The family and I have just returned from two stunning weeks in Crete. To begin with my expectations were average as I imagined Crete to be living in the shadows of Santorini and others. I was completely blown away and smitten and have got severe withdrawal symptoms from my latest love. Crete is a perfect holiday destination, from its picture perfect coastline with clear waters, to its beautiful beaches coupled with an abundance of things to see and do. Being six of us this year including my two teenage nephews we opted for the Sensatori resort which is all- inclusive. To be frank, this may not be my preferred way of board option, but with teenagers it’s a great way of having plenty of options and all times of day. If the little cherubs go clubbing for example and miss breakfast, it’s no skin off my nose if they go grab a snack to keep the going till Lunch. Alternatively, if the darlings spill a cocktail/ milkshake or ice-cream, the can just get another. If they want endless passion fruit Martinis, then not a issue. Being on campus however gets a little tedious after one has unwinded the first three days, so we do always ensure that we go out for dinner, day trips and Lunch at local places to provide the needed balance to our holiday. This all said, I am a fan of the Sensatori brand and enjoyed an amazing time at their Side property last year. I’d like to visit them all actually, plus Rhodes and Croatia are joining the portfolio in the next year or so. My highlights of the holiday included Elounda, Agios Nikolaos and namely the journey between the two resorts. Sissi bay was beautiful although a little more touristy. We hired a car and explored, and also took the buses which were intact coaches with much needed air-conditioning. Water sports were in abundance for the children to enjoy, and for semi- tame clubbing, Hersonissos was ideal. Hersonissos, I adored, especially the Old town, and I’ve found an amazing restaurant called Cavos of which was serene at lunchtime and packed out at dinner. Fishing boats would arrive during dinner to offload the gorgeous fresh Red Mullet to the waters edge where we sat on whitewashed chairs sipping the local vino. All in all, I’m feeling much refreshed and the teens had a great time too. Highly recommended.