Benaifer J. Mirza

Nothing compares to the calm that one can feel when in the company of the sun, sand, and sea. Even the mention of all these beautiful things is sure to transport you to a scenic island. Cyprus, for one.

Interestingly, Cyprus can offer you a whole lot of calm and peace not simply with its stunning locales, but also at the many spas and wellness centres that it boasts of. This beautiful island is becoming increasingly popular for the range of spa treats and retreats that it offers.

Today, tourists, as well as the local Cypriots, can enjoy an array of beauty treatments, holistic therapies, innovative medical treatments, and, in short, a complete sense of wellbeing in this island country. There are a number of factors that come together to make wellness such a worthwhile experience in Cyprus. The treatments here see a lot of influence from its neighbouring countries. For example, the influence of Greek therapies is obvious in the treatments offered here. Having said that, the spa and wellness centres in Cyprus also offer a lot of other treatments, such as Swedish and Thai, which are popular across the world.  

While some of the treatments offered in Cyprus can be found elsewhere, too, the atmosphere and a range of local wonders and treasures cannot be replicated or found anywhere else. For instance, the Ayii Anargyri Natural Healing Spa Resort in Miliou Village houses the mineral-rich sulphur waters of the Agia Anastasia spring. Then, the Potamonde Wellness Baths can be found at The Library Hotel and Wellness Resort in Kalavasos Village. Such natural gems can only be enjoyed when one is in Cyprus. Of course, all this, coupled with the exotic and healthy Mediterranean diet completes the entire experience of feeling truly refreshed and rejuvenated.

The other really interesting destinations are the Marrakech Spa in Ayia Napa, which is the first-ever Moroccan hammam in Cyprus; the Serenity Spa at St. Raphael Resort in Limassol, which offers some of the best ancient as well as modern treatments; and the Watsu underwater massage at the Le Meridien Limassol Spa & Resort is also very interesting.  

While Cyprus is known for its Baths of Aphrodite and for blessing the dream of eternal youth to all those who bathe there, sadly, you’re not allowed to take that plunge. But, your next best option is the many world-class spas and wellness centres there. Now, that shouldn’t be that bad a deal!