Columbia Beach resort
Located in unspoiled countryside, this fabulous resort stands alone, surrounded by a 2km Blue Flag-rated beach in the Bay of Pissouri. On entering the resort, your first and favourable impression is of the enormous, lagoon-style pool and surrounding landscaped gardens in which the well-designed accommodation is sited. Fragrant, flower-laden pathways lead you to the well-equipped beach and a sheltered bay that is ideal for swimming, snorkelling and other water-based activities. Popular with families who appreciate the traditional style of its architecture yet enjoy world-class leisure facilities, Columbia Beach Resort is a stunning location with fantastic customer service that well-deserves the accolade of Cyprus' Leading Spa Resort (2008 World Travel Awards).
The stunning lagoon pool has padded loungers and umbrellas and the added luxury of the beautifully decorated Eros pool bar, where you can relax on soft cushions while you enjoy a pool-side cocktail. Loungers are also available throughout the beautifully landscaped lawns. A water sports centre offers an extensive range of activities for all ages and skills, from windsurfing to scuba diving (and everything in between!). Tennis and squash courts and a well equipped Fitness Centre and Aerobics area also available.
In keeping with the resort’s overriding ambience of privacy and total relaxation, the Resort Spa (Molton Brown products) has lots of candles and quiet corners as well as state of the art treatment facilities (as well as a whirlpool, jacuzzi, Swedish sauna and well-equipped gymnasium). An intricately-decorated Byzantine Chapel in the Resort provides a spiritual and aesthetic retreat. Pissouri Bay, a quiet and traditional village, is a short distance away on foot.
There are two restaurants; Dionysus, open for breakfast and dinner, with its high ceilings and elegant interior, also has an intimate outside terrace, flanked by palm trees and overlooking the lagoon pool. The Greek-Cypriot themed Apollo Taverna offers international and the finest local cuisines with alfresco dining on a terrace overlooking the Meditteranean. Special children’s menus available.
The Family Travel experience
Accommodation: In addition to standard accommodation, two, 2-bedroom suites are available in the main building and another in a more private garden villa with views of the sea and the pool. Luxury suites – some with private pool – are spacious, with stone floors and ceiling fans, shutters for privacy and top of the range bathrooms. Roomy Junior Suites (connecting suites) have a small kitchen area: Executive Suites are slightly larger. High chairs, cots, sterilisers and buggies available on request.
For the children: Although relatively small, the Kids Club is open during school holiday periods and can be used at no charge. There is a fun play area. A separate children’s pool is very shallow and therefore great for (supervised) infants and toddlers. Qualified child carers are on hand year round to organise a range of energetic activities for older children. The Watersports Centre also offers special classes for children aged 8-18.
Flight duration: 4 hours 20 min
Transfer from airport: 20 min
Time difference: GMT +2 hours
Best time to travel: May - Sept
Child friendly restaurant
Child friendly pool