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Helona Beach Resort, Kos

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£1299 Sterling

pp, 2 adults, 7 nts, Twin -Deluxe Room Departs Ex UK: May 23rd to Sept 19th

What's included in your Mark Warner holiday

Package

  • British Airways Flights*
  • Resort Transfers 15mins
  • 5-Star Accommodation
  • Half Board
  • WiFi Internet

Childcare

  • Children's Club 2-12 yrs
  • Teenagers Club
  • Evening Childcare

Watersports

  • Sailing & Tuition
  • Windsurfing & Tuition
  • Kayaking
  • Stand-up Paddleboarding

Activities

  • Tennis
  • Mountain Biking
  • Gym
  • Fitness classes
*Direct flights from Dublin are only available for select resorts and are subject to availability. Contact Sunway on (01) 2311866 to enquire about adding flights from Dublin, Cork or Shannon.

Helona Beach Resort, Kos, Greece

Imagine yourself lying on a sunbed on your own private terrace, listening to the soothing sound of water trickling through the series of infinity pools that surround you. Everything you could possibly want is within easy reach – a sun-soaked terrace with a sweeping view of the nearby coastline where you can take your morning coffee, a fabulous à la carte restaurant, an opulent bar for a quiet evening drink and an utterly indulgent health spa.

If you want to lie back and immerse yourself in five-star luxury then the Helona Beach Resort is the choice for you. Set on a beautiful beach on the idyllic island in Greece of Kos, this elegant, modern boutique hotel is an oasis of calm.

And if you’d like to take to the water in a sailing boat, or enjoy a game of tennis, you’re free to use all the facilities at the Lakitira Beach Resort, just a few minutes’ walk away along a scenic pathway. You can take advantage of the free childcare options too, or just chill on the beach with the family and dip in and out of the sparkling blue sea.

Activities at Helona Beach Resort

Hotel Facilities

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Restaurants

Relax on the main restaurant’s terrace in the lazy morning sunshine while you sip your freshly squeezed orange juice and decide what you feel like from the breakfast buffet. There’s always a fantastic choice available, from freshly cooked omelettes to French toast and maple syrup or simple Greek yoghurts and mouthwateringly fresh local fruits.

Dining at Helona Hotel is on a half board basis and evening meals are taken in the main restaurant. The hotel’s à la carte restaurant, Thalassa, offers superb dining with a panoramic view of the coastline.

For lazy lunchtime snacks, you can pop down to the beach snack bar for a salad or panini. As the evening draws out, the Almyra Bar is a perfect location for cocktails, or wander along to the Ulysses Lounge Bar and enjoy the live music while you sip your drink.

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Health and Beauty

No stone has been left unturned when it comes to the health spa, with its four treatment rooms, including two VIP cabins, chromotherapy room, double Ayurvedic suite and wet room with floating bed.

The spa also has a hamman and sauna, and provides a menu of beauty, manicure and pedicure treatments. In addition there is a heated indoor swimming pool and a gym.

Accommodation at Helona Beach Resort

Nestled into the hillside surrounded by 21 infinity pools, the spacious rooms and suites are set amid beautifully landscaped gardens in clusters of soft-doomed two-storey buildings designed in a classic Mediterranean style. Each room comes with its own balcony or terrace and many have direct access to one of the plunge pools.

Designed in soft Mediterranean colour schemes of terracotta and cream, the rooms have a simple, elegant style with en-suite marble bathroom and include mini bar fridge, flat-screen television, room service menu, tea-and-coffee making facilities, hairdryer, safe and toiletries.

Choose from either a spacious double or twin room or a luxurious suite with its own private pool. For the ultimate treat, stay in one of the three entirely independent villas with their breathtaking views over the bay, offering two large bedrooms and a living room, a Jacuzzi and your own private pool.

 

Helona Beach Resort Rooms

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Deluxe Double or Twin

These spacious double or twin rooms are positioned throughout the resort; they’re elegantly decorated and have a king size bed or 2 twin beds, a private furnished balcony or terrace, floor-to-ceiling windows and an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower.

Room Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite television
  • Mini bar fridge
  • Tea-and-coffee-making facilities
  • Safe deposit box
  • Hairdryer
  • Shaving/Make-up mirror
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Complimentary beach towels

Maximum Occupancy: 3
Extra bedding: 1 sofa bed or a cot

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Superior Double or Twin

These spacious double or twin rooms are positioned throughout the resort with a sea view; they’re elegantly decorated and have a king size bed or 2 twin beds, a private furnished balcony or terrace, floor-to-ceiling windows and an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower.

