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The New Sani Dunes For Families At Sani Resort, Halkidiki

Is Sani Dunes for Families?

Sani Dunes is the newest resort to open at the 5 star luxury Sani Resort in Halkidiki in Greece.

If you are not familiar with Sani Resorts, imagine the most beautiful Greek village wrapped around a harbor and surrounded with boutiques and restaurants, many of which are à la carte.

You can book on a half board or full board basis and take part in the dine around programme. This allows you to book any buffet restaurant or tailored menu restaurants included in the price, or an a la carte restaurant for a supplement. And with a choice of 22 restaurants the choice is extensive.

What appeals to me about Sani is that there is a place for everyone. And Sani Beach is perfect for families with small children offering an abundance of kids facilities and a kids club. Whilst Sani Asterias offers more upscale luxury, and Porto Sani has more of an urban feel to it, being located just of the buzzing marina.

Macaroni At Sani Resort Overlooking The Harbour www.extraordinarychaos.com

Sani Dunes At Night Time www.extraordinarychaos.com

The Pool Bar At Sunset At Sani Dunes www.extraordinarychaos.com

Whilst the focus for Sani Dunes for families is aimed at families with older children, giving it a more grown up feel. Younger children are welcome but are best served nearer to Sani Club and all the younger kids facilities.

Thus Sani Dunes is perfect for chill out weeks with teenagers. Or indeed sneaking away for a romantic couples break. It is a short walk from the marina and all the bars and restaurants. Also being near to all the action, yet feeling secluded and tranquil giving you the best of both worlds.

The pool and beach area at Sani Dunes

The resort has its own private beach, which has a water sports center with water sports available at a small extra charge. And two HUGE and extremely beautiful pools. As Sani Dunes has only 136 luxurious rooms there is plenty of space around the pools to prevent that crowded feeling. Also with all suites having loungers and patio furniture, the dilemma is not is there a seat, but where to sit, Pool, beach or patio? Yes, that really is the biggest decision I want to face on a chilled out holiday.

Beach ay Sani Dunes , www.extraordinarychaos.com

Beautiful Pool Area At Sani Dunes Greece

Deluxe Pool At Sani Dunes www.extraordinarychaos.com

Main pool at Sani Dunes Halkidiki Greece

Where to eat at Sani Dunes resort?

As well as having the option to dine in any of the Sani Resorts, Dunes boasts its own collection of restaurants. The Beach House à la carte, which serves the most amazing breakfast with the best view ever and also offers and a la carte evening menu. Whilst Fresco and Dunes bar and restaurant in the main building. We dined at Dunes with our dine around package and the food was incredible.

Fresco At Sani Dunes Resort

Dinner At Fresco At Sani Dunes Resort

A Breakfast At The Beach Sani Dunes www.extraordinarychaos.com

Breakfast In The Beach Restaurant At Sani Dunes www.extraordinarychaos.com

Private tours and some activities are included in the price at Sani Dunes

We took the sunset cruise, this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the sunset at sea at Sani Dunes for families. The views are breathtaking, it gives you the perfect opportunity to get some gorgeous pictures. And the Volvo tour takes you to the village of Afitos to experience the real Greece and also enjoy the views for Cape Podisi.

The Sunset Cruise At Sani Dunes Resort www.extraordinarychaos.com

Sani Resort Harbour At Sunset www.extraordinarychaos.com

My Sunday Photo From Afitos Greece www.extraordinarychaos.com

The teen facilities at Sani Dunes

Ozone teen club is located just between the resort and the marina. It is in the perfect spot for teens at Sani Dunes to be able to nip for a game of giant pool. Or indeed play fifa in the games area. It is also a great place to hang out and meet friends from the rest of Sani Resort. There are also sports courts over at Sani Beach. And should it be too hot to walk you can always order a buggy to take you across.

The Teen Area At Sani Dunes Resort www.extraordinarychaos.com

There is an on-site mini market and deli for dining in.

This is a wonderful option should you fancy a light lunch on your patio over a bottle of wine. Sani resorts have made it easy for you to dine in should you want to. The mini market has a great selection of bread, meat and snacks. Plenty of soft drinks, a good selection of wine and ice-lollies to keep the tweens happy.

Whilst the deli has a wonderful Mediterranean choice of meats, breads and cheeses.

The Onsite Deli At Sani Resort www.extraordinarychaos.com

I LOVED Sani Dunes

It offers everything I look for in a holiday, luxury, fine dining and somewhere to go for an evening walk and enjoy a cocktail. A beautiful beach to spend long hot days listening the sea in the background, and pools that you just don’t want to leave.

There is also so much for teens to do. I love the grown up feel of the resort. And although Sani Resorts are lifting the over 12s policy for 2018 which means younger guests will be welcome. I feel that families with younger children will still want to opt for Sani Beach due the proximity of the park and mini clubs. But it is nice for them to have the option going forward.

Sani Resort Harbour At Sunset www.extraordinarychaos.com

The Harbour At Sani Resort www.extraordinarychaos.com

Sani Dunes For Families and why the newest resort to open at Sani Resort in Halkidiki is aimed at families with older children giving it a grown up feel.

