Discover two specially designed hubs for children
Voted as the “Best Family Destination” in the Mediterranean and amongst Europe’s Starwood Hotels & Resorts, The Westin Resort Costa Navarino is the ideal destination for family getaways offering a plethora of children activities such as the wonderful Aqua Park with water slides, playground and recreational center including basketball court, ten – pin bowling, video arcades, cinema and ping pong. Apart from these, two specially designed hubs for children, Cocoon and SandCastle are added to the most innovative and supporting facilities for family holidays at the resort.
For children aged from 4 months to 3 years
Specially designed to cater to our youngest guests from 4 months to 3 years old, Cocoon offers a dedicated play area for your baby or toddler to enjoy and creates colorful memories through painting, collage, clay sculpture, drawing, role-playing and other activities. On a daily basis toddlers get engaged in non-competitive interactive sports which emphasize confidence like football, basketball, racquet sports, and golf.
*Kindly note that the operation of Cocoon may vary according to the season and all activities are offered on a fee.
For children aged from 4 years to 12 years
Constructed from wood with innovative design elements, SandCastle is like a children’s summer shelter. With spacious game areas, slides, design and drawing workshop and a theater style court yard, SandCastle promises to our younger guest to enjoy the best of their summer holidays. Children learn to communicate and share as well as to be part of a team through special activities and interactive games.
*Kindly note that the operation of SandCastle may vary according to the season and all activities are offered on a fee.
Play well and have fun
The recreational park offers a wide range of activities such as:
- The Aqua Park - fun for all ages with three slides and a play pool. The pool is heated from 1 March to 31 May and again from 1 October to end of November.
- Indoor Basketball, volleyball and badminton and table tennis
- The American Diner restaurant complete with a four lane bowling alley, pool tables, the indoor cinema and Playstation 3 consoles
*Kindly note that the operation of the recreational park may vary according to the season.
MORE KIDS ACTIVITIES
4-11 years old
Accompanied by trained specialists, kids explore the fascinating world of archaeology! They are learning ancient Greek history in a fun way, while digging to discover hidden artifacts, mirroring the process being undertaken by archaeologists, and are also schooled on the prehistoric secrets of ancient writing and code-breaking, making their own ancient Linear B Clay tablet to take home.
4-11 years old
Kids participate in an exciting journey of discovery and learn all about Messinian flora in a vegetable garden designed just for them! They plant seeds, 'feel' the ground and plant their own vegetables and herbs. Finally, they collect a range of seasonal fruits and vegetables and, together with the Chef, create their own dishes on the spot.
Fun, Sports, Activities & More
Costa Navarino is full of fun activities for teenagers, from beach volleyball & soccer to water-games & pool tournaments, bowling & billiard. Our Youth Club invites all teenage guests to join and make the best of their summer, meet new friends, share great moments, live the excitement, and bring back home amazing memories!
*Kindly note that the operation of the Youth Club may vary according to the season. Review the sample activities schedule >
COSTA NAVARINO GOLF EXPERIENCE
AN EXCITING CHALLENGE FOR ALL GOLFERS
Greece's first two signature golf courses
The Dunes Course
The impressive seaside Dunes Course was designed by former two times US Masters Champion and Ryder Cup captain Bernhard Langer in association with European Golf Design. The championship course, set in a landscape of diverse topography with spectacular sea and river views, incorporates some links-style features in areas closest to the sea, with tall dunes dividing some of the holes adjacent to the golden beach. Parts of the course venture into olive and fruit groves, while some holes run along a small river that meanders through the site.
The Clubhouse - The ideal setting to socialize
The welcoming 3,500 m2 Dunes clubhouse offers golfers the ideal setting to socialize and relax before or after play. A spacious open terrace affords superb, elevated views back over the course and the surrounding region.
Pro Shop - The latest golf equipment
The well-stocked Pro Shop offers the latest golf equipment, apparel and accessories from a range of international brands as well as Costa Navarino’s own clothing line.
Flame - Relax after your golf play
The Flame Bar & Restaurant is open all day offering traditional golfers’ fare. Helping you to enjoy your round of golf and offering relaxation and refreshment on the sun drenched terrace after your round.
