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23 Best Beach Hotels in Mykonos + Mykonos Travel Guide

A fabulous hotel on the beach? With character, charm and glamor?

Why not! You’re visiting Mykonos, after all!

We stayed at some of the best beach hotels in Mykonos. And we’ve scouted out several more luxury Mykonos hotels that also boast to-die-for beach locations.

Now, Mykonos may not be a secret gem or even one of the most unique places to visit in Greece – but it is one of the most sophisticated Greek islands.

And when you go, you deserve to bed down in one of the best Mykonos beach resorts, right?

Sunbeds and yellow umbrellas on the beach at Santa Marina Resort & Villas
One of our favorite beachy places in Mykonos to stay is Santa Marina Resort & Villas

Chic Mykonos, Greece, beach hotels (a great reason to visit Mykonos!)

Mykonos beach hotels
Perhaps you’d like to stay in a beautiful Mykonos beach hotel like this one?

Ever since Homer penned Odysseus’ epic odyssey, Mykonos has enticed travelers.

Today, Mykonos is the chichi island – the one jetsetters and celebs escape to when visiting Greece.

A slice of cool in the hot blue Aegean, it boasts exciting nightlife, sybaritic sandy beaches and seriously hip hotels.

And then there are all the colorful tavernas and great restaurants in Mykonos town (or Chora). A maze of whitewashed cubist buildings, the town buzzes at night with lively restaurants and bars.

But it’s those beaches that are probably the main reason you’re visiting this wonderful Greek island.

After all, you’ve already checked out the museums, the Acropolis and other cultural things to do in Athens.

Now it’s time to chill. So it’s only natural you want a hotel on the beach when looking at where to stay in Mykonos.

(And don’t worry, some hotels are away from the party action, meaning you can immerse yourself in the scene when you want, but also retreat for quiet beach time too.)

Pssst! Do you love posh hotels? Check out these hotels around the world with private pool suites!

A few enticing things to do in Mykonos

The harbor in Mykonos town
The harbor in Mykonos town is filled with colorful boats (you may see pelicans too)

Before we get to those great Mykonos resorts on the beach, let’s take a closer look at the island’s appeal and some of the best places to visit in Mykonos.

Explore Mykonos town:

Mykonos town is a muddle of narrow cobbled streets, lined with white buildings adorned with pink and purple bougainvillea.
Mykonos town is a muddle of narrow cobbled streets, lined with white buildings adorned with pink and purple bougainvillea

You’re bound to stroll about the cosmopolitan Mykonos town – and inevitably get lost.

It’s an enchanting mix of narrow cobblestone streets, blue-shuttered houses, jewelry shops, chic clothing boutiques and cute cafés.

In the Little Venice area, balconies of the bars and alfresco restaurants hang out over the sea.

Snag a balcony table, and you look out at the landmark Mykonos windmills standing watch over the harbor.

The iconic windmills of Mykonos stand watch over the town
The iconic windmills of Mykonos stand watch over the town

See Super Paradise Beach:

Be sure to take one of the colorful old wooden taxi boats to the beautiful beaches of Mykonos on the south coast.

From Ornos Bay, you putter along for an hour, past rocky cliffs and idyllic coves, to Super Paradise beach – the beach with the wildest reputation.

Crowding the outside restaurant bars, the bronzed and beautiful drink champagne and nibble on lobster, as music throbs loudly and Taylor Swift lookalikes in string bikinis dance on tables.

At the other end of the beach, nude and gay sun worshipers swim in crystalline waters.

It’s fun to see – even if you don’t join in.

(Garbed in sun-protecting, long-sleeve shirts and pants for walking the beach, we looked a tad out of place. But as die-hard travel writers, and in the name of research, we of course had to see for ourselves what Super Paradise Beach was all about!)

Anyway, you really can’t go to Mykonos and not check out its famous beaches.

If you’d like to take the stress out of getting to Super Paradise Beach in time to snag a beach chair, you can pre-book a sunbed at Divine Beach Bar under an umbrella. (You’ll be offered beach towels to use while you’re there too.)

Tour the island of Delos:

Some of the stone lions on the island of Delos
Some of the stone lions on the island of Delos

Down by the harbor, excursion boats leave for half-day guided tours of nearby Delos island.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Delos is one huge archaeological site, with ruins dating back to 300 BC.

