Loads of brand new sailing & windsurfing equipment
Delicious seasonal food on a half board basis
Lixouri Bay Beach Club
ACTIVE BEACH HOLIDAYS
KEFALONIA, GREECE | Prices from £395PP (2018)
We’re so excited to introduce our lovely new beach club in Kefalonia. It’s a little slice of paradise, and exclusively ours.
This friendly family-run hotel is extremely comfortable and has stunning, uninterrupted views across the beach and Ionian sea with direct access to our lovely sandy beach. A laid back club atmosphere, inclusive watersports, delicious local food and friendly staff it’s hard to beat.
Our gently shelving beach is great for kids, and for learning something new, and the afternoon cross shore breeze picks up nicely for performance dinghy sailing and windsurfing on brand new kit – all with the support of our smiley RYA qualified beach crew.
Off the water hang out at the cool beach bar, flop in the pool, or relax in one of the many shady areas and watch the action, from the comfort of a day bed with a cold drink.
This club is perfectly suited to families, friends and singles, with spacious family suites, airy studios and flexible club board meals.
Well known for its starring role in the film ‘Captain Correlis Mandolin’, Kefalonia has a stunning coastal scenery, a fascinating rural charm and incredibly friendly locals. It’s a laid-back place where the pace is set firmly to slow. Lixouri Bay beach club is only a 2min cab ride from the town square, and 10mins drive from the famous beach of Petani. We’re in a peaceful spot overlooking the bay surrounded by olive groves. There’s a great local taverna, famous for it organic meat, within walking distance from the club.
Life in Lixouri, the friendly little town only 4km south along the coast from our Lixouri Bay beach club revolves around the main square, where you’ll find local tavernas, bars and lively pavement cafés – and our great little yacht marina.
Who is it for ?
Lixouri Bay beach club really is something special and is the kind of place that you’ll come back to year after year. It has a very exclusive feel but with a wondefully relaxed atmosphere with a maximum of around 50 guests.
It’s the perfect place to “dip in and out”, try one of the activities on offer and let our RYA instructors show you the ropes in total safety. All manner of Dinghies, Catamarans, Sups and Kayaks are available to suit all levels from novice to expert with a really good selection of windsurf kit too – as there’s often great afternoon cross shore winds for those looking for some action.
The accommodation is of a very high standard. Spacious family suites, loft apartments and cool studios offer flexibility that families and friends need.
Delicious local food is prepared by the the lovely family who own the Hotel. Excellent breakfasts and 4 evening meals are included in the price as “club board”.
The beach is incredible – sandy and gently shelving – and exclusivley ours. We’ve a large lawn area on the beach with lots of shaded areas to relax and enjoy cold drinks or snacks from the beach bar, open all day.
Out of school holiday periods and away from the crowds we often have solo travelers enjoying the sun and water sports. Its the kind of place where there’s loads to do and everyone is really friendly. The island is a fascinating place to explore with excellent local walks, museums and places of interest. We offer single occupancy in our studio appts at certain times of the season.
There’s no doubt that if you can, June and Sept are the best months to visit Kefalonia. Cheap flights, less intense heat, loads of free sailing equipment and a wonderfully relaxed vibe about the place. Oh, and endless games of pit pat and backgammon by the pool.
It’s amazing for families and ideally suited for children over 6 years old to young teens. We don’t run specific kids clubs or child care, however, our friendly beach team do all they can to get everyone on the water with “kids only” sailing clinics and other fun activities organised on the beach such as volley ball, table tennis and SUP excursions. D|irect access to the gently shelving sandy beach with lots of shade is also a massive plus for children – not to mention the incredibly safe sailing area that we have virtually to ourselves.
Choose Your accommodation
Flexible options for singles, couples and families. Our studios, family-suites and loft apartments at Lixouri Bay are comfortable and nicely presented. Most have outstanding sea views, overlooking the beach and across the bay to the mountains beyond. Spacious, cool and modern with self-catering facilities and tea/coffee making facilities. There’s an internal lift also if required and WIFI throughout.
We are so lucky to have a such safe sandy beach and sailing area to ourselves, with cross shore reliable winds in an incredible sailing area – only about 85 metres from the Hotel down a gently sloping direct access path to the beach.
