Take a look at the best all-inclusive resorts in Paphos.
The King Jason Paphos is a 127-room three-and-a-half-pearl hotel situated in a quiet neighborhood, just a few blocks north of the main road that runs through town. Rooms here are contemporary and chic, with neutral toned marble, and all have kitchenettes with hobs and fridges, making self-catering a possibility. However, most guests opt for the all-inclusive package (and rightly so), which includes high quality and varied buffet spreads for all three meals, plus an afternoon snack and tea service. Amenities include a small fitness center, a massage treatment room, and four pools, including a hydrotherapy pool and a kids' pool, but there's not much else for families. Travelers with kids in tow may be better off staying at the more kid-friendly Louis Phaethon Beach instead.
The 110-room upscale Constantinou Bros Asimina Suites Hotel is an adult-only resort on a private rocky beach with two large outdoor pools plus a heated indoor pool. Sophisticated amenities include a full-service spa, a large fitness center, and three restaurants -- plus thoughtful touches such as staff passing out frozen fruit by the pool. Bright suites feature comfy beds, private balconies, and marble bathrooms, but the wood furnishings are dated. Although there is some evening entertainment, this is not a party hotel -- it has a genuine romantic vibe with enough good food and on-site services and activities to please guests who want to relax and stay put. It's worth comparing rates with the Louis King Jason hotel, which has more modern rooms but is a 10-minute walk to the beach.
Olympic Lagoon Resort Paphos is an upscale all-inclusive resort located right on the beach in Paphos, not far from the city's well-known archaeological attractions. The 276 rooms here are bright and modern, with marble bathrooms and furnished balconies, and some room types feature four-poster beds. There are tons of amenities for families and couples alike, including a couple of kids' clubs for different age groups, five gorgeous lagoon pools (one with a Mayan temple feature and a waterslide), and dining options that run the gamut from Italian to Asian to Cypriote. There's also an adult-only wing with its own dedicated pool. Guests who are not staying in adult-only rooms only get access to the family-friendly areas, even if they've left their kids at one of the kids' clubs. Families should compare rates at King Evelthon Beach Hotel & Resort, which has its own water park.
Situated right on the Mediterranean, just south of the heart of Paphos, Louis Imperial Beach is a three-and-a-half-pearl resort hotel that's particularly popular with British package tourists. The 239 rooms were all remodeled in 2012 and feature furnished balconies, many with views out over the massive pool and to the seashore beyond. There's plenty going on here, including buffet and a la carte restaurants, daytime and evening entertainment, a spa, a fitness center, and indoor and outdoor pools, including one that's strictly for adults. There's also a splash park, a kids' wading pool, and a kids' club. Note that during the busy summer months, all guests are required to book the all-inclusive option. If that's a deal-breaker, check out the nearby sister hotel, Louis Ledra for bed-and-breakfast and half-board options all summer.
Louis Ledra Beach is a three-pearl family resort with optional all-inclusive rates and direct access to the beach. The 269 rooms here are simple and kept in good repair, and all have furnished balconies. Hotel amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, a spa, a fitness center, tennis, and beach volleyball. Family Rooms have two sofa beds for children and there's lots for kids to do including a kids' club, a playground, and a splash pool for little ones. Meals are served buffet style at the main restaurant or poolside, and the main restaurant has a kids' buffet, a vegetarian corner, and themed nights. Wi-Fi is free in the lobby but costs extra in rooms. Travelers shopping around should consider Louis Phaethon Beach, which has similar facilities and rooms but adds a water park.
The 208-room upper-middle-range Constantinou Bros Athena Royal Beach Hotel is an adult-only property with all-inclusive packages on a private (but rocky) beach. Facilities includes three outdoor swimming pools, multiple restaurants and bars, spa and hair salon, tennis, and an extensive indoor and outdoor green bowling facility. Though rooms are homey and have coffee- and tea-making facilities, flat-screen TVs, and balconies -- some with lovely ocean views -- decor and particularly bathrooms are dated. The hotel is conveniently located for exploring the island's sights, but old-fashioned furnishings throughout is certainly a downside. For a beachfront hotel with more modern style, consider the nearby Amphora Hotel & Suites.
The four-pearl Sentido Thalassa Coral Bay is a quiet beachfront hotel just north of Paphos. All of the 100 rooms have views out over the sea and feature soft decor and furnished balconies. While the hotel does offer a meeting room, amenities are largely geared toward leisure travelers and include a lovely spa with free steam and sauna facilities, indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, and direct access to a sandy beach with lounge chairs and a beach bar. There are also two on-site restaurants, one with show cooking and themed nights, the other with a la carte fine dining. All-inclusive rates are available. As this is an adult-only property, travelers with kids should cross it off their list, and instead look into staying at the family-friendly Coral Beach Hotel Paphos, located right next door.
