Luxury hotel holiday The Anassa Polis, Cyprus

The five star Anassa in Polis is highly recommended for guests looking for a lengthy, relaxing holiday beside the crystal clear waters of Cyprus. High standards of luxury and an ambience of sophistication pervades in all the public spaces and the radiant bedrooms. The multi-level pools, numerous restaurants and bars, and vast building and gardens styled like a traditional white-washed village, create a stunning oasis on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Paphos
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays to the Anassa, Polis

The Anassa hotel is a luxurious 5-star hotel with a beautiful hilltop, coastal location. The excellent spa treatments, sports facilities, luxury amenities and excellent cuisine afford a truly restorative and indulgent experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location Polis

Annual opening 1 April to 31 October

Closest airport Paphos Airport is the closest, Larnaca Airport is also possible

Distance from airport The hotel is about 45-minutes' drive from Paphos Airport and about 2-hours' Airport from Larnaca

Hotel facilities and services

4 Restaurants, 24-hour Room Service, Overnight Laundry and Dry Cleaning Service, Bar, Spa, Gym, 2 Tennis Courts, Squash Court, Table Tennis, Scuba Diving, Water Sports, Boutique, 2 Outdoor Freshwater Multi-level Swimming Pools, 1 Indoor Pool, Hair Salon, 2 Golf Courses within driving distance, 'Smiling Dolphin Club' for children aged 4-12, Teen Club (July & August) Babysitting (available on request), 'Baby Go Lightly' Programme and Creche Facilities, Weddings arranged, Excursions organised. The hotel is on a pebbly beach, which is safe for supervised children's swimming. Find out more about activities available at the Anassa.

Chargeable watersports

Diving, Powerboat hire, Sailing, Parasailing, Wakeboarding, Canoeing, Windsurfing, Jet Skiing). Children's life jackets are provided for water-based sports including boat trips. The hotel has its own PADI Five Star Gold Palm diving centre with two custom-built dive boats which provide rapid transfers to the superb reefs and underwater caves of the Akamas marine reserve. Boats are available to hire for visiting the many picturesque bays along the peninsula.

Land sports

Complimentary sports are Tennis, Squash, Fitness Room and Swimming. Organised tennis matches take place and coaching is available at a charge. Mountain bikes are available to hire at a charge.

Out and about nearby

Located on the unspoilt northern coast of Cyprus, about 4 kilometres from the town of Polis. The surrounding region has many coastal and mountain villages, which are ideal for experiencing authentic Cypriot cuisine and culture, away from the throngs of tourists seen on other parts of the island. Highlights for families include the Bird park (20km), Water park (30km).Excursions4x4 Jeep trips to Akamas and Troodos, Guided tour of Paphos Mosaics. 

Sports nearby

The island of Cyprus offers an array of attractions for exploring including a walk around the Troodos Mountains or, for the less energetic, visiting the unspoilt, picturesque villages in the foothills.

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It was expensive but we could see why when we got there - everything was amazing. Best holiday in 10 years of marriage.
Mrs S, July 2018

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard garden view room for 7 nights

From about

£1,470

Holiday Code SP06

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to the Anassa, Polis

Room descriptions

Anassa has 175 rooms and suites, all of which enjoy views over the Mediterranean Sea and have air conditioning, telephone with two separate lines, satellite television, minibar, safe and private bathroom.

Garden View Room
Studio Suite some with extended terrace
Interconnecting Studio Suite
Garden Studio Suite some with private pool
Interconnecting Garden Studio Suite
Junior Suite some with pool
Junior Panorama Suite
One Bedroom Suite some with pool
Two Bedroom Family Suite
Two Bedroom Suite some with pool
Additional Suites available upon request

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It was expensive but we could see why when we got there - everything was amazing. Best holiday in 10 years of marriage.
Mrs S, July 2018

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard garden view room for 7 nights

From about

£1,470

Holiday Code SP06

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to the Anassa, Polis

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Annasa in Cyprus, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Paphos. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Easyjet, Jet2 and TUI for example. The hotel is about 55 minutes’ drive from the airport and we recommend that we book a private car transfer for you. You may want to have the use of a hire-car for all or part of your holiday and this can be arranged by us for you in advance.

Additional information

Minimum stays: Minimum stay of 5 days applies between 1 August and 31 August.

Children: Up to two infants younger than 2 years of age and up to four children under the age of 12 stay free on B&B basis. Children under 16 are not allowed in the spa, but may use the indoor pool between 0800-1200 accompanied by their parents. Children over 16 may use the gym.

Special offers

15% Early Booking Offer 2021 Book by 28 February 2021 and receive a 15% reduction on stays between 24 March 2021 and 13 November 2021. Minimum 3 night stay. Can be combined with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.

