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This week’s blog is a guide to some of the best accommodation in Cyprus. With great weather, spectacular golf courses and fantastic deals, it comes as no surprise that Cyprus is widely considered to be an up and coming golf destination. For the perfect golf escape filled with sun, sea and golf, Cyprus is truly an unbeatable option. Whether you are looking for a luxury golf holiday at a five-star hotel, or a fantastic golf break at great value, a Cyprus has something for everyone.

Introducing the modern Minthis Resort… Opened in 2021, Minthis is a 5* golf resort surrounded by beautiful Cypriot countryside offering some of the most striking views on the island. With luxurious suites overlooking the on-site golf course, a wide range of facilities including a pool, a range of activities, relaxing spa and the 18-hole championship Minthis Golf Club, there is everything you could need for a great golf holiday to Paphos. Being located only 25 minutes away from the city and half an hour from the airport, it’s well-located and easily accessible but just far away enough to be secluded and hidden from everything too. Minthis is set up high with far-reaching views, and this magical place continues to see big investments, all carefully planned to ensure a wonderful combination of class and sustainability. Having recently been awarded the GEO certification for the second consecutive year, confirms that Minthis Golf Club complies with all GEO criteria, meeting a credible and transparent modern sustainability standard of best practice in the areas of nature, resources, community and climate action, and that the club is committed to continual improvement.

Aphrodite Hills Hotel, a luxury five-star hotel located in the well-known Aphrodite Hills Resort. The Aphrodite Hills Hotel is the perfect choice for all those looking to make their next golf holiday their most luxurious yet; the hotel is undeniably five-star in every aspect, ranging from its facilities, service, and guest rooms. The hotel is set in arm’s reach of the centre of Paphos, one of Cyprus’s key destinations. Conveniently for all guests here who are looking to visit the stunning sandy beach or have a fun evening out, the hotel runs a complimentary shuttle service into the centre of Paphos. Therefore, guests can enjoy the best of both worlds here; they are set in an idyllic position on a plateau overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, but they can also easily venture into the nearby town to do a spot of exploring. The Aphrodite Hills Hotel is not just perfectly located for guests to make the most out of Cyprus’s best towns and beaches; it is also perfectly positioned for guests to enjoy some of the area’s best golf courses. The Aphrodite Hills Hotel neighbours one of Cyprus’s best golf courses, the Aphrodite Hills, PGA National Cyprus, so a fantastic round of golf is never in far reach from guests at the hotel. Even for non-golfers, the Aphrodite Hills Hotel has plenty of things to do and see; the Aphrodite Hills Hotel is home to one of the best spa centres on the island, so guests here are never without an opportunity to indulge and relax. Alternatively, the more active guest can head to the Aphrodite Hills Tennis Academy for a leisurely game of tennis or some private tuition.

Alternatively, for all those looking for the same standards of accommodation as the five-star Aphrodite Hills Hotel but with a self-catering accommodation option, the Aphrodite Hills Holiday Residences is a great choice. The Aphrodite Hills Residences neighbours the Aphrodite Hills Hotel in the Aphrodite Hills Resort located in the outskirts of Paphos, so guests can enjoy a wonderfully relaxing golf holiday in an idyllic spot overlooking the sea, but they can easily travel into the centre of town if they are looking to explore the local area. The Aphrodite Hills Residences comprises of a range of luxury villas and apartments, all of which are very spacious in their design with all of the necessary essentials to ensure that all guests have an unbeatable stay. A self-catering golf holiday is a perfect choice for all those looking to have a relaxing stay without the need to always have to find somewhere to eat; even if guests find themselves looking for an evening off of cooking duty, they can simply head into the centre of Paphos where they will find a huge range of bars and restaurants to enjoy some authentic Cypriot food. Guests staying in the Aphrodite Hills Residences are never without an opportunity to appreciate the resort’s stunning setting from their own private balcony or terrace which overlooks the neighbouring Aphrodite Hills, PGA National Cyprus, or the Mediterranean Sea. All of the accommodation here, whether guests choose to stay in a spacious luxury villa or a modern apartment, come fully furnished with fully equipped kitchens, a seating area, en suite bathrooms, and the villas come with their own spacious outdoor swimming pools.

