Cavo tagoo is most notably one of the best High-end hotels in Mykonos, offering upscale quarters, sophisticated dining & a chic spa, plus an infinity pool.
Among the island’s first established, and still one of the best, luxury complexes, the Cavo Tagoo gazes out to sea from its hillside location near Hóra, Mýkonos. It’s a stylish (and often full) hotel offering spacious rooms, often with private plunge-pools, and generous breakfasts.
Located 500m north of Hóra towards the new port, on a west-facing hillside looking to anchored cruise-ships and the sunset. Walking distance to the action, though high-season traffic can be off-putting (and clearly audible from the pool area) – take the frequent free shuttle to town instead.
Style and character
Originally built atop an abandoned quarry in 1985 by owner-architect Paris Liakos, then renovated thoroughly in 2007, this “barefoot chic” complex set the bar high for all the cutting-edge lodging that followed on the island. The 38-metre-long infinity seawater pool with an aquarium bar and wood decking, looking towards the sunset, forms its heart.
Service and facilities
Genuinely five-star attentive, from clued-up, flawlessly turned out staff; common facilities include a naturally lit basement pool, spa with steam bath, sauna and couple’s massage room and a decently equipped fitness centre (though this has no natural light). Transfers from/to sea- or airport (for a charge) by arrangement.
* Fitness centre
* Room service
* Steam room/hammam
Of 83 units, over half are “superior” rooms, suites or villas. These are worth the extra outlay for full/elevated sea views, DVD players and music systems, upgraded internet access and quasi-private – if chilly – plunge-pools (neighbours can actually see in). Bathrooms are marble clad and feature whirlpool baths and premium Korres sundries, Greece’s answer (along with rival Apivita) to Molton & Brown. Decor and furnishings are resolutely minimalist, tending towards IKEA, in subdued tones with the only splashes of colour from the chairs. However, they are well kept, with Simmons orthopaedic mattresses and annual makeovers as needed.
Food and Drink
The on-site restaurant offers a Greek menu at lunchtime but becomes the Kiku Sushi Bar by night, very accomplished food with some walk-in trade but five-star pricey. The “full US” buffet breakfast (served at poolside) is generous and universally praised. But even for Mýkonos, pool-bar drinks starting at €12 are a bit stiff.
Value for Money
Good in the off season, less so otherwise. Double rooms from €180/£138 for a ‘Classic’ or €900/£688 per night for four people in a two-bedroom pool villa, during low season, rising respectively to €648/£496 and €2,880/£2204 in peak season. Complimentary upgrades tend to be offered when available. Free Wi-Fi. Open early May–early Oct.
Access for guests with disabilities?
Under-12s stay for free; cots and baby-sitting service available.
Address and Contacts
Tagoo, Mýkonos City, 84600
00 30 22890 20100