Atlantica Nissaki Seashore Evaluation: An All Inclusive Week in Corfu10 min read
Welcome to our evaluation of the Atlantica Nissaki Seashore all inclusive with TUI Blue.
We simply obtained again from every week’s keep in Corfu on the Atlantica Nissaki Seashore. We had a good time, and I needed to share a few of our expertise if you happen to’re contemplating staying at this all-inclusive resort.
What does Atlantica Nissaki Seashore price?
In the event you’re studying my Atlantica Nissaki Seashore evaluation, you may be like us, searching for a top quality all-inclusive in Corfu. As a result of who doesn’t love the Greek islands in summer time?
We booked this specific lodge as a result of it was a fraction of the worth of reserving a villa on this a part of Corfu and this summer time we had been positively on a price range. The Atlantica appeared best – rated as 4* on the TUI web site, and providing a spread of room choices with all-inclusive packages.
We paid slightly over £2,000 for 2 of us to remain for seven nights on the Atlantica Nissaki Seashore in August. This included return flights from Manchester, and free bus switch between the airport and resort.
For this value you get an upgraded room – we booked a set. The worth additionally consists of all of your meals and drinks, and actions. The lodge has nightly leisure, and varied train lessons together with yoga. There are two swimming swimming pools, two eating places, and two bars.
Lodging at TUI Atlantica Nissaki Seashore
There are a selection of room sorts to e book on the Atlantica in Corfu. The most cost effective are customary double rooms, however you may improve. The upgraded rooms embrace bigger doubles, suites for households, and swim-up rooms and suites. A lot of the rooms face the ocean and have a full or partial sea view.
We upgraded to a one bed room suite. That is billed as a bed room with adjoining sitting room, and a toilet with walk-in bathe. I hoped it will give a bit extra space and privateness as I’d be sharing a room with my 17 yr previous daughter.
We got a nook suite on the highest ground, with an incredible balcony providing unbelievable views up and down the coast. Sadly, the bathe and tub are successfully within the bed room. The suite has mirrors *all over the place*, so there’s zero privateness. We got a king sized mattress however the lodge put one other mattress within the sitting room so we didn’t must share.
The rooms are nicely kitted out with mini fridge, robes, kettle, hairdryer, secure, televisions and quick WiFi.
What’s the lodging like?
The view is unbelievable however this constructing is a bit drained. Torn sofas, stains on chairs, marks on the partitions, chips in a few of the furnishings. These aren’t issues that fear me significantly. I care that the beds are clear and comfy, and my room is clear. On these scores, the Atlantica Nissaki Seashore scores 10/10. However if you happen to’re searching for 5* luxurious, this isn’t that. On the lookout for swanky? I’d advocate the a lot smarter Atlantica in Rhodes, the place we stayed in 2019.
Drained furnishings apart, look! This was the attractive view from our balcony:
Pool and Seashore Evaluation
There are two swimming swimming pools on the Atlantica Nissaki Seashore. The primary is by the seaside, and is a nice salt water pool with solar loungers and a bar adjoining.
There are waiters who will take drink orders all through the day, and we favored the out of doors showers right here for cleansing off after swimming within the sea. If the pool is crowded, there’s a second pool on prime of the bungalow buildings, which additionally has solar loungers.
We didn’t spend quite a lot of time right here as a result of (imo) who sits subsequent to a pool whenever you’re 5 steps away from the ocean?
The seaside is a delight. You’ll want seaside footwear (carry some with you, they’re extortionate on the lodge store) however the water is obvious and heat and nice for swimming and snorkeling. A brief stroll down the seaside you may lease boats and kayaks and there are the standard inflatable rides. There’s additionally a small taverna and cocktail bar if you wish to get away from the lodge crowds.
TUI Nissaki Meals and Drink Evaluation
In the event you’re paying for an all-inclusive resort, the food and drinks is a HUGE a part of any evaluation. I’m going to be utterly sincere right here – the food and drinks at Atlantica Nissaki Seashore isn’t wonderful, and positively not what I’d anticipate from a lodge that’s billing itself as a 5* expertise.
It wasn’t TERRIBLE, however compared to all-inclusive resorts we’ve visited in Rhodes and Mexico, this was simply okay. I’ve had worse, I’ve had higher.
Right here’s what it is advisable to know:
- Your all-inclusive consists of drinks within the fridge in your room. That is refilled each day and consists of mushy drinks, a few beers and a bottle of water.
- All inclusive drinks embrace beer, wine, mushy drinks and native spirits. We discovered the native spirits to style very strongly of alcohol, which may be your factor! All-inclusive drinks accessible from 10am till midnight.
- There’s a essential restaurant that serves breakfast and the dinner buffet. That is open from 7-10am for breakfast and 7-9.30pm for dinner. The meals is as you’d anticipate, service is environment friendly however not overly pleasant. (Prime marks to the chef who was cooking pancakes at 10.02am and once I requested if I might have one stated, “No, you’re too late,” and ate the pancakes himself). We each had been sick after consuming on the dinner buffet.
- Lunch is a lot better, served on the lodge’s second restaurant, which is by the pool from 12.30 to 2.30pm. Freshly cooked gyros and kebabs had been scrumptious and there was additionally some tasty grilled fish.
- Between meals, all-inclusive prospects can get pastries on the bar between 3 and 5pm, and snacks between 11pm and midnight.
- The lunch restaurant doubles as an ‘a la carte’ restaurant which you’ll go to as soon as per go to – it is advisable to e book just a few days forward through the TUI app.
