When it comes to Ayia Napa hotels, what’s on your wishlist? Are you looking for sleek and chic 5 star stays or a place to briefly rest your head between beach parties and long nights on the strip? Orbzii’s choice of the best hotels in Ayia Napa cater to everyone. Families can book into an all-inclusive, entertainment packed luxury pad, couples can wine and dine on starlit terraces and friends and groups can book into flexible apartments right in the heart of Ayia Napa’s nightlife scene.
Best For Luxury
Alion Beach Hotel
The Alion Beach Hotel is a luxurious and decidedly coastal oasis that’s just a 15 minute walk from Ayia Napa Square. Putting you firmly in ‘best of both worlds’ territory, this 5 star pad sits snugly on the sands between Pantachou and Glyki Nero beach. Neither are festooned with the crowds that Nissi beach sees, but you’ll still be able to soak up some of Napa’s legendary vibes. The hotel itself comes with three ever-so-inviting swimming pools. The indoor pool hits all the right notes in the off season. But it’s the outdoor pools that really wow. Surrounded by scented blooms, this is a space you’ll want to relax in – rather than clock up your daily backstroke quota. And relaxation and pampering is really Alion’s big sell.
The Spa menu is a holistic gambol through hydration, relaxation and revitalisation that’s a little too tempting to skip – and scrubs, wraps and rituals add a touch more variety than the standard massages you’ll find in smaller spas. Yoga, sunset cocktails on Alion’s veranda and gourmet food served under sky lit stars puts this firmly on the best hotels in Ayia Napa list.
Adams Beach Hotel & Spa Deluxe Wing – Adults Only
If you’re keen to avoid the pitter patter of tiny toes splashing their way around the children’s pool at Adams Beach Hotel, book yourself into their Deluxe Wing. An adults-only haven of neutral tones, jacuzzi bath tubs and marble accents. Every. Little. Detail. has been thought through. From the in-room flowers to the addition of an adults only restaurant, your stay at the hotel can be a soothing, zen-filled respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Of course, as one of the few Ayia Napa hotels that can boast a Nissi Beach location, a stay here means you can add a DJ set into the mix. Perhaps a beach party or two along the way. There’s always the welcoming warmth of the spa’s floatation tanks to retreat to if Nissi Beach gets a little too… much.
If the privacy of the flotation tanks appeals, consider one of the Super Deluxe ground floor rooms in the Wing. They come with their own private pool and terrace for maximum privacy and relaxation. Though, the swim up bar in the main complex will always be there to tempt you…
Best For Families
Nissiblu Beach Resort
There’s more than one 5 star hotel making the most of the stunning views and central location Nissi Bay provides. Yes, the Nissiblu Beach Resort pairs luxury accommodation with gourmet dining to great effect, but it’s the seamless welcome for families that should really earn the hotel an extra star. A safe and shallow swimming pool is the perfect spot for toddlers taking their first paddle, while the onsite children’s club keeps little ones entertained through the day. Handy, especially if the siren call of the whirlpool in the wellness centre is calling your name. Two further pools – one outdoor, and a heated indoor pool – along with massage and manicure rooms compliment the hotel’s relaxation and pampering ethos.
And, when it comes to meal times, there’s no need to worry about fussy eaters shunning the delectable gourmet creations from the hotel chefs. The relaxed, buffet restaurant has a children’s buffet to pick and choose from. An all day bistro, a la carte restaurant and lounge bar add something a little more grown up to the mix too.
Olympic Lagoon Resort Ayia Napa
Put aside any thoughts and feelings you have on all-inclusive stays for a moment. Because the Olympic Lagoon Resort changes the game a little. Here, the days of non-branded beverages and lesser alternatives are gone. Instead, the hotel offers families access to limitless leisure, entertainment and luxury. Which will definitely have its appeal for anyone looking to keep a check on the budget in a 5 star location.
Set just behind Landa Beach – one of Ayia Napa’s calmer stretches of coast, the Olympic Lagoon has enough facilities to make you question ever leaving the grounds.
Themes are the order of the day, with everything from the bars and restaurants to the pools and musicals setting the scene for a fun-packed stay. The onsite mini waterpark perhaps has the greatest appeal. A lazy river, plunging waterfalls and the tropical setting provide plenty for scope for daydreaming and idling, while the waterslides keep guests of all ages entertained. Teen activities, soccer programmes and a ‘whole family’ approach to holidays put this at the top of the Ayia Napa’s hotels list for families with older children.
Best For a Party Scene
Callisto Holiday Village
With rooms and apartments just a twenty minute walk from Ayia Napa square – and a host of shops and restaurants nearby, the Callisto Holiday Village is close to Napa’s main attractions – but far enough away to experience a little down time when you’re not quite in the mood to party. Perched on a small beach, the resort is ideally placed for a day on the sands, with Sandy Bay and Katsarka Beach a short walk east or west. In the hotel grounds, two swimming pools provide a place to unwind before another big night on the strip. Or, if you want to keep the fun factor rolling through the day, the water games pool is the ideal place to put your beach volleyball game to the test and have a crack at water polo.
If the tennis courts, gym and sports court don’t appeal, there’s always the option to hit the massage tables. And, if you’re wondering how to fit all of that in, with littles ones in tow, there’s a kid’s club to keep young guests active too.
Senator Hotel Apartments – Adults Only
If proximity to Ayia Napa’s party scene is a top priority, take a peek at the Senator Hotel Apartments. This adult only complex is just a 10 minute walk from Ayia Napa’s square. But, perhaps more importantly, legendary bars and clubs are even closer. The Hungry Horse Tavern, Senior Frogs and the Carwash Club are just 5 minutes away. Despite the central location, you’re still close to the coast. Hopping in a taxi gets you to the party-packed shores of Nissi Beach in just 5 minutes. The three onsite freshwater swimming pools provide the ideal place to chill during the day – with DJ sets spinning in two pools for those that want to keep on dancing. Senators 3 star rating means facilities here are a little on the basic side – but fitness fans can skip over to the nearby World Gym for a workout.
Senator’s restaurants dish up classic breakfast buffet goodies and three course dinners. But, the nearby supermarket is handy for rustling up snacks in your apartment kitchen.