5% Early Booking Offer 2021 Bookings made in March 2021 receive a 5% reduction on stays between 1 May 2021 and 13 November 2021. Minimum 3 night stay. Can be combined with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.

Honeymoon offer 2021 Honeymoon stays receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and fresh flowers in suite on arrival, a candle lit dinner for two (excluding drinks) in the Helios restaurant and an upgrade to a higher room category (subject to availability). Applicable to stays between 24 March and 13 November 2021. Must be booked before 31 October 2021. Restrictions apply.

It was expensive but we could see why when we got there - everything was amazing. Best holiday in 10 years of marriage.
Mrs S, July 2018

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard garden view room for 7 nights

From about

£1,470

Holiday Code SP06

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to the Anassa, Polis

Highlights of Cyprus

Get-away-from-it-all beaches of Mansoura and Pomos; Lara Bay and Chrysochous Bay, both with beautiful beaches on the Akamas Peninsula; cycle the flat coastal road between Polis and Pomos; the Troodos Mountains, the spiky heart of Cyprus, with a good range of waymarked trails, mountain refuges and UNESCO-protected Byzantine monasteries with superb frescoes; the Gothic castles of Buffavento and Kantara; Karpas peninsula, the island’s last real wilderness, with beautiful, abandoned beaches; the 2nd century BC Greek ruins of Salamis; the fascinating walled city of Lefkosia/N Nicosia, the only divided capital in the world; the superb Greco-Roman amphitheatre at Kourion; the quite stunning 11th century Kykkos monastery, a Byzantine gem; the Tombs of the Kings mosaics at Paphos; the ruined castle of St Hilarion, perched high in the hills of Kyrenia; Bellapais, an panoramic Augustinian monastery and one-time home of Lawrence Durrell; numerous Greek Orthodox festivals going back thousands of years.

Travel around Cyprus

Cyprus is small enough for you to get around easily. Roads are good and well signposted, and traffic moves smoothly and without the excesses and unpredictability sometimes found in other countries in Mediterranean Europe. Buses provide the only public transport on the island, and the service is pretty efficient and widespread, although no buses run on Sundays; there is no train network and no domestic air services in either the North or the South. Four-lane motorways link Lefkosia with Lemesos and Larnaka, and this network has now been expanded west to Pafos and east to Agia Napa. In Northern Cyprus, there is only one motorway, which runs between North Nicosia and Famagusta. Hiring a car will really help if you are keen to explore the best of the country. It is feasible to ride around Cyprus by bicycle along ordinary roads, which generally parallel the motorways, where cycling is not allowed. Travelling between the South and North is easy nowadays, since the restrictions on crossing the border have been eased. However, you are only allowed to cross at designated checkpoints.

Facts in brief

Capital Nicosia
Airport Larnaca and Paphos are the two main international airports, both about 4 hours 40 minutes' flying time from the UK.
Size 140 miles long and 60 miles wide
Population 1.2 million

Luxury bespoke holidays to the Anassa, Polis

A family holiday to the Anassa in Polis, Cyprus, is highly recommended for families who demand high standards of luxury and a sophisticated ambience. A bonus of the Anassa is the wide range of accommodation available here, much of it highly suitable for families as the rooms and suites are spacious and many interconnect. Its range of facilities appeals to adults and youngsters alike, including the pampering spa, the children's club, and even a creche for babies.

Children's clubs

Anassa offers four children's clubs open from April to November 9.30-17.30 open every Thursday-Monday and 1 teen's club. Globetrotters Club is for 4 months to 2 years with daily activities, a sleep room and complimentary nappies, swimming nappies and freshly prepared meals. There is a ratio of 1 adult to 2 infants under 24 months and costs €60 per day. The Adventurer's Club is for children aged 3-4 years with creative activities such as designing mosaics, Cypriot cakes and games. A ratio of 1 adult to 4 children is maintained and costs €50 per day. Voyager's Club entertains 5-7 years with Cypriot dance classes, sport and toys. There is a ratio of 1 adult to 6 children and costs €50 per day. The Pioneer's Club is for ages 8-13 years offer an energetic programme of sports and activities about the resort. A ratio of 1 adults to 8 children is kept and costs €50 per day. The teen's club, Escape, only charges for activities and offers a dedicated hang out with pool table, Wii, TV and darts.

Babysitting

In-room babysitting is available in daytime and evening at a charge and must be pre-booked on arrival. Baby listening is not available at the hotel. Maximum of 3 children per babysitter.

Pre-ordering of provisions

It is possible to order provisions for infants and toddlers which you will receive in your room on arrival. Please ask for details.

