We Love —
- This offer includes a fantastic range of activities in a stunning hillside setting - this Neilson break is perfect for an action-packed family trip
- Spend your days kayaking, playing tennis and mountain biking, exploring the surrounding tiny coves, green hills and secluded beaches
- Winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2013, 2014 and 2015, ensuring high quality throughout
Customer reviews —
Here to Help —
Booking 35 days in advance and spending over £500 per person? No need to pay in full today! Just select the 30% deposit option on our payment page (terms & conditions apply)
For any additional information on this offer or assistance in making your reservation please call one of our dedicated team on 0844 8262097 or email email@example.com.
Opening hours are Monday to Friday 08:00 – 21:00 and Saturdays & Sundays from 09:00 – 17:30.
Your Destination —
Further afield are boat trips to Paxos and Antipaxos. An hour south of Sivota is Parga; bursting with history the impressive 14th century castle reflects the town's varied history between the Venetians and Ottomans.
Your Hotel —
Throughout the hotel grounds, great attention has been paid to landscaping with an abundance of flowers and trees adding to the natural beauty of the setting. Due to the spectacular setting of the retreat, steps are a feature of the property, from the pool there are approximately 100 steps down to the waterfront and steps link all other areas of the retreat, including the rooms. A collection of beaches forms the edge of the watersports area and a shallow sand bar allows access to the sailing beach on the tiny island of Mourtemeno just opposite.
The Neilson Retreat also offers a range of exciting activities absolutely free of charge, including free tuition and free children clubs (2-17 years), guaranteeing an action packed break!
Please note: due to the location, this resort may not be suitable for guests with walking difficulties.
Children's play area
Split level restaurant with outdoor terrace and views over the sailing area
Swimming pool with terrace
Separate pool for infants
Decked sunbathing area
Wellness area with treatment rooms and gym
Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.
Your Room —
This offer is based on a Club Sea View Room
Sleeps Up To -
Each features a private, furnished balcony looking out to the sparkling sea, letting you enjoy moments of peace in a superb setting.
Room amenities include:
- Direct dial telephone
- Safety deposit box
- En-suite shower
- Balcony or small terrace
Please note: some in-room facilities may incur a surcharge payable locally
Your Board Basis —
This offer is based on a Club Board stay (daily breakfast, daily lunch and evening meals on selected days*)
One of the most enjoyable aspects of your holiday is al fresco dining, with the sea, beach and gardens providing a stunning backdrop to your dining experience. The healthy lifestyle of Neilson holidays is reflected in the meals carefully prepared by the professional chefs.
On non-inclusive evenings, you are free to explore the local restaurants or you may prefer to stay at the club and enjoy a bar snack or bistro evening at the hotel's restaurant or bar.
Breakfast is served from 8am to 10am. There is a choice of fresh fruit, yogurt, juices, cereals, freshly made bread, local cheeses and preserves, as well as a variety of hot options cooked to order, such as pancakes and omelettes. If you fancy a lie-in, a continental style breakfast of tea, coffee, juice and pastries will still be available until 11am
The extensive lunchtime buffet served from 12pm to 2pm allows you the flexibility to enjoy a quick snack or a full sit down meal in the al fresco dining area. As an alternative, staff are happy to prepare you a packed lunch, enabling you to escape to a secluded beach for a picnic with family or friends.
Buffet style evening meals with a waiter service for drinks are available from 7pm to 9pm. Mineral water, plus tea and coffee are included with all meals. All other drinks are payable locally using a tab system so you don't have to worry about carrying cash around. You can either settle your bill every few days, or leave it until the end of your holiday
* Your inclusive evening meals are on the following days:
Your Time —
For the more energetic, the Retreat is a particularly good option for those looking to enjoy a comprehensive fitness programme. There is often a guided bike ride, fitball, gym and tennis sessions, as well as road bikes, swim coaching, a dedicated triathlon training camp and specialist yoga weeks. One of the most popular activities is to take a kayak and explore the secluded coves surrounding the club. In the afternoon the sailing area extends beyond the island for intermediates to make the most of the breeze further out.
Alternatively, for a supplement you can book a Day Sail where a qualified skipper escorts you during a day of sailing where you can sit and relax or get a taste of yacht sailing under the guidance of the skipper.
As the sun dips in the sky, informal games of volleyball are organised, either in the pool or on the sand court. For those who prefer a gentler pace there is table tennis, boules or maybe a relaxing massage in the spa area before a pre-dinner cocktail.
• 12 Gary Fisher mountain bikes (minimum age 9 years)
• 10 TREK Road Bikes
• Mile building rides
• Guiding and skills tuition
Waterskiing and Wakeboarding
• 2 ski boats including a wakeboard specific 206 open bow boat with tower
• A variety of skis and boards
• Waterskiing and wakeboarding is included
• 50 one and two seater kayaks plus 2 Canadian canoes
• 13 Laser Pico
• 7 Laser 1
• 4 Dart 16
• 1 RS 200
• 3 Laser Bahia
• 9 Laser Funboat
• 1 Laser 2000
• 1 Laser Vago
• 25 boards ranging from beginner to advanced
• 25 rigs (3.5-8m) plus junior rigs
Scuba diving and snorkelling
• A selection of snorkels and masks available to use
• Outdoor pool
• Separate infant pool
• Swim Coaching
• 4 floodlit tennis courts
• group coaching is included
Within the activity programme the resort offer a fully inclusive fitness coaching programme, the fitness coaches will put on a number of activities each day for you to take part in and if there is anything in particular that you really want to work on, just let the trainers know and they will be happy to accommodate.
Sessions that will be available throughout your stay include: Yoga, Zumba, Bootcamp, Pilates, Body Conditioning, Circuit Training and Fitball. For a small supplement, the Neilson team are also able to offer a personal training or nutritional plan and fitness assessments.
Health and Beauty
• Wellness rooms, relaxation and air conditioned indoor fitness area
• Treatments are available at a supplement
• A range of fitness classes including high energy, conditioning and toning plus chill out and wellbeing sessions
• Outdoor fitness platform
Please note: some facilities and activities may be payable locally.
Your Journey —
Flights: Flights are included direct to Preveza
Outbound: 15:40 - 21:15
Inbound: 22:00 - 22:40
OR 11 night departures:
Outbound: 07:00 - 12:30
Inbound: 22:00 - 23:40
Outbound: 08:20 - 13:55
Inbound: 14:45 - 16:15
Outbound: 12;00 - 17:40
Inbound: 18:55 - 20:40
All flight times are local.
Transfers: Shared transfers are included. The transfer time is approximately 1 hr 15 mins.
Please note: flight details are given as a guide only and may change. We will however notify you in advance if flights are more than 2 hours outside the time range given. Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable at time of booking.