With great caldera views and a design blending a sophisticated cosmopolitan life with a barefoot island chic, Cavo Tagoo Santorini is a fun, young place with a happening vibe.
Following the success of the Cavo Tagoo in Mykonos, the brand’s new property in Santorini takes its now tried-and-tested formula to new heights, creating the trendiest hotel on the island.
Harmony in design
It seems the Cavo Tagoo creators found a perfect recipe for fusing contemporary luxury with a sense of place — and the location itself plays a big role in the hotel’s appeal. The iconic, spell-binding Santorini seascape is a beautiful backdrop to the design and comforts of Cavo.
The architecture embodies elegant sophistication, with its simple angles and shapes creating a sense of luxury living. While the predominant color palette is white and grey, there are plenty of smoked wood and rose gold touches. It all feels minimal, but soft, inspiring the feeling of harmony.
The hotel rooms on Santorini tend to be on the small side — but at Cavo, this is not the case. We stayed at one of their sunset suites with pool, where the living space was plentiful, and the setting of the large pool and terrace decorated with white stones was the perfect frame to the stunning view (did you see our photos on Instagram?)
We thought it was an ideal place to sunbathe, with an occasional swim, or just to pass the time al fresco, admiring the view and perhaps enjoying a bottle of wine.
Good times at OVAC
We loved to start the day with a la carte breakfast in the very cool OVAC restaurant, which overlooks the main infinity pool. From Continental to Greek, and from the excellent coffee to signature juices, the food never disappointed here.
OVAC is where the days would end as well. The place becomes the star attraction in the late afternoons when its clubby poolside mood really kicks in. This is when the glamorous crowd gathers for cocktails, fun, and the island’s best sushi, and when the restaurant spills its trendy vibe onto the surroundings decking, with its loungers well-placed to enjoy sundowners.
We couldn’t actually decide which place we preferred for sunset: our private terrace or the main infinity pool next to the restaurant? Ultimately, we did both, on different evenings — realizing that whichever spot we picked, Cavo Tagoo Santorini was perfect for watching the crimson sun dipping below the horizon, and into the vast Aegean.
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