My sincere evaluation is that this is among the much less beneficiant all-inclusive packages I’ve seen. Different resorts we’ve visited would have a snack bar open all day, so you can seize a portion of fries, a fast salad, or an ice cream – however that’s not an choice right here.
Exploring Corfu from TUI Atlantica Nissaki Seashore
The Atlantica Nissaki Seashore is located proper on the seaside and it’s solely potential you received’t need to depart all week!
Nevertheless, we’re extra of the exploring type of vacationer. If that’s you, please know this resort is sort of distant. Though the village of Kalami is simply 3km from the lodge, it’s over an hour’s stroll up a really huge hill in probably extremely popular climate. There aren’t any native taxi companies, no close by outlets and only one taverna on the seaside.
If you wish to discover, you’re going to wish a ship or a automobile. We did each, hiring a automobile for the primary few days of our journey, after which a ship.
A automobile is crucial if somebody will get sick, as a result of the closest pharmacy is a 20-minute drive away, and it’s additionally helpful to go to the native outlets to top off on snacks and drinks.
A ship is the proper option to discover the shoreline, visiting varied seashores and tavernas with out coping with these mountain roads. In the event you want a automobile, I like to recommend Katerina’s Vehicles (at 50 euros a day, it was far cheaper than the agency that TUI really helpful, they usually introduced our automobile to the lodge, and picked up it afterwards). We employed our boat from Nissaki Lease a Boat, and paid 85 euros a day, plus gasoline.
In the event you actually don’t need to rent, then don’t panic. Many native eating places up and down this coast run boat taxis, and can come to the seaside to gather you, whisk you off for dinner, then carry you house on the finish of the evening. Dimitri’s, close to Kalami, will even ship a automobile to select you up out of your villa or lodge. The boat taxis usually price round 6 euros per particular person.
Finest Locations to Go to round Nissaki
The beauty of this a part of Corfu is that there’s nothing REALLY to do. No huge water parks or vacationer locations. As an alternative, it’s about exploring small villages, hidden seashores, coves and caves – a few of which you’ll solely have the ability to attain by boat. Our favourites embrace:
A tiny seaside with three tavernas. Cease right here for lunch and the restaurant workers will assist you park your boat, AND provide free solar loungers. Nikolas‘ is nice for conventional greek meals, Toula’s does high-end seafood and Taverna Agni is a beloved native establishment that makes wonderful meals – you’ll must e book forward for Taverna Agni, because it’s often booked nicely forward.
Kalami is what passes for bustling on this a part of Corfu. There are three tavernas. Two serve Greek meals and the third – The White Home – was once house to the Durrell household and now does nice eating. At Kalami there are two mini markets and a good bakery, together with a tiny cocktail bar that does occasional karaoke nights. In the event you’re on a ship, simply exterior Kalami Bay there’s an previous church and caves that you would be able to snorkel by. You may rent boats, paddleboards and kayaks on the seaside right here.
This seaside is simply previous Kerasia (so about 2 bays previous Kalami) and is a large seaside that’s solely accessible by boat. This implies it’s often fairly quiet. There aren’t any amenities or umbrellas, however there are large bushes backing the seaside that present plenty of shade, and fallen logs to behave as seats. This can be a spectacular spot to go snorkelling, 10/10 really helpful.
In the event you occur to overlook breakfast, head to Avlaki Seashore and Cavo Barbero. This taverna does a improbable Greek brunch (English variations additionally accessible) and the seating within the backyard is shaded by essentially the most huge, historic olive bushes. Whenever you’ve eaten, the seaside is only a few steps away, and there’s loads of good parking. We discovered fig bushes alongside the seaside right here, and it was a stunning spot to spend a morning.
San Stefanos is a comparatively bustling little harbour village and a very good place to cease for lunch if you happen to’re exploring the coast. Attempt Barolo for a particular lunch, or go to the bakery on the harbour sq. for recent cheese and spinach pastries and bread to make your individual seaside picnic.
That is the closest this a part of Corfu has to a city, however Kassiopi is mostly a village. Drive down the hill into city and there’s a harbour fringed with eating places, and a road of retailers promoting native crafts and souvenirs. From the harbour, it’s a 10-minute stroll over the hill to the seaside, which may get a bit hectic. Additionally value noting: there’s a grocery store on the way in which out of city that permits you to pre-order barbecued meats which might be to die for.
TUI BLUE ATLANTICA NISSAKI BEACH REVIEW: OVERALL IMPRESSION
My TUI Atlantica Nissaki Seashore evaluation verdict is blended. The meals wasn’t wonderful and I wasn’t wowed by the all-inclusive meals, or the actions on provide. The workers on the lodge typically are environment friendly, however I wouldn’t say they’re particularly pleasant.
However there ARE issues I beloved in regards to the Atlantica Nissaki Seashore.
- This lodge is in one in all my favorite elements of Corfu. It’s attractive. Totally attractive.
- The rooms are clear and spacious, the views had been wonderful and it’s best if you wish to be near a seaside.
- If you’d like a vacation the place you keep put, and sit by a pool with a drink, I feel you’ll actually benefit from the Atlantica Nissaki Seashore.
- The newer, swim-up rooms look smarter than the rooms in the principle constructing.
- In the event you rent a automobile or a ship, that is an incredible place to discover with a great deal of seashores, villages and tavernas.
Would I like to recommend this lodge? It relies upon what you want. There may be smarter resorts round however this location is fairly laborious to fault.