ADVERTORIAL • January 2020
Seeking sun and serenity? Introducing AMARA, a deluxe five-star hotel with all the luxury trimmings. Panoramic sea views? Check. Restaurants run by Michelin-starred chefs? Check. And let’s not forget that stunner of a spa... Here are five reasons to check in, pronto
Elevated over a 250m bay of azure waters and talc-soft sand, every room in AMARA offers a 180° view of the sea – all the way from the chic lobby through to the bar and plush guest suites. The two Seafront Deluxe Rooms (both featuring a private pool) are perfect for romantics; the suites (there are five to choose from) range from a four-person Junior Suite to the AMARA Suite with an infinity-edged pool. The resort’s location is pretty special too, located near the highly revered, ancient Kingdom of Amathus (famed for the cult sanctuary of Greek goddess Aphrodite) and picture-postcard villages such as Lefkara and Omodos.
If food plays a big role in your holidays, expect to be blown away by what’s on offer at the AMARA. Choose from the likes of Japanese-Peruvian dishes at Matsuhisa Limassol (run by the award-winning Chef Nobu), homemade pasta at London-famed Ristorante Locatelli, or fresh seafood in open-air Armyra By Papaioannou. And there’s nothing like starting the day in AMARA’s breezy indoor-outdoor dining room, with a piping hot fresh cup of coffee and carefully-prepared breakfast.
Don’t even think about going home before taking a good plunge in one of the AMARA’s stunning swimming pools (there are three from which to choose). The outdoor seawater infinity pool, with far-reaching views of the Med, is for adults only. Meanwhile, for foolproof warmth and comfort whatever the season, head to the resort’s luxurious saltwater indoor pool for a few laps and a nap on one of the ultra-comfy lounge chairs. If you’d rather take to the open sea? With two marinas equipped to accommodate yachts, you’re in the perfect spot to hop aboard and dive in.
Hunker down on some of AMARA’s top-of-the-range training equipment, play a round of tennis, swim or book a session with your very own personal trainer – all workout programmes include a nutritional consultation and BMI analysis, so you can leave in even better shape than you arrived. If you’re more interested in revamping your beauty routine than your physique, rest assured that you can also be totally pampered at the AMARA Wellness Spa. Home to 11 treatment rooms, a hair salon, a sauna and a juice bar, this place ticks all the holistic-haven boxes.
It should come as no surprise that you can get a good glass of wine at the AMARA – we’re talking Cyprus wine country, after all. Grape-connoisseurs can take a local wine tour at the Zambartas Winery Limassol, the Vlassides Winery Limassol or the Tsiakkas Winery for a taste of the good stuff – though there are few more exclusive places to enjoy a tipple or two than the AMARA’s very own rooftop bar. With totally panoramic views, this cool-contemporary spot is best enjoyed at dusk to catch those spectacular sunset-over-the-sea views, glass in hand.