The Amanti Made For Two Hotel in Ayia Napa, Cyprus, a brand-new 5-star luxury retreat for couples only is the last word in convenience and luxury for a perfect, tranquil getaway and builds on its success with the original Amavi Made For Two Hotel in Paphos.
After the roaring success of the Amavi Made For Two Hotel in Paphos, western Cyprus, a similarly appointed resort was built by the Kanika Hotels and Resorts company at the other end of island in tourist haven Ayia Napa, in eastern Cyprus. This brand-spanking new hotel caters to discriminating couples seeking the ultimate in vacation luxury and privacy, and delivers as promised. Guests have five room types to choose from, including Deluxe Rooms, Junior Suites, Superior Rooms, Panoramic Suites, ad a Panoramic Honeymoon Suite.
The south-facing hotel and spa has already made its mark on the Ayia Napa skyline, with its high ceilings, rooftop dining options, and elegant courtyards all designed to capture the buildings’ southern exposure and rich, abundant light of Cyprus, and fit like a hand in glove to the surrounding topography. Five minutes’ walk and you’re at one of the best beaches in Cyprus.
Guests have compared the friendliness and luxury of the hotel favorably to that of the Hilton in Dubai or London, terming it the best place to stay in Cyprus. The beauty and tranquility of the resort’s two exterior pools were praised, as well as the excellent signature body treatments and massages at the spa.
Rooms fall into six categories, plus another two categories in a sub-section called Stylish Panoramic Suites which are a little larger and high end, and offer better views. Because the resort is about 400m from the sea, the first six categories offer only pool and garden views, whilst the two types of Stylish Panoramic Suites are high enough to offer an unobstructed view of the sea. In addition, a lot of the regular rooms allow a view of the sea in the distance, but the main view off the balcony is dominated by the pool or the garden, depending on the room type. Don’t let the distance from the sea deter you; the Amanti Made For Two rates consistently as one of the best hotels on the entire island. Plus, the pools are to die for.
Rooms offer all the standard amenities you could want, and then some. These include multi-functional room automation control panel, choice of luxury pocket spring mattress king-size bed (180X200cm) or 2 single beds (90x200cm) in some rooms, premium microfiber and feather pillows, daily turndown services, USB sockets, large armchair with footrest, balcony with lounge chairs, hair and makeup dressing table with hair dryer, safety deposit box, coffee, tea, and Nespresso makers (replenished daily), and much more.
Rooms have a stylish, minimalist feel, with full length windows in the bathrooms above ground level to allow for lots of natural light, and the entire south-facing wall of glass, with a glass slider leading to the balcony and fantastic views of Ayia Napa and beyond. Other rooms face landward and overlook the Cypriot countryside.
Deluxe Rooms come with three views, that of the pool, that of the gardens, or inland view. These are the standard rooms at Amanti Made for Two, which means there are more of these than any other category. There is a choice between King Size or Two Single beds. Deluxe Room inland view offers a nice panorama of the hills and houses of the Cypriot countryside, and the feeling that you are in a more remote, rural area.
At 30m2, Superior Rooms split the difference in size between the Deluxe Rooms and the Junior Suites. Two views are on offer here; pool garden view, and inland view. What’s nice about the Superior Rooms is that they’re situated on the corner of the building, giving you a massive corner balcony with extended, more panoramic views of both the meticulously cared-for gardens, and the pool, or, in the case of inland view, of Ayia Napa, and the open land outside the city limits. The corner location floods the room with bright sunlight, nature’s disinfectant.
Junior Suites offer more room, and your choice of pool view or garden view. They’re comfortably larger than the Deluxe Rooms. They have parquet flooring, and larger bathrooms with separate walk-in showers with rain shower heads. King size beds are the only option.
Stylish Panoramic Suites
These suites represent the ultimate in class and luxury at Amanti Made For Two. They offer the largest living space available. They give a much wider lens view of the resort grounds, the beautiful, scenic town of Ayia Napa, the coastline of southern Cyprus, and the open waters of the bright blue Aegean. If you desire the best of the best, then the Stylish Panoramic Suites are just the thing.
Panoramic Suites, Pool, Garden and Sea View on the penthouse floor give you the best views in the resort. The extended windows and floor to ceiling doors allow the light of the southern Med to pour in and illuminate every nook and cranny of the suite including the larger and better-appointed bathroom with its glass wall. Bathroom has separate tub ad walk-in rain shower, luxury bath tray filled with spa amenities, and a reading/tablet stand. You can soak up the sun in upholstered sun beds on the large veranda without leaving your suite. Enjoy the setting sun with drinks in hand on the veranda as the evening light declines, the sea darkens, and the lights of the town wink on one by one. The king size bed has extended height posters and side curtains for extra privacy. Sitting area features a sofa, lounge chairs, and coffee table.
Panoramic Honeymoon Suite
Panoramic Honeymoon Suite with its extra large balcony offers the largest space available in the resort, along with the best views. It’s position is the envy of the resort, the corner of the penthouse floor. The huge wrap-around corner veranda has a luxury hydro massage tub. Bathroom features a wider bathtub, separate walk-in rain shower, premium bath tray with spa amenities, replenished daily, and reading/tablet stand. Room décor is all soft gold tones and a pastel lavender light above the towel shelf. Whether you’re enjoying that once in a lifetime honeymoon experience, or celebrating a milestone anniversary, or seeking to rekindle that flame that burned so brightly, the Panoramic Honeymoon Suite offers an unforgettable, romantic, holiday experience.
Food and Drink
Amanti Made For Two Hotel, Ayia Napa offers no fewer than four top shelf signature restaurants for your dining pleasure, including the unforgettable night time panoramic views afforded from the rooftop restaurant options.
