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

The majestic five star Anassa hotel hugs the hillside above one of Cyprus' charming golden beaches. The palatial facade overlooks the celebrated Baths of Aphrodite, and mimics the style of a classical Greek village, with white-washed villas and louvered shutters. The hotel enjoys a stunning location on the unspoilt northwest coast of the island, and offers elegant and refined spaces in which to relax. Most of the guestrooms are located within the main hotel building, though there are also individual residences dotted around the perfectly landscaped gardens. The interior decoration in the rooms is simple and welcoming, with a palette of neutral colours that is brought to life by the vibrant blues of the sea and the sky outside the windows. High, white wooden ceilings ensure the rooms remain light and airy, and balconies provide stunning locations in which to enjoy breakfast. Cool marble and lightwood floors, accompanied by white sofas and bed linens, complete the feeling of luxury. The indulgent Thalasso Spa provides a serene, relaxing experience, with a menu of health and beauty treatments that draws on the restorative qualities of the minerals found naturally in saltwater. The four restaurants serve an eclectic mix of local and international cuisine, all made with fresh produce, and the dining rooms continue the classical feel, one with arched ceilings, and one with ornate iron chandeliers. There is also the option to dine on the terrace, amidst the fantastic views across fields of pink flowers, with the rocky inland landscape in the distance on one side, and the gently lapping sea on the other. The freshness of the food offsets the warmth of the sunshine, and is always presented with gourmet flair. The Anassa is perfect for long, relaxing, beach- and poolside holidays, and comes highly recommended as a property of supreme luxury.

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 2020 Stay 3 nights or more between 1 April and 14 November 2020 and receive a 15% reduction off our bed and breakfast rates. Book before 29 February 2020. Combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.

5% early booking offer March 2020 Book in March 2020 for stays between 1 May and 14 November 2020 and receive a 5% reduction off our bed and breakfast rates. Combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.

Honeymoon offer summer 2020 Book a honeymoon stay of 3 nights or more and receive a complimentary upgrade to a higher room category (subject to availability), sparkling wine in room upon arrival and a candlelit dinner for two. Valid between 1 April and 14 November 2020 and combinable with selected other offers. 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

About Cyprus

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Cyprus is a chance to explore a beautiful island with a wonderful sun-kissed climate, Cyprus is a super holiday destination only four and a half hours from home. Marooned at the cross-roads of Europe and Asia, with one foot firmly planted in the west, and the other pointing towards Syria, Turkey and Lebanon, Cyprus is a curious – and utterly captivating – mix of the ancient and the new. Although Cyprus pays the price for its fabulous climate with some lively resorts, away from the sunburn and sangria honeypots Aphrodite’s fabled birthplace offers ample reward for the adventurous. Washed by the tide of history, and a strategic outpost for civilizations from across the European map, Cyprus has Neolithic, Greek, Roman and Byzantine ruins in abundance. Along with these, and some stunning beaches, particularly along the Akamas and Karpas Peninsula, Cyprus has Byzantine churches, Ottoman mosques, ancient villages with fabulous tavernas serving superb seafood lunches in the sun, and medieval castles standing sentinel over wildflower-carpeted hills.

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
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