Room Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite television
  • Mini bar fridge
  • Tea-and-coffee-making facilities
  • Safe deposit box
  • Hairdryer
  • Shaving/Make-up mirror
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Complimentary beach towels

Maximum Occupancy: 3
Extra bedding: 1 sofa bed or a cot

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Deluxe Pool Sharing

These spacious double or twin rooms are positioned throughout the resort; they’re elegantly decorated and have a king size bed or 2 twin beds. They have a furnished terrace, leading to an enticing swimming pool, sun lounger, floor-to-ceiling windows and an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower.

Room Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite television
  • Mini bar fridge
  • Tea-and-coffee-making facilities
  • Safe deposit box
  • Hairdryer
  • Shaving/Make-up mirror
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Complimentary beach towels

Maximum Occupancy: 3
Extra bedding: 1 sofa bed or a cot

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Superior Pool Sharing

These spacious double or twin rooms are positioned throughout the resort with a sea view; they’re elegantly decorated and have a king size bed or 2 twin beds. They have a furnished terrace, leading to an enticing swimming pool, sun lounger, floor-to-ceiling windows and an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower.

Room Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite television
  • Mini bar fridge
  • Tea-and-coffee-making facilities
  • Safe deposit box
  • Hairdryer
  • Shaving/Make-up mirror
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Complimentary beach towels

Maximum Occupancy: 3
Extra bedding: 1 sofa bed or a cot

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Deluxe Interconnecting

These spacious guest rooms are dotted round the resort. Elegantly decorated these double and twin rooms with interconnecting door offer the perfect accommodation for families looking for additional space.

All rooms consist of two bedrooms with a connecting door; one double bedded room connecting to a room with 2 single beds however some interconnecting rooms consist of two twin rooms thus accommodating four single beds. Each room has a private furnished balcony or terrace, floor-to-ceiling windows and en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower.

Room Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite television
  • Mini bar fridge
  • Tea-and-coffee-making facilities
  • Safe deposit box
  • Hairdryer
  • Shaving/Make-up mirror
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Complimentary beach towels

Maximum Occupancy: 6
Extra bedding: 2 sofa beds or 2 cots

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Superior Interconnecting

These spacious guest rooms are dotted across the resort with delightful sea views. Elegantly decorated these double and twin rooms with interconnecting door offer the perfect accommodation for families looking for additional space.

All rooms consist of two bedrooms with a connecting door; one double bedded room connecting to a room with 2 single beds however some interconnecting rooms consist of two twin rooms thus accommodating four single beds. Each room has a private furnished terrace leading to an enticing swimming pool, floor-to-ceiling windows and en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower.

Room Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite television
  • Mini bar fridge
  • Tea-and-coffee-making facilities
  • Safe deposit box
  • Hairdryer
  • Shaving/Make-up mirror
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Complimentary beach towels

Maximum Occupancy: 6
Extra bedding: 2 sofa beds or 2 cots

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Deluxe and Superior Interconnecting Pool Sharing

These spacious guest rooms are dotted across the resort, deluxe interconnecting have views of the grounds whilst superior interconnecting rooms have delightful sea views. Each room has a private furnished terrace leading to an enticing swimming pool, floor-to-ceiling windows and en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower.

Elegantly decorated these double and twin rooms with interconnecting door offer the perfect accommodation for families looking for additional space. All rooms consist of two bedrooms with a connecting door; one double bedded room connecting to a room with 2 single beds however some interconnecting rooms consist of two twin rooms thus accommodating four single beds. 

Room Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite television
  • Mini bar fridge
  • Tea-and-coffee-making facilities
  • Safe deposit box
  • Hairdryer
  • Shaving/Make-up mirror
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Complimentary beach towels

Maximum Occupancy: 6
Extra bedding: 2 sofa beds or 2 cots

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Deluxe Family

With their attractive décor these charming family rooms are popular with young families. Features include an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, double bedroom leading through to a small room with 2 sofas that can convert into children’s beds and floor-to-ceiling windows leading onto a terrace or balcony.

