With gorgeous views over clear blue waters from many of its guestrooms, the Anassa – sister hotel to the equally child-friendly Alymra – occupies a picturesque spot in western Cyprus, within easy reach of four 18-hole championship golf courses and with its own stretch of beach.
Tasteful, serene and relaxing, this stylish property is ideal for luxury family holidays or breaks with well-behaved children, who are very ably looked after in the kids’ clubs but don’t dictate the overall ambience. A Baby Goes Lightly service allows you to pre-book all kind of baby and toddler equipment, making getting there much less arduous. Older kids even get the opportunity to develop their tennis skills, learn how to dive, and even how to play the piano, with trained, and very talented, staff.
The watersports, including diving tuition, are a big draw at the Anassa, as is the thalassotherapy spa (pamper treatments also available for children). Accommodation includes suites and villas sleeping up to nine people, some with their own plunge pools.
The Anassa is on the edge of a nature reserve a 45-minute transfer from Paphos airport. Car-hire is recommended.
What to expect
Globetrotters Club (4-months - 2 years 11-months; open April - November; Thursday - Tuesday 9.30am - 5.30pm; extra cost).
Adventurers Club (3 years to 4 years 11-months; open April - November; Thursday - Tuesday 9.30am - 5.30pm; extra cost).
Voyagers Club (5 years to 7 years 11-months; open April - November; Thursday - Tuesday 9.30am - 5.30pm; extra cost).
Pioneers Club (8 years - 11 years 11-months; open April - November; Thursday - Tuesday 9.30am - 5.30pm; extra cost).
Babysitting available (extra charge; book at least one day in advance in resort).
The Anassa offers superb kids' clubs for all ages from 4 months to teens.
Take to the water with beach watersports - or hotel's own yacht!
172 rooms, suites and villas, some with private plunge pools. Cots and interconnecting rooms are available.
Studio suites, garden studios, junior suites, panoramic suites and 1-bedroom suites sleep up to 3.
2-bedroom suites, the anax suite and 2 villas sleep up to 6.
3-bedroom suites and 2 villas sleep up to 9.
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Childcare (see above).
Baby Go Lightly service - allows guests to pre-order baby essentials including cots, potties/training seats, highchairs, carriers, buggies, bottles and teats, sterilizers, 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 story books and DVDs in various languages, plus a car seat for airport transfers.
3 pools including children’s pool.
Kids pamper treatments (extra cost).
Piano lessons for kids (extra cost).
Private diving lessons and tennis lessons for kids (extra cost).
Tennis camp for kids (extra cost).
Spa with indoor and thalassotherapy pools.
Selection of restaurants and bars; weekly BBQ.
Picnic bags available.
Gym, tennis and squash.
Watersports (sailing; windsurfing; jet skiing; wakeboarding) and PADI dive centre.
Organized Jeep safaris and hill trekking in the national park.
Activities for mums and dads (wine tasting; candlelit dinner; cooking class).
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