The Anassa is a beautiful hotel in western Cyprus, offering five-star luxury, classical architecture and complete privacy. This combination makes for a wonderful holiday. The rooms are very spacious and are designed in a simple Mediterranean style, all with balconies and most with panoramic sea views. Some suites have the added bonus of private plunge pools and whirlpools on sea-facing terraces.
Relax by taking a walk along the coast or up into the Akamas pennisula or wander through the hotel grounds that are scattered with wild herbs and flowers along the pathways. The hotel houses an award-winning spa (ranked in the top 10 in Condé Nast Traveller's Readers Spa Awards 2010), with a large indoor pool, Thalasso Therapy pools and numerous treatment rooms. The spa uses Organic Pharmacy for their treatments, a 100% natural product line.
There is a fantastic variety of restaurants - Amphora the main buffet restaurant which serves wonderful freshly prepared dishes that change daily, Pelagos, an al fresco poolside restaurant, Helios the a la carte restaurant and the Basiliko gourmet restaurant with its high vaulted ceilings.
Scott Dunn and Thanos Hotels have an exciting childcare partnership and are offering dedicated and expert programmes for children of all ages, from four months to teenagers. The Explorers club, managed by Scott Dunn UK qualified childcare experts and supported by local child carers, is based in a newly revamped children's club space. All our staff are vetted and trained to the highest standards with the necessary expertise in their chosen field to provide an exciting and innovative programme of on and off site activities, ensuring your little ones have a truly adventurous holiday.
Your children will make new friends, learn new skills and explore their imagination as they become artists, inventors, explorers, sporting heroes or chefs. At each club there are spacious indoor and outdoor play areas stocked with plenty of toys and games available for all ages as well as a dedicated sleep room for the younger ones. A separate hip, cool space and with a true urban vibe has been custom designed for our teenagers with a flexible programme of sports and activities. We also provide lunch, snacks and high tea. The Anassa's family friendly approach extends to special menus in some of the restaurants and a babysitting service.
Whitewashed buildings and elegant Mediterranean decor exude the charm of a traditional Cypriot village. Anassa has 172 rooms and suites in the main building and in villas around the village square. All bedrooms with luxury private bathroom, complimentary WiFi, satellite television and stunning sea views. Some suites enjoy a private plunge pool or whirl pool on sea facing terraces.
Located in the resort’s main building, the sea-view Studio Suites showcase a distinctive Mediterranean design with marble floors and louvered shutters and king-size or two three-quarter beds. Some interconnecting suites are available.
Studio Suites can accommodate a maximum of one extra bed or one baby cot. Some Studio Suites have extended terraces. Total Area: 47m²
|Garden Studio Suite|
Garden Studio Suites are located in groups of traditionally-designed residences within Anassa’s landscaped gardens. Accessed via winding pathways, white walls and marble floors open onto vibrant views of Cyprus’s unspoilt north-west coastline. Some Garden Studio Suites have their own private pools (heated in winter). Interconnecting options are available – both with other Garden Studio Suites or Junior Suites (with or without plunge pool).
Garden Studio Suites can accommodate a maximum of one extra bed or one baby cot.
|Garden View Room|
Located in the resort’s main building, these cool Mediterranean-style rooms have a colourful view across Anassa’s secluded gardens to the lush hills of Neo Chorio beyond. Garden View Rooms can accommodate a maximum of two people and a baby cot. The total area is 41 m².
These suites can be found in both the main building and in individual residences within the gardens. With a very comfortable lounge area and a view to the sea, they feel spacious and airy, aided by cool marble floors, stylish Mediterranean furnishings and louvered doors. Some Junior Suites interconnect with Garden Studio Suites and have private pools.
|One Bedroom Suite|
One Bedroom Suites are located in the main building overlooking the landscaped gardens. The bedroom has a spacious en-suite with an additional bathroom with shower located off the living room. Each suite has a balcony or a terrace, suitable for private dining, with sweeping views of the Mediterranean Sea and the unspoilt coastline of north-west Cyprus. Some suites also have a fireplace. One Bedroom Suites can accommodate one extra bed or a baby cot.
One bedroom suites come with or without a private pool.
|Two Bedroom Suite|
Two Bedroom Suites are located in the main building or in one of the individual residences within the landscaped gardens.Custom-made furnishings, marble floors and a striking blue and white colour scheme showcase cool, Mediterranean elegance. Each bedroom has a spacious en-suite with an additional bathroom located off the living room. Each suite has a balcony or a terrace, with sweeping views of the Mediterranean Sea, the unspoilt coastline of north-west Cyprus and the hills of Neo Chorio. Two bedroom suites can accommodate two extra beds and come with or without a private pool.