Room Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite television
  • Mini bar fridge
  • Tea-and-coffee-making facilities
  • Safe deposit box
  • Hairdryer
  • Shaving/Make-up mirror
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Complimentary beach towels

Maximum Occupancy: 4
Extra bedding: 2 sofa beds (children up to 11 years) or a cot

Suite

These chic suites are dotted on the hillside with lovely views of the resort and Aegean sea. Features include a walk-in dressing room, washroom, spacious open plan furnished living room, master bedroom with king size bed, an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, floor-to-ceiling windows, vast terrace with sun loungers, table and chairs overlooking the private swimming pool.

Room Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • 2 Satellite televisions
  • Mini bar fridge
  • Tea-and-coffee-making facilities
  • Safe deposit box
  • Hairdryer
  • Shaving/Make-up mirror
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Complimentary towels

Maximum Occupancy: 2
Extra bedding: Not available

Villa

These sophisticated 2-storey villas have a gated entrance leading into an open plan living room with kitchenette, sofas and floor-to-ceiling windows. The master bedroom on the ground floor has a king size bed, an en-suite bathroom with sliding wood shutters and floor-to-ceiling windows. The outside terrace can be approached from the bedroom and living room, it features sun loungers, chairs and tables and a lovely swimming pool.

On the upper floor there is a further bathroom, fitted wardrobes, a twin room with 2 single beds and a roof terrace. The roof terrace can also be accessed from the pool terrace.

Room Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • 3 Satellite televisions
  • Mini bar fridge
  • Tea-and-coffee-making facilities
  • Safe deposit box
  • Hairdryer
  • Shaving/Make-up mirror
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Complimentary towels

Maximum Occupancy: 4
Extra bedding: Cot

Qualified British nannies supervising lots of activities

All children's clubs and childcare activities are run from our Lakitira Beach Resort, right next to Helona. Our drop-in Evening Listening Service is available daily from 7.30pm to11pm and babysitting is bookable in resort with the childcare team, subject to availability.

Lakitira Beach Resort is a wonderland for children. With five super children's clubs, staffed by our qualified British nannies waiting to welcome the children, you can rest assured you will be able to relax on your holiday knowing your children are being fully entertained in a happy and fun environment.

Each club has a structured activity timetable, balancing indoor and outdoor play mindful of the hottest parts of the day. The older children learn to windsurf and sail a fun boat as part of their club in the company of our nannies and instructors, whilst babies are taking for a stroll in their buggies.

Separate kids' beach

At Lakitira there is a separate kids' beach with perfect shallow waters for paddling and splashing about, and from where all the children's watersports take place. There is a play area with swings and climbing frames and an AstroTurf football pitch for a spot of soccer for the aspiring player.

Childcare Clubs and Activities

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Baby Club (4-11 months)

Our Baby Club (operating from Lakitira Beach Resort) provides a calm and comforting environment for the tiny ones and we provide one nanny for two babies. Where possible your child will have the same nanny throughout the week. We strongly recommend pre-booking this club in the UK.

6 Mornings: 9am to 12.30pm - £180 per week
6 Afternoons: 2.30pm to 5.30pm - £180 per week
6 Full days: 9am to 12.30pm & 2.30pm to 5.30pm - £360 per week

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Toddler Club 1-2 Years

1 Year Olds: Our Toddler 1 Club (operating from Lakitira Beach Resort) has lots of room for indoor and outdoor play and plenty of stimulating toys and games. We aim to maintain a ratio of one nanny to every three children. We strongly recommend pre-booking these clubs in the UK.

6 Mornings: 9am to 12.30pm - £180 per week
6 Afternoons: 2.30pm to 5.30pm - £180 per week
6 Full days: 9am to 12.30pm & 2.30pm to 5.30pm - £360 per week

2 Year Olds: Our Toddler 2 Club provides plenty of fun and stimulating play for the slightly older toddlers both inside and outside the creche. We aim to maintain a ratio of one nanny to every four children.

6 Mornings: 9am to 12.30pm - FREE
6 Afternoons: 2.30pm to 5.30pm - FREE
6 Full days: 9am to 12.30pm & 2.30pm to 5.30pm - £180 per week

Sample Daily Activity Programme

9am Indoor Activity Under the Sea collage
10am Outdoor Activity Bikes and Trikes
11am Outdoor Activity Pool Fun
12pm Indoor Activity Songs and Stories
2.30pm Indoor Activity Splatter Painting
3.30pm Outdoor Activity Sandcastles
4.30pm Outdoor Activity Ball Pool Fun
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Mini Club (3-5 years)

Our Mini Club (operating from Lakitira Beach Resort) provides a fun-filled activity programme throughout the week and there is always a high ratio of nannies to children. We strongly recommend pre-booking this club in the UK.

