Alykanas Beach Village has things nicely worked out in the family getaway stakes. There’s no long trek to the beach here – just pad past the pool and you’re there. It’s a thin band of sand that shelves down to calm waters that are perfect for little swimmers.
It’s the pools that really catch the eye, though. There’s one that looks out over the beach, one that's geared up for sports, and one that’s large size makes it ideal for swimming. The icing on the cake is the splash park, which is home to a sunken pirate ship with a swinging tyre, octopus slides, and mushroom showers.
When it comes to food, everything has been kept fairly simple. There’s the pool bar serving cooked and continental breakfasts, and salads, pizzas and snacks throughout the day. At dinner time, most guests make the ten-minute walk to the restaurants in Alykanas.
Lastly, as you’d expect, the complex has plenty going on activity-wise. As well as a Thomson Kids' Club, there’s a playground, a children's pool, and a paddling pool for toddlers.
Based on 520 reviews
Created for families, with leading childcare and entertainment
- Thomson Kids’ Clubs
- Thomson crèches
- Parent & baby facilities
- Guinness World Records Days
- Family entertainment
- Free infant luggage allowance
Food & Drink
Food and drink aren't included in your holiday package.
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2 outdoor pools
With sunbeds and parasols.
Thomson Kids' Club
Designed for 3 to 11 year olds, Thomson Kids’ Club offers 2 hours of activities, 5 or 6 days a week. And that includes at least 3 evenings. It’s split into sections, with Tots for 3 to 5 year olds, Team for 6 to 8s, and Tribe for 9 to 11s. Best of all, most kids’ clubs activities are completely free. And outside of peak season, there are parent and toddler sessions 3 days a week, too. For your peace of mind, all Thomson Kids’ Club staff have advance CRB checks and hold NVQ Level 2 childcare qualifications. They’re First Aid trained, and there’ll be at least 2 of them on duty at all times.
With waterslides, jets and waterfalls, with so much to do you won't see the kids for a fortnight.
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1 bedroom apartment
1 bedroom apartment sleeps up to 4 - with 1 double bed, twin beds or extra single beds. Air-conditioning is at an extra charge. With maid service 6 days a week, linen is change twice a week and towels are changed 3 times a week.
2 bedroom apartment
2 bedroom apartment sleeps up to 5 with 1 double bed, 1 twin room and an extra single bed. Kitchenette including 2 electric rings, kettle, microwave and toaster. Also air-conditioning at a charge, TV and maid service 6 days a week, linen change twice a week, towel change 3 times a week.
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Had a really enjoyable week here with our 4 year old granddaughter. Rooms were very spacious and comfortable, massive balcony with side sea view. Clean and tidy throughout. We don't really like 'family' hotels but decided to give this one a go as we wanted enough to keep the little one occupied. This was a great choice, the entertainment team were fantastic with the kids of an evening but during the day it wasn't in your face or too noisy like some family hotels. With three large pools, one being a quiet one right on the beach with fantastic views, there was something for everyone. The children's little water park was also great and always quiet! Great children's park too. Lovely beach with clear water and fantastic views. Gorgeous village with friendly people and not as much 'pestering' as in some greek resorts. We self catered, choosing to eat breakfast and some lunches in the apartment, we ate out each evening and enjoyed some lovely meals out. We did find the supermarkets in the village quite expensive and was glad we had taken some basics with us. Hired a car for a couple of days to explore the rest of this beautiful island this is a must! Overall i would absolutely recommend this hotel to family's who want children's entertainment without the madness and I would also recommend for couples for location and comfort of rooms. More
She2002, Little Sutton, United Kingdom
Had another amazing time here end May 2013 and will be returning again with all family late May 2014. It is such a friendly place and being self catering we could eat out in all the local restaurants, which is good for us and the Greek Restaurant owners. The smack bar at the Hotel is very good value and we have eaten some lovely lunches there. Even the grandchildren loved it. Shame it's not open at night but the staff work so hard during the day they need a quiet time! If you are on Facebook there is an Alykanas Village page worth viewing. More
I just found myself reminiscing on one of the best holidays I have ever had which brought me here. I visited the Alykanas Village Hotel in September 2011. This hotel was the perfect base for our 2 week adventure across the island of Zakynthos and further excursions into mainland Greece which were efficiently arranged by the lovely hotel manager, Gloria. We felt comfortable throughout our stay and especially liked the proximity of the hotel to the beach and adjacent mountains; perfect for a mid-morning hike. There are two shops conveniently located on-site which provide a range of reasonably priced goods. Alykanas and nearby Alykes have a good range of eating establishments suitable for all budgets. On the subject of budgets, in general I found this part of the island to offer the best value on everything from quad bike hire to a ice cream. The hotel is located on a quieter side of the island with the eastern and southern resorts of Tsilivi and Laganas offering more in the way of bars, clubs and nightlife but this is at the cost of the peace, tranquility and beauty you have in the north. Alykanas is probably also the best placed resort from which to visit Navagio beach - in my opinion the star attraction of Zakynthos. I firmly believe that those staying in Zakynthos at the Alykynas Village Hotel will not be disappointed. Bon voyage!More
DBNORTH, London, United Kingdom
I want to go back!
I stayed here for the 1st week of October 2008 (yes 5 years ago)! I went with my family and we had it relatively cheap as it was the 1st year it was open. Its self catering so i would pack cereals and other bits in your suitcase to save you buying so much there. There is a poolside restaurant in between the two main pools which is ideal for having a salad or a sandwich for lunch. There are lots of restaurants just a five minute walk away which are ideal for evening meals. The weather was perfect! Only rained on the very last day (but we were leaving that day so didn't mind). The beach is small but ideal if your going for a nice swim. Hardly any waves or tides so perfect for all swimmers. I would say this is the perfect place for families who want to go self catering! More
DomiDyer, Swansea, United Kingdom
perfect if you eat out every night
this was our first self catering family holiday , we stayed in a 2 bed apt , lovely and clean and bedroms have lots of room and storage , kitchenette is VERY basic but wee managed to have breakfast and lunch most days you just have to be creative. pools are fab ( cold at first but you soon adjust ) and beach is one of the best ive been to ( better than Jamaica !!!) , staff are all lovely , sometimes the accent sounds a bit abrupt but just get to know everyone and you will get used to it , mimi on reception is fabulous and koseta in the beach restaurant is lovely . the reps work so hard day and night even though the entertainment at night is not the best and aimed at the younger kiddies , ive been to various Thomson resorts and I think they need to invest more in the nighttime entertainment side like they do in others . shout to johnny b good he was a credit to the Thomson team , Hayley as stated in other reviews can come across as bored and unenthusiastic but lovely to talk to off stage .my kids used the kids club and loved it also .perfect location and definitely would return however the prices have inflated so much for next year I don't think we could justify the price for self catering . we took £1000 for 2 adults and 2 kids (10 and 11) and just had a main meal every night . we are not scrimpers and ended up spending an extra £200 minimum on the horse and cart , sea slides , pooltable and bar. its not cheap for anything but haggling helps . hope this review helps . xxMore
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