Nestled along the northern shores of Rhodes, The Ixian Grand & All Suites stands as a beacon of tranquillity. As I ventured into this relaxing sanctuary, I embarked on a journey to discover the hidden spectacles of Greece.
Join me as I recount my experience at this wonderful retreat, where every suite is a haven of comfort, every meal an epicurean delight and every moment a testament to the art of hospitality. Welcome to The Ixian Grand & All Suites, where indulgence knows no bounds and paradise awaits.
Positioned by the shimmering Aegean Sea, Rhodes emerges as a destination that effortlessly weaves together the tapestry of history, natural beauty and Mediterranean allure.
Stepping onto this captivating island feels like a journey through time, where ancient ruins whisper tales of civilisations long past, and sun-drenched beaches invite you to surrender to their timeless charm. From the bustling streets of Rhodes Town, with its medieval grandeur, to the serene villages hidden in the island’s interior, every corner of Rhodes reveals a unique facet of its captivating personality.
It’s here where the past meets the present, and where the magic of Greece comes to life against a backdrop of azure skies and turquoise waters.
The Ixian Grand & All Suites
The Ixian Grand & All Suites is an all-inclusive adults only coastal retreat. Championing Rhodian hospitality and local producers, this hotel invites guests on a global culinary journey. The two bars inside The Ixian Grand & All Suites are equally enticing; offering an extensive menu of cocktails crafted from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.
For moments of complete relaxation, guests can book rejuvenating sessions at the hotel’s spa; where an array of facial and body treatments designed to invigorate the senses nourish the body and soothe the soul.
Beyond these impressive facilities and services, the resort enjoys a prime location just 7 kilometres from the historic treasures of Rhodes town and the Medieval City, and a brief 10-minute drive to Filerimos, one of Rhodes’ ancient cities. This proximity offers visitors the opportunity to wander through stone-carved alleyways, visit traditional fountains and explore museums, churches, boutiques and coffee shops, all set within the labyrinthine charm of the old town.
What sets this hotel apart is the inclusion of private pools and spa tubs in many of its rooms and suites. These exquisite additions offer guests a unique and intimate space to unwind, creating the perfect backdrop for cherished moments. Whether you’re savouring a glass of champagne under the stars or relaxing in your private spa tub with your loved one, these amenities are designed to make your stay truly memorable.
Our Beachfront Swim-Up Sea View Grand Suite
From the moment I landed at Rhodes International Airport, The Ixian Grand & All Suites’ commitment to a memorable guest experience was evident, starting with a personal car transfer to the hotel.
Stepping onto the sun-kissed shores of Ixia Beach, I found myself embarking on an alluring journey that would soon redefine my notion of coastal indulgence in Greece. As I set foot inside the hotel, the first impression that struck me most was the warm smiles of the staff. A palpable air of anticipation filled the space as if the hotel itself was eager to unveil its secrets and delights.
The suite seamlessly merged the panoramic Mediterranean Sea view with peace and comfort, setting the stage for an experience that was nothing short of exhilarating. What captured my heart immediately was the suite’s pièce de résistance: a private terrace that led directly to a luxurious pool, teasingly flowing into the boundless Aegean Sea. It was as if the living space and the sea had joined in perfect harmony, creating an effortless transition from indoors to the awe-inspiring outdoors.
Inside, the neutral tones allowed the azure sea to dominate the scene. The living area was inviting, while the bedroom offered serenity and restfulness. Yet, the real thrill lay in the ability to step right from the terrace into the cool pool waters. Whether you’re feeling an invigorating morning dip or a leisurely evening escape, this pool is truly a private aquatic playground. It felt like the sea was an integral part of the suite, always within reach.
Despite the many interesting things to do and explore in the area, the first thing on my agenda was nothing but pure relaxation on the terrace. As the sun dipped below the horizon, I found myself on a lavish lounger, savouring a refreshing beverage and soaking in the wonderful views. The ever-changing colours of the sky, mirrored in the water, created a visual spectacle that left me spellbound.
