Any globetrotter would most likely agree that travelling is unlike any other life experience. A world away from the daily grind, spending time abroad is food for the soul. And if you love discovering new locations, tastes, and traditions, then a hotel that respects the local culture of your destination country will no doubt make your heart sing. Although it’s often hard to find luxury accommodation that provides a real sense of place, the stunning MadeForTwo Hotels in Cyprus are a true exception, seamlessly combining extravagant holidays and an authentic taste of Cyprus culture. And as the island boasts one of the oldest civilizations in the Med – a colourful culture spanning a whopping 11.000 years – you’re bound to be astounded by the experience. Let us take you on a journey of discovery!
Cyprus food is an exotic blend of Greek and Middle Eastern cultures sprinkled with remnants of ancient civilisations. Not only is it delicious, but it’s also incredibly healthy, packed with all the benefits of a Mediterranean diet. After all, Cypriots take pride in cooking a wide array of vegetables and pulses with creative flair, topped with lashings of extra virgin olive oil. Zesty lemon also adds a tangy twist to fresh fish and therapeutic herbs bestow their intoxicating flavour on crisp salads. That’s not to forget the pride of joy of every local household, the world-famous halloumi cheese. A true hallmark of Cyprus culture, the firm cheese is usually made with either healthy goat or sheep milk. And unbeknown to many, it was first created in Cyprus during the Byzantine era, a whopping 1500 years ago.
At both our MadeForTwo couples-only havens in Ayia Napa and Paphos, you and your amore can indulge in a fine taste of the healthiest Cypriot fare. Most ingredients on the menu are sourced fresh from local producers; from juicy tomatoes to freshly picked olives and homegrown potatoes.
Breakfast at the Ezaria – reminiscent of a Greek dining room – is always a hearty affair. Just take your pick from a smorgasbord of local treats on offer. These include the beloved soutzoukos (made with thick boiled grape juice) and pastellaki (a crunchy sweet made with sesame seeds and peanuts). Cyprus theme nights at the Ezaria are also inspiring, providing a genuine taste of local cuisine, from starters to mains and on to dessert. Dinner at Fort-O-Lana – a Mediterranean-inspired outdoor terrace restaurant where Greek music rouses the senses – is equally tantalising. Prepare for a local feast in a breezy restaurant where each dish is artfully prepared. Be sure to try the toothsome tahini, inspired by an ancient recipe passed down through the generations. The delectable tavvas (baked in a traditional clay pot) is also a firm favourite.
Every inch of our MadeForTwo Hotels transports you to paradise. And every detail brings the outside in, enhancing the feeling of a Mediterranean getaway. Tuck into traditional delicacies in your room upon arrival. Walk arm in arm with your other half through airy and bright interiors adorned with artwork by the local painter, Savvas Georgiades. Relax in lush gardens framed by towering palms and dotted with shimmering silver-hued olive trees. The aromas of local flowers and plants, like the heady scent of jasmine, enhance the immersive Cyprus culture experience. Then dine al fresco under a blanket of stars before you retreat to your hotel bedroom. Here, touches of blue and white soothe your senses at the end of every romantic day.
Luxury travel does not mean sacrificing a true taste of local Cyprus culture. At Kanika Hotels & Resorts, we believe that travel and a sense of place should go hand in hand. Even if you choose to spend most of your loved-up days on the grounds of your MadeForTwo Hotel, you can make the most of experiences driven by the famous Cypriot hospitality, many reflecting the local environment and culture. And when you embark on the journey back home, you’ll carry once-in-a-lifetime experiences with you that cannot be described with words.
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Set on one of the most romantic beachfront spots on the island, famed for breathtaking sea and sunset views, this five-star couples-only getaway is a paradise of romance and relaxation Made For Two, where togetherness comes first.
Located in cosmopolitan Ayia Napa, this couples-only getaway is a paradise of romance and relaxation, striking a balance between sophisticated luxury and casual seaside fun, providing the absolute best, custom-designed services and experiences for couples.
The ultimate all-included five-star haven in the heart of Ayia Napa, renowned for its lush, landscaped gardens, beside the powdery sands of a Blue Flag beach. The resort combines the best of bespoke entertainment, leisure activities and luxury services.
A luxury all-included five-star retreat commanding a prime Blue Flag beachfront location in the centre of the historic town. The resort provides couples and families with an endless array of leisure facilities, customised services, and daily signature entertainment.
A luxurious hotel directly overlooking the golden sands of a Blue Flag beach and the Paphos harbour. Only mere steps from the beach, this pocket of paradise blends sophisticated accommodation, leisure facilities and superior gastronomy.