The glistening water of Coral Bay is your backdrop for a holiday at this superb retreat, nestled in the south-west corner of Cyprus. The Paphos area is known for its golden sandy beaches and stunning natural environment, and Coral Beach is no exception. The resort is positioned adjacent to the Akamas penisula, an area that is rich in splendid landscapes, so when you’re not topping up your tan you can be off exploring walking and horseriding trails, and seeing flora and fauna that’s in abundance.
Esthisis spa, whose name is the Greek word for senses, is sure to satisfy yours. Its Phytomer and Elemis products are some of the best around, and the perfect partners to its menu of treatments that can also be specially packaged. Men may want the reflexology, aromatherapy massage and facial programme, or ladies may opt for a full day that can include a mood-enhancing massage, eye treatment and hydrotheraphy bath. There’s also a sauna, steam room, whirlpool, indoor pool and gym.
King-sized beds, views of sea or mountains, and a bright and breezy decor all combine to make these rooms relaxing havens of calm. Perfectly appointed, they echo the culture of the island in their design, with white walls and light colours that reflect the sun, sea and sky. One of the island’s biggest draws is of course the sunshine, which streams in each morning when you draw back your curtains and step onto the balcony.
All types of traveller are catered for here, whether you’re adventurous, sporty, travelling as a family or looking to do as little as possible! Watersports range from waterskiing and paragliding to banana boat rides, while four floodlit tennis courts ensure a good game at any time. The Olympic-sized outdoor pool is perfect for serious swimmers, while golfers will love the choice of courses in the area. An arts and crafts centre on-site is ideal for learning skills from mosaics to painting and pottery.
The six restaurants and four bars here mean there’s no need to look further for fine food and drink. Some of the highlights include Limani Taverna, where classic Cypriot cuisine, including fresh fish, is served up on simple tables by the beach. Or you could try the nuova cucina of Romazzino, bringing Italian flair and flavours to the island’s shores in an elegant setting. International buffets with a wide choice of fresh and seasonal produce is available at Calypso Restaurant, whose tables look out over the bay, and where live music is played by the resident band.
Coral BayP.O.Box 624228099 PaphosCyprus