6 Mornings: 9am to 12.30pm – FREE
6 Afternoons: 2.30pm to 5.30pm – FREE
6 Full days: 9am to 12.30pm & 2.30pm to 5.30pm – £180 per week

Sample Daily Activity Programme

9am Indoor Activity String Sea Painting
10am Outdoor Activity Sailing
11am Outdoor Activity 'Finding Nemo'
12pm Indoor Activity Songs and Stories
2.30pm Indoor Activity Parachute Games
3.30pm Outdoor Activity Wave Jumping
4.30pm Indoor Activity Puppet Show
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Junior Club (6-9 years)

Our Junior Club (operating from Lakitira Beach Resort) offers a varied programme of activities throughout the day including an introduction to sailing and windsurfing using junior equipment. We strongly recommend pre-booking this club in the UK.

6 Full days: 9am to 12.30pm & 2.30pm to 5.30pm - FREE

Sample Daily Activity Programme

9am Outdoor Activity Windsurfing/Sailing
10am Indoor/Outdoor Activity Table Tennis
11am Indoor/Outdoor Activity Circus Tricks
12pm Indoor/Outdoor Activity Show Practice
2.30pm Outdoor Activity Pool Gladiators
3.30pm Outdoor Activity Beach Volleyball
4.30pm Indoor/Outdoor Activity Rip Tag
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Kidz Club (10-13 years)

Our Kidz Club is a lively programme of activities and watersports throughout the day with tuition in windsurfing and sailing (operating from Lakitira Beach Resort). As the children are more independent at this age, supervision is provided when an activity is taking place. We strongly recommend pre-booking this club in the UK.

6 Full days: 9am to 12.30pm and 2.30pm to 5.30pm – FREE

Sample Daily Activity Programme

9am Outdoor Activity Rounders
10am Outdoor Activity Windsurfing/Sailing
11am Outdoor Activity Sea Frisbee
12pm Outdoor/Indoor Activity Body Art
2.30pm Outdoor Activity Canoeing
3.30pm Outdoor Activity Kite-Flying
4.30pm Outdoor/Indoor Activity Cricket
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Indy Club (14-17 years)

Family holidays are great, but older kids sometimes want to enjoy some independence, so for guests between 14 and 17 years we have the Indy Club (operating from Lakitira Beach Resort). It's a place where teenagers can meet up and make friends of their own age and enjoy a full programme of activities; run during summer school holiday period and October half term. 

6 Full days: 9am to 12.30pm and 2.30pm to 5.30pm – FREE

Sample Daily Activity Programme

10am Windsurfing
11am Beach Volleyball
3pm Waterpolo
4pm Beach Cricket
5pm Kayaking
8pm Indy Dinner
9.30pm Evening Entertainment

Free Evening Activities

Free evening activities are available for children booked into our kids clubs during school holiday periods from 7.30-9pm.

Ages 4 months to 5 years
Lakitira Beach Resort, just next to Helona runs a supervised Evening Listening Service for children aged 4 months to 5 years. The evening creche is open from 7.30pm until 11pm and welcomes you to bring your children along to watch a DVD on a comfy bean bag. The little ones are provided with a quiet sleeping area, so their routine is not broken.

Ages 6 to 9 years
7.30pm to 8.30pm - Entertainments for those booked into our Junior Club at Lakitira Beach Resort.
8.30pm to 11pm - Supervised Movie for all Mark Warner children in Helona at Lakitira Beach Resort. 

Ages 10 to 13 years
7.30pm to 9.30pm - Dinner and entertainments for those booked into our Kidz Club at Lakitira Beach Resort.

Indy Club 
7.30pm to 10.30pm - Dinner and entertainments for those booked into our Indy Club at Lakitira Beach Resort.

Please note: Evening Listening Service is not open on Saturday's in peak season.

Please note: Club operating times and number of days may vary depending on your transfer day and choice of resort. Prices will be amended accordingly at the time of booking. 

Additional Information

Special Needs Childcare
If your child has special needs we offer one-to-one care in Lakitira Beach resort, next to Helona, on selected departure dates. Please be aware spaces are limited and cannot be booked online. Call our reservations team for more information. 

Children's Mealtimes
The resort hosts an early children's buffet dinner at Lakitira Beach Resort's Trattoria di Mauro restaurant every evening with plenty of healthy child friendly dishes on offer to suit our younger guests taste, this high tea is available for children 4 months to 9 years. There is also a parents kitchen available for guest use, stocked with sterilisers, fridge, microwave, kettle and supply of UHT milk at Lakitira Beach Resort.