Diner At Macaroni Restaurant Sani Dunes www.extraordinarychaos.com

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  1. 12th July 2017 / 8:21 pm

    What a beautiful location Sarah it all looks amazing definitely on our holiday wish list ??xxx

    • SarahJChristie
      13th July 2017 / 9:49 pm

      Mandy it is wonderful and I just know you would love it there x

  2. 12th July 2017 / 9:05 pm

    So many amazing memories reading this post, Sani Dunes is certainly a special place. We loved the Beach House for breakfast each morning, and the marina is so beautiful for dining in the evening. We sadly missed the sunset cruise as we were booked into Sani Gourmet the same evening, but I would love to return to Dunes one day x

    • SarahJChristie
      13th July 2017 / 9:51 pm

      Ah yes we had to re shuffle dinner to fit it in but I am so glad we did, I loved Sani Dunes such a special place x

  3. 17th July 2017 / 8:21 am

    This makes me feel like lying by the pool in the sunshine right now! #MondayEscapes

  4. 17th July 2017 / 8:40 am

    It looks fabulous, the pool area looks just gorgeous. The sunset cruise would be totally up my street too. Sounded like a perfect trip. #Mondayescaped

  5. 17th July 2017 / 9:44 am

    This place looks fabulous. Going on my holiday wishlist.

  6. 17th July 2017 / 10:57 am

    Looks like a beautiful hotel. Greece is on our list of countries to visit. #MondayEscapes

  7. 17th July 2017 / 12:16 pm

    This looks like an awesome resort in a beautiful location. I love that there is a club for the kids so the adults can get away for a little bit. #MondayEscapes

  8. 17th July 2017 / 1:54 pm

    Oh my! Your photographs are beautiful – it looks like the perfect retreat! Our two are a bit little yet for this – but it is duly noted for the future! #MondayEscapes

  9. 17th July 2017 / 2:19 pm

    Gosh it was absolutely amazing wasn’t it. I want to go back!!

  10. 17th July 2017 / 2:47 pm

    You know I’ve never really given much thought to Greece or Crete before but I keep reading posts about the region and am beginning to get more and more interested in visiting! THis hotel looks lovely – totally the kind of place I’d like to stay when I do get round to booking that flight! ๐Ÿ˜‰ #MondayEscapes

  11. 17th July 2017 / 2:52 pm

    All families need time to unwind and relax and this looks like the perfect place to do so. Food looks amazing and how great that the teens have their own zone. Pure relaxation! #MondayEscapes

  12. 17th July 2017 / 8:46 pm

    Looks very luxurious! I’ve not been to that part of Greece before but am keen to visit looking at your lovely photos! #mondayescapes

  13. 17th July 2017 / 9:14 pm

    It looks absolutely idyllic. What a great idea to include activities and excursions in with the price.
    No wonder you loved it at the Sani Dunes!

  14. 18th July 2017 / 12:20 am

    A resort with its own private beach!?! Wow, that seems so luxurious to me. And the food >.< yum! I shouldn't have read this while experiencing a case of Threesies. #mondayescapes

  15. 18th July 2017 / 2:23 am

    What is not to like about this place. It is pretty much close to perfection. Everything looks so chic and beautiful . Would like to experience the food and excursions. #MondayEscapes

  16. 18th July 2017 / 3:34 pm

    I love that they formerly divided it into little kids and big kids. Coming from #MondayEscapes.

  17. 18th July 2017 / 6:13 pm

    I absolutely LOVE the idea of an entire resort that feels like an authentic village, with all the different restaurants. I would definitely want to do full board – the choice looks amazing! But then I kind of like the idea of being able to sit in my villa over a few snacks occasionally too. We’re getting to the stage where we could afford to give the kids a bit of freedom on holiday, but it’s always a bit nerve-wracking, and I can never fully relax. Sani sounds like the kind of place we could do that, knowing that they’re enclosed to some extent. I need a bit of beach, pool or patio in my life right now ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. 19th July 2017 / 2:36 am

    How incredibly beautiful! Greece is definitely my favourite summer destination, and Sani looks like something to keep in mind. We have a 21 month old right now, so we’ll probably wait till she’s a little older to splash out. I like the idea of her being old enough to hang out in the teen areas, so daddy and mommy can have a romantic stroll by the beach without her. Ha! #mondayescapes

  19. 19th July 2017 / 12:31 pm

    Totally Agreed with the above statement. I love to travel and explore the things around the world. Last week I have visited Sani Resort and it was awesome experience. Everything was excellent home service, beaches, rooms and the food is just amazing. I have suggestion for those who want to visit in Greece and still finding the hotel. Go and book Now.

  20. 19th July 2017 / 7:20 pm

    This sounds fabulous, a lot of resorts tend to focus on the tots but our girls are older now so this looks like a great option. #MondayEscapes

  21. 20th July 2017 / 10:28 pm

    What a beautiful resort with everything you could want for a luxurious and relaxed holiday. I don’t think I’d want to take the kids!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  22. 21st July 2017 / 8:56 pm

    Oh wow! It looks stunning. I want my boys to be teenagers so i can go here ha! #MondayEscapes

  23. 24th July 2017 / 3:57 pm

    This is a perfectly timed review Sarah for us. I have had my eye on this resort for a whlle but always questioned how suitable it would be for teenagers so it is great to see that there is an area for the older kids – to be honest the thought of having to return to resort holidays with loads of young kids around fills me with dread now that stage is so far behind me. I will definitely be checking this out for next year. Great review. #MondayEscapes

    • SarahJChristie
      27th July 2017 / 9:36 pm

      Oh god me to Jo I love a more adult environment and this is great, even though they are welcoming younger kids next year I think families will naturally radiate towards the Sani Beach as its near the kids club for little kids x

  24. 11th September 2017 / 8:47 pm

    Absolutely stunning! We haven’t had a resort holiday in years but you’ve just made me want to have one – I’d skip a cruise for this anytime!

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