Paradisso Beach Villas

Ammoudi, Zakynthos, Greece Book from Book from £159 per night

Three stunning ocean-front villas for 2-5 with a small private cove, on a tranquil headland in eastern Zakynthos (Zante)
Far from the madding crowds of Zakynthos' beach resorts sits this beautiful trio of serviced villas, perched right on the turquoise sea outside the village of Ammoudi. Paradisso is designed for peaceful families, honeymoon couples and chilled-out friends. Inside its 3 villas, flawless tones of blue and white blend with stone arches and parquet floors; beds are plump with pretty netting and windows frame intoxicating azure views. Outside, driftwood tables and cushioned loungers lie on slate terraces that extend like ship decks over the ocean – its waves are often the only sound.

To swim, guests walk down to the private rocky cove or stroll 5 minutes to the quiet sandy village beach. To eat, there are the villas’ modern kitchens and a BBQ or Ammoudi’s trad tavernas. For divers or sailors, the Ionian Sea has secluded coves and spectacular caves to explore. For children, the lush shared garden has a playground. For everything else, there’s concierge-style service from the Paradisso team. We’re so excited to have discovered their exceptional villas in this hidden corner of Zakynthos and can’t wait to stay.

Highs

  • The villas are impeccably decorated; 1 for a couple, 2 for 4-5
  • A lovely welcome basket with seasonal fruit and veg, Greek wine and olive oil, and homemade desserts every other day
  • Steps from uncrowded beaches with crystal-clear waters
  • Daily villa cleaning and a shared laundry room
  • For kids, a play area with slides and swings, plus a ping-pong table

Lows

  • A 7-night minimum stay, Sat-Sat, and only open May-Oct
  • No pool
  • Be aware 2 villas are in the same building (but well separated)
  • Bathrooms are rather small
  • Ammoudi village has limited amenities; drive to Zakynthos Town (20 mins) for a wider range of restaurants and shops

Best time to go

The mid-season months of June and September are our favourites; warm weather, and touristy sites like Shipwreck Beach are less crowded. July and August are high season – hot and busy, but you can always cool off with a boat trip (the waters here are among the bluest in Greece). May and October are low season months – the weather is still sunny, but in May the sea is still quite cool for swimming. Paradisso is closed from mid-October to end of April.

Our top tips

  • Make time for a boat trip - the waters here are among the bluest in Greece - and you can have a rental boat delivered to the villa's private jetty, so you just step in and speed away.

  • If exploring the island, stick to the northern half - beautiful and relatively unspoiled - and steer well clear of Laganas in the south, which has been ruined by cheap, boozy tourism. Or just stay put. Sitting on your private headland looking out at the timeless sea, you would never know Laganas existed.
  • Great for...

    Beach
    Family
    • Boutique Villas
    • 3 rentals for 2-5
    • Self catering (restaurants nearby)
    • All ages welcome
    • Closed: 19 Dec 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
    • Pool
    • Spa Treatments
    • WiFi
    • Pet Friendly
    • Disabled Access
    • Beach Nearby
    • Off-street Parking
    • Restaurants Nearby
    • Air Conditioning
    • Guest Lounge
    • Terrace
    • Garden
    • Gym
    • Daily Maid Service
    • Towels & Bedlinen
    Room:

    Rooms

    There are 3 villas: 1 for a couple, 2 for 4-5. Margarita (sleeps 4-5+ a baby), in its own building, is ideal for a family or group of friends. On the ground floor, a stone fireplace separates the living and kitchen/dining area, which leads to a garden patio. Past a mezzanine floor, with master double bedroom and bathroom, you reach the second bedroom (2 single beds) and bathroom. The villa has 2 sea-facing verandas: a broad wooden deck with sunloungers and dining table, and a smaller balcony with canopied loveseat on the top floor. An additional guest can sleep in a sofabed in the lounge.

    Alexandros (sleeping 4 + a baby) is on the ground floor of a shared building (but completely private). Inside, a bright open-plan kitchen/lounge, 2 smart bedrooms (1 queensize, 1 twin), ensuite shower bathrooms, and a big wooden balcony. A green lawn sweeps down to its clifftop terrace where there's a beautiful 4-poster daybed, in addition to sunloungers and a dining table.

    Upstairs, Antonia (sleeping 2 + a baby) is a couples' bolthole. We love its pale-blue and white tones, spread across the double bedroom, kitchen/lounge, seaview balcony and a hammock.

