Embarque Travel Magazine - Issue 11

12 Columbia Beach Resort Cutting-edge luxury has stepped up a level at one of the Mediterranean’s top resorts W here once there was two now there is one! Indeed, the western corner of the beautiful, 2km long Pissouri Bay near Limassol in Cyprus is now home to a stunning 169-suite resort that builds on an award-winning formula by upgrading and absorbing the adjoining Columbia Beach Hotel. Spread over an impressive 75,000 m 2 , Columbia Beach Resort offers guests a variety of spacious suite categories stretching from the beachfront, back through its manicured gardens and around its pools. In addition there are four restaurants with a range of cuisines including gourmet Italian and Cypriot fusion (from Michelin-star- trained Executive Chef, Ioannis Giakoumidis) as well as a unique ‘Dine Around’ concept. Further enhancing these Sleep and Dine options is the award-winning Hébe Spa, the existing 80 metre infinity pool and a new, separate family pool. Families will no doubt also enjoy making good use of the revamped children’s club in collaboration with Worldwide Kids Company and the new dedicated crèche for infants.