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Fancy just chilling out in Cyprus? December 17, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Hotels Cyprus.


Fancy just chilling out? Here’s our picks five top-notch hideaways where you can enjoy everything from a relaxing sauna to a round of golf..

The seriously-sylish ANASSA is considered by many to be the cream of the crop of Cyprus’s spectacular hotels. This five-star hotel is situated on the edge of Latchi, on a picturesque and tranquil beachfront, and serves top class cuisine and has a sensuous spa to swoon in. Take a four-wheel-drive and explore the wild Akamas National Park or uncover hidden coves along the coastline. An elegant range of accommodation includes a number of suites boasting their very own plunge pools on the terrace.

Golfing fanatics should head for the INTERCONTINENTAL APHRODITE HILLS RESORT, near Paphos. With a championship golf course on site there’s plenty of opportunity to perfect your swing. Set in one the most scenic locations in Cyprus it overlooks the spot where legend has it Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, arose from the Mediterranean. Golfing widows can retire to the resort’s private beach, practise their forehand in the tennis academy or indulge in some soothing treatments in the Retreat Spa. This sleek resort attracts celebrity clientele like Gillian Taylforth and Pop Idol’s Nikki Chapman. 

Tipped to be one of Limassol’s top hot spots on the social scene, Cyprus’s cognoscenti are flocking to the LONDA HOTEL, in the heart of Potamos Yermasoyias, but set well back from the main road. The island’s couture hotel combines Mediterranean vibrant colour with clean minimalist lines for a contemporary luxurious look, and the hotel’s ultra-hip restaurant and bar are THE places to be seen in. Shopaholics will love its closeness to the town centre where you can visit a shoemaker who can copy Jimmy Choos at a third of the price. Book on www.londahotel.com

The glass-panelled AQUAMARINE VILLA on the outskirts of Pomos is so new that even the celebs haven’t discovered it… yet. Luxury reaches opulent new heights in this three-bedroom property which comes with flat screen TV, mini-gym, sauna, jacuzzi and infinity pool. If you prefer to keep out of the kitchen you can hire a local catering company to come in and do the cooking. Steps lead down to the beach below for a spot of snorkelling or even some skinny dipping. 

You’ll find the four-star DOME BEACH HOTEL is 6km west of Ayia Napa but might as well be a million miles away from the thumping nightclubs and concrete. It is set between two stunning sandy bays with crystal clear water that could give any Caribbean hideaway a run for its money. The hotel has five floodlit tennis courts not to mention archery, mountain bikes, basketball flat green bowls and a diving centre. Shops and tavernas are just a short stroll away. 

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