Luxury Greek golf resort Costa Navarino has announced that it is developing two new beachfront eco resorts close to the two José Mariá Olazábal-designed golf courses already scheduled to be completed in 2021.
The resorts are part of Costa Navarino’s development of three new areas of the destination: Navarino Hills, Navarino Bay and Navarino Waterfront.
The hotel at Navarino Bay – designed by two of Greece’s most prominent and successful architectural practices Tombazis & Associates Architects and K-Studio – will be the destination’s most luxurious hotel, offering 99 suites and pool villas on two kilometres of waterfront.
The resort has an earth-sheltered design with the buildings blending into the curved hillside with planted roofs. The design follows the natural topography of the land, using local materials, giving the impression that it has grown organically. The new hotel will feature a beach club, large swimming pool, destination spa, and various restaurants, bars, lounges and terrace spaces overlooking the Bay of Navarino.
The hotel at Navarino Waterfront – designed by Tombazis & Associates Architects, a big proponent of contemporary bioclimatic design – north of Navarino Bay, will be different in design with a contemporary take on a traditional port town.
The design borrows architectural details from the region, such as stone-built towers, sloping stone walls and wooden elements, but interprets them in a lean and modern style. Appealing to those looking for a livelier holiday, there will be a waterfront Agora with shops, restaurants, an open-air cinema, lagoon pools and a boho-chic beach club. The hotel will have 174 rooms and suites as well as 26 bungalows.
South of Navarino Bay, development continues on Olazábal’s two new golf courses, which are set high above the coastline, stretching over 150 hectares of scrubland typical of the region and bringing the total number of signature golf courses at Costa Navarino to four – all within a 13km radius.
A commitment to the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility exist throughout its operation and development – the building footprint covers only 10 per cent of the land – thus protecting and preserving both its natural beauty and the local communities of Messinia.
The construction of all new developments is expected to be completed in 2021.