Whether you want to kick back in a luxury hotel, or are busy dashing about the city, there’s nothing quite like a good pampering treatment. And My Cyprus Insider is on hand to give you the lowdown on some of the best places to relax body, mind and soul!
1. Myrianthousa Spa, Casale Panayiotis, Kalopanayiotis village, Troodos
Ah, how can this dreamy place not be at the top of our list? One of our favourites, it’s nestled in Troodos’ green Marathassa Valley and part of the lovely Casale Panayiotis hotel in Kalopanayiotis village, which means you’re not just enjoying a spa treatment in one of Cyprus’s old spa villages with natural sulphur spring water trickling from nearby springs, but also, you can make the most of a glorious day out exploring nature before or after your treatment. And when you tire? Just put your feet up for the night at the gorgeous boutique hotel.
Step into the Myrianthousa spa and you may never want to leave, especially once you’ve enjoyed one of their treatments, all using the Greek natural Apivita range. From a Queen Bee with Greek Royal Jelly and Honey face treatment, to a Wine Exilir with Red Wine and Beeswax facial, there is much to enjoy.
Then there are dreamy body treatments to also soothe mind and soul. Try the ‘Apivita Myrianthousa Signature Treatment Orchard Escape’ and intoxicating orange and citrus scents will leave you feeling totally rejuvenated while you enjoy a therapeutic head or foot massage. That’s not to forget deep tissue massages, hot stone massage, a King of Soli Bath Ritual, the Kalopanayiotis Mud experience and more. Celebrating a special occasion with someone you love? There’s a spa ritual for two to enjoy or a night spa journey if you so wish!
Where? Casale Panayiotis, Kalopanayiotis village, Troodos. Tel: (+357) 22-952444
2. Quick Spa, Nicosia, Larnaca and Limassol centres
Feeling stressed as you’re dashing about running errands in town? What we like about this place is that it is exactly what it says it is – a quick spa in the city (with a branch in both Nicosia, Larnaca Limassol) for the modern day professional that doesn’t have too much time to spare. Fancy a pedicure? You can dash in and out for pretty toes or hands. How about getting your hair styled if you’re off somewhere special? Sorted! And do you fancy a shoulder and back massage? Or are your feet tired? A dedicated treatment will wash away the tension of the day.
From traditional Thai floor massage and super effective organic facials, to a shampoo, manicure, hair set and pedicure on the go, Quick Spa covers just about everything! On your way out, be sure to have a look at their Organic Pure Care range of hair products: they’ve been tried and tested by our team and absolutely transformed our hair after a few months. And that’s not to forget their Organic ILCSI products which are used in all of the Quick Spa facials.
Where? 8A Mnasaidou Street, Nicosia (tel: +357 22- 422422), 161 Arch. Makariou III Avenue Akapnitis Court, 1st Floor, Limassol (tel: +357 25 111777) and 27B Makarios III Avenue, Larnaca (tel: +357 25- 111777)
3. Therapolis, Medi Spa and Beauty Clinic, Limassol
Often hailed one of the very best places for beauty treatments on the island, Therapolis specialises in expert face and body treatments, from anti-aging face treatments and those specifically geared towards targeting wrinkles, to body treatments that are targeted at cellulite reduction, slimming and fat loss, skin refining and hand rejuvenation. And what we really love is that Therapolis sells and exclusively uses one of the best British brands out there (Medik8) with every single treatment using the exact targeted Medik8 products that your skin needs.
Concerned about fine lines or scars? You can have a skin needling treatment, 3D Mesotherapy, 3D LED phototherapy and much more. Then there’s body polish rituals and many more targeted treatments on offer. If you just want to unwind and enjoy a relaxing massage, go for the deep tissue, aromatherapy, anti-cellulite, Indian head massage, and more on the list that you can choose from!
Where? 3 Pergamou St, Limassol. Tel: (+357) 25-328585
4. Ayii Anargyri Natural Healing Spa Resort, Miliou village, Paphos
What makes this place incredibly special for us, simply has to be its stunning location, surrounded by a gorgeous nature in the countryside outside Paphos. A place of profound calm, the blissfully bucolic setting which cocoons this spa hotel is accentuated by the wonders of the health-giving mineral rich waters which flow in the area.
It’s little surprise that people flock here from around the country for relaxation and rejuvenation at its best, as Ayii Anargyri Natural Healing Spa Resort uses natural spring water, which is channelled into three treatment pools; kinesiotherapy, rheumatology and phlebology. The medical spa treatments on offer are intended for conditions such as arthritis, rheumatism, gout and joint pain. Medical treatments are complemented by a wide range of wellness therapies, whether you want to relax those muscles with a deep massage, would like to revive your senses with an aromatherapy massage, fancy a sulphur mud bath therapy or want a good old facial to make you glow. Kick back with a cup of herbal tea afterwards….pure bliss!
Where? Ayii Anrgyri Natural Healing Spa, Miliou. Tel: (+357) 26-814003
5. Londa Spa, Londa Hotel, Limassol
Situated in the lovely grounds of the Londa boutique hotel right on the Limassol seafront, this place offers an exceptionally long list of wonderful treatments targeted at overall wellbeing, from anti-aging facials, to nourishing wraps, rubs and detoxifying rituals to make your whole body glow, topped off by reflexology, and even, advanced osteopathic acupuncture.
With Londa Spa devoted to the individual needs of each and every customer, its ethos is centred on promoting the renewal and revitalisation of mind, body and spirit, as natural therapies combine with the latest technology. That’s not to forget the exceptional products used, that can also be purchased at the spa after your treatment. Using internationally renowned British Elemis products with their great anti-aging qualities, Thalgo and its innovative thalassotherapy products also take pride of place at Londa Spa. That’s not to forget the 100 per cent organic Dr Alkaitis range, with its great slogan: “If you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin.”
And the great thing about a visit to Londa Spa is that it’s not just about your session in the therapy room. More than that, it’s about a whole indulgent experience from start to finish, with spa guests encouraged to make themselves at home and enjoy the Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, jet shower and more. Last but not least, you can always enjoy a drink or meal in the hotel, or a little poolside lazing as you stare out at the deep blue waters of the Med!
Where? Londa Hotel, Germasoyia, Limassol. Tel: (+357) 25-865561
6. The Retreat Spa, Aprodite Hills, Kouklia village, Paphos
Perched high on a hill in Kouklia just outside Paphos, Aphrodite Hills commands fantastic views of the surrounding area and sea, while the resort itself is cocooned by a golf course and endless green. If you want to a real escape, just head to The Retreat Spa for a range of face and body treatments, in collaboration with the world renowned ESPA. Utilising natural products, treatments include facials, body wraps, massages, reiki, hydrotherapy, stone therapy, manicures, pedicures and more!
If you fancy something a bit different, then try out the Thermae Experience, a sequence of Greco-Roman heat rooms, with the added benefit of a beautiful hamam and sauna true to the classical bathing rituals of cleansing and relaxation, improving circulation, expelling toxins and softening the skin.
And there’s a lovely infinity pool when you’re done with your treatment; even if it’s not quite warm enough to swim, you can always just kick back and enjoy the sun’s rays. If you fancy a smoothie or other healthy drink, there’s the Spa Restaurant and Juice Bar for an ultimate health kick!
Where? The Retreat Spa Aphrodite Hills 5, Aphrodite Avenue, Kouklia, Paphos. Tel: (+357) 26-828100