Think you have to fly some 8+ hours on a plane to enjoy a luxurious break? Sure, the Bahamas or Seychelles would be nice, but the long flight home undoes all of the holiday’s handwork of relaxing you. And that’s not to mention the expensive flights and accommodation you have to shell out.
But a luxury holiday needn’t cost you the earth. An affordable luxury holiday also doesn’t mean less luxury for your money either, particularly if you live in Europe. The Bahamas and the Seychelles can wait until you win the lottery – luxurious Cyprus is on your doorstep. Make your Cyprus holidays extra special with these sumptuous five star luxury resorts.
The Amathus Beach Hotel Paphos holds truly spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea. Benefiting from a beach front location complete with thatched-hut-styled umbrella shades, the hotel is an oasis for anyone looking to relax and unwind. The resort itself is equally picturesque with soothing mood lighting gently guiding you from the lobby to your modern room. If you’ve picked the Royal Suite you’re in for a treat where you can enjoy garden views and you’re own private pool.
You won’t want to keep yourself locked up in your room for too long however, with five restaurants to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice. Look out for tastes of the Far East with sushi bar Asiachi, which all guests rave about. In the evenings enjoy a dip in the Lagoon style pool or a cocktail at the in-pool bar whilst enjoying the twinkling sounds of the pianist. If you really want to wave goodbye to your aches and pains, book some soul therapy at the opulent spa. Enjoy everything from Pevonia Botanica and Carita luxury treatments to single packages designed for just him and her.
The Columbia Beach Resort Pissouri offers a little something for everyone. Those looking for a beach holiday can revel in the splendours of the award-winning blue flag beach with perfect crystal waters and soft white sand. Guests who would like a soul cleansing experience can relax in the award-winning HEBE spa. Speak to the professionally trained team of experts who will be happy to give you advice on reinvigorating your skin with luxurious Daniele de Winter and Elemis products. And those looking for an active holiday can enjoy the best water sports Cyprus has to offer, everything from scuba diving to jet skiing. Golfers are equally spoilt with four standard championship golf courses in close proximity.
The resort will delight foodies with an in-house bakery creating fresh daily treats. The Apollo Restaurant is a must for anyone looking to delve into local cuisine. A Cypriot Meze – consisting of smaller dishes – is perfect for beginners and sharing with friends and family. If you’re looking for love, the aptly named Eros Cocktail bar may just be the place to meet that special someone. Perhaps you could share a cocktail or two whilst drinking in the magnificent view of the Bay of Pissouri, hugged lovingly by pristine white cliffs.
The ultimate in relaxation, the Thalassa Boutique Hotel & Spa is a tranquil haven set in the company of the gorgeous Coral Bay beach. The hotel welcomes guests aged twelve and above meaning the it’s perfect for a couple’s getaway. The small amount of rooms also gives a secluded feel, making your stay that little bit more special. Suited on a quiet peninsula surrounded by three sides of the sea, guests can enjoy this from anywhere. Whether it’s from the Psari Seafood Grill, perched delicately on the edge of the cliff or the Ipokambos Beach Bar that provides cooling shade and food from BBQ to caviar, lobster and champagne, the atmosphere creates the perfect backdrop for a romantic evening.
A member of the Small Luxury Hotel’s of the world, the hotel prides itself on attentive and friendly service. All suites include a unique butler service that will fulfil your every need. Guests lucky enough to stay in The Gaia Suite will have their own piece of romantic scenery with 270° views of the Mediterranean Sea. Guests can enjoy the sounds of the waves gently lapping from the private balcony whilst lights from candles and lanterns flicker and dance in the background.
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