Yet another fantastic accommodation option for your next golf holiday in Cyprus is the Thanos Almyra Hotel, yet another superb five-star hotel located in the vibrant and charming town of Paphos. Guests at the Thanos Almyra Hotel truly could not be in a better position to make the most out of all the region has to offer; the hotel faces a long stretch of Blue Flag status beach, so guests here are never without an opportunity to make the most out of one of Cyprus’s beautiful beaches. For an afternoon of exploring or a fun evening out, guests can walk a few minutes down the road into the centre of Paphos where they will find a great range of bars, shops and restaurants. While the location of the Thanos Almyra Hotel is undeniably a key selling point, positioned just a stone’s throw away from a beautiful beach and the centre of Paphos, the entire hotel has very recently undergone a four-million-euro complete renovation, meaning all of the guest rooms, public areas and facilities have been refurbished to the highest standard. The new décor in guest rooms mirrors the hotel’s coastal setting with light and modern furnishings, and as many of the guest rooms face the Mediterranean Sea, guests can easily appreciate the hotel’s stunning setting from their own private balcony or terrace. As the Thanos Almyra Hotel has just 187 guest rooms, guests can enjoy personalised service from staff to help them have their most relaxing golf holiday to date. When guests have had enough of relaxing and want to seek an opportunity to set their hearts racing and their temper rising, then they can just visit one of the many spectacular golf courses surrounding the Thanos Almyra Hotel; the Aphrodite Hills Golf Club, PGA National, Minthis Golf Club and the Elea Golf Club are all located within a twenty-minute drive of the hotel.

The high standards and quality of the Thanos brand is consistent across all of its hotels, including the Thanos Hotel Annabelle. The hotel is ideally located for all of its guests to enjoy the best of all worlds on their golf holiday; the Thanos Hotel Annabelle is set just a stone’s throw away from the centre of Paphos, a beautiful sandy beach, and the Paphos harbour is also just a few minutes away on foot. During the day, guests at the hotel can enjoy a gruelling round of golf on either the Aphrodite Hills, Elea Golf Club, Minthis Golf Club or the Secret Valley, then enjoy a spot of lunch at the Paphos harbour. While the centre of Paphos is home to a host of different bars and restaurants to suit every preference and budget, the Thanos Hotel Annabelle is home to four different restaurants and five bars, so guests are never without choice if they choose, they want to stay local in the evening. Even for non-golfers, the Thanos Hotel Annabelle has plenty of options to offer its guests, even when they are taking a break from lounging on the nearby beach or exploring the vibrant town of Paphos. Guests at the Thanos Hotel Annabelle can enjoy an unbeatably relaxing golf break as the hotel is set in six acres of tropical gardens facing the sea, views of which can be enjoyed from all of its guest rooms. However, once guests have had enough of some ‘R and R’, they can enjoy a range of water sports on offer at the local beach, or the can even head to the hotel’s comprehensive spa centre for a well-deserved massage or treatment.

The Leonardo Plaza Cypria Maris Beach Hotel & Spa is located just 5 minutes’ drive from the Paphos Harbour. It is a beautiful adult-only beachfront resort, with plenty to offer across the in-house restaurants and bars. This all-inclusive hotel has a variety of different places to eat to satisfy your culinary desires from the new Italian restaurant named Little Italy, to the Hawas Gardens restaurant serving Middle-Eastern cuisine, Mourayio Greek Taverna and Blue Horizon with a live cooking counter and the Snacheria del Mare offering snacks. You can reserve a table at one of the á la Carte (April-October) restaurants or choose from many delights at the buffet each evening. You can sip cocktails in the swim-up pool bar or enjoy live music in the Erato nightclub bar.

