Buca Beach Club

Analipsi, Greece

What's included

  • Flights from Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Manchester or Birmingham
  • Return transfer
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast & lunch daily
  • Club board evening meals
  • Children's clubs (15-17years)
  • Neilson activities

  • Stay for 7, 10, 11 & 14-night holidays
  • Great for adults and families with older teens (15+)
  • Swimming pool (approx. 50m) with pool bar
  • 7 tennis courts (shared with Messini) & 2 pickleball courts
  • Restaurant with terrace
  • Treatment rooms
  • 57 rooms (including 4 single rooms)
  • 20 minute transfer

  • Dinghy sailing & windsurfing
  • Water skiing & wakeboarding
  • Kayaking
  • Paddle boarding
  • Fitness platform, fitness studio & indoor cycling studio
  • Yoga and fitness classes
  • Road cycling
  • Mountain biking
  • Electric bikes
  • Tennis & pickleball
  • Climbing wall (at Messini)

Buca Beach Club faces the wide, sandy bay at Analipsi Beach, with the mountains that hug the bay providing a dramatic backdrop. Sitting alongside our popular Messini Beach Club, Buca Beach Club shares activity areas with Messini, but the main hotel, bar, restaurant and pool areas are for adults and families with older teens (15+).

With only 57 rooms, a minimalist design and a stylish restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Buca Beach Club is a small hotel with a boutique vibe. There's a beautiful glass-sided swimming pool with day beds sitting in the water, and shaded cabanas lining the pool where our team will bring you refreshments as you lounge.

After a day of activity, the hydro spa, with a sauna, steam room, and hot and cold plunge pools is just perfect. So, why not spoil yourself with a treatment or two?

To top off a wonderful day, head to the stylish restaurant for a delicious meal cooked up by our talented chefs. There's an extensive wine list including a premium selection - ask our waiters for a recommendation, they'll be more than happy to help.


Beach Club map

Water activities

If you're into your water sports you will love Buca Beach Club. Dinghy sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking and paddle boarding are all included - these activities are shared with guests at Messini Beach Club.

Dinghy sailing and windsurfing

As the day goes on, the wind really starts to pick up. From lunchtime onwards, dinghy sailors and windsurfers head to the beach to make the most of the large sailing area. There's group RYA tuition available in both if you need it or else chat with one of the instructors who will help you get on the water.

Dinghy sailing equipment: Topper Topaz 16, RS Cat 16, Laser Dart 16, Laser Bahia, Topper Argo, Laser Pico, RS Zest, Laser 1

Windsurfing equipment: a range of beginner, intermediate (160-130 litres) and shortboards from manufacturers Starboard, Fanatic and RRD. Start rigs for beginners (2.5m / 3.5m / 4.5m); adult rigs (4m - 8.2m).

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Water skiing and wakeboarding

If you head out before breakfast, you’ll find the bay is usually nice and flat for some water skiing or wakeboarding and we include up to 2 free tows per person per week (3 if you're on a 10 or 11-night holiday), there's really no excuses not to give it a go.

If you want more water skiing and wakeboarding you can pre-book beginner and intermediate upgrade packs for £175 per person.

On the water, we have the Ski Nautique 200 and 206 and a range of skis, boards, mono skis and wakeskates.

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kayaking and paddle boarding

Late morning is the perfect time for kayaking or the chance to head out on the paddle boards, both are the perfect way to explore the bay under your own steam.

Equipment: Gemini single and double sit-on-top kayaks; wave kayaks, Red Paddle Co paddle boards (10'8") and XXL paddle board (8 person).

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Land activities

Choose from mountain biking, road cycling, tennis, pickle ball, climbing on the climbing wall, yoga, indoor cycling and a range of fitness classes - all are included.


The extensive cycling programme at Buca Beach Club means it doesn’t matter whether road biking or mountain biking is your thing. Lemon and olive groves stretch past technical climbs and long swathes of open, winding roads.

Joining guests at Messini Beach Club, you can take part in guided rides, or check out some of our favourite routes on Strava and explore at your own pace.

With new road, mountain and electric bikes available, the rides have never been better.

Mountain bikes: Trek X-Caliber 9 MTB (2023) in a range of sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL)

Road bikes: Trek Domane AL4 (2023) in a range of sizes (44, 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60)

Electric bikes: Trek Powerfly 4

Premium road bikes: Trek bikes with carbon frame in a range of sizes (47, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60 and 62cm) are available to reserve for your exclusive use, with a custom set-up and routes uploaded to your Garmin upon request, all for just £95 per person per week.

