Anassa Explorers kids club

Anassa

Polis, Cyprus

From £1800 per person in low season
From £2500 per person in high season

based on 7 nights inc. flights

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per person for 7 nights based on a family of 2 adults and 2 children sharing connecting studio suites on a bed and breakfast basis with private transfers.

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At a Glance

  • Explorers kids club for children 4 months -11 years

  • Our price promise – best rate guaranteed

  • Stunning location overlooking the Eastern Mediterranean

  • Great selection of water sports

  • Daily changing menus serving Cypriot, Mediterranean and Asian dishes, with local produce

  • Spacious and stylish rooms of all types

  • Award winning, luxurious Roman-style spa with organic treatments

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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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Retreat to luxury Roman-style Thalassa spa for a detox massage followed by a dip in the saltwater jet massage jacuzzi to finish off!

Enjoy a delicious pre-dinner drink or snack from the terrace bar with panoramic views over the bay, or under the stars later in the season

If travelling with children, be sure to make the most of the excellent babysitting service one evening so that you can enjoy the delicious Asian fusion cuisine of Basilico, the hotel’s adults-only fine dining restaurant

Call us on 020 3993 6731 to start planning your holiday to the Anassa or read about Sophie Dahl's trip to the Anassa in Days Like This.

Description

World renowned as one of the most exclusive and beautiful 5* spa hotels, Anassa offers ultimate luxury located in a secluded bay in western Cyprus. Anassa's family friendly atmosphere and golden beaches create the perfect luxury Mediterranean retreat.

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 some 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 peninsula or wander through the hotel grounds that are scattered with wild herbs and flowers along the pathways. The hotel houses an award-winning spa with a large indoor pool, Thalasso Therapy exercise pools and numerous treatment rooms. The spa uses marine based product Osea, QMS ‘medicosmetic’ and ila’s ‘beyond organic’ products.

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 à La Carte restaurant and the Basiliko gourmet restaurant with its high vaulted ceilings.

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Accommodation

Whitewashed buildings and elegant Mediterranean décor 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.

With families in mind: Anassa offer a 'Baby Go Lightly' service, where guests can order a vast array of baby items prior to arrival so you don't have to carry it all with you.  Including items such as; car seats, potties, high chairs, buggies, bottles, sterilisers, bottle warmers, baby gyms, baby walkers, baby bathtubs, dry/swimming nappies and nappy bins.

Studio Suite with Sea View

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. Some Studio Suites have extended terraces. 

Works best for: A couple, or two adults and one child. There is the option for interconnecting rooms for families; 2 adults and up to three children.  Cots are available for infants. 

Garden Studio with Sea View

Garden Studio Suites are located in groups of traditionally-designed residences within Anassa’s landscaped gardens. Some Garden Studio Suites have their own private pools (heated on request).

Works best for: A couple or two adults and one child.  Interconnecting options are available for families – both with other Garden Studio Suites or Junior Suites (with or without plunge pool). Cots available for infants.

Junior Suite

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 come with or without a private pool.

Works best for: A couple, or two adults and one child in an extra bed. Cots available on request. 

Two Bedroom Suite

Two Bedroom Suites are located in the main building or in one of the individual residences within the gardens. Ideal for families, each suite has a balcony or a terrace, with views of the Mediterranean Sea and the hills of Neo Chorio. Each bedroom has a spacious en suite with an additional bathroom located off the living room. Available with or without a private pool.

Works best for: Two adults and up to three children.  Cots available for infants.

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.

Works best for: 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.

Residences

There are a range of luxurious Residences; 3 Penthouse Suites and 4 Villas.  Penthouse Suites are located in the main building on the top floor with beautiful sea views. The Villas are located around the resort and range from 3-4 bedrooms.  Residences have up to 2 bedrooms.  They come with extra benefits.

Childcare

Scott Dunn and Thanos Hotels have an exciting childcare partnership and are offering dedicated and expert programmes for children of all ages, from 4-months to 11 years.

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 Explorers kids club at Anassa for children aged four months to 11 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 local artists, and it is here where our child carers and rangers are based for action packed days in and around the club.

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.