Here’s a great guided island tour with Delos Travel, which includes hotel pick-up on Mykonos, your return boat ride and skip-the-line tickets.

You can also explore both Delos and Rhenia islands on a top-rated full-day cruise from Mykonos. You sail on a traditional gulet, visit Delos, swim at remote beaches on Rhenia island and enjoy a delicious Greek barbecue.

23 Best beach hotels in Mykonos

Okay, now that you have a bit of an idea of what to do in Mykonos, here are the top beachfront hotels and resorts.

Ornos Bay + Ornos Beach hotels, Mykonos

Ornos Beach is one of the best swimming beaches on Mykonos.
Beautiful Ornos Beach is one of the best swimming beaches on Mykonos

Ornos Beach, with its golden sand and turquoise sea, is known for its calm bath-like waters (the best place to bring your kids).

It’s only a few miles from the center of Mykonos town. You can get there via water taxi, adding a layer of adventure to the day.

There are quite a few tavernas on the beach, so you can get your munch on with your feet in the sand.

It’s the best area to stay in Mykonos if you’re traveling with the family. But we also loved the area, and we were traveling as a couple.

1) Kivotos

Luxury is in the artistic details at this 5-star Mykonos hotel
Luxury is in the artistic details at this 5-star Mykonos hotel

What started out as a holiday home for a Greek architect/designer and his family is now an exquisite boutique hotel in Mykonos with an enchanting bohemian vibe.

Perched serenely over Ornos Bay, the Kivotos hotel is unique.

Kivotos Hotel is one of the best Mykonos hotels on the beach.
Kivotos Hotel is one of the best Mykonos hotels on the beach

Marble steps wind past garden courtyards, fountains and two swimming pools (where kittens nap on a couch in the sun and budgies chirp in hanging cages) – eventually leading to a private beach area, with cushioned teak sunbeds set on the rock and pebble beach.

Lots of nooks and crannies offer other private spots for soaking up the sun or relaxing.

Housed within white plaster and stone villas, each of the 43 rooms and suites is an individually decorated work of art – more than 2,000 pieces of art in total.

Our delightfully eclectic suite had exposed beam ceilings, Venetian glass chandeliers, a mosaic tiled bathroom with bevelled glass door (and deluxe Bulgari toiletries) and a large stone balcony framed by gauzy curtains.

Each room is individually decorated at Kivotos
Each room is individually decorated at Kivotos

Some suites even have private pools.

The Kivotos Signature Suite’s pool has a front wall made of glass.

What fun! The Signature 301 suite has a glass-walled private pool

The buffet breakfast, included in the rate, is to be savored.

There’s champagne and fresh squeezed juices; eggs and bacon; lox and cheeses; a sweet selection of chocolate banana tart, baklava and sugar cookies; silver baskets of raisin cream pastries and croissants; and even a hot chocolate sauce fountain for dipping pineapple chunks.

Settle yourself outside on the terrace or inside on a Louis XIV chair at a marble table with sweeping views of the sapphire blue sea – and you have the perfect start to a fabulous day in Mykonos.

Kivotos is one of the best Mykonos beach hotels
Good morning – fruit to start your day?

From the welcome glass of champagne to the deluxe Bulgari toiletries, Kivotos radiates glam – easily making it one of the best luxury hotels in Mykonos on the beach.

Just don’t go topless at Kivotos. We’re specifically referring to ladies here, of course!

One of the fun facts about Greece is that topless suntanning is allowed pretty well everywhere on Mykonos beaches.

But hotels can prohibit the practice around their pools and private beach areas. And Kivotos would prefer that you keep your bikini top on.

Also be aware: Ornos town (where Kivotos is located) is quiet. For nightlife, you have to head into Mykonos town.

Kivotos, Mykonos: Check rates and availability

2) Santa Marina Resort & Villas

A deluxe seaview room at Santa Marina Resort & Villas.
A deluxe seaview room at Santa Marina Resort & Villas

Traveling with children? Santa Marina is one of the few Mykonos beach resorts that is family-friendly.

In July and August, a free supervised all-day kids program is offered for ages three to 12.

Part of the Luxury Collection (by Marriott), the resort is laid out like a Greek village in cubic white washed buildings.

The 101 guest rooms and suites come with contemporary furnishings, marble or mosaic-tiled bathrooms, super comfy king-size beds (many Mykonos hotels have queen beds only) and lovely sea views.

