When you’re not catching some rays by the pool or dipping into the nearby party scene, you could be staying on top of your workout routine with relaxing yoga classes, sipping premium pre-drinks or dancing to in-house DJ sets. Now, throw in a bunch of sun-drenched settings, from the Red Sea shores of Egypt to the idyllic Greek islands, and you’ve got the perfect base for a week (or two) of adult only fun.
Still can’t quite decide if it’s for you? Here are seven reasons why you need to stay in a Cook’s Club hotel.
1. Relaxing boho interiors
You’ll feel right at home as soon as you arrive, whichever Cook’s Club hotel you choose. Both stripped-back and stylish, relaxing is easy when you’re surrounded by beautiful bamboo fixtures and soothing earthy tones. Holidaying as a group? The whole place has been designed for get-togethers with plenty of communal areas for you to flit between. Scattered with long tables and low seating, socialise with your friends, or make new ones over a signature cocktail. Matching the rest of the hotel's modern look, the rooms are just as stylish! Depending on your location, you can bag a balcony with sea, pool, lagoon, or even urban views.
2. Atmospheric pool days
If you’re looking for feel-good beats while you sunbathe, you won’t have to wander far for those blissful summer sounds at Cook’s Club. Here, the pool area is right at the heart of the action with an in-house DJ getting everyone in the holiday mood. Tap your feet to chill-out tunes perfect for lazy days sipping cocktails. And as soon as the sun goes down, the music goes up! Gearing you up for the evening ahead, just see it as your ticket to the ultimate pre-party. Not ready to call it a night when the set ends? Found in some of Europe’s most lively resorts, you’ll never be far from a line-up of bars if you want to continue the festivities.
3. Pre or post-party self care
After all that partying, don’t forget to squeeze in some self care. At Cook’s Club, there are so many ways to unwind, whether you choose to channel your inner zen with a yoga class, or prefer to take a snooze poolside on one of the many cushioned loungers. For those staying at Cook’s Club Alanya, there’s also the option to book yourself in for a rejuvenating Turkish hammam treatment - pretty fancy, right? If your idea of self care involves sweating out harmful toxins, there’s a state-of-the-art gym on hand to take care of all your fitness needs too.
4. A resident mixologist
It’s always cocktail ‘o'clock at Captain Cook’s Bar. Open everyday from 9am till midnight, it’ll be your go-to for all things refreshing, whether you’re after a tasty smoothie, a pitcher of sangria, or for those feeling the effects of last night’s antics, a shot of Espresso. But the cocktails are the star of the show! With a leading mixologist to thank for its menu, you won’t struggle finding the perfect sundowner. Try unique creations like Cook's Passion (vodka, lemon, passion fruit & soda water), and if it’s not for you, you’ve got plenty of classics to fall back on. The drinks look just as good as they taste too! Garnished with handpicked herbs and fresh fruit, don’t forget to take a picture for your Instagram feed.
5. Bars and beaches at your feet
You’ll never be far from a beach or a string of drinking spots at a Cook’s Club hotel. Stay on a stunning peninsula in Turkey that’s just a taxi ride away from Marmaris’ lively Bar Street, or base yourself beside 10 kilometres of soft, white sand in Kos. Prefer to be closer to the nightlife than the ocean? Choose Cook’s Club Hersonissos in Crete, where the party atmosphere will hit you from the minute you leave the hotel. If you don’t mind travelling slightly further, El Gouna’s Red Sea surroundings are second to none. Discover the area’s incredible coral reefs with a dive team ready to take you underwater.
6. World-inspired street food
Keeping things casual, Cantina’s menu is tempting even when it’s scorching outside. Taking poolside snacks up a notch, expect dishes inspired by world street food trends, from Greek style mezzes to recipes plucked straight from Saigon. Your taste buds will be spoilt for choice around-the-clock. If you weren’t a fan of breakfast before, you won’t be able to resist the smell of the American style pancakes. Wondering what to order while you sunbathe? The chicken, vegan and beef sliders are perfect for sharing, while those craving something a little more substantial, may prefer the delicious grilled options and fresh pizzas.
7. Another reason to stay in a Cook’s Club hotel… the signature events
If there’s one thing Cook’s Club does well, it’s events! And you can look forward to 21 weeks of them in 2022 alone. Not only is it a great chance to create lasting memories, but you’ll make friendships that will last just as long. Connect with like-minded people through good-time activities celebrating all of life's pleasures from food, drinks, wellbeing and even music. Dotted throughout the calendar, keep your eye on these key dates and make your holiday extra special.
So what are you waiting for? Book your Cook’s Club holiday today and look forward to yummy street food, signature events, beaches on your doorstep, expertly made drinks, upbeat pool days, some much-needed self care and a whole lot more.
About the author
Adele has worked in travel for a number of years now, which has taken her to some amazing places. When she’s not at home cuddling her dog, she loves to explore new places. From Mexico to Croatia and Iceland, she has some great insider tips.