Featured holiday Active family holiday at the Annabelle Cyprus

7 nights/8 days
This is a 7-night family holiday at the 5-star hotel Annabelle in Paphos, Cyprus, located on the seafront within walking distance of the town. The Annabelle is a traditional hotel transformed in recent years into a haven of contemporary calm and sophistication. Amid its lovely gardens is a freeform swimming pool that meanders providing private and sheltered spots to relax in. There is a wide range of facilities and activities geared to families with children of different ages that are shared with the sister-hotel, the Almyra, next door. The Annabelle has many inter-connecting rooms for families too.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in two interconnecting inland view rooms for four people on half board
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Paphos return, economy
  • Private car transfers
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

Luxury active family holiday at the Annabelle, Cyprus

This holiday at the Annabelle is suited to families with children of all ages. We have included 7 nights’ accommodation, flights and private car transfers. The hotel is right on the seafront, although the beach is narrow and a mixture of stone and sand, and you can walk into Paphos along the seafront promenade. The Annabelle features lush water gardens overlooking the sea and the location’s natural beauty is magnified by the hibiscus and palm tree-laden grounds to provide seclusion in the most stunning surroundings. The hotel’s architecture is modern and unfussy to complement the bright colours of the landscape superbly. The interiors are light and airy, furnished with understated elegance, and classical decorations throughout the hotel pay homage to the island’s ancient past. Guestrooms are decorated in soft colours and elegantly furnished, with marbled floors and furniture that maintain a local feel. Families can choose from a wide choice of accommodation with interconnecting rooms available in most categories. The Annabelle shares the children’s clubs at the Almyra, catering for children of all ages, from 4 months to 12 years. For adults, there is a spa and tennis and outside the resort parents interested in golf have four local courses to choose from within 22 kms. About 50 minutes’ drive from the hotel is Latchi beach with an extensive range of water sports and very importantly, RYA sailing with instruction. The Almyra has numerous inter-connecting rooms for families, in categories from inland view to sea view rooms, from junior suites to 2-bedroom suites. Complimentary half board is provided. We have based the holiday on 7 nights but any number of nights can be arranged.

Highlights

Kids’ club • Creche for infants • Tennis court • Spa • Yoga • Pilates • Bicycles • 4 swimming pools • Sailing clinics • Tennis lessons • Cooking classes • Water skiing at the hotel • RYA sailing and instruction at Latchi Beach


Holiday price guide Sample prices are for two adults and two children sharing two interconnecting inland view rooms for 7 nights.

From about

£3,650 seven nights

Holiday Code FHCY02

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 active family holiday at the Annabelle, Cyprus

We include a scheduled flight with British Airways from London to Paphos. We can also book you onto flights from UK regional airports if you prefer. Upon arrival in Cyprus you are transferred to your hotel, the Annabelle. The transfer time is about 30 minutes. This is a fantastic family hotel with gardens, beachfront and within walking distance of Paphos. The Annabelle is a traditional hotel that has been transformed in recent years to one of contemporary chic and comfort. There is a lovely, freeform swimming pool that meanders through the gardens, providing private and sheltered areas for relaxing. A super rooftop spa provides a calm space and outstanding treatments. All rooms have a balcony or terrace and there are several restaurants to choose from. The hotel shares, with its sister-hotel next door, extensive Kids’ clubs with an excellent reputation and families are catered for with pre-arrival menus for essentials. Older children appreciate the water sports including the water-skiing that take place at the hotel and the sailing (RYA) with lessons that take place at Latchi, about 50 minutes’ drive from the hotel. Golf can be played nearby. Early dinners can be provided for young children and baby-sitting can be arranged.

You have six days to enjoy the facilities and the activities of the Annabelle to the full. The resort is suitable for families with children of all ages. For the youngest children there is a babysitting service, and slightly older children benefit from well thought-out kids’ clubs with activities designed to specific age groups that are situated at the sister-hotel, the Almyra, next door. Charges apply to all kids’ clubs. The Globetrotters’ club is for babies and toddlers aged 4 months to 2 years 11 months. Experienced nannies will follow the baby’s routine and keep them happy with age- and weather- appropriate entertainment. Complimentary nappies, swim nappies, wipes, fresh milk, purees and freshly prepared meals are provided during club hours, alongside a special sleep room for undisturbed naps. The adult to child ratio for the under 24 months is 1 to 2. The hotel’s Baby Go Lightly service also allows you to order all manner of baby items before you arrive. 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 DVDs in various languages. The Adventurers’ club is for children aged 3 years to 4 years 11 months and is run by the hotel’s award-winning Explorers’ team. Your child will be kept busy with creative, locally inspired activities such as designing their own mosaics, baking Cypriot cakes and playing traditional Cypriot games in the garden. The adult to child ratio for this age group is 1 to 4. The Voyagers’ club immerses children aged 5 years to 7 years 11 months in a programme of fun and interactive cultural and sporting activities, from Cypriot dance to beach visits. The adult to child ratio is 1 adult to 6 children. The Pioneers’ Club is run by the Rangers and is for children aged 8 years to 11 years 11 months. They operate an action-packed programme of resort-wide sports and activities. In the winter, from the beginning of November until the end of March, the children’s clubs are open on request. For adults there are plenty of options at the hotel and nearby. There is the spa, tennis, squash and some water sports nearby. RYA sailing and instruction is located at Latchi Beach, and there are four golf courses within 22 km of the hotel. The Aphrodite water park is about 4 km from the hotel and various excursions operate to visit local historic and cultural sites such as the UNESCO archaeological site in Paphos and Aphrodite’s Rock.

Depending on the time of your return flight, there may be some free time today before you are transferred back to the airport for your flight home.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are for two adults and two children sharing two interconnecting inland view rooms for 7 nights.

From about

£3,650 seven nights

Holiday Code FHCY02

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.

Our prices include ● Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Paphos return, economy
● Private car transfers
● 7 nights’ half-board for two adults and two children in two inter-connecting inland view rooms at the Annabelle, Paphos
● Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

Holiday price guide Sample prices are for two adults and two children sharing two interconnecting inland view rooms for 7 nights.

From about

£3,650 seven nights

Holiday Code FHCY02

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.

Our prices include • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Paphos return, economy
• Private car transfers
• 7 nights’ half-board for two adults and two children in two inter-connecting inland view rooms at the Annabelle, Paphos
• Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

The journey and how you get there There are scheduled flights with British Airways from London Gatwick to Paphos on a daily basis. Flying time is about 4 hours 30 minutes. A transfer is included from the airport to the hotel and the driving time is about 30 minutes.

Luxury active family holiday at the Annabelle, Cyprus

Expressions Holidays includes this hotel in this holiday.
Hotels included in this tour
The Annabelle
Annabelle

Annabelle is a luxurious, five-star hotel in stunning surroundings. The luxurious accommodation, indulgent dining options and excellent facilities mean that it is ideal for families looking for an active yet restorative holiday in the sunshine.

Inter-conntecting inland view room

From about Sample prices are for two adults and two children sharing two interconnecting inland view rooms for 7 nights.

Holiday Code FHCY02

Luxury active family holiday at the Annabelle, Cyprus

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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