Anassa Hotel Paphos
A truly 5 star Cyprus hotel
Anassa means ‘Queen’ in ancient Greek, a fitting name for this truly majestic property. Guest villas exude the sleepy charm of an ancient Byzantine village; all rooms are extraordinarily spacious, exquisitely furnished in sensuous fabrics, and all have balconies with panoramic sea views. Some suites have private plunge pools and whirlpools on sea-facing terraces.
Anassa boasts four outstanding restaurants and the newly refurbished Thalassa Spa, which specializes in the very latest health and beauty treatments and Thalasso-therapy. Thalassa Spa uses products by the forward-thinking Organic Pharmacy whose ingredients are 100% chemical free. Free WIFI is available throughout the resort.
With both outdoor and indoor pools, Anassa works equally well as a summer and a winter retreat. During the brief and mild Cyprus winter, guests can recline on daybeds by the indoor pool and enjoy the Spa's healthy cuisine. A sailing boat is also available for charter, in which guests can enjoy sailing around the Akamas peninsula.
The gently rolling hills and ancient vineyards of central Cyprus gradually give way, as you drive towards the island's north-westerly tip, to the wild and dramatic beauty of the Akamas Peninsula, named after the mythical son of Theseus.
Carpeted in the spring with wild orchids and cyclamen, this lyrical Homeric landscape is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and unspoilt parts of the island. It is a landscape fit for the Gods and so it comes as no surprise to learn that it was here that Aphrodite, who loved to bathe in the sweet waters of a local spring, first set eyes on Adonis.
Secluded on the edge of the proposed Akamas nature reserve, alongside the unspoilt little town of Polis and the charming fishing village of Latchi, yet still only a short drive away from the bustle of Paphos, you will find one of the most elegant and luxurious hotels of the Mediterranean: Anassa.
Anassa is a mere 45 minutes by car from Pafos Airport (PFO) and 2 hours from Larnaca International Airport (LCA).
An exclusive nine course gourmet menu with wine pairing is offered once a week
Basiliko is entirely non-smoking but guests may enjoy a cigar or cigarette on the outside patio. Please note that there is limited seating at Basiliko, so advance bookings are recommended.
Meals may be enjoyed on the outdoor terrace, weather permitting.
Children's menus are available, and meals are served on the outdoor terrace, weather permitting.
Special Dietary Requirements
There is PADI Five Star Gold Palm diving centre with two 300hp custom-built dive boats which provide rapid transfers to the superb reefs, drop-offs and underwater caves of the Akamas marine reserve. Children's diving classes are also available for children aged between 8 to 11 years old in the 6ft / 2m depth Sea with specially designed kids-size diving gear and kids pony tanks. Among other water sports available are parasailing, bananas / tubes, wakeboarding, canoeing, windsurfing, jet skiing and sailing.
A fleet of 15 powerboats (up to 125 hp) is also available for self-drive day-trips to the myriad of picturesque bays and lagoons of the Akamas peninsula, with the hotel’s water sports centre offering Royal Yachting Association boat driving licences.
All water sports are available from April to November, during other periods they are available weather-permitting only. Please note that the Watersports Centre is owned and managed by a third party company, independent of Anassa, and guests undertake to use such facilities at their own risk, without any assumption of liability by the hotel.
Sailing courses for all levels are available, and sailing boats may be hired for private use, or may be chartered with a skipper.
Sailing is available from April to November, during other periods it is available weather-permitting only. Please note that the Watersports Centre is owned and managed by a third party company, independent of Anassa, and guests undertake to use such facilities at their own risk, without any assumption of liability by the hotel
Tennis & Squash
The indoor squash court is located next to Thalassa Spa, rackets and balls are available at the Spa Reception desk
Anassa’s entirely upgraded and refurbished lifestyle spa, Thalassa
Spa, has now reopened after extensive re-designing. The new concept for
the spa involves a holistic approach to wellbeing, and the result is an entirely
newly-designed spa, offering The Organic Pharmacy’s 100%
natural product line, complemented by an expanded Thalasso program, holistic and
therapeutic lifestyle consulting, spa cuisine and natural treatments using local
Smiling Dolphin Club
We want you to know that while you are staying at Anassa, we will take care of your every need. Naturally, this extends to the needs of your children. With this in mind, we have created the Smiling Dolphin Children’s Club, a unique childcare service. We are family people ourselves and know how difficult it can be to keep young minds stimulated and entertained on holiday.
The club provides:
All these elements combined will enable you as parents to relax and get the most out of your holiday, safe in the knowledge that your children are having a great time too.
The Smiling Dolphins Club runs from April to October and during the Christmas holidays, and is open 6 days a week, for children aged 4 - 12 years old.
In addition to the daily activities programme in the Smiling Dolphins Club and the Baby Go Lightly Crèche, special children's menus are offered in the Amphora and Pelagos Restaurants with the option of early sittings to fit in with a child’s natural eating times.
There are many sports on offer catering to children, including tennis, scuba diving lessons, and waterskiing lessons.
Babysitting is also available on request, daytime and night time, by qualified English-speaking babysitters. The cost is € 14 per hour, and € 17 per hour on public holidays, for one child. Extra charges apply for babysitting after 10pm, or for two or more children.