Laying on the double sun-bed by the pool with your partner next to you, high up in the village of Imerovigli, you seem oblivious to the world gliding by several hundred feet beneath you. Where you are, the peace is absolute and serene, the only sounds coming from the water trickling in the pool and the gentle onshore breeze ruffling your hair, the behemoth cruise liners moored in the bay looking more like private yachts. The views are simply magical, a 180 degree vista of glistening cobalt ocean, desolate volcanic rock with huge precipices and an azure sky without a cloud in sight. There is a distinct lack of noise, as if you're locked in a vacuum, for the hotel is a 'adults only' retreat whilst traffic is restricted to the main road, a little distance away, mules and donkeys being the preferred mode of transport on the narrow paths around the On the Rocks Santorini.
In keeping with the style of most boutique hotels on the island and especially the Caldera, one of a handful of inhabited volcanic craters on the planet, the On The Rocks Santorini is romantic, minimal, chic and very white. Many buildings on the island are lime-washed to protect them from the sun's rays and damp, there is no exception here. Rooms are bright, airy and restful with a splash of colour here and there, all with terraces or balconies, stunning views of the volcano and front row seats for the spectacular sunsets. Breakfast is delivered by room service direct to your room or terrace, to be enjoyed in private by you and your partner. A boutique mini spa offers an extensive range of energizing treatments and relaxing massages with facilities to include a Jacuzzi and jet shower, whilst the pool bar serves refreshing drinks, snacks and succulent delicacies; the perfect recipe for a hedonistic vacation.
The On the Rocks Santorini offers MedClub members the following rewards:
Premiere Member Welcome basket of fruit
Prestige Member Welcome bottle of wine
Privilege Member Welcome bottle of wine
Members who return to the On the Rocks Santorini having spent at least 7 nights within a rolling 12 month period will also be rewarded with:
A complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability)