Corfu calls

Ultima Collection is opening its sixth resort, Ultima Corfu, with bespoke offerings this June

An al fresco dining experience overlooking the Ionian Sea. Credit: Ultima Collection

CORFU - Ultima Collection is opening its sixth resort, Ultima Corfu, on 1 June 2020. Perched on a dramatic hillside overlooking out the Ionian Sea, Ultima Corfu will be the brand's first beachside residence, offering bespoke services and a highly sanitised environment.

The villa will be available for 14 pax (1 master room, 6 double bedrooms, 1 standard twin room). All bedrooms will feature en-suite bathrooms and dressing-rooms. Spread over 1,000 sqm, the two-storey property has two 20-m seaview infinity pools, two outdoor lounges, an al fresco dining area, a fitness studio and personal trainer, holistic heated therapies, a jacuzzi, and the Ultima Spa massage and other treatment amenities.

Pristine views from one of the 20-m infinity pools. Credit: Ultima Collection

Mr Gilles Repond, Ultima director of sales, said: "Ultima Corfu is perfect for small incentive/corporate groups looking for business/corporate retreats, as well as independent travellers who want to share a great experience with friends or family.

"Due to the COVID-19 situation, we have also increased our cleaning standards with additional health and safety measures. Hard surfaces are cleaned and sterilised before the group's arrival and regularly during their stay. We also run biological tests on hard surfaces with an independent lab partner to identify a series of pathogens, including COVID-19.

"Finally, we also offer the options to completely sterilise both the air and hard surfaces, and organise health screening for guests and staff with our lab partner.

"We can re-arrange the facilities and seating arrangements to guests' wishes and in alignment with the COVID-19 health and safety recommendations, of course."

Tailor-made itineraries include full access to a 20-m yacht with a captain and steward, expeditions to Sivota and the Blue Lagoon, the Bleu Caves, snorkelling, and exploring sandy secluded coves.

He added: "For team building we can also create on-demand specific activities, anything from cooking classes to treasure hunts. We also have a range of land and cultural expeditions to explore the wonders of this historical region, from (the) UNESCO World Heritage site in Corfu and around, palaces and picturesque venues, to archaeological sites."

Other excursions include a helicopter visit to remote sites in Greece and Albania, and tours to explore the best wines and restaurants of the region, and villages.