It’s official. We have no excuse to visit Cyprus and just laze on the beach when there are all these amazing things to do!
From incredible food and wine tasting, to mountain hikes and skiing (yes, skiing!), it’s fair to say Cyprus really surprised me. In fact, I’d describe my trip as a holiday with a difference.
For the perfect trip, I’d recommend checking into one of these stunning boutique hotels. Many were crumbling stone wrecks until the agrotourism boom encouraged locals to transform them into beautiful accommodation for visitors.
So you’ve organised your place to stay, but what next? Well, it turns out there’s absolutely loads to keep you busy. Whether you’re an outdoor adventurer, or prefer a more relaxed break, you’re guaranteed to find something on this list you’d like to try.
Go Wine Tasting In Cyprus
Cyprus may not have made a huge name for itself internationally, but it turns out there are several great producers on the island. For a taste of the island’s top wines, take a trip to Zambartas Winery. Once you’ve toured the production room and heard about the wine making process, take a seat at the bar and work your way from white to rose to red!
Cyprus holidays aren’t just about lazing on a beach. It’s time to explore the island’s unique boutique hotels, quaint villages, epic mountains and delicious food!
Check out the 60 second video I made for Metro during my trip.
When you think about holidays in Cyprus, you probably think of lovely sandy beaches, all-inclusive resorts, slightly dodgy evening entertainment, and of course… glorious sunshine! Well I did anyway. That was until I was invited to explore the island with Cyprus Agrotourism last week. I was surprised to find a whole other side to the island. One full of stunning views, unique hotels, delicious food and some of the most wonderful, hospitable people I’ve come across in a long time.
Last week I had the chance to tick another country off my bucket list… and do it in style. Just over four hours from London by plane is the beautiful island of Cyprus. For years friends have been telling me all about the beautiful scenery, perfect weather, and excellent hospitality. I can’t deny that my love of the Cypriot cheese halloumi was another reason for wanting to visit… (imagine having that for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Yum!)
In early June, I checked into the Sensatori Resort Aphrodite Hills (around twenty minutes from Paphos Airport). Sensatori is the luxury hotel brand from Thomson Holidays. They offer “luxury holidays designed to fuel the senses” in 5-star surroundings, with gourmet food and plenty more to make it a truly special holiday. I was staying as an all-inclusive guest, which gave me the chance to check out several restaurants, enjoy a few cocktails and pile up my plate at the buffet breakfast!
I was curious about this resort as it had just undergone a rebrand. I’m pleased to say it was a pleasant experience. Champagne was waiting on arrival, and the check-in staff were very welcoming. Arriving late at night (11.30pm) I had assumed it may be difficult to find any food, but thankfully a basic version of the buffet was still in operation.
My room was on the ground floor, and was stylishly decorated in a mix of grey, silver and white. The bathroom was large with a rain-style shower and bath. My French doors opened out onto a small terrace area with a couple of chairs and a table. Bluetooth speakers, fluffy robes, and plenty of toiletries added to the high-end feel.