Getting back to nature
The resort will give you everything you need – great food, sweet drinks, sublime entertainment and warm company. But if you’re keen on seeing the real Cyprus and experiencing the rich history of the landscape, you’re never far from adventure. The Troodos mountains, filled with monasteries and mysteries, tower to the north – and the back country has plenty of nature trails and tours that’ll allow you to experience the ruins and natural beauty that this unique island can provide.
Indulge at the Retreat Spa
The Retreat Spa, nestled at the highest part of the resort to give the best views on offer, has won several awards during its time – so you know you’re going to unwind at one of the world’s leading providers of soothing treatments and luxuriant pampering. The therapists here are world class, and the massages, hairdressing, detoxing and holistic treatments combine for an other-worldly feeling of peace. After your treatment, you can recline beneath the sun on a lounger by the pool, escape into the sauna to let the worries melt away, or even sip on a fresh smoothie and plan the next adventure.
Spread across sensational heights, the golf course at Aphrodite Hills has been put together by leading experts on the game, including Cabell Robinson. First-timers can get lessons and rent carts to enjoy the experience using the three-hole Academy, but for the true connoisseur, there are 18 holes of lush fairway and challenging terrain for you to master. Once that’s done, you can unwind at the Clubhouse, or shop for a new set of clubs and clothing to inspire your talents to the next level.
Shopping and dining
An appealing town surrounds Aphrodite Hills, with a charming Greco-Roman square at the centre and a good selection of shops and places to eat. The supermarket has your basics covered, while the jewellery and fashion boutiques will tantalise you with stunning and stylish European designs.
Foodwise, you can while away the heat over luxury ice-creams, or take a bite of the traditional fare at the local taverna, which also has some international options. What’s more, the vehicle-rental office gives special discounts to Aphrodite Hills guests, and if you’re really after buzzing across the resort distinctively, you can even hire a Segway.
Warmth and wonders
You’re going to feel more than welcome in the idyllic surroundings of Aphrodite Hills, which is a world-class resort with a down-to-earth feel. Staff will be smiling wherever you go, and the town will soon feel like your home from home – you’ll be a little sad to leave.
When you book holiday packages to Cyprus there is an important thing to consider, however – the southern part of Cyprus has a hot Mediterranean climate, so expect those summers to hit and surpass 30°C. Even in the winter you won’t be left out in the cold – the resort remains open all year round to welcome its guests, and you’ll not see temperatures dip below 15°C, even in January.