Columbia Hotels & Resorts: Cyprus’ Family Holiday Haven

Hello everybody,

As children grow before their parents’ eyes, the realization that time can all too easily slip away crystallizes, and the appeal and importance of a family holiday dawns indisputably.Of course, the benefit of going on a family holiday is balanced on finding an environment that marries relaxation with entertainment, safety with excitement, and new experiences with unfailing quality.

What if you could find the perfect hotel that allows the whole family to engage in a host of fun activities and sports, as well as relax by the pool, soak up the sun, revitalize in an award-winning spa, dine on fresh, seasonal food cooked with finesse, and behold panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea from spacious, comfortable rooms and suites?

Seemingly too good to be true? Not so: Columbia Beach Resort and Columbia Beach Hotel provide all this and more, making for the perfect getaway in Cyprus for the entire family: a holiday haven.

Columbia Beach Resort and Columbia Beach Hotel are situated on Pissouri Bay, one of the most beautiful destinations in Cyprus.

Half way between Limassol and Paphos, both properties enjoy an advantageous position close to some of the island’s most prized archaeological sites – including the ancient amphitheater at Kourion, and the birthplace of the mythological goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite – as well as Cyprus’ premier golf courses: an ideal base from which to explore this Mediterranean isle.

Safe and secluded, the five-star Resort and four-star Hotel are poised above a 2km-long, Blue Flag-honored bay, cradled by white cliffs, and lined by palm trees and lush, landscaped gardens: a luxury oasis.

The Resort is home to just 95 suites (including one and two bedroom family suites), with a striking 80m-long lagoon-style infinity pool at its centre, complete with a dedicated shallow children’s area.

With the brilliant azure of the Mediterranean Sea as an uninterrupted backdrop, take a stroll from the pool down to the Apollo Tavern – boasting delicious, fresh food, and a special children’s menu of well-loved favorites – and onward towards the expansive lawns. A children’s paradise of colours, sights and sounds, the Resort will not fail to excite their imaginations, whilst also providing the much-deserved rest and relaxation that parents desire, thanks to the award-winning Hébe Spa, famed for rejuvenating mind, body, and spirit.

The Hotel, meanwhile, has 116 rooms, suites, and studios to choose from to suit all families’ needs. Parents may enjoy sipping a refreshing drink at the Hotel’s swim-up pool bar, whilst children playfully paddle in the pool’s shallow children’s area. Both the lunch and dinner menus keep the whole family in mind, with high chairs for the little ones also always on hand.

Marked by a casual, fun, and familiar atmosphere, the Hotel has long served as a family holiday hotspot in Cyprus, with many choosing to return year after year.

Whether enticed by the exclusivity and poise of the five-star Resort, or the relaxed, homey feel of the four-star Hotel, both properties share a selection of key facilities that will ensure the whole family has fun on your holiday in Cyprus.

First and foremost is the newly revamped children’s club, aptly named the Columbia Cubs Club. Open daily in the summer and at peak holiday periods, such as Christmas and Easter, children aged 3 to 12 are welcomed to the club for free, where they are delighted by a host of activities overseen by experienced and qualified personnel, spanning games, arts and crafts, puzzles, bread-making, kids cocktail-making, face painting, stone painting, paper flower creations, local fruit tasting, and more. The children that enter Columbia Beach Resort and Hotel’s kids club truly emerge full of confidence, feeling at home in their surroundings, and with lifelong friends in tow.

Moreover, anyone aged 4 and up may sign up to the Resort and Hotel’s Learn2Swim programme, where learning to swim in just five lessons is guaranteed. And with the Columbia Watersports centre situated right on the beach, more experienced swimmers can try their hands at wind surfing, water skiing, jet skiing, paragliding, snorkeling, scuba diving, pedal boats, and more. Of course, you could always simply gather the whole family together and head off into the sunset for a boat ride promising beautiful views of both land and sea.

For those desiring of an outdoor activity on dry land, Columbia Beach Resort and Columbia Beach Hotel’s joint weekly sports and leisure programme offers croquet, boules, mini football, archery, and Greek lessons, amongst other activities.

Likewise, the in-house professional cycling centre – which comes under the direction of 2-time former Swiss cycling champion, Thomas Wegmüller – offers guided tours for a range of abilities, allowing you to experience the surrounding area up close and personal. Why not try the Turtle Beach Tour, which is ideal for families and beginners?

Finally, with a professional tennis coach on hand to teach both children and adults alike, and two tennis courts, picking up a new skill on holiday has never been easier.

With the adage "hospitality with heart" underscoring the experience that both Columbia Beach Resort and Columbia Beach Hotel offer, travelling families can be sure of a warm welcome on arrival, and of unfailingly attentive service throughout their stays. Whatever you may need, the Resort and Hotel’s staff members will do all in their power to accommodate, being able to provide upon request a  baby cot, baby food, baby formula milk, baby shampoos and other toiletries, nappies, wipes, a sterilizer, a baby walker, pram, and even car seats.

When it is time for the little ones to go to bed – enjoying warm milk with compliments upon request from the Resort and Hotel, no less – parents can treat themselves to that quiet time they deserve by taking advantage of the properties’ babysitting service.

As your child sleeps peacefully following a day of fun, excitement, and wonder, parents can enjoy availing themselves of the Resort’s five-star, gourmet dining experience at Bacchus – overseen by Michelin-star trained Executive Chef, Ioannis Giakoumidis – or indulge in the rich themed buffet at Cape Aspro at the Hotel, overlooking the bay beneath the star embellished night’s sky.

Waking up for another day, as the sun is just peeking out from behind the bay of Pissouri, bury your feet in the toasty sand, let the waves caress your skin, and the sun warm your soul, and look at your children’s smiles, feeling happy that your time in paradise at Columbia Hotels & Resorts in Cyprus has only just begun!

Lots of sunny days from Izzy the Cypriot lizard!

Columbia Beach Resort and Columbia Beach Hotel

Address: Pissouri Bay, 3779, Limassol
Contact Person: Anthea Vikis, Marketing Manager

Telephone: +357 25 833 000

Telephone: +357 25 833 333


Important information:
Columbia Cubs Club services are available only for guests of the Hotel or Resort.
Learn2Swim, Columbia Watersports, Tennis Coaching, and Babysitting service are all available at a fee.
For Columbia Cubs Club’s Baby List, please check the website and order everything you need prior to your arrival.