Localization is not the best unless you have a car, as it is quiet far away from the town. ATTENTION: the marked location of the hotel on the map from booking.com is not correct. The pin is located on the Porto Bello Royal hotel. For a correct location, you can look directly at google map, as the Lakitira resort is correctly pinned. Also the hotel sits right on the landing trajectory of the airplanes. There are quiet a few planes even in the middle of the night, but in the end the noise is not too disturbing, and rooms are well insulated. Room ventilation on the other hand is very noisy, but can be stopped. Bathroom is not so well thought out, as taking a bath or a shower will spill a lot of water outside the tub. The beach is only sand until the water, after it becomes stones, and thus getting in the water is not very nice.
Nice pools, one small for kids, one bigger for leisure (but still a bit too many kids), and a very quiet one for sports. Possibility to play tennis, even without partner, thanks to social tennis at 5pm. You can also pay for training session. Nice sandy beach. Nice waterfront well equipped for windsurf and sailing. But not included in the price, and very expensive, unless you book through Mark Warner. Very big and clean rooms, with comfortable bed, shower + bathtub, 2 toilets. We were upgraded to a suite (42m2, bedroom + living room) from a deluxe twin room. We were on half-board basis, and the buffet for both breakfast and dinner was very good. Dinner buffet selections changed everyday, with both international food and Greek specialties. Parking easily available in front of the hotel if you have a car, or a bus is going very often to Kardamena town. Day trips can also be booked at the hotel.