Jun 11, 2013

Mykonos: Saint John Hotel, Villas & Spa

For our 9-hour stop on the island of Mykonos, Greece, D and I knew we wanted to spend our day doing something unique, but relaxing. We've so been missing the Caribbean-esque resort-type vacations. You know the kind of vacation I'm talking about. Ones where you spend every waking second catching rays at the resort pool or private beach, sipping on cocktails as tropical music plays in the background, never leaving the resort grounds except to go to a limbo drinking contest at Señor Frogs or Margaritaville. Sigh. Those kinds of vacations have seriously been lacking in our lives since moving to Europe. You have no idea how much you miss something like that until its gone. Granted, we get to explore Europe and view things I've only ever read about in history books, but those trips, the kinds of trips we've been taking over the last 2 years, aren't true vacations to me. I know, you're all giving me some serious eye rolls here. But I think my fellow expats can relate. Bleeding feet and achy backs from hours of sight-seeing doesn't constitute as a relaxing vacation in my book. So, as soon as I stumbled across the opportunity to have a REAL relaxing "day pass" to a 5-star resort on the island, we literally JUMPED at chance! Lounge chairs, cabana boys, and an infinity pool overlooking the Mediterranean Sea? Total no brainer. I have to say, it might have been the smartest (and most refreshing) excursion we did while cruising.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, Saint John Mykonos Hotel, Villas & Spa.
Also known as...heaven.


More details on our "day pass" in Mykonos tomorrow! Y'all come back now, ya hear?

26 comments:

  1. Mykonos was my favorite part of Greece I visited and really want to go back with Fredrik so I am excited to see the rest of your "stay" there!

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  2. So gorgeous! I'm jealous, it definitely looks relaxing!

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous! And yes, I do know what you mean about missing relaxing vacations! Walking around for 10+ hours a day sightseeing isn't a true vacation, in my opinion. We're already planning our RELAXING resort beach vacation for when we head back to the states next year! :)

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  4. Imagine the owners of that hotel, like livin' the life all the time. Just breathtaking!

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  5. That must have been a breathtaking view! We went to Florida in March (although Florida is no Europe) and did a lot of sight seeing. We spent two days with a family friend and just relaxed on the beach. That was honestly my favorite part of the whole vacation! It's fun to see all those things but you're exhausted after it's all over. Glad you got a chance to relax!

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  6. These photos are absolutely breathtaking! The water is such a gorgeous shade of blue.

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  7. OH man, this looks like heaven!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  8. This place is super beautiful! And it definitely sounds like a day perfectly spend! I agree with your words on vacation: I think it's important to differentiate between the two, because often enough travel can be anything but relaxing. Growing up in Europe, I've actually never had a 'proper' vacation - there's always a lot of walking around included.

    Now, I would love to go to a resort and just enjoy the beach and the sun (preferably in the Caribbean!), but as long as I'm in university, it seems kind of unreasonable to splurge on such a vacation when there are plenty of beautiful things to discover right outside my doorstep. And in the meantime, I shall live vicariously through your pictures of this beautiful place! :)

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  9. Just LOOKING at these photos relaxes me! And p.s. you look so cute in that hat. ;)

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  10. My problem when I try to do that on vacation, I feel like I'm missing something and almost get anxious! Two summers ago in Sweden we took a little boat out to an island for a day of relaxing by the baltic sea, and after an hour of laying around I just had to go do something, kept saying I can 'relax' anywhere with a book but not very often do I get to explore Stockholm!

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  11. No seriously, that looks like heaven.

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  12. OMG gorgeous!!!!!!! LOVE the champagne shot and your hat is fabulous. What a stunning place!

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  13. Well I am from Greece and I think that my country is really beautiful! thank you for sharing it!

    Great post

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  14. So beautiful! It looks like a fantastic place to return to, for one of those majorly relaxing vacations.

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  15. those photos are amazing! i don't know how you ever left!

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  16. Oh my what a view............so bloody gorgous...........

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  17. Mykonos is absolutely gorgeous and I want to go back soon!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  18. your pictures look divine! My grandfather is 100% Greek and I've always wanted to go there someday...the pictures make it tempting! ;)

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  19. I love these types of excursions. I did a similar one in Rhodes and it was one of our best choices. Lovely photos!

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  20. How do you book a 'day pass' to hotels? Did you just message them and ask or was it something from the cruise that you could book? We just got back from a week in Athens and then most of the week in Santorini, and we would LOVE to know for future reference!! Thank you so much!! These pictures look awesome!! We'd love to go to Mykonos sometime while we are in Europe!
    www.breeannahope.com

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  21. Just gorgeous! With all the issues Greece has been having the past few years I've wondered if it would be safe/okay to visit...you've now confirmed for me it is!! If only I could find that genie in a bottle and go today...ha!

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  23. Hello!!!! I have been trying to make reservations for one pass without success... St John doesn´t answer my phone calls or my e-mails... which contact do you have please?

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