Columbia Beach Resort 5*
At a glance
Columbia Beach Resort 5* is 30 minutes from Paphos Airport. Flights are not included, but can be arranged.
There are two restaurants, the more casual Apollo Restaurant, and the Italian gourmet option – Bacchus – both of which come highly recommended.
There is a free shuttle, but it is worth hiring a car to explore the wineries, olive oil factories, local villages, and art galleries that illustrate the island’s heritage. Aphrodite’s Rock – birthplace of the Greek goddess of beauty is also a major cultural highlight.
With plenty to entertain the resort caters to families, but the spa area is not open to anyone under the age of eighteen.
The hotel’s beach is complete with sun loungers, umbrellas and a bar, while the sea hovers between a comfortable fifteen and positively bath-like twenty-eight degrees Celsius in the summer.
Even from the pool views extend across Pissouri Bay and take in the blue waters and lush vegetation of one of the Mediterranean’s largest islands.