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Buca Beachclub (adult only)

Your holiday includes
  • Flights from Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham or Bristol
  • Return transfer
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast & lunch daily (à la carte on request & buffet)
  • Four à la carte evening meals weekly
  • Neilson activities
About the beachclub
  • 7, 10, 11 & 14-night holidays
  • Exclusively for adults
  • Swimming pool (approx. 50m) with pool bar
  • Seven tennis courts (shared with Messini)
  • 57 rooms (including 4 single rooms)
  • 20 minute transfer
Activities at the beachclub
  • Tennis
  • Yoga & fitness
  • Mountain biking
  • Road cycling
  • Dinghy sailing & windsurfing
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Kayaking
  • Water skiing & wakeboarding
  • Climbing wall

Our adult-only beachclub means if you love the idea of a Neilson holiday, but also like the idea of child-free downtime, with some exclusive treats and extras, including pillow menus, luxury duvet and bed linen, a fridge stocked with wine and beer and a Nespresso coffee machine in your room, Buca Beachclub may just be the one for you!


With only 57 rooms, a minimalist design and a new à la carte restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it's a small hotel with a boutique vibe. There's a beautiful glass-sided swimming pool with day beds sitting in the water, where our staff will bring you complimentary refreshments as you lounge, (they'll even clean your sunglasses if you ask). If you'd rather while away the hours on the beach, they'll bring drinks to you there too! Change it up a little and slide into the outdoor hot tub, or while away the hours on one of the sumptuous daybeds.

Need to soothe your muscles? Head to the newly refurbished hydro spa, with sauna, steam room, and hot and cold plunge pools. Why not spoil yourself with a treatment or two?

To top off a wonderful day, head to the stylish à la carte restaurant for a delicious three-course 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.
Sitting alongside our popular Messini Beachclub,  Buca Beachclub faces the wide, sandy bay at Analipsi Beach, with the mountains that hug the bay providing a dramatic backdrop. Buca Beachclub shares activity areas with Messini Beachclub, but the main hotel, bar, restaurant and pool areas are strictly adult-only.




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Activities on the water

If you're into your water sports you will love Buca Beachclub. Dinghy sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding are all included on your holiday to Buca Beachclub, these water based activities are shared with guests at Messini Beachclub.

If you head out before breakfast, you’ll find the bay is usually nice and flat for some water skiing or wakeboarding and as we include up to two free tows per person per week (three 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 £150 per person.



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

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 to one of the instructors who will help you get on the water.

Water sports equipment

Windsurfing: 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)

Dinghy sailing: Laser Pico; Laser 1; RS 16 catamaran; Topper Topaz (16CX, 14CX, Omega, Argo); Hartley 10.

Water skiing and wakeboarding: Ski Nautique 200 and 206 and a range of skis, boards, mono skis and wake skates.

Kayaking and stand up paddle boarding: Gemini single and double sit on top kayaks; Red Paddle Co stand up paddle boards (10'8") and XXL stand up paddle board (8 man).

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.

Activities on the shore

Choose from mountain biking, road cycling, tennis, climbing on the climbing wall, yoga and a range offitness classes - all are included.

The extensive cycling programme at Buca Beachclub 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 Beachclub, you can take part in guided rides, or check out some of our favourite routes on Strava and explore at your own pace.


Back at the club, you’ll find one of our best tennis facilities, with a total of seven courts shared between Buca and Messini Beachclubs. 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. Available for a little extra, you will receive intensive coaching in small groups of eight. 


There's a climbing wall (which is also a shared facility) located at Messini Beachclub. 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).


An adult-only yoga area in the grounds of Buca Beachclub with two classes per day, held 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 Beachclub, where we have a full range of fitness classes.  Sweat it out and push your body to the limit or get to work toning your body with strength and conditioning classes. You'll end your holiday looking and feeling great.


Mountain bikes: Boardman BikesMHT 8.8 in a range of sizes (small, medium, large, x-large) 

Road bikes: Boardman Bikes SLR 8.9 in a range of sizes (x-small, small, medium, large, x-large)

Adventure bikes: Boardman Bikes ADV 8.9 in a range of sizes (small, medium, large, x-large)

Hybrid bikes: Boardman Bikes HYB 8.8 in a range of sizes (small, medium, large, x-large)

Premium road bikes: Boardman Bikes SLR 9.2 with carbon frame in a range of sizes (x-small, small, medium, large, x-large) are available to reserve for your exclusive use, with a custom set up 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.

Tennis: a selection of adult and child rackets from Babolat.


Activity planners

Whatever you want to do on your holiday we're here to help you enjoy as many activities as possible. Take a look at an example of the activity planner for Buca Beachclub here and start thinking about how your holiday will shape up!  The planner is intended as a guide only and is subject to change.

Rest and relaxation

The wellness area and hydro spa located in a cool relaxing area of the beachclub, offers 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 out therapists, it could be a massage, facial or manicure, (some of our spa treatments are available to pre-book with savings on the in resort prices). There's also a lily garden and outdoor wellness area with hot tub, day beds and relaxation area. For a little extra, treat yourself to some time in the hot tub with a glass or two of bubbles, strawberries and massage treatment (bookable locally, subject to availability).

Food and drink

If you enjoy a more refined dining experience, you will love what we’ve done at Buca Beachclub.  There’s a stylish à la carte restaurant (where all meals are served), with a professional team of waiters to look after your every need.

For both breakfast and lunch, you can choose to eat from the à la carte menu (on request) and enjoy a leisurely meal served at your table, or if activities are calling and you just want to grab something and go there’s an extensive buffet waiting for you. 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, and for a little extra, the daily newspapers too.