If you've got cycling shoes with cleats and are planning on bringing them with you, we advise that you should also bring your own pedals. That way, they are guaranteed to fit.

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Tennis and Pickleball

Back at the club, you’ll find one of our best tennis facilities, with a total of 7 newly resurfaced tennis courts shared between Buca and Messini Beach Clubs. There's group coaching included every day and plenty of time set aside for free play.

If you want to get more from your tennis, play regularly back home, understand the rules of the same and have a good level of fitness the premium tennis package could be the thing for you. The premium tennis package offers intensive coaching in small groups of 8, including 2 hours of group coaching, super drill sessions for 5 days, and a 30-minute private coaching session. Available for a supplement.

Additionally, we offer Pickleball, a combination of badminton, tennis, and table tennis, on two new courts.

We provide a selection of adult and child rackets from Wilson.

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There's a climbing wall (which is also a shared facility) located at Messini Beach Club. There's inclusive daily instruction on the wall or you can pay a little extra and go rock climbing at the beautiful site of Kardamili (approx. one hour away).

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Fitness and swimming

A yoga area in the grounds of Buca Beach Club with classes in small personal groups, means you can make the most of the laid-back vibe.

Your instructor will focus on developing flexibility, strength and balance while exploring different variations of yoga including Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga.

If high energy is more your thing, stroll over to Messini Beach Club, where we have a full range of fitness classes. There's also a functional fitness studio with rig, slam balls, core bags, med balls, dumbells, resistance bands and more plus a dedicated indoor studio and Les Mills BODYPUMP™️ classes.

Cool off in the glass-sided swimming pool or for a little extra you can sign up for some swim coaching.

More on strength and conditioning, yoga, cardio fitness, and swimming.

Wind conditions

The wind typically picks up around midday, blowing on-shore most days, with cross on-shore conditions on windier days. The typical wind force ranges from 3-4 with the most consistent conditions in June, July and August.

Rest and relaxation

The wellness area and hydro spa located in a cool relaxing part of the Beach Club offer the chance to step out of the sun and wind down. Entry to the spa is free and includes use of the sauna, steam room, plunge pools, showers and loungers.

Book yourself a little treat with one of our therapists, such as a massage, facial or manicure, (some of our spa treatments are available to pre-book with savings on the in-resort prices).

More on beauty treatmentsrecovery and relaxation massage.

Food and drink

For breakfast and lunch, you can enjoy a leisurely meal from the extensive buffet, or if activities are calling you just grab something and go! If breakfast in bed is more your thing, a continental breakfast of pastries, preserves, fruit, yoghurt, juice and coffee can be delivered to your room.

At the end of the day, the pool bar is the perfect spot for a pre-dinner cocktail, when you’re ready to eat head to the restaurant and choose from a delicious buffet-style selection of traditional Greek dishes prepared by our talented chefs.

The number of inclusive evening meals depends on the number of nights you will be staying.

- Stay 3 or 4 nights and get 2 evening meals.
- Stay 7 nights and get 4 evening meals.
- Stay 10 or 11 nights and get 6 evening meals.

Inclusive meal nights are Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 

There's a premium wine list to select from to go with your lunch or evening meal and we offer complimentary wine tasting one evening per week.

On Thursday evening, there is a non-inclusive seafood BBQ at the pool bar. On Friday and Sunday, daily specials are served on the restaurant terrace with our non-inclusive Fresko menu. 

Or you can head out to one of a handful of local tavernas further along the beach or ask us to arrange a meal for you at one of the great restaurants in Kalamata. All non-inclusive meals are charged for and will be added to your room tab.


The modern design of Buca Beach Club means that most rooms face the pool with a balcony or terrace so you can enjoy the stunning sea view (some rooms look over the back of the Beach Club, across fields towards the mountains).

The rooms (the majority of which are spacious twins or doubles) have a simple stylish elegance to them and are finished to a very high standard. If you're travelling solo, there are 4 single rooms available without a single supplement. And if you're looking for a touch of luxury we have a couple of suites.

Fancy a lie-in? Then continental breakfast can be delivered to your room (on request). There are also Nespresso coffee machines in all rooms, so you can start each day with a perfect cup of coffee on your balcony.

Each room has air conditioning, a fridge, Nespresso coffee machines, telephone, TV, safe, beach towels and hairdryer. There's free Wi-Fi in the public areas and most of the rooms.

Local tourist taxes are payable by you when you check out of Buca Beach Club. The charge is €10 per room per night (correct as of March 2024).

Families and children

Buca Beach Club is suitable for families with older children aged 15+. Any children who want the Neilson children's club experience will join in with the fun at our Wave Riders and TAG clubs which are based at Messini Beach Club (which is next door) or can take part in the adult tuition sessions.