The two bedroom family Suites are located in the main building of Anassa. This spacious suite is ideal for families, with two bedrooms located on either side of a living room. Both bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, with an additional bathroom with shower located off the living room. Full sea views can be enjoyed from the extensive balcony, which features an outdoor dining table. This suite can accommodate two extra beds
|Three Bedroom Suite|
Three Bedrooom Suites benefit from panoramic views across Chrysochou Bay, the Polis coastline and the hills of the Akamas Peninsula. They are located in the main building and exude a sense of spaciousness and coolness with large open-plan lounge area, Mediterranean-style furniture and louvered shutters. All bedrooms have king-size beds and can accommodate a total of nine people e.g six adults and three children or four adults and five children.
There are 6 presidential suites:
Situated on the top floor of the main building, with luxurious bathroom, sea views and a private whirlpool on the balcony, the one bedroom Aphrodite Suite elevates its position overlooking the infinite blue of the Mediterranean, the Akamas Peninsula and New Chorio Village. Furnishings include antiques and a fireplace.
Situated on the top floor of the main building, with luxurious bathroom, sea views and a private whirlpool on the balcony, the one bedroom Adonis Suite elevates its position overlooking the infinite blue of the Mediterranean, the Akamas Peninsula and New Chorio Village. Furnishings include antiques and a fireplace.
Meaning ‘King’ in classical Greek, the Anax Suite is a palatial retreat located on Anassa’s highest floor. Highlights include a sumptuously decorated rotunda sitting room with painted domed ceiling and arched windows showcasing wide-reaching views of Chrysochou Bay. Wrought iron, cast stone and carved wood furniture are complemented by elegant antiques and rich fabrics in calming shades of cream, sand and oatmeal. The vast bedroom can accommodate either one or two beds.
The Alexandros Residence is Anassa’s ultimate accommodation: an opulent two-storey, two-bedroom villa set within its own private gardens. Lavish interiors include antiques and original art. There are two en-suite bedrooms, each with their own balcony and the villa has a private pool on the terrace.
Children of all ages are made very welcome at Anassa. Situated in a cool, shady location between the beach and the heated children’s pool, the Explorer children's club, for children aged four months to 12 years, has a dedicated sleep room, kitchen, spacious indoor area with carefully divided sections for different age groups and a shaded playground. The focal point of the club is the enormous long feature wall that has been painted by well known local artists, and it is here where our child carers and Rangers are based for action packed days in and around the club. The dedicated hangout area for teenagers is situated in a convenient location in the main hotel building between the main pool and Amphora. Explorers is open from Easter to October, 9.30am to 5.30pm, six days per week, Thursday to Tuesday (closed Wednesday). The teenager opening hours are more flexible and there is evening entertainment for two nights per week in July and August for children aged eight years and older. A children’s menu is available in both the Amphora and Pelagos restaurants. The Anassa also has their Baby Go Lightly services that gives parents the opportunity to order all manner of baby items on-line prior to arrival. Places at the children's club must be pre booked, and payment is required at time of booking. Costs include most on and off site activities, drinks, snacks, lunch and high tea.
|Globetrotters - 4 months - 2 years|
When it comes to looking after our youngest guests, good communication with parents is absolutely key. Our experienced nannies will take time to discuss your child’s routine and go out of their way to follow it, to help keep your child happy and settled. The daily activities have been tailored taking into account the weather and of course the fun factor. Complimentary nappies, swimming nappies, wipes, fresh milk, purees and meals freshly made prepared on a daily basis are provided during club hours. When it’s nap time, they can settle down in the specially designed sleep room.
|Adventurers - 3 to 4 years|
This age group is kept busy with lots of fantastic activities. Children can get creative with locally inspired activities like designing their own mosaics, baking delicious Cypriot cakes or taking part in traditional Cypriot games in the garden organised by the amazing Explorers childcare team.
|Voyagers - 5 to 7 years|
Voyagers spend much of their time out and about making the most of the exciting activities and sporting facilities the resort and the Explorer team have on offer. Elements of the Cypriot culture and tradition are transferred in a fun and interactive way for children to learn and discover for example trying out the local Cypriot dance moves and finding out what’s growing in the kitchen garden. When they do have some chill out time, an area full of toys and games welcomes them where they can catch up with their new friends.
|Pioneers - 8 to 12 years|
There is a busy and energetic programme of sport and activities organised by the cool and active Rangers from the Explorers childcare team. Most of the activities will be spent out and about in the resort, and the programme will also include some off site activities.
|Teenagers - from 13 years|
Our teenage guests can enjoy a dedicated urban graffiti designed hang out, featuring a pool/table tennis table, air hockey, Nintendo Wii and darts as well as various chill out areas for catching up with friends and watching the big screen. A tailor made and flexible leisure programme of sports and activities is also available.
Families can easily arrange babysitting with UK qualified and local English speaking staff. Prices are as follows:
1 child: €12 per hour
2 children: €14 per hour
3 children: €15 per hour
This can be arranged locally at reception on arrival. Exclusively for Scott Dunn guests only, pre booking can be arranged in advance.
