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Cyprus Top 10: Spa Resorts

An island of love, spas and sunshine, this small Mediterranean Isle offers guaranteed sun, is less than four hours flight time from the UK and offers a plethora of new and historic spas with facilities for families and romantic couples in search of some me-time …

 

1. Le Meridien Limassol Spa & Resort

3. Aphrodite Hills Resort, Paphos

5. Ayii Anargyri Natural Healing Spa Resort

7. The Elysium, Paphos

9. The Almyra, Paphos

2. Columbia Resort & Spa, Pissouri

4. Amathus, Limassol

6. Anassa, Polis

8. Four Seasons Hotel, Limassol

10. Amathus, Paphos


Cyprus lies at the crossroads of three continents, where East meets West and a new experience awaits visitors under the sun every day whether you visit in summer or winter.

 

The past few years has seen the emergence of an amazing array of five-star spas and Wellness Retreats such as Ayii Anargyri Natural Healing Spa Resort, which incorporates a former monastery and nestles in a valley surrounded by orange trees.

 

The more sophisticated spa at Aphrodite Hills has become a firm favourite for spa-goers since its opening and boasts one of the best infinity pools in Cyprus along with the beachside pool at Almyra in Paphos.

 

Cyprus also offers many family-friendly spa hotels such as Le Meridien in Limassol, Elysium in Paphos, Aphrodite Hills, Amathus Paphos and Amathus Limassol and Columbia in Pissouri.

 

1. Le Meridien Limassol Spa & Resort

Blend a 10,000 year old civilization with vibrant modern metropolis and state-of-the-art business centres. Add museums, castles, year round sunshine, and inviting beaches which lie at the crossroads of three continents. Where trendy cafe's nestle beside traditional Greek Kafenio and old lifestyle stays forever young. There is always a new world to discover. Le Meridien Limassol Spa & Resort is renowned for its award-winning Le Spa, its exciting range of dining options, its unrivalled children's facilities - including Penguin Club and Leisure Land- and above all, its impeccable service and warm hospitality.

A spa to splash out on! »

lemeridien-cyprus.com

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2. Columbia Resort & Spa, Pissouri

This magical beach resort in Cyprus is located in the tranquil and picturesque Bay of Pissouri on a vast beach framed by stunning white cliffs. At the award-winning COLUMBIA Spa Resort in Cyprus you can allow yourself to be transported away by reviving aromas and relaxing sounds in one of the best spas on this beautiful island. Our spa was voted the Mediterranean’s Leading Spa Resort in 2008 and 2009 and we are very proud of this achievement and the positive feedback we regularly receive from our guests. Be pampered with selected products and treatments from Daniele de Winter, Molton Brown and Phytomer. Picture yourself relaxing in the 80 metre long lagoon style pool admiring the incredible views of the Med without a care in the world. The exclusive beach resort in Pissouri Bay will take you to a memorable holiday hideaway where you can enjoy the award-winning spa treatments, gourmet cuisine and attentive yet unobtrusive service.

An inspector calls - The Columbia Resort & Spa, Pissouri »

A swimmingly good spa »

www.columbia-hotels.com/en/beach-resort-cyprus

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3. Aphrodite Hills Resort, Paphos

Feel Perfectly Pampered at Aphrodite Hills The Retreat Spa is located on an elevated part of the Resort above the Mediterranean Sea, with spectacular views from the outdoor pool and even the sauna. State-of-the-art facilities and an expert team of therapists await residents, guests and local visitors to provide them with the ultimate in top-to-toe pampering for the mind, body and soul. The Greco-Roman bathing rituals of cleansing and relaxation inspired the design, atmosphere and ambience of The Retreat Spa. A total of 27 tranquil treatment rooms offer a variety of idyllic possibilities from private to couple's rooms, to specialised hydrotherapy, spa manicure and pedicure rooms, Thai rooms and outdoor massage pavilions. Using Pevonia Botanica products and Li'tya Aboriginal products throughout the Spa, treatments include facial and body treatments, as well as massage and aromatherapy. Guests also have the opportunity to indulge in the Spa's 'thermae' facilities. Deriving from the Greek word 'heat', thermae bathing is a detoxifying treatment dating back to ancient Roman times and involves a series of heat rooms progressively increasing in temperature, tempered with cooling hydro showers or ice shavings. The perfect place to end the Greco-Roman detoxifying session… with a nutritional smoothie, healthy tonic or herbal tea from the Spa Restaurant and Juice Bar, whilst absorbing the relaxing surroundings of the Spa's sun deck or fragranced gardens.

