We stayed here for the last two weeks of August and there are only positives with this resort. Food was excellent and with the all inclusive option you have one visit per week included to the A La Carte restaurant and the Pizzeria. You can also order packed lunches if you are going out for the day. There are 4 pools to choose from including the waterpark for the kids. The spa is also fantastic offering superior treatments to those available in England with good value packages for children also. The hotel is very clean and all the staff work really hard and are really friendly (especially Anna in the main pool bar).
I think it is worth paying for the room upgrade if you are a family as there is a partition giving you two rooms in one. The superior rooms are located by the main pool (106, 107 and 108 are the best rooms), so you don't need to climb the steep hill. Also, you get tokens to do your washing so you can come back with a suitcase full of clean clothes.
The temperature was hot but there is nearly always a good breeze. If you want to go snorkelling, go down to the Nano Beach Hotel. You can't always swim here if it's too windy and the red flags are up.
Stallis and Hersonissos are a short walk away and I think it is better to walk rather than go by bus as you see more. Malia is a short bus ride away but if you get the bus, make a note of the bus stop number where you get on so you know where to get off.
Spinalonga (the old Leper colony) is also a good trip to go on but take water with you as there are no shops or toilets on the island.
The airport at Heraklion is very small and queues are managed outside so this would be the only negative if there was a delay with return flights.
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