separate lounge space has a chair that turns right into a single mattress and a settee that turns right into a double mattress. These suites are particularly common with bridal events and honeymooners.

Windmill Bay Hotel Argassi Zakynthos Greece Room 302 Superior Suite with Jacuzzi Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Windmill Bay Resort Argassi Zakynthos Greece Room 302 Superior Suite with Jacuzzi

This suite has two bathe rooms, one en suite within the bed room, the opposite within the lounge space and every space additionally has its personal TV. The decor is restful and up to date with accents of sea blue and inexperienced. There are 3 Superior Suites with Jacuzzi, one on every ground of the resort, with three separate balcony areas providing views instantly out to sea in addition to over the pool.

Windmill Bay Hotel Argassi Zakynthos Greece Room 302 Superior Suite with Jacuzzi Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Windmill Bay Resort Argassi Zakynthos Greece Room 302 Superior Suite with Jacuzzi
Windmill Bay Hotel Argassi Zakynthos Greece Room 302 Superior Suite with Jacuzzi Photo Heatheron hertravels.com
Windmill Bay Resort Argassi Zakynthos Greece Room 302 Superior Suite with Jacuzzi
Windmill Bay Hotel Argassi Zakynthos Greece Room 302 Superior Suite with Jacuzzi Photo Heatheron hertravels.com
Windmill Bay Resort Argassi Zakynthos Greece Room 302 Superior Suite with Jacuzzi
Windmill Bay Hotel Argassi Zakynthos Greece Room 302 Superior Suite with Jacuzzi Photo Heatheron hertravels.com
Windmill Bay Resort Argassi Zakynthos Greece Room 302 Superior Suite with Jacuzzi
Windmill Bay Hotel Argassi Zakynthos Greece

Get pleasure from a vacation by the ocean in Greece at Windmill Bay Resort in Zakynthos

Superior Suite Floor Flooring with Jacuzzi

These floor ground suites are perfect for households or those that need more room, positioned on the bottom ground with a big jacuzzi overlooking the pool. The suites supply a bed room with massive double mattress, en suite lavatory with stroll in bathe and vainness space with basin. Within the separate lounge space is a chair that turns right into a single mattress and a settee that turns right into a double mattress.

Windmill Bay Hotel Argassi Zakynthos Greece Ground floor Superior Suite with Jacuzzi Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Windmill Bay Resort Argassi Zakynthos Greece Floor ground Superior Suite with Jacuzzi
Windmill Bay Hotel Argassi Zakynthos Greece Ground floor Superior Suite with Jacuzzi Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Windmill Bay Resort Argassi Zakynthos Greece Floor ground Superior Suite with Jacuzzi
Windmill Bay Hotel Argassi Zakynthos Greece Ground floor Superior Suite with Jacuzzi Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Windmill Bay Resort Argassi Zakynthos Greece Floor ground Superior Suite with Jacuzzi

The bottom ground suites supply a big, outside sitting space with comfortable padded loungers, padded wall seat and a desk and chairs beneath a shaded space. As well as every floor ground suite has its personal massive rectangular jacuzzi for a bit of additional luxurious and enjoyable. The decor is restful and up to date with accents of sea blue and inexperienced. There are 9 Superior Suites on the bottom ground with jacuzzi.

Windmill Bay Hotel Argassi Zakynthos Greece Ground floor Superior Suite with Jacuzzi Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Windmill Bay Resort Argassi Zakynthos Greece Floor ground Superior Suite with Jacuzzi
Windmill Bay Hotel Argassi Zakynthos Greece Ground floor Superior Suite with Jacuzzi Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Windmill Bay Resort Argassi Zakynthos Greece Floor ground Superior Suite with Jacuzzi
Windmill Bay Hotel Argassi Zakynthos Greece Ground floor Superior Suite with Jacuzzi Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Windmill Bay Resort Argassi Zakynthos Greece Floor ground Superior Suite with Jacuzzi

Poolside bar at Windmill Bay Resort

All through the day there’s a poolside bar at Windmill Bay serving drinks, coffees, snacks and a variety of lunchtime dishes (out there everytime you wish to take your lunch on vacation!). I’ve eaten on the poolside bar many occasions and there’s one thing for each style from brunch dishes, child’s meals and salads to good worth souvlaki platters, baguettes and wraps.