Watersports Activities

Helona and Lakitira Beach Resorts are situated on one of the best beaches on the island and offer superb conditions for sailing and windsurfing at all levels. Light winds most mornings, ideal for beginners, build in the afternoon to force-5, great for the more advanced sailors.

Our watersports centre at Lakitira Beach is RYA accredited, and we offer a number of National Sailing scheme courses. These courses enable sailors to earn a recognised certification and are ideal if you would like to join your local sailing club and own your own dinghy.

Lakitira Beach has some exciting new kit for our guests, including: 30 new windsurf boards (Futura, GO and Kode), 2 new RS500 craft and 6 new stand-up paddleboards. 

Please note: The waterfront is open Sunday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm, or daily in peak season.

Watersports at Helona

Sailing

From Lakitira Beach Resort, with first class tuition from Royal Yachting Association (RYA) instructors, we offer free group sailing lessons and clinics for sailors of all standards five days a week, with a great range of equipment for children right up to seasoned professionals. 

In addition, there is a full range of RYA Sailing courses and tuition:

Adult RYA courses from £70
Child RYA courses (6 years +) from £50
Private tuition from £50 for 60 minutes

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Windsurfing

From Lakitira Beach Resort, free group windsurfing lessons and clinics for all levels of windsurfer is included in the price of your holiday. All you need do is meet the waterfront team at the start of your holiday and choose the right course for you. 

Plus, there's a great range of RYA Windsurfing courses and tuition:

Adult RYA courses from £70 
Youth RYA (10-13 years) from £50 
Private tuition from £50 for 60 minutes

children scuba diving in lakitira

Scuba Diving

Lakitira Beach Resort has an on-site PADI dive school offering a range of courses for beginners through to intermediate divers, with a free supervised trial dive in the pool for new starters. 

Our qualified instructors provide PADI courses for adults and children:

Adults from £99 
Children (8 years +) from £199 

Stand-up Paddleboarding

This fun sport is easy to learn (unlike surfing!) and what's more you will benefit from a strong 'core' workout. Within an hour or two you will find you are more than comfortable on your board on the water. 

Starboard Stand-up Paddleboards are available for use free of charge for Mark Warner guests from Lakitira Beach Resort.

Kayaking

A great way to explore the local coastline, Kayaks are available for use free of charge for Mark Warner guests from Lakitira Beach Resort waterfront.

Snorkelling

SSnorkels are available to use free of charge for Mark Warner Guests from Lakitira Beach Resort.

Sailing Holidays in Kos

Conditions at Lakitira Beach Resort, next to Helona are near-perfect for every ability. The light morning wind is ideal for beginners, while for advanced sailors conditions build steadily into the afternoon, reaching force 3–5. The extensive range of sailing craft includes Lasers, Dart 16 and RS500.

It is advisable to pre-book RYA sailing courses prior to your holiday as courses booked in resort are subject to local taxes of more than 20%.

FREE Group Sailing Tuition Clinics

Group sailing clinics run over 5 days of the week and are tailored to ability. Groups are made up of a maximum of 6 people. Simply come along to a watersports briefing at the beginning of your holiday and sign up to join a group. 

Introduction to Sailing
Learn the basic skills which will get you out on the water in no time, and enjoy the thrills of sailing a Laser Pico.
FREE 3 hours of tuition.

Refresher Sailing
If you haven't sailed in a while, then this 1 hour session will refresh your memory and your skills.
FREE 1 x 1 hour session.

Improver Sailing
If you are looking to progress your sailing skills to race techniques, trapezing, asymmetrics and catamaran sailing, then join our Improver Sailing Clinics across your holiday week.
FREE 5 x 1½ hour sessions.

Please note: The waterfront at Lakitira Beach Resort is open 6 days a week in the off-peak season and 7 days a week in peak season from 9am to 5.30pm.

Advanced Sailing Courses and Private Tuition

RYA Adult Courses

As an RYA accredited centre, we are able to teach the National Sailing Scheme. This offers our guests the chance to earn a recognised, certified qualification, ideal for those interested in owning a dinghy or joining a sailing club. The minimum age for the below courses is 14 years. For younger sailors we are delighted to offer the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme.