Children's entertainment

Children's books, DVDs/videos, board games and video games are available. A swimming clinic is available offering a weekend with a private coach, focusing on swimming skills and open water swimming at €250 for 4 sessions. Lessons for adults and children are available for all listed water sports. Sailing tuition at all levels is available and boats to hire include Laser Funboat, Laser Pico, Laser Bahia, Dart, Catamaran. Sailing and wind surfing lessons cost €55 per hour, Scuba diving is €60 per person whilst a windsurfing course costs €20. PADI dive centre offers children aged 8-11 years a Bubblemaker experience from €135. RYA power boat tuition. Flipper Camp provides 5 days of dedicated aqua activities from swimming lessons, paddle boarding to aqua yoga and provides thalassotherapy spa treatments and 2 Mediterranean lunches. Flipper camp costs around €800. Children's yoga lessons and tennis lessons are also available. Fishing trips are also on offer for the whole family to enjoy.

Medical services

There is a 24-hour doctor on call.

Family dining

Children under 12 are allowed in all restaurants except Basiliko, the gourmet restaurant. Children's menus and highchairs are available, except in Helios. Children's dining times are half an hour earlier than normal times. The hotels restaurants include Amphora and Pelagos, a seasonal poolside restaurant.

Family rooms

Family Studios (an open plan room) can accommodate two adults and two extra beds or one bed and one cot. There are also Two Bedroom Suites that can take a fifth and sixth adult. There are also connecting rooms available. Extra beds and cots are available on request.

Children's amenities

The hotel is able to provide baby baths, potties, changing mats, safety gates, bottle-sterilising and heating kits, kettles and nightlights on request. Please ask for details. Younger guests receive toiletries.

It was expensive but we could see why when we got there - everything was amazing. Best holiday in 10 years of marriage.
Mrs S, July 2018

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard garden view room for 7 nights

From about

£1,470

Holiday Code SP06

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to the Anassa, Polis

The Thalassa Spa's concept is based on a holistic approach to wellbeing and the result is an entirely newly-designed spa, offering The Organic Pharmacy's 100% natural product line, which complements an expanded Thalassa programme. This includes holistic and therapeutic lifestyle consulting, acupuncture, spa cuisine and natural treatments using local produce. An experiential spa, it embraces all aspects of wellbeing and offers guests the option of indulging in a one-off treatment, or immersing themselves in 4-10 day retreats or detoxifying programmes. The aim is to provide guests with tailored therapies to suit individual needs as well as to educate on lifestyle techniques that can be worked into their daily lives. This Roman-style thalassotherapy health spa is a retreat in the truest sense. Its light, tranquil space is lavishly equipped with saunas, steam baths, a seawater exercise pool, squash court and fitness room, and at its heart is a stunning heated indoor swimming pool that is flanked by custom-designed lounge furniture. Its philosophy embraces the restorative and rejuvenating effect of natural sea water and the spa offers a wide range of revitalising body and beauty treatments along this theme. For example, thalassotherapy, algae wraps, massages, reflexology, and aromatherapy, as well as all the standard beauty treatments.

Signature spa treatments

Green Marine Detox Thalassa Bath Experience the power of the sea in an organic Undaria algae detox bath with healing sea minerals. This relaxing therapeutic bath helps reduce water retention and soothes sore muscles.

Anassa Signature Cypriot Scrub Utilising organic Cypriot virgin olive oil, sea salt and oregano, this scrub uses only ingredients that are indigenous to Cyprus. This age old traditional treatment will leave your skin moisturised, smooth and soft.

Osea Sea of Life Facial Skin-specific cleansing and a custom treatment mask are combined with bio-dynamic Cranialfacial Therapy. As your body inhales and exhales in a tide-like rhythm, face, jaw and neck tensions are released. A sense of floating, deep relaxation and a sense of heightened well-being makes this an unforgettable experience. Drift away with a luxurious neck and shoulder, hands and feet massage. Glow from the inside out!

The Organic Pharmacy Detox Body Ritual This wonderful ritual begins with a full body exfoliation using Spirulina, known for its powerful detoxifying and remineralising properties, blended with toning lemon and stimulating eucalyptus. The body is enveloped in a juniper and seaweed body mask to nourish, tone and detoxify before the luxurious application of a detoxifying body oil to leave you feeling nurtured and complete.

Other spa treatments

Thalassa Jet Shower| Thalassa Underwater Jet Pool| Thalassa Affusion Shower Sports Massage| Detox Massage| Aromatherapy Massage| Hot Stones Massage| Mother to Be Massage| Champagne Aphrodisiac Massage| Yoga and Aqua Yoga| Signature Cypriot Wrap| Green Coffee Body Sculpting Treatment| Organic Pharmacy Facial| Cleopatra's Milk Bath|
It was expensive but we could see why when we got there - everything was amazing. Best holiday in 10 years of marriage.
Mrs S, July 2018

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard garden view room for 7 nights

From about

£1,470

Holiday Code SP06

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

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