Columbia Beach Resort
This charming 5 star family resort manages to be at once luxurious, welcoming, relaxing and family-friendly – a hard combination to pull off.
Designed to cascade, village style, down the hillside up to the beachfront, there are some spectacular sea views. With spacious accommodation, a huge array of activities for all ages and plentiful peaceful spots to relax, book and drink in hand whilst the children are entertained at the fabulous kids club, what’s not to love?
Facilities & Activities
As befits a hotel of this standard, there is a plethora of activities on offer should you wish. For many visitors the priority is to relax, in which case you might just want to lie back on one of the plush sun loungers surrounding the palm-fringed 80m lagoon pool. Parents can relax poolside as the large, shallow children’s pool is attached. Even if you visit out of season, year round swimming is possible thanks to the heated indoor pool in the heart of the luxury Spa.
With squash courts, floodlit tennis courts, a cardio gym, indoor pool, relaxation areas, exercise studios, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room, beauty salon and an array of classes offered daily to guests, including Pilates, yoga, stretching, aqua gym and circuit training there is something for everyone.
The long-established Columbia Water sports Centre, offers a reassuring combination of professionalism and personal attention. From the thrill of paragliding and the fun of water-skiing to the excitement of wind-surfing, the options are endless whether you are an enthusiast or first-timer heading out on the calm waters of the bay. In high season a full range of water sports is on offer, including: sailing, speed boat hire, paragliding, jet-skiing, wind-surfing, kite-surfing, kayaking, banana and ring rides and pedal boat hire.
BikeCyprus is a professional cycling centre under the direction of 2 time former Swiss cycling champion, Thomas Wegmüller and offers mechanical, guided and rental-services, depending on the season for mountain-biking and road-biking enthusiasts. Alternatively, for keen golfers, 4 championship level 18-hole courses beckon in close vicinity of the resort.
One of the main attractions of the hotel is surely the award-winning Hébe Spa. With 6 treatment rooms, exclusive spa products and an extensive treatment menu to choose from, one visit may not suffice.
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Dining options span Bed & Breakfast, Half Board, and Full Board, offering complete flexibility. A dedicated children’s menu is also on hand throughout the Resort.
The Resort is a gastronomic hotspot with one of the best 5* restaurants on the island; sample some of the delectable dishes on offer at the incredible Bacchus Restaurant. The impressive buffet breakfast is offered here until mid-morning – with eggs cooked to order, a vast array of cereals, fruits, yoghurts, breads and pastries on offer, you won’t go hungry and why not start the day in style with a glass of champagne?
Guests can enjoy coffee and cocktails at Seven Cs and Old Customs House, a unique space right on the shoreline.Il Buchetto Trattoria, is a new offsite Italian eatery; with cobbled pathways, wooden decking, rustic homemade food and warm, cosy atmosphere, it is a welcome addition to the stellar culinary offerings of the Columbia Beach Resort.
The kitchen team are happy to cater to any specific dietary requirements and if your stay coincides with a special occasion, perhaps let them organise a special seafront BBQ for you – just ask and they will provide.
Each of the 169 exclusive suites offer unsurpassed comfort and elegant furnishings, and unforgettable views. With differing designs and layouts, they look out over the well-tended gardens, the impressive lagoon pool or the beautiful clear blue sea of Pissouri Bay.
The Junior Suites are configured with king, queen or twin beds and offer garden, pool or sea views. All offer a seating area with sofa, a large marble bathroom with separate shower and a spacious balcony as well as in-room tea & coffee making facilities.
The Executive Suites are more spacious still, with a choice of views; gardens, pool or sea. These suites offer the ultimate in luxury and décor with king, queen or twin beds; a seating area, writing desk and a large marble bathroom with separate shower as well as tea & coffee making facilities. Two of the suites offer an open fireplace and there are also Executive Suites located in the main building if you prefer.
The Cape Suites occupy prime position on the corner of Resort East’s main building, with breath-taking views of the sea from 2 balconies, a queen-size bed, large seating area, walk-in wardrobe, writing desk, tea and coffee making facilities and a large marble bathroom with separate shower. Sliding or folding doors separate the sleeping area from the sitting room area.