RYA Start Sailing (Level 1)
The beginner's course. Run throughout the course of the week, teaches the fundamentals of sailing. By the end of the course, participants will have a basic understanding of sailing up, down and across wind, turning the boat and how to recover from a capsize. RYA Start Sailing certificate and log book (subject to successful assessment) are awarded. This course is always popular and we recommend pre-booking in the UK.
Price £70

RYA Basic Skills (Level 2) 
Tuition taking you to the next level throughout the course of the week. This course consolidates the skills learnt on the Start Sailing course and sets out the foundations of sailing. By the end of it you'll be a competent light-wind sailor. RYA Basic Skills certificate (subject to successful assessment) is awarded. Again, a very popular course, it is recommended to pre-book in the UK.
Price £70

RYA Better Sailing (Level 3)
A recent addition to the National Sailing Scheme, this excellent course bridges the gap between Start Sailing, Basic Skills and the Advanced Modules making the transition easier for those wishing to progress through the scheme. Through a large amount of time spent at the helm, confidence is built and technique is developed. RYA Better Sailing certificate (subject to successful assessment) is awarded. Pre-bookable in the UK.
Price £70

RYA Adult Courses Further Modules

Further Modules are for those who have already mastered the practical skills and absorbed the background knowledge required for levels 2-3.  

RYA Seamanship Skills
The successful sailor will be capable of manoeuvring a dinghy in a seamanlike manner and capable of making seamanship decisions in moderate conditions.  The emphasis of the course is placed on increasing self-reliance and decision making. Run over the course of the week. Booked in resort, available for adults and children 14 years and over.
Price £70

RYA Sailing with Spinnakers
An exhilharating course that, through the course of the week, teaches you how to rig, hoist, drop and trim a spinnaker effectively.  Large amounts of time are spent on the water, learning how to maximise boat speed and understand best course downwind.  A useful course to do if you are interested in racing crewed boats. Booked in resort, available for adults and children 14 years and over.
Price £70

RYA Start Racing
A course run across the week designed to give you confidence, knowledge and skills to help you partake in club racing in good conditions. Booked in resort, available for adults and children 14 years and over.
Price £70

RYA Youth Courses

For children under 14 years we offer the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme. The YSS offers both a fun and educational experience. Structured and progressive learning, delivered under the watchful eye of our experienced, qualified instructors will allow children to come away with an RYA qualification.  The scheme links in with the adult programme allowing for a smooth transition as children's skills develop.  

Stage 1 (Age 6-13 years)
Spread over the course of the week, introducing younger sailors to the basics of launching and recovering, steering, parts of the boat and basic sailing. A certificate (subject to successful assessment) is awarded at the end of the course. It is recommended to pre-book in the UK.
Price £50

Stage 2 (Age 6-13 years)
Instruction throughout the course of the week increases the ability of the young sailor's basic sailing skills, rope work and collision avoidance. At the end of the course they will be able to tack and control boat speed and leave and return to shore under supervision. Pre-bookable in the UK.
Price £50

Stage 3 (Age 8-13 years)
Tuition over the course of the week focusing on rigging, launching and recovery, sailing techniques, capsize recovery and sailing theory. By the end of the course the young sailor will be able to launch and sail a dinghy around a triangle with confidence in moderate conditions. A certificate is awarded at the end of the week upon successful completion. Pre-bookable in the UK.
Price £50

Stage 4 (Age 8-13 years)
Teaching sailing techniques including launch, mooring and recovery manoeuvres in crewed boats and recovering man overboard throughout the course of the week. A certificate is awarded at the end of the week upon successful completion. Booked in resort only.
Price £50

Please note: It is advisable to pre-book courses prior to departure in the UK, as courses booked in resort are subject to local taxes of over 20%.

Private Tuition

Available for all levels of sailor this lesson is tailored to your needs and is for both adults and children. Booked in resort with a maximum of 2 participants.

1 x 60 minute lesson
Price £50

Windsurfing in Helona Beach Resort

Lakitira and Helona Beach Resorts are particularly good for windsurfing. Calm conditions in the morning suit the beginner, while as the regular thermal winds build in the afternoon, conditions are well suited for the more advanced windsurfer.

We have a fantastic team of qualified instructors running our watersports centre, all on hand to simply rig or de-rig craft for you, instruct you on an RYA course or in a free group lesson, or just take you out on the water and to show you how it's done. We have plenty of all the latest equipment for our guests' use throughout the day.

Please note: All windsurfing activities take place at Lakitira Beach Resort, next to Helona.