With exceptional childcare ratios: 4 months to 18-20 months with a ratio of 1:2 and 20 months+ with a ratio of 1:3, we provide suitable activities and routines for their relevant age and stage. 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 11 years

There is a busy and energetic programme of sport and activities organised by 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.

Babysitting

Families can easily arrange babysitting with qualified and local English speaking staff. Prices are as follows:

1 child:€16 per hour

2 children:€18 per hour

3 children:€21 per hour

This can be arranged locally at reception on arrival. Pre booking can be arranged in advance.

Facilities

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 barbecue as the sun sets over the Akamas Peninsula 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 smaller mosaic pool, favoured by the children, as well as an extensive gym facility.

Thalassa Spa

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.

Activities

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.

Watersports

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.

Diving

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.

Sailing

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".

Excursions

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.

Golf

There are four world class golf courses within a 40 - 90 minute 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.

Reviews

5

Emma White (Staff)

The Anassa has earned itself the reputation of being the most luxurious five star hotel on Cyprus, and for very good reason. From the moment that you are greeted at the hotels entrance and walk into the marble grandeur of its entrance hall and reception area, you know that you are somewhere truly special. The hotels classically styled buildings are set amongst beautiful gardens and are just a short stroll away from a calm secluded bay, giving a wonderfully calm and peaceful feel to the whole property. The rooms themselves have been finished immaculately to an extremely high standard, and all are light, fresh and spacious.

The hotels heated pools, superb Explorers kids club, excellent range of water sports, PADI diving, sailing and tennis opportunities, make this a top choice with families looking for some guaranteed warmth and sunshine over Easter and May and October half terms, but the exclusivity and sophistication of the hotel buildings, restaurant and spa area also make it an excellent option for couples of all ages (just travel outside school holidays to avoid busy family periods).

The food at the Anassa is truly superb. The buffet breakfast has almost too much choice, and there is an excellent selection of different foods to fit every palate and dietary requirement. Basilico and Helios offer delicious fine dining options, and Pelagos is the perfect place for a long relaxing poolside lunch. Amphora, the buffet restaurant, has a different theme each day, with menus displayed in advance so you can plan ahead, and the quality of the dishes produced goes far above what you might normally expect from a buffet.

Service is consistently attentive, friendly and considerate, and nothing is ever too much trouble for the staff here to provide. If you are seeking sun, relaxation, and some quality time away with those closest to you, then look no further than the Anassa

5

Petecki Family - October 2019 (Guest)

Beautiful hotel, lovely rooms and friendly staff. Delicious food and worth going for the half board. Our children really enjoyed the kids club. The team were welcoming and very engaged with the children.

5

Barrett Family - June 2019 (Guest)

The hotel literally had thought about EVERYTHING.  Beautiful location, excellent service, amazing kids club, great food - loved it!
5

Macdonald-Brown Family - May 2019 (Guest)

We had such a lovely time at Anassa and would readily recommend it to others. It is a fabulous place and will hopefully be returning in the future! 
The kids club at Anassa was unlike any other we have experienced before. The staff were amazing and genuinely loved children, which we have found is rarely the case at other hotels where they tend to bung the kids in front of the TV to make their lives easier. They were so inventive with games and activities so our children actually wanted to go. We got a much needed break which was a first for us on holiday!

5

Cotte Family - April 2019 (Guest)

The childcare is what really sets The Anassa apart and what drives us to continue to book with Scott Dunn each year. The service is superb and this year the Kids Club even opened for an extra day on the Wednesday before Easter so we were able to purchase additional time for our son to take part in all the brilliant activities. He never wants to leave!

Every day at The Anassa is blissful - waking up to the sight of the warm blue sea from our suite was a daily pleasure.  Scott Dunn really think about how to make luxury holidays family-friendly so that both children and their parents can have a restful and enjoyable break.  The Anassa is amongst the best hotels we have ever stayed in and suits our family perfectly. Our son tells us he would like to live at the hotel!

