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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, pool loungers
Indoor pool, 3 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of The Island - Adults Only

VIP Access

The Island - Adults Only

5 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
Vlihadas str., Kato Gouves, Hersonissos, Crete Island

Explore the area

  • AirportHeraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis)19 min drive
  • Popular LocationStalis Beach24 min drive
  • Popular LocationHeraklion Port26 min drive
  • Popular LocationPalace of Knossos30 min drive

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About this area


Located in Hersonissos, The Island-Adults Only is on the beach. St. Paraskevi Church and Malia Ruins are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Stalis Beach and Gouves Beach. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Freedom National Stadium or Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing and golf lessons.

What's nearby

  • Ekklisia Agios Konstantinos - 7 min walk
  • Gouves Beach - 4 min drive
  • Stalis Beach - 24 min drive
  • Heraklion Port - 26 min drive
  • Palace of Knossos - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis) - 19 min drive


  • The Kitchen — 1 min walk
  • The Stone Lunchrestaurant — 1 min walk
  • Taverna Bar George - 2 min walk
  • The Island - 3 min walk
  • Mylos - 5 min walk

About this property

The Island - Adults Only

Adults-only beachfront hotel with a spa tub
Catch some rays at the beach or spend the day relaxing at The Island-Adults Only's full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's 4 restaurants. All 298 rooms provide free WiFi and free wired Internet, LCD TVs with satellite channels, and conveniences such as fridges and electric kettles. Room service, free tea bags/instant coffee and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.
The Island-Adults Only offers 298 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. 32-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, slippers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with an indoor pool. Other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court, a spa tub, a sauna and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

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

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key (nogle), a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

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 or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Health First (Greece)


Contactless social distancing 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

Safety measures

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

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • Limited on-site parking
  • Free off-site parking
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 4 restaurants
  • 2 poolside bars, 4 bars/lounges and 1 beach bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Aerobics classes
  • Basketball
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Pilates classes
  • Sauna
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga classes


  • Corner/local shop
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

Business services

  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms


  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • 3 treatment rooms
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Turkish bath/hammam


  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels


  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • TV/satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee
  • Fridge


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers

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Check-in from 2 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee (amount varies)
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 16


Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 16 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 16 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 4.00 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 25 per vehicle (one way)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts major credit cards, Visa, Mastercard and American Express; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit

We should mention

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 500, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using the information in the booking confirmation
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests under 16 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is 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

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 36 out of 61 reviews
5 - Excellent 59%
Rating 4 - Good. 17 out of 61 reviews
4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 6 out of 61 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 61 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 61 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great hotel, relaxing and quiet. Recommend if looking for a relaxing vacation
Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great service, clean rooms and beach access. Would definitely go again !
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fabulous property
Amazing stay. Room was at the very far end of the property. So it was crucial that you plan well before leaving the room. Breakfast buffet was OK. Loved the freshly cut fruit every day. Waffles, pancakes were ok. Great selection of juices and smoothies and posched eggs. Coffee unfortunately was not drinkable. Would have loved to get greek frappee for breakfast, but not possible. Bars opened too late in the morning. The Stone unfortunately stopped serving food at 5pm. If you did not book half-board you starve. Did try the evening buffet once, but were not convinced. We tried some of the restsurants and tavernas in the area. Pools are absolutely fantastic. Landscaping is gorgeous. Feels like a tropical garden. Of course there were also a handfull of cats on the property. Never tried the beach, since I am more of a pool person. But it looked nice.
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2021

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Island Hotel is a great place to spend a 1 week vacations. I will recommend it to my friends and family. Nice rooms, great amenities, excellent Breakfast, great pools, great staff, few meters from a small and almost private sea-beach. Regarding your question about VIP "treatment" during the Check-in, I must confess, the local staff didn't pay any attention to this issue. It was completely irrelevant for them. I mentioned this fact, but there was no reaction at all. Zero comment or any usual VIP compliment as usual (small, chocolate, bottle of wine, plate of fruits in the room, etc.), not to mention any upgrade offering, or at least a comment about not being able to upgrade because the hotel is full, etc.. Just nothing at all. The hotel was great anyway, but I was glad to get any upgrade as VIP, as I got used too.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2021