Group Travel Editor & Theatre Correspondent
1:00 AM 30th September 2023
Sunny Cyprus To Blow Away The Autumn Chills?
Ever considered Cyprus as a late-summer/autumn destination? With temperatures still high enough for sunbathing and the sea still warm, it's a great short-haul destination for those who want sun and stuff to do!
With milder temperatures, fewer tourists, and nature at its vibrant best, October offers a unique opportunity to explore the island’s history, culture and natural beauty whilst still being able to enjoy some late summer sun.
Cyprus remains warm and sunny with temperatures into the mid-to-high 20s throughout October, whilst the sea retains its warmth after months of hot summer sun, so you can still swim, although lower than normal temperatures are still great for sightseeing.
The new 5* Cap St Georges Hotel & Resort, is somewhere to consider as a base from which to relax and explore the area.
With its 202 rooms and suites, many with private infinity pools, and a range of plush private villas, Cap St Georges is ideal for poolside sunbathing and perfectly located for exploring the locality with a private beach to boot.
What to do in the local area:
Paphos is home to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Archaeological Park, where you can explore ancient Roman villas with beautifully preserved mosaics, the captivating Tombs of the Kings, and the ancient Odeon amphitheatre.
Stroll through the picturesque streets of villages like Omodos and Lofou, where you can savour traditional Cypriot cuisine and sample local wine.
Discover the Akamas Peninsula, where you can hike amongst breathtaking landscapes including the Akamas Gorge and Baths of Aphrodite.
Take a boat trip from Latchi Harbour to explore the stunning Blue Lagoon, where the crystal clear waters are ideal for a leisurely swim, and the hidden sea caves along the coast. You might even swim alongside a turtle!
Akamas is home to unique flora and fauna, including rare orchids and the elusive Mediterranean monk seal. Birdwatchers will also be delighted by the variety of species that pass through the region during migration. Lara Bay is the most famous turtle-watching spot in Cyprus, and there’s even a Turtle Museum that recently opened in Innia, near Paphos.
Back at the hotel:
Pool & Spa Time: Amongst its extensive facilities, the hotel features a 130m beach cove, the Thalassa Olympic outdoor pool and sundeck, with a further two family friendly pools.
The exceptional 2,585m2 Cleopatra Spa is using Valmont and Cinq Mondes products, featuring a spacious indoor pool and cold plunge pools, thermal saunas, steam rooms, and aromatherapy experience showers, plus eight treatment rooms, and a signature Rasul mud treatment chambers.
If you’re partial to more of an adventure, there’s a whole myriad of things to do from enjoying a tennis lesson, horse riding with the hotel’s own ranch...
...a fully equipped gym and reformer pilates suite, beach volleyball, padel and basketball courts, or spend a day aboard the hotel's private yacht for the ultimate experience!
Sip & Dine:
From authentic local Cypriot cuisine, to Italian dishes and a Japanese teppanyaki restaurant, Cap St George offers something for all tastes.
For that evening tipple, head to the Chroma Lounge & Lobby bar with its 180 degree sea views. The Nero Marquina marble bar and show stopping Lasvit chandelier set the scene for a very special evening, topped off with nightly entertainment played on an elevated grand piano.
*Room rates start from EUR 542 per night B&B (based on two people sharing). Details: www.capstgeorges.com