Our beach club opens it’s shack doors at 10 am and carries on through until the early evening to make the most of the best wind, closed over lunch. The water sports facilities are available 6 days per week, usually shut on our main changeover day Tuesday. We’ve a first come first serve system and we keep an eye out to ensure it’s fair, there is no need to pre-book boats, just turn up and go. The guys on the beach will help advise on the right kit to take out, rig and prepare it, and see you out safely.
In the morning whilst there’s light winds and calm seas it’s ideal for beginners in our stable dinghies, learning to windsurf and checking out our free tuition clinics . Or just lounge by the pool with a book, hang out at the beach bar or take a stand up paddle board along coastline.
The afternoon’s fresh cross shore winds are perfect for performance sailing on cats and short boards windsurfers, all with that “piece of mind” of our support boat on hand to help.
Safety on the water is of course our first priority. Fully qualified RYA instructors run the beach operation and are vigilant both on the beach ,and on the water in our registered rescue craft with handheld VHF radios, always working to strict safety ratios and other proven guidelines. Mandatory buoyancy aids, mast floats on all boats to prevent full capsizes, prop guards on the safety boats, restricted sailing areas and a compulsory “safety clinic” at the start of the week are just some of the many things we do.
free tuition clinics
We offer free small group “clinics” throughout the week on the beach and in the water.
Beginner – For those who are new to dinghy sailing, we can teach you the basics to get you on the water in light winds sailing solo. The free group “clinics” will cover rigging and de-rigging of equipment, launching and landing, turning around, sailing in all directions and of course safety – including what to do in a capsize.
Intermediate – If you have some sailing experience and can sail around a triangular course the intermediate free group “clinics” will focus on refreshing and speeding up everything already learnt with focus on sailing comfortably in moderate winds.
Advanced – For those who can sail safely and comfortably alone we are able to offer a number of free group “clinics” including sailing with spinnakers, trapeze and catamarans.
Optional non inclusive Water sports are available but only bookable locally & include Ski Boats and a Scuba school, all close by.
Lixouri Bay Activities includedin the price
Daily tuition clinics
Stand up Paddle
Ski Boat (extra)
Hose riding (extra)
Day Yachting (extra)
Private tuition (extra)
Yoga sessions ( extra )
Brand spanking new for 2018 we’ve a fantastic range of kit from Laser, Topper, RS, Starboard, Red and Tushingham to name a few. Bre-booking isn’t needed, just wander down and off you go. We also have safety boats ready to go, and a full range of buoyancy aids for security. Here’s a selection of what we might have rigged and ready for you on the beach.
2 children – It’s obvious why thousands choose the Topaz TAZ to introduce newcomers to the sport of sailing. She is simple, fun and totally cool. At just 40kgs TAZ is easy to handle afloat and ashore, even for the smallest child. Total novice sailors are instantly at ease in the TAZ. She inspires confidence and within literally minutes, newcomers have already mastered the basics and are feeling comfortable and at home on the water.
2 adults – The Laser Pico is a fun, durable, confidence-inspiring, roto molded boat that can be sailed by everyone. It’s ideal for entry-level sailors and is equipped with a removable jib and reefing main sail for easy rigging. Can be sailed as a single hander or with 1 crew.
2 adults – The world’s most popular adult racing class. Every Laser in the world is identical. Strict one-design class rules ensures this remains true. The Laser is a challenging boat that rewards athleticism, subtle steering and trimming techniques as well as tactical excellence. The Laser is the single-handed Olympic class dinghy and is raced on the Club, National and International Class levels. Can be sailed as a single hander or with 1 crew.
2 adults – The RS500 is an exciting, award-wining double-hander with trapeze and genneker. The infectious popularity of the RS500 has lead to the creation of a huge European race circuit for the young and young at heart. The hull volume and controllable rig create a wide competitive weight range and fast, comfortable sailing – in a boat that is quick to rig and user friendly afloat. The RS500’s brilliant combination of speed, handling and racing whilst being comparatively easy to sail makes it universally popular.
4 adults – Spacious, comfortable multi-purpose sit-in sailboat with an asymmetric spinnaker rig and optional single trapeze. Outstanding versatility. Ideal for teaching, learning, club racing and recreational fun and family sailing. Capacity for up to four crew. Superb performance and exhilaration coupled with a smooth, well mannered and controllable ride.
