Nestled on the southwest coast of Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean, the city of Paphos has been populated since Neolithic times and a number of notable sites dating back to that time still remain here. But in another significant sense it is also a thoroughly modern city, with a large marina that attracts luxury yachts throughout the year and a vibrant nightlife scene that acts as a magnet for Europe’s pleasure seekers.
For families, it is blessed with calm waters, beautiful year-round weather and a wide array of child-friendly activities and amenities. Below are some of the best all-inclusive resorts that Paphos has to offer.
Constantinou Bros Asimina Suites Hotel
From €379/ night
Ideal for couples, this adults-only luxury hotel is within a short walk of the nearest beach and 2.5 miles from the town centre. Amenities include two outdoor fresh-water swimming pools, an indoor heated pool, a tennis court, a spa centre and a fully equipped gym. Guest rooms come with satellite TV, a DVD player and mini bar, plus a separate seating area and private balconies. Premium rooms also have their own private pool with wooden decks. An on-site restaurant serves all day food and there’s a separate bar too. Just minutes away from the hotel guests will find shops, bars and restaurants. Paphos International Airport can be reached in 20 minutes by car.
From €103/ night
A popular mid-range option is this friendly, family-run hotel nestled in the city’s tourist centre. The beach is just a minute’s walk away, while Paphos’ pretty fishing harbour and ancient fort are also nearby. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, two sun terraces and an award-winning buffet restaurant serving a range of local and international dishes. Food can be enjoyed poolside or indoors. The hotel also runs a regular programme of themed events, including Greek night, grill night, Italian night and a Sunday roast dinner.
King Evelthon Beach Hotel & Resort
From $304/ night
Situated on Paphos’ beachfront, this 5-star hotel has a wide array of luxurious amenities including a selection of restaurants and bars and a spa and wellness centre. Families are well catered for by an outdoor and indoor swimming pool, as well as an on-site waterpark and sports facilities including tennis and mini football courts. There’s also a dedicated kids’ club which gives parents the chance to relax and unwind. Guest rooms have plenty of character, featuring parquet floors and a furnished balcony or patio area, while in-room amenities include a flat-screen TV, a mini fridge and a private bathroom. Paphos International Airport is 6.8 miles away.
Paphos Gardens Holiday Resort
From €135/ night
Nestled amid verdant plant life, this upscale hotel is a great choice for those seeking something a little luxurious but without breaking the bank. It features excellent amenities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a sun terrace, spa facilities, and a tennis court. All guest rooms come with a satellite TV, a private bathroom, and a kitchen or kitchenette with a microwave, fridge and dining table. They also have balconies offering either ocean or mountain views. There’s several eating options too, including a pretty dining area serving a buffet breakfast, a separate restaurant where lunch and dinner can be enjoyed, and a pool-side snack bar. For those travelling by car, there hotel offers free private parking.
Basilica Holiday Resort
From €167/ night
A popular choice with families, this 4-star apart-hotel is just over 10 minutes from the beach and also has its own outdoor swimming pool. There’s an on-site restaurant-bar serving all day food and a games room that will keep the kids entertained while you relax by the pool. Modern guest apartments are well appointed and offer easy access to all of the hotel’s communal facilities, including the pool. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and there’s also free private parking – though reservations are required.