The luxurious accommodation options also include 13 villas (ranging from two- to seven-bedroom villas), each with a kitchen and private pool.

Traveling with kids? Choose a villa with a private pool at Santa Marina Resort, Mykonos.
Traveling with kids? Choose a villa with a private pool!

But the resort’s most brag-worthy feature? The long curve of private golden sand beach – possibly the best beach in Mykonos.

Tucked away in a sheltered cove, the beach provides an unrivaled spot for swimming and lounging.

It’s the only private beach on Mykonos that’s a sand beach – and it can’t be beat!

We loved swimming at this Mykonos beach at Santa Marina Resort.
We loved swimming at this private Mykonos beach at Santa Marina Resort

When hunger strikes, wander over to the resort’s sophisticated Buddha-Bar Beach restaurant.

The specialty is oh-so-fresh grilled fish. (The chef buys seafood from fishing boats that come to the resort’s dock each day.)

The Buddha-Bar Beach Restaurant at Santa Marina Resort, Mykonos
The beach restaurant at Santa Marina Resort

Go Greek with a fashionably late lunch – and you can watch the setting sun melt like liquid gold into the sea.

(The only thing to note is that you have to walk down lots of stairs from the top of the hotel to get to the swimming beach. We thought of it as a little “forced” exercise.)

Like Kivotos, Santa Marina is located in Ornos town. So if you want to party, you have to head into Mykonos town, a short bus or taxi ride away.

A free shuttle does depart for nearby Mykonos town, however, three times a day.

Santa Marina Resort, Mykonos: Check rates and availability

3) Mykonos Blanc

Boat at sea in front of Mykonos Blanc Hotel
Mykonos Blanc boasts an enviable Ornos Beach location

Mykonos Blanc whispers beachfront luxury at its finest – it’s another one of the best beach hotels in Mykonos.

Its white-on-white décor is a minimalist’s dream, without missing any of the sumptuous touches you’d expect from a high-end beachfront hotel.

The trendy hotel has 42 rooms, most with sea views. Book a room with a private pool for the utmost in lavish vacations. 

Suite with a private pool at Mykonos Blanc Resort
A beach at your fingertips and rooms with private pools – yes, there’s lots to love about Mykonos Blanc

Pasaji, the upscale beach club and restaurant, has loungers reserved for guests, so you won’t have to fight for a place to sit during the high season. 

If you’re a pool baby, not to worry. The saltwater pool fronts the beach, so you can get that beachy vibe without getting sand in your bathing suit. 

For the mobility challenged, the hotel has wheelchair-accessible rooms.  

Mykonos Blanc Hotel: Check rates and availability

4) Mykonos Ammos Hotel

A guest room at Mykonos Ammos Hotel, with a concrete tile floor and stylish detials
The light and bright rooms at Mykonos Ammos are replete with stylish details

This beachfront spot is a sister hotel to Mykonos Blanc. 

A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, it’s dedicated to anticipating your needs before you even know you have them.

There are 41 rooms. Nine suites have direct access to the beachfront. Others have private hot tubs or ensuite spa areas. 

With two distinctly different restaurants on-site, you’ll never be bored of the food. Try out the beachfront Kuzina for modern Mediterranean Fusion and Farina for pizzas and pasta with an upscale ambiance.  

For a little something special, the MyAmmos Lounge Bar can create a private dining experience under the stars on the beach. 

Couple walking onto the beach at Mykonos Ammos Hotel
It’s a good day to be in Mykonos!

The small but inviting pool is just steps away from the private beach.

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5) Adorno Beach Hotel & Suites

Cycladic-inspired architecture infused with bohemian style - that's Adorno Beach Hotel in Mykonos.
Cycladic-inspired architecture infused with bohemian style – that’s Adorno Beach Hotel

This new boho-Greek-chic hotel, just steps from the beach, offers a fitness center, pool, restaurant and a sun terrace. 

Stay in a Maisonette or Summer Suite with a private pool.

The Maisonette can accommodate four people – the ideal Mykonos accommodation if traveling with another couple. The Summer Suite is for two and is 280 sq. ft. of bohemian luxe. 

