If you’re looking for the height of luxury on your next holiday, I’ve found it. Columbia Beach Resort, in Cyprus, is the one of the most exclusive and exceptional resorts you can find. 169 stunning suites are available and staying in any one of them, you’ll be the recipient of heartfelt hospitality throughout your stay.
The Mediterranean is home to countless beautiful islands, but this year I’ve set my sights on Cyprus. More specifically, the Columbia Beach Resort. I’ll be the first to tell you that this exclusive resort is relaunching on 1st September 2017… and you’d be crazy not to be there!
Columbia Beach Resort was opened on the pristine 2km-long, Blue Flag coast of Pissouri Bay in 2002. All 169 spacious suites were designed to surpass international standards of 5* luxury, and they have certainly achieved that. In recent years, the hotel has been recipient of numerous awards such as Europe’s Leading Luxury All Suite Resort, Mediterranean’s Leading Resort and Cyprus’s Leading Resort in 2016 alone. And I’m about to show you why…
Each one of the 169 suites is individually designed, all of them offering exceptional levels of comfort alongside unforgettable views. There are 4 different categories of suite at the resort, so read on to find out which best suits you.
The Junior Suites cater perfectly to guests seeking ease and comfort. They can accommodate up to 3 people, but are also a brilliant choice for solo travelers, couples or young families looking for a peaceful base from which to discover the island. Suite choices include Junior Suites with a garden, pool, side sea or sea views.
Executive suites are even more spacious, housing up to 4 guests. These suites are the best choice for an ultra romantic getaway, as they really allow you to seclude yourself from the outside world. Selected suites even have a working fireplace in them, so they are a wonderful choice in any season. There are several different types of Executive Suites, including a choice of suites with sea, pool or garden views.
As the name suggests, these one and two bedroom suites cater for all types of families. Children can enjoy the holiday of a lifetime and parents can still have their privacy. The maximum capacity of the largest family suite is 6 people. Family suite options include, sea and garden view suites and a family cabin suite.
Eagles’s Nest Suites
Finally, Eagle’s Nest Suites are the absolute best that Columbia Beach Resort has to offer. These suites are elevated above the west side of the resort’s main building, and boast panoramic views of Pissouri Bay. You can choose to stay in an Eagle’s Nest Suite either with or without a private plunge pool.
Restaurants and Bars
Columbia Beach Resort boasts 5 restaurants and 7 bars. The executive chef, Ioannis Giakoumidis, works on fresh culinary creations of the highest quality and endeavours to ensure an amazing dining experience for all guests. Stays at Columbia Beach Resort can be offered on a Bed & Breakfast, Half Board or Full Board basis.
Between the 5 restaurants, a diverse range of local and international cuisine is served. So there is something to suit every taste. Start your day with a lavish breakfast at the Atrium Restaurant, where you can fill up for the day on baked goods, fresh fruit and Columbia Beach Resort‘s famed halloumi bread. Apollo Tavern offers a traditional Cypriot dining experience, and Ouzeri serves Cypriot mezze (small plates akin to Spanish tapas) alongside ouzo, the famous aniseed apertif. Two of the restaurants, Il Buchetto and Bacchus Italian Gourmet Restaurant are dedicated to serving the finest Italian dishes. Il Buchetto is actually off site, but just a few minutes walk away. My personal favourite is the Cape Aspro Restaurant and Pool Bar, offering Cypriot a la carte and buffet options and delicious cocktails on a divine al fresco dining terrace.
The Columbia Beach Resort boasts 7 bars, the Eros Cocktail Bar serves classy cocktails and is the venue for several events throughout the year, such as Afternoon Tea and the Christmas Chocolate Buffet. At Poseidon Beach Bar, you can get your fix of hot and cold snacks, cool drinks and luscious ice creams. Seven C’S Bar also has a nautical theme and serves many drinks and snacks, namely traditional Cypriot coffee with Columbia’s unique sailboat design on the froth! Poseidon Pool Bar has a stunning swim-up feature, so you can easily pick up cool drinks and ice creams before your next lap of the 80 m lagoon!
The Columbia Beach Resort is home to the award-winning Hébe Spa, allowing you to sooth your spirit, refresh your mind and rejuvenate your body. Facilities include 6 treatment rooms, relaxation areas, and indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, a plunge pool, steam room, Spa Bar, gym, yoga and aerobics studio and tennis and squash courts. During your visit to the spa, you’ll be kept hydrated with complimentary tea, lemon-infused waters and juices. There are also extensive treatment options available, including facials, massages, hand and foot treatments, manicures, waxing and more! Gift vouchers and membership options are available for you to make use of these facilities in whichever way best suits you.
Exclusively for you, Columbia Beach Resort are offering a free massage when you mention My Holiday Guru when booking your stay. (minimum 5 night stay).
Columbia Beach Resort offers a multitude of activities, including cycling, golf, horse riding, water sports and a kids club. The hotel is located on the south west coast of the island. But as the island of Cyprus is relatively small, you’ll be able to explore all the sites using Columbia Beach Resort as a base. Nature lovers should visit Paphos Forest and Mount Olympus for excellent hiking and biking opportunities.One of Cyprus’s top attractions, Pafos Archaelogical Site, is just a half an hour drive away. There you’ll find the impressive, sprawling remains of the 4th century ancient city, Nea Pafos. Modern day Pafos is also home to Hrysopolitissa Basilica & St Paul’s Pillar, the ruins today demonstrate the size of the original structure and some beautiful mosaics are still visible.
How to book
This fantastic hotel really does offer the height of luxury. The photos speak for themselves! So if you’re interested in taking the trip of a lifetime to Columbia Beach Resort, head over to their website to book. Explore everything that this amazing hotel has to offer and look forward to a great holiday.
Alternatively contact them via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone: 00357 25 833 606. There’s also a livechat on their website!
Don’t forget to mention My Holiday Guru when booking via email, livechat or telephone, to receive a free massage on stays of 5 nights or more!