Anassa Explorers kids club
based on 7 nights
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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
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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
Best time to Visit
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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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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 vacation. 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 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.
Scott Dunn and Thanos Hotels have an exciting childcare partnership and are offering dedicated and expert programs for children of all ages, from 4-months to 11 years. The Explorers kids club, managed by Scott Dunn 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 program of on and off site activities, ensuring your little ones have a truly adventurous vacation.
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. We also provide lunch, snacks and high tea. Anassa's family friendly approach extends to special menus in some of the restaurants and a babysitting service.
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.
|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.
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 with Sea View||
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 unspoiled north-west coastline. Some Garden Studio Suites have their own private pools (heated on request). 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 colorful 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 unspoiled 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 gardens. Ideal for families, each suite has a balcony or a terrace, with views of the Mediterranean Sea and the hills of Neo Chorio. Two bedroom suites can accommodate two extra beds and come with or without a private pool. Each bedroom has a spacious en suite with an additional bathroom located off the living room.
|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 3 Penthouse Suites and 4 Villas.
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 facing the sunset, 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 and facing the sun rise, 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 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. 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 April to October, 9.30am to 5.30pm, six days per week, Thursday to Tuesday (closed Wednesday). 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. 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 kids 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 organized 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 program of sport and activities organized 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 program will also include some off site activities.
Families can easily arrange babysitting with UK 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. 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 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.
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 program. The Spa offers a small menu of selected mouth-watering healthy Mediterranean flavors. 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 flavor. 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 center 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 - 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.
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 center 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 Center also offers Royal Yachting Association boat driving licences.
Anassa can organize 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.
Barrett Family - June 2019 (Guest)
Macdonald-Brown Family - May 2019 (Guest)
Cotte Family - April 2019 (Guest)
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 vacations 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!
Vernudachi Family - April 2019 (Guest)
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!
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.
Robertson Family - June 2018 (Guest)
The service at the Anassa was absolutely exceptional. I have traveled 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.
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 vacation; extremely good service, food and kids facilities the perfect spot for a family vacation. This is a great hotel for ultimate relaxation, and if youre after an activity filled vacation 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!
Michelle Smith (Staff)
The Anassa is great for those who prefer to stay in smaller, more intimate resorts. Youre never more than a five minute stroll from any part of this resort which is ideal if you want to relax in your room for a quick after lunch siesta! The resort has a traditional Cypriot charm unlike some other hotels where you could be anywhere in the world. At Anassa you are constantly reminded that you are vacationing in beautiful Cyprus as you gaze over the lovely architecture and grounds with white washed walls, pretty blue window shutters and tall Cyprus trees dotted between the buildings.
A real plus at this resort is the watersports center. The team of qualified instructors are friendly, professional and extremely enthusiastic. There's a huge selection of water-skiing and wakeboarding equipment for all ages, even for toddlers! There are beginner windsurfing boards, stand-up paddle boards, dinghies and catamarans. They also have an impressive PADI scuba diving center which is available for children aged eight years and up.
Cyprus is gloriously hot at Easter and autumn half term but its trump card for those traveling 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 center 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.
Katherine Gotla (Staff)
The jeep safari to the nearby UNESCO national park is not to be missed. Hop in the landrover and enjoy the 4WD experience in a beautiful area with experienced and entertaining guides. All booked via the hotel.
Katherine Gotla (Staff)
The hotel have complimentary bikes you can use - cycle over to Aphrodite Baths (15 minute cycle) and get a glimpse of the watering hole where she bathed! Take a saunter down to Latchi and grab a Keo beer in one of the harbor side tavern's, whilst watching the yachts and chatting to the locals. A lovely way to see some of the neighboring area.
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 marvelous 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 Traveler'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."
Complimentary board upgrade for childrenBook with Scott Dunn and children will receive a complimentary upgrade to half board or full board provided the parents are booked on the same basis.
Terms and conditions apply. Speak to your Mediterranean consultant for more information.
|Book from||09 January 2019 to 30 November 2019|
03 April 2019 to 03 November 2019
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Location & 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.