Ornos Beach is right outside Adorno Beach Hotel
Ornos Beach is right outside the hotel

Start your morning pampered with a floating breakfast in your private pool, and then head to the spa for a massage. Or better yet, never leave your room and have the masseuse come to you. 

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Platis Gialos Beach hotels

Platis Gialos Beach is one of the best beaches on the island. So it’s no surprise that it also has some of the best hotels on the beach in Mykonos. 

Located about three miles south of Chora on the southwest part of the island, it’s a main stop for water taxis.

Lively and fun, Platis Gialos Beach has plenty of restaurants and bars to keep you there all day.

Its pale golden sand is packed with loungers, and it’s a good choice for families and people who like to be in the thick of it.

6) Branco Mykonos

View to the beach and sea from Branco Mykonos
Views of the beach, pool and sea at Branco Mykonos

This intimate boutique Mykonos hotel opened in 2017.

One of the few true beachfront hotels in Mykonos, Branco Mykonos has 21 luxury seaview rooms.

The décor sports poured concrete floors and lots of grey stone and pale woods.

A guest room at Branco Mykonos
A guest room at Branco Mykonos

A large covered terrace outside has a sunken beachfront pool right on the sands of Platis Gialos Beach, with shaded pool beds for lounging and chill pool music.

This 5-star Mykonos hotel prides itself on doing everything just right. And judging by other Branco Mykonos reviews, they pretty well satisfy most guests.

(By the way, unlike many other Mykonos hotels, a breakfast buffet isn’t included in the rates here; everything is à la carte.)

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7) Petasos Beach Resort & Spa

Seaview pool at Petasos Beach Resort
When you have a seaview pool like this, you may not want to spend time by the beach!

Petasos Beach Resort is another member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. It’s on a private peninsula overlooking the mega yachts bobbing in the not-so-far distance.

Choose from lounging comfortably on the private beach or by the saltwater bi-level pool that faces it.

There’s a pool bar and two open-air restaurants with fusion cuisine. A DJ spins nightly at the aptly named V.I.P. Restaurant that dangles over the Aegean. 

Stay in one of the newly renovated rooms with a sea view, spa tub and steam room, or splurge for one with a private infinity pool. 

And make sure you enjoy at least one of the 60+ spa treatment options available at the hotel’s Aqua Marine Spa to find your ultimate Zen.

Yes, Petasos is one dreamy Mykonos luxury hotel on the beach!

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8) Mykonos Dove Beachfront Hotel

Service on the beach at Mykonos Dove Beachfront Hotel
Service on the beach? Of course!

A true getaway, Mykonos Dove is another one of the best Mykonos hotels on the beach.

Walk out of your room, and your toes will be in the sand in seconds. No rocks, ladders or stairs to climb or descend.

You can book a room or a suite, even one with a private pool. The generous suites are modern and minimalist, with large balconies.

Suite with a private pool at Mykonos Dove Beachfront Hotel
Some suites have private pools (and views worth getting out of bed for)

The hotel provides sunbeds, umbrellas, towels and electronic chargers on the beach free for guests. In addition, the Anios Pool Bar is between the beach and pool, so you’ll have views for days no matter where you sit.

But if lying by the pool or beach bores you, the hotel will set up jet ski rides plus water skiing and flyboarding lessons.

However, this Mykonos beach hotel is a Shangri-la you might not want to leave. 

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9) Thalassa Boutique Hotel

Thalassa Boutique Hotel is a little slice of paradise – and one of the most incredible luxury resorts in Mykonos.

Its adults-only soundproofed rooms guarantee you an soothing night’s sleep and whatever else you feel like doing on your vacation. 

Built on the beach’s edge, the beautiful earth-toned rooms have balconies or swimming pools, just steps away from the private beach area reserved for hotel guests. Order an exotic cocktail to sip while you lounge on your sunbed listening to the waves.

Or maybe indulge in an in-room massage? 

After a day at the beach or pool, dine at the on-site Japanese restaurant. Or order some sushi poolside. 

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10) Petinos Beach Hotel

Petinos Beach Hotel
Petinos Beach Hotel is as pretty as a picture!

This beachfront hotel features king beds, private balconies and Aegean views from every room. 

Want more? 

How about a private jacuzzi? Or a pool sparkling at night? Or a hammam? You can have it all at Petinos.

The white-on-white rooms have pops of color while keeping with the Cycladic aesthetic. The balconies are ideal for your morning coffee or complimentary breakfast overlooking the sea.

