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Hotel Review: Destino Pacha Mykonos

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Mykonos has long been a magnet for the hedonistic sun seeker, but this new adults-only boutique hotel offering offers a vibe that can’t be found elsewhere, says Nicole Smallwood

Hotel Review: Destino Pacha Mykonos

Destino Pacha Mykonos

Destino Pacha Mykonos opened its doors last summer, bringing with it that unique Pacha spirit to its first destination outside Spain. Its clifftop location, five minutes’ drive from the ferry or 20 minutes from the airport, overlooks the dazzling Aegean Sea Agios Stefanos Beach, and the whitewashed buildings of Mykonos Town, making it the hottest new address on the island.

More laidback than its Balearic cousin, the 34 rooms – scattered around the stone-built property – are all beautifully appointed in soft, neutral tones and range from standard ‘Destino rooms’ to the super-smart ‘Cherry Suite’. There are two pools, but it’s around the infinity pool (with its jaw-dropping views) that will see you get into the groove at the weekly sunset pool party, where a roster of world-famous DJs or live acts perform to get the party started. Music though is integral to a stay here with inhouse DJs keeping the vibe going throughout the day and into the evening.Destino Pacha Mykonos

Come daytime, lounge in the glorious Mykonian sunshine under a shady poolside cabana and when you’re feeling peckish, head to the all-day restaurant, which serves up deliciously tempting Mediterranean dishes for whatever mood you’re in. The spa will soothe away any sore heads from the night before with a raft of massages.

But it’s at dinnertime that Pacha really comes into its own. The poolside setting transforms when the sun goes down and you can enjoy spankingly fresh seafood enhanced by the DJs’ uplifting beats and a mesmeric view of the twinkling lights of Mykonos.

Destino Pacha MykonosA short taxi ride away to the Old Town, make a booking at Lio, which will be joining Pacha Mykonos for its second season. This super-glamorous cabaret dining experience offers incredible performances from world-class dancers, acrobats and singers in an outdoor venue that can host up to 300 people in a stunning courtyard surrounded by olive trees.

Completing Pacha Group’s Mykonos experience this summer is the acquisition of the renowned Ftelia Beach Club which will reopen on 1 June. Located on one of Mykonos’ most untouched beaches, it’s the ultimate barefoot island hangout and will attract big-name DJs throughout the summer season.

Book it: Room rates start from €260 per night on a B&B basis. destinopachamykonos.com

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