10 and 11-night holidays

Activity sessions can be booked in the welcome meetings, with taster windsurf and dinghy sailing sessions for complete beginners. If you want to water ski or wakeboard you'll get 3 inclusive tows (weather conditions permitting and non-transferable). For both 10 and 11-night holidays, evening meals are included for 6 evenings.

Local area

Step outside Buca Beach Club and you'll know you're in rural Greece as the immediate area is fairly sleepy. Steeped in history and tradition, there are many places to visit and discover, with lush verdant valleys, endless sandy beaches, hidden coves and sheltered bays as well as small rural villages set into the slopes of the Taygetus Mountains.

In contrast, the lively, cosmopolitan city of Kalamata has a lot going on. The dramatic Taygetus Mountain range frames the city and the waterfront is lined with tavernas, restaurants and bars.

Culture vultures will be in their element. You could catch a play or musical performance in the open-air venue of the historic ‘Castle of Isabeau'. The old town around the Kastro is beautiful with lots of interesting shops to explore. If you can time your trip so that you visit on a Wednesday or Saturday then you will be able to enjoy market day, a spectacular display of fresh produce from the region. To make the most of this great city, join us on a walking tour, you will be shown around by an experienced local guide who will share their local knowledge and enthusiasm for this beautiful city (payable locally).


Dyros Caves

Only discovered in 1958 the Dyros caves were found to contain ceramics, tools, silver and bones dating all the way back to the Neolithic age. A visit to the caves is made extra special by the presence of the underground lake, you take a small boat into the cavern and complete the journey on foot.


Ancient Messenia

Just 20 minutes from Messenia itself you will find the hidden archaeological site of ancient Messini. Built into the foothills of Mount Ithomi, surrounded by Mount Eva and Mount Psoriari. This fortified city protected the ancient Messenians for countless years and parts of the original outer wall from the summit along the mountains ridge remain today complete with several of the original lookout towers. You can follow the remains through the olive groves and past orchards or visit the archaeological museum and discover more about the history of ancient Greece.


Poliliminio Waterfalls

Walk for about 3 kilometres through olive groves and vineyards to the waterfalls and lake formations at the base of the falls. From the waterfalls, you can follow the gorge downhill, where you end up in a cave. The waterfalls are the perfect spot to see some local wildlife (there are butterflies in abundance) and cool off with a swim.


Costa Navarino Golf Course

This is a world-class waterfront course on a gently sloping hillside. There are two courses including the Dunes course, designed by former Ryder Cup captain and US Masters Champion, Bernhard Langer. It is the first 18-hole signature-designed golf course in Greece. If this sounds like something you'd like to try, our reception team have all the details, can book your tee-times and arrange a taxi to the course

Your holiday includes...

Hotel and flights

  • Direct flights
  • Resort transfer (20 mins)
  • Accommodation
  • Wi-Fi in public areas and in most rooms
  • Beach towels
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Temple Spa toiletries

Food and drink

  • Breakfast and lunch every day
  • Club board evening meals
  • Water, tea and coffee with inclusive meals

Land activities

  • Tennis with coaching
  • Pickleball
  • Mountain biking with guiding
  • Road cycling with guiding
  • Fitness classes
  • Yoga and stretch classes
  • Climbing wall with tuition
  • Fitness studio
  • Indoor cycling
  • Volleyball

Water activities

  • Dinghy sailing with tuition
  • Windsurfing with tuition
  • Kayaking
  • Paddle boarding
  • Water skiing
  • Wakeboarding
  • 50m swimming pool


  • Wave Riders (15yrs)
  • TAG (16-17yrs)

And what's extra...

  • Spa treatments
  • Any meals and drinks not included above
  • Activity upgrades and private tuition
  • Excursions
  • Room supplements and upgrades
  • Accommodation tourist taxes (€10.00 per room per night).

Travel info

  • Departure airports: Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Manchester or Birmingham
  • Departure day: Sunday, Tuesday or Wednesday
  • Holiday duration: 7, 10, 11 and 14 nights
  • Arrival airport: Kalamata (KLX)
  • Flight duration: approx. 3 hours 50 minutes
  • Airlines: British Airways (BA), EnterAir (ENT), Jet2 (LS)
  • Transfer time: approx. 20 minutes

In-flight meals and drinks are not included, there is a buy-onboard service. All flight timings are based on the 24-hour clock system. Flight timings are given for guidance, are provisional and will be submitted for approval by UK and overseas scheduling committees. Luggage allowance varies by airline. Your ticket will show your flight's final timings and luggage allowances.