Santorini, a tiny Greek island hiding in the Aegean sea, is unlike any other place on the planet. Promising quaint little towns, pristine beaches, and incredible crystal-clear waters, travelers the world over come to see the stunning views, eat delicious food, and soak up the historic culture. Taking advantage of all of this is the small-in-size but big-in-serenity Grace Hotel. Perched high on the cliffs of the island’s western coast, it's the crowning jewel of Santorini itself.
The Grace Hotel's rooms feature contemporary style combined with traditional, handcrafted pieces. Luxurious bathrooms sport double vanity units, marble carved basins, and spacious rain showers with mosaic feature walls. That's quite the step up from your apartment’s basic toilet, shower, and sink. Just steps outside your room are the Champagne Lounge (where sipping craft cocktails and taking in the beautiful Aegean sunset is a pastime) and Santoro restaurant. It is here that Chef Spyro creates dishes with the flavors and produce of the Cycladic islands, the distinctive elements of Greek cuisine, and contemporary inspiration from worldwide fare.
Those looking to get their mind and body right will benefit from the yoga and Pilates studio (which offers daily complimentary yoga sessions) and the adjoining fitness center. Just imagine nailing the perfect lotus position by the pool with panoramic views of the deep blue sea — talk about zen. The lap of private luxury can be found in The Villa, a 400 square-foot suite featuring a private kitchen, spa, pool, outdoor deck, and killer views. All in all, that will set you back about $3,500 USD per night if you book it in advance, while the more basic double bedroom books at closer to $500 USD per night. If you ask us, you can't go wrong either way.