Are you a beach or a pool person? With the beach just steps away from the pool, you can have the best of both worlds. 

Seafood lunch with an ocean view at Petinos Beach Hotel, Mykonos
Lunch with a view (and wine, of course!)

Go from cocktails on the beach to fine dining with a bar and two restaurants to choose from. 

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Agios Ioannis Beach, Mykonos, hotels

Where to stay on Mykonos if you’re looking for an excellent location to get away from it all? Agios Ioannis Beach.

The small beach of Agios Ioannis is one of the more remote beaches on this list, and therefore, one of the quietest.

Located about three miles southwest of Chora, it’s a narrow strip of sand with a few hotels and restaurants – no beach clubs or water sports.

11) Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort

Large ocean-view pool at Mykonos Grand Hotel
There’s lots of room to spread out by this pool!

Built in tiers over the beach, this luxury boutique hotel is one of a kind.

Its romantic yet minimalist design focuses on bringing attention to its magnificent natural surroundings.

The large outdoor pool (saltwater) has loads of super plush daybeds to lounge at if you’re not playing squash or tennis on the hotel’s courts. Or getting a massage in your camel-and-white palette room. 

Superior seaview room at the Mykonos Grand Hotel.
Now, this is what we call a bathroom (what you get with a Superior seaview room)

Two restaurants offer libations and palate pleasers, from the casual poolside Aqua e Sole to the finer Dolphins of Delos, where breakfast is served. 

Splurge for one of the suites with private seaview infinity pools, soaking tubs and star gazing telescopes. 

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11) Bill & Coo Coast Suites

Pool suite at Bill & Coo Coast Suites, Mykonos
A suite with a view

This cliff edge hotel offers a sanctuary overlooking the sea. The 10-acre oasis with gardens of lavender, olive trees and prickly pear is barefoot luxury at its finest.

There’s no spa at this hotel, but you can go to its sister hotel Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge, on the edge of Mykonos town, to get yourself a day of pampering.

With only 15 spacious rooms, the attention to detail is outstanding.

All suites have balconies with views of the Aegean and Delos, an uninhabited archaeological and architectural wonder. The larger suites offer hot tubs, plunge pools and a spacious terrace.

You’ll be satiated from day one with three restaurants to choose from, including Beefbar Mykonos, one of the most talked about spots on the island.

Cocktails at Beefbar Mykonos
It’s time for cocktails at Beefbar Mykonos

As an adults-only hotel, Bill & Coo Coast Suites is one of the best hotels in Mykonos for couples – and one of the best Mykonos boutique hotels, period.

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13) Anax Resort & Spa

The blue pool of the Anax Resort on Mykonos at night
Anax is another top choice for a deluxe resort on Mykonos

With a romantic and relaxed atmosphere, Anax Resort and Spa is a hidden oasis on this cosmopolitan island.

It’s perched above a private beach, with two saltwater infinity pools and a large jacuzzi with sweeping Aegean views. 

Rooms and suites are individually decorated.

The best room is the Anax Suite, with an unheated private pool and 800 sq. ft. of earth-toned indulgence. However, if you’re traveling in cooler months, go for the Luxury Beachfront Suite, which has the only heated outdoor jacuzzi on site. 

The stylish and sophisticated Kyma restaurant serves Mediterranean fare and offers a well-thought-out wine list. The Neraki Sunset Bar serves light bites and lunch for something more casual.  

There’s a free shuttle to get you to the beach because the climb down is steep. 

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14) Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa

Private villa at Saint John Hotel Villas and Spa, Mykonos
Fancy a private villa for the family?

It’s not easy to find family-friendly and luxurious in one hotel. Yet, the Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa blends the two seamlessly.

There are two- and three-bedroom suites and a five-room villa for larger families. You’ll also find a kid’s pool, jacuzzi and pool bar, all steps from the sea. 

The private beach just below the large infinity pool has sunbeds and umbrellas to spend the day in a quiet reprieve from the world around you.

The hotel has four restaurants. You won’t have to leave the premises to eat out – from poolside casual to gourmet fine dining, there are on-site options to please everyone.

Dining with a sea view at Saint John Hotel, Mykonos
Dining with a sea view

Aphrodite’s Spa offers more ways to soothe your mind, body and soul, including a 24k gold facial. 

