Anassa and Almyra, Cyprus
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.
At a Glance
Stunning location overlooking the Eastern Mediterranean
Explorers kids club for children 4 months-11years
Daily changing menus serving Cypriot, Mediterranean and Asian dishes, with local produce
Spacious and stylish rooms of all types
Great selection of water sports
Award winning, luxurious Roman-style spa with organic treatments
Be sure to take advantage of some of the finest watersport facilities on offer in Cyprus. Diving, sailing and windsurfing, to name but a few, are all on the agenda. For the more adventurous take a jeep safari to explore the volcanic Troodos mountains.Scott Dunn team
If amazing food is your thing, make sure you book an evening at Basiliko.Scott Dunn team
Take full advantage of the PADI dive center on the beach, as well as sailing, water skiing and windsurfing.Scott Dunn team
The Aphrodite Baths in the Akamas national park is just a bike ride away and the perfect place to enjoy a picnic.Mike Harlow
Enjoy a long leisurely alfresco lunch at Pelagos restaurant - the huge selection of fresh seafood is amazing.Michelle Smith
The beach BBQ under the starlit sky is an unforgettable evening. Grilled fish and prawns, meat and vegetables all washed down with a glass of Chablis.Mike Harlow
To really indulge and enjoy some local culture make sure you book in for the Cypriot night at the village. Music, dancing, and more food than you can imagine!Mike Harlow
Rent a power boat for an afternoon! After your briefing you’ll be ready to captain your own boat and head off to explore the beautiful bays just a short journey from the resort such as the Blue Lagoon where you can drop anchor and go snorkeling!Michelle Smith
Make sure you make the most of the complimentary use of the tennis and squash courts. You'll need to work up an appetite!Mike Harlow
As a great day trip, you can book a boat trip to discover the entire Akamas Peninsula with lunch at the Almyra hotel in Paphos.Jenny James
If you would like to catch some local fish make sure you book a private 3 hour morning fishing trip in the Northern Akamas.Jenny James
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to the Anassa or read about Sophie Dahl's trip to the Anassa in Days Like This.
Niven Family - October 2016 (Guest)
The vacation was surreal and surpassed all expectations. . The car was a little small as my husband is tall (6ft 2") and the child seat was placed behind the driving seat so that I could have easy access to Beth. The aircon was very welcome bonus, it did however drink gas. Bethany was cared and loved for by Eileen in Kidsclub. She was very experienced and I felt very confident in her abilities and approach to caring for Bebe. Her advice was very welcome and she is wise beyond her years.
Eillen gave us a welcome break and babysat for us 2 nights. She's so loving with the children. We were so surprised to see that she was able to get Beth to walk and generally be more open to try things. It was a proud moment watching them totter of to the pool together. Dorita is so lovely with children, especially the little tickles she gives. Our highlights were being able to recharge the mummy batteries and enjoy a cocktail without having to wrestle everything out of a 15 months old grip! Geoff and I spent whole days together and I felt truly blessed and a cherished wife. It's like we've just come back of a honeymoon.
Legge Family - August 2016 (Guest)
We had a wonderful vacation. Once again the Anassa didn't disappoint and apart from the minor hiccups explained on the phone, we feel that it really does provide everything we could want in a luxury family vacation. We can't wait to go back next year! We couldn't fault the childcare - Laura and Doxa were wonderful and our children really felt comfortable and secure immediately. Kate and Seb were excellent with the booking process. Our most memorable moment was a shared boat trip on the Anassa yacht to the Blue Lagoon - it was incredible!
Gargett Family - June 2016 (Guest)
As always, the staff in the kids club were amazing. Caring, friendly and full of life. My little girl asked to go to the kids club each day, no coaxing was required at all! They also looked after my 7 month old whom I had not really left with anyone, she loved it and they were great with her. Our highlights were the genuine interest the staff had in the children, and the warm welcome each morning. We even had time read a book!
Maguire Family June 2016 (Guest)
Extremely good service. 5 star in many ways, cleanliness, staff, service and the childcare facilities. High standards throughout the vacation. I am cautious regarding leaving my babies in anyone's care but mine, but the girls at the Anassa totally put my worries to rest. Totally content in their care. Our first experience with Scott Dunn was excellent, we had a fantastic vacation. The Anassa couldn't do enough for my family.
Langstaff Family May 2016 (Guest)
Mabel was looked after by Laura at the creche and she also did our babysitting in the evening. She was excellent and seemed to enjoy looking after our daughter, which is nice to hear. Arrived on time for babysitting every evening. The layout of the creche was good, as was the children's pool, food and accommodation. Spa good too. Out consultant was very helpful, particularly with the extra requests regarding restaurants, spa and creche bookings.
Chipchase Family April 2016 (Guest)
Such a wonderful family hotel, the rooms, service and food were amazing, so much care and dedication. The staff were wonderfully professional and friendly.
Collins Family September 2015 (Guest)
The Hotel was so much more than we were expecting - on so many levels. The room upgrade was totally unexpected but hugely appreciated. Never before have we remained in the grounds of a hotel/resort for the duration of our stay but we literally did not move for a week! As the "Tour organizer/planner/mum/chief suitcase packer it made such a difference booking with an organization such as Scott Dunn and knowing that everything from transfers and flights to the picnic on the yacht had been taken care of (thanks to Anna). It felt like a real "vacation". We will definitely return to the Anassa one day and would not hesitate to use Scott Dunn for our next vacation.
Garrill Family August 2015 (Guest)
The level of service at the hotel was very good and Scott Dunn vacations are always well organized.
Percival Family April 2015 (Guest)
The child care team under Melanie's guidance were fantastic and made a big impact on our girls.
Mullane Family July 2015 (Guest)
It was a truly wonderful vacation - just what we needed after a hectic year and before our second child arrives in September. The childcare provision was exceptional and we cherished spending time with our little girl but also being able to ensure she was entertained when all we wanted to do was lie in the sun and read our books! A brilliantly relaxing and indulgent vacation!
Thomas Family May 2015 (Guest)
This is our third year of family vacations with you and we have done some adults ones in the past too. The ability for me to know the kids are being really well looked after and enjoying themselves so we get a good break too means I refuse to book with anyone else right now! Beautiful hotel and facilities, great food and great kids club for the younger ones.
Morgan-Davies Family May 2015 (Guest)
PERFECT destination recommendation for my mum, son and us. We wouldn't have looked into this as a destination without Scott Dunn's influence! We will certainly choose to book through SD again to ensure the level of hotel quality etc. It worked for us really well with having a toddler, but feeling like we were at an 'adult' resort too!!! The creche was great. Clean & tidy. Staff were really lovely.
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.
Katherine Gotla (Staff)
The food at the hotel is exquisite - a fine food buffet with beautiful seafood and mouth-watering desserts. You'll get spoiled here for a week.
Make sure you eat in all 3 restaurants as they're quite different in style and offering, but just as delicious.
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."
Elizabeth Aston (Staff)
The Anassa's stunning location, its spacious layout and beautiful furnishings, both inside and out, make this a very special place. You relax the moment you arrive.
Sarah Byrne (Staff)
The most luxurious of the Thanos Hotels, the Anassa is widely regarded as the best hotel in Cyprus. The beach is fantastic, a usually empty long wide sandy expanse and there are watersports of all varieties available.
Half board at the hotel offers plenty of choice and excellent value for money for families and the children's club is extremely well run allowing parents to relax and enjoy their vacation while the children have a blast with other children of similar ages.