Aquis Arina Sand


The Aquis Arina Sand is set among 10 acres of gardens – and has a supersized activity list to match.

The Aquis Arina Sand pulls up against a beach, and everything from the pool to the buffet restaurant is designed to showcase sea views.

At this hotel you can kick off the day with a yoga class, head to the beach for an afternoon jet-ski session, and finish the night with a cocktail and a show.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based On 778 reviews

  • Official Rating
  • 4Buildings
  • 236Rooms
  • 5Lifts
  • Floors: 5 in main building, 1 or 2 in annex buildings

All Inclusive - Here's what you get


Full Board buffet meals. Weekly themed nights. Snacks 11.00-18.00. Afternoon tea 16.00-18.00. Ice-cream 10.00-21.30.


Local alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, tea and coffee 10.00-23.00.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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Outdoor pool

Shared saltwater pool with parasols and sunbeds, suitable for ages 13 and above.

Ariadne buffet restaurant

A large open-plan buffet restaurant, offering a large range of foods with vegetarian options, suitable for all ages and includes kids' dining.


Snacks and refreshing drinks to enjoy on the beach.

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twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 4 with either 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children - can be sold as a single. Sole occupancy available at a supplement. Most rooms are in buildings set in the grounds with some located a distance from the main block. All rooms have DVD player and mini-fridge. Cots are available.

twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 4 with 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Most rooms are in buildings set in the grounds with some located a distance from the main block.Available at a supplement. All rooms have DVD player and mini-fridge. Cots are available.

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Good week

Booked hotel rooms but were given a flat close to beach. No complaints flat was clean and tidy and to a good spec. with excellent air con. Food was good and we were well looked after by staff. Only complaint was the flat putrid beer from the all inclusive bar.More

Alastair S, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Good holiday

There are quiet a few negative comments around this hotel, foods bad, rooms bad blah blah blah. I could not really fault the hotel. Food was great, rooms big and clean and the best thing was the staff. They were fun and happy all the time. I would go back.More

Gilbs27, Hoddesdon, United Kingdom

Don't stay there!

I have been in this hotel with my husband and child for 8 nights, middle of September. First of all, the hotel is not safe. I WAS STOLEN THERE! And they did NOTHING about it after my complain. Someone stole my earring and my necklace while we were not in the room. Apart from it, the hotel is very old, they do not have air conditioner in the reception area, the food is terrible (my son did not want to eat anything, only pasta every day - and I met a few mothers with small children that were having the same problem) No programs for kids, only an old place with a few toys that is opened a few hours a day. Most of the guests were elderly, not many children stayed in the hotel while we were there. The beach near the hotel is horrible, dirty, full of seaweed, I will never go back there and no one should either,More

Paula T, Tel Aviv District, Israel


a great place for a holiday, the Creta spa is wonderful Sofia and Ruth are amazing therapists for relaxing and unwinding. I would recommend this hotel, the food was excellent the staff very friendly, any problems that might of occurred were quickly sortedMore

Lesleigh B, Hove, United Kingdom

Truly wonderful

I visited this hotel with my family for 10 days, and it exceeded my expectations. The setting is perfect anyway, in a lovely Grecian village, yet close to the bustling and beautiful cities like Rethymno and the capital Heraklion. It's right on the beach, the outdoor pool is a great size and we never struggled to find sun lounges. The interior is lovely and bright and modern, the air con in the rooms worked wonderfully however you are asked not to leave your cards in the room to keep the air con on which was a little annoying. The main restaurant always catered for a vast palette, and they had themed nights so the choice was always quite a nice surprise. The outdoor pool bar also had delicious lunch food. The staff at the hotel were fantastic. The animation team get to know majority if not all the families personally, and by the end of the holiday we were practically friends. Such a laugh, brilliant at entertaining and lovely to talk to. The spa was a precious experience too. Sofia and her team have skills beyond anything o have ever experienced. I had two treatments throughout my holiday, at discounted prices, and the expertise and movement Sofia used in my treatments took me to another place. She is the best masseuse I have ever had. Overall, a fab hotel and a fab holiday, I think I would definitely go again. More

charpac, Leeds, United Kingdom

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Aquis Arina Sand
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 778 customer reviews
from £386.00