For the ultimate indulgence, choose one of the Eagle’s Nest Suites, which enjoy sea views. With clear panoramic views of the resort and Pissouri Bay, these generously sized suites are located on a small hill opposite the hotel entrance and offer the ultimate in luxury and décor with king, queen or twin beds, a large seating area and writing desk. The marble bathrooms are spacious with a separate shower. Some offer a plunge pool or pool for an extra treat.
There are also a range of one and two-bedroom Family Suites which are perfect, even for larger families. With clever layouts that offers privacy for everyone and great views they are a superb option if you prefer more space and separate sleeping areas.
Standard in-room amenities include air-conditioning, minibar, room safe, balcony, bath/shower, hair dryer, bedside telephone, flat-screen TV with 31 channels, desk telephone, TV remote control, satellite TV, radio, morning alarm and free WIFI internet connection.
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Undoubtedly one of the best family hotels in Cyprus, you can be sure of thrills, adventure, sunshine and socialising in one of the most beautiful spots in the whole of Southern Cyprus. The younger members of your family party will probably want to head to the Columbia Cubs Club and paddling pool – they can enjoy a cooling dip after getting creative or competing in the many fun activities.
Cub Life Crèche – welcomes babies and children aged 4 months – 3 years and is open 6 days a week, year round and includes a Baby play zone and a Toddler play area. You can book a morning, afternoon, or morning + afternoon session and there are additional lunch sessions too. There is a charge to use the creche and all costs can be added to your suite bill.
The Den Kids Club is open daily throughout the summer, and at peak holiday times such as Easter and Christmas (subject to change). It is complimentary for all in-house guests, and welcomes children aged 4-12 at morning sessions 10am – 1pm and afternoon sessions 3pm – 6pm. Led by qualified staff, there is everything from pizza making and baking, to arts and crafts, mini football, paper creations, stone painting, and more.. All children benefit from daily outdoor play when attending childcare with staff endeavouring to use as much of the hotel grounds as possible including the swimming pools, beach and grass/play areas. You also have the option of booking your children into a payable lunch session from 1pm – 3pm and supervised evening dinner and entertainment for children over the age of 4 years from 6pm – 7pm to allow you to indulge in some well-deserved adults only time.
Babysitting, with qualified childcare professionals is also available for the evening for up to 3 children for an hourly rate. The hotel try to ensure the same babysitter is allocated to a family for the duration of their stay.
The hotel also offer daily activities for adults and children, including: archery, table tennis, giant Jenga, Boules, Greek lessons, gym intro, board games, swimming lesson intro, tennis, cookery demos, keep-fit, basketball and weekly sight-seeing trips to Limassol, Pafos and Omodhos.
Finally, the hotel offers Learn 2 Swim packages with experienced swimming instructors – perfect for budding waterbabes, aged 4+.
Once they are worn out from all those activities you can settle back in to your Junior Suite (configured with either a king, queen or twin beds – sleeping up to 3) or Executive Suites (more spacious still, sleeping up to 4). However if you are looking for more space and prefer a separate bedroom, opt for a 1 or 2 Bedroom Family Suite.
Columbia Beach Resort have worked extremely hard over the past few years to become a more sustainable hotel, they are virtually a CO2 free resort at this point.
The resort has installed a water treatment facility, this means that every last drop of waste water is reused for the hotel’s landscaped gardens, excess water is supplied to local farmers.
They have significantly reduced their energy consumption through LED lighting and sensor activation, air conditioning instantly deactivates when doors or windows are open and solar energy heats water for all accommodation, the Hebe Spa and pool.
Their efforts have been recognised by the tourism industry as they were awarded the Green Key Award.
The Columbia Beach Resort is within easy reach of the Island’s 2 International Airports; Paphos is 20 minutes away and Larnaka is 65 minutes drive. Tucked away on the South coast of Cyprus, it sits in unspoilt countryside at the centre of a quiet 2km blue flag beach, on the sheltered Bay of Pissouri.
The hilltop village of Pissouri is a short drive away – hire a car or take a taxi if you fancy a night spent in the pretty village square, listening to traditional music and sipping the local wine. There are plenty of historical sites within easy driving distance, or head inland to the cooler Troodos mountains.