AnassaLatchi, Polis / Cyprus
Based on a secluded stretch of coast between the Cypriot towns of Latchi and Polis, the Anassa soaks up the calming atmosphere of this quiet fishing region, whilst providing first class accommodation. Designed with whitewashed buildings and an authentic Mediterranean décor, the resort is home to four unique dining areas, a roman-style health retreat and premium sports facilities.
What to love
- World renowned as one of the most exclusive and beautiful 5* spa hotels, the Anassa offers ultimate luxury.
- The hotel is located in a secluded bay in Western Cyprus and with its beautiful golden beaches creates the perfect luxury Mediterranean retreat.
- Award winning, luxurious Roman-style spa with organic treatments.
- The resort’s impressive pool area has two freshwater pools linked by faux waterfalls, and features an in-pool bar area.
- Sitting in the proposed Akamas Nature Reserve, the resort is perfectly situated for a host of outdoor activities, including jeep safaris, mountain-biking and cross-country hikes.
What to know
- Anassa provides child care for every member of the family from babies to teenagers offering special set menus, sports and a wide range of adventure activities for younger guests.
- Four individual dining experiences for every occasion: choose from sophisticated, atmospheric dining at Basiliko and Helios restaurants, or casual, al fresco dining at the delightful Amphora or Pelagos.
- All rooms have a balcony and most have impressive sea views whilst larger suites feature an outdoor plunge pool or whirlpool.
- Interconnecting suites are available.
The Anassa provides a modern retelling of quintessential Cypriot life. Its tall whitewashed buildings, high reaching columns and polished marble floors have all been inspired by the Mediterranean origins of this quaint fishing town, to create a luxury, contemporary 5 star resort.
Situated in a stunning location on a rolling hillside that leads out towards the bay, the resort’s spacious rooms and suites are gifted impressive views of the Eastern Mediterranean sea. Each room has a cool and crisp décor, created by an enchanting blue and white colour scheme and elegant, custom-made furniture. In addition to a large en-suite bathroom, each room has an extra bathroom with shower, which makes getting ready for dinner extra easy. All rooms have an outdoor balcony for soaking up the mild year-round climate, while larger suites feature an outdoor plunge pool or whirlpool. Large private villas that surround the resort’s charming village square are also available.
Children of all ages are made very welcome at the Anassa where there is a great family friendly atmosphere. There is child care available with activities for every member of the family from babies to teenagers offering special set menus, sports and a wide range of adventure activities for younger guests.
Anassa’s grounds are surrounded by lush, landscaped gardens, which include fresh herbs and vegetables that are used by the hotel’s kitchen. Designed with four unique dining areas, guests can choose formal, fine dining at the Bailiko or Helios restaurant, each providing an exclusive and intimate atmosphere for a romantic evening. Alternatively, a more casual experience can be enjoyed at both Amphora and Pelagos, offering a mix of local seafood, salads and pasta cooked at live cooking stations. The resort is also home to some late night hotspots, with the Armonia and Amorosa bars perfect for an evening cocktail.
The resort’s Thalassa spa area is a must-visit for those looking to unwind during their time away. This roman-style health resort offers a lavish detox and holistic treatment programme, which includes a range of massage therapies, body wraps and facials, all using the exclusive QMS Medicosmetics collection.
For those with a slightly more adventurous streak, the resort has its own diving centre that provides equipment hire for a number of water sports. An indoor squash court and two floodlit tennis courts are also available at guests’ leisure, with private lessons also available.
When to Travel
Cyprus offers a pleasant year round temperature making it an ideal holiday spot in both summer and winter. Temperatures are a little cooler through the winter months and the chance of rain does increase a little. 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 to visit.
Best time to visit: March – October
Average/ Good time to visit: November - February
Hotel Anassa Thanos is located on the north west coast of Cyprus, 28 miles from Paphos airport. The hotel occupies a secluded spot on the edge of the proposed Akamas Nature Reserve, along a private stretch of coast in between the little town of Polis (15 mins) and the charming fishing village of Latchi which is just 10 minutes away and offers bars, restaurants and shopping. Transfers take around 50 minutes from Paphos airport and 2 hours from Larnaca airport.
At Anassa, they aim to take care of every need including the pressing demands of the youngest family members. In addition to the children’s childcare facilities and daily activities programme, special children's menus are offered in the Amphora and Pelagos restaurants with the option of early sittings to accommodate hungry little tummies.
Globetrotters 4 mths - 2 yrs 11 mths: 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 and prepared on a daily basis are provided. There is a specially designed sleep room for nap times.
Adventurers 3 yrs - 4 yrs 11 mths: Children are kept busy with lots of fantastic activities. Children can get creative with locally inspired activities such as designing their won mosaics, baking delicious Cypriot cakes or taking part in traditional Cypriot games in the garden provided by the Explorer team. Swimming sessions are also organised.
Voyagers 5 yrs - 7 yrs 11 mths: Voyagers spend much of their time out and about making the most of the exciting activities and sporting facilities in 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, like trying out the local Cypriot dance moves and finding out what is growing in the kitchen garden. There are also swimming activities. When they do have some chill out time, an area full of toys and games welcomes them where they can catch up with their friends.
Pioneers 8 yrs - 12 yrs 11 mths: There is a busy and energetic programme of sport and activities organised by the cool and active ‘Rangers’ from the Explorers childcare team. Most of the activities will be spent out and about in the resort.
Teenagers 13 yrs +: Located at Escape, a dedicated urban graffiti designed hang out for teenagers featuring a pool/table tennis table, air hockey, Nintendo Wii and darts as well as various chill our areas for catching up with friends and watching the big screen. A tailor made and flexible leisure programme of sports and activities are led by the resident ‘Escape Artist’ from the Explorer team.
Babysitting: Families can easily arrange babysitting with UK qualified and local English speaking staff. Babysitting can be arranged locally at reception on arrival.
Baby Go Lightly: Baby Go Lightly gives parents the opportunity to order all manner of baby items on-line prior to arrival. Available items include: car seat for airport transfers; potties; training seats; high chairs; carriers; buggies; bottles and teats; sterilisers; bottle warmers; baby gyms; baby walkers; baby bathtubs; dry/swimming nappies; nappy bins; toiletries (including baby lotion, powder and wet wipes); swimming aids; crayons, colouring books and a range of story books and DVD's in various languages.