Cool, chic and contemporary, luxury hotel Almyra and Almyraspa sit right on the water's edge on the shoreline of Paphos, Cyprus. Surrounded by eight acres of lush, landscaped gardens this unpretentious luxury family hotel is a relaxing and stylish holiday for all. Sister hotel to Annabelle and Anassa, Almyra is the most contemporary of the three and perhaps the most affordable for those with larger families, watching their purse strings.
Almyraspa is a sun-lit haven where organic and sea-based therapies and treatments are given against the backdrop of the Mediterranean. The Kyma Suites have harbour views from candle-lit rooftop terraces. Because having a family doesn't mean you have to compromise on luxury, Almyra has thought of both adults and children; parents can order children's essentials online in advance, there is a creche and kids clubs, children's menus and a baby concierge. There is an indoor playroom, outdoor adventure space and a babysitting service.
During July and August there is a Teens Hangout at neighbouring and sister hotel Annabelle. The four swimming pools include one main pool and a kids pool, as well as an infinity pool and an indoor pool in the adults only Almyraspa. Cyprus has some of the cleanest beaches and clearest waters in Europe; add to this the year-round temperate climate and it is easy to see why it is so appealing as a holiday destination. Paradise for sun and water-lovers the Asprokremnos beach has lounges, umbrellas and a fleet of sailing and power boats ideal for trips to the surrounding bays and lagoons. Divers should head to St George's Island which has crystal clear waters and a hidden beach. Just a 10-minute boat ride away is the Blue Lagoon, one of Cyprus' most charming and private beaches; make a day of it and take a picnic. Families with small children may prefer Vrysoudia Beach - not far from Paphos - with its shallow, clear waters and fine, sandy shoreline.
For the more adventurous, the staff at Almyra can organise a wide variety of excursions and trips designed to transport you to the unspoiled heart of Cyprus. From a jeep safari deep into the stunning Akamas peninsula and lush Troodos Mountains, to wine-tasting expeditions at the Byzantine monastery of Chrysorroyiatissa, Cyprus has activities to please everyone.
You and your family won't go hungry at Almyra! Not only are there plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from, if you don't feel like leaving your room you can have whatever you feel like brought to you: from smoked salmon sandwiches or a Buffalo mozzarella salad to a Greek beef burger or even a Bento Box. Children's menus are available at all of Alymra's restaurants apart from Eauzone at Almyraspa. Open from April to November, Notios is where you can experience the combination of Mediterranean flavours with the purity of Japanese food. Mosaics is Almyra's signature restaurant which caters for all tastes with a la carte menus, buffets, live cooking and themed nights. Year-round seafront dining can be found at Ouzeri, a traditional Cypriot dining experience serving local specialities. Escape the children and head to the poolside haven Eauzone which is next to the spa and open to guests over the age of 16 only. Flavours at Helios is a contemporary dining venue located by the fireplace of the lobby. Opening onto a terrace it offers relaxed dining with stunning sea views. For a memorable sunset with striking skies and views of Paphos Castle head to Helios Lounge Bar for a sundowner.