Tucked away on the island of Kos’ north side is OKU Kos—a luxurious beach hideaway where clean lines and rough, natural materials create a modern, bohemian vibe. Focused on slow living, mindfulness and minimalism, OKU’s design flows organically from interior to exterior, with soft earthy tones and rustic textures evoking beach and jungle vibes. The guestroom interiors are inspired by the mediterranean way of life, fusing mid-century elements contrasted with traditionally handmade pieces. To bring you back to balance, there’s daily beachside yoga and Pilates and the inviting zen of the spa while the quaint, 50km-wide island awaits, with its untouched beaches, historic sites and village-dotted mountains.
WHY WE LOVE IT
We love the well lived in, gypsy aesthetic and that OKU Kos manages to perfectly straddle luxury and bohemia. Ocean conservation is a cause dear to our hearts and any hotel that encourages guests to come together to keep local beaches clean, is one we can get behind supporting (read more below). Kima Beach Club’s locally-sourced, Greek and Mediterranean-inspired profiles fresh, local seafood alongside an extensive offering of vegetarian and vegan options (any vegan knows how rare this is!) Rates include a generous breakfast spread of local fruits, home-made granolas, overnight oats and more.
Committed to sustainability and social responsibility, OKU believes in ensuring the unique landscape surrounding the hotel remains preserved for all future guests to enjoy, through green operations practices, work with local charitable organizations and weekly beach clean ups. For the latter, guests are encouraged to get involved in clearing plastic from OKU’s nearby beaches to protect the marine life that inhabits the delicate ecosystem. Post-clean up, you’ll enjoy fresh smoothies and juice with fellow ecowarriers, to celebrate small gestures accomplished together toward preserving the planet.
OKU Kos is located on the north side of the island of Kos on its own secluded stretch of beach. The hotel is a 15-minute drive from Kos International Airport and a short drive from the island’s main sites such as the charming, historic Kos Old Town, the mountainside village of Zia and the ancient ruins of the Asklepion Kos healing temple.