An endless infinity pool merges with cobalt seas, its waters glistening under the Mediterranean rays. A lush green landscape cocoons whitewashed buildings with a Byzantine flair, cascading down through vibrant flower-filled gardens to a mixed sand and pebble beach, while the aroma of local plants elevates the senses. For many locals in Cyprus this summer, travelling abroad is not on the agenda. But at the Anassa, a whole new world away from everyday reality awaits.
This is Mediterranean living at its most sublime and stylish: the ultimate retreat away from the daily grind. A pocket of paradise perfectly tucked away amid the relatively untouched wilderness of Cyprus’ west coast, infused with majesty and magic. And for those travellers looking to visit Cyprus from abroad for much needed time out following months of lockdown, there are few places better to recharge the batteries.
Rest and relaxation is guaranteed in one of the Anassa rooms, suites or residences; each oozing elegance and class, each the epitome of simple yet refined sophistication. Facing the fragrant gardens and deep blue of the Med, these cool havens combine locally crafted furnishings, ample space and colourful views of hot pink bougainvillaea, silvery olive trees and endless green Cypress reaching up to the skies. Take in the garden and sea views of from your spacious balcony or terrace before heading down to relax on a sun lounger in the swimming pool area. Want to dig your toes in the sand? Head to the beach with your favourite drink in hand as you gaze out across the horizon.
For the culinary aficionados, Executive Chef David Goodridge and his team will tempt you with sophisticated and gourmet French Mediterranean fare at Helios restaurant under the shade of graceful olive trees (we devoured the creamy mushroom risotto) or welcome you for al fresco dining at Pelagos poolside restaurant with beloved Cypriot and Mediterranean dishes. Delicate and refined tastes satiate the palette, accompanied by a fine selection of wines.
In need of a pampering session? The Thalassa Spa will send you into seventh heaven with healing and holistic treatments. Explore the full range of Tata Harper Skincare, QMS Medicosmetic and OSEA Seaweed products and treatments or reacquaint yourselves with the benefits of Thalassotherapy. And for the ultimate holiday glow, be sure to try ‘The Metho’ – a facial that is likely to go beyond anything you have tried before. If you feel like a change of scene, you can also take a dip in the peaceful indoor pool.
But holiday fun doesn’t end in the restaurant and spa. After all, the Anassa is the perfect spot for outdoor enthusiasts to reconnect with mother nature. Head out on a boat trip to discover caves and shimmering lagoons around the Akamas peninsula, enjoy tours through traditional villages and sip on local wine, or even, enjoy stargazing on the beach with an astronomer. Venture out towards Paphos town to discover some of the most famous ancient sites in the Eastern Mediterranean and end your day of discovery back at the hotel’s Armonia terrace to enjoy the splendour of the setting sun, taking its final bow behind the perfectly pretty Akamas mountains.