Welcome to our review of Sani Dunes. The latest addition to the renowned Sani Resort in Halkidiki, Greece, first opened its doors in 2017 and has become a favourite of travellers seeking the epitome of luxury and relaxation. This post highlights the charms and amenities of this stunning resort nestled in one of Greece’s most captivating regions.
Join us as we delve into the exquisite experience offered by Sani Dunes, from its elegant accommodations to its array of activities and dining options. Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or planning your first family getaway, our review aims to provide valuable insights into what Sani Dunes has to offer.
If Sani Resorts isn’t on your radar, picture a picturesque luxury Greek village embracing a serene harbour adorned with charming boutiques and restaurants, many offering exquisite à la carte dining experiences. Enter Sani Dunes, a gem within the esteemed 5-star Sani Resort in Halkidiki, Greece.
Who Would Love Sani Dunes?
What appeals to us about Sani is that there is a place for everyone. Sani Beach is perfect for families with small children, offering an abundance of kids facilities and a kids club. Whilst Sani Asterias offers more upscale luxury, Porto Sani has more of an urban feel, located just from the buzzing marina.
Sani Dunes, however, is the resort’s cooler retreat, which is tucked away at one end of the resort. Thus, it gives couples of families with older kids and teens that bit of tranquillity they often crave away from the buzz of the more child-friendly resorts.
Sani Dunes unlike many of the other Sani Hotels does not offer free children’s space, this almost guarantees a more adult environment, yet you are still on the edge of family-friendly activities should you wish.
The appeal at Sani Dunes for families with older children is the more grown-up feel. Younger children are welcome but are best served staying nearer to Sani Club and all the Sani Resort kids facilities.
Thus Sani Dunes is perfect for chill out weeks for families with teenagers. Or indeed sneaking away for a romantic couples break. It’s a short walk from the marina and all the bars and restaurants. Yet also being near to all the action, yet feeling secluded and tranquil giving you the best of both worlds.
Our Deluxe Junior Suite At Sani Resort, Sani Dunes
The deluxe junior suite at Sani Dunes Resort offers a luxurious and spacious retreat for guests. The suite is elegantly appointed with modern furnishings and stylish decor, providing a comfortable and upscale ambience.
One of the standout features of this suite is its private garden, which offers guests a serene outdoor space to relax and unwind. Additionally, the suite includes amenities such as a plush king-size bed, a separate living area, a private bathroom with premium toiletries, and a furnished terrace or patio. The suite is designed to provide guests with a tranquil and indulgent experience amidst the beautiful surroundings of the resort.
The Pool And Beach Area At Sani Dunes
The resort has its own private beach, which also has a water sports center with water sports available at a small extra charge. And two HUGE, extremely beautiful pools.
As Sani Dunes has only 136 luxurious rooms there is plenty of space around the pools to prevent that crowded feeling. Also with all suites having loungers and patio furniture. The dilemma is not is there a seat? But where to sit, Pool, beach or patio? Yes, that really is the biggest decision I want to face on a chilled out holiday.
Where To Eat At Sani Dunes Resort?
You can book a family break at Sani Dunes on a half-board or full-board basis and take part in the dine-around programme. This allows you to book any buffet restaurant, tailored menu restaurants included in the price, or a la carte restaurant for a supplement. And with a choice of 12 of the 22 restaurants, the choice is extensive.
Breakfast is available in a selection of restaurants in each hotel. We opted for the beach most days, purely because the food was excellent, and the location was idyllic.
Restaurants Available In The Dine-Around Programme At Sani Resort
There are four buffet options and 12 restaurants taking part in the dine-around programme; this is where you can eat as part of your half and full board package.
- Poseidon restaurant, Sani Beach (Buffet lunch or dinner)
- Buffet Dinner at The Veranda restaurant, Sani Beach (exclusive for guests over 12)
- Olympos restaurant, Sani Club (Buffet dinner)
- Artemis restaurant, Porto Sani (Buffet dinner)
- Macaroni Italian restaurant, Sani Marina (Lunch or dinner)
- Psaroyannos, Sani Marina (Lunch or dinner)
- Vosporos Grill House, Sani Marina (Lunch or dinner)
- El Puerto, Porto Sani (Dinner)
- Elia, Port Sani ( Dinner)
- Ergon Deli, Sani Marina (Lunch or dinner)
- The Market restaurant, Sani Dunes (Dinner)
- Pines Restaurant of Sani Club (Dinner)
- Ammos restaurant of Sani Beach (Dinner as part of dine around, lunch at a supplement)
- Grill by the Pool of Sani Beach (Dinner as part of dine around, lunch at a supplement)
- Cabana, Sani Club, (Dinner as part of dine around, lunch at a supplement)
- Club Lounge, Sani Club (Dinner as part of dine around, lunch at a supplement)
Can I Order Off the A’LaCarte Menu If I Am Doing Dine Around?