At the end of the day, the pool bar is the perfect spot for a pre-dinner cocktail and when you’re ready to eat head to the à la carte restaurant (with a mixture of indoor and al fresco dining). On five evenings you can choose from our à la carte menu of delicious, locally inspired dishes prepared by our talented chefs - think Beef Carpaccio with truffle oil and shaved Parmesan followed by grilled swordfish fillet with olive and lemon and to finish, Greek walnut cake with vanilla ice cream. On the remaining two evenings the restaurant serves an extensive buffet menu. There's a premium wine list to select from to go with your lunch or evening meal and complimentary wine tasting each evening.

At Buca Beachclub we’ve designed a dining plan that’s flexible to suit you. The restaurant is open six evenings per week, there aren't any set days for your inclusive evening meals; it's flexible and you choose the nights you want to dine in (please book at reception for dinner). If you're on a one or two-week holiday your evening meal is inclusive on four nights per week. Guests staying for 10 or 11-nights can join us for the evening meal on six nights.

On non-inclusive evenings, dine à la carte in the restaurant, 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 the beachclub 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 beachclub, 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 four single rooms available without a single supplement. We also have a couple of suites that we can honestly say are the best rooms in any of our beachclubs – simply stunning! We want you to drift off and have the best nights sleep, so all beds come complete with luxury mattress toppers, duvets and bed linen plus there's a choice of pillows - sweet dreams.



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

Each room has air conditioning, pre-stocked fridge (beer, wine and soft drinks - replenished weekly), Nespresso coffee machines, telephone, TV, safe, spa gift pack, bathrobe and slippers, beach towels and hairdryer. There's free Wi-Fi in the public areas and in most of the rooms.

Tourist taxes are payable by you when you check out of your beachclub accommodation. Charges vary by destination and are currently between €1.50- €4 per room per night (prices correct as of August 2019 and subject to change). Taxes for children are age-dependent. To find out the most up to date tourist taxes for this beachclub please contact us.

Premium services at Buca Beachclub

Take advantage of the many additional services designed to enhance and make your stay at Buca Beachclub as comfortable and welcoming as possible. Services are complimentary unless stated otherwise.

• Nespresso coffee machines in all rooms

• Fridge in your room stocked with beer, wine and soft drinks (replenished weekly)

• Free bottled water in your room

• Pillow menu

• Luxury duvet and bed linen

• Luxury mattress toppers

• Bathrobe and slippers

• Free laundry (one bag per room, per week)

• Beach bags with towel and water bottle

• Pool butlers serving complimentary smoothie, fruit and afternoon cocktail

• Complimentary wine tasting

Local area

Step outside the beachclub 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 13th century ‘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 three 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 at a cave. The waterfalls are the perfect spot to see some local wildlife (there's butterfly's 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

10 and 11-night holidays

10-night holidays arrive on a Saturday and depart on a Tuesday, you will join the Sunday morning welcome meeting with our 7 and 14-night guests. 11-night holidays arrive on a Tuesday and depart on a Saturday, there’s a welcome meeting on Wednesday morning for 11-night guests.

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

Your holiday includes...

Hotel and flights

• Direct flights • Coach transfer (20 mins) • Beachclub accommodation •Wi-Fi in public areas and in most rooms • Beach towels • Nespresso coffee machine • Bathrobe and slippers • Fridge with wine and beer • Temple Spa toiletries

Food and drink

• Breakfast every day • Lunch every day • Four à la carte evening meals weekly • Water, tea and coffee with inclusive meals

Shore based activities

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



Water based activities
• Dinghy sailing with tuition • Windsurfing with tuition • Kayaking • Stand up paddle boarding • Water skiing • Wakeboarding • 50m swimming pool
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 (from €1.50- €4 per room per night).

Travel info

Summer 2022

Departure airports
: London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham or Bristol
Departure day: Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Holiday duration: 7, 10, 11 and 14 nights
Arrival airport: Kalamata (KLX)
Flight duration: approx. 3 hours 50 minutes
Airlines: Titan Airways (ZT), easyJet (EZY), Jet2 (LS)
Transfer time: approx. 20 minutes

Saturday departure from London Gatwick with Titan Airways for 7, 10 or 14 nights
1st departure: Saturday 30 April / Last departure: Saturday 22 October
Outbound departure/inbound arrival time: 06:15/14:45

Tuesday departure from London Gatwick with easyJet for 11 nights
1st departure: Tuesday 10 May / Last departure: Tuesday 11 October
Outbound departure/inbound arrival time: 05:35/13:45

Sunday departure from Manchester with Jet2 for 7, 10 or 14 nights
1st departure: Sunday 1 May / Last departure: Sunday 23 October 
Outbound departure/inbound arrival time: 07:00/16:00

Wednesday departure from Manchester with Jet2 for 7 or 11 nights
1st departure: Wednesday 25 May / Last departure: Wednesday 12 October 
Outbound departure/inbound arrival time: 06:00/15:00

Sunday departure from Birmingham with Jet2 for 7 or 14 nights
1st departure: Sunday 15 May / Last departure: Sunday 2 October 
Outbound departure/inbound arrival time: 06:05/14:55

Friday departure from Bristol with Jet2 for 7 or 14 nights
1st departure: Friday 27 May / Last departure: Friday 7 October 
Outbound departure/inbound arrival time: 06:00/14:25

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. Your ticket will show the final timings of your flight and your luggage allowances.