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Psarou Beach hotels

Psarou Beach is perhaps the most upscale beach on Mykonos – a fine stretch of golden sand, lined with sunbeds, restaurants and watersports centers.

Located about three miles from Chora town, it’s next to Platis Gialos beach. But while Platis Gialos is a buzzy, golden-sand, wide beach, Psarou is less crowded, in a bay and shielded from the wind by the surrounding cliffs.

15) Mykonos Blu

Maybe book a room with a private pool at Mykonos Bu?
Maybe book a room with a private pool at Mykonos Blu?

Walk down outdoor stone stairs to reach this hotel’s private piece of beautiful Psarou Beach.

And when you tire of the beach – how could you! – settle back on a lounger around the two-level infinity pool offering spectacular sea views.

Cubist in design, the whitewashed Grecotel Mykonos Blu has 103 suites and bungalows with beach-chic interiors. Some have their own private pools.

A room at the Grecotel Mykonos Blue Hotel
A room at the Grecotel Mykonos Blu Hotel

Exclusive Eau de Grece toiletries are from Grecotel’s own brand of Cretan organic products (made from olive oil, fennel and sage).

Hourly hotel shuttles go into Mykonos town, a 10-minute drive away.

Rounding out your stay here: Welcome drinks and a fruit plate; slippers and robes; and free WiFi and breakfast.

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16) Nissaki Boutique Hotel

One of three gorgeous pools at Nissaki Boutique Hotel

The beauty of staying at Nissaki Boutique Hotel is that it straddles both Platis Gialos and Psarou beaches.

But if the choice of two beaches doesn’t do it for you, the three pools probably will. Relax in the infinity pool with a glass of rosé while watching the sunset.  

The luxury rooms range in size, but all have jacuzzis and ocean views.

The Nissaki VIP Suite even has a large indoor and an outdoor jacuzzi, in case one wasn’t enough. Decorated in neutral tones, the 430 sq. ft. suite also has a splendid balcony to drink your bubbly on. 

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Other top Mykonos hotels on the beach

There are incredible beaches all around Mykonos – from Elia Beach, the island’s longest beach with a secluded nudist section, to Paradise, the biggest party beach. 

So, you’re going to have to go beach hopping to find your perfect spot. It’s a hard job, but we’re sure you are up to it!

The following are some more amazing beachfront hotels in Mykonos.

17) The Wild Hotel by Interni

Beach with thatched palapas at The Wild Hotel, Mykonos
You have a pristine private beach for swimming

Not far from Kalafatis Beach in Mykonos’ southeastern corner, this cliffside hotel offers seclusion and privacy for the most discerning traveler. It’s blessed with a private beach below.

All 40 opulent (but not pretentious) villas, suites and rooms face the Aegean and are designed with earthy details.

Pool suite at The Wild Hotel, Mykonos
Push open the wall-to-wall glass doors and let the outside in

The Signature Suite with plunge pool and sea view is private enough to tell everyone you went skinny dipping in Mykonos. 

Ready to leave your room? Head to the long slinky infinity pool dotted with day beds, or walk down steps to the beach, where thatched shade parasols blend into the cliffs behind. 

The spa is also worth mentioning.

Check out the open-air spa pool in a cave. Or indulge in a two-day spa package that revitalizes and relaxes from head to toe, literally. 

It all adds up to one of the finest Mykonos luxury resorts!

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18) Myconian Korali

Guest room at Myconian Korali with a jacuzzi on the deck
Some rooms and suites come with a jacuzzi or private plunge pool

Now this 5-star Myconos resort isn’t right on the beach. It’s a 5-minute walk away from Megali Ammos Beach.

But as a Relais & Chateaux retreat, it makes up for that with a ton of deluxe comforts (free breakfast with champagne, thalassotherapy spa and outdoor swimming pool with panoramic views of the Aegean Sea), not to mention its gourmet restaurant.

Some of its luxury rooms and suites have private jacuzzis or private plunge pools too.

The other plus to staying at the Myconian Korali is that you’re walking distance to Mykonos town (15 minutes away) – so you’re close to its hopping nightlife, eateries and legendary shopping.

The hotel’s restaurant, Baos, is the spot for fine dining with great views. The farm-to-table cuisine highlights local ingredients.