THE BAY COURSE
Just a few minutes from Navarino Dunes, at the Navarino Bay development, the Bay Course offers an alternative set of challenges and choices in a quite different setting. Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Robert Trent Jones Jr, the par 71 course places a greater emphasis on strategic play and positional golf than The Dunes Course. The Seaside, Canyon, and Grove holes will provide striking contrasts that create a dramatic and memorable golf round.
NAVARINO GOLF ACADEMY
The goal of the Academy is to develop the game of golf in Greece, and provide professional golf tuition to players of every skill level. Extensive practice facilities are available to help golfers develop their game, including a well-appointed full-size Driving Range, Putting Green and Short-Game practice area.
Discover the unspoiled countryside
The Navarino Outdoor Academy makes full use of the unspoiled countryside around Costa Navarino to offer a full suite of exciting sports and other recreational activities. Whether your idea of fun is hiking, mountain biking, or climbing, Costa Navarino can offer you all of this, and to the highest of standards. Our experienced team of professionals will be on hand to provide any assistance needed, whether this means offering instruction and guidance to outdoor novices or working alongside experienced hikers, mountaineers or cyclists.
Cycling - Discover our cycling tours
Discover our cycling tours which will be tailored to suit from novice mountain bikers to experts. Our top-of-the-range mountain bikes available from the dedicated Bike Station will carry you along idyllic trails in style but are also well equipped to handle the most rugged terrain.
Hiking - Explore historical sites
Our carefully designed hiking tours give you the opportunity to exercise while at the same time discover the unique history and culture of the region. And there are plenty of sites of natural and historical interest to head for, such as the the sparkling waterfalls of Polylimnio and the impressive ruins of the 13th century fortress of Paleokastro.
Nordic walking - Test your stamina
Test your stamina along a sandy beach, a country path, a mountain track or through shaded woodland and experience the exhilaration in your soul as well as the benefits to your body. Combine this dynamic form of exercise with a visit to Voidokilia, voted one of the best beaches in the world.
Indoor Climbing Wall
Welcome to Navarino Rocks, the Indoor Climbing Wall of Costa Navarino. The 100sqm-climbing wall offers a big number of climbing routes both for beginner and advanced levels. Professional instructing team, quality facility and fun atmosphere provide a safe, welcoming and encouraging environment to our guests – children & adults! Ask also for regular climbing courses and private classes.
Climbing Experience at Proti Island
Come with us on the island of Proti, the new climbing spot in Greece! This tour is appealing for both, newcomers and experienced climbers, families and adventurers. A large number of climbing routes and stunning views are waiting for the visitors. And after the challenging climbing there is time for a jump into the refreshing and turquoise water of the Ionian sea.
PACK LIGHT STAY FIT
For a better you
We know that while you strive to maintain a daily exercise routine, it can often be difficult while traveling. Strict carry-on requirements make it harder to pack shoes creating additional challenges. Westin has partnered with New Balance to provide athletic shoes during your stay, for a nominal single fee of €5.00 for the use of the items. The socks are brand-new and yours to keep. The shoes are fresh and clean.
Upon departure, simply leave the shoes in your room to avoid being charged retail price.
Sleek, airy, and flooded with natural light, our WestinWORKOUT® Gym offers an inspiring environment for maintaining your exercise program. Facilities include an indoor heated pool 21m, two saunas, two steam rooms, whirlpool, relaxation room and locker rooms for winding down and freshening up after your efforts.
Additionally, fitness classes such as wake up gym, Pilates, Yoga, Aqua Gym and stretching are available each week, together with step, sirtaki and traditional dancing lesson and the run Westin. Kids and teens are also invited to participate as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
Personal training sessions are also available, tailor made to your needs and desires.
Navarino Racquet Academy
Nine exciting racquet sports
Our academy offers more racquet sports than any other of its kind in Europe. Try your hand at nine exciting racquet sports, from tennis and mini-tennis for kids, to squash, padel, beach tennis, speedminton, table tennis, badminton, and beach racquets. Lessons can be arranged for every playing level and age, whether you are looking to learn in a group, or on a one-to-one basis, while special services such as swing video analysis will help you not just to improve your performance but also gauge you mindset and enjoy your game for a second time by watching the action frame-by-frame.
