Anassa

Cyprus

Features

  • All Inclusive
  • Day Spa
  • Detox
  • Family Friendly
  • Fine Dining
  • Going Solo
  • Medi Spa
  • Outdoors
  • Retreat
  • Wellness

Spa

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Medi-Spa
  • Pool
  • Thalassotherapy
  • Thermal Facilities

To Do

  • Golf
  • Gymnasium
  • Hiking/walks
  • Kids club
  • Personal training
  • Pilates
  • Pool – Indoor
  • Pool – Outdoor
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Watersports
  • Yoga

Anassa Hotel is a marble-columned oasis of calm on the island’s western-most tip. Built next to a cliff, it has geometric pools, white loungers as far as the eye can see, a huge, sandy beach, a couple of seriously fabulous boutiques and every five-star indulgence your heart could desire.

Built on the site where, legend has it, the goddess Aphrodite would hold romantic trysts, it’s an easy place to fall in love with.

The Spa

Thalassa Spa at Anassa

Stepping into the tranquil, neo-classical spa is like stepping back into Greece’s ancient past.

It has a naturally lit indoor pool framed by classical columns, and Thalassotherapy treatments which use water pumped in from the bay in front of the hotel in its 18 treatment rooms.

Spa Facilities

  • 18 treatment rooms
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam baths
  • Personal training in the gym

Spa Products

To Stay

Sea views sit around every corner, framed by white-washed exteriors and cool marble interiors with high ceilings.

Outside, cobbled pathways threaded with pink bougainvillea, rosemary bushes and olive trees wind their way to the hotel’s 166 rooms and suites – stylishly understated, with private balconies and stunning views.

Check in: 2:00 PM
Check out: 12:00 PM

To Eat

For dinner, try the enchanting Helios restaurant, where you’ll eat super-smart French cuisine in the balmy night air surrounded by olive trees hung from every branch with twinkling fairy lights.


Facilities and Activities

  • Quad bikes
  • Watersports
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Swimming, biking and triathlon camps
  • Sailing
  • Two boutiques
  • Swimming pools and beach facilities

For the Kids

  • Kids Clubs and programmes ranging from youngest to teenagers – booking in advance is recommended
  • Baby Go Lightly service – items supplied for babies including car seats, cots, sterilisers etc
  • Family rooms available

Getting There

40, Alekou Michailidi Road, Neo Chorio 8852, Cyprus

+357 26 888 000

Easyjet flies to Paphos, 4 hrs 30 mins, with a one-hour transfer after landing.

Rachel SullivanBy Rachel Sullivan

There’s a reason Cyprus compels so many visitors to return year after year: well served by budget airlines, it mixes the charm and familiarity of a Greek island with a long-haul climate of almost guaranteed sunshine (300 days a year, no less, so you’d be pretty unlucky not to get one). Plus, it’s got all the ingredients for a relaxing beach holiday: delicious Mediterranean food, white sand and the bluest water you’ll find in the Med.

Anassa Hotel is a palace-cum-oasis of marble-columned calm on the island’s western-most tip. Built next to a cliff, it has geometric pools, white loungers as far as the eye can see, a huge, sandy beach, a couple of seriously fabulous boutiques and every five-star indulgence your heart could desire. Built on the site where, legend has it, the goddess Aphrodite would hold romantic trysts, it’s an easy place to fall in love with.

Thalassa Spa at Anassa

Stepping into the tranquil, neo-classical spa is like stepping back into Greece’s ancient past.

It has a naturally lit indoor pool framed by classical columns, and Thalassotherapy treatments which use water pumped in from the bay in front of the hotel in its 18 treatment rooms.

The Treatment

If you try one thing, it has to be one of the hotel’s rightly famous Anastasia Achilleos facials. A long-time cult legend in the beauty world and a proud Cypriot, she personally trained all the spa’s facialists in her unique form of facial massage that uses techniques taken from reiki and cranio-sacral theory to drain puffy skin and loosen up tight muscles, leaving you looking younger and glowier and smelling of heavenly essential oils. Actual bliss.

Other Treatments

The spa is renowned for its healing waters and thalassotherapy treatments, which involve being hosed down water at various degrees of intensity, ranging from a gentle massage to a deep muscle knead that can sometimes be almost painful.

The after-effects are impressive in de-knotting muscles, but you may be a little stiff the day after – you have been warned.

To Stay

Sea views sit around every corner, framed by white-washed exteriors and cool marble interiors with high ceilings.

Outside, cobbled pathways threaded with pink bougainvillea, rosemary bushes and olive trees wind their way to the hotel’s 166 rooms and suites.Rooms are stylishly understated, with private balconies and stunning views. Utterly private and very spread out the resort never feels full, nor does the superbly looked after infinity pool area.

A short boat ride can take you to the crystal clear waters of the famous local blue lagoon. Inland, the little town of Latchi is five minutes away and up in the hills is the beautiful Holy Monastery of Chrysorrogiatissa.

To Eat

Think Mediterranean food at its best – long lunches of Greek salad, mezze, grilled chicken and fish in the welcome shade of a vine-covered verandah looking over the sea, washed down with serious amounts of ice-cold rose wine.

For dinner, try the enchanting Helios restaurant, where you’ll eat super-smart French cuisine in the balmy night air surrounded by olive trees hung from every branch with twinkling fairy lights.

Don’t Miss

On the hunt for adrenaline after all that relaxing? A day out quad biking along the island’s rugged Akama peninsula has stunning views, deserted rocky coves, turquoise seas and thrills a-plenty.