Culinary concepts at Anassa are based on seasonal influences, from home grown herbs to farm-fresh local produce. Choose from gourmet, fine-dining or buffet restaurants, serving a range of international cuisine, and the main bar serves delicious cocktails. Dining isn't precluded just to restaurants. Try the Village Square where a Cypriot village fair takes place once a week, offering a traditional Cypriot buffet with live music and folk dancing, with hotel's Byzantine Chapel "Ayia Athanasia" as a charming backdrop. Or enjoy a casual beach barbeque as the sun sets over the Akamas Peninsular while chefs are grilling juicy meats, fresh fish and seafood.
The Thalassa spa features Organic Pharmacy products, holistic and therapeutic lifestyle consultancy, and a sky lit indoor pool. Anassa has two outdoor freshwater pools and a children's swimming pool, as well as an extensive gym facility.
The Thalassa Spa is a luxury Roman-style health retreat that covers the full spectrum of wellbeing: from an hour long treatment to a gentle detoxifying or holistic programme. The Spa offers a small menu of selected mouth-watering healthy Mediterranean flavours. The Thalassa Spa includes a sky-lit, columned indoor pool, 18 treatment rooms, saunas, steam baths, a seawater exercise pool, squash court, fitness room and hair salon.
The romantically candlelit Basiliko is Anassa's signature gourmet restaurant. Entered by a winding stone staircase into a stone cavern, Basiliko is the perfect setting to enjoy a romantic dinner for two or a cosy dinner among friends.
Offering a unique food experience, all dishes and desserts are based on Asian cooking techniques and ingredients, with a hint of Mediterranean flavour. Basiliko also has an intimate courtyard. With only 24 seats, Basiliko serves dinner only. Children under 12 can't dine here, and the dress code is smart.
There is a fantastic array of watersports available at Anassa, including sailing, windsurfing, jet skiing and wake boarding. There is a five star PADI dive centre with custom built boats for speedy transfers to beautiful reefs and caves in the Akamas Marine Reserve. Rock climbing, jeep safaris in the national park and hill trekking can be arranged throughout the year. Tennis and squash are available on site and there are four 18-hole championship golf courses nearby.
There are four world class golf courses within a 40 minute drive from Anassa.
Elea Championship Golf Course was newly openened in 2010. Designed by Sir Nick Faldo, Elea is a challenging and technically unique 18 hole championship course with mature Carob trees posing more challenges between it's immaculate imported Kentucky Blue Grass greens.
The championship 18-hole, par 72 Minthis Hills Golf Club, with its high ocean views, offers all abilities year-round golfing.
The 18-hole, par 72 Secret Valley Golf Course measures over 6,300m, with large chipping area, driving range and video coaching.
Aphrodite Hills is an undulating 18 hole, par 71 championship course perched on two high sea-view plateaus. The Academy features a double-ended 350m range with bunkers and targets.
Anassa has a range of sailing boats for hire between April and November, including two Lasers and a selection of Dart and Fun Boats; boats can be hired for private use or chartered with a skipper. Sailing courses can be arranged for all abilities.
If you'd like to try a larger yacht, you can enjoy sailing from Anassa around the beautiful Akamas peninsula on the 66 ft yacht, "Moody 66".
The Anassa PADI Five Star Gold Palm diving centre has two 300hp custom-built dive boats for rapid transfers to the superb reefs, drop-offs and underwater caves of the Akamas Marine Reserve. Diving classes are also available for children aged 8 to 11 with child-sized diving gear.
Other watersports include parasailing, bananas / tubes, wake boarding, canoeing, windsurfing, jet skiing and sailing. A fleet of 15 powerboats (up to 125 hp) is available for self-drive day-trips to the numerous bays that fringe the Akamas peninsula.
The Watersports Centre also offers Royal Yachting Association boat driving licences.
The Anassa can organise a wide variety of excursions and adventures to the unspoiled heart of Cyprus: from a jeep safari deep into the dazzling Akamas peninsula and lush Troodos Mountains, to wine-tasting excursions at the Byzantine monastery of Chrysorroyiatissa.
When to travel
The climate in Cyprus warm and sunny for the majority of the year with the risk of the odd shower of rain and some cooler periods over the winter. From March/April onwards the weather settles but it can sometimes be cool in the evenings. By May, the weather generally settles in a pattern of long hot sunny days and balmy evenings especially in July and August when it can be very hot. Rain is unlikely but it can happen from time to time. May and October are particularly pleasurable months.
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Location and directions
The Anassa hotel is found on the north west coast of Cyprus. The small fishing village of Latchi where you'll find restaurants, bars and shops is 10 minutes away, and the quiet town of Polis, on the edge of the Akamas peninsula nature reserve is 15 minutes away.
How to get there
Flying from the UK takes around 4.5hrs to Cyprus. There is a regular service with British Airways year round to Larnaca Airport and from April to October to Paphos. Cyprus Airlines also has a regular service to Larnaca. Alternatively, there are a number of regional flights operated by low cost or charter airlines to Cyprus. Anassa is 28 miles from Paphos, and a 50 minute transfer. From Larnaca, a 115 mile drive, the transfer takes around 2 hours.