Fine dining at Baos restaurant, Myconian Korali
Fine dining at Baos restaurant

The tasting menus are highly recommended.

Selections may include citrus-marinated scallops, octopus with split pea purée and lobster with cauliflower sauce and truffle. Are you drooling yet?

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19) Grace Mykonos

Grace Mykonos pool
At the Grace Mykonos, the decor is all white, allowing the blue colors of Mykonos to take center stage

We stayed at the Grace Santorini, the sister property, and they had to pry us out of there on our last day.

The Grace Mykonos is all about spoiling its guests.

Located above the sandy beach of Agios Stefanos, this intimate hotel with only 32 rooms has a spa and swoon-worthy views. 

View of the beach at the Grace Mykonos
Tapas with a view

The Grace Suite is the best room with an indoor-outdoor private heated plunge pool. The luxurious bathroom has a rain shower that turns into a steam room. 

When you book at the Grace, you can create your perfect bespoke stay by tailoring your room fragrance, minibar contents and pillows (choose from seven categories from feather to foam).

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20) Myconian Villa Collection 

Myconian Villa Collection
With all the comforts of home – and more! – you may never want to leave your villa

One of the best resorts in Mykonos for a villa stay, the Myconian Villa Collection is snuggled into the hillside above Elia Bay.

The whitewashed 5-star ​villas ​have uninterrupted views of the Aegean Sea. Playfully decorated with splashes of rose and nude colors, they come with large verandas featuring private aquamarine infinity pools or jacuzzis.

The main saltwater infinity pool seems to flow seamlessly into the sea as it nearly abuts it. And the oversized sunbeds in black or pink are made for snoozing.

The Infinity Bar serves snacks and salads, in addition to the finer things in life like champagne, sea urchins, caviar and oysters. 

If you’d rather lounge with your feet in the sand, your private sunbed awaits. There’s a free shuttle to the beach from the top of the hill, so you won’t break a sweat.

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21) Nomad Mykonos

Beach beds at Nomad Mykonos
For a deluxe secluded escape, you can’t beat Nomad Mykonos

Nomad Mykonos is an adult’s only hideaway near Kalo Livadi Bay, with barefoot poshness at its soul.

It’s one of the best luxury hotels on Mykonos, so we had to write about it. It’s not right at a beach though, but a short walk away (from Kalo Livadi Beach).

It’s a small hotel with only 14 suites that seamlessly blend indoor with outdoor. Each suite comes with a private pool or outdoor jacuzzi.

The opulent Cave Suite gets our attention.

Decorated in marble, it’s 645 sq. ft. inside and 861 outside. It has a stone bathtub and a private pool that flows from inside to outside. Pretty sweet!

Chic suite at Nomad Mykonos
It doesn’t really matter which suite you book at Nomad Mykonos – they’re all divine

What to do?

Float in a hammock over the main pool with your handcrafted cocktail from the mixology bar.

When the sun goes down, take a culinary voyage at Kukulu. Then retreat to the outdoor fireplace and watch the stars light up the night sky. 

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22) Casa del Mar

Casa del Mar villa in Mykonos
Welcome to your private villa on Mykonos

The 11 world-class villas at Casa del Mar are tucked away on Glyfadi, a private cove on the Aleomandra Peninsula on the southwestern shore of Mykonos.

Each sea-facing villa allows you to fall asleep to the sound of the waves. 

They range in size from a 645 sq. ft. honeymoon villa for two right up to a whopping 6,780 sq. ft. pad that sleeps 18 people.

Some have private pools, others have jacuzzis. And they all have fully equipped kitchens.  

Steps from your villa is a secluded private beach with cushy sun loungers to laze away the day. 

Casa del Mar's private beach on Mykonos
Casa del Mar’s private beach on Mykonos

Need to get out of the sun?

Head to the indoor saltwater pool and thermal water spa, the luxurious hammam or the spa for an exotic treatment.

Casa del Mar, Mykonos: Check rates and availability

23) Myconian Imperial

The Myconian Imperial Resort above Elia Beach, Mykonos
The Myconian Imperial has a huge lagoon-style pool perched above Elia Beach

This large hotel offers a light and airy design, with quirky details like sculptures of white hippos and rabbits scattered about.

It’s lavish but not ostentatious and a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

With 112 rooms, the Myconian Imperial is one of the biggest and best beach resorts in Mykonos.

