Where to Stay in Cyprus as a Couple

Cyprus is a wonderful destination for a couples’ getaway this summer, with luxury resorts perfect for relaxation, rejuvenation and quality time together, as well as plenty to see and do. These include the bars, restaurants, shops and historic sights of Paphos, including Paphos Castle, Paphos Archaeological Park, the Tombs of the Kings and the catacombs at Agia Solomoni, famed Phinikoudes Beach, the green and forested Troodos Mountains (home to Kykkos, Cyprus’ main monastery) and the Baths of Aphrodite, where the goddess is said to have taken to the waters. You can also visit local wineries, scuba dive, snorkel, sail, rock-climb and cycle.

Constantinou Bros Asimina Suites Hotel

On a private beach on the outskirts of Paphos, this luxurious adult-only all-suite hotel – a rarity in Paphos - has exclusive pool suites and a blissful low-lit spa including a private open-air massage area where you can soak in sea views and Mediterranean breezes rustling through the palm trees while you’re being pampered.

Candlelit dinners for two on the hotel’s own private jetty are the stuff that memories are made of, but there are also four tempting restaurants to choose from, including the elegant, reservation-only Kymata (available on half board) with its lovely decked area for alfresco dining overlooking the beach, and the poolside restaurant with its fresh light cuisine.

With everything from relaxing aromatherapy to powerful therapeutic and sports massages, from signature treatments to couples’ packages, Elixir Spa at Asimina Suites has something for everyone looking to get away from everyday stresses. A steam bath, two saunas, an extensive gym and a hair salon combine to have you looking and feeling your very best. In high season you can also take part in complimentary yoga classes in the morning and early evening. There are also two interconnected outdoor freshwater pools, a heated indoor pool and a floodlit tennis court

Decorated in a clean-lined, low-key style with mainly neutral colours, the Asimina Suites all have spacious balconies, marble bathrooms and espresso machines, and most have separate living rooms. The most sought-after also have a private swimming pool and hot tub for the ultimate in seclusion, plus wooden decking from which to drink in the garden or sea views. With just 110 suites, this is a relatively intimate resort with an exclusive feel.

Athena Royal Beach

Also on the beach on the outskirts of Paphos, with spectacular Mediterranean views, this is another subtly elegant adult-only sanctuary with three freshwater pools and another Elixir Spa with an open-air private massage area for the ultimate R&R experience. Extensively refurbished prior to its reopening in late 2021, it has upgraded rooms and one fully remodelled restaurant, Olive Tree.

A fantastic range of amenities here includes three freshwater swimming pools, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis, a floodlit tennis court, a 24-rink green bowls court and mini golf. The varied dining options include candlelit dinners on the terrace of Aphrodite restaurant and show-cooking at Pygmalion, where you can eat at the poolside. There’s also a new rooftop cocktail bar with panoramic views of the sea and Paphos’ medieval old town – the perfect spot for a sundowner – a pool bar and another cocktail bar with live entertainment.

All rooms and suites here are bright and airy, with a mix of neutral and nautical colours. Upgrade to Elite Class and you’ll enjoy extra benefits including access to a private cabana on the beach, VIP check-in, welcome drinks, exclusive breakfasts in Pygmalion, served until 11am, in-room espresso machines and turndown service.

To book your couple’s holiday in Cyprus, call your Travel Counsellor today.

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