FREE Group Windsurfing Tuition Clinics

Free tuition for all levels of windsurfer is included in the price of your holiday.  All you need do is meet the waterfront team at the start of your holiday and choose the right course for you. We'll have you out on the water in no time. 

Introduction to Windsurfing 
Learn the basics, how to turn 180 degrees and sailing across the wind. 
FREE 3 hours of tuition.

Refresher Windsurfing 
For those who have mastered the basics but would like to refresh their skills and move on. 
FREE 1 x 1 hour dry land session.

Improver Windsurfing 
Windsurfers wanting to progress to beach starts, using a harness and foot straps, faster tacks and freestyle.
FREE 5 x 1½ hour sessions.

Please note: The waterfront is open 6 days a week in the off-peak season and 7 days a week in peak season 9am to 5.30pm.

Advanced Windsurfing Courses and Private Tuition

RYA Adult Courses

For those looking to progress even further and gain a windsurfing qualification, we offer RYA courses throughout the summer. Our Adult RYA courses have a minimum age of 14 years. For younger windsurfers we are delighted to offer the RYA Youth Windsurfing Scheme.

RYA Start Windsurfing
Tuition throughout the week with an introduction to the basics. On completion, you'll be awarded an RYA logbook and certificate (subject to assessment). Pre-bookable in the UK.
Price £70

RYA Intermediate Windsurfing - Non Planing course
The introduction of the Fastfwd coaching will help to fine tune your basic skills, making you windsurf faster and more fluid. New techniques such as the beach start and harness work will gear you up ready for the excitement of blasting control. On completion, you'll be awarded a certificate (subject to assessment). Pre-bookable in the UK.
Price £70

RYA Intermediate Windsurfing - Planing course
Comprising of tuition throughout the week. The second part of the intermediate course where harness and footstrap techniques combined with Fastfwd coaching improve your stance, get the board planing and improves theory knowledge. On completion, you'll be awarded a certificate (subject to assessment). Booked in resort.
Price £70

RYA Youth Scheme

For those 8 to 13 years who would like to take part in an RYA windsurfing course, we have a comprehensive youth scheme which is pre-bookable in the UK, comprising of:

RYA Youth Windsurfing Scheme Stage 1
An ideal introduction throughout the week, teaching young windsurfers the basics of getting on the water and sailing the board across the wind and back. 
Price £50

RYA Youth Windsurfing Scheme Stage 2
Practical skills to get young windsurfers sailing around a course practicing tacking and gybing, enabling them to make progression towards and away from the wind. 
Price £50

RYA Youth Windsurfing Scheme Stage 3
Through the course of the week, we will teach board set up and rigging, enhancing the stance on all points of sailing and introduce basic harness techniques in stronger winds. 
Price £50

Please note: All courses booked in resort are subject to local taxes.

Available for al levels of windsurfer this lesson is tailored to your needs and is for both adults and children. Booked in resort with a maximum of 2 participants.

1 x 60 minute lesson
Price £50

Scuba Diving at Helona Beach Resort

Please note: All scuba-diving activities take place at Lakitira Beach Resort, next door to Helona.

At Lakitira Beach Resort we have our own on-site PADI dive school offering a range of courses for beginner through to advanced divers.

If you are keen to learn and want to explore under the water, but unsure if diving is for you, then come for a free "try" dive in the pool under the supervision of one of our PADI instructors. Here you can learn all about the equipment and get a feel for being underwater without having to go too far.

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Discover Scuba Diving

If you want to try scuba diving but aren't quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course this introduction course is for you.

Discover Scuba Diving covers the theory of diving, learning about the equipment in the hotel pool and is then followed by a dive in open water. Your instructor will be by your side at all times. If you wish to progress your diving further, completion of this course will count towards the PADI Open Water Diver qualification. This course can be booked in resort.

Minimum age: 10 years
Price £99

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PADI Scuba Diver

If you're short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating may be right for you. This course is an intermediate step for earning an Open Water Diver certification, at any time.

The "Scuba Diver" course runs across 2 days and it includes 3 hours of theory, 3 pool dives and 2 open water sea dives. This course can be pre-booked in the UK.

Minimum age: 10 years
Price £220 (pre-booked)

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PADI Open Water Diver Course

The PADI Open Water Diver course is one of the most popular and widely recognised scuba courses in the world.

