Costa Navarino with Scott Dunn

I just realised that I have TOTALLY neglected my blog over  the summer despite many fab trips and thought it was about time I updated it.

Our first trip of the summer was to Greece try out Scott Dunn‘s new clubs for teenagers. It was madly luxurious – our rooms had private infinity pools, there was a hawk at breakfast to keep the little birds off the table – there was even an England football staying.

Costa Navarino is made up of two hotels, the Romanos (where we stayed) and the Westin, which each have their own pools and share a central square with shops, restaurants and bars.

The Romanos pool is a large, quiet infinity pool with a swim up bar/restaurant, while the Westin pool is arguably more family-friendly (ie less quiet) – there’s also a waterpark on the Westin side with slides and a bowling alley. The resort is quite big, but if you can’t be bothered to walk to the other side, you can always summon a golf buggy using WhatApp to take you.

The restaurants were varied and authentic feeling – including Greek, Italian, Moroccan, an amazing steakhouse and a seafood restaurant on the beach. A “dine around” system offers an allowance towards meals in any of the restaurants (for most, it didn’t need supplementing), or you can eat in the buffet restaurant.

Much as I would happily of spent the week on a lounger while attentive staff bring me new towels and cocktails (and indeed, I mainly did), the reason we were there is because I was writing about Scott Dunn’s new teenagers club “Crew” for The Telegraph. Which was brilliant – the kids did scuba diving, snorkelling, wakeboarding and more. Even though it doesn’t offer the wrapround activities of companies such as Club Med or Mark Warner (for example, there is no evening programme), the quality of the activities more than made up for this.

It’s not a cheap holiday – but it’s definitely  good one.

Seven nights at The Romanos, Costa Navarino costs from £1,965 per person half-board. A week’s Crew activities costs £375. We travelled and stayed as guests of Scott Dunn.

About catherinecooper

Journalist and author specialising in travel with children. I write for several national publications and am author of Travelling with Children: A Parent's Guide. You can see some of my articles at
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