Lunch at Milonges Restaurant
With the sun casting a golden glow over the crystalline waters, it was time to experience lunch at Milonges restaurant. The most polite and attentive waiter Thomas took me to my table inside the spacious terrace, which was adorned with white linen.
I started my gastronomic journey with a staple Greek Salad, a dish that embodies the essence of the Greek Mediterranean diet, featuring ripe tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, kalamata olives and creamy feta cheese, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with oregano. For those seeking a taste of the sea, the Grilled Octopus is a must-try, beautifully charred and tender, showcasing the simplicity and excellence of Greek seafood.
For the main course, I tried the Lamb Kleftiko, a succulent masterpiece slow-cooked to perfection in parchment paper. It melts in your mouth, leaving behind an explosion of flavours from a combination of local herbs and spices. Complementing this menu is an extensive wine list featuring a variety of Greek and international wines.
After savouring the delightful appetisers and mouth-watering mains, one should not miss the opportunity to indulge in the restaurant’s selection of desserts. From the velvety Baklava to the rich and aromatic Greek coffee, each sweet treat at Milonges is an exquisite finale to your meal.
Dinner at Alazonia Restaurant
Alazonia Restaurant offers a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. A separate dining venue catering only to the guests of the hotel Suites, Alazonia provides a sophisticated setting that unveils the more exclusive side of dining.
The restaurant’s ambience is a blend of sophistication and intimacy, designed to elevate every meal into a memorable occasion. Whether dining inside to a captivating coastal backdrop or opting for the attractive alfresco set-up; each area of the restaurant flows with soft lighting, tasteful decor, and comfortable seating arrangements that make this restaurant an ideal setting for romantic dinners.
The ever-evolving menu and tasting options provide an adventurous dining experience. I tried a few craft dishes that tantalised my palate; including some zesty Asian-inspired starters to the delectable Mediterranean main courses. Every dish here is a testament to the culinary team’s artistry and creativity.
During my stay at The Ixian Grand & All Suites, I decided to treat myself to one of their hallmark full-body massages. The moment you step into the spa, the tranquil atmosphere wraps around you like a gentle caress. Soft, ambient lighting, the soothing aroma of essential oils and the harmonious sounds of nature create an environment that feels like a haven of serenity.
Before my full-body massage began, a trained therapist took the time to understand my preferences, any specific areas of tension and the level of pressure that I desired. Using a combination of techniques, such as Swedish, deep tissue and hot stone massages, my therapist was able to release tension, ease sore muscles, and induce a state of profound relaxation on my body. As their expert hands worked their magic, I could feel the stress and worries of the outside world melt away, leaving me in a state of bliss.
Things to do in Rhodes
Stegna Kozas — Nestled amidst the tranquil beauty of Stegna Beach, where the shimmering waters of the Aegean Sea kiss the shore.
Start your gastronomic voyage with a medley of Meze dishes, featuring vibrant and fresh ingredients that showcase the essence of Greek cuisine. The Tzatziki, with its creamy yoghurt base, grated cucumber and aromatic herbs, is a refreshing delight. The Dolmades, or stuffed vine leaves, are savoury parcels of rice and herbs, elegantly wrapped and served with a zesty lemon dressing.
For seafood enthusiasts, the menu offers an array of options. The catch of the day, cooked to perfection, showcases the restaurant’s commitment to sourcing the freshest ingredients.
Lindos — This captivating village on the island of Rhodes is a living testament to history and tradition. Its labyrinthine streets, ancient Acropolis and beautiful beaches offer a journey through time. The village’s traditional cuisine and welcoming locals complete the experience, making Lindos a timeless gem that enchants travellers seeking both history and Mediterranean beauty.
In a Nutshell
The Swim-Up Sea View Suite at The Ixian Grand & All Suites is not just a room; it’s a breathtaking invitation to experience Greek coastal luxury at its finest. It’s a place where the sea becomes an integral part of your stay, where you can bask in the Mediterranean breeze, relish the soothing sounds of the waves and immerse yourself in the essence of true coastal indulgence. In this retreat, modern luxury and the sea blend to create an unforgettable, exhilarating experience.
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