www.aphroditehills.com/cyprus_spa

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4. Amathus, Limassol

A member of "The Leading Spas of the World", the 2000 square metre spa re-opened in Spring 2009. Bringing new heights to spa pampering in Limassol, the spa draws inspiration from the four elements of air, earth, fire and water. Access to all treatment rooms is along 'floating' boardwalks and decks surrounded by peaceful reflective pools. There are a total of 13 treatment rooms within the Spa, ranging from Asian suites for Thai massage to a romantic bath for couples. The Spa also offers a 'Men’s World' treatment area. A separate gymnasium with a panoramic glass wall overlooking the hotel's pool and beach includes state-of-the-art Life Fitness equipment. In the centre of the gymnasium an aerobics studio offers step classes and yoga.

www.amathus-hotels.com/limassol

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5. Ayii Anargyri Natural Healing Spa Resort, Milou between Polis and Paphos

Converted from an old monestery, The Ayii Anargyri Spa Resort opened in 2009 as a healing retreat and place of calm and tranquilty, somewhere to escape the trials and tribulations of modern day living, recharge and rejuvenate yourself using the benefits of the mineral rich health-giving waters which have benefited visitors for centuries. Situated in a valley of mature trees the retreat can be classified as not only a healing retreat, but also a boutique resort which can accommodate upto150 guests, in Spa Suites, Sulphur spring suites or Classic rooms. The specialist spa facilities are complemented by a large outdoor swimming pool and conference facilities for 50 people. Cuisine is traditionally Cypriot, using locally grown garden fresh produce. There are an abundance of scenic attractions for nature lovers, including cycling, walking and bird watching...
A hidden gem in the heart of Cyprus »

www.aasparesort.com

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6. Anassa, Polis

Anassa means 'Queen' in ancient Greek, a fitting name for this truly majestic property that exudes the sleepy charm of an ancient Byzantine village and features white-washed walls, clay roof tiles, local stone and wooden doors and shutters. A central square and a traditional church, Ayia Athanasia, with a bell-tower complete the feel of an authentic Cypriot village. The Anassa's Thalassa Spa offers various treatments including experiences with local 'flavour'. We carry two product ranges, the Organic Pharmacy and Osea which are both 100 per cent natural. The Osea collection compliments our Thalassotherapy programmes. Treatments may be selected individually off our spa brochure or packages or programmes may be devised to suit personal needs whether it is radiance and beauty, detoxification, wellness or simply relaxation. Our spa have facilities including steam/sauna, Jet Pool, Jacuzzi and Indoor pool, this allows the spa experience to be extended to each persons enjoyment. The philosophy of our spa is to reflect the healing powers of Cyprus and our approach is healing, holistic and true.

An inspector calls... The Thalassa Spa at the Anassa »

www.anassa.com.cy

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7. Opium Health Spa at the Elysium Hotel, Paphos

The Opium Health Spa is a little piece of paradise we have created especially for you. Effervescent waters, soothing sounds and hypnotic aromas create a luxurious haven for you to unwind and escape. Our ESPA range of products and treatments has been carefully selected in order to create a memorable spa experience for you. The range has been formulated to combine the therapeutic benefits of highly professional products, ancient and modern techniques, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, marine therapy and skin care. Enter a world of exquisite beauty and immerse yourself in the abundance of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments. The Opium Health Spa awaits you

An intoxicating experience »

www.elysium.com.cy

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8. Four Seasons Hotel, Limassol

