Beaching it is fun in the summer, but there comes a time when you start itching for something different. And if you fancy a trip to the countryside, but still want to laze by cool waters, the My Cyprus Insider team has narrowed down a few spots that may be right up your street.


1. Paradisos Hills, Lysos village, Paphos

Paradisos Hills didn’t always have an infinity pool, but the addition to the hotel a few years back has only served to make the offering that bit more appealing to visitors looking to escape reality and enjoy a peaceful rural retreat with a view to inspire. The hotel’s infinity-edge quite literally juts out over the side of the hill, giving swimmers the best viewpoint possible while the surrounding lush green garden and soft sunbeds add to the splendour, making the poolside area an idyllic haven of R & R.



2. Forest Park Hotel, Pano Platres, Troodos

One of the most famous mountain hotels on the island for good reason and an iconic mainstay on the Cyprus hotel scene, the Forest Park Hotel is a gloriously green haven of relaxation nestled amongst giant pine trees in the forest outside Pano Platres. This traditional family run business boasts a quintessential Cypriot charm that gets lost in some of the big city hotels, and it’ a great place to escape the summer heat, surrounded by the wilderness of the Troodos peaks. Sun worshippers will love the oversized outdoor pool, while those who prefer to stay cool can lay back on sun loungers under the shade of the greenery.



3. Angel’s Hills Mountain Resort, Kampia, Nicosia district 

Those looking for a quick escape from Nicosia can head to the village of Kampia, just south of Pera Orinis and close to the beautiful Tamassos dam. Here, Angel’s Hills Mountain Resort welcomes guests into a cool haven, surrounded by a lush forest. Ideal for a family day out, the outdoor pool features a children’s area, while the sun terrace provides views across the countryside.