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Diving into Rhodes

A new range of water sports and wellbeing attractions have been added to the existing attractions on offer in the Greek Islands, Travel Editor Frank Baldwin reports.

Amada Colossos Resort, the 5-star luxury seafront resort located on the cosmopolitan and history-rich Greek island of Rhodes, reopened on May 1st for the 2023 season with an impressive list of sport and wellbeing experiences for its guests, some of them available for the first time.
 
The exciting new range of water sport activities are all being provided by Go Dive Rhodes. These activities are all centred on guests enjoying the beach and water and include:
 
• Boat trips around Rhodes Island with the choice of three different vessels: catamaran cruises, power boats and mirage boats
• Adrenaline activities including hydro bikes and hydrofoils, hoverboards, jet packs or jet surfs
• Traditional water skiing and wakeboarding for beginners or intermediates 
• Diving adventures with Go Dive Rhodes PADI-certified diving centre. Guests can learn to dive with expert instructors or take guided tours to some of the most beautiful diving spots around the island
 
This wide range of water sports activities is available to Amada Colossos guests at no extra cost. You simply have to pre-book through the Go Dive Rhodes website – www.godiverhodes.com.
 
For those seeking a more relaxed approach during their visit, the Amada Wellness Spa offers treatments to soothe the mind and body.
 
There is a selection of holistic therapies and wellness treatments available – a revitalising massage, a purifying facial, or one of Amada’s signature treatments from a fully trained therapist. 
 
You can also take a sauna, Hammam or Jacuzzi. Alternatively enjoy a manicure or pedicure. 
 
The exclusive beachfront within Amada Colossos Resort’s is ideal for sunbathing while lounging in a private gazebo, plus, in addition to the water sports mentioned above you can water-ski, paraglide, go pedal boating and Stand Up Paddleboarding, or enjoy a game of beach volleyball.
 
And while you are on the beach, the resort offers a sunscreen concierge service to help guests protect their skin during their holiday.
 
Amada Colossos currently offers its guests a choice of 16 restaurants and this summer has seen the opening of Enalia, its very first traditional Greek beach restaurant and bar.
Chefs will cook anti kristo lamb and other Greek favourites such as classics like mageireuta, karavoli (snails fried in red sauce with onions and spice) and kokkinisto (Greek-style beef stew in tomato sauce).
 
These authentic homemade dishes and pies from different regions of Greece, will be cooked using wood ovens. There’s also a variety of cocktails, drinks, and refreshments available.
And if there is romance in the air, you have the option of booking a candlelit dinner-for-two in a private Gazebo for those extra-special occasions.
 
Amada Colossos has a variety of room options from double rooms and family swim-up rooms to private villas. Guests can select board options from half-board to Ultra All-Inclusive Collections to suit their budget.
 
The resort includes a five-slide waterpark with sections for toddlers, children, teens and adults and there are private adult-only areas around the pools.
 
• 2023 lead-in Rates, per night are: Double BB from €134; Family BB from €298; Sea View Junior Suites from €418; Sea View Amada Villa from €1,964. For bookings and more information, visit www.amadacolossosresort.com.
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