17 September 2018
The third-largest island in the Mediterranean is perfect for both relaxation, with its many Blue Flag Beaches, and culture, with its fascinating historic sites. We’ve picked out our favourite luxury hotels around Cyprus.
This adult-focused seafront hotel in Paphos has spectacular views of the Mediterranean from all rooms and a new Elixir Spa including an open-air massage area so you can enjoy refreshing sea breezes while your tensions are soothed away. It’s also just a few minutes from many of the attractions of the Paphos area, which is steeped in rich history, including enchanting villages, golf courses and traditional Cypriot markets.
“There are few places in the world with history dating back as far as this fascinating island. Its long history dates all the way back to the 10th millennium BC, meaning the entire island is scattered with prehistoric ruins, some of which are registered UNESCO World Heritage sites. Due to its strategic geographical position, determined conquerors have long tried to leave their mark and in return left a wonder of charm and culture to explore.”
Zoe, Travel Counsellor
This adults-only resort has its own lovely sandy beach and two connected outdoor freshwater swimming pools. Some suites have private pools with wooden decks; all have large balconies, espresso machines and marble bathrooms. In a quiet location just along the coast from Paphos, Asimina Suites has an array of facilities including an indoor heated pool, a floodlit tennis court and a spa.
On a Blue Flag beach and overlooking a medieval castle this custom-designed couples-only retreat scheduled to open in February 2019 will feature 155 sophisticated rooms and suites with unobstructed Mediterranean views from balconies. The Superior Cabana will have its own pool. Other boons will be an infinity pool, unique couples’ wellness experiences at Evera Spa and four signature restaurants with award-winning chefs.
Set on Pissouri Bay’s two kilometres of sand and pebbles, this all-suite hotel nestles against a backdrop of spectacular white cliffs and unspoilt countryside. It has fabulous sea views from almost all suites, which, reflecting traditional Cypriot architecture, are decorated with graceful arches, natural wood and stone, and terracotta tiles. Some even feature a fireplace and a private pool. Home to a cycling centre and close to four fantastic golf courses, this is perfect for a Cypriot retreat.
Set amid tropical gardens and lakes, this award-winning all-inclusive hotel in Ayia Napa is great for families but also has adults-only areas. It’s just 200m from the iconic Nissi Beach, where you can catch some rays, take a dip and scuba-dive. Facilities include five swimming pools, a spa, tennis, archery and the Xperience Arena with its Broadway-style productions, live music and discos.
If you would like to book your stay at one of Cyprus’ top hotels, contact your Travel Counsellor.