Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Spa offering bespoke treatments inspired by the sea
Opportunity to experience Cypriot culture with weekly celebrations
Only when you book with Chic
Wine & fruit platter
Room upgrade (subject to availability)
Early check-in/ late check-out (subject to availability)
A palatial retreat perched over the sparkling Mediterranean sea, Anassa is the original and still-unchallenged queen of Cypriot luxury hotels. From the gardens of bougainvillea, rosemary bushes and olive trees that gently slope down to the hotel’s beach, to the entry atrium complete with rippling water features and neo-classical details, the surroundings at this Chic Retreat are seriously luxe and the facilities are no less impressive.
Immerse yourself in one of the three stunning pools, or let yourself be pampered at the world-class Thalassotherapy spa. For those that want to explore Cyprus and everything it has to offer, the team at Anassa can organise a number of activities from boat excursions to the Blue Lagoon to cultural trips around the island. After a day spent exploring or relaxing, there’s a wide variety of dining choices that will satisfy every appetite, whether you’re after formal fine-cuisine or laid-back Cypriot fare.
Like sister hotels Almyra and Annabelle, Anassa is a family-friendly resort and there is a wide range of dining choices and activities for the whole family to enjoy.
We were founded forty years ago by my father, the late Alecos Michaelides. Each of our three hotels is much-loved and entirely distinctive in their own way - Anassa is truly iconic, lavish in its designs and its facilities. We want our guests to come back again and again, and you can be sure of stunning views, sunshine, and real Cypriot hospitality - especially at the authentic Pelagos taverna, where you definitely shouldn’t miss the grilled octopus souvlaki.
Dine in style and savour seasonal and regional dishes across four restaurants and bars. Elegant dining, al fresco terraces, fine dining and relaxed or romantic settings are all there to be enjoyed by all the family.
Basiliko is the romantic option - a candlelit cavern, it serves tantalising Asian dishes including Alaskan Black Cod and Grilled Wagyu Beef Cannelloni. Helios is fine dining at its best, complete with pianist, harpist and seaview terrace for al fresco dining. The dress code is smart-casual and as it is open for dinner only, no highchairs are provided so best for children from six years upwards. A la carte French-Mediterranean menus change on a daily basis. For a more casual dining room, head to Amphora and grab a table on the terrace to enjoy the sea views. Open for breakfast and dinner, Amphora serves local and international buffet breakfasts and themed dinners. For an authentic taverna experience book a table at Pelagos which offers shaded outdoor dining overlooking the gardens, pool and sea beyond. Fresh seafood, mezze, pastas and salads are served at lunch and dinner and it is an ideal choice for all members of the family.
Children's menus are available at all of the restaurants at Anassa. Once a week in the Village Square and the Byzantine Chapel there is a traditional celebration giving guests a taste of authentic Cypriot village life with live music and folk dancing. There are four bars to choose from dotted around Anassa, formal or relaxed, inside or out, a chilled glass of champagne will taste delicious whichever setting you choose.
All of the rooms feature a Joelle Pleot décor inspired by the quintessential Mediterranean style of Cyprus, and the cool white interiors are complemented perfectly by the colourful backdrops of the gardens and green hills of Neo Chorio. Many of the rooms and suites are interconnecting, making them perfect for families.
Unwind in the mediterranean garden, where there are plenty of shaded spots that are perfect for kicking back with a good book. The hotel’s pools are the perfect place to refresh yourself during the sultry summer, and you have the choice between a heated outdoor pool, an outdoor pool that is fed and drained by eye-catching cascades of clear water, as well as an indoor pool that has plenty of natural light, perfect for the chillier months. The outdoor pool area features a swim-up bar, so you wont even have to leave the water when you fancy a cocktail.
If you’re in need of some pampering, then look no further than the Thalassotherapy spa. Focusing on the natural benefits of seawater, the spa features saltwater jets, seaweed scrubs, algae body wraps and many more bespoke treatments, all of which make use of seawater pumped straight from Chrysochou Bay. Massages and treatments feature plenty of natural and organic products, and there’s also a sauna and steam room, making Thalassa Spa one of the best holistic spa experiences in the Mediterranean.
There are a number of activities on offer for those that want to explore Cyprus. Enjoy a sailing-boat excursion to the famous Blue Lagoon, or take a cultural trip around the island, which is filled with UNESCO-listed archaeological wonders, stunning Byzantine churches and picturesque villages. Sporty types can also enjoy water-skiing, diving, tennis, hiking, quad biking, and squash.
How to get there
Anassa is a 55-minute drive north from Paphos International Airport (approximately 37.5km distance). A range of transfers and shuttle services are available from the airport.
Paphos International Airport, 50 minutes by car
Larnaca International Airport, 120 minutes by car
Free parking is available.