5

Vernudachi Family - April 2019 (Guest)

One of the best family hotels we have ever stayed at. Very welcoming, friendly & attentive staff: from the doormen to the cleaning staff, the front desk or the staff in all the restaurants, bars but also in the spa not to mention the general manager. Food and service are excellent across all the restaurants.Great facilities for children and a fantastic kids club - staff is brilliant (I wish I had their patience and enthusiasm).
5

McHugh Family - April 2019 (Guest)

The Anassa is lovely and the staff are all exceptional.  My daughter really enjoyed spending time with Savannah at the Kids Club. She was fantastic. Savannah was very easy to speak to and established a lovely bond with my daughter. She made her feel welcome, safe and most importantly she initiated lots of fun amongst the children. My daughter enjoyed herself so much that there were tears on the way to the airport. She said she was going to miss the friends she had made; including Savannah!

4

Bourne Family - April 2019 (Guest)

The kids club staff - truly amazing, in particular Savannah, Marney and Doksa.  It was wonderful seeing our children playing in the swimming pool, happily, with the kids club staff. 

5

Robertson Family - June 2018 (Guest)

The service at the Anassa was absolutely exceptional. I have travelled to 57 different countries and stayed in some wonderful hotels and this was the best service we have had. 

The Kids club was also brilliant. Proper activities and great staff. I used to be on the leadership team in Primary schools and your staff particularly Dorita and Peter really stood out as extremely well trained.

5

Lucy Dennis (Staff)

The Anassa is set in a quiet Western bay of Cyprus with panoramic views of the sea and beautiful Mediterranean architecture. It boasts everything you want for a luxury holiday; extremely good service, food and kids facilities the perfect spot for a family holiday. This is a great hotel for ultimate relaxation, and if youre after an activity filled holiday the Anassa may not be suited to you.

Wander through the hotel grounds and youll find a wealth of gorgeous flowers and foliage, although they can be very overgrown!! The food at the Anassa is superb and the Armonia bar terrace is the idyllic spot to listen to some live music and drink a cocktail to watch the sunset! For the best value, be sure to book on half board as the Anassa food and beverage can be a tad expensive!

5

(Press)

Cyprus is gloriously hot at Easter and autumn half term but its trump card for those travelling with under fours is that its less than five hours on a plane from London, saving you the hell of long-haul. And luckily, the nannies from Scott Dunn (English-speaking, young, smiley) are on hand to absolve you of a moments guilt about disentangling yourself for a few house (or 9.30am-5.30pm if you prefer). The club sits between the beach and the heated childrens pool, little ones are cared for in the air-conditioned playroom, divided into different areas to suit various ages (theres even a sleep room, so that babies return well rested rather than scratchy). Under the shade of pine trees is a playground and two ping pong tables for older siblings. And the Baby Go Lightly service ensures you have all the kit buggies, monitors, baby walkers, cots and bottle warmers and will provide baby food, wipes and nappies. But best of all this is a stunning, California-comes-toCyprus hotel with a whitewashed grandness thats so pretty and sophisticated you could even bring the grandparents. There are rolling lawns, huge bowels of scented lilies, geraniums and a grown-up but unintimidating spa. Many of the 166 rooms and all the suites face the gorgeous blue glitter of Chrysochou Bay; some have their own plunge pools. Its perfect for big family get-togethers, with lots of interconnecting family rooms, a watersports centre with kite surfing and scuba diving and two tennis courts. And that beach just along from the fishing village of Latchi (far from the carnage of Paphos) is lined with sleek sunbeds and has service as smooth as honey.

5

(Press)

Best Hotels for Honeymoons

"Located on the stunning and windswept north-western coastline on Cyprus - an hour's scenic drive from Paphos - Anassa is a marvellous place for a honeymoon.

A serene collection of houses and villas, the hotel's many houses have been arranged like a traditional village and facing the sea. You'll find Anassa just between the small town of Polis and the ruggedly handsome and stunning Akamas peninsula, and there are plenty of options if you feel up for excursion - from walking treks to vineyards.

There are plenty of reasons to stay put, too, with an award-winning spa (ranked in the top 10 in Cond Nast Traveller's Readers Spa Awards 2010), lovely pools and great restaurants. Book a room on the eastern side of the development if you want peace and quiet; the pools and restaurants are located closely to the buildings on the western side, which means they might be more convenient, if also a little louder."

Location & directions

Polis, Cyprus

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.

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