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The island of Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean is one of the oldest civilisations in the area leaving fascinating ancient ruins amongst the sandy beaches and romantic harbours. It’s location also means it’s a great option for almost guaranteed sunshine with a longer season than most of Europe. Stay in a luxury villa and enjoy a luxurious home from home with the added bonus of your own pool. Here is our guide to the best luxury resort villa rentals in Cyprus…

Aphrodite Hills In Cyprus

You’ll find the beautiful Aphrodite Hills Resort tucked in the hills above Paphos. There is a hotel as part of the resort or, for true privacy and that home from home experience, stay in the award-winning Villas & Apartments. The infamous Paphos sunshine is never better experienced than when lying on a sandy beach and the waterfront is just a stone’s throw from your villa.

There’s some real flexibility with your villa; choose from 2, 3, 4 or 5 bedrooms. All have fully equipped kitchens and lounge and dining areas. Choose from Junior, Superior and Elite Villas. Only some of the Junior Villas come with a private pool (a must in my personal opinion!) so I would opt for a Superior Villa which have private gardens as well as pools or ideally the gorgeous Elite Villas which are set in stunning elevated locations for excellent views. The ultimate villas however, are the ultra-luxurious Mythos Villas; stunning signature heated swimming pools, some of the most breathtaking views in the entire resort, a deluxe food hamper on arrival and a daily breakfast basket delivered to your door every morning; they are perfect for discerning travellers.

To really make your holiday, ensure some time for indulgence, where better to do this than at the Retreat Spa. From its position high above the Mediterranean Sea you can relax and enjoy the spectacular views from the outdoor infinity pool and even the sauna! There is also a fitness centre, juice bar, tennis courts and an 18-hole championship golf course. At Aphrodite Hills Resort, they know that if your kids enjoy their holiday then you will too. They have a Crèche, a popular Kids Club, a Soccer School, Tennis Academy and a Golf Academy so whatever their age they’ll be entertained.

Your villa is fully equipped to self-cater, but again, it’s a holiday and in the spirit of true luxury travel, let someone else do the hard work for you. There are 7 high-end restaurants onsite and a range of bars including three pool bars and a lounge bar.

Louis Althea Kalamies Villas

Louis Althea Kalamies is located beside the beautiful sandy beaches and sparkling sky blue sea of Protaras, about a 45 minute drive from Larnaca International airport. Comprising 14 three-bedroom villas and 4 four-bedroom villas, the complex enjoys many of the benefits of the nearby Louis Althea Beach hotel – daily maid service, access to the restaurants and facilities – yet also allows guests the peace and privacy of their own luxury villa with private pool. Boasting contemporary design, this stylish complex is located just a stone’s throw from the picturesque Pernera beach and within walking distance of a choice of restaurants and other amenities.

Meltemi Villas

Located at Chloraka village, 300m by the sea are Meltemi Villas. The complex consists of eight beautiful villas. Their position gives stunning sea views, starting from the Kato Paphos Lighthouse up to Coral Bay and beyond. Mediterranean in design they are tastefully decorated in a mixture of French seaside and Greek Islands theme with white, blue and green. Each detached, 3-bedroom villa has its own private swimming pool. There is an outside stone build BBQ and you can dine alfresco on your balcony or by the pool.

The Mosaica Villas

Situated in a quiet area west of Limassol, close to the beautiful Kourion Beach are The Mosaica Villas. Consisting of 3 separate villas surrounded by mature gardens; Villa Mosaica houses 18 guests across 9 bedrooms, Villa Amorosa houses 8 across 4 bedrooms and Villa Aretousa 16 across 8 bedrooms. For a large family or group of friends, it’s perfect for a wedding for example, you can rent the entire complex and enjoy the ultimate group getaway. All the villas have private pools and you can rent as self-catered or serviced.

Golden Villas

Golden Villas are located in Paphos City, within walking distance of the beach and 12km from Paphos International Airport. The elegantly decorated 5 villas are split-level and have private pools, free WiFi and private parking is available on site. Some of the villas have sea views from their roof gardens and others enjoy a beach front position.

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