    Features include:

    • Air conditioning
    • Bathrobes
    • Beach towels
    • Coffee / tea making
    • Coffee maker
    • DVD player
    • Fan
    • Fridge
    • Full kitchen
    • Hairdryer
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Safe box
    • Satellite TV
    • Terrace
    • Toiletries
    • WiFi

    Eating

    The villas are self-catering with well-equipped kitchens and a BBQ. Ammoudi's mini-markets have morning basics like coffee, juice and bread, and it's a short drive to the big AB supermarket for a full grocery shop. Or ask Antonia to source fresh fish for your supper - a local fisherman will deliver his morning catch and you can grill it on the shared BBQ that night!

    For lunch out, Ammoudi Taverna is cheap and cheerful, right on the beach. We hear Shoestring restaurant does a decent burger. For dinner, Kritamo is a lively family-owned spot in the village, that serves up pizza and fun Greek music nights. Zakynthos Town 15km away has lots of restaurants - ask for recommendations.

    Features include:

    • Coffee / tea making
    • Coffee maker
    • Fridge
    • Full kitchen
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Restaurants nearby
    • Welcome hamper
    Eating:
    Activity:

    Activities

    • Swim from the rocky cove beneath the villas; there are sunloungers here, too
    • The villas have direct access to Ammoudi's village beach - sandy and clean, if rather narrow; you can hire snorkels and kayaks here
    • Discover other beaches – Navagio Beach, with the famous shipwreck on its sands, or Xygia, with its therapeutic sulphur waters
    • Tour the stunning Blue Caves by boat: their luminous waters and rock arches are glorious (and popular, so go early)
    • Scuba dive – there are dive sites off the Keri Bay for experienced divers; Paradisso can arrange PADI-instruction for novices
    • Watersports fans can head to Alykes Beach (2km) for jet-skiing, windsurfing, water-skiing, and paragliding; a waterpark for kids is a quick drive away
    • Climb up Bohali Hill in Zakynthos town – the ancient Venetian castle at its highest point has a magnificent view of the harbour
    • Yoga and Pilates are offered by Paradisso – helicopter tours, horse riding and bike/scooter hire can also be arranged

    Activities on site or nearby include:

    • Boat trips
    • Cycling
    • Jet skiing
    • Nightlife
    • Sailing
    • Shopping / markets
    • Snorkelling
    • Swimming
    • Well being
    • Yoga

    Kids

    Families are welcome and will find this a relaxing place to holiday, thanks to lots of private space, a full kitchen and BBQ in your accommodation, a communal space with washing machine, and direct access to a private beach (quite small) and the public beach of Ammoudi. A baby cot and high chair per villa/apartment can be provided free of charge. Note there is no pool.

    Best for:

    All ages

    Family friendly accommodation:

    Villas Margarita and Alexandros both have 2 bedrooms - 1 queensize and 1 twin - 2 shower bathrooms and space for a baby cot. The apartment (Antonia) has space for a baby cot only and a shower bathroom.

    Babysitting:

    On request

    Baby equipment:

    Baby cots and high chairs

    Remember  baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking

    Kids Activities on site:

    Ping pong table; playground with wooden house, slide and swings

    Kids Activities nearby:

    Beach, boat trips, waterpark, sailing

    Families Should Know:

    There are steps within the villas, note that all balconies, verandas and patios have some form of fencing. Supervision of small ones is always advised as the villas are very close to the water

    Distances:

    • Airport: 25 minutes (Zakynthos)
    • Shop & pharmacy: 2 mins' walk
    • Big supermarket & hospital: 20 mins' drive
    Kid Friendly:

    Location

    Paradisso Beach Villas are located on the east coast of Zakynthos (Zante) island, by the village of Ammoudi, 15km from Zakynthos Town.

    By Air::
    Fly into Zakynthos International Airport (18km) and book a transfer or hire a car to get here. Each villa has a parking space.

    By Boat:
    Alternatively, ferry here from one of the other islands (Kefalonia is close), and take a taxi.

    Detailed directions will be sent when you book through i-escape.

    More on getting to Greece and getting around

    Airports:

    • Zakynthos International Airport 18.0 km ZTH

    Other:

    • Beach 0.1 km
    • Shops 0.3 km
    • Restaurant 0.3 km

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