Poolside bar at Windmill Bay Hotel Zakynthos Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Poolside bar at Windmill Bay Resort Zakynthos

The poolside bar retains serving till 6pm once they proceed to supply drinks and cocktails however the daytime menu is not out there because the kitchen switches to the Anadalis restaurant menu. Though it’s proper by the ocean and swimming pool, the poolside bar has glazed doorways that may be closed off on windy days or early within the season when the climate’s a bit cooler.

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Poolside bar at night time at Windmill Bay Resort Zakynthos

Breakfast at Windmill Bay Resort

Till 10am, a buffet breakfast choice is served within the poolside bar and company also can sit on the tables overlooking the ocean which can be a part of the Anadalis restaurant within the night. There’s a diverse unfold of self service scorching dishes like bacon, scrambled eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms for many who like to stay to a conventional English breakfast on vacation.

Breakfast at Windmill Bay Hotel Zakynthos Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Breakfast at Windmill Bay Resort Zakynthos

Additionally on supply is a diverse collection of pastries, breakfast cereals, breads, fruit and yoghurt, with a spread of cheese and chilly meats and olives for a continental model of breakfast. Every day I observed there are just a few totally different objects which can be home specialties, reminiscent of banana bread, mini bruschetta or heat pancakes drizzled with chocolate.

Breakfast at Windmill Bay Hotel Zakynthos Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Breakfast at Windmill Bay Resort Zakynthos
Breakfast at Windmill Bay Hotel Zakynthos Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Breakfast at Windmill Bay Resort Zakynthos
Windmill Bay Hotel Argassi Zakynthos Greece Superior Double Photo Heatheronhertravels.com

Get pleasure from a vacation by the ocean in Greece at Windmill Bay Resort in Zakynthos

Sunbathing and swimming at Windmill Bay Resort

Many company like to make use of the solar loungers subsequent to the swimming pool on the grassy space overlooking the ocean. After all the bottom ground suites have their very own enclosed rest areas with tremendous comfortable rocking loungers and a personal jacuzzi. Along with the oval swimming pool, there’s a smaller splash pool for the youngsters to take pleasure in.

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Windmill Bay Resort Argassi Zakynthos Greece
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Floor Flooring Jacuzzi suite at Windmill Bay Resort Zakynthos

Another choice in the event you desire a quieter ambiance, is to make use of the solar loungers within the grassy rest space that’s on the opposite aspect of Anadalis restaurant, the place there’s additionally a kids’s play space. This house overlooks the ocean with steps into the water so you’ll be able to simply swim from right here.

Sunbathing area at Windmill Bay Hotel Zakynthos Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Sunbathing space at Windmill Bay Resort Zakynthos
Windmill Bay Hotel Zakynthos Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Sea swimming at Windmill Bay Resort Zakynthos

Anadalis Restaurant at Windmill Resort

An enormous attraction of Windmill Bay Resort is the stunning Anadalis Restaurant, which provides a beautiful location for eating by the ocean. The restaurant opened in 2015 and has constructed an enormous status on the island, as a spot to take pleasure in a really particular dinner and see the solar setting over the ocean.

Anadalis Restaurant at Windmill Bay Hotel Zakynthos Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Anadalis Restaurant at Windmill Bay Resort Zakynthos
Anadalis Restaurant at Windmill Bay Hotel Zakynthos Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Anadalis Restaurant at Windmill Bay Resort Zakynthos

Anadalis serves scrumptious Mediterranean delicacies, that’s superbly introduced and a feast for all of the senses. There are alternatives for fish, vegetarian and meat dishes however that is additionally a haven for steak lovers, since a particular cupboard is dedicated to prime cuts of dry aged beef from a farm in central Greece.

Anadalis Restaurant at Windmill Bay Hotel Zakynthos Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Anadalis Restaurant at Windmill Bay Resort Zakynthos
Anadalis Restaurant at Windmill Bay Hotel Zakynthos Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Anadalis Restaurant at Windmill Bay Resort Zakynthos
Anadalis Restaurant at Windmill Bay Hotel Zakynthos Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Anadalis Restaurant at Windmill Bay Resort Zakynthos

Cocktails are all the time a pleasure to order at Anadalis, since they typically include essentially the most lovely ornament together with a swirl of dry ice. If you’re a wine lover, select from the vary of wonderful advantageous wines saved within the glass “wine cellar’ chosen by sommelier Nikos, who additionally manages the restaurant.

