When on a sun trip I usually choose an accommodation with a pool, because I am not so fond of sand between my toes. And the smartest thing is to choose an accommodation that is close to the beach, since everyone else prefers hanging out on the beach in stead of by the pool. Thus, the pool area is left quiet and there is usually always room to come and go as you wish (during low season). For holidays in Malia in Crete there are a lot of hotels with both pool and beach access!
Summer vacation in Malia in Crete
Large hotels in Malia have partnerships with charter companies and offer everything from simple accommodation to All Inclusive and are great for families and others, such as the elderly, who want to avoid much on their own. Most of these hotels are located on or next to the beach.
In the vicinity of the shopping street Grammatikaki there are a number of other hotels, many of which are smaller, which seem to have been built up afterwards. Several of these also have a pool and the advantage of living on one of these is access to the restaurant offering along Grammatikaki.
When I went the autumn of 2018, I chose to stay at Ammos Boutique Apartments & Suites.
Situated a short distance from the beach, near the restaurant street Grammatika, Ammos Apartments has a quiet pool area suitable for adults. There is a pure hotel called Ammos, it is right next to the beach.