Some 15 rooms have private pools, while another 14 have outdoor hot tubs. All the rooms are simply decorated in white with Cycladic blue bursts of color. 

A luxury suite with a pool at the Myconian Imperial Resort
A luxury suite with a pool

A massive lagoon-style pool is sliced into two. And a swim-up bar surrounded by cozy loungers offers mesmerizing sea views. 

The private beach area on Elia Beach is mere steps below the outdoor pool. 

There are four restaurants on-site, from Nostos (for casual poolside eats) to its famed Sishu Sushi Bar, serving Japanese dishes from the morning’s freshest catch.

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Mykonos hotels with private beach (or private beach area)

When it comes to exclusive, you can’t beat a private hotel beach. No daytrippers. No looky-loos. Just hotel guests who’ve paid a pretty penny (like you) for the luxury of chilling on their own private beach, away from the masses.

And as you’ve surmised by now, some of the most deluxe Mykonos hotels do indeed have their own private beaches!

Other top hotels in Mykonos offer the next best thing – a private slice of beach paradise on a public beach. These private sections are reserved just for hotel guests and offer beach chairs and umbrellas, and depending on the hotel, may have a beach club with drinks and food service too.

Then there are those hotels reviewed above that are on the beach (or a hop, skip and a jump away) which don’t have private beach areas reserved exclusively for guests. So you’d need to pay for beach chairs and umbrellas here – or just shake out your towel on the sand to lie out in the sun.

Below is the list of hotels we’ve covered in this Mykonos blog post that offer private beach club services.

Hotels in Mykonos with private beach:

Anax Resort & Spa

Casa del Mar

Kivotos

Petasos Beach Resort & Spa

Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa

Santa Marina Resort & Spa

The Wild Hotel

Hotels in Mykonos with a private beach section for hotel guests:

Bill & Coo Coast Suites – Private section on Agios Ioannis Beach

Branco Mykonos – Private section on Platis Gialos Beach

Myconian Imperial – Private section on Elia Beach

Myconian Villa Collection – Private section on Elia Beach

Mykonos Ammos – Private section on Ornos Beach

Mykonos Blanc – Private section on Ornos Beach

Mykonos Blu – Private section on Psarou Beach

Mykonos Dove Beachfront Hotel – Private section in the middle of Platis Gialos Beach

Mykonos Grand Hotel – Private section on Agios Ioannis Beach

Thalassa Boutique Hotel – Private section on Platis Gialos Beach

Best time to visit Mykonos?

July and August are the busiest months in Mykonos.

In our view, September is the best time to visit Mykonos. The water is still deliciously warm for swimming, and the crowds aren’t as crazy.

How to get to Mykonos

Close to Athens, Mykonos is easy to visit.

From the mainland port of Rafina, high-speed ferries depart daily for Mykonos.

Most deluxe Mykonos hotels (including the first two featured here) provide complimentary transportation to and from the ferry dock or airport.

That’s it for the best Mykonos beach hotels!

The Greek Island of Mykonos is renowned for its beaches, parties and high standards of hospitality.

It’s not easy choosing the best hotels to stay in Mykonos on the beach. But hopefully we’ve helped you narrow down your choices for your dream vacation. 

Check out the best hotels in Mykonos that boast to-die-for beachfront locations.
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Photo credits: 3, 5 to 8, 16 © Janice and George Mucalov, SandInMySuitcase | 1 Santa Marina Resort | 2 Branco Mykonos | Remaining hotel photos courtesy the respective hotels


About the authors:

Janice and George Mucalov

Luxury travel journalists and SATW, NATJA and TMAC “Best Travel Blog” award winners, Janice and George are the publishers of Sand In My Suitcase. Between them, they’ve traveled to all 7 continents.

Find destination guides, global food-and-wine stories, luxury hotel reviews, articles on cultural explorations and soft adventure trips, cruise reviews and information, insanely useful travel tips and more!

Mike

Tuesday 3rd of September 2013

Wow, what gorgeous pictures, Janice and George! definitely could never afford it on a regular basis but I would love to be pampered in beautiful high end accomodations like that every now and then :)

Janice and George

Tuesday 3rd of September 2013

It's a lovely treat for sure!

Irene S. Levine

Tuesday 27th of August 2013

What lovely places; make me want to visit Greece!