Theory and diving skills are developed in the pool. When your instructor is confident that you're ready, you'll have 4 training dives in open water. You'll be awarded with a certificate of achievement upon completion of the course. Pre-bookable in the UK.

Minimum age: 10 years
Price £335 (pre-booked)

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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Suitable for qualified open water divers, this course enables you to improve your diving skills and progress to a qualified advanced diver. A choice of adventure dives are taken on this course, these include deep dives, navigation or night dives. Pre-bookable in the UK.

Minimum age: 10 years
Price £225 (pre-booked)

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PADI Bubblemaker 

A chance for kids to blow bubbles by scuba diving, taking their first breaths underwater under the direct care and supervision of PADI instructors. This one off pool session allows children to use scuba diving equipment made for children and have lots of fun. 

Booked in resort
Ages: 8 and 9 years
Price £25

PADI Seal Team

This course takes 4 hours over 2 half days and is action packed with Aquamissions which include taking pictures and using navigation equipment. The course also teaches children the basics of diving such as buoyancy control, mask clearing and regulator recovery. Both ‘missions’ take place in the swimming pool. 

Mission 1 – Octopus
Children will learn breathing techniques, swimming underwater, how to use the air gauge, equalising ear pressure, hand signal use, ascent and inflating BCD on the surface.

Mission 2 – Shark Squad
This session will teach young divers how to clear water from their regulator and mask, recover their regulator and gives them the confidence to progress to the sea.

This course can be pre-booked in the UK.
Ages: 8 and 9 years
Price £199 (pre-booked)
 

Helona Beach Resort Activities

With so many activities to do on and off the water you really are spoilt for choice. For our guests staying at Helona Beach Resort, you are very welcome to take part in all of the activities at our Lakitira Beach Resort, next to Helona, free of charge. Take a mountain bike and explore the local area, play some beach volleyball or participate in a social game of football or touch rugby throughout the week, amongst other activities available 6 days a week, from early morning through to sunset.  

Helona Beach Activities

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Fitness Programme

The fully qualified aerobics instructors run daily classes to suit all levels of fitness and include aqua sessions on the schedule.

The Sea Garden Animations Team run a daily waterpolo match which is a great spectator sports if you are not feeling competitive. 

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Tennis

Whether you are up for a gentle knock up or a challenging game, there is plenty of opportunity for a game of tennis on the Astroturf courts situated in Mini Bodrum.

Although not run by Mark Warner Tennis coaching staff, the Sea Garden team will be on hand to help with your court bookings.

Court Bookings:
25TL in daylight
30TL in floodlit hours

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Gym

Pump it up in the fully-equipped gym with indoor pool, or wind down in the wellness centre with Turkish bath and sauna.

Helona Beach Resort for Adults

Helona is a fantastic hotel to enjoy as a couple or in a group of friends.  The restaurants and bars offer an intimate atmosphere throughout the day and the 21 swimming pools dotted around the resort means there is always somewhere to escape and relax. 

There are plenty of activities on offer at Lakitira Beach Resort, next door, including social tennis, group windsurfing and sailing lessons and a variety of aerobics and fitness classes.

A short distance from the beach resort is the buzzing town of Kardamena, with plenty of bars and nightlife, and slightly further is the delightful picturesque Kos town. If you fancy some serious shopping, then a day-trip to Bodrum in Turkey is easily arranged.

Adults at Helona Beach

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Out and About

There are plenty of activities on offer, including social tennis, group windsurfing and sailing lessons and a variety of aerobic and fitness classes - all a short walk at Lakitra Beach Resort.

If you fancy getting out and about, a short distance from the beach resort is the town of Kardamena with its lively atmosphere.

Slightly further afield is the attractive and bustling Kos town with mosques, a medieval castle and ancient remains, most notably Asklepion. A day trip to the pretty cosmopolitan Bodrum is a must for those with a love of shopping, there's an exceptional choice of shops and restaurants however Bodrum still retains the character of a pretty market town.  

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Singles and Groups

Those travelling alone, are likely to meet like-minded people at this resort. Right at the start of your holiday, our customer cervice team invite you to informal early evening drinks in the bar, where you will get the chance to meet fellow guests.

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Single Parents

Single parents can enjoy some 'me' time at the spa or read a book on the beach while the little ones are in childcare.

Single parents can enjoy some 'me' time at the spa. No stone has been left unturned when it comes to the health spa.

It features a total of four treatment rooms including two VIP cabins, a special chromotherapy room, a double Ayurvedic suite and a wet room with a floating bed. 

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