ACTIVE BEACH HOLIDAYS IN 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 a laid back club atmosphere, inclusive water sports, delicious local food and friendly staff it’s hard to beat.
Our gently shelving private sandy 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 quaified beach crew.
Off the water hang out at the cool beach bar, flop in the pool, or relax in one of the many cool shady areas and watch the action, from the comfort of a day bed with a cold drink.
This club is perfecty suited to families, friends and singles, with spacious family suites, airy studios and flexible club board meals.
"The best holiday ever. Thank you. The right mix of fab location, gorgeous family run hotel and great beach team. My daughter has really improved her sailing competence this week.
"Great team, great location. We are already talking of booking again next year which represents the best feedback possible. Felt safe and supported, friendly team.
"Brilliant sailing, especially for children and great for non-sailors. One thing – warn guests about the huge portions of food !! ( great food though)
"Best family holiday ever – must save up to do it again.
Level Recommended: all
CHOOSE YOUR ACCOMMODATION TYPE...
With a capacity of only about 50 guests there’s a special atmosphere at Lixouri Bay. All the options really are of an excellent standard, spacious, modern and very comfortable indeed. All have well appointed self catering facilities, fridges, en-suite bathrooms, aircon and tea/coffee making facilities.
A selection of studios, family suites and loft appartments, most of which have exceptional sea views.
Kostas, his family and the Trek-Adventures team will do everything they can to make sure you have a wonderful time both on and off the water.
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The Studios are very spacious single room studios, cool and modern with balconies or terraces, most of which have very nice sea views. Ideal for 2 or 3 but can accommodate 4 persons ( small child on a camp bed ).
The family suites are really spacious, 2 room apartments, cool and modern with balconies and lovely sea views. Ideal for up to 4 persons but can accommodate 5 ( small child on camp bed ).
The Loft Apartments are similar to the family suites. 2 room apartments, cool and modern. Ideal for up to 4 persons.
NO. OF PERSONS (MAX)
4 (3 adults or 2 adults/2 children)
These well appointent studios can easily sleep 3 adults comfortably, and even a 4th small child on a pull out bed if necessary. All have a similar layout and are a spacious 24-26m2 in size.
Beds in all studios can be arranged as twins or doubles to suit.
1 on ground floor with sea view
1 on the gound floor with partial sea view
1 on the first floor with sea view
2 on the second floor with sea view
2 on the second floor with mountain view
Self catering facilities fridge/hob/utensils
Balcony or Terrace
1 en-suite toilet/shower
NO. OF PERSONS (MAX)
5 (2 adults/ 3 children )
There is a seperate bedroom (double bed) with a it's own door and balcony. This is adjoining a living area with self catering facilities and 1 en-suite bathroom. The living area can be arranged with either 2 comfy beds (for 4 persons) and an extra single pull out bed for a small child (5th person ) if necessary. These suites are 34m2.
2 on the gound floor with sea views
2 on the first floor with sea views
Self catering facilities fridge/hob/utensils
Balcony or terrace
1 en-suite toilet shower
Seperate double bedroom
NO. OF PERSONS (MAX)
There is a seperate bedroom (double bed) with a it's own door. This is adjoining a living area with self catering facilities and 1 en-suite bathroom. The living area can be arranged with 2 sofa beds for 3 or 4 persons. These suites are 34m2.
1 upper floor with sea views
1 upper floor with mountain views
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.
how to get there
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.
Once you arrive it’s only a 40 min transfer from Kefalonia airport to Lixouri Bay beach club, so it’s quick and easy to get to.
Lixouri Bay Beach Club
When is it open
Lixouri Bay beach club is open from May Half Term 2018 until to mid September 2018
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 easy 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)
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 love the food here
We offer this holiday as a “Club Board” option – all breakfasts and 4 evening meals are included. This gives you the oppourtunity to choose lunch and explore the local area and its fantastic scenic tavernas on a couple of evenings – which is a must do.
Don’t expect drab international buffets – 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. From classic Greek kitchen dishes cooked by Mamma, seasonal salads and freshly grilled sardines, to a hearty club hamburger we will ensure that 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. There’s also a brilliant local nearby taverna just a stroll away or a must-see sunset meal on the beach at Petani, again only 10mins away by car/taxi.
With 48 variety’s of grape grown locally and some very fine internationally recognised wines to try, along with some fantastic Hellenic beers, there’s plenty to enjoy.
Breakfast is included every day
Tea and cafetiere coffee (Quality Espresso & Cappuccino Italian coffee is available to purchase)
Juices (Freshly squeezed orange juice is available to purchase also)
Continental style with fresh bread, cheese, ham, jams, croissants and muesli, cereal, fresh fruit, nuts, raisins
(Eggs and hot dishes are available to order and purchase daily )
4 evening meals
Arrival night evening meal
BBQ grill night of local meats, fish, salads etc.
Pizza night – wood fired pizza, pastas, salads etc.
Lixouri Bay beach club really is something special and is the kind of place that you’ll come back to year after year. It’s in a lovely peaceful spot with an excellent local taverna within walking distance and many, many more only a 2 min cab ride away.
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, and 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 rooms in our studio appts for 50% of the list price for a double room 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.
It’s amazing for families and ideally suited for children over 6 years old . 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” and “teens” sailing clinics and other fun activities organised on the beach such as volley ball and SUP excursions. 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.
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