It almost sounds too good to be true doesn’t it – a resort where a massage, spa discount, transfers and a bottle of wine are all included! Plus there are not many hotels that have been recognised by the World Spa Luxury Awards and Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence, but Ayii Anargyri Spa Resort is such a place where the promise is “give us your body and we’ll relax you’re mind”.
Hidden away in the hills around the healing powers of a mineral spring, this herb-scented oasis is just a 45-minute drive from Paphos airport and 20 minutes’ drive from the beaches of Polis. Dating back to the 17th century, the building started as a monastery and its waters were used for health benefits. The waters flow directly into the hotel, where they’re used in treatments and the sulphur pools. The soothing water runs from a tap in the bedrooms, so you can start the day with a glass.
Move beyond the adults only resort and you’ll find yourself in Miliou, where limestone facades bedecked in bougainvillea, almond trees and citrus groves provide a wonderful Mediterranean immersion. Paphos is an island adorned with Cyprus’s beautiful natural sites; the imposing Troodos Mountains soaring above the Akamas Wildnerness and spectacular sea caves for diving.