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  • About this holiday

    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. Find out more about family activity holidays at the Anassa.
    After her visit to the Anassa, one of our travel specialists said she would also recommend it to families looking for a peaceful and luxurious holiday.

    The journey and how you get there

    A family holiday to the Anassa in Polis, Cyprus with Expressions Holidays is based on a British Airways flight from London Gatwick to Paphos but we can also offer you Heathrow to Larnaca which is a slightly longer tranfser but it offers sometimes more availability. Lots of our clients want to take a flight from their local airport to Paphos and this we can arrange for them, including in the holiday a no-frills or a charter flight. Once you arrive in Paphos, you will be met by a private transfer and taken to the hotel about 45 minutes' drive from the airport.


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways London to Paphos, a private transfer and bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for a family holiday at the Anassa, Polis here are for a family of 2 adults and 2 children under twelve for seven nights in the lowest priced room type for families.
    Low Season £7,740
    High Season £9,550
    Based on sharing a Family Studio.
    Many other room types are available on request from us. The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • Family offer 2018(6)
      Children under the age of 12 years booked on bed and breakfast will receive a complimentary board upgrade to the same board basis that the parents are booked on for stays from 22 March until 11 November 2018.
    • Honeymoon offer 2018(30)
      Guests celebrating their honeymoon for a minimum of 3 nights from 22 March until 11 November 2018 will receive a complimentary sparkling wine and fresh flowers upon arrival, a candlelit dinner for two (excluding drinks) and a complimentary upgrade to the next room category (subject to availability).

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    The Anassa in Polis, Cyprus, is a truly world-class hotel that caters remarkably well for discerning families.

    Hotel description

    Hugging the hillside above a charming beach the palatial and majestic Anassa Hotel overlooks the celebrated Baths of Aphrodite. The hotel architecture has been designed to mimic a classical Greek village with its whitewashed villas and louvred 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.

    The guestrooms are located in the main building, or in one of the individual residences that are dotted around the immaculately landscaped gardens. Family studios provide spacious accommodation, with one-bedroom studios sleeping up to two adults and two children, or interconnecting rooms are also available.

    A newly developed children’s club facility pays special attention to the disparate needs of kids of different ages, keeping them entertained six days a week (excluding Wednesdays). From a nanny service for babies, to fun activities for toddlers, and a hang out den for teenagers, five age groups are catered for thoughtfully. All are designated with an appropriate adult-to-child ratio for parents’ peace of mind. This allows the adults to enjoy more grown up pursuits at the Annassa, such as a private boat trip or complimentary wine tasting at Armonia bar. Find out more about the activities available at the Anassa.

    The breathtaking Thalassa Spa provides an indulgent and relaxing experience, offering a menu of health and beauty treatments that draw upon the restorative and rejuvenating qualities of the minerals present in natural seawater. Four restaurants serve an eclectic mix of local and international dishes made with fresh produce. Families can benefit from early dining times and a specially designed children’s menu.

    This elegant and luxurious resort is ideal for relaxation and pampering, with a fabulous facility for entertaining and occupying the kids.



    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    22 March to 11 November

    Distance from airport

    About 45 minutes from Paphos and about 2 hours from Larnaca

    Closest airport

    Paphos is the closest, Larnaca is also possible.

    Room types

    All 175 rooms and suites enjoy views over the Mediterranean Sea and have air conditioning, telephone with two separate lines, satellite television, minibar, safe and private bathroom. Room categories are as follows:
    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 are available upon request.

    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, two outdoor freshwater multi-level swimming pools and an 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.

    Water sports

    Diving, Powerboat hire, Sailing, Parasailing, Wakeboarding, Canoeing, Windsurfing, Jet-skiing (all chargeable). 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 aboutnearby/local interest

    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.


    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.

    Minimum stays

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

    Other information

    Children's club: 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: 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: 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: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: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 service: 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 euros. 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 are available, and highchairs 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.


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