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Columbia Beach Resort: A Metamorphosis

Published on: 24/10/2016
Columbia Beach Resort: A Metamorphosis
Columbia Beach Resort made its debut along the pristine 2km-long, Blue Flag-honoured coast of Pissouri Bay over 10 years ago.

During this time, the five-star, all-suite Resort succeeded in establishing itself as the crème de la crème of the island’s hospitality offerings, having been honoured on numerous occasions with accolades spanning Europe’s Leading All Suite Resort and Mediterranean’s Leading Resort 2016, Mediterranean’s Leading Spa Resort 2015-2009, Cyprus’ Leading Resort 2016-2014-2013, Cyprus’ Leading Spa Resort 2008-2011-2012 (World Travel Awards), as well as Best Golf Hotel Cyprus 2015 (World Golf Awards).

Intimate, quaint, authentic, pastoral, and personal: the Resort has long served as a serene space, a refuge, and thus it is no surprise that the worldwide-revered Small Luxury Hotels of the World welcomed Columbia Beach Resort into its boutique collection. Unrivalled for space along Pissouri Bay – being the only hospitality option of its kind here – the Resort has come to embody the ethereal and awe-inspiring nature of Pissouri.

Now, driven dynamically by dialogue with our guests, the Resort is ready to undergo a metamorphosis: a landmark renovation.

Upon completion, Columbia Beach Resort will be spread over 75,000 m²; demonstrating the level of space and luxury which will be offered to guests in the future; it will boast a total of 169 multi-purpose suites, with guests being invited to choose from Inland, Garden, Pool, Side Sea, and Sea Views, and categories spanning Junior, Executive, One- and Two-Bedroom Suites, the latter largely nestled to the east of the Resort.

 

Appointed in warm neutral tones and soft blues, the suites – spanning 40m²-84m² - are further embellished by rustic wooden furniture, large bathrooms with double or large single basins, bathtub, and separate showers, and a host of luxury amenities, including a Nespresso machine and Molton Brown toiletries.
Select suites are even home to a working fireplace, and private plunge pool, with the addition of an air-conditioned elevator to deliver guests to the Eagle’s Nest Executive Suites situated on the scenic hillside on the highest peak of the Resort’s grounds.
Meanwhile, Columbia Beach Resort eagerly anticipates being able to further enhance its long revered dining offerings with the addition of 2 restaurants and 3 bars, and unique to the island, offers dine around that is all a la carte.

Joining the existing Mediterranean-international cuisine of Apollo Tavern, and the gourmet Italian Bacchus, the revamped Atrium will serve as an additional space at which guests may enjoy breakfast and à la carte dinners, whilst the al fresco Cape Aspro will transform into a Cypriot fusion outlet.

In addition to the Resort’s nautical-themed cocktail bar Eros, swim-up Poseidon Pool Bar, and Poseidon Beach Bar, guests may anticipate sampling coffee and cocktails at Seven Cs, Cape Aspro Pool Bar (servicing the pool on the East side of the Resort), and Old Customs House, a unique space right on the shoreline.

Guests will also be able to use Il Buchetto trattoria, just outside the East of Resort, as a new offsite Italian eatery; with its cobbled pathway, wooden decking, rustic homemade food and warm, cosy atmosphere, it is a welcome addition to the stellar culinary offerings of the Columbia Beach Resort.

Dining options span Bed & Breakfast, Half Board, and Full Board, offering complete flexibility and satisfaction. A dedicated children’s menu is also on hand throughout the Resort.

Named for the Ancient Greek mythological goddess of youth, Hébe – who famously provided her fellow deities with sweet-honeyed ambrosia conferring immortality – Columbia Beach Resort’s multi-award winning spa is uniquely positioned to restore guests’ vitality.

Further to providing a variety of treatments – spanning massages, facials, hand, feet, and body treatments, many brought to fruition in collaboration with renowned brand, Elemis – our 1,050m² Hébe Spa is also home to a Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, 2 squash courts, fully equipped gym, aerobic room hosting fitness classes, hair and nail studio, and more, not to mention the indoor pool that, come summer, is masterfully adjoined with the magnificently meandering 80m outdoor infinity pool.

Delivering experience – the opportunity to try new activities, explore the local area, or even simply enjoy quality time with loved ones – has always been core to Columbia Beach Resort’s identity.

Now, with the Resort’s fortification, guests will be able to choose from a variety of activities, including cycling and hiking tours, watersports, sailing, scuba diving, golf, cooking lessons, wine tasting, yoga, and more.

A complimentary bus service delivers guests to Paphos and Limassol (a mere 20 minutes away), as well as rural Troodos, with special stops along each route, such as Aphrodite’s Rock. Should a guest wish to customise a local experience, our Lifestyle Concierge service will be on hand to assist.

Meanwhile, for those seeking quality time with their loved ones, the Resort now boasts two swimming pools: one (to the west) is ideal for quiet relaxation that couples will no doubt enjoy, and the other (to the east) is perfectly poised to cater to families looking to engage in a few games.

Of course, should our younger guests be desiring of independence (and parents of peace!), our revamped children’s club – The Den Kids Club – along with our brand new dedicated crèche for infants - Cub Life Crèche - are both brought to you in collaboration with Worldwide Kids Co. LTD, an international entity with over 30 years of experience in providing childcare in the hospitality industry and the perfect fit for our brand.

Indeed, from children learning how to swim to adults taking their first steps into married life, Columbia Beach Resort aspires to create a nurturing and cultivating space for all important occasions.

At the heart of the Resort lies the unique and intimate All Saints Chapel – a vision of harmonious dichotomy, thanks to its rustic, traditional exterior, and vibrantly decorated Byzantine interior courtesy of the late revered artist John Corbidge – which has become popular with guests worldwide seeking a graceful and romantic setting for their wedding or their child’s christening.

Coupled with sweeping lawns, the sophisticated Oval Ballroom, spacious terraces overlooking the Bay, and an infinite number of options to customise such important days, Columbia Beach Resort succeeds in masterfully weaving together the ingredients needed to engender an unforgettable occasion, underscored by that hint of magic expressive of Columbia, and that hospitality with inimitable heart.

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