Review: Cavo Tagoo Santorini (Greece)


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Final July, I loved a terrific vacation on the Greek islands of Santorini, Mykonos, and Ios (Cyclades). You may learn my journey experiences right here:


At the moment: Evaluation of Cavo Tagoo Santorini (Greece)

The unique and ultra-stylish Cavo Tagoo Santorini is the trendiest lodge on the Greek island of Santorini, providing expansive caldera panoramas and spectacular sundown views. The boutique lodge options solely 13 posh suites, all with a scorching tub or non-public pool on the terrace. Services embody a swanky Mediterranean fusion restaurant (probably the greatest eating venues on the island) and a stunning infinity pool with floating solar loungers. Cavo Tagoo Santorini is the sister property of Cavo Tagoo Mykonos, one of many most interesting boutique resorts in Mykonos and probably the most adopted lodge within the phrase on Instagram.

Cavo Tagoo Santorini options in my prime 10 checklist of one of the best luxurious resorts in Santorini.

Have you ever ever stayed at Cavo Tagoo Santorini? In that case, what was your expertise? Go away a remark.

On this evaluate (extra information and images beneath my YouTube video):


PROS & THINGS I LIKE
  • Set on prime of the cliffs of Santorini’s well-known caldera, Cavo Tagoo Santorini enjoys a elegant location on the northern fringe of Imerovigli. A simple 20 minute hike (uphill) from the lodge,  Imerovigli is a picturesque village that appears precisely as a Cycladic village ought to, sprinkled with whitewashed homes, cobblestone alleys, and blue domed church buildings. It’s far sufficient from Santorini’s capital Fira and world-famous Oia village to really feel secluded (there aren’t any vacationer crowds right here), but inside strolling attain of those busy cities if you wish to discover their retailers, bars and eating places. Cavo Tagoo’s location can also be handy because it’s solely quarter-hour to the airport and 25 minutes to the ferry port (complimentary transfers are offered)
  • The village of Imerovigli is also referred to as “The balcony to the Aegean” since it’s constructed on the best level of the volcanic crater, about 300 m (1000 ft) above sea stage. Consequently, most properties within the Imerovigli space – together with Cavo Tagoo Santorini – present dramatic heart-stopping views. These panoramas are even higher than the already breathtaking views from Oia villa (the place most guests keep) since Imerovigli is positioned twice as excessive. All of Cavo Tagoo Santorini’s public areas and most suites (besides for 2) supply uninterrupted views of the island’s word-famous caldera, the underwater basin of an historical volcano. The dazzling azure of the sky and sea, sharply contrasting black lava rocks, is a sight to behold.
  • The Imerovigli space – dwelling of Cavo Tagoo Santorini – supply the right vantage level from which to benefit from the famed Santorini sunsets. This can be a large benefit as in comparison with staying in Oia, the place resorts positioned on the rim do not need sundown views. One other plus is that Imerovigli doesn’t have the crowds that collect in Oia because the solar units. Along with the good thing about having fun with prime sundown views out of your non-public terrace or the lodge’s public areas, additionally, you will get an additional 2 to three hours of late afternoon and night solar as in comparison with resorts in Oia (which are sometimes within the shade a couple of hours earlier than sundown). I you like the night mild and sundown (like I do), my recommendation is to remain right here, and never in Oia.
  • Cavo Tagoo Santorini’s stylish design combines conventional Cycladic structure with fashionable magnificence, whereas sustaining the unique philosophy of Cavo Tagoo model. The result’s a surprising whitewashed impact with sensible splashes of shade, and a masterful mixture of conventional components with fashionable purity. Designed by Liakos & associates architects, the lodge’s architectural idea fuses minimalism with comfortable shapes and natural supplies, whereas staying true to the cultural and geographical heritage of the island, which has emerged from the lava. Using black pure stone emphasize the volcanic presence in all lodge areas, with the colours of smoked wooden and copper referring to the shades of the new lava that’s nonetheless flowing on the island.
  • Cavo Tagoo Santorini’s gorgeous pool deck is an everyday function on the duvet of glamorous vogue and journey magazines. Having fun with spectacular caldera views, the pool’s floating solar loungers are standard among the many lodge’s handsome visitors, who comes right here to loosen up and socialize. There are additionally different forms of sunbeds accessible, with covers offering some welcome shade throughout the warmth of the day. Within the late afternoon, the tranquil ambiance makes place for a clubby temper and the pool deck transforms into Santorini’s hottest deal with, thé place to see and been seen. Glamorous crowd gathers for Mediterranean aperitifs, whereas having fun with the lodge’s stylish vibe and fabulous sundown views, accompanied by the music of the home DJ.
  • Cavo Tagoo Resort Santorini is dwelling to 13 fashionable rooms & suites, lending the property an intimate boutique ambiance. All rooms and suites are tastefully furnished and  present such comforts as tv LCD/plasma display, luxurious rest room facilities, and complimentary, each day replenished minibars. Throughout my vacation, I used to be upgraded to the Grand Honeymoon Resort Suite, one of many lodge’s prime class rooms. The suite featured a bed room with kingsize mattress, an ensuite rest room with rain bathe, one sink and a rest room, in addition to a separate lounge space. The suite’s spotlight was its spacious outside patio with sunbeds and a big heated pool, providing terrific views of Santorini’s famed caldera and sundown.
  • Set towards the dramatic backdrop of the spell-binding caldera and the magnificent hues of the sundown, Cavo Togoo Santorini’s signature restaurant Vezené is a Greek impressed bistro and open hearth grill. Rating among the many greatest eating places on the island, the eating venue is lead by Ari Vezené, one among Greece’s most influential cooks. Born in New York and raised by Greek immigrants, Ari is the self-taught chef/butcher who garnered widespread popularity of pairing conventional Greek recipes with complete animal butchery and intensive dry ageing on lamb, goat, and recreation, leading to advanced taste profiles. Meals on the restaurant is really nice, providing a mix of Greek, Mediterranean, and Southern European delicacies.
  • Cavo Tagoo Santorini is the sibling of Cavo Tagoo Mykonos, probably the most well-known 5-star lodge on the island of Mykonos. This super-trendy property includes a fabulous infinity pool, a surreal aquarium bar, spectacular sundown views, a world-class fantastic eating restaurant, and an intimate spa. Gently tumbling down a hill to the Aegean Sea, the lodge options 83 rooms and suites, furnished within the stylish white and minimalist model that the Cycladic islands are well-known for. Cavo Tagoo Santorini and Cavo Tagoo Mykonos will be simply mixed in a single and the identical itinerary since Santorini and Mykonos are linked by excessive pace ferry service (2 hours of journey time between each islands). Learn my evaluate of Cavo Tagoo Mykonos right here.
  • An tour on the resort’s non-public yacht – referred to as M/Y Cavo – is to not be missed. The yacht -a FJORD 44 mannequin – boasts a modern design, with a number of sitting areas (sunpads, cockpit desk, and cockpit benches) on its higher deck in addition to a trendy bed room on the decrease deck. The yacht is the right setting for a wide ranging journey alongside Santorini’s dramatic shoreline, the place you’ll be able to plunge into an out-of-this world coastal surroundings and witness the splendor of the magic hour because the world’s most well-known sundown paints the whole lot into crimson gold. Let the yacht’s skilled captain and devoted hostess cater to your very want and need, remodeling a non-public sundown cruise in Santorini to a charming expertise you’ll treasure for all times.

