Messonghi, 490 84, Corfu, Greece, +30 2661 075631 $$$$

a view at dusk from the ionian eye design studio corfu

With unobstructed views of fluffy cotton-candy clouds dancing along the evening’s horizon, Ionian Eye Design Studios introduces guests to island life as it ought to be enjoyed: in peaceful ambiance.

The boutique resort of 19 accommodations emphasizes a guest-first attitude from booking to checkout. Poolside massage arrangements, beach towels, and individual necessities are all pointed out upon checkin. Value-added extras like breakfast-smoothies in bed are offered upfront. And, should you need anything further, it’s just a convenient call away.

Well appointed rooms sport Coco-Mat beds, topped with plush linens from Paris’ own Guy Laroche. The studios, of which there are 15, typically come with private balconies. The four suites feature oversized and well appointed decks, providing guests with the perfect place to enjoy a quick snack, or to share glasses of Greek Moschofilero Rose wine. The latter of which can be ordered by the bottle and brought to your room, for a nominal cost. 

Well behaved children over the age of 10 are allowed to accompany parents, otherwise, expect a select 20+ crowd and a particular preservation of calm not likely found elsewhere nearby. Exactly what you need when you wish to leave the ebb and flow of busy city life behind you in favour of a Grecian island getaway.

the pool bar at ionian eye with hotel blog Jamie

Located only a few moments’ walk from the beach, Ionian Eye offers an oasis away from the waterfront’s mass crowds while ensuring proximity to the former fishing town's main attraction: the Ionian. For those craving quality, yet simply prepared classic seafood dishes, Meraki Restaurant may just be your new favourite place to dine seaside. Offering hungry passerby’s a quaint, welcoming patio of cream and mint decor, it’s simple sophistication at its finest.

After an afternoon seaside, retire back at the Ionian Eye’s luxurious infinity pool and drinkery, sampling a variety of local specialties like Corfu Beer (all natural, and un-pasteurised), Grecian Wine, or made-fresh fruit smoothies.

Take in the sunset from the comfort of the spacious deck and stay a little longer after darkness falls to enjoy the brilliant lighting which will make it easy for you to find your way between bar, canopy, and hotel studio after dark.

Ionian Eye presents like a major top-end resort but with the penchant for hospitality that one may expect to find at a bed and breakfast.