Anadalis Restaurant at Windmill Bay Hotel Zakynthos Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Anadalis Restaurant at Windmill Bay Resort Zakynthos
Anadalis Restaurant at Windmill Bay Hotel Zakynthos Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Anadalis Restaurant at Windmill Bay Resort Zakynthos
Anadalis Restaurant at Windmill Bay Hotel Zakynthos Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Anadalis Restaurant at Windmill Bay Resort Zakynthos

Along with Anadalis there are an enormous variety of eating places inside strolling distance of Windmill Bay Resort, together with Kavo Seaside Restaurant, one other of the household eating places that’s positioned only a quick stroll away by the ocean, reverse Windmill Resort.

Reception space at Windmill Bay

You’ll discover a heat welcome at Windmill Bay Resort, with receptionists who’re fluent in English and ready that will help you. Reception employees can help with something you want reminiscent of excursions and boat journeys, taxis, automobile rent or restaurant suggestions and bookings.

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Reception at Windmill Bay Resort Zakynthos

The reception space is spacious and funky, with a quiet seating space in the event you’re ready for a taxi and a bookshelf you’ll be able to borrow from in the event you run out of vacation studying. As you stroll into reception there’s an inviting view by way of to the swimming pool and sea which is assured to place you in a vacation temper!

Reception at Windmill Bay Hotel Zakynthos Photo Heatheronhertravels.com
Reception at Windmill Bay Resort Zakynthos

There are three parking areas in your rent automobile at Windmill Bay: In entrance of the resort adjoining reception, throughout the highway and down the slope to an additional parking space for the Anadalis restaurant.

Windmill Bay Hotel Argassi Zakynthos Greece

Get pleasure from a vacation by the ocean in Greece at Windmill Bay Resort in Zakynthos

Location of Windmill Bay Resort Zakynthos

If you need your vacation to start out as quickly as you get off the aircraft, Windmill Bay is ideally positioned only a 15 minute taxi or bus journey from the airport. It’s additionally a simple quarter-hour by automobile from the island capital of Zante city, the place there’s a reasonably harbour, loads of retailers and eating places and all of the providers you would possibly want. Because the highway runs south from Zante city, Argassi is the primary vacation resort you attain, with loads of retailers, bars and eating places.

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Windmill Bay Resort Zakynthos

Windmill Bay and Windmill Resort are positioned on the quieter finish of the resort, backed by olive groves, so to simply stroll to the center of the resort, but take pleasure in a peaceable keep. The south of the island because the highway continues from Argassi by way of Vasilikos, has a few of the most beautiful seashores on Zakynthos, with broad stretches of sand, backed by dunes. It’s on these sandy seashores that the well-known Caretta Caretta turtles make their nests, and in the event you’re fortunate chances are you’ll spot one on a ship journey.

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Windmill Bay Resort Zakynthos

Rent a automobile to entry seashores reminiscent of Banana Seashore, Gerakas seaside or Dafni seaside, take a public bus, or get one of many free seaside buses that run by way of the summer time season to Banana seaside. Otherwise you would possibly simply be tempted to loosen up by the pool at Windmill Bay and swim within the sea from there, because the water is mostly calm and shallow by the resort.

I really like Windmill Bay’s location on the sting of the resort the place the buildings begin to give approach to olive groves and you may swim within the clear calm water. Within the night, watch the solar set over Zante city after which see the lights regularly come on throughout the bay.

Zakynthos is a improbable island to go to through the vacation season when direct flights run to the island from April to October. I significantly take pleasure in visiting the island within the early summer time when the island is recent and lined with wildflowers or in September when the climate’s nonetheless heat and the cyclamen are blooming within the olive groves. Having stated that, there’s undoubtedly a enjoyable, celebration ambiance whenever you are available excessive season too!

The way to guide Windmill Bay

If in case you have already booked your flight to Zakynthos, you’ll be able to guide rooms at Windmill Bay both instantly on the Windmillhotelszante.com web site or through Reserving.com – evaluate costs and guide right here.

If you’re on the lookout for a package deal of flight and lodging, take a look at the next firms – search their web sites for Windmill Bay Resort or ask your journey agent.

UK: TUI, Jet2holidays

Netherlands: TUI Netherlands

Scandinavia: Apollo, Aurinko

If you wish to learn extra about issues to do on Zakynthos, do take a look at my different articles right here

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Get pleasure from a vacation by the ocean in Greece on the Windmill Bay Resort

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Be aware: This text has been re-written and up to date following the resort’s renovation in 2022.

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