Another spectacular five-star luxury hotel in Cyprus is the Olympic Lagoon Hotel; with great facilities, impeccable service and an unbeatable location, you could not find a better base for your next golf holiday in Cyprus. At the Olympic Lagoon Hotel, guests are just a stone’s throw away from a beautiful white sandy beach and the centre of Paphos. Guests at the Olympic Lagoon Hotel are guaranteed a fantastic stay here in the newly renovated guest rooms and refurbished facilities. Due to its excellent location and facilities, the Olympic Lagoon Hotel would not just be a great choice for a golf holiday with lots of friends; it would also be a great choice for a relaxing couple’s getaway or a family holiday. The hotel is home to a host of facilities to keep every member of the family entertained; the children can head to the hotel’s children’s club, or to enjoy some well-deserved ‘R and R’, guests can head to the comprehensive spa facility. Furthermore, as the Olympic Lagoon Hotel offers a superb all-inclusive accommodation option, guests can indulge all they wish on their golf break without the worry of a hefty bill at the end of their stay. While the hotel is just a short distance into the centre of the lively centre of Paphos, the hotel itself has plenty of options should guests choose to stay local and make the most out of the all-inclusive option; the Olympic Lagoon Hotel is home to five excellent restaurants and five bars to suit all tastes and occasions.

At the Alexander the Great Beach Hotel, guests could truly not be in a better position to make the most out of all that Paphos has to offer. Whether golfers are looking to challenge the greens of the best golf courses in Cyprus, catch a tan on the neighbouring Blue Flag beach, or grab a spot of lunch in the centre of Paphos. Just a five-minute walk down from the hotel takes guests to the harbour where they will find a great range of bars, restaurants and shops to enjoy a relaxing afternoon. Guests are never without an opportunity to make the most out of the hotel’s beautiful coastal setting as most of the 202 guest rooms here include full or partial sea views which can be admired from a private balcony or terrace. The Alexander the Great Beach Hotel is the ideal choice for couples and golfers looking for a fantastic beach holiday with all a good dose of luxury and elegance; the service at the hotel is unbeatable, there are loads of facilities to keep all guests entertained, and the guest rooms are especially modern and spacious, even for a luxury hotel. To relax after a gruelling round of golf on either the Elea Golf Club, the Aphrodite Hills, PGA National Cyprus or the Secret Valley, guests can lounge around one of the two outdoor swimming pools or head to the hotel spa.

Last but not least is the Dionysos Central, a centrally located three-star hotel which offers golfers superb value for money. The hotel is positioned in the heart of the Paphos resort, meaning a fun evening out or an afternoon of exploring is always on the cards. The Dionysos Central has everything a golfer could possibly want for an unbeatable golf escape in Cyprus; the hotel is situated just a stone’s throw away from town and the beach, the staff are committed to ensuring guests have a comfortable stay, and there is a good range of facilities to preoccupy guests while they are taking a break from the local beach or challenging the local golf courses. The hotel offers guests to make the most out of both worlds; guests will find themselves positioned sufficiently far away from the centre of town so they can avoid all of the hustle and bustle and enjoy some well-deserved tranquillity, but they are also just a short walk to the harbour for a spot of light lunch or a fun evening out. If guests want to take a break from relaxing at one of the local beaches, they can head to the outdoor swimming pool, or enjoy a drink at the pool bar. However, if golfers want to dedicate their holiday to exploring all of the fantastic golf on offer, then the Dionysos Central is the perfect hotel for them; four of the region’s best golf courses are located within a half an hour drive away from the hotel.

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog on some of the best hotels and resorts in Cyprus. With such a great range of hotels, Cyprus should undoubtedly be a strong contender for your next luxury golf holiday. Home to spectacular golf courses, beautiful beaches and a warm climate, it has everything a golfer could ever need for an unforgettable golf escape.

About the Author

Matt Standley

Role: Marketing Executive - Handicap: 15 - Home course: Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club - Favourite courses: Palmares, Aphrodite Hills, Quinta do Lago North, Monte Rei & La Manga Club South

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