The prestigious independently owned and operated Four Seasons Hotel lies on a sandy beach east of Limassol approximately midway between the airports of Larnaca and Pafos and only a few minutes drive from the city centre. This five-star establishment, the pinnacle of luxury and elegance, combines impeccable facilities with world class service. Shiseido Spa is one of only six Spas in the world offering this concept and is exclusive to Cyprus and the entire Eastern Mediterranean. It features a number of luxury treatment rooms and a second dedicated relaxation area in line with the Shiseido Qi philosophy. A large range of hydro treatments are of course also available as well as the amazing Aromasul Mud therapy, so the spa is indeed unique offering both Shiseido Qi Treatments as well as a variety of hydro treatments to our guests within the same facility. All the Shiseido treatments are exclusive in Cyprus and are only available in other Shiseido Spas around the world; however it is tradition for each Shiseido Spa to have one particular treatment which is totally exclusive to that spa and that country. At the Four Seasons Cyprus, it is SHISEIDO's Spa Serenity.

The GOLD Collection - The Four Seasons Hotel Cyprus »

www.fourseasons.com.cy

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9. The Almyra, Paphos

Stylish and relaxing, fashionable yet unpretentious, Almyra is a cutting-edge luxury 5 star family beach hotel that makes contemporary luxury accessible to all. The hotel sits in eight acres of landscaped gardens on the Mediterranean shoreline of Paphos, Cyprus. Meaning 'taste of the sea', Almyra's highlights include the AlmyraSpa - a sun-lit utopia of organic and marine-based therapies complemented by inspiring ocean vistas - and the waterfront Kyma ('Wave') Suites, showcasing harbour views from candle-lit rooftop terraces. The hotel is a comfortable combination of modern design elements, sleek facilities and family-friendly features: because having children doesn't mean that you have to sacrifice good taste... almyraspa is a holistic utopia complemented by fantastic sea-views. Six treatment rooms and three spa suites offer organic and marine-based therapies using products from Just Pure and Osea. The Spa has an indoor pool, outdoor infinity pool, yoga deck, saunas, steam rooms, Vichy showers, gym, hair salon, tennis court and Eauzone restaurant. Just Pure products combine raw natural materials, fresh plant extracts and cold-pressed plant oils, produced organically and in accordance with lunar cycles. Osea - a naturally-derived marine-based skin care line - combines seaweed, pure organic essential oils and marine botanicals. . * Also used by the neighbouring Annabelle hotel.

The GOLD Collection - The Almyra, Paphos »

www.almyra.com/en/spa/

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10. Amathus, Paphos

The luxurious Amathus Paphos was conceived of a deep-rooted desire to fulfil the ancient tradition of genuine hospitality in the modern luxury of five star accommodation. The hotel's unique monastic architecture and classical interior achieve a subtle blend of intimacy. This superb retreat lies on the seashore surrounded by lush landscaped gardens, just two kilometres from Paphos charming fishing harbour. As a member of "The Leading Hotels of the World" and the "Leading Golf Hotels", the hotel has been designed as an idyllic retreat for the discerning guest and offers an impressive range of facilities in exclusive surroundings. The hotel's prime location, luxurious decor and furnishing, and its outstanding facilities along with the excellent service and hospitality combine to offer the visitor an irresistible package.

www.amathus-hotels.com/paphos

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The SPA Traveller tips

· If you’re planning to use the thalassotherapy pools at spas in the Le Meridien and Four Seasons and Ayii Anargyri don’t wear your best costume!

· Take advantage of the natural products used in treatments such as local honey, pomegranates, peppers and olives

· Hire a car and venture into the hills (or even up to the Troodos Mountains which has its own ski resort) and marvel at the view

· Ayii Anargyri Natural Healing Spa Resort is incredibly user-friendly for anyone with mobility problems seeking help with circulation problems, arthritis or skin conditions.

· The best views from infinity pools are at Aphrodite Hills spa and Almyra spa in Paphos

· Watch out for Taverna’s which do not display the Cyprus Tourism Organisation approved price list

 

 

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