Yes, you can order an à la carte meal and use your meal as an allowance towards the final bill. These are the allowances depending on where you are staying:
- Sani Beach: € 20 / adult and € 10 / child
- Sani Club, Porto Sani and Sani Dunes: € 25 / adult, € 12.50 / child.
- Sani Asterias (where applicable): € 40 / adult and € 20 / child
A La Carte Restaurants Available At A Supplement At Sani Resort
- Asian restaurant, Sani Marina (Dinner)
- Katsu Japanese restaurant, Sani Marina (Dinner)
- Tomata Greek restaurant, Sani Marina (Lunch or dinner)
- Ouzerie, Sani Club (Dinner)
- Artemis restaurant, Porto Sani (Buffet dinner)
- Water restaurant, Sani Asterias (Dinner)
- Fresco restaurant, Sani Dunes (Dinner)
- Beach House, Sani Dunes (Lunch or dinner)
- Lima, Porto Sani (Dinner)
- Bousoulas Beach Bar & Restaurant,Sani Beach (Dinner)
- Over Water restaurant, Sani Asterias (Dinner) (exclusive for guests over 12)
- The Veranda restaurant, Sani Beach(exclusive for guests over 12 years) (Dinner)
Whilst also having the option to dine in any of the Sani Resorts. Dunes boasts its own collection of restaurants. The Beach House à la carte, which serves the most amazing breakfast with the best view ever, also offering an a la carte evening menu. Whilst Fresco and Dunes bar are restaurant in the main building. We dined at Dunes with our dine around package and the food was incredible.
How Much Are The Drinks at Sani Resort in 2024
Just as a guide to drinks prices in 2024, these are up to date drinks prices and Sani Resort.
- A glass of Taittinger Rose, €24
- Queen of Hearts Sauvignon Blanc, Glass €8.30, Bottle €34.00
- Whispering Angel, Glass €19, Bottle, €78.00
- Draught Beer 300ml €6.50
- Stella Artois 330ml €8.00
- Strongbow €8.00
- Passion Star Martini €16.00
- Popcorn Sour €16.00
- Pina Colada €16.50
- Coca Cola €5.50
- Water 1litre €5.50
- San Pellegrino €6.00
What’s Included In The Price At Sani Dunes?
Private tours and some activities are included in the price at Sani Dunes. We took the sunset cruise, this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the sunset at sea at Sani Dunes for families of all ages.
The views are breathtaking, it gives you the perfect opportunity to get some gorgeous pictures.
There are also opportunities to take part in complimentary bird-watching walking tours, beekeeping, a tree-top climbing adventure, and a full calendar of yoga events. Plus, the opportunity to book a paid tour or charter a boat trip.
Shopping At Sani Marina
If shopping is your thing, Sani Marina has a full selection of high-end stores to tempt shoppers into a little indulgent retail therapy.
The Teen Facilities At Sani Dunes For Families.
Ozone teen club is located just between the resort and the marina. It’s in the perfect spot for teens at Sani Dunes to be able to nip for a game of giant pool.
Or indeed play fifa in the games area. It’s also a great place to hang out and meet friends from the rest of Sani Resort. There are also sports courts over at Sani Beach. And should it be too hot to walk you can always order a buggy to take you across.
There’s An On-Site Mini Market And Deli For Dining In.
This is a wonderful option should you fancy a light lunch over a bottle of wine on your patio. Sani Resorts has made it easy for you to dine in should you want to. The mini market has a great selection of bread, meat and snacks. There are plenty of soft drinks and a good selection of wine and ice lollies to keep the kids, teens and tweens happy.
Whilst the deli has a wonderful Mediterranean choice of meats, breads and cheeses.
Our Sani Dunes Review
It offers everything I look for in a holiday: luxury, fine dining and somewhere to go for an evening walk and enjoy a cocktail. A beautiful beach to spend long hot days listening to the sea in the background, and pools that you just don’t want to leave. Sani Dunes is perfect for families travelling as a couple or with teens.
There is also so much to do. I love the grown-up feel of the resort. I feel that families with younger children will still want to opt for Sani Beach due to the proximity of the park and mini clubs. However Sani is a luxury resort that will grow with your family.
Whilst this resort was part as a hosted press trip, we have booked to visit again as paid customers.
Sarah Christie is a craft, food, cruise, and family travel blogger Extraordinary Chaos, Cruising For All and Mini Travellers. Known for her unique perspective and ability to find beauty in chaos, Sarah designs and creates craft projects as well as creating recipes for people who want to cook from scratch the easy way. Whilst also exploring family travel and how to navigate it.