The largest hotel on Cyprus, the Meridien Spa & Resort was built in 1989 and renovated in 2003. Indeed, given that it covers an area of almost 25 acres, this does not come as a surprise. Yet in spite of its grand scale, the hotel manages to retain a typical Mediterranean feel, especially in its gardens (magnificent bougainvillea, white laurels, fig and orange trees, and blue-flowered jacarandas), which are landscaped with exposed stone walls and dotted with rocks. It even has an artificial lagoon with fish swimming in it and terraces around its edges, as well as 5 outdoor swimming pools with waterfalls and massage jets, plus a salt water pool! Immense shaded lawns lead down to the beach, offering complete relaxation. There is also an open air amphitheatre where shows are staged, and an impressive chapel for wedding ceremonies.
Of course, the hotel itself is extremely stylish and exudes a sense of refined luxury, as exemplified by the impressive and brightly lit lobby. Just outside is the children's club, Club Penguin, which pulls out all the stops. It has its own swimming pool, restaurants, and sports facilities. Teenagers are also taken care of with the bowling alleys, sports facilities, and disco on Leisure Island. As for the spa, it is probably one of the best on the island. It consists of 3 indoor salt water pools heated to 26įC. The 'traditional' hammam is decorated in the North African style. There are no fewer than 34 treatment rooms, all softly lit and suffused with the scent of essential oils and other massage products from the Thalgo brand.