Navarino Sea Under Water
by Aqua Divers Club
Discover the underwater secrets of the Ionian pirate's haven, Proti Island, with Navarino Sea by Aqua Divers Club, a PADI 5 Star IDC Resort. Underwater you can experience unique moments when scuba diving at the region’s many dive spots, accompanied by certified assistants and in compliance with all ISO diving standards. If you want to have your first scuba diving adventure, then our multilingual experienced instructors will make your first dive unforgettable… and lots of fun.
During your vacation you can enjoy the underwater world by continuing training in scuba diving at the fully equipped dive centre. We offer all PADI courses, from Bubblemaker, Scuba Diver up to Instructor level. Also, we can provide Nitrox for all Nitrox certified divers.
Free Scuba Trial
Our philosophy is to introduce divers to the wonders of our underwater world, by maintaining the highest levels of service and adhering to best practices for safety, training and fun dives. Don’t miss our Free Scuba Trial at Westin Waterfall pool, offered every week.
For diving and snorkeling enthusiasts, PADI certified instructors or guides will help you explore the magic of the turquoise waters, experience Mediterranean aquatic life and enjoy the wonderful visibility of the Messinian Sea.
Navarino Sea Underwater Video
WATERSKI & WAKEBOARDING
A unique way to explore the beautiful coastline of Navarino Bay
In the nearby Bay of Navarino, learn waterskiing and wakeboarding or hone your skills by taking lessons from professional instructors. Alternatively you may enjoy the variety of fun tubes for all ages.
Navarino Sea On Water by Surf Salad
Navarino Sea by Surf Salad specializes in surface water sports. Kayaking is a fun way to exercise for all ages. Learn to kitesurf, an unforgettable experience that will change the way you look at the sea. Private lessons for beginners and advanced coaching from experienced instructors.
Navarino Sea Yachting
Explore the unknown islets of Messinia
During half-day, one-day or two-day cruises, joined by experienced skippers and crew, guests can discover the crystal-clear waters and secrets of this crossroads of ancient civilizations, aboard the motor yacht Ferretti or the sailing boat Gib Sea 43.
Guests can also take in the invigorating sea air with tailor made cruises aboard Carmen Serena or Carmen Fontana. Both yachts are designed and built with the highest of standards that can accommodate ten passengers in cabins of understated luxury.
Discover authentic cultural experiences
Activities that offer authentic cultural experiences include cookery lessons in local homes, learning new culinary skills inspired by the region’s cuisine, wine-making and tasting tours, traditional olive harvesting and local dance and singing events.
Learn new culinary skills
An insight into baking and pitta making is given by the local experts, the members of a nearby Women’s Association. Visitors help the women prepare the breads and baked goods that they can then enjoy over breakfast the next morning. They are also invited to join home-cooking in a house in the nearby picturesque town of Pylos. Along with the local women, they can prepare traditional dishes and share a meal, discovering family recipes that have been passed down through generations.
Explore the traditions
Costa Navarino also embraces the age-old tradition of olive harvesting, an experience that can only be learned first-hand and which has been part of the daily lives of the people of Messinia for centuries. During the olive harvest, visitors learn all the steps of the process, the local varieties and the olive tree planting projects in the region.
MESSINIA WILD EXPERIENCE
Costa Navarino presents its new “Messinia Wild Experience”, offering you the opportunity to get up close with some of the world’s most fascinating birds of prey and enjoy not only a memorable but also an educational day.
To fully appreciate the distinctiveness of each species and admire their truly impressive abilities, our experienced raptor handlers aim to provide participants with a unique opportunity to interact with the birds. A number of different programs are available, so that you can encounter owls or diurnal birds, including the magnificent steppe eagle, and even handle them under expert supervision.
Messinia Wild Experience is an ideal family activity and a great opportunity to discover the natural beauty of the Messinian countryside. For further information and bookings, please contact email@example.com