CONS & THINGS TO KNOW
  • Due to COVID19, breakfast is served à la carte with a reservation system (visitors want to order a time slot the day earlier than). Though scrumptious, breakfast is a relatively restricted affair with a choice of two dishes of your selection (that you might want to choose from a menu), one espresso and one juice.
  • There may be no health club at Cavo Tagoo Santorini and the lodge doesn’t have an onsite spa both, however massages will be organized both in-room or in a devoted spa room.
  • Through the day, the lodge may be very quiet, however that adjustments in direction of the late afternoon, when the lodge opens its pool deck (with bar and restaurant) to non-guests, leading to a classy, partygoing but in addition crowded environment. Resort visitors lounging on the sunbeds are requested to decorate up round one hour earlier than sundown (or alternatively, you might all the time retreat to the pool or Jacuzzi of your individual room).
  • As nearly all resorts on Santorini, Cavo Tagoo is a seasonal property, opening between April and October. Reserve properly upfront to keep away from any disappointment because it’s a vastly standard place.

MY VERDICT
  • Location: 9/10
  • Design: 9/10
  • Pool: 9/10
  • Rooms: 8/10
  • Meals: 9/10
  • Breakfast: 8/10
  • Spa: not relevant
  • Service: 9/10
  • Worth for cash: 8/10
  • General expertise: superb 8.6/10

TIPS FOR FUTURE GUESTS & SAVE MONEY
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BEST TIME TO VISIT

The very best time to go to Santorini is spring and fall when the climate’s heat and the crowds are few. Like the entire Cyclades, Santorini welcomes probably the most guests throughout the summer time, so that you’ll have to make your reservations no less than two months upfront to journey then.


HOW TO GET THERE

Cavo Tagoo Santorini is positioned a 20 minute drive from Santorini’s ferry port and a 30 min drive from Santorini (Thira) Nationwide Airport. The airport is served by most European charters and a few full-service and low-cost airways in vacationer season (click on right here for a direct hyperlink to their web sites), however has no direct abroad connections.


PHOTOS

Beneath is a choice of my images of Cavo Tagoo Santorini. To view extra lodge images (together with meals), click on right here.

HOTEL ENTRANCE
RECEPTION AREA
RECEPTION AREA
POOL DECK
POOL DECK
POOL DECK
POOL DECK
POOL DECK
VEZENE RESTAURANT
VEZENE RESTAURANT
VEZENE RESTAURANT
VEZENE RESTAURANT
GRAND HONEYMOON POOL SUITE
GRAND HONEYMOON POOL SUITE
GRAND HONEYMOON POOL SUITE
GRAND HONEYMOON POOL SUITE
GRAND HONEYMOON POOL SUITE
SUITE WITH HOT TUB
SUITE WITH HOT TUB
SUITE WITH HOT TUB (VIEW)
SUITE WITH HOT TUB (SUNSET)
CAVO TAGOO SANTORINI AT NIGHT
CAVO TAGOO SANTORINI AT NIGHT
CAVO TAGOO SANTORINI AT NIGHT

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