Ezaria takes its inspiration from the classic Greek “trapezaria,” or dining room. This brightly-lit, polished marble buffet-style eating space offers breakfast, lunch and dinner for both indoor and terrace dining. There’s an open kitchen so you can watch food prep as it takes place, an live-cooking theme nights featuring French, Italian, Mexican, Asian, and Indian cuisine.
The a la carte Immenso Restaurant sits proudly on the resort’s rooftop, occupying one of the highest vantages in the city, giving diners unforgettable, panoramic vistas of the town, and the sea, and the gorgeous Mediterranean sunset. Theodor Falser, Immenso’s Michelin-starred chef brings to you table creations gleaned from his worldwide travels in Asia and South America, combined with other, more local favourites such as grilled calamari.
Nocturne is the last word in indoor luxury. With its live piano music and quiet night club vibe, Nocturne offers you the best of creative Mediterranean cuisine which will elevate your dining experience to an entirely new level. Michelen-starred chef Theodor Falser has crafted a seven-course menu which will satisfy the most discriminating palate, augmented by a wide selection of premium wines. Vegan options are also available.
FortOLana occupies Amanti’s garden terrace, where you can enjoy views of Ayia Napa and dine amongst the finely-manicured greenery of the grounds. Enjoy contemporary Cypriot cuisine featuring locally-sourced vegetables. You’ll be delighted as your dining experience progresses from meze to main dishes to rich desserts. Vegan options are available.
Amanti Made For Two offers two premium bars, Selene (Moon) and The Lounge.
Selene is a classy bar with high ceilings and bar back decorated with colorful bottles, and projects a subdued décor, just as moonlight is subdued compared to sunlight. This cocktail bar and its terrace is open both during the day and night, and features signature cocktails crafted by its expert mixologists, with low-key musical accompaniment to add to its subtle and sophisticated atmosphere.
The Lounge can be found in the hotel’s lounge and extends into the garden courtyard. The Lounge is well-lit by natural sunlight through its ceiling to floor windows. Furniture is plush and richly upholstered, and an ideal place for cocktails, beers, and also for coffees or teas. Coffee comes in a Starbucks-rivaling variety, with blends from around the globe for your sipping pleasure.
Spa and Wellness
Special couples’ signature treatments are the hallmark of Amanti’s Evera Spa and Wellness center. Massages for couples include the Evera Signature Massage, designed to cater to the particular needs of our body and using a variety of aromatic oils, Deep Anti-Tension Massage with Massage Balls, which uses deep tissue, Swedish massage methods to release the tensions that go down to your bones, and the Relaxing Massage With Warm Sand Pouches. There are rituals such as the Cold Cream Body Ritual, designed to recover your skin’s health and elasticity, body treatments like the Pink Sand Scrub, and a variety of facial treatments designed to recover the healthy glow that your face had in its prime.
In addition to these signature treatments various beauty regimes are on offer, such as hair styling, epiliation through hot wax, make up, and nail care.
The Fitness Center has a whole range of free weights and exercise machines enabling you to tailor the kind of workout that benefits you best.
To avoid conflict and confusion, or having to get out early to save a spot, each guest is assigned his or her own sunbed at check-in. Pools offer complimentary signature services such as smoothies, fresh fruit, and cold wet towels. A Blue Flag beach is a five-minute walk downhill.
There are three pools to choose from. The Sapphire Infinity Pool has a clever arrangement of palms in planters around its perimeter, in the pool itself, as well as hydro massage areas, sunbeds, and a full range of cocktails and other beverages on order.
The smaller Evera Outdoor Pool, adjacent to the Sapphire Pool,has a tropical feel with its placement of plants and its twin waterfalls.
The Evera Indoor Pool is a tranquil indoor oasis with a floor to ceiling glass wall on one side and is part of the Evera Spa facilities. Relax at the poolside sunbeds or in the pool’s waters in any weather. It’s really a combination pool and lounge area, built for relaxing after your spa treatment or fitness room workout.
In the Area
Ayia Napa is a tourist’s dream; there are all kinds of things to do and see. You have a number of tours to choose from, such as the Blue Lagoon Cruise, which gives you a great view of the local coastline, along with a couple of one-our swimming stops with free use of masks and snorkels. There is the Caves Jeep Safari, which takes you to the interesting rock formations, forgotten churches, and an opportunity to swim at some of Cyprus’s more deserted beaches. There’s the Ghost Town Famagusta tour which explores the former haunt of the beautiful people during the 1960’s, where movie stars, royalty and other celebrities mingled before the war of 1974.
There’s the quaint Ayia Napa monastery, right in the center of town, part of which is excavated out of the living rock and dedicated to Our Lady of the Forests. Or you can take a lazy walk along Ayia Napa’s harbor, where fishing caiques dock during the daytime and there are cafes and restaurants galore to choose from. There is the Ayia Napa Sculpture Park, where you can peruse the works of 20 sculptors from around the globe. There are miles of hiking trails in the Cape Greco National Forest Park, which offers peace and quiet, beautiful views, and even bike trails. Nissi Beach is a short bus ride away, and features broad, white sand, crystal clear water, and abundant plant and bird life.
You can splash to your heart’s content at Ayia Napa’s Waterworld Themed Waterpark, where you can indulge in water slides, drive go-karts, or dine at a restaurant. Landa Beach offers a whole range of water sports, including surfing, scuba diving, and windsurfing.
For lively night life, visit Ayia Napa Square, in the heart of town, surrounded by restaurants and bars which stay open all night long.
There are lots of other things to do in the area, as well. The bottom line is that it’s impossible to exhaust the possibilities with just one stay at the Amanti Made For Two Hotel in Ayia Napa.
13 Melissiou, Ayia Napa 5330