The four-pearl SENTIDO Cypria Bay is an all-inclusive beachfront resort that's popular with British and German package tourists, especially families. There are 293 rooms in total, many with sea views, and all are designed with families in mind, with extra beds or at least enough room for rollaways. Facilities include a huge outdoor lagoon pool with a swim-up bar and an adjacent kids' pool, a game room with pool, air hockey, arcade games, tennis courts, a fitness center with free classes, an indoor pool with a huge hot tub, and a buffet restaurant with evening entertainment six nights a week. Couples wanting something a bit lower-key may want to consider the hotel's neighboring sister property, the Leonardo Plaza Cypria Maris Beach Hotel & Spa, which doesn't allow guests under age 16.
The mid-range Louis Phaethon Beach, outside Cyprus’ coastal town of Paphos, is a family-friendly resort with plenty to do for all ages. The water park is a highlight of the kids’ facilities -- which includes a mini-club -- but the rocky beach is disappointing. Meanwhile, parents can take advantage of the spa offering massages and facilities like a steam room and gym. All-inclusive dining at the buffet restaurant is good, plus there’s an Asian restaurant open in peak season. The 422 rooms are small and simple with mini-fridges, flat-screen TVs, and kettles, plus an option for two sofa beds to accommodate kids. For something closer to town, check out Amphora Hotel & Suites, where modern rooms and a nicer beach are pluses, but the kids’ facilities are less extensive.
Kefalos Beach Tourist Village is a three-pearl family-friendly apartment resort located right on the beach and a few minutes' walk from the Tomb of the Kings. The 259 apartments here range from studios to three-bedroom units, and all have kitchens or kitchenettes for guests who would prefer self catering over the property's optional all-inclusive offering. Facilities are on par with what one would expect of a more traditional resort and include indoor and outdoor pools, a large fitness center, and a seasonal kids' club. There are also a couple of restaurants and bars, but the food quality isn't great. Travelers who don't need self-catering facilities should also consider Louis Phaethon Beach, which has a water park and a fresher look and feel in both rooms and common areas.
Helios Bay Hotel is a three-pearl beachfront apartment hotel featuring 68 units that range from studios to two-bedroom villas. All rooms have kitchens, and while the apartments are a bit on the basic side in terms of decor, the Villas are sleek and feature gorgeous dark interiors and large terraces. Standout features include a large outdoor pool area with a shaded pool bar separated from the seafront promenade by a large expanse of grassy lawns with a kids' playground and a handful of lounge chairs. There's also a dated fitness center, a sauna, table tennis, and a pool table. While there's no all-inclusive option, all three meals are available for a fee and breakfast is served buffet style. Travelers on a budget may want to also consider the nearby Hilltop Gardens Hotel Apartments, which are a little cheaper but not on the beach.
Leonardo Plaza Cypria Maris Beach Hotel & Spa is a four-pearl, adult-only resort hotel located right on the beach in the southern hotel strip of Paphos. The 240 rooms vary in size, but all have similar amenities, nautical turquoise accents, and furnished balconies with views of the sea in most. Features include multiple indoor and outdoor pools -- including a salinity pool (for a fee) that's good for achey joints -- along with a spa complete with fish pedicures. Dining options include a couple of buffet restaurants with a great selection, along with Japanese and Greek a la carte options. Only buffet restaurants are included in the optional all-inclusive package. Note that guests must be 16 years old to stay here, so families should check rates next door at the SENTIDO Cypria Bay.
The 429-room upper-middle-range Constantinou Bros Athena Beach Hotel is a family-friendly resort on a private sandy beach. The hotel buzzes during the day with activities for all ages, including indoor and outdoor bowling and ballroom dancing, but it quiets down by nightfall. There are three large lagoon-style pools, a waterslide, tennis courts, miniature golf, and a kids' club. The property has five restaurants and a variety of bars, plus all-inclusive packages available. Rooms are dated but well-equipped and have private balconies, but views can vary from parking lot to ocean panorama. Travelers looking for a more peaceful, indulgent holiday may want to check out the resort's sister hotel, the adult-only Constantinou Bros Asimina Suites.
The upper-middle-range Aliathon Holiday Village in the seaside town of Paphos is a family-friendly resort offering a host of activities for all ages. The 329 rooms are spread amongst two villages, one of which includes a water park and kids' camp facilities. Though the beach is a 15-minute walk away, the hotel has five pools and staff work tirelessly to keep families engaged with (mostly British) quizzes, songs, and games well into the evening. All-inclusive dining options include a collection of on-site restaurants and bars, as well as the restaurants and pubs in an adjacent shopping plaza. Rooms are spacious (albeit some a bit plain) and have kitchenettes and balconies or terraces with loungers, and some feature private splash pools. Travelers may prefer the Ascos Coral Beach Hotel, which has a private rocky beach, but lacks rooms with kitchenettes.
Cynthiana Beach Hotel is a three-pearl property located on the top of a peninsula overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The 230 rooms here are simply furnished but most have gorgeous views out over the sea. While Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel, coffee- and tea-making facilities and mini-fridges cost extra in lower room categories. Facilities include a gorgeous beach with a swimming area partially sectioned off from the sea by a rocky outcropping, plus a large lagoon pool, a second smaller pool (for guests staying in a select wing), multiple restaurants with buffets offering high quality food (with allergens clearly marked). There's also a fitness center, a game area, and a playground. Travelers may also want to consider Queen's Bay Hotel, which offers similar rates and is located just a few minute's drive down the coast.