Followers of my site will know that I am a big fan of the Dodecanese islands in Greece, especially Rhodes. Most of my posts written about Rhodes have tended to concentrated on the Rhodes Old Town.
My visit to Rhodes has afforded me the chance to explore a different places to stay on the island such as different luxury boutique hotels on Rhodes. This post explores the Lindian Vlllage Resort near the south of the island.
**I was a guest of Lindian Village – note that all thoughts and opinions remain my own**
Lindian Village Resort Rhodes island Greece – where is it?
I’ll be honest I’ve never really been a fan of resort hotels, preferring to take the solo travel route and stay in smaller places, but boy was I in for a surprise when I set foot in Lindian Village.
It’s located about an hour and a half away from the Old Town of Rhodes and an hour and 15 mins by car (or taxi) from the island’s airport.
What is Lindian Village Resort?
As an independent traveller, I’d always been wary of what I perceive to be package holiday ‘holidays’, but Lindian Village was to change my perception of ‘resort’ for the better.
Note: I have to add that I think Lindian Village is in a class and concept of its own as, (so far), I have not come across anything else like it.
It’s a purpose built ‘village’ consisting of whitewashed rooms and suites built over 60 acres of beachfront land. It has its own private beach too with not just sun beds, but chaise lounges and beach beds too.
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Lindian Village Resort facilities
You have a choice of dining in five restaurants ranging from Fine Dining, A la carte to Buffet. You can have breakfast in your room (extra), or eat it beside the swimming pool. This is a sit down breakfast, but there’s also a buffet breakfast option.
Talking of pools, Lindian Village offers a large freshwater pool, so if you don’t have a suite with your own plunge pool (more on that later), then this is a wonderful place to chill if you don’t fancy getting sandy.
This is also great for kids as there’s a lifeguard on duty (or there was when I was there), plus there’s a small kids pool.
Let’s not forget the spa. After a ‘hard day’ of sun stress on the skin, why not head to the on site spa for a massage, reflexology treatment or sauna…just some of the many treatments on offer. How about a mani or pedicure? They also have professional chiropractors if you need it – jus remember to book your treatment in advance.
There are various suites on offer to suit all tastes…particularly nice for honeymooners (as I’m sure you’ll see the photos show). I was blessed to be placed in a River Passage Pool Suite which consisted of:
- King size four-poster bed (sometimes with rose petals scattered on it!)
- Living room
- Work desk
- Dining table
- Bathroom with bath and separate enclosed monsoon shower
- Private swimming / plunge pool with lounging area and chaise lounge
You can imagine where I spent most of my time!
There’s no doubt you pay for quality and luxury, but it’s very much worth it. If you’re one who wants a very private holiday experience, this is for you.
The Greek Experience at Lindian Village Beach Resort, Greece
What I loved most about this place is their Greek Experience package. This, to me, cemented in my mind how different Lindian Village is from other ‘package’ holiday experiences. You’re not just in an impersonal hotel that could be anywhere in the world that has sunshine, a beach and cocktails. You’re encouraged, through their Greek Experience programme, to – well, literally experience Greece! This can range from:
- Greek cookery classes
- Greek wine tasting on the beach
- An Open Air cinema night (which Greece is famous for in the summer) with a focus on Greek films
- A Medieval Mystery Tour (where you’re taken to the Medieval City of Rhodes that I keep on writing about), plus much more.
So, as you can see, ‘package holiday’ doesn’t have to mean a package at all. The ‘Lindian Village Experience’ has taught me this and corrected my vision. I do hope, if you get the chance to visit Rhodes, you’ll treat yourself to a stay at Lindian Village. It’s worth it and, looking at their independent Trip Advisor reviews, they get a lot of repeat clientele. This speaks volumes.
Now THIS is the type of village resort spots I can be down with. Usually I avoid such places because they are generic, a bit lame and lack character compared to more soul full hotels or homes. But this place feels luxurious without losing its homey-ness. Know what I mean? I can sense it from the pictures. Thanks for sharing 🙂
This is exactly the aim of the owners and creators; a place where people can really experience Greece in. I love that they’ve succeeded in this, despite it being a resort. Yes, it was luxurious without loosing its ‘Greekness’. I would love to go back.
i have been to Rhodes Lindian Village awhile ago.What an amazing place, reading the article brought back memories 🙂 It is really a 5-star facility in the middle of Greece which makes it really comfortable.Around an hour drive to the village resort from the airport is worth it 🙂 even if your flight was already 10h.As you mentioned in your article a package holiday’ doesn’t have to mean a package at all but in that case, it is so worth it to open the package and to enjoy to content.
Thanks for sharing
Thanks for commenting Thomas. Yes, the Lindian Village Resort certainly does not feel ‘packagy’ at all