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Retreat Beachclub sits amongst the hillsides of the Greek mainland, close to the pretty harbour town of Sivota. Around every corner, the breath-taking, panoramic views across the Ionian Sea are revealed in their full glory, as the rooms, bar and restaurant are perched high above a sheltered bay and an array of beaches.
We have a new format at the Retreat Beachclub, designed with Active Families and Adults in mind. There are new facilities galore and an exciting activity programme that plays to the strengths of this ever-popular beachclub for you to enjoy. The Neilson team will be running the watersports, cycling, tennis and fitness programme, whilst our partners, Powered by Playitas, run the hotel and hospitality side.
The beachclub has equipment for children aged eight and over so they can enjoy the activities with their families, be it tennis rackets or paddles for smaller hands, or bikes for shorter legs, we will be able to get you all active together! We also have family sessions for children aged eight and over to enjoy with their families, whilst those aged 13 and over can join in with any group tuition they prefer.
We're taking fitness to the next level with facilities that are unparalleled across our beachclub programme. There’s a superb, fully-equipped air-conditioned gym and studio, outdoor CrossFit area, outdoor yoga platform and a shaded amphitheatre for group classes. We’ll be making the most of these facilities with up to 15 classes per day including yoga, interval training, spin and TRX.
Fitness takes centre stage with a brand new fitness focus offering something for everyone, from those starting their fitness journey to gym regulars and competitive athletes. The air-conditioned custom-built gym and indoor fitness studio is spacious and equipped to Olympic training standards with weight machines, free weights, cardio machines and a stretch/relax area.
There's a small outdoor yoga and stretch platform plus a larger shaded amphitheatre for group fitness classes. Classes include High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and Spin, or you can improve flexibility and strength with BODYBALANCE™️, work on endurance and stamina with Boxercise, stretch and relax plus so much more. With over 100 classes per week, we’re confident you’ll find your favourite way to work out.
The Retreat is one of our best clubs for biking. There's rocky tracks, green valleys, steep climbs, wonderful views, coastal tracks and technical single track – something for just about everybody. If road riding is your thing, there are some great long rides, how does 80km of rolling coastal road with inland climbs and long descents to Parga and back sound?
There are three tennis courts with plenty of inclusive coaching from the tennis team for all abilities and free play too. The three padel courts are brand new, play is mainly in doubles format and the whole court is used, meaning that the ball is always in play. The rules are broadly the same as tennis and groups of mixed age and abilities can easily play together. Organised padel sessions with one of our coaches are included in the cost of your holiday, but there is a small supplement for free play sessions. There is also a multisport court for basketball and 5-a-side football.
We provide a selection of adult and child rackets from Babolat.
This is one of our most popular beachclubs for water skiing and wakeboarding and it's easy to see why. The bay is sheltered, and the water is nice and flat, so there's no excuse not to get out there and give it a go. Whether it’s your first time or your 100th time we’ll make sure you get the most from your time behind the boat.
The Retreat Beachclub is a perfect teaching and learning environment, and we will be offering our own paddle tuition sessions throughout the week. Kayakers and stand up paddle boarders will love exploring the small offshore islands, caves and rocky coastline.
The typical wind force ranges from 1-2 all season, with calm waters most of the time - perfect for paddle sports, water skiing and wakeboarding.
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 Retreat 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.
There are several dining and drinking spaces including a new alfresco area to the restaurant where you can enjoy a delicious meal while soaking up the sea views. As with all other areas of the beachclub, the views from the restaurant and pool bar are lovely. The pool bar is a good meeting point and is always a hive of activity with people chatting about the day over a coffee, cocktail or beer.
New at the Retreat we have flexible dining. You choose the board basis to suit you with half board (breakfast and lunch) and full board available. Full board is available for a supplement of £95 per week for 15 years and over and £45 per week for 2-14 years. Whichever you choose you'll find locally sourced produce focussing on Mediterranean classics and plenty of it too.