6 adults – Omega is just as happy sailed one up, two up or even seven up. The combination of the stability and performance together with reefing and easy control systems mean the Omega is the ultimate multi purpose family sailboat. The attention to detail given to the boat design and the deck layout means the Omega delivers versatility, comfort and performance without compromise. As you’d expect the Omega is ideal for family cruising and teaching newcomers.
The added bonus is that she also offers more experienced sailors impressive performance potential, pedigree handling and high specification throughout. So you can club race or go for an uplifting blast in your Omega also.
3 adults – The RS CAT16 is a recent addition to the RS Range and our first catamaran. Easy to handle, exciting and highly durable the RS CAT16 is perfect for sailing schools, beach clubs and family recreational sailing
Boards – a selection from Starboard including advanced boards like the Atom, Code and Carve and windsups/Bic boards for beginners.
Rigs – a excellent selection of brand new rigs ranging in size from child rigs, to 4.5’s to 7.5’s
sit on kayaks
Having two seats, the popular Bay 2 Kayak also allows the transport of a child in the central seat. Easy to carry and with excellent stability.
We offer this holiday as a “Club Board” option – all breakfasts and 4 evening meals are included.
We love the food
Don’t expect drab international food – do expect to come home a little bit heavier though from the excellent variety of locally sourced and zinging-fresh, quality ingredients served at the club taverna open for breakfast and lunch daily, and snacks/drinks from the beach bar all day. All dietary requirements are catered for. Or get some bits from the mini market in town and sit on your balcony with a cold beer and a few nibbles.
With 48 variety’s of grape grown locally and some very fine internationally recognised wines to try, along with some fantastic Hellenic craft beers, there’s plenty to enjoy.
Breakfast is included every day
Tea and cafetiere coffee
Juices (not freshly squeezed)
Continental style with fresh bread, cheese, ham, home-made jams, croissants, muesli, cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurt and honey, home-made pastries
Not included but available to purchase every morning are fresh orange juice, espresso, cappucino, fredo and hot egg options.
4 evening meals are included
Arrival night evening meal buffet style served on the top veranda
BBQ grill night of local meats, fish, salads etc
Pizza night – wood fired pizza, pastas, salads etc.
Departure night evening meal served on the top veranda
on evenings without inclusive meals
There are 3 evening meals that are not included. Bar snacks are available to order on these evenings should you wish to stay at the club.
Here’s some options to check out in the local area.
We really suggest trying out a great little Greek taverna “Faros” which is only a 15 minute walk along the beach – really authentic with stunning views, amazing grill and Kefalonia dishes – super value too.
A sunset meal at one of the best beaches in the Greek islands is also a must. Petani beach and taverna “Erasmia“. Only a 10 minute taxi ride from the club this place is incredible – get there early for a swim and settle down for a wonderful eating experience.
Head into town and Lixouri square, 5 minutes in a taxi from the club. A wonderful place to watch the world go by with countless cafes, tavernas and bars. Whatever you do don’t miss the best ice cream in the world at “I-Scream” – divine.
How much does food/drink cost ( 2017 prices )
1/2 litre house Rose 3.20 euros
Espesso 1.50 euros
Cappuccino 2.50 euros
Large draught beer 2.50 euros
Coca Cola 1.60 euros
Fresh Orange Juice 2.50 euros
Small bottle water 0.50 euros
Club Sandwich 5.50 euros
Greek Salad 6.80 euros
Tzatziki 3.80 euros
House Olives 1.70 euros
Fresh Spinach 7.20 euros
Grilled Fresh Sardines 6.80 euros
Club Hamburger 5.20 euros
Pork Chop 7.80 euros
Chicken Souvalaki 7.40 euros
Lamb Stifado 7.80 euros
Local grilled sausages 6.80 euros
Stuffed tomatoes 6.50 euros
Grilled vegetables 6.50 euros
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check for beach club flights
There’s a good choice of airlines that fly to Kefalonia (EFL) from the UK on most days of the week from early April to end of October. Check our Sailing Flight checker for all your options.
(Flights/transfers not included)
It takes about 50 mins from the airport to the Lixouri Bay Beach Club
This usually costs from 15 euros per person (4/5 pp taxi) one way.
Taxis are very easy to find and payment is made directly to the driver.
Full arrival details and transfer options will be sent once holiday is booked.
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