King Evelthon Beach Hotel
This sprawling 5 star hotel offers a slice of luxury for everyone. Adults can relax by a grown-ups only pool, while little ones enjoy unlimited access to the onsite waterpark. But the biggest attention-grabber has to be its coastal setting, found in the popular resort of Paphos, King Evelthon Beach has been designed to highlight its Mediterranean vistas with floor-to-ceiling windows and sea view rooms.
When you’re not admiring the hotel’s sea-facing position, its landscaped gardens are just as impressive. Everything about this hotel screams modern from its glass-fronted balconies to its state-of-the-art lighting and circular day beds. On arrival, the grand entrance gives you a glimpse of what’s to come with its colourful water features sitting either side of an ornate doorway.
With 347 guestrooms and 28 suites spread across seven floors, stays here are nothing short of amazing, even if you opt for its most basic accommodation. The design is extremely modern too, with light wood floors, decorative mirrors and slick white walls creating a minimalist yet cosy ambiance. Adding a burst of colour to the space, you’ll also find indoor flowers and turquoise interiors, from bed runners to cushions and seating.
Enjoy superior amenities as standard including a flat screen TV, bathrobe and slippers alongside coffee making facilities. Families will be over the moon with the hotel’s spacious suites sleeping up to five people, while keen sunbathers can opt for a swim-up room gazing on the Mediterranean – now that’s what we call extravagant.
An a la carte trio
With a fantastic All Inclusive programme, guests can look forward to everything from themed a la cartes to international buffet spreads and a bar perched on the beach.
Crown Restaurant: Covering breakfast, lunch and dinner, this buffet spot comes complete with sizzling show-cooking stations and alternating themed nights with traditional Cypriot mezzes, Tex-Mex and oriental dishes among its evening highlights.
El Greco Greek Tavern: With Mediterranean cooking at its heart, this open-air setting resembles a traditional Greek taverna with its blue and white table clothes. Overlooking the sea, head here from 6.30pm until 10.30pm and get ready to savour the freshest bread and dishes drizzled in olive oil.
Little Italy Italian Restaurant: Looking for an authentic Italian experience during your time in Cyprus, then this themed a la carte promises just that. The aromas of fresh pizza and pasta are bound to lure you in.
Viva Mexico Mexican Restaurant: This dinner-only spot specialises in Mexican cooking, so if you’re a lover of things spicy be sure to squeeze in a trip.
Bliss by the Sea: Right by the pool with amazing sea views to match its incredible cocktails, this daytime bar is always on hand to cool you down when the Cyprus sun feels unbearably hot.
El Greco Beach Bar: Right on the beach, this is a great place to grab cold beverages when you’re not swimming in the warm Mediterranean.
King’s Bar: This elegant lounge bar invites you to enjoy a tipple or two in a low-key setting fitted with cosy seating.
Roof Garden Bar: Open until 1am, this cocktail spot located on the roof is the best place to spend those balmy Cyprus evenings – it also makes for a great sunset viewing platform.
Waterpark Bar: Ideally located next to the waterpark, stop for a drink before hitting the next slide.
*Please note – that beachwear is not permitted in most of the hotel’s bars and restaurants. Please be aware that some restaurants & bars are only open between May to October)
This hotel is a real all-rounder when it comes to fun. Its most noticeable feature has to be the onsite waterpark (open between May to October), which comes with seven slides and a lazy river. But that’s not the only thing little ones have to look forward to, there’s also a playground featuring a climbing frame as well as an area designed for those rainy days, even though showers are unlikely to affect your holiday. There’s also a kids’ club for ages between five and 12 where your tiny guests can make a mess with crafts and water-based activities, before settling down for story time.
Its pool scene is just as striking with three freshwater numbers to choose from. Adults can unwind in a child-free setting with an area to call their own, while kids can make a splash in the shallow alternative. Overlooking the sea, the main option invites you to take refreshing dips while gazing on the azure Mediterranean. Plus, there’s a hot tub on hand when you’re seeking relaxing soaks. Through the day active travellers can take advantage of the hotel’s sports facilities, while others may prefer to hit the spa where a sauna and massage service will take care of all your pampering needs.
Conveniently close to Paphos Town
Known for its beach-filled backdrop, this hotel takes up a prime spot in Paphos with its position facing the sparkling Chlorakas Bay, where the sunsets are mesmerising. You’re also in a great spot for visiting Paphos Town. Known for its harbour which features an iconic castle and waterside tavernas serving tasty local fare, it’s definitely worth a visit.
You’re also close to some of the biggest attractions in Cyprus, if you’re a fan of history that is. Just two kilometres away from the ancient Tombs of the Kings, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and archaeological must-see with its rock burial chambers. You’ll also find a 15th century church not much further.