The rooms are light and bright, all have a balcony or terrace and most have great views over the Ionian Sea. Garden rooms are shady and peaceful, while hotel rooms are located closer to the restaurant. There are also some premium rooms; built recently, they have a contemporary design with modern furnishings.
Choose from twin, double, triple, family or interconnecting rooms. Each has a shower, air conditioning, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, TV, safe, hairdryer and beach towels. There is free Wi-Fi in the public areas and in most of the rooms.
Families, especially those with older children will love the sports facilities. Sporty kids will enjoy the watersports, cycling and fitness. Older teens will enjoy the low-key town of Sivota.
We’ve moved away from the usual range of kids’ clubs, lunchtime and evening care at Retreat Beachclub. Instead, there’s a focus on activities for families to do together. Our activity team will organise a jam-packed programme of family-friendly paddle board, kayak, cycling and tennis sessions for you and your children to enjoy with each other. We will be providing equipment suitable for children aged eight and over so that they can join you on the tennis courts, paddle boards and bikes; while children aged 13 and over can join the adult teaching sessions.
You'll love this lovely part of mainland Greece. The small village of Sivota is a 10-minute walk (heading home is uphill, so may take a little longer!). There's a laid back atmosphere with a great choice of bars and restaurants. Take a walk along the harbour front where you'll see visiting yachts and the local fishing boats bobbing about.
Parga is close by, a little more touristy than Sivota, but still worth a visit. As well as a 14th-century Venetian castle, it's got some great restaurants, cafés and shops. We organise a coach trip to Parga on one of the non-inclusive evenings.
Further afield, boat trips are available to Paxos and Antipaxos. Gaios on Paxos is an exquisite miniature world, with quaint 19th-century houses lining narrow, cobbled lanes. The smaller island of Antipaxos is equally special with beautiful remote beaches and little coves.
10-night holidays arrive on a Sunday and depart on a Wednesday. 11-night holidays arrive on a Wednesday and depart on a Sunday. There’s a welcome meeting on Thursday morning for 11-night guests. If you’re on a 10-night holiday you will join the Monday morning welcome meeting with our 7 and 14-night guests.
Hotel and flights
• Direct flights • Coach transfer (1hr 15mins) • Beachclub accommodation (151 rooms of which we have 61) • Wi-Fi in public areas and most rooms • Beach towels • Tea and coffee making facilities
Departure airports: London Gatwick, Manchester, Bristol or Edinburgh
Departure days: Sunday or Wednesday
Holiday duration: 7, 10, 11 & 14 nights
Arrival airport: Preveza (Aktio)
Flight duration: approx. 3 hours 35 minutes
Airlines: Titan Airways (ZT), Jet2 (LS), easyJet (EZY)
Transfer time: approx. 1hr 15mins
Sunday departure from London Gatwick with Titan Airways for 7, 10 or 14 nights
1st departure: Sunday 22 May / Last departure: Sunday 23 October
Outbound departure/inbound arrival time: 06:15/14:00
Wednesday departure from London Gatwick with easyJet for 11 nights
1st departure: Wednesday 25 May / Last departure: Wednesday 28 September
Outbound departure/inbound arrival time: 06:05/13:40
Sunday departure from Manchester with Jet2 for 7, 10 or 14 nights
1st departure: Sunday 22 May / Last departure: Sunday 23 October
Outbound departure/inbound arrival time: 06:50/15.05
Wednesday departure from Manchester with Jet2 for 11 nights
1st departure: Wednesday 25 May / Last departure: Wednesday 21 September
Outbound departure/inbound arrival time: 06:50/15:05
Sunday departure from Bristol with Jet2 for 7 or 14 nights
1st departure: Sunday 22 May / Last departure: Sunday 9 October
Outbound departure/inbound arrival time: 06:00/14:00
Sunday departure from Edinburgh with Jet2 for 7 or 14 nights
1st departure: Sunday 29 May / Last departure: Sunday 23 October
Outbound departure/inbound arrival time: 06:15/14:45
In-flight meals and drinks are not included, there is a buy on board 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.