It's an island of sun and sea, history and culture, hot neon parties and lazy beach relaxing. Cyprus has plenty for every kind of holidaymaker to enjoy, but you want to be certain you're getting the best option for accommodation when you're booking – especially when visiting Paphos. With so many resorts and locations to choose from, it could seem a bit overwhelming making the right choice, which is why we've boiled it down to the 10 best options in town.
Sea views and easy access to Alykes Beach make The Annabelle Hotel popular with all manner of holidaymakers, though many couples enjoy honeymoons here. Whatever the occasion of your visit, you'll find a warm welcome replete with colonial architecture and soft piano music filling the lobby every evening. A big rectangular pool and a breakfast menu that goes from porridge to American pancakes rounds off a popular place to stay.
A stay with Constantinou Bros Pioneer Beach Hotel ensures you get a mix of good food, top of the line leisure facilities and a wide range of spa options. There's a commitment to romance here that makes it a brilliant place for couples to stay, with beautiful views of the ocean as you dine in either the indoor facilities or out on one of the patio areas.
Nicely central and covered in vibrant colour, you'll remember why you came to enjoy the sunshine once you step inside the Damon Hotel & Apartments. You can enjoy your own relaxing little corner of Paphos, with access to a pool, a playground and some hearty eateries. There's also tennis, table tennis and other active ways to get involved, as well as bicycle hire to keep you connected to the town.
Slick modern comfort is the style of choice at Avanti Hotel, with its huge enticing pool and stylish rooms. Sports range from tennis and archery through to volleyball and a selection of pool tables, while the games area, activity days and themed nights keep the kids captivated.
When you're just minutes from the beach, you know you've made your holiday your own. Pristine white walls and sleek Mediterranean rooms define Aliathon Apartments, although if the inbuilt kitchens aren't enough for you, there are also bakeries, restaurants and coffee shops within the complex.
If affordable luxury is your travel style, the Atlantica Golden Beach Hotel is where you'll want to be. A grand pool lined by deckchairs and parasols is central to this beachfront accommodation, where saunas, cycling, tennis and fine dining make your stay down to earth, yet rich in little treats.
Hi-tech chic and homegrown spirit unite at Anemi Hotel Apartments, which enjoys a central location that gives you the beach, the bars and the restaurants on your doorstep. At the hotel the Turquoise restaurant caters with international cuisine for buffet breakfast, a la carte lunch and dinner, while the gym, games room, bar and TV room are there for your enjoyment.
In Avanti Village, community spirit is king. The big central pool is the perfect place to meet and mingle with fellow holidaymakers, while the resort also boasts a kid's club, a host of sport activities to try, a local taverna and a good location that keeps you relaxed and secluded, yet never far from the action.
The adults-only resort offered at Constantinou Bros Athena Royal Beach prioritises pristine views and sunny relaxation. From the spas to the sea views, this is one hotel that's been designed with your happiness in mind.
They say that the biggest pool in Cyprus can be found in Holiday Village Aliathon, which is a resort complex so large that that same body of water has its own little lighthouse. Expect everything from pirate-themed kid's playgrounds